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14 July 2018 Venue EBB Stadium, Aldershot Town Attendance Referee Dean Whitestone

Kick off 13:30 (UK)

Reading
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Fulham

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4-3-3
  • 1
    Vito Mannone
    GK
  • 2
    Andy Yiadom
    DF
  • 3
    Tyler Blackett
    DF
  • 4
    David Meyler
    MF
  • 5
    Liam Moore (C)
    DF
  • 6
    Tiago Ilori
    DF
  • 7
    Sone Aluko
    FW
  • 8
    Liam Kelly
    MF
  • 9
    Yakou Meite
    FW
  • 10
    John Swift
    MF
  • 11
    Modou Barrow
    FW

Substitutes

  • 12
    Chris Gunter
    SUB
  • 13
    Anssi Jaakkola
    SUB
  • 14
    Paul McShane
    SUB
  • 15
    John O'Shea
    SUB
  • 16
    Omar Richards
    SUB
  • 17
    Andy Rinomhota
    SUB
  • 18
    George Evans
    SUB
  • 19
    Leandro Bacuna
    SUB
  • 20
    Pelle Clement
    SUB
  • 21
    Marc McNulty
    SUB
  • 22
    Sam Smith
    SUB
  • 44
    Lewis Ward
    SUB

Manager

  • -
    Paul Clement

4-3-3
  • 42
    Marek Rodák
    GK
  • 3
    Ryan Sessegnon
    DF
  • 4
    Denis Odoi
    DF
  • 7
    Neeskens Kebano
    FW
  • 8
    Stefan Johansen
    MF
  • 10
    Tom Cairney (C)
    MF
  • 13
    Tim Ream
    DF
  • 20
    Maxime Le Marchand
    MF
  • 21
    Cyrus Christie
    DF
  • 36
    Luca de la Torre
    MF
  • 47
    Aboubakar Kamara
    FW

Substitutes

  • 50
    Taye Ashby-Hammond
    SUB
  • 17
    Rui Fonte
    SUB
  • 23
    Marcelo Djalo
    SUB
  • 32
    Marlon Fossey
    SUB
  • 33
    Matt O'Riley
    SUB
  • 35
    Moritz Jenz
    SUB
  • 37
    Jón Dagur Þorsteinsson
    SUB
  • 38
    Tyrese Francois
    SUB
  • 40
    Mattias Kait
    SUB
  • 43
    Steven Sessegnon
    SUB
  • 44
    Ibrahima Cisse
    SUB

Manager

  • -
    Slaviša Jokanović

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Match Previews

Ahead of the game | Royals meet Fulham in Aldershot

Reading back in action before Austria trip

13 July 2018

Pre-season continues for the Royals this weekend, this time against familiar opposition...

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13 July 2018

Fulham vs Reading
Saturday 14th July, 1.30pm
Pre-season friendly
Electrical Services Stadium, Aldershot

It's probably fair to say that Reading and Fulham have shared some tight encounters in recent seasons, but the Whites earned promotion to the Premier League via the Play-Offs two months ago.

This will be the Royals' first chance to test themselves against top tier opposition in pre-season, with the Whites strengthening their squad to compete in the Premier League next season.

The recent arrival of Nice pair Jean Michaël Seri and Maxime Le Marchand is a statement of intent from Slaviša Jokanović, having reportedly beaten Chelsea and Arsenal for Seri's signature.

Reading manager Paul Clement said that his squad will start to increase the number of minutes they play as preparation for 2018-19 continues, this time at Aldershot Town's Electrical Services Stadium in another lunchtime kick-off.

It could be the first chance for Reading fans to see new striker, Marc McNulty in action after his arrival from Coventry City last week.

Following Saturday's match, the first team squad will then be heading out to Austria for the club's pre-season tour, with two friendlies and plenty of tough training sessions awaiting them on their week-long trip.

Tickets

Remaining tickets are expected to be available on the day at the Electrical Service Stadium. A limited allocation of seats were made available earlier in the week, but standing tickets are also on sale.

Aldershot have confirmed that Reading supporters will be admitted to the stadium via Redan Hill (turnstiles 11 and 12) and there will be tickets available to purchase there also.

For all ticketing enquiries, follow the link to our Ticket Office page or contact the Ticket Office by phone on 0118 968 1313.

For full pricing information and seating arrangements for this fixture, click the button below. 

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Follow it Live!

If you can't make it to Aldershot on Saturday, we've got you covered!

- Keep up with minute-by-minute action through our live Match Centre, available on the club website prior to kick-off.

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Reminder

We wish to politely remind supporters that the football club is responsible for their conduct at all matches (home or away) and any person committing a football-related offence or involved in serious misconduct at any match will result in a club ban. Examples of serious misconduct include discriminatory, offensive or abusive chanting, entering the pitch, persistent standing and throwing a missile. Supporters witnessing any incidents of serious misconduct are encouraged to report this to the football club by texting 80800, beginning your message with the word SAFE.

 

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Match Reports

Pre-season | Fulham 0-0 Reading

Entertaining but goalless affair against top tier opposition in Aldershot

14 July 2018

Premier League Fulham were held to a goalless pre-season draw by an impressive Royals performance at Aldershot this afternoon.

  • Rodak saves well from Yiadom and Meite, who also has a hooked effort headed off the line.
  • Mannone's legs save from Kebano, before host of changes sees Marc McNulty make his bow.
  • Fonte's late low left-footed drive glances off the base of the right post and wide.

Marc McNulty started on the bench for the Royals, while Paul McShane returned from a knock to play a part in the squad. Liam Moore wore the captain's armband, while Aluko and Barrow added width up front.

Fulham began the brighter, with new signing Maxime Le Marchand taking fgood advantage of space on the left to supply a testing cross which was directed high over the crossbar in the middle by a combination of a Reading leg and a Fulham boot.

Reading soon earned themselves a good spell of possession though and Meite won a free kick before Swift and Barrow combined to subsequently win a corner on the left. Kelly's inswinger was arced in towards David Meyler, but Tim Ream connected bravely with the ball at the near post to head it clear. Ream suffered a bloodied head and was replaced by Steven Sessegnon as a result.

The Royals executed a very good move to get the first shot at target away soon after; Barrow burst down the left, centred a pass for Kelly who rolled away from his man to feed Yiadom on the right. He cut inside and drive low left-footed towards the bottom left corner, but Fulham keeper Marek Rodak did well to parry it away. The ball fell to Meite, who hooked an effort at goal - but the ball was headed off the line by a covering Fulham defender.

Meite got in behind a coupld of times as Reading began to exert some pressure, then Kelly won the ball in the centre circle and tried his luck from the half-way line. Rodak backpedalled very quickly but the audacious shot sailed just over the crossbar. At the other end, Fulham threatened through Cyrus Christie who dragged a shot across the goal but wide.



With half an hour gone, the referee awarded Fulham a free kick despite Aluko seemingly have won the ball cleanly from substitute Sessegnon. The set piece was taken short and teed up for Sessegnon who rifled low at goal - but Mannone was down well to smother it low to his right.

Liam Moore kneed clear a shot from Ryan Sessegnon moments later in what was fast establishing itself as an entertaining encounter. Next, Swift found Barrow who scuffed a shot wide from the edge of the Fulham box. And as half-time approached, Cairney dinked a speculative effort over Mannone but also over the bar from a similar distance.

Yiadom floated a cross up to the back post where Meite won the header but couldn't beat Rodak with a downward effort. And Meite did brilliantly to wrestle Odoi off the ball and scurry through on goal with the last kick of the first half, but Rodak saved with his right leg as Meite tried to pass it into the back of the net.

Half-time: Fulham 0-0 Reading

Paul Clement stuck with the same eleven for the start of the second period and Blackett's ball over the top almost found Meite's run - only for Rodak to come out of his area and clear it just before the Royals forward could get a telling toe to it.

At the other end, it took a good block from Yiadom to deflect a Ryan Sessegnon shot into the side netting. And Kebano got in behind the Royals' back line moments later, only for Mannone to make a good save with his legs before Kebano could get a shot away - Le Toure's follow up lob floated just over the crossbar.



Just after the hour mark, the Royals boss made six changes - changing his defensive line as well as introducing Leandro Bacuna and Marc McNulty. Slavisa Jokanovic made similar changes soon after.

The substitutions broke up the tempo of the game for a while, but Meite won a free kick on the left which Kelly curled into a darnous area inside the Fulham box but too close to Rodak in the end.

Cisse tested Mannone's handling with a well-struck shot from range, but the Italian calmly saved and held onto the effort with ten minutes of the friendly remaining.

Cisse again took aim from 25 yards but flashed his effort well wide this time. Then Pelle Clement had a late effort which he pulled wide of the bottom left corner.

There was still time for Rui Fonte to nearly nick the win for the Premier League side, letting rip with his left foot but the ball glancing off the outside of the right post and wide. But the game would end goalless and both teams will have benefited from good competitive football under their belts in more summer sunshine.

Full-time: Fulham 0-0 Reading

FulhamRodák (Ashby-Hammond 72) , Christie (Fossey 62), Odoi (Djalo 62), Ream (S.Sessegnon 11), Le Marchand (Jenz HT), Johansen (Cissé HT), Cairney (O'Reilly 62), de la Torre (Kait 62), Kebano (Thorsteinsson 62), Kamara (Francois 62), R.Sessegnon (Fonte 62).

Reading
: Mannone, Yiadom (Gunter 62), Blackett (Richards 62), Moore (McShane 62), Ilori (O'Shea 62), Meyler (Bacuna 62), Kelly (Clement 75), Aluko (Evans 75), Barrow (Rinomhota 75), Swift (McNulty 62), Meite (Smith 75).
Subs: Jaakkola, Ward.

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Ticket News

Seating and standing available for Fulham fixture

Royals meeting Cottagers in Aldershot

10 July 2018

We have an allocation of seated tickets available for this weekend’s pre-season friendly fixture against Fulham at Aldershot’s EBB Stadium, while standing tickets will only be available to purchase on arrival on matchday.

600 seats are available for Royals supporters, and they can be booked online at readingfcdirect.co.uk, in person at Madejski Stadium, or by ringing our Ticket Office on 0118 968 1313 (option 1).

If any seats remain unsold, they will be available to buy on the day as well.  All standing tickets will be purchased on arrival.

It’s a 1.30pm kick-off on Saturday 14th July against Slaviša Jokanović’s charges, who are building up to a Premier League season after earning promotion via the play-offs this summer.

And for the Royals, it’s the last fixture before jetting off to Austria the following day for a pre-season training camp and games against Beşiktaş and Rubin Kazan.

For full information about tickets for this game, including a table of prices and information for disabled supporters, click the banner below.

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