EFL Cup - First Round
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Reading 3-1 Newport County

Reading v Newport
Reading's Nick Blackman is congratulated after scoring his team's second goal against Newport

Reading coasted into the second round of the Capital One Cup at the expense of Newport County.

Former Fulham man Pavel Pogrebnyak sprung the offside trap and dinked a delicate chip over County goalkeeper Lenny Pidgeley to open the scoring.

Striker Nick Blackman doubled the lead for the Championship side with a solo effort before Shaun Jeffers' header gave League Two Newport hope.

Seconds after coming on for his debut striker Craig Tanner made it 3-1.

Newport County manager Justin Edinburgh told BBC Radio Wales:

"I thought we needed a reaction after our performance on Saturday and certainly got that from the players.

"I thought from start to finish we gave a good account of ourselves and ran Reading hard.

"We had nothing to lose second half and I felt we deserved the goal that we got at the end."

Line-ups

Reading

Formation 4-4-2

  • 20McCarthy
  • 2Gunter
  • 24Cummings
  • 25TaylorSubstituted forAkpanat 67'minutes
  • 6Morrison
  • 5Pearce
  • 10CoxBooked at 53minsSubstituted forEdwardsat 80'minutes
  • 11Obita
  • 7Pogrebnyak
  • 22BlackmanSubstituted forTannerat 90'minutes
  • 15HectorBooked at 78mins

Substitutes

  • 16Akpan
  • 17Edwards
  • 18Tshibola
  • 27Tanner
  • 28Kuhl
  • 31Andersen
  • 35Cooper

Newport

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Pidgeley
  • 2JacksonBooked at 64mins
  • 3FeelyBooked at 44mins
  • 12Willmott
  • 5Jones
  • 6Yakubu
  • 7Chapman
  • 33Byrne
  • 10O'ConnorSubstituted forJolleyat 71'minutes
  • 9HoweSubstituted forJeffersat 79'minutes
  • 18KlukowskiSubstituted forMinshullat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Minshull
  • 14Jeffers
  • 16Hughes
  • 17Flynn
  • 22Thomas
  • 23Jolley
  • 24Parker
Referee:
James Linington
Attendance:
6,459

Match Stats

Home TeamReadingAway TeamNewport
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home9
Away7
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away2
Fouls
Home14
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Reading 3, Newport County 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Reading 3, Newport County 1.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! Reading 3, Newport County 1. Craig Tanner (Reading) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

  4. Goal!

    Goal! Reading 2, Newport County 1. Shaun Jeffers (Newport County) header from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Robbie Willmott with a cross following a corner.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Chris Gunter.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Shaun Jeffers (Newport County).

  7. Post update

    Sean Morrison (Reading) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Reading. Craig Tanner replaces Nick Blackman because of an injury.

  9. Goal!

    Goal! Reading 2, Newport County 0. Nick Blackman (Reading) left footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom right corner.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Shaun Jeffers (Newport County).

  11. Post update

    Shaun Cummings (Reading) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Ismail Yakubu (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Jordan Obita (Reading).

  14. Post update

    Shaun Jeffers (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Alex Pearce (Reading).

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Hope Akpan (Reading) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is too high.

  17. Post update

    Hand ball by Shaun Jeffers (Newport County).

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Reading. Ryan Edwards replaces Simon Cox.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Newport County. Shaun Jeffers replaces Rene Howe.

  20. Booking

    Michael Hector (Reading) is shown the yellow card.