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Reading win 4-2 on penalties

Wycombe Wanderers 1-1 Reading (2-4 on pens): Rafael saves Royals' blushes

Danny Loader
Danny Loader scored the winning penalty for Reading

Reading survived a scare at the hands of Wycombe as the Royals edged through to round two of the Carabao Cup by winning 4-2 on penalties.

Danny Loader's spot-kick clinched the tie for the Championship side at Adams Park after Brazilian goalkeeper Rafael Cabral Barbosa saved from Nick Freeman and Fred Onyedinma.

Alex Samuel had given League One Wanderers the lead on the hour mark after the striker glanced Joshua Parker's corner into the back of the net.

But new Reading signing George Puscas levelled the scores moments later as he slotted in his first goal on his first start since signing from Inter Milan.

The Royals' reward is a trip to League Two high-fliers Plymouth Argyle in the second round.

Line-ups

Wycombe

  • 1Allsop
  • 19Grimmer
  • 5Stewart
  • 16Phillips
  • 15Mascoll
  • 4Gape
  • 8Pattison
  • 11KashketSubstituted forOnyedinmaat 71'minutes
  • 22Freeman
  • 27ParkerSubstituted forWheelerat 71'minutes
  • 25SamuelSubstituted forAkinfenwaat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Jacobson
  • 7Wheeler
  • 9Mackail-Smith
  • 13Yates
  • 20Akinfenwa
  • 23Onyedinma
  • 24Gardiner-Smith

Reading

  • 33Cabral Barbosa
  • 8Rinomhota
  • 6Moore
  • 4Morrison
  • 16McIntyre
  • 27Richards
  • 26AdamSubstituted forSwiftat 63'minutes
  • 29Tuncará Gomes
  • 14EjariaSubstituted forLoaderat 80'minutes
  • 18BoyéSubstituted forBaldockat 45'minutes
  • 47Puscas

Substitutes

  • 1Walker
  • 5Miazga
  • 9Baldock
  • 10Swift
  • 15Loader
  • 21Olise
  • 39Barrett
Referee:
Darren England
Attendance:
4,802

Match Stats

Home TeamWycombeAway TeamReading
Possession
Home42%
Away58%
Shots
Home14
Away15
Shots on Target
Home6
Away8
Corners
Home5
Away8
Fouls
Home8
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Wycombe Wanderers 1(2), Reading 1(4).

Penalties over

Penalty Shootout ends, Wycombe Wanderers 1(2), Reading 1(4).

Goal!

Goal! Wycombe Wanderers 1(2), Reading 1(4). Danny Loader (Reading) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Penalty saved! Fred Onyedinma (Wycombe Wanderers) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom right corner.

Goal!

Goal! Wycombe Wanderers 1(2), Reading 1(3). John Swift (Reading) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Goal!

Goal! Wycombe Wanderers 1(2), Reading 1(2). Alex Pattison (Wycombe Wanderers) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Goal!

Goal! Wycombe Wanderers 1(1), Reading 1(2). Sam Baldock (Reading) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Penalty saved! Nick Freeman (Wycombe Wanderers) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom left corner.

Goal!

Goal! Wycombe Wanderers 1(1), Reading 1(1). George Puscas (Reading) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Goal!

Goal! Wycombe Wanderers 1(1), Reading 1. Dominic Gape (Wycombe Wanderers) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Penalties in progress

Penalty Shootout begins Wycombe Wanderers 1, Reading 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Wycombe Wanderers 1, Reading 1.

Attempt blocked. Giles Phillips (Wycombe Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

Adebayo Akinfenwa (Wycombe Wanderers) hits the bar with a header from the centre of the box. Assisted by Nick Freeman with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by John Swift.

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Tom McIntyre.

Foul by Omar Richards (Reading).

David Wheeler (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by George Puscas (Reading).

Anthony Stewart (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Omar Richards (Reading) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nick Freeman (Wycombe Wanderers).

Corner, Reading. Conceded by Jack Grimmer.

Attempt blocked. Danny Loader (Reading) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Tom McIntyre with a headed pass.

Corner, Reading. Conceded by Giles Phillips.

Corner, Reading. Conceded by Nick Freeman.

Omar Richards (Reading) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Adebayo Akinfenwa (Wycombe Wanderers).

Substitution

Substitution, Reading. Danny Loader replaces Ovie Ejaria.

Corner, Reading. Conceded by Anthony Stewart.

Foul by Liam Moore (Reading).

Jamie Mascoll (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Liam Moore (Reading) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Adebayo Akinfenwa (Wycombe Wanderers).

Attempt blocked. Ovie Ejaria (Reading) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Fred Onyedinma (Wycombe Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Nick Freeman with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Tom McIntyre.

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Omar Richards.

Offside, Reading. Liam Moore tries a through ball, but Sam Baldock is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Adebayo Akinfenwa replaces Alex Samuel.

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