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Reading 2-1 Nottingham Forest

Matej Vydra celebrates scoring
Reading have now won back-to-back games in the Championship

Reading extended their unbeaten home run in the Championship to eight matches as they came from behind to beat struggling Nottingham Forest.

Ben Osborn put Forest ahead against the run of play, beating Ali Al-Habsi after being put through by Henri Lansbury.

The hosts dominated in the second half and, seven minutes after coming on, substitute Matej Vydra deflected home Oliver Norwood's long-range effort.

Reading secured victory thanks to a fierce 20-yard strike from Norwood.

Despite claiming a first league win in four league games against Forest, the Royals remain 13th in the table.

Forest have lost eight of their past 10 games, and taken only one point from four matches since Paul Williams replaced Dougie Freedman as manager.

Beaten 3-0 by Brentford on Saturday, they are 17th in the table, nine points above the relegation zone with six games remaining.

Line-ups

Reading

Formation 4-1-2-1-2

  • 26Al Habsi
  • 2Gunter
  • 5McShane
  • 35Cooper
  • 11Obita
  • 6Norwood
  • 23Williams
  • 21Quinn
  • 17PiazonSubstituted forJohnat 61'minutes
  • 29Kermorgant
  • 31CoxSubstituted forVydraat 61'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Bond
  • 3Taylor
  • 4Evans
  • 7Vydra
  • 8Hector
  • 15Ferdinand
  • 20John

Nottm Forest

Formation 4-5-1

  • 1de Vries
  • 22GardnerBooked at 32mins
  • 5Mills
  • 6WilsonSubstituted forFoxat 32'minutes
  • 3Jokic
  • 35BurkeSubstituted forWardat 68'minutes
  • 8Cohen
  • 10LansburySubstituted forTescheat 74'minutes
  • 24Vaughan
  • 38Osborn
  • 23Blackstock

Substitutes

  • 13Fox
  • 18Macheda
  • 19Ward
  • 26Evtimov
  • 29O'Grady
  • 32Tesche
  • 37Grant
Referee:
Dean Whitestone
Attendance:
15,678

Match Stats

Home TeamReadingAway TeamNottm Forest
Possession
Home63%
Away37%
Shots
Home27
Away6
Shots on Target
Home7
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away2
Fouls
Home6
Away15

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Reading 2, Nottingham Forest 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Reading 2, Nottingham Forest 1.

  3. Post update

    Matej Vydra (Reading) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Bojan Jokic (Nottingham Forest).

  5. Post update

    Danny Williams (Reading) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  6. Post update

    Foul by David Vaughan (Nottingham Forest).

  7. Post update

    Jake Cooper (Reading) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Jamie Ward (Nottingham Forest).

  9. Post update

    Offside, Reading. Yann Kermorgant tries a through ball, but Matej Vydra is caught offside.

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ben Osborn (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Chris Cohen.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Chris Cohen (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Robert Tesche.

  12. Post update

    Matej Vydra (Reading) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Bojan Jokic (Nottingham Forest).

  14. Post update

    Offside, Reading. Yann Kermorgant tries a through ball, but Matej Vydra is caught offside.

  15. Goal!

    Goal! Reading 2, Nottingham Forest 1. Oliver Norwood (Reading) right footed shot from outside the box to the centre of the goal.

  16. Post update

    Paul McShane (Reading) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Dexter Blackstock (Nottingham Forest).

  18. Post update

    Paul McShane (Reading) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Ben Osborn (Nottingham Forest).

  20. Post update

    Yann Kermorgant (Reading) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burnley402114563333077
2Middlesbrough39237954252976
3Brighton402015556381875
4Hull392091054272769
5Sheff Wed401814859372268
6Derby401813956371967
7Cardiff40161595142963
8Ipswich401612124644260
9Birmingham391511134339456
10Preston401414123938156
11QPR401216125047352
12Wolves401313144852-452
13Reading391312144544151
14Brentford39147185460-649
15Leeds391115133948-948
16Blackburn401113163940-146
17Nottm Forest401113163541-646
18Huddersfield40129195257-545
19Fulham401014166166-544
20Bristol City401111184163-2244
21Rotherham40127214764-1743
22MK Dons40910213455-2137
23Charlton40812203670-3436
24Bolton40414223772-3526
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