EFL Cup - First Round
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Colchester United 0-1 Reading

Championship side Reading edged through to the League Cup second round with an extra-time win over League One outfit Colchester.

Chris Gunter scored the winning goal with 115 minutes played, slotting in after Oliver Norwood's pass.

Nick Blackman was denied superbly at point-blank range by Colchester goalkeeper Sam Walker early on.

And Reading keeper Ali Al-Habsi denied Alex Gilbey in extra time, before Gunter's late winner.

Line-ups

Colchester

  • 1WalkerSubstituted forParishat 59'minutes
  • 24Brindley
  • 18Eastman
  • 5Wynter
  • 3BriggsBooked at 76mins
  • 8Gilbey
  • 4Edwards
  • 21Sembie-Ferris
  • 10MoncurSubstituted forSzmodicsat 75'minutes
  • 11MasseySubstituted forWrightat 68'minutes
  • 19Bonne

Substitutes

  • 7Wright
  • 15Kent
  • 17Szmodics
  • 22Vincent-Young
  • 28Ambrose
  • 30Holman
  • 33Parish

Reading

  • 26Al Habsi
  • 2Gunter
  • 5McShane
  • 15Ferdinand
  • 3TaylorBooked at 90mins
  • 9Robson-KanuBooked at 38minsSubstituted forSamuelat 82'minutesSubstituted forTshibolaat 96'minutes
  • 23Williams
  • 6Norwood
  • 21Quinn
  • 22Blackman
  • 10Substituted forCoxat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Bond
  • 8Hector
  • 11Obita
  • 18Tshibola
  • 30Samuel
  • 31Cox
  • 37Stacey
Referee:
Darren Drysdale
Attendance:
2,706

Match Stats

Home TeamColchesterAway TeamReading
Possession
Home42%
Away58%
Shots
Home3
Away11
Shots on Target
Home2
Away5
Corners
Home7
Away9
Fouls
Home17
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Colchester United 0, Reading 1.

Second Half Extra Time ends, Colchester United 0, Reading 1.

Joe Edwards (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Nick Blackman (Reading).

Drey Wright (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Oliver Norwood (Reading).

Foul by Tom Eastman (Colchester United).

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

Goal!

Goal! Colchester United 0, Reading 1. Chris Gunter (Reading) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Oliver Norwood.

Foul by Sammie Szmodics (Colchester United).

Oliver Norwood (Reading) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Drey Wright (Colchester United).

Simon Cox (Reading) wins a free kick on the right wing.

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

Foul by Alex Wynter (Colchester United).

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Ali Al Habsi.

Attempt saved. Alex Gilbey (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Alex Gilbey (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Daniel Williams (Reading).

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Andrew Taylor.

Second Half Extra Time begins Colchester United 0, Reading 0.

First Half Extra Time ends, Colchester United 0, Reading 0.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Paul McShane.

Attempt missed. Simon Cox (Reading) header from the centre of the box is too high following a corner.

Corner, Reading. Conceded by Tom Eastman.

Nick Blackman (Reading) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Andrew Taylor.

Foul by Richard Brindley (Colchester United).

Andrew Taylor (Reading) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Reading. Aaron Tshibola replaces Dominic Samuel because of an injury.

Foul by Drey Wright (Colchester United).

Oliver Norwood (Reading) wins a free kick on the left wing.

First Half Extra Time begins Colchester United 0, Reading 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Colchester United 0, Reading 0.

Booking

Andrew Taylor (Reading) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Richard Brindley (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Andrew Taylor (Reading).

Attempt missed. Daniel Williams (Reading) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Paul McShane.

Foul by Oliver Norwood (Reading).

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