Jake Taylor scored an 85th-minute winner to help Reading through to the next round of the Capital One Cup at the expense of League One Scunthorpe.

The hosts had dominated for large parts of the match - having 12 shots on goal to Reading's seven - but were undone late on by the Championship side.

After the Iron had failed to clear a corner, Taylor was on hand to force his shot home from close range.

Reading goalkeeper Adam Federici made a string of quality saves.

He denied Neal Bishop from a sweetly-struck 25-yard free-kick, while strikers Paddy Madden and Gary McSheffrey also went close.

It was arguably Scunthorpe's best performance of the season so far, but not enough to deny Reading a place in the third round.

The Royals travel to Championship Derby in the third round.

Reading manager Nigel Adkins, who guided Scunthorpe to promotion from League One in 2007 and 2009:

"This is a special place for me. I spent 14 happy years here and I really appreciate the reception I got from the fans.

"I knew this would be a difficult game for us and credit to Scunthorpe for making it so hard.

"But we are in the next round of the cup and that it the most important thing."

Wilcox on Scunthorpe v Reading

Scunthorpe manager Russ Wilcox:

"I am gutted for the lads - and for the fans. We did not deserve this result.

"I thought we were the best team for 90 minutes. It was probably the best performance we have produced since I have been in charge at this club.

"We were creative and had some good chances. The only thing we are missing at the moment is in front of goal."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (4)

Scunthorpe United

  • 26 Olejnik
  • 02 Nolan
  • 18 Addison
  • 06 Canavan
  • 30 Williams
  • 14 Hawkridge
  • 12 Bishop
  • 04 McAllister
  • 16 Adelakun (Wootton - 88' )
  • 28 McSheffrey Booked
  • 09 Madden

Substitutes

  • 03 Dawson
  • 07 Sparrow
  • 19 Taylor
  • 21 Weaver
  • 22 Featherstone
  • 29 Wootton
  • 32 Llera

Reading

  • 01 Federici
  • 05 A.Pearce
  • 24 Cummings (Long - 45' )
  • 35 Cooper
  • 02 Gunter
  • 16 Akpan
  • 22 Blackman
  • 28 Kuhl
  • 19 Mackie (Taylor - 74' Booked )
  • 27 Tanner (Edwards - 74' )
  • 10 Cox

Substitutes

  • 17 Edwards
  • 25 Taylor
  • 31 Andersen
  • 32 Long
  • 33 Griffin
  • 37 Stacey
  • 39 Fosu-Henry
Ref: Kevin Wright
Att: 2,657

Match Stats

Shots

12 7

On target

3 4

Corners

13 3

Fouls

8 18

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Scunthorpe United 0, Reading 1.

90:00 +5:54 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Scunthorpe United 0, Reading 1.

90:00 +5:05

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

90:00 +5:04

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

90:00 +4:10

Foul by Sean McAllister (Scunthorpe United).

90:00 +4:10

Ryan Edwards (Reading) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +3:13

Neal Bishop (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90:00 +3:13

Foul by Aaron Kuhl (Reading).

90:00 +1:28 Booking

Booking Jake Taylor (Reading) is shown the yellow card.

87:33 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Kyle Wootton replaces Hakeeb Adelakun.

87:07

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Jake Cooper.

86:58

Attempt blocked. Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from long range on the left is blocked.

86:25

Marcus Williams (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

86:25

Foul by Jake Taylor (Reading).

84:19 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Scunthorpe United 0, Reading 1. Jake Taylor (Reading) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal following a corner.

84:03

Corner, Reading. Conceded by Marcus Williams.

83:13

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Alex Pearce.

82:57

Attempt blocked. Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

80:01

Foul by Neal Bishop (Scunthorpe United).

80:01

Chris Gunter (Reading) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

79:40

Attempt saved. Jake Taylor (Reading) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

77:08

Attempt missed. Chris Gunter (Reading) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

75:04

Attempt missed. Terry Hawkridge (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

74:50

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Hope Akpan.

74:32

Attempt blocked. Hakeeb Adelakun (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

73:53 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Reading. Ryan Edwards replaces Craig Tanner.

73:17 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Reading. Jake Taylor replaces Jamie Mackie.

71:46

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Alex Pearce.

70:46

Attempt missed. Terry Hawkridge (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

68:39

Foul by Gary McSheffrey (Scunthorpe United).

68:39

Aaron Kuhl (Reading) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

67:05

Gary McSheffrey (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

67:05

Foul by Jamie Mackie (Reading).

62:41

Corner, Reading. Conceded by Miles Addison.

59:18

Foul by Terry Hawkridge (Scunthorpe United).

59:18

Nick Blackman (Reading) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

58:47

Attempt missed. Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

57:10

Attempt saved. Nick Blackman (Reading) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

55:26

Attempt saved. Craig Tanner (Reading) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

53:06

Attempt missed. Niall Canavan (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

52:30

Hakeeb Adelakun (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

52:30

Foul by Sean Long (Reading).

51:35

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Alex Pearce.

50:48

Gary McSheffrey (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

50:48

Foul by Simon Cox (Reading).

46:57

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Alex Pearce.

45:00

Second Half begins Scunthorpe United 0, Reading 0.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Reading. Sean Long replaces Shaun Cummings because of an injury.

45:00 +2:46 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Scunthorpe United 0, Reading 0.

45:00 +1:22

Gary McSheffrey (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

45:00 +1:22

Foul by Aaron Kuhl (Reading).

44:31

Eddie Nolan (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

44:31

Foul by Hope Akpan (Reading).

43:45

Neal Bishop (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

43:45

Foul by Nick Blackman (Reading).

42:35

Foul by Terry Hawkridge (Scunthorpe United).

42:35

Simon Cox (Reading) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

41:14

Eddie Nolan (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

41:14

Foul by Jamie Mackie (Reading).

39:16

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Aaron Kuhl.

37:40

Foul by Miles Addison (Scunthorpe United).

37:40

Jake Cooper (Reading) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

37:26

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Alex Pearce.

36:28

Terry Hawkridge (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

36:28

Foul by Aaron Kuhl (Reading).

35:51

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Adam Federici.

35:35

Attempt saved. Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

34:14

Gary McSheffrey (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

34:14

Foul by Simon Cox (Reading).

33:18

Corner, Reading. Conceded by Marcus Williams.

31:35

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Shaun Cummings.

31:13

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Shaun Cummings.

30:30

Miles Addison (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

30:30

Foul by Jamie Mackie (Reading).

27:50

Attempt missed. Gary McSheffrey (Scunthorpe United) header from the left side of the box is just a bit too high.

26:48

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Adam Federici.

26:34

Attempt saved. Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

25:05

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Jake Cooper.

24:52

Attempt blocked. Neal Bishop (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

24:15

Gary McSheffrey (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

24:15

Foul by Aaron Kuhl (Reading).

22:39

Foul by Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United).

22:39

Jamie Mackie (Reading) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

21:06

Attempt missed. Nick Blackman (Reading) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

19:50

Eddie Nolan (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

19:50

Foul by Craig Tanner (Reading).

15:47

Attempt missed. Nick Blackman (Reading) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

12:31

Neal Bishop (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

12:31

Foul by Hope Akpan (Reading).

10:48

Attempt saved. Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

8:16

Sean McAllister (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

8:16

Foul by Aaron Kuhl (Reading).

6:00

Nicky Featherstone (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

5:58

Foul by Hope Akpan (Reading).

4:03

Eddie Nolan (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

4:03

Foul by Jamie Mackie (Reading).

0:49 Booking

Booking Gary McSheffrey (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card.

0:21

Foul by Gary McSheffrey (Scunthorpe United).

0:21

Shaun Cummings (Reading) wins a free kick on the right wing.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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