Reading's second Portugal friendly ended in defeat last night against Sheffield Wednesday. The newly-promoted Championship club beat the Royals 2-0 - the first goal coming right on the stroke of half-time through Mike Jones. The Owls sealed victory late in the second half as Chris O'Grady pounced after an Andersen save.
Reading created a few chances, most notably through the lively McCleary in the first half then Le Fondre in the second, who had a goal ruled out for offside. Brian McDermott will be disappointed not to have won the match, but as with all these early pre-season tours the priority has to be the fitness of the whole squad. As is customary, a different XI played in each half to ensure every player got a run out.
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First half (4-3-3): Andersen; Cummings, Shorey, Gorkss (c), Mariappa; Leigertwood, Tabb, McCleary; Church, Hunt, Roberts
Second half (4-4-2): Andersen; Gunnarsson, Harte, Morrison, Pearce; Guthrie, McAnuff (c), Antonio, Robson-Kanu; Le Fondre, Pogrebnyak