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Owen Phillips

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  1. Until next time...

    FT: Reading 1-0 QPR

    That's all from a manic round of Boxing Day action in the EFL.

    We look forward to meeting again on Sunday, for the next round of EFL fixtures.

    Go well.

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    FT: Reading 1-0 QPR

    Reading midfielder Charlie Adam told Sky Sports:

    "It was a great strike and there are probably only three or four players in this league who have the ability to do that.

    "We see it in training, he's a wonderful talent and we're lucky to have him. Hopefully he can keep producing until the end of the season.

    "We're delighted with another clean sheet and we move up the league. We keep going and try to win as many games as possible."

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    FT: Reading 1-0 QPR

    Reading matchwinner John Swift told Sky Sports:

    "It's definitely up there with one of the best I've hit in my career.

    "You only score two or three of those in your career and luckily it's come tonight.

    "Sitting on then bench for the last 10 minutes was agonising but the lads put the work in and ended up getting a good three points."

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    FT: Reading 1-0 QPR

    That victory lifts Reading to 15th in the Championship table, one place and three points behind tonight's opponents.

    Let's get some reaction to the Royals' win.


    Reading 1-0 QPR

    Reading celebrate

    It's all over after a breathless second half.

    What a goal by John Swift to settle the match. Reading take the points.

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    Reading 1-0 QPR

    A late late corner sees QPR keeper Joe Lumley come up, but the ball drifts away for a goal kick.

    That should be time.

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    Reading 1-0 QPR

    QPR are piling forward in the four minutes of added time.

    Replays show the Reading keeper Rafael just threw himself in the way of that Hugill effort by the way It smashed into his head, but the end result is the same.

    Is there one more chance for QPR?


    Reading 1-0 QPR

    That is a truly spectacular reaction same from Rafael to keep Reading ahead. He somehow blocks Jordan Hugill's close-range shot from Todd Kane's right-wing across


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    Reading 1-0 QPR

    QPR have to build from the back. They have a goal kick but work it well and a flowing move ends with Liam Moore having to concede a corner.

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    Reading 1-0 QPR

    The on-loan Torino forward Lucas Boye has a chance for Reading seconds after coming on but is off target.

    That would have settled the home nerves.

    There are two minutes plus injury time to play.


    Reading 1-0 QPR

    And Reading make two changes in quick succession.

    John Swift and Ovie Ejaria make way for Michael Olise and Lucas Boye.


    Reading 1-0 QPR

    Bright Osayi-Samuel comes off for QPR and is replaced by Nahki Wells. An out-and-out striker for Rangers as they search for a leveller.

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    Reading 1-0 QPR

    The only goal we have witnessed so far was special.

    Will John Swift's strike prove to be the winner? There are eight minutes of normal time to play.

    John Swift scores for Reading
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    Reading 1-0 QPR

    Reading have a corner. Can they settle this?

    The answer is no Joe Lumley catches cleanly and sets QPR on the attack.


    Reading 1-0 QPR

    Ilias Chair hits the woodwork for QPR

    So, so close to the QPR equaliser. How unlucky.

    Ilias Chair hits the post with a stunning curling strike strike and then Rafael makes a stunning save to deny Jordan Hugill on the follow-up.

    Jordan Hugill

    Reading 1-0 QPR

    Charlie Adam's work is done. The veteran Scot makes way for Andy Rinomhota.

    He's had a fine game and deserves the appreciation from the home crowd.

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    Reading 1-0 QPR

    But Eberechi Eze cannot control his free-kick. It's high and wide.

    As you were.


    Reading 1-0 QPR

    Eberechi Eze's trickery earns QPR a free-kick on the edge of the Reading box.

    Chris Gunter was taking no chances and goes into book for tugging back his man.

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    Reading 1-0 QPR

    Bright Osayi-Samuel has covered plenty of ground, and the QPR winger steams froward once again on the right, showing a few signs of frustration as he is crowded out by a watchful Tyler Blackett.


    Reading 1-0 QPR

    Some housekeeping. QPR have just made their second change. Marc Pugh and Geoff Cameron have made way for Ilias Chair and Matt Smith