Pavel Pogrebnyak scored twice to help Reading secure a comfortable victory at Derby, who are still yet to win a home game in the Championship this season.

Derby dominated the first half but fell behind after the break as Jordan Obita's free-kick was headed down by Alex Pearce and Pogrebnyak hooked in.

He struck again with a sidefoot from 10 yards when Garath McCleary's cross bounced off Johnny Russell.

Potent Pogrebnyak

Pavel Pogrebnyak scored for the first time since 12 January

Will Hughes curled in for Derby but Nick Blackman fired Reading's third.

The Royals had not conceded in 285 minutes of Championship football coming into the game, but their defence was almost breached in the eighth minute when Russell and Craig Bryson went close.

Hughes and Jamie Ward tested Alex McCarthy and at the other end Hal Robson-Kanu narrowly failed to turn in McCleary's low cross.

Reading could not force Lee Grant into a first-half save, but were ahead after the re-start when Pearce met Obita's set-piece at the back post and Pogrebnyak finished from inside the six-yard box.

The Russian doubled the lead but Reading then conceded for the first time in 365 minutes when Hughes beat MCarthy inside his right-hand post.

Derby pushed for an equaliser but ended up conceding again as Reading broke away and Blackman slid the ball past Grant.

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (6)

Derby

  • 01 Grant
  • 02 Smith
  • 03 Forsyth
  • 06 Keogh
  • 25 Buxton
  • 04 Bryson
  • 10 Ward (Jacobs - 79' )
  • 14 Eustace (Coutts - 65' )
  • 19 Hughes Booked
  • 09 Martin
  • 11 Russell (Sammon - 74' )

Substitutes

  • 13 Deeney
  • 17 Freeman
  • 07 Coutts
  • 12 Jacobs
  • 16 Davies
  • 18 Sammon
  • 20 Bennett

Reading

  • 21 McCarthy
  • 02 Gunter
  • 03 Kelly
  • 05 Pearce Booked
  • 15 Morrison
  • 06 Baird (Akpan - 64' )
  • 20 Guthrie
  • 37 Obita (Cummings - 78' )
  • 07 Pogrebnyak
  • 12 McCleary (Blackman - 84' )
  • 19 Robson-Kanu Booked

Substitutes

  • 01 Federici
  • 17 Gorkss
  • 24 Cummings
  • 16 Akpan
  • 38 Tshibola
  • 09 Le Fondre
  • 22 Blackman
Ref: Robinson
Att: 21,465

Match Stats

Shots

15 11

On target

8 5

Corners

8 5

Fouls

12 11

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +7:52 Full time

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

90:00 +7:28

Chris Gunter takes a shot. Lee Grant makes a block.

90:00 +7:28

Craig Forsyth manages to make a clearance.

90:00 +4:34

Hal Robson-Kanu provided the assist for the goal.

90:00 +4:34 Goal scored

Goal! - Nick Blackman - Derby 1 - 3 Reading Nick Blackman scores with a right foot finish. Derby 1-3 Reading.

90:00 +4:16

Free kick crossed by Michael Jacobs.

90:00 +3:50

Alex Pearce concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Martin.

90:00 +3:04

Danny Guthrie restarts play with the free kick.

90:00 +2:30

Adam Smith concedes a free kick for a foul on Hope Akpan.

90:00 +2:26

Corner taken short by Danny Guthrie.

90:00 +1:36

Clearance made by Adam Smith.

90:00 +1:35

The ball is sent over by Hal Robson-Kanu.

90:00 +1:21

Jake Buxton manages to make a clearance.

90:00 +1:17

Clearance made by Jake Buxton.

90:00 +1:12

Alex McCarthy restarts play with the free kick.

90:00 +0:50

Conor Sammon gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sean Morrison.

90:00 +0:22

Clearance by Nick Blackman.

89:58

Nick Blackman makes a clearance.

89:51

Chris Gunter makes a clearance.

88:49

Hal Robson-Kanu goes into the book for dissent.

