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11 October 2013

A look through the history books

We take a look back in the Reading FC history books, to reflect on what happened at this moment of time through the years.

October 1938: Reading defeated Watford in the final of the Southern Section Cup - which had been held over from the previous season. Our captain Jimmy Fullwood was presented with the trophy by Watford's vice Chairman Mr R J Kilby.

October 1967: The Royals almost caused a League Cup upset away at Arsenal. Cheered on by a huge away following, Reading matched Arsenal throughout but a first half goal was enough to win it for the Gunners, despite our forward George Harris having a goal disallowed when his shot his the bar with such force that it bounced over the Highbury North Stand - and forced the London club to have the bar realigned after the game!

12th October 1985: A historic day for the Royals as they become record breakers. Kevin Bremner scored the second goal  in a 2-0 win at Newport to secure our 12th consecutive league win from the start of the 1985/86 season - still a Football League record to this day.

24th October 1997: Royals man James Lambert beat the entire Nottingham Forest defence to score a sensational equaliser in a 3-3 thriller, shown live on TV. It was the last ever 'Goal of the Season' at Elm Park.

1st October 2005: Madejski Stadium erupted when Brynjar Gunnarsson scored a 89th minute winner against Sheffield United. It was an important 2-1 victory for the Royals who, of course, went on to win promotion to the Premier League that season - along with the Blades.

18th October 2011: Adam Le Fondre scored twice in a 2-2 draw with Derby County at Madejski Stadium, with future Royal Tomasz Cwyka scoring for the Rams in an entertaining four-goal second half.

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