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Reading 0-5 Chelsea: Fran Kirby scores four as Blues go second in the sole WSL game this weekend
A first-half hat-trick - right foot, left foot and header - set the champions on their way and another header completed a memorable afternoon for England forward Fran Kirby.

Aston Villa 'target Bournemouth winger David Brooks and Reading teenager Michael Olise'
Brooks has scored five times and provided three assists during the Cherries' promotion push following their relegation from the Premier league last season, and Olise has caught the eye at Reading.

FA CUP ROUND-UP: Norwich overcome Covid outbreak to down Coventry as Forest and Luton also win
Tim Krul and Adam Idah were missing for the Canaries after returning positive tests, but Kenny McLean and Jordan Hugill ensured that the team's passage through to round four was fairly simple.

Bayern Munich join the chase for highly-rated Reading left back Omar Richards on a pre-contract deal
The England U21 international is out of contract in the summer and it is unlikely he will sign fresh terms. Bayern have therefore seized the opportunity to move for him.

Leeds and Crystal Palace 'interested in January move for Reading midfielder Michael Olise'
Olise has shone for Reading as the Royals lie fifth in the Championship, with four goals and eight assists to his name so far this term. Palace lead Marcelo Bielsa's men in the race for the teenager.

The best young footballers to watch in 2021
A new year means there will be some new names hoping to become more familiar ones over the next 12 months. Liverpool, Chelsea, Manchester United and City are all hiding sublime talent.

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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Tweets of the Week: Maguire’s arrest, Conte’s kerfuffle and Koeman’s appointment

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5 championship talents who could secure Premier League moves 

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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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  • Tue, 19 Jan 2021 23:15:33 +0000: Championship: Rooney praises Derby's desire in win while Watford go third - Reading | The Guardian
    • Rooney’s side out of bottom three despite Wilshere debut
    • Deeney penalty sinks Barnsley but Xisco wants more

    Wayne Rooney was keen to shift the praise towards his players after landing his first win as permanent Derby manager.

    Krystian Bielik’s tidy finish in the first half was enough to see off promotion-chasing Bournemouth 1-0 at Pride Park. The Rams were good value for the win and it was a victory which lifted them out of the bottom three.

    Related: European roundup: Diaby terrorises Dortmund to end Leverkusen slump

    Hull moved to the top of League One with a 3-0 win over 10-man Accrington. The result sees Hull edge clear of Lincoln on goal difference after the Imps' match at home to Gillingham fell victim to a waterlogged pitch. Portsmouth sit one point from the summit after a 4-0 win over AFC Wimbledon that saw John Marquis, Ryan Williams, Sean Raggett and Ben Close find the net. Doncaster stayed fourth as Jon Taylor's goal was enough to see off Rochdale 1-0, keeping them level on points with fifth-placed Peterborough who came from behind to beat Charlton – who stay sixth but fall three points behind. 

    Newport keeper Tom King scored directly from a goal kick before promotion rivals Cheltenham hit back to earn a 1-1 draw at the Jonny-Rocks Stadium. Matty Blair's equaliser for the home side in first-half stoppage time denied Newport the chance to move back to the top of League Two and kept Michael Duff's Robins in touch with the frontrunners. Newport had taken the lead in bizarre circumstances as King's wind-assisted kick bounced on the edge of the Cheltenham box before looping over a helpless Josh Griffiths in the Robins goal. Cambridge moved to the top of the table after coming from a goal behind to win 2-1 at SouthendTranmere moved into the top half thanks to a 3-2 win against fourth-placed Forest Green. Ten-man Harrogate prevented Exeter from scoring for the first time in 15 League Two outings to hold out for a 0-0 draw.Elsewhere, Carlos Mendes Gomes' 80th-minute strike cancelled out Josh Gordon's opener as Morecambe came from behind to secure a 1-1 draw against Walsall

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  • Thu, 14 Jan 2021 08:00:33 +0000: Championship at halfway: miracles at Swansea and a Rooney-led revival - Reading | The Guardian

    Norwich are top but have not hit full tilt and Neil Warnock is targeting a remarkable ninth promotion with Middlesbrough

    Things could soon get snug at the summit but, for now, leaders Norwich have a four-point advantage over Swansea, where Steve Cooper continues to work minor miracles. For Daniel Farke the good news is that in 11 of the past 12 seasons, the team top at Christmas have clinched promotion. The bad news? For their rivals, it is that they are not yet at full tilt. Norwich have the same manager and almost an identical team to the one that secured this crown two years ago – the Tottenham loanee Oliver Skipp has slotted into midfield – but it is largely a tried and trusted formula; Tim Krul in goal, Max Aarons marauding into the box, Emi Buendía pulling off preposterous passes, and Teemu Pukki putting the ball in the net.