88:49 Booking

Booking

88:01

Clearance made by Richard Keogh.

87:57

Alex McCarthy restarts play with the free kick.

87:39

Paul Coutts gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Gunter.

87:25

Sean Morrison makes a clearance.

87:21

Craig Bryson takes the free kick.

87:01

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Michael Jacobs by Hope Akpan.

86:12

Clearance made by Sean Morrison.

85:27

Alex Pearce manages to make a clearance.

85:25

Michael Jacobs produces a cross.

85:16

Nick Blackman manages to make a clearance.

85:14

Corner from the right by-line taken by Michael Jacobs.

84:51

Chris Gunter manages to make a clearance.

84:49

The ball is sent over by Michael Jacobs.

84:46

Clearance by Nick Blackman.

84:39

Corner taken by Michael Jacobs.

84:23

Clearance made by Chris Gunter.

84:22

The ball is delivered by Conor Sammon.

84:03

Clearance made by Sean Morrison.

83:40 Substitution

Substitution Nick Blackman comes on in place of Garath McCleary.

83:09

Clearance by Sean Morrison.

80:33

Danny Guthrie crosses the ball in from the free kick.

80:30

Booking for Will Hughes for unsporting behaviour.

80:30 Booking

Booking

80:17

Will Hughes gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Danny Guthrie.

79:32

The assist for the goal came from Michael Jacobs.

79:32 Goal scored

Goal! - Will Hughes - Derby 1 - 2 Reading Will Hughes scores a left footed goal. Derby 1-2 Reading.

79:07

Clearance by Hope Akpan.

78:49

Clearance made by Alex Pearce.

78:33 Substitution

Substitution Jamie Ward goes off and Michael Jacobs comes on.

78:04

Centre by Garath McCleary.

77:52

Clearance made by Sean Morrison.

77:37 Substitution

Substitution (Reading) makes a substitution, with Shaun Cummings coming on for Jordan Obita.

76:58

Garath McCleary takes a shot and goes over the bar.

76:56

The ball is sent over by Hal Robson-Kanu.

76:49

Alex Pearce takes the free kick.

76:35

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Danny Guthrie by Craig Bryson.

75:42

Clearance made by Adam Smith.

75:09

Jamie Ward takes the free kick.

74:30

Booking for Alex Pearce for unsporting behaviour.

74:30 Booking

Booking

74:20

Alex Pearce concedes a free kick for a foul on Conor Sammon.

73:49 Substitution

Substitution Conor Sammon on for Johnny Russell.

73:23

Header at goal by Jake Buxton to the left of the net.

73:20

Corner taken by Jamie Ward.

73:04

Clearance made by Jordan Obita.

73:04

The ball is delivered by Paul Coutts.

72:58

Short corner taken by Paul Coutts.

72:40

Clearance by Chris Gunter.

72:37

Craig Forsyth sends in a cross.

71:38

Stephen Kelly makes a clearance.

71:36

The ball is crossed by Jamie Ward.

71:32

Craig Bryson restarts play with the free kick.

71:17

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Paul Coutts by Danny Guthrie.

71:02

Sean Morrison makes a clearance.

68:25

The ball is delivered by Craig Forsyth.

65:49

Corner taken by Jamie Ward from the left by-line.

65:33

Chris Gunter makes a clearance.

65:30

The ball is swung over by Jamie Ward.

65:20

Craig Bryson restarts play with the free kick.

65:15

Hal Robson-Kanu concedes a free kick for a foul on Craig Bryson.

64:31 Substitution

Substitution Paul Coutts replaces John Eustace.

63:24 Substitution

Substitution Hope Akpan is brought on as a substitute for Chris Baird.

62:54

Stephen Kelly manages to make a clearance.

61:16 Goal scored

Goal! - Pavel Pogrebnyak - Derby 0 - 2 Reading Pavel Pogrebnyak scores with their left foot. Derby 0-2 Reading.

61:11

The ball is swung over by Garath McCleary.

60:58

Corner taken by Danny Guthrie.

60:35

Richard Keogh makes a clearance.

