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Watford 2-0 Reading: Ismaila Sarr scores brace as Watford close gap on Norwich to five points
ADAM SHERGOLD AT VICARAGE ROAD: Time after time this season, classy Ismaila Sarr has proved the match-winner for Watford. The Senegal winger has the measure of most opposition defences.

Championship facing 'financial armageddon' after TEN clubs placed under transfer embargo last month
EXCLUSIVE BY MIKE KEEGAN: Sportsmail can reveal that almost half of the league was subject to a registration ban which has led to claims the integrity of the competition has been undermined.

THE CHAMPIONSHIP, RESULTS - Swansea lose fourth straight game
The Championship is heading into its run in coming out of the international break yet nothing has been decided at either end of the table. Follow Easter Monday's 3pm action here.

Barnsley 1-1 Reading: Alex Mowatt penalty hands hosts vital point in battle for play-offs
RICHARD GIBSON AT OAKWELL: Lucas Joao's goals have fuelled Reading's promotion push but it will be for his miss of the season that he will be remembered if they miss out on the play-off places.

The Championship is BACK and the run-in is set to be as bonkers as ever
MATT BARLOW: Norwich and Watford, with their deep squads and the luxury of parachute payments at a time when the gates are closed and money is tight, appear strong at the top.

The EFL state of play ahead of the crucial Easter weekend
With a packed schedule in the Championship, League One and League Two this weekend, the promotion, play-off and relegation pictures could well be much clearer afterwards.

Ranking the six favourites to win promotion to The Promised Land

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Five talented Championship players who will be on the radar of Premier League clubs

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Bayern Munich ‘in talks’ to sign Reading left-back Richards

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Five of the best New Year’s Day games in Premier League history

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Five of the worst cases of ‘Second Season Syndrome’ in Premier League history

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Does Bale make the list? Ranking the five players with longest gaps between PL goals

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Reading vs Cardiff City prediction, preview, team news and more | EFL Championship 2020-21

Watford vs Reading prediction, preview, team news and more | EFL Championship 2020-21 

Reading vs Derby County prediction, preview, team news and more | EFL Championship 2020-21

Barnsley vs Reading prediction, preview, team news and more | EFL Championship 2020-21

Reading vs QPR prediction, preview, team news and more | EFL Championship 2020-21 

Birmingham City vs Reading prediction, preview, team news and more | EFL Championship 2020-21 

Leicester re-signing this 19-year-old talented starlet would be a good long-term move

Why Leicester City re-signing Liam Moore would be a smart move Towards the end of October, a report from TeamTalk (h/t Leicestershire Live) had claimed that Leicester City were interested in bringing former academy graduate Liam Moore back to the King Power stadium after his impressive start to the campaign at Reading.  As per the […] More

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Crystal Palace beating West Ham to sign this 22-year-old Championship ace would be fantastic

Why Crystal Palace should beat West Ham to sign Omar Richards According to the Reading Chronicle, Reading have opened the door for Crystal Palace and West Ham to step up their pursuit of in-demand left-back Omar Richards.  The 22-year-old has been heavily linked with a move to the top-flight and it has been claimed that […] More

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Crystal Palace signing this 22-year-old English starlet on the cheap would be a smart coup

Why Crystal Palace should target Omar Richards in January According to Berkshire Live, Crystal Palace target Omar Richards could be handed a new contract at Reading. The Eagles were interested in the Championship left-back in the summer but bids were knocked back by Reading. The player’s contract is up at the end of the season […] More

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Sheffield United would be quite smart to revisit their interest in this 24-year-old African attacking ace

Why Sheffield United should reignite their interest in Yakou Meite Towards the end of August, a report from the Daily Mail had claimed that Sheffield United were interested in signing Ivorian international striker Yakou Meite from Reading. However, the 24-year-old ended up staying put at his current club and has continued to fire on all […] More

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Liverpool interested in highly-rated 18-year-old lower league starlet – A bright investment?

Liverpool tracking Michael Olise – Do they need him? According to Teamtalk (h/t ESPN), Liverpool are the latest club to show an interest in Reading starlet Michael Olise. The youngster has been a subject of interest from various other clubs in England such as Arsenal, Manchester City, Leeds United and Everton. There has also been some […] More

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Newcastle signing this 27-year-old Championship star would be a great boost to their leaky backline

Why Newcastle United should try and win the race for Liam Moore According to TeamTalk (h/t Berkshire Live), Newcastle United are among a raft of Premier League clubs chasing Reading FC centre-back Liam Moore. The 27-year-old has also attracted interest from top-flight rivals West Ham and Leicester City, while Southampton, Crystal Palace, and Wolves are […] More

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  • Fri, 09 Apr 2021 21:26:12 +0000: Sarr’s quickfire double against Reading takes Watford closer to Premier League - Reading | The Guardian

    Watford moved a step closer to an instant Premier League return after two goals in as many first-half minutes from Ismaïla Sarr earned a 2-0 win at home to Reading. Xisco, the Watford manager, saw his side move to within five points of leaders Norwich as well as establishing a 12-point lead over third-place Brentford, who have two games in hand including Saturday’s visit to Preston.

    Related: Rangers join Swansea’s social media boycott over online abuse

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  • Mon, 05 Apr 2021 18:36:17 +0000: Championship roundup: Warnock says Watford will walk promotion after Boro draw - Reading | The Guardian
    • Hornets claim a point after conceding late goal from Bolasie
    • Wycombe boost slim survival hopes with win over Rotherham

    Neil Warnock tipped Watford to join Norwich in the Premier League next season after watching his Middlesbrough side claim a point in their lunchtime Championship clash at the Riverside Stadium.

    Related: David Raya caught out as Huddersfield draw dents Brentford's promotion push

    League One leaders Hull extended their advantage to three points with a 3-0 home win over Northampton as promotion rivals Peterborough and Sunderland drew 1-1 at London Road.

    Related: Long overdue barriers broken down as Rebecca Welch makes EFL debut

    Tranmere earned a draw at home to League Two leaders Cambridge, a point that moves them into the top three after Bolton's 14-game unbeaten run was ended by Newport County.

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  • Wed, 17 Mar 2021 22:41:26 +0000: Championship roundup: Norwich beat Forest but Farke calls for focus - Reading | The Guardian
    • Canaries extend lead over Watford at top of Championship
    • Barnsley see off Wycombe 3-1; Bowyer’s Birmingham win

    Norwich maintained their stranglehold at the top of the Championship with a comfortable 2-0 win at Nottingham Forest. Teemu Pukki scored his 22nd league goal of the season and Kieran Dowell added a second before half-time as the Canaries broke a club record with their ninth consecutive league win.

    Daniel Farke’s side extended their lead over second-placed Watford to 10 points with 10 games remaining, but the manager has asked his players to remain focused.

    Related: 'Staring at the abyss': Birmingham City's tale of endless turmoil

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  • Wed, 10 Mar 2021 08:00:19 +0000: 'We've surprised ourselves': Paunovic puts top flight in Reading's sights | Ben Fisher - Reading | The Guardian

    Reading’s Michael Morrison reflects on how a coach players had to Google on his arrival has made a youthful squad contenders

    When Veljko Paunovic took the reins at Reading a week before the first game of the season, a flawless start seemed unlikely. It was a messy induction – players flew to the Algarve to meet their new manager straight after a pre-season defeat against Tottenham – and before their first competitive match Paunovic, unable to attend because of quarantine measures, gave his pre-match team talk via Zoom.

    “It was a crazy, chaotic week that turned out really well,” says the defender Michael Morrison. “Any manager would say they would have liked longer to prepare but our start to the season was incredible.”

    Related: Reading put faith in academy talent to leave miserable year behind them | Ben Fisher

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  • Sat, 27 Feb 2021 17:26:59 +0000: Championship roundup: Wilshere red as Cherries win over Watford ends in brawl - Reading | The Guardian
    • Brentford tighten grip on automatic promotion spot
    • Luton stage stunning comeback to beat Sheffield Wednesday

    Arnaut Danjuma scored the only goal as Bournemouth picked up a crucial 1-0 win over their Championship promotion rivals Watford in an ill-tempered game which both teams finished with 10 men.

    Danjuma fired the winner – his seventh goal of the season – 16 minutes into the second half to end the Cherries’ two-matching losing run.

    Related: 'This cannot continue': Derby condemn racist abuse of Colin Kazim-Richards

    Two late goals from Jonson Clarke-Harris ensured Peterborough held on to their place at the top of the table with a dramatic come-from-behind win. Thelo Aasgaard put Wigan ahead straight from a corner but the forward headed home with seven minutes left before burying a penalty to make it 2-1. Their joy was redoubled by events s at second-placed Lincoln, where Plymouth’s Joe Edwards made himself the hero by rifling home in stoppage time of a helter-skelter match to clinch a 4-3 win. Jorge Grant scored two penalties for Lincoln, a feat also achieved by Jerry Yates in Blackpool’s 3-0 win at nine-man Charlton. Oxford United stole a last-ditch draw at MK Dons thanks to Elliott Lee’s 97th-minute goal, while an equaliser in the same minute from Chris Maguire salvaged a 2-2 draw for Sunderland at Crewe. Accrington passed up the chance to enter the playoff places by drawing 1-1 at Fleetwood Town. A splendid free-kick from veteran midfielder Alan Judge helped Ipswich towards three much-needed points against fellow promotion hopefuls Doncaster, while a contentious penalty, converted by Josh Magennis, sent Hull on the way to a 3-0 win at AFC Wimbledon. Portsmouth and Gillingham shared the points after a 1-1 draw, as did Scott Twine’s free-kick earned a 1-1 draw for Swindon against Northampton, Burton Albion beat 10-man Rochdale and Shrewsbury were the losers as Joey Barton got his first win as Bristol Rovers, captain Luke Leahy breaking the deadlock in a 2-1 victory.  

    Tranmere bolstered their promotion hopes with a 3-1 win at Leyton Orient that proved to the final game in charge for O's coach Ross Embleton, whose departure was announced within minutes of full time. At the top,  second-half goal from Liam O'Neil meant Cambridge retained their place at the top of the table with a 1-0 win at Port Vale, Cheltenham staying second despite Leicester loanee Calum Wright sealing their 2-0 win at Scunthorpe. Shaun Miller 94th-minute winner buoyed Bolton’s promotion hopes and deepened the misery of lowly Barrow, while a red card for Exeter’s Tom Parkes proved the turning point in his side’s trip to Crawley, Ashley Nadesan’s late goal sealing a 2-0 win for the hosts. Morecambe hindered their hopes with a shock defeat at home to mid-table Mansfield and Carlisle passed up the chance to draw closer to the playoff places with a 3-1 loss Oldham. Walsall sunk to a 2-1 home defeat against in-form Bradford, Andy Cook making the points safe for the visitors. Mark Beck’s late strike stole a win for Harrogate against rock-bottom Grimsby. Newport and Stevenage played out a goalless draw, as did Southend and Salford

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  • Wed, 14 Apr 2021 14:46:14 +0000: 💬 'Belief, faith and focus' vital to taking three points in Friday's 'must win' - Reading News

    Club News

    Royals boss on controlling what we can in the five cup finals that remain...

    This one is big. The Royals need three points on Friday night to close a gap that has quickly emerged between themselves and the top six in the table. But Cardiff City stand in our way.

  • Wed, 14 Apr 2021 14:30:00 +0000: 👏 Four Royals players named in FourFourTwo's EFL Top 50 - Reading News

    Club News

    Olise, Joao, Ejaria and Richards amongst the names in magazine's prestiged annual list

    Four Reading players have recently been named in the top 50 EFL players, as decided by globally-renowned football magazine, FourFourTwo.

  • Wed, 14 Apr 2021 09:00:00 +0000: ⚽ EFL Day of Action | Michael Morrison drops in on SEND multi-sports camp! - Reading News

    Reading FC Community Trust

    Royals defender virtually meets our SEND children during Community Trust Easter sports session

    As part of this year's EFL Day of Action, the Reading FC Community Trust held numerous multi-sports camps for  children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) during the Easter holidays at the Ryeish Green Sports Hub.

  • Tue, 13 Apr 2021 15:56:14 +0000: 🛍 Fanstore reopens for supporters to visit at Madejski Stadium - Reading News

    Club News

    Head inside and grab great deals

    We are pleased to announce that our Fanstore at Madejski Stadium is once again open for supporters to come in and visit.

  • Tue, 13 Apr 2021 08:42:49 +0000: 🗳 Player of the Season | Voting open now! - Reading News

    Club News

    Time to make your selection...

    It has been a season like no other. Never in the history of our club has so much football gone unseen in person - all but three of our home fixtures have been without crowds.