|Reading:||Rafael, Omar Richards, Ovie Ejaria (Sone Aluko, min.77), Lucas Joao (Yakou Meite, min.88), Andy Rinomhota, John Swift (Alfa Semedo, min.72), Michael Olise (Tomas Esteves, min.88), Michael Morrison, Tom McIntyre, Josh Laurent and Tom Holmes (Andy Yiadom, min.88)|
|Bournemouth:||Asmir Begovic, Jack Stacey, Steve Cook, Joshua King, Diego Rico Salguero (Adam Smith, min.46), Philip Billing (Junior Stanislas, min.81), Lewis Cook, Arnaut Danjuma (David Brooks, min.46), Dominic Solanke, Jefferson Lerma (Jack Wilshere, min.46) and Chris Mepham|
|Stadium:||the Madejski Stadium|
|Goals:||Josh Laurent (1-0, min. 24), Tom McIntyre (2-0, min. 31), Lucas Joao (3-0, min. 43) and Junior Stanislas (3-1, min. 85)|
On Friday, Bournemouth suffer an away defeat to Reading at the Madejski Stadium. Reading arrived with the intention of increasing their league score after a scoreless draw against Preston North End in their previous match. Bournemouth, on the other hand, lost 1-0 in the last match they played against Derby County. Following today’s result, Reading are in 4th place, with 47 points from 27 matches, while Bournemouth sit in 6th, with 42 points from 27.
Reading dominated the first half, beginning with Josh Laurent opening the scoring in the 24th minute. Later, Reading scored again and increased their advantage thanks to a goal from Tom McIntyre to make it 2-0. Later, Reading scored again and increased their lead thanks to a goal from Lucas Joao in the 43rd minute just before half-time, which saw the first half end 3-0.
Bournemouth took the lead in the second half, thanks to Junior Stanislas opening the scoring just before the final whistle, sealing a resounding 3-1 victory for the home side.
For Reading, Alfa Semedo, Sone Aluko, Andy Yiadom, Tomas Esteves and Yakou Meite came on for Arnaut Danjuma, Jefferson Lerma, Diego Rico Salguero and Philip Billing, while Bournemouth brought on David Brooks, Jack Wilshere, Adam Smith and Junior Stanislas to replace Arnaut Danjuma, Jefferson Lerma, Diego Rico Salguero and Philip Billing.
There were bookings for John Swift from Reading and Diego Rico Salguero for Bournemouth.
Reading will next travel to Stoke City, while Bournemouth will face Birmingham City at home.