60:29

Danny Guthrie sends in a cross.

60:25

The ball is crossed by Jamie Ward.

60:18

Clearance by Stephen Kelly.

60:14

Jamie Ward restarts play with the free kick.

59:55

Sean Morrison gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Martin.

59:41

John Eustace manages to make a clearance.

59:09

Clearance by Jake Buxton.

59:07

Jordan Obita takes the free kick.

58:08

Unfair challenge on Hal Robson-Kanu by Adam Smith results in a free kick.

57:34

Craig Forsyth manages to make a clearance.

57:32

Free kick taken by Sean Morrison.

57:05

Johnny Russell is flagged offside by the assistant referee.

56:52

Craig Forsyth makes a clearance.

54:33

John Eustace crosses the ball.

54:22

Clearance made by Stephen Kelly.

54:09

Free kick crossed by Danny Guthrie.

53:35

Pavel Pogrebnyak fouled by Richard Keogh, the ref awards a free kick.

52:57

Shot by Craig Bryson went wide right of the target.

51:56

Free kick taken by Sean Morrison.

51:46

Jamie Ward concedes a free kick for a foul on Pavel Pogrebnyak.

51:07

Clearance by Alex Pearce.

51:00

The ball is sent over by Craig Forsyth.

50:06

Craig Forsyth makes a clearance.

50:01

Alex McCarthy restarts play with the free kick.

49:37

Chris Martin challenges Chris Gunter unfairly and gives away a free kick.

48:36

Chris Gunter makes a clearance.

48:18

Sean Morrison makes a clearance.

48:16

Free kick crossed by Jamie Ward.

47:29

Sean Morrison gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Johnny Russell.

46:09

Assist on the goal came from Alex Pearce.

46:09 Goal scored

Goal! - Pavel Pogrebnyak - Derby 0 - 1 Reading Pavel Pogrebnyak grabs a goal with a left foot finish. Derby 0-1 Reading.

46:02

Free kick crossed by Jordan Obita.

45:49

Jake Buxton concedes a free kick for a foul on Pavel Pogrebnyak.

45:16

The ball is crossed by Stephen Kelly.

45:01

The referee blows the whistle to start the second half.

45:00 +1:34 Half time

Half Time The referee blows for half time.

45:00 +1:00

Shot by Adam Smith went over the net.

45:00 +0:50

Craig Forsyth produces a cross.

45:00 +0:17

Clearance by Chris Gunter.

45:00 +0:15

Will Hughes delivers the ball.

45:00 +0:03

Clearance by Jake Buxton.

44:00

Richard Keogh makes a clearance.

43:37

Clearance made by Hal Robson-Kanu.

43:31

Header at goal by Jake Buxton misses left of the target.

43:25

Jamie Ward produces a cross.

43:21

Clearance made by Alex Pearce.

43:19

Corner from the right by-line taken by Jamie Ward.

43:14

Clearance made by Chris Baird.

43:03

Corner taken by Jamie Ward from the right by-line.

42:32

Will Hughes has an effort at goal. A parry by Alex McCarthy prevents the goal.

41:25

Clearance made by Alex Pearce.

40:37

Free kick crossed by Danny Guthrie.

40:08

Adam Smith challenges Pavel Pogrebnyak unfairly and gives away a free kick.

40:04

Clearance by Richard Keogh.

39:58

The ball is delivered by Garath McCleary.

39:34

Clearance by Alex Pearce.

38:55

Corner taken by Jordan Obita from the right by-line.

38:29

Garath McCleary takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Jake Buxton gets a block in.

37:47

Jake Buxton manages to make a clearance.

37:46

Garath McCleary delivers the ball.

37:38

Richard Keogh manages to make a clearance.

37:33

Centre by Garath McCleary.

37:25

Richard Keogh makes a clearance.

37:20

Corner from the left by-line taken by Danny Guthrie.

36:59

Clearance made by Jake Buxton.

36:57

The ball is sent over by Chris Baird.

35:20

Jake Buxton makes a clearance.

