Reading boosted their hopes of finishing in the play-offs as Jaap Stam’s men come away from Hillsborough with all three points in a satisfying encounter against fellow top-six opposition Sheffield Wednesday on Friday night.
The Royals began on the front foot when Yann Kermorgant bagged his tenth Championship goal of the season in the 13th minute.
Despite pressure throughout the match from the hosts, which forced Ali Al-Habsi to make a number of great saves, Reading continued to read the Owls well and knock on the door.
They finally got their reward when an empty goal allowed Adrian Popa to slot into an empty in additional time at the end of the game.
This 2-0 victory for the Madejski outfit means they sit one point ahead of Leeds United and four behind Huddersfield Town, who were thumped four goals to nil at Bristol City on Friday.
Here is how Reading fans reacted to the positive result on Twitter….
Well that was a fun one.. Al Habsi and Moore were superb #readingfc
— Jack (@JackPeedell) March 17, 2017
Looks like the firstborn is being named Ali Al-Habsi Double. #readingfc
— Greg Double (@Dubstep1988) March 17, 2017
Get in #readingfc! Superb result.
— Matthew Clements (@Clemerson85) March 17, 2017
— Nath St Paul (@NathStPaulBAWF) March 17, 2017
Looks like One of stam January transfer has come off then #readingfc
— Craig Horsley (@craighorsley1) March 17, 2017
Massive 3 points against another over hyped club Not in 4th by accident Bring on the Damned United #readingfc
— Ian Anderson (@ianandy62) March 17, 2017
Now Adrian has one hopefully he'll Popa few more in before the season ends. #readingfc
— Matheus (@maffff) March 17, 2017
Reading supporters, is that a massive statement to your play-off rivals? Who was your man of the match? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below!