EFL Cup - First Round
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Colchester United 0-1 Reading

Championship side Reading edged through to the League Cup second round with an extra-time win over League One outfit Colchester.

Chris Gunter scored the winning goal with 115 minutes played, slotting in after Oliver Norwood's pass.

Nick Blackman was denied superbly at point-blank range by Colchester goalkeeper Sam Walker early on.

And Reading keeper Ali Al-Habsi denied Alex Gilbey in extra time, before Gunter's late winner.

Line-ups

Colchester

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1WalkerSubstituted forParishat 59'minutes
  • 24Brindley
  • 18Eastman
  • 5Wynter
  • 3BriggsBooked at 76mins
  • 8Gilbey
  • 4Edwards
  • 21Sembie-Ferris
  • 10MoncurSubstituted forSzmodicsat 75'minutes
  • 11MasseySubstituted forWrightat 68'minutes
  • 19Bonne

Substitutes

  • 7Wright
  • 15Kent
  • 17Szmodics
  • 22Vincent-Young
  • 28Ambrose
  • 30Holman
  • 33Parish

Reading

Formation 4-4-2

  • 26Al Habsi
  • 2Gunter
  • 5McShane
  • 15Ferdinand
  • 3TaylorBooked at 90mins
  • 9Robson-KanuBooked at 38minsSubstituted forSamuelat 82'minutesSubstituted forTshibolaat 96'minutes
  • 23Williams
  • 6Norwood
  • 21Quinn
  • 22Blackman
  • 10Substituted forCoxat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Bond
  • 8Hector
  • 11Obita
  • 18Tshibola
  • 30Samuel
  • 31Cox
  • 37Stacey
Referee:
Darren Drysdale
Attendance:
2,706

Match Stats

Home TeamColchesterAway TeamReading
Possession
Home42%
Away58%
Shots
Home3
Away11
Shots on Target
Home2
Away5
Corners
Home7
Away9
Fouls
Home17
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Colchester United 0, Reading 1.

  2. Post update

    Second Half Extra Time ends, Colchester United 0, Reading 1.

  3. Post update

    Joe Edwards (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Nick Blackman (Reading).

  5. Post update

    Drey Wright (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Oliver Norwood (Reading).

  7. Post update

    Foul by Tom Eastman (Colchester United).

  8. Post update

    Nick Blackman (Reading) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  9. Goal!

    Goal! Colchester United 0, Reading 1. Chris Gunter (Reading) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Oliver Norwood.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Sammie Szmodics (Colchester United).

  11. Post update

    Oliver Norwood (Reading) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Drey Wright (Colchester United).

  13. Post update

    Simon Cox (Reading) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  14. Post update

    Nick Blackman (Reading) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Alex Wynter (Colchester United).

  16. Post update

    Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Ali Al Habsi.

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Alex Gilbey (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

  18. Post update

    Alex Gilbey (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Daniel Williams (Reading).

  20. Post update

    Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Andrew Taylor.