|Reading:||Michael Morrison, Josh Laurent, Tom McIntyre, Rafael, Alfa Semedo (Sone Aluko, min.77), Omar Richards, Lucas Joao, Andy Yiadom, Ovie Ejaria, Andy Rinomhota and Michael Olise|
|Brentford:||David Raya, Henrik Dalsgaard, Rico Henry, Vitaly Janelt, Tarique Fosu (Saman Ghoddos, min.80), Mads Bech, Bryan Mbeumo (Sergi Canos, min.64), Ivan Toney, Joshua Da Silva (Jan Zamburek, min.90), Mathias Jensen (Marcus Forss, min.90) and Ethan Pinnock|
|Stadium:||the Madejski Stadium|
|Goals:||Lucas Joao (1-0, min. 24), Joshua Da Silva (1-1, min. 36), Joshua Da Silva (1-2, min. 86) and Ivan Toney (1-3, min. 88)|
Brentford eased past Reading in a 3-1 victory on Wednesday at the Madejski Stadium. Reading arrived with the intention of increasing their league score following a disappointing 0-0 draw with Stoke City in their previous game whilst Brentford were hoping to increase their winning streak after back-to-back victories against Middlesbrough and Bristol City. As it stands, Reading are currently 5th with 48 points from 24 matches, while Brentford sit in 1st, with 57 points from 24.
Reading started strongly in the first half, following Lucas Joao opening the scoring in the 24th minute. However, they didn’t maintain the lead for long though, an equalizer from a Joshua Da Silva in the 36th minute brought Brentford level. The score at half time was 1-1.
Brentford continued to apply pressure the second half and were rewarded, beginning with a new goal from Joshua Da Silva, scoring his second goal, 86 minutes in. Later, Brentford took the lead with a goal form a goal from Ivan Toney in the 88th minute just before the final whistle, which sealed the victory for the visitors.
For Reading, Sone Aluko came on for Bryan Mbeumo, Tarique Fosu, Mathias Jensen and Joshua Da Silva, while Brentford brought on Sergi Canos, Saman Ghoddos, Marcus Forss and Jan Zamburek to replace Bryan Mbeumo, Tarique Fosu, Mathias Jensen and Joshua Da Silva.
The referee booked Omar Richards for Reading.