35:07

Clearance made by Alex Pearce.

34:08

Shot by Johnny Russell went wide right of the net.

33:26

Clearance by Alex Pearce.

33:05

Header by Chris Baird goes harmlessly over the bar.

32:48

Corner taken by Danny Guthrie.

32:16

Jordan Obita takes a shot. Blocked by Richard Keogh.

32:09

Garath McCleary produces a cross.

31:54

Clearance by Adam Smith.

31:41

Will Hughes has an effort at goal. Alex McCarthy catches the ball.

31:36

Pavel Pogrebnyak manages to make a clearance.

31:32

Corner taken by Jamie Ward from the left by-line.

31:30

Clearance by Alex Pearce.

31:05

Shot by John Eustace. Chris Baird gets a block in.

30:06

Clearance made by Alex Pearce.

29:26

The ball is swung over by Garath McCleary.

28:48

Jamie Ward delivers the ball.

28:16

A cross is delivered by Jamie Ward.

28:16

Adam Smith takes the free kick.

28:01

Alex Pearce gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Martin.

27:14

Chris Gunter sends in a cross.

26:48

The ball is sent over by John Eustace.

26:21

Jamie Ward takes a brilliant shot. Parried by Alex McCarthy back into danger.

25:24

Adam Smith sends in a cross.

25:06

Richard Keogh restarts play with the free kick.

24:47

Chris Baird gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Martin.

24:44

Adam Smith manages to make a clearance.

24:42

Clearance made by Jake Buxton.

23:26

Craig Forsyth takes a shot and missed to the left of the target. Jamie Ward takes a shot. Alex McCarthy parries the ball away.

21:50

Centre by Adam Smith.

21:08

Free kick taken by Jake Buxton.

20:51

Johnny Russell fouled by Chris Baird, the ref awards a free kick.

20:04

Craig Forsyth makes a clearance.

19:44

Will Hughes takes a shot. Alex McCarthy safely holds on.

19:26

Richard Keogh restarts play with the free kick.

19:11

The assistant referee flags for offside against Pavel Pogrebnyak.

19:09

Clearance by Alex Pearce.

18:33

Craig Forsyth makes a clearance.

18:31

Clearance made by Jake Buxton.

18:21

Alex McCarthy restarts play with the free kick.

17:59

The offside flag is raised against Craig Forsyth.

17:49

Clearance made by Danny Guthrie.

17:47

Centre by Craig Forsyth.

17:31

Craig Forsyth takes the free kick.

17:31

Sean Morrison manages to make a clearance.

17:28

Free kick taken by Will Hughes.

17:10

Will Hughes fouled by Hal Robson-Kanu, the ref awards a free kick.

16:51

Craig Bryson has an effort at goal. Alex McCarthy makes a block.

15:50

Craig Forsyth sends in a cross.

14:17

Free kick taken by Lee Grant.

14:12

Clearance made by Alex Pearce.

13:43

The assistant referee signals for offside against Pavel Pogrebnyak.

13:35

Sean Morrison takes the free kick.

13:24

Jake Buxton challenges Pavel Pogrebnyak unfairly and gives away a free kick.

12:59

Shot by Garath McCleary. Lee Grant blocks the ball.

11:47

Alex Pearce manages to make a clearance.

11:09

The ball is delivered by Danny Guthrie.

10:50

The ball is swung over by Jamie Ward.

10:36

Alex Pearce makes a clearance.

9:58

Craig Forsyth manages to make a clearance.

9:56

Garath McCleary sends in a cross.

7:08

Johnny Russell takes a shot. Alex McCarthy parries the ball but the danger is not over.

5:53

Richard Keogh makes a clearance.

4:54

Clearance by Sean Morrison.

4:19

Shot by Garath McCleary went over.

3:07

Clearance by Sean Morrison.

2:32

Chris Baird takes a shot and went wide left of the target.

1:56

Sean Morrison manages to make a clearance.

0:15

Sean Morrison manages to make a clearance.

0:00

The match gets underway.

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