Reading slipped to a fourth straight defeat as Watford picked up their first Championship win of the season.

Winger Mark Yeates opened the scoring in the 12th minute when he curled a 25-yard set piece over the wall and into the bottom corner.

Mathieu Manset came close to an equaliser for the home side but headed over the top.

And Hornets captain John Eustace sealed the points with a simple six-yard tap-in after 51 minutes.

Reading defender Alex Pearce was caught in possession and when the ball was squared across the box, Eustace was free to score from close range - the midfielder's first goal since April.

Reading rallied in the closing stages but failed to find the target, with midfielder Mikele Leigertwood shooting wide and Wales international Hal Robson-Kanu missing the target when well placed.

The Royals have now collected just three points since selling striker Shane Long to West Brom at the start of August and have slipped into the bottom three.

Match Stats

Shots

8 11

On target

0 7

Corners

6 5

Fouls

10 10

Live Text Commentary

94:24 Full time

Full Time The referee blows for the end of the match.

90:00 +3:58

Inswinging corner taken by Hal Robson-Kanu from the right by-line.

90:00 +0:15

Joe Garner gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kaspars Gorkss. Alex Pearce takes the free kick.

89:05

Chris Iwelumo concedes a free kick for a foul on Kaspars Gorkss. Adam Federici takes the direct free kick.

87:59 Substitution

Substitution Andreas Weimann goes off and Chris Iwelumo comes on.

85:39

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jobi McAnuff by Lloyd Doyley. Joseph Mills has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.

84:57

Lloyd Doyley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jimmy Kebe. Direct free kick taken by Simon Church.

82:51

Craig Forsyth delivers the ball.

81:25

Foul by Adrian Mariappa on Simon Church, free kick awarded. Jobi McAnuff takes the direct free kick.

81:05

The official flags Andreas Weimann offside. Adam Federici restarts play with the free kick.

79:35 Substitution

Substitution Jem Karacan leaves the field to be replaced by Shaun Cummings.

79:35 Substitution

Substitution Troy Deeney is brought on as a substitute for Mark Yeates.

79:22

Hal Robson-Kanu has shot on goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

76:32

Joseph Mills takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Carl Dickinson.

74:37 Substitution

Substitution Simon Church replaces Mathieu Manset.

74:37 Substitution

Substitution Joe Garner replaces Marvin Sordell.

74:25

Shot by Craig Forsyth from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

72:19

Kaspars Gorkss concedes a free kick for a foul on Marvin Sordell. Direct free kick taken by Adrian Mariappa.

70:02

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jonathan Hogg on Jobi McAnuff. Joseph Mills crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from left channel, clearance by Andreas Weimann.

69:31 Booking

Booking Booking for Marvin Sordell for unsporting behaviour.

69:19

The assistant referee flags for offside against Marvin Sordell. Adam Federici restarts play with the free kick.

68:46

Adam Le Fondre has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.

64:32

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kaspars Gorkss by Andreas Weimann. Adam Federici takes the free kick.

62:49

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jonathan Hogg by Mikele Leigertwood. Free kick crossed right-footed by Mark Yeates from left wing, clearance made by Alex Pearce.

61:59

Outswinging corner taken by Mark Yeates from the right by-line.

61:41

Craig Forsyth takes a shot. Blocked by Jem Karacan.

60:20

Jonathan Hogg takes a shot. Save made by Adam Federici.

59:22

Mikele Leigertwood has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

57:21 Substitution

Substitution Hal Robson-Kanu comes on in place of Andy Griffin.

56:10

The referee blows for offside against Marvin Sordell. Adam Federici restarts play with the free kick.

52:23

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Mark Yeates played to the near post, clearance by Mathieu Manset.

50:47

The assist for the goal came from Mark Yeates.

50:47 Goal scored

Goal! - John Eustace - Reading 0 - 2 Watford John Eustace fires in a goal from inside the area high into the middle of the goal. Reading 0-2 Watford.

50:16

Joseph Mills challenges Adrian Mariappa unfairly and gives away a free kick. Mark Yeates takes the free kick,

49:40

Corner taken right-footed by Mark Yeates from the left by-line, Alex Pearce manages to make a clearance.

48:32

Mathieu Manset has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide right of the goal.

47:37

Marvin Sordell is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Adam Federici.

45:29

Marvin Sordell is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Adam Federici.

45:01

The referee gets the second half started.

45:00 +2:11 Half time

Half Time It is the end of the first-half.

45:00 +0:41

Andy Griffin challenges Craig Forsyth unfairly and gives away a free kick. Mark Yeates delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, Alex Pearce manages to make a clearance.

44:40

Mathieu Manset concedes a free kick for a foul on Lloyd Doyley. Scott Loach restarts play with the free kick.

44:40 Booking

Booking Booking for Mathieu Manset.

43:42

Corner taken by Jobi McAnuff, save made by Scott Loach.

41:37

The ball is sent over by Andy Griffin, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Adam Le Fondre misses to the left of the goal.

35:47

Mark Yeates takes a shot. Save by Adam Federici.

31:53

Marvin Sordell is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Adam Federici.

30:27

Inswinging corner taken by Joseph Mills from the right by-line, Header from close in by Mikele Leigertwood misses to the left of the goal.

29:29

Foul by Carl Dickinson on Jimmy Kebe, free kick awarded. Andy Griffin restarts play with the free kick.

29:17

Handball by Martin Taylor. Andy Griffin takes the free kick.

28:11

Foul by Andy Griffin on Craig Forsyth, free kick awarded. Mark Yeates has a direct shot on goal from the free kick, save by Adam Federici.

27:43

Adam Le Fondre challenges Martin Taylor unfairly and gives away a free kick. Scott Loach takes the direct free kick.

26:33

Outswinging corner taken by Mark Yeates from the right by-line, Header from deep inside the area by John Eustace goes over the bar.

25:54

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Mark Yeates played to the near post, Mathieu Manset manages to make a clearance.

23:39

The referee blows for offside. Scott Loach takes the direct free kick.

23:23

Corner from right by-line taken by Joseph Mills.

22:25

Craig Forsyth concedes a free kick for a foul on Jem Karacan. Strike on goal comes in from Joseph Mills from the free kick.

22:25 Booking

Booking Craig Forsyth goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

19:41

The assistant referee flags for offside against Andreas Weimann. Direct free kick taken by Andy Griffin.

17:43

Corner taken left-footed by Joseph Mills.

14:48

Jonathan Hogg takes a shot. Adam Federici makes a save.

11:54

Andreas Weimann fouled by Alex Pearce, the ref awards a free kick.

11:54 Goal scored

Goal! - Mark Yeates - Reading 0 - 1 Watford Goal scored by Mark Yeates from outside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Reading 0-1 Watford.

11:18 Booking

Booking Alex Pearce receives a caution.

9:05

Centre by Jobi McAnuff.

8:04

Alex Pearce challenges Andreas Weimann unfairly and gives away a free kick. Mark Yeates produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick, save made by Adam Federici.

5:06

Andreas Weimann produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the goal.

2:34

Adam Le Fondre gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Adrian Mariappa. Scott Loach restarts play with the free kick.

0:48

John Eustace challenges Jobi McAnuff unfairly and gives away a free kick. Adam Federici takes the direct free kick.

0:00

The referee gets the game started.

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