|Reading:||Rafael, Tom Holmes (Tomas Esteves, min.46), Josh Laurent, Tom McIntyre, Michael Morrison, Michael Olise (Sone Aluko, min.64), Omar Richards, Andy Rinomhota (Sam Baldock, min.78), Lucas Joao, Ovie Ejaria (Dejan Tetek, min.78) and John Swift (Alfa Semedo, min.73)|
|Coventry City:||Viktor Gyokeres (Maxime Biamou, min.59), Fankaty Dabo (Julien Da Costa, min.79), Leo Ostigard (Jordon Thompson, min.87), Jordan Shipley (Will Bapaga, min.87), Matty James (Ben Sheaf, min.79), Gustavo Hamer, Sam McCallum, Dominic Hyam, Ben Wilson, Callum O`Hare and Kyle McFadzean|
|Stadium:||the Madejski Stadium|
|Goals:||Lucas Joao (1-0, min. 16), Andy Rinomhota (2-0, min. 46) and John Swift (3-0, min. 73)|
Reading beat Coventry with a thumping 3-0 victory on Tuesday at the Madejski Stadium. Both teams arrived in good form, having secured victories in their previous matches. Reading were looking to continue their run, following a 2-1 victory against Huddersfield Town. Coventry City, on the other hand, were able to continue their winning streak after a 2-1 win against Millwall in their last match. As it stands, Reading are in 3rd place, with 43 points from 25 matches, while Coventry City sit in 18th, with 26 points from 25.
Reading started the game well, with Lucas Joao opening the rout, 16 minutes in. Later, Reading took the lead with a goal form a goal from Andy Rinomhota in the 46th minute just before half-time. The score at half time was 2-0.
Reading continued to apply pressure the second half and were rewarded, with a goal from John Swift, 73 minutes in. They managed to see the game out with a clean sheet and a final score of 3-0.
For Reading, Tomas Esteves, Sone Aluko, Alfa Semedo, Sam Baldock and Dejan Tetek came on for Viktor Gyokeres, Fankaty Dabo, Matty James, Leo Ostigard and Jordan Shipley, and Coventry brought on Maxime Biamou, Julien Da Costa, Ben Sheaf, Jordon Thompson and Will Bapaga for Viktor Gyokeres, Fankaty Dabo, Matty James, Leo Ostigard and Jordan Shipley.
The referee booked Tom Holmes, Lucas Joao and Michael Morrison from Reading. Coventry City had the worst of it though, with Kyle McFadzean and Leo Ostigard seeing yellow, and Kyle McFadzean (2 yellow cards) then sent off with a red.
Reading will next travel to Preston North End, while Coventry City will face Nottingham Forest at home.