Sky Bet Championship: Reading 1-2 Blackburn Rovers
Royals fall to third consecutive league defeat Reading fell to their third consecutive Championship defeat after goals from Adam Armstrong and Bradley Dack clinched the points for Blackburn despite John Swift’s second half goal. Blackburn Rovers took an early lead with the first opening of the match as Armstrong curled in a superb strike before Dack’s deflected effort doubled their lead just after the break. Swift got the Royals back into the game just ten minutes after Rovers’ second goal but the hosts were unable to find an equaliser as they were condemned to a third consecutive league defeat.
Reading 1-2 Blackburn Rovers
Reading acted Blackburn at the Championship of England on September 21.
Blackburn won 1-2. Reading are 20th in the table with 7 points after 8 matches, while Blackburn is 10th with 13 points in 8 matches.
Adam Armstrong scored the first goal on the 8th minute of the game followed by goals from Bradley Dack and John Swift, who made the last score 1-2.
Reading kicked off the game with Rafael, Tom McIntyre who became replaced by Yakou Meite on the 56th minute, Liam Moore, Michael Morrison who got changed by Tyler Blackett on the 65th minute, Andy Yiadom, Ovie Ejaria, Jordan Obita, Pele, John Swift, Lucas Joao who got substituted by Lucas Boye on the 87th minute and George Puscas as starters, with Joao Virginia, Tyler Blackett, Omar Richards, Charlie Adam, Andy Rinomhota, Lucas Boye and Yakou Meite on the bench.
Blackburn’s beginning eleven were Christian Walton, Greg Cunningham, Darragh Lenihan, Derrick Williams, Elliott Bennett, Bradley Dack, Stewart Downing, Corry Evans who got substituted by Bradley Johnson on the 73rd minute, Lewis Travis, Adam Armstrong and Sam Gallagher, with Jayson Leutwiler, Amari Bell, Ryan Nyambe, John Buckley, Bradley Johnson and Danny Graham on the bench.
Reading has lost to Middlesbrough and Charlton Athletic in their previous 2 matches, while Blackburn has won Millwall in their previous match.
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Blackburn should have beaten Reading in the 77th minute as they stole possession deep in the Royals half but former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Lewis Holtby sent his effort way off target after he was fed by Dack.
The Royals now face two back-to-back away trips as they face Premier League Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Carabao Cup before a league match against high-flying Swansea City.
Reading: Rafael, Morrison (Blackett 65′), Moore (c), McIntyre (Meite 56′), Yiadom, Obita, Pele, Swift, Ejaria, Joao (Boye 86′), Puscas.
Subs: Rinohmota. Boye, Meite, Virginia, Blackett, Adam, Richards.
Blackburn Rovers: Walton, Williams, Cunningham, Armstrong (Holtby 70′), Gallagher, Downing, Dack, Lenihan, Travis, Evans, Bennett (c).
Subs: Leutwiler, Nyambe, Bell, Johnson, Graham, Holtby, Buckley.
Goals: Armstrong 8′, Dack 48′, Swift 58′
Attendance: 16,909, Visitors- 990
Reading and Blackburn have met 5 times in their recent history. Reading won 3 times, 1 match ended in a draw while Blackburn won once.