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Reading 1-1 Hull City: Out-of-form Championship sides draw

Jordan Obita scores for Reading against Hull
Jordan Obita netted his second Championship goal of the season to give Reading the lead

Reading and Hull were unable to end their respective waits for a Championship victory after cancelling each other out in a 1-1 draw.

Jordan Obita had put the hosts ahead early in the second half, finishing from a narrow angle, but substitute Mallik Wilks levelled for Hull in the closing stages.

Reading are now without a win in six league games while Hull are winless in five but did manage to halt a run of four successive defeats.

Both sides last tasted victory in the Championship on New Year's Day and are separated by just one point in mid-table, with Hull 14th and Reading 16th.

The game failed to maintain its lively early tempo when Hull had a couple of glorious chances to take the lead.

Reading goalkeeper Rafael tipped an early Marcus Maddison shot on to the post and then Tom Eaves had his follow-up effort blocked by Liam Moore.

Jackson Irvine then went narrowly wide with a shot from the edge of the area for the visitors.

The hosts threatened too but Sam Baldock miscued a shot into the side-netting while Ovie Ejaria was denied by a George Long save after his fine solo run on the stroke of the interval.

But after Obita's goal nudged Reading ahead, they failed to kick on and Hull got their leveller when Wilks latched on to Keane Lewis-Potter's low cross and his effort took a huge deflection to loop it into an empty net.

Reading manager Mark Bowen told BBC Radio Berkshire:

"We got our noses in front, I don't know if it was deserved or not, but I think we were off it from the start.

"We looked a little jaded and tired throughout and I'm not too sure what that was down to.

"The qualities that we've shown in the past were lacking. Our passing as a team and individually, was way off what we can do.

"We've got to be more in control of the ball and the build-up play and we need to get back to it as we've got a big game at home again here on Wednesday against the league leaders (West Brom)".

Hull City manager Grant McCann told BBC Radio Humberside:

"I thought first half we were in control of what we were trying to do and the game plan worked well.

"We should've gone 1-0 up early on and we had a few other chances. But teams will have a spell against you in the Championship, especially when you're away from home.

"Reading came out stronger in the second half but the response from the boys was good. We kept believing and pushing.

"All in all, it was probably a fair result in the end. To come away from here with a point, is a good outcome for us."



Formation 3-5-2

  • 33Cabral Barbosa
  • 6Moore
  • 4Morrison
  • 24Blackett
  • 2GunterSubstituted forAraruna Hoffmannat 27'minutes
  • 10Swift
  • 29Tuncará Gomes
  • 14Ejaria
  • 11ObitaSubstituted forRichardsat 61'minutes
  • 19Meite
  • 9BaldockSubstituted forAlukoat 68'minutesBooked at 85mins


  • 1Walker
  • 8Rinomhota
  • 20Araruna Hoffmann
  • 23Aluko
  • 26Adam
  • 27Richards
  • 47Puscas


Formation 4-5-1

  • 1Long
  • 16McKenzie
  • 2LichajSubstituted forWilksat 70'minutes
  • 17McLoughlinBooked at 71mins
  • 26Elder
  • 11Maddison
  • 37Da Silva LopesBooked at 48mins
  • 8BattySubstituted forMagennisat 61'minutes
  • 18Honeyman
  • 36IrvineBooked at 88mins
  • 9EavesSubstituted forLewis-Potterat 76'minutes


  • 13Ingram
  • 23Kingsley
  • 27Magennis
  • 31Lewis-Potter
  • 38Bonds
  • 43Wilks
  • 45Smith
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Match Stats

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  1. Post update

    Match ends, Reading 1, Hull City 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Reading 1, Hull City 1.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Liam Moore.

  4. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Marcus Maddison (Hull City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by George Honeyman.

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Yakou Meite (Reading) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Omar Richards with a cross.

  6. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Sone Aluko (Reading) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by John Swift.

  7. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Omar Richards (Reading) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Tyler Blackett.

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. John Swift (Reading) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  9. Booking

    Jackson Irvine (Hull City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  10. Post update

    Felipe Araruna (Reading) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Jackson Irvine (Hull City).

  12. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Keane Lewis-Potter (Hull City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Marcus Maddison.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Josh Magennis (Hull City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Callum Elder.

  14. Booking

    Sone Aluko (Reading) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Sone Aluko (Reading).

  16. Post update

    George Honeyman (Hull City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. George Honeyman (Hull City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Tyler Blackett (Reading).

  19. Post update

    Josh Magennis (Hull City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  20. Goal!

    Goal! Reading 1, Hull City 1. Mallik Wilks (Hull City) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Keane Lewis-Potter.