Reading strolled past Aston Villa on their own turf in a 2-1 victory for the Royals on Tuesday night.
Reading were looking for their first win of the season after defeat to Queens Park Rangers and a draw to Fulham on the weekend.
They came up against a beleaguered Villa side who had just come off the back of a 3-0 thrashing at Cardiff.
After a dull opening thirty minutes, the Royals began to turn up the heat before half time, with John Swift going close before half-time.
Early in the second half, Adrian Popa raced into the box and fired in a powerful cross, which deflected off Glenn Whelan and looped into the goal, Reading scoring with the help of goal line technology.
They quickly doubled their lead, with Liam Moore found in bags of space from a corner, poking it to Modou Barrow who simply had to tap it in to double their lead.
With five minutes to go, Conor Hourihane’s goal made things uncomfortable, but really, the home side were in total control for the majority of the game.
Here’s what Reading fans on Twitter had to say on the proceedings….
— Oliver O'Rawe (@DoubleORoar) August 16, 2017
Well earned 3 points for the lads tonight. Some great football played,unlucky to conceded a goal at the end #readingfc
— debbie eggleton (@debbieeggleton) August 16, 2017
Great feeling Great all round performance against one of the favourites for the league this team getting better and better #Readingfc
— Tom parsons (@tparso92) August 15, 2017
I don't think I'll ever forget the night I saw John Terry given the run around by Adrian Popa, Pelle Clement and Modou Barrow #readingfc
— chaz – JAAP OUT, GOURLAY OUT (@dingcharlie_) August 15, 2017
Big result for us tonight, played well and seems we have everything but that goal scorer we desperately need!! #readingfc
— darvz (@mattydarv) August 15, 2017
Couple more additions probably needed but overall feel #readingfc are in pretty good shape..but conscious not to get too carried away! ????
— Jonathan Low (@jonathanl50) August 15, 2017
Enjoyed that. Some great football played. Popa and Barrow lively, McShane immense, great to have injured players coming back in. #readingfc
— Steven Hansell (@steveyroyal) August 15, 2017
Have to say Popa was an unsung hero for me today. Brilliant going forward and barely put a foot wrong. #readingfc
— Courtney Friday (@ChronCourtney) August 15, 2017
Leandro Bacuna must be regretting his move right now……#readingfc
— ElmParkRoyals (@ElmParkRoyals) August 15, 2017
Huge win! Genuinely cannot believe how shocking Aston Villa were. Team full of individuals… #readingfc
— Sam Rourke (@samrourke_) August 15, 2017
Reading fans… What do you make of this? How good were you last night? Let us know in the comments below.