FT: Reading 3 West Brom 2

93
And that's it. Reading win after being 2-0 down with eight minutes left. What will this do for Reading's season now? What a match....

92
The final minute....

For Pogrebnyak for taking his shirt off. He won't mind.

90
Olsson with a volley from 25 yards at the other end. The Madejski is rocking.

89
INCREDIBLE FROM READING! For once they get the free-kick spot on. Pearce wins the first header and Pogrebnyak flicks the ball past Foster and into the net.

87
You wouldn't have seen this coming 10 minutes ago. Staggering. No question about the penalty decision. Kevin Friend had no choice but to point to the spot.

86
Le Fondre steps up and side foots the ball into the bottom corner. Unbelievable.

86
Olsson on Kebe

85
Harte this time with the cross but again he can't beat the first West Brom defender. Reading desperately trying to fashion one more chance.

85
Harte this time with the cross but again he can't beat the first West Brom defender. Reading desperately trying to fashion one more chance.

83
This is Reading's best spell of the game. They must get the ball to McCleary.

82
McCleary does well again on the left and his cross is high but when the ball breaks to Guthrie his shot is straight at Foster from 18 yards.

81
Reading 1 West Brom 2....... Game on! 8 minutes remaining.

80
Could they do it? McCleary allowed time out on the left and when he delivers the ball into the box Kebe arrives at the back post to head the ball in at full stretch.

78
Jones makes his way into the Reading box but his cut back is headed away by Pearce. At the other end Kebe slices his cross into the stand behind Foster's goal.

77
Dorrans off Rosenberg on.

77
Thomas and Morrison linking up well and Lukaku's strike is deflected wide.

76
That's 9 goals in 20 appearances for Lukaku at West Brom now. Did Chelsea really need to send him out on loan?

Lukaku is 8/1 with Sky Bet to complete his hat-trick for West Brom by scoring the next goal: http://sky.me/XZQwGo

74
Substitutes Le Fondre and McCleary combine and when the latter's cross picks out Kebe West Brom are on hand yet again to clear

Steve Clarke could make it 11 wins in 22 if his side hold on. What now for Reading? Let me know on Twitter @OfficialTMCD1

70
Quick break. Morrison receives on halfway and feeds Lukaku whose early strike beats Federici at the near post. Great counter attacking play again by West Brom. Is that the killer goal?

68
The outstanding James Morrison sets Lukaku up again and this time his thunderous strike cannons off the underside of the bar.

66
Third Harte corner in a minute but Pearce fouls Jones on the way into the box.

66
Harte's corner headed away by Lukaku who is capable of doing a great job at both ends of the pitch. Better from Harte though.

65
Le Fondre on for Karacan

65
Reading trying to push forward but leaving plenty of gaps at the back.

62
Karacan who has been quiet feeds Pogrebnyak who gets the better of Jones. His cross into the six yard box is incredibly inviting but Olsson kicks the ball out of play.

Only when you see Steve Clarke's side live do you realise what a superb job he's done.

If you think Reading can score why not pop over to Sky Bet. The Royals will be looking to Pogrebnyak for the firepower, he's 5/1 favourite to score next.

61
Great chance for West Brom. Morrison with some magic down the left and Lukaku gets above Mariappa and hits the outside of the post.

61
McCleary with the chance of the match for Reading. For once West Brom didn't deal with it. Kebe down the right and with the goal at his mercy McCleary's shot is superbly blocked by Jones.

56
Ridgewell heads away. Poor from Harte.

55
You get the impression that Reading's best chance will come via a set-piece. And here's one. Harte has it out wide on the left.

54
Guthrie wide to Gunter and the ball bounces off the defender at out of play.

53
Morrison again tries to thread one through to Lukaku but Reading clear.

51
West Brom looking the most likely to score. Reading haven't got going this half yet.

49
Lukaku scores but the flag is up for offside. Morrison again with the through ball. Reading must get closer to both players.

46
Reading start and give the ball away. Careless from Harte who sells his defenders short and Mariappa just manages to block Lukaku's shot.

46
I mentioned that Carrico was struggling with the pace of the game and he's been taken off at half-time and replaced by McCleary.

Charlie a Reading fan has been in touch. He says: "Reckon the best we can get is a draw out of this game, need to get a goal and play out the game"

45
That's it. Not sure what Brian McDermott can do to help his side. Reading 0 West Brom 1.

45
The first-half has passed Carrico by. He's only made 3 sub appearances this season.

45
1 minute of stoppage time at the end of the first-half.

44
Can't think of a single opening that Brian McDermott's side have created.

43
Jones, who picked up a yellow card earlier, gives away another foul. The Reading free-kick landed, yes you guessed it, in Foster's hands.

42
McAnuff sums up Reading's first-half display. He receives the ball in plenty of space and punts it straight into Foster's hands.

40
Another West Brom corner and Reading clear well. Kebe is through on the right but his first touch is terrible and McAuley clears.

37
Thomas and Morrison available at the other end and Thomas it is who wins West Brom's first corner which Reading clear but very unconvincingly.

35
Another Reading set-piece and this time it's Guthrie who can't clear the West Brom defensive line. Great header away by Ridgewell.

34
Signs that Reading are getting frustrated. Passing going astray. Harte the latest player to kick it into touch under no pressure.

31
Really impressive defensive play from West Brom so far. Reading with plenty of the ball but when the long pass is played into the West Brom area McAnuff is reduced to a weak header at goal.

29
Lukaku with another superb run and loses Mariappa but the ball makes it's way through to Federici.

26
Kebe again. This time on the right. His cross lands perfectly in the six yard box but not one Reading player is there.

23
Reading with plenty of the ball out wide but struggling to find a blue and white shirt.

22
Still plenty of time Reading fans but can you salvage something? Let me know on Twitter @OfficialTMCD1

Superb work by Lukaku and Morrison. Reading really struggling to cope with Morrison who continues to find space.

19
Great build up play again by West Brom. Reading were warned earlier. Morrison this time on the left makes his way into the Reading area and Lukaku knocks in from six yards out.

18
West Brom didn't waste time getting forward then. Classic break. Thorne does well down the right and cuts it back to Morrison but Federici manages to palm away. Chance of the match so far.

17
At the other end Harte delivers a superb free-kick and Olsson clears.

16
First chance for West Brom. Morrison finds space but Lukaku moved a fraction too early and is flagged offside. Not a lot in it.

15
And as soon as I say that McAuley fouls Pogrebnyak but Harte wastes the set-piece.

14
McAuley and Pogrebnyak having words. McAuley certainly on top thus far.

13
Great defensive header by McAuley first from Kebe's cross and then from the resulting corner.

12
The third ball over the top by Reading in as many minutes. This time it's flagged offside.

10
Reading debutant Carrico just easing himself into the action.

9
Reading continue to enjoy plenty of possession. West Brom won't be too concerned at the moment though. It appears to be coming to a halt around the edge of the area.

Remember to get in touch on Twitter if you are at the game @OfficialTMCD1

8
Jerome Thomas eases the pressure on the Reading goal and wins his side a throw-in.

6
Olsson clears well after Pogrebnyak is released, Kebe again with the ball over the top.

5
West Brom give the ball away but when the ball is crossed into the West Brom penalty box by Gunter it is easily cleared.

3
West Brom haven't managed to get into the Reading half yet.

2
Reading with plenty of the ball already. Brian McDermott will be pleased. Pogrebnyak's movement causing problems but Kebe it is who wins the first corner.

1
West Brom kick off.

It's the type of game that Reading must win if they are going to give themselves a fighting chance of surviving relegation. Can they do it? Get in touch and let me know on Twitter @OfficialTMCD1

I can tell you that it's a very cold afternoon in Berkshire.

Out come the teams.....

This will be only the second top-flight meeting between the two clubs - West Brom won the first one 1-0 at The Hawthorns in September. Reading meanwhile have won just one of their last 10 Premier League games.

So a big point earlier for QPR means Reading are bottom of the Premier League table. West Brom are one of the season's surprise packages and they will certainly fancy all 3 points today. What do you think? Get in touch on Twitter @OfficialTMCD1.

Sky Bet have Shane Long down as the most likely to score first at 11/2: http://sky.me/XZQwGo

It's difficult to see where the goals will come from, with under 2.5 goals (Evens) very much expected over at Sky Bet.

Teenager Adil Nabi is a surprise inclusion on the West Brom bench, he's 10/1 to score last & 7/2 anytime: http://sky.me/XZQwGo

QPR's draw at home to Spurs means that Reading start the fixture bottom of the Premier League.

If you fancy a flutter this afternoon why not pop over to Sky Bet. They have Reading at 9/5 to win at home and Steve Clarke's West Brom at 7/5 to take all three points. They offer 12/5 for the draw.

If you would like to get involved this afternoon send a Tweet to @OfficialTMCD1 and I will try and get it on.

West Brom subs: Myhill, Dawson, Tamas, Popov, Nabi, El Ghanassy, Rosenberg.

Reading Subs: Taylor, Cummings, Morrison, Akpan, McCleary, Hunt, Le Fondre.

West Brom team v Reading: Foster; Jones, McAuley, Olsson, Ridgewell; Thorne, Brunt; Dorrans, Morrison, Thomas; Lukaku.

Reading team v West Brom: Federici; Gunter, Harte, Mariappa, Pearce; Carrico, Karacan, Kebe, McAnuff; Guthrie, Pogrebnyak.

Team news to follow....

Good afternoon and welcome to Reading v West Bromwich Albion at the Madejski Stadium.

Kick-off is 1500 GMT.

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