    Related: Reading defender Omar Richards in line for free transfer to Bayern Munich

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  • Tue, 12 Jan 2021 17:21:11 +0000: Reading defender Omar Richards in line for free transfer to Bayern Munich - Reading | The Guardian
    • The 22-year-old is out of contract at Reading in the summer
    • German champions in the market for David Alaba replacement

    Omar Richards is expected to sign a pre-contract agreement with Bayern Munich that would lead to the Reading defender joining the European champions at the end of the season.

    Richards has been one of Reading’s star performers in the Championship this season and the 22-year-old is out of contract in June.

    Related: David Squires on … FA Cup upstarts rubbing shoulders with the football elite

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  • Sat, 02 Jan 2021 21:45:47 +0000: Championship roundup: Norwich will not sell Emi Buendía, says Daniel Farke - Reading | The Guardian
    • Buendía scores as Norwich seal first win in three
    • Lowe scores twice as Swansea beat Watford

    The Norwich manager, Daniel Farke, has insisted Emi Buendía will be staying at club after watching him produce another brilliant winner to see off Barnsley 1-0 at Carrow Road.

    The Argentinian playmaker settled the game in memorable fashion just past the hour when he volleyed home a deep lofted pass, his sublime first touch leaving Jack Walton with no chance.

    Related: Schlupp and Eze seal points for Crystal Palace to deepen Sheffield United's woe

    The return of Jimmy-Floyd Hasselbaink as manager could not inspire bottom club Burton, who slipped to a 5-1 home defeat against Oxford. Matt Taylor and two Olamide Shodipo goals put the visitors out of sight, despite Kane Hemmings' consolation, before the break, with Josh Ruffels adding a fourth and fifth in the second half. 

    Carlisle made the most of previous leaders Newport County’s frozen pitch to move into top spot after beating Walsall 2-0. Omari Patrick fired the opener into the roof of the net, with Joshua Kayode putting the result beyond doubt.

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  • Wed, 30 Dec 2020 22:40:19 +0000: Championship: Swansea to investigate fans as players taking knee are booed - Reading | The Guardian
    • Boos and jeers came from outside the Liberty Stadium
    • Brentford come from behind to move into promotion places

    Swansea are set to launch an investigation after their goalless draw with Reading was marred by booing and jeering outside the Liberty Stadium as both teams took the knee before kick-off.

    The Welsh side will aim to get to the bottom of the issue after it happened for their second successive home game. As both sides took the knee before kick-off in support of anti-racism causes, a loud series of horns and booing noises was heard from a group gathered outside the ground. It is unclear who the group were or what their motives were.

    Related: Championship roundup: Derby run riot, Farke fumes as Norwich are held by QPR

    Related: QPR condemn 'abhorrent' online abuse aimed at Bright Osayi-Samuel

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  • Thu, 21 Jan 2021 10:45:00 +0000: 💪"There is a long way to go...with nothing guaranteed. But we feel ready for anything" - Reading News

    Club News

    Royals boss keeping his troops grounded ahead of his only focus...winning the next game!

    Just as victory at home to Coventry on Tuesday night felt very satisfying, Royals boss Veljko Paunovic was quick to remind players and supporters alike that there was a lot of work still to be done if our challenge at the top of the table is to continue.

  • Wed, 20 Jan 2021 11:28:42 +0000: 💯 "A goal and three points...I couldn't have hoped for a better scenario" - Reading News

    Interviews

    A Royals centurian, Andy Rinomhota, was delighted to have marked his milestone with a goal and a win over Coventry City...

    It all began with a couple of cup wins over Gillingham and Millwall in the summer of 2017. His league bow came a year later when he came off the bench late on in an away win at Preston.

  • Wed, 20 Jan 2021 08:50:11 +0000: 📺 iFollow | Rewatch extended footage from Coventry victory - Reading News

    Fixture News

    10 minutes of action from Sky Blues triumph

    Emphatic winners at Madejski Stadium - a terrific performance in front of goal and a well-merited clean sheet brought the Royals a 3-0 win against Coventry City.

  • Tue, 19 Jan 2021 21:13:25 +0000: 📸 Gallery | Royals put Sky Blues to the sword - Reading News

    Fixture News

    All the images from a comfortable victory over Coventry City

    The Royals ran out 3-0 winners against Coventry City on a fabulous night under the lights at Madejski Stadium.

  • Tue, 19 Jan 2021 20:58:03 +0000: 💬 "Our high pressure and high intensity approach paid off" - Reading News

    Interviews

    Royals boss speaks about the successful recipe within the group and talks us through three goals that earned us three valuable points this evening...

    Royals boss Veljko Paunovic was delighted with his side's performance against a Coventry City side that posed their own problems early in a high-tempo affair at the Madejski this evening.