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Re-live the euphoria of an historic Monday night

18 March 2015

Take advantage of our official video channels

The Royals’ official video channels have been packed with exclusive content since we booked our place in the FA Cup semi-finals for only the second time in the club’s 144-year history on Monday.

With Reading’s inaugural last-four tie having come in 1927, the victory over Bradford City in front of a capacity Madejski Stadium crowd ended the 88-year wait for a second.

And, following the historic night, the club’s official YouTube, Twitter and Vine accounts, as well as Reading FC Player, have pulled out all the stops to recreate the electric atmosphere that reigned over RG2 on Monday.

Berkshire was filled with hope and anticipation at 7.40pm and supporters can watch the players’ final preparations for the game with our behind-the-scenes Tunnel Cam.

With the atmosphere building and air raid sirens blaring over the PA system, the two teams enter the field to a cauldron of noise.

The Royals’ start was fantastic with Hal Robson-Kanu and Garath McCleary putting the Royals 2-0 up inside 10 minutes and the fans reaction to the former’s opening goal can also be seen on YouTube.

This was also published as a Twitter video yesterday morning, which racked up around 140 interactions.

Our GoPro camera was on hand to capture the North Stand getting to their feet when Jamie Mackie found the back of the net for number three while, on Vine, manager Steve Clarke expresses his delight at the clincher.

There are freeview interviews with Clarke and Mackie on YouTube, with the full pieces and nine minutes of extended highlights being available on Reading FC Player.

Michael Hector spoke exclusively to the club after the game and YouTube was also the location for a three-minute montage that tells the story of the entire evening.

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