The FA Cup - Fourth Round
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Sheffield Wednesday 3-1 Reading

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Highlights: Sheffield Wednesday 3-1 Reading

Atdhe Nuhiu scored in each half as Sheffield Wednesday won the all-Championship fourth-round tie with Reading at Hillsborough.

The Kosovo forward put the Owls ahead with a clinical finish after Reading's defence was caught out by Frederico Venancio's ball over the top.

Owls keeper Cameron Dawson denied Jon Dadi Bodvarsson an equaliser before Nuhiu made it 2-0 from close range.

George Boyd added the third, with a Dawson own goal Reading's consolation.

Only one place separates the two teams in the table yet Jos Luhukay's Wednesday, who are 17th, were far superior to the 18th-placed Royals.

However it could have been a different story had former Wolves midfielder Dave Edwards not been denied by Dawson after being sent clean through in the fifth minute.

Yann Kermorgant wasted another chance for Jaap Stam's visitors when he mis-hit in front of goal after Bodvarsson's cross.

Those misses proved crucial as Wednesday scored with their first serious chance, Nuhiu coolly finishing from an angle from inside the area.

The former Rapid Vienna forward doubled the lead from six yards moments after Dawson had produced another excellent save to frustrate Iceland forward Bodvarsson, who scored a hat-trick against Stevenage in the previous round.

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Sheffield Wednesday are unbeaten in four games under newly appointed manager Jos Luhukay

Boyd scored the third with Reading keeper Anssi Jaakkola out of position before the visitors got a late goal.

A cross by Reading substitute Modou Barrow cannoned off Owls player Venancio and hit the post, Dawson getting the last touch as the ball spun over the line.

Sheffield Wednesday boss Jos Luhukay:

"Reading gave us problems in the first half, they had a couple of chances but we have a fantastic goalkeeper.

"In the right moments, we took our chances to score. We hope these games give the team confidence in the coming matches and of course for the next round."

Reading boss Jaap Stam:

"I felt we played quite well to be honest.

"But if you are helping the opposition by losing that ball then it is going to be very difficult to win."

On his side's run of one win in 11 games: " That's how it goes at times. Everyone is working hard to turn it around."

Line-ups

Sheff Wed

  • 25Dawson
  • 2Hunt
  • 46Venâncio
  • 12Loovens
  • 36PudilSubstituted forPalmerat 63'minutes
  • 6Fox
  • 21Boyd
  • 32PelupessyBooked at 6mins
  • 20ReachSubstituted forJonesat 71'minutes
  • 19MatiasBooked at 16minsSubstituted forRhodesat 89'minutes
  • 17Nuhiu

Substitutes

  • 3Jones
  • 7Rhodes
  • 8Butterfield
  • 16Palmer
  • 18Lucas João
  • 28Wildsmith
  • 33Wallace

Reading

  • 31Jaakkola
  • 2Gunter
  • 6Moore
  • 20IloriBooked at 83mins
  • 19BacunaSubstituted forEvansat 79'minutes
  • 7Beerens
  • 22Clement
  • 16Edwards
  • 12McClearySubstituted forBarrowat 66'minutes
  • 18KermorgantSubstituted forSmithat 79'minutes
  • 23Bödvarsson

Substitutes

  • 1Mannone
  • 8Evans
  • 14Aluko
  • 17Barrow
  • 24Blackett
  • 38Kelly
  • 55Smith
Referee:
John Brooks
Attendance:
14,848

Match Stats

Home TeamSheff WedAway TeamReading
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home11
Away10
Shots on Target
Home8
Away3
Corners
Home3
Away5
Fouls
Home13
Away19

Live Text

Match ends, Sheffield Wednesday 3, Reading 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Sheffield Wednesday 3, Reading 1.

Attempt missed. Jón Dadi Bödvarsson (Reading) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.

Corner, Reading. Conceded by Liam Palmer.

Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Tiago Ilori (Reading).

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Jordan Rhodes replaces Marco Matias.

Goal!

Own Goal by Cameron Dawson, Sheffield Wednesday. Sheffield Wednesday 3, Reading 1.

Foul by Jack Hunt (Sheffield Wednesday).

Modou Barrow (Reading) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Anssi Jaakkola.

Attempt saved. Marco Matias (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Booking

Tiago Ilori (Reading) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.

Hand ball by Tiago Ilori (Reading).

Foul by Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday).

Roy Beerens (Reading) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Liam Palmer (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Roy Beerens (Reading).

Attempt missed. Jón Dadi Bödvarsson (Reading) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Reading. Sam Smith replaces Yann Kermorgant.

Substitution

Substitution, Reading. George Evans replaces Leandro Bacuna.

Corner, Reading. Conceded by Morgan Fox.

Attempt saved. David Jones (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Marco Matias (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Anssi Jaakkola.

Attempt saved. George Boyd (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt missed. Leandro Bacuna (Reading) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right from a direct free kick.

Foul by David Jones (Sheffield Wednesday).

Jón Dadi Bödvarsson (Reading) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday).

Tiago Ilori (Reading) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Jón Dadi Bödvarsson (Reading) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. David Jones replaces Adam Reach.

Attempt missed. Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by David Edwards (Reading).

Substitution

Substitution, Reading. Modou Barrow replaces Garath McCleary.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Liam Palmer replaces Daniel Pudil.

George Boyd (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick on the left wing.

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