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22 October 2019 Venue Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium Attendance

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Match Previews

Ahead of the game | Battle of the Hoops on Tuesday night

All you need to know as the Royals head to QPR in midweek

21 October 2019

After late heroics at the weekend, Reading's challenge is to back up their form from Saturday away to another team currently occupying one of the Sky Bet Championship's Play-Off places...

Fixture News

🎥 Highlights from Royals' late show against Preston

20 October 2019

Queens Park Rangers vs Reading
Tuesday 22nd October, 7.45pm kick-off
Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium (Loftus Road)
Sky Bet Championship

Mark Warburton's QPR side have started the season very strongly, and they currently sit 5th in the Championship standings after a hard-fought victory against Hull City at the weekend.

The other R's were behind at the KCOM Stadium on Saturday, but a strike from Ryan Manning and two penalties from talented youngster, Ebere Eze were enough to earn all three points.

Since a loss to Cardiff at the start of the month, Warburton's men have struck back to score seven goals and earn six points out of six - a run they will aim to continue against the Royals.

One thing that will concern QPR fans, however, is that they are yet to keep a clean sheet in all competitions so far this season. 

Reading, meanwhile, got off to the best possible start under Mark Bowen at the weekend, as Matt Miazga's goal in the dying seconds earned the Royals a 1-0 win over high-flying Preston North End.

On the team news front, Andy Rinomhota will be hoping to be fit for Tuesday night's game, after missing out on Saturday's win through illness, while Charlie Adam is set to be assessed for a hamstring injury. Strikers, Lucas Boyé and Lucas João are longer-term absentees and will not be available for Reading's upcoming matches, while Yakou Méïté is also a doubt after going off injured at the weekend.

Reading are set to be backed by a strong away following at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium on Tuesday night, and there is still time for you to be there and back the boys. Check out ticket details below.

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Pre-match chat

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Tickets

Please head to our online Ticket Office here.

Tickets for this fixture are on sale until midday on Tuesday 22nd October, with price dependent on seat location:

  • Adults: £28-£33
  • 60 & Over: £19-£23
  • 18-23: £19-£23
  • 8-17: £13-£16
  • 7 & Under: Free when accompanied by an Adult

Please note that no tickets will be sold to Reading fans at the match, so you must buy your tickets before the midday deadline on Tuesday 22nd October.

Travel

Supporters' Trust At Reading (STAR) offer travel to every Reading away game, details of which can be found on the STAR website here.

If you are travelling by car to West London on Tuesday, please see directions to the game below.

Weather

LONDON WEATHER

It's set to be a cool, clear evening in White City as the Royals take on QPR, so we recommend bringing an extra layer for the second half in particular.

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

Report | Reading strike back twice to draw at QPR

Pușcaș and Baldock earn Reading draw against high flyers

22 October 2019

Goals from George Pușcaș and Sam Baldock earned Reading a creditable 2-2 draw against Queens Park Rangers away from home on Tuesday.

Nahki Wells and Jordan Hugill had put the hosts ahead twice at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium, but the Royals fought back to earn a hard-fought point on the night.

The team news saw three Royal changes in London, as Andy Rinomhota, Baldock and Omar Richards all came into proceedings after Saturday's win against Preston.

The match started on an even keel between the teams at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium, with the Royals looking bright in possession against their high-flying opponents.

Reading showed their attacking intent early on, with a cleverly disguised ball from John Swift finding Andy Yiadom on the right, who crossed first time into the path of Baldock, but Yoann Barbet was able to rise highest and head clear.

A brilliant piece of interplay between Ovie Ejaria and George Pușcaș followed in midfield, with Ejaria able to slip it through to Baldock on the run. He was onside, and forced a strong save from Liam Kelly (no, not that one) in the QPR goal.

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Rangers' first forward foray came just shy of the quarter-hour mark, as front two Nahki Wells and Jordan Hugill combined up front. Wells floated a ball to the far post for his strike partner to head, beating Yiadom to the header put going straight at Rafael.

Baldock and Pușcaș were forming a lively partnership up front for the Royals, deftly playing to each other whenever they could, but the assistant referee's flag would intervene on a pair of occasions as they appeared to be through on goal.

The Royals kept up the pressure on their opponents throughout the first 20 minutes, keeping QPR penned in and trying to make the breakthrough.

Ejaria looked like the dangerman for the Royals. Richards did well to flick to the playmaker in midfield, whose typically mazy run saw him onto his left foot 20 yards from goal. His low strike was bound for the bottom corner, but a brilliant flying save from Kelly saw him turn it behind.

Against the run of play, dramatic circumstances saw QPR blocked from taking the lead. A ball back into the area saw Ebere Eze go down, before a combination of Miazga and Richards stopped two goalbound efforts from the hosts, with the referee putting the whistle to his mouth under appeals of handball from Richards, before seeming to change his mind and play carried on.

But with a rare move forward for the hosts, they took the lead. A quick move from the left saw Eze play it to Wells in space on the edge of the box, whose low driven effort was a fine finish past Rafael.

However, less than two minutes later, Reading were level. Ejaria did superbly in Reading's defensive third to out-muscle his marker and provide a sumptuous ball to Pușcaș one-on-one with Kelly.

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He made no mistake from outside the area as he slotted past the QPR 'keeper, with the ball creeping in off the inside of the post and giving Reading a deserved goal - the Romanian's fourth of the season.

It was an open and thoroughly entertaining first half in West London, with the match hanging in the balance between two sides at opposite ends of the table before kick-off.

QPR spurned a golden chance to take the lead again with 40 minutes on the clock, as a floated free-kick was only half-cleared. Toni Leistner saw a shot blocked by Michael Morrison, before Jordan Hugill's rebound cleared the crossbar in a let-off for Reading.

The remainder of the half passed without further incident, Reading shaded proceedings on the balance of play but it was all square at the interval.

Half time | QPR 1-1 Reading

The second half started where the first had left off, with both sides battling for possession and trying to edge themselves ahead in the game.

It took almost ten minutes for a chance to come as a result in the second period, with a Ryan Manning free-kick heading into a dangerous area in the Reading box - but the ball bounced through the crowded area and safe.

Up the other end, a quickly-taken set piece from Ejaria saw the ball worked to Baldock as the Royals caught the QPR defence off-guard, with the striker's touch and half-volley clearing the crossbar.

But on the hour mark, QPR took the lead again. A quick break saw the ball fall to Hugill outside the area. His pot-shot took a heavy deflection on its way through, wrong-footing Rafael and seeing the hosts in front once more.

Reading tried to strike back quickly once more, with a ball over the top finding Pușcaș  in the box, but he couldn't add to his tally as a tricky first touch was claimed in the air by Kelly.

Swift was brought down in prime shooting range shortly afterwards. He stood over the free-kick, beat the wall and Kelly had to have two attempts to claim it and pluck it from the top corner.

Midway through the second half, McCleary was introduced for his first senior appearance of the season, adding another attacking outlet as Rinomhota was withdrawn.

The match had fully opened up at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium on Tuesday, as both sides threw caution to the wind in search of the win in a fascinating match, but it was the Royals who had to draw themselves level.

And with 15 minutes to go, they did just that. Another sublime piece of skill and improvisation from Ejaria saw him keep possession as he laid back to Swift. The midfielder's cross-field ball saw Yiadom nod back towards goal, and Baldock, on his return to the team, was there to make sure of the goal and draw Reading level.

Shortly afterwards, Baldock almost had a second as Pușcaș broke away on the right-hand side. The Romanian arrowed a low ball across goal, it was a tight angle for Baldock to shoot under pressure, and he couldn't quite get the right contact as Reading looked to pull in front for the first time in the game.

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Baldock was the recipient of a clever Swift free-kick that saw him beat the offside trap, but Swift's intuitive pass didn't quite have the pace required for the striker to get a shot away in time - with Yoann Barbet able to cover.

Reading kept up the attacking pressure, as McCleary slid through to Baldock once more on his weaker left foot. The angle was tight once again, and he couldn't keep his strike down in front of more than 1,100 travelling Royals in the away end.

All things considered, a creditable point on the road for the Royals.

Full time | QPR 2-2 Reading

Queens Park Rangers: Kelly, Rangel (Kane HT), Leistner, Barbet, Manning, Cameron, Scowen, Chair (Pugh 77), Eze, Wells (Amos 67), Hugill.
Subs: Lumley, Ball, Mlakar, Osayi-Samuel.
Goals: Wells (29), Hugill (58)
Yellow: Hugill, Eze

Reading: Rafael, Yiadom, Morrison, Miazga, Moore (c), Richards, Rinomhota (McCleary 67), Ejaria (Pelé 90+2), Swift, Baldock, Pușcaș.
Subs: Walker, Loader, McIntyre, Olise, Blackett.
Goals: Pușcaș (31), Baldock (74)
Yellow: Rinomhota, Miazga

Attendance: 12,330 (1,163 away)
Referee: Mr J Simpson

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