Pictures of the action from the defeat at the hands of an experienced Everton side...Photos of the action from Reading U23's 6-3 defeat at the hands of an Everton side who sit top of the Premier League 2 table. 26-year-old Toffees forward Oumar Niasse grabbed a hat-trick for the visitors after Adrija Novakovich's brace had given the Royals a two goal lead. The £13.5 million striker helped turn the game before half time before Kieran Dowell, Liam Walsh and Dominic