Reading 1-2 Millwall: Reading suffer home loss in 2-1 defeat by Millwall

Technical card:
Reading: Bartosz Bialkowski, Shaun Williams, Jon Dadi Bödvarsson, Kenneth Zohore, Ryan Woods, Mahlon Romeo, Ben Thompson, Scott Malone, Shaun Hutchinson, George Evans and Jake Cooper
Millwall: Rafael, Michael Olise, Ovie Ejaria, Lucas Joao, Andy Rinomhota, Alfa Semedo, Michael Morrison, Tom McIntyre, Josh Laurent, Tom Holmes and Lewis Gibson
Stadium: the Madejski Stadium
Goals: Alfa Semedo (1-0, min. 18), Matt Smith (1-1, min. 76) and Mason Bennett (1-2, min. 85)

Millwall snatched all three points from Reading in a 2-1 victory on Saturday, at the Madejski Stadium. Reading were looking for a victory following a disappointing 0-0 draw with Stoke City in their previous game. Millwall were looking to extend their winning run after a 4-1 victory against Sheffield Wednesday. As the table looks today, Reading and Millwall are 5th, (48 points) and 13th, (38 points), spots respectively, after 29 matches.

Reading started well with, thanks to Alfa Semedo opening the scoring, 18 minutes in, finalising the first half with a 1-0.

Millwall continued to pile on the pressure the second half and were rewarded, following Matt Smith opening the scoring, 76 minutes in. Later, Millwall scored again and turned the match thanks to a goal from Mason Bennett in the 85th minute just before the final whistle, sealing a resounding 2-1 victory for the away side.

For Reading, Andy Yiadom, Omar Richards and Sam Baldock came on for Jon Dadi Bödvarsson, Shaun Williams, Ben Thompson, Kenneth Zohore and Ryan Woods, while Millwall replaced Mason Bennett, Jed Wallace, Matt Smith, Tom Bradshaw and Billy Mitchell with Jon Dadi Bödvarsson, Shaun Williams, Ben Thompson, Kenneth Zohore and Ryan Woods.

The referee booked two players from Millwall, Shaun Hutchinson and Jed Wallace.

Reading will play away against Bristol City, while Millwall will face Birmingham City at home.

*The credit for all of photos in this article belongs to AP*