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10 moments of 2013/14: McCleary's stunner

25 May 2014

Sensational strike against Burnley

Welcome to the latest installment of our new feature on, as we focus on ten moments to remember from the 2013/14 campaign.

The year may not have ended how we all wanted it to, but there were some memorable points to look back on as we keenly await the upcoming 2014/15 season.

Catch up on preview entries on our news page

At 5...

It may not have counted for anything in the end, but what a phenomenal strike this was from Garath McCleary.

With Burnley 2-1 up against the Royals at Madejski Stadium on the final day of the Sky Bet Championship season, the former Nottingham Forest man watched a looping ball carefully onto his right foot, and unleashed an unstoppable rifle into the back of the net to send the Reading faithful wild - coming in at number five of our ten 2013/14 moments to remember.

Reading reached the FA Youth Cup semi finals for the first time in our history after an absolutely incredible game against Liverpool.

We won 5-4 on spot kicks, but that doesn't tell anything like the full story of an amazing match.

Reading led 2-0 but were pegged back on 88 minutes, and then trailed 4-2 only to score twice in the final three minutes of extra time.

We then scored all five of our penalties, with De'Jaune Taylor-Crossdale stroking home the decisive spot kick to send our players, staff and supporters wild on a great evening.

It really was an incredible night, with drama, quality, sheers guts and determination, and first and foremost our youngsters are through to the last four for the first time ever - a quite remarkable achievement. more at
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Tomorrow (Monday) we will bring you moment number four from 2013/14. Thanks again for your support.

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