The FA Cup - Third Round - Replay
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Reading 5-2 Huddersfield Town

Matej Vydra scored a hat-trick as Reading fought from two goals down to defeat 10-man Huddersfield Town and reach the FA Cup fourth round.

Jamie Paterson fired in to put the Terriers ahead before Tommy Smith made it 2-0 with an angled drive.

Jon Hogg then saw red when he brought down Vydra, and Lucas Piazon scored from the resulting 20-yard free-kick.

Vydra finished off a great counter and added two more from close range before Alex Fernandez's late long-range fifth.

Watch all of Tuesday's FA Cup replay goals

Czech forward Vydra - on loan from Watford - was also denied by goalkeeper Joe Murphy, who made a superb one-handed save, and Danny Williams also went close for the Royals with a strike that whistled inches past the post.

Reading will now host League One high-flyers Walsall on Saturday, 30 January.

Reading manager Brian McDermott: "In this day and age people get so carried away. You don't get carried away with a 5-2 win or a 1-0 loss. We need to enjoy watching our team again.

"I was calm at half time. I said we need to use the spare man, pass the ball, keep the ball, and opportunities will arise. They got behind the ball and we did what we had to do."

Huddersfield manager David Wagner: "The red card totally changed the game. We were excellent at 11 against 11 and bad afterwards.

"Before the red card you could see how well the team played without the pressure of the table. But we have to accept it. Next time we drop to 10 men, we will be better."

The stats you need to know

  • Huddersfield's Paterson has scored in each of his three appearances against Reading this season
  • Smith scored his first ever goal for Huddersfield
  • Vydra scored four goals in their FA Cup tie with Huddersfield (one in the first game, three on Tuesday) - more than he managed in 19 league games this season (2)

Line-ups

Reading

  • 26Al Habsi
  • 2Gunter
  • 15Ferdinand
  • 35Cooper
  • 3Taylor
  • 12McClearySubstituted forJohnat 43'minutes
  • 6Norwood
  • 17PiazonSubstituted forFernández Iglesiasat 79'minutes
  • 23Williams
  • 7VydraSubstituted forat 90+2'minutes
  • 9Robson-Kanu

Substitutes

  • 1Bond
  • 10
  • 19Fernández Iglesias
  • 20John
  • 21Quinn
  • 31Cox
  • 34Keown

Huddersfield

  • 13Murphy
  • 2Smith
  • 5Hudson
  • 33Lynch
  • 3Davidson
  • 16Huws
  • 22DempseySubstituted forMillerat 77'minutes
  • 6HoggBooked at 27mins
  • 8Paterson
  • 21Wells
  • 18LolleySubstituted forWhiteheadat 28'minutesSubstituted forCranieat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Whitehead
  • 11Miller
  • 14Cranie
  • 15Husband
  • 19Holmes
  • 26Allinson
  • 36Bojaj
Referee:
Oliver Langford
Attendance:
8,119

Match Stats

Home TeamReadingAway TeamHuddersfield
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home15
Away5
Shots on Target
Home10
Away3
Corners
Home7
Away4
Fouls
Home6
Away7

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Reading 5, Huddersfield Town 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Reading 5, Huddersfield Town 2.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! Reading 5, Huddersfield Town 2. Álex Fernández (Reading) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner.

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, Reading. Orlando Sá replaces Matej Vydra.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Reading. Conceded by Joel Lynch.

  6. Goal!

    Goal! Reading 4, Huddersfield Town 2. Matej Vydra (Reading) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Oliver Norwood.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Reading. Conceded by Jason Davidson.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Reading. Conceded by Joe Murphy.

  9. Post update

    Attempt saved. Hal Robson-Kanu (Reading) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  10. Post update

    Anton Ferdinand (Reading) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Ishmael Miller (Huddersfield Town).

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Chris Gunter (Reading) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Oliver Norwood (Reading).

  14. Post update

    Ishmael Miller (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Danny Williams (Reading) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Reading. Conceded by Jason Davidson.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Hal Robson-Kanu (Reading).

  18. Post update

    Jason Davidson (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Reading. Álex Fernández replaces Lucas Piazon.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Reading. Conceded by Mark Hudson.