Reading 3 – QPR 3: The Royals locked into a draw at home to Rangers

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On Saturday, Reading and QPR were held to a 3-3 draw at the Madejski Stadium. Reading were looking forward to meeting again after losing their last game 4-0 to Huddersfield Town. QPR were coming from a 2-0 win against Coventry City. After today’s result, Reading and QPR currently occupy 22nd and 4th spots in the table, with 4 points and 12 points respectively after 6 matches.

Rangers started strong and were rewarded for their efforts, with Michael Morrison finding the net at the 11 minute mark. However, their celebrations were kept brief, as John Swift equalised for Reading at the 35 minute mark, to take a 1-1 lead into half time.

The Royals took the initiative in the second half, thanks to John Swift finding the net again in the 64th minute. Reading looked to have the game under control when they scored again and incerased their lead, thanks to a hat trick effort from John Swift, 77 minutes in to establish a 3-1. However, QPR weren’t lying down and managed to pull back a goal from Andre Gray, 79 minutes in. QPR then netted again and snatched an equaliser thanks to a goal from Stefan Johansen just before the final whistle to make it 3-3.

For Reading, Tom Holmes, came on for George Puscas. QPR brought on Andre Gray, Albert Adomah and George Thomas for Charlie Austin, Sam McCallum and Dominic Ball.

There were bookings for Rafael and Michael Morrison from Reading. For QPR, Rob Dickie saw yellow.

Reading will play at home against Peterborough United, while QPR will face Bournemouth away.

Technical card:
Reading: Michael Morrison, John Swift, Rafael and George Puscas (Tom Holmes, min.83)
Queens Park Rangers: Charlie Austin (Andre Gray, min.66), Sam McCallum (Albert Adomah, min.72), Dominic Ball (George Thomas, min.87), Rob Dickie and Stefan Johansen
Stadium: the Madejski Stadium
Goals: Michael Morrison (0-1, min. 11), John Swift (1-1, min. 35), John Swift (2-1, min. 64), John Swift (3-1, min. 77), Andre Gray (3-2, min. 79) and Stefan Johansen (3-3, min. 90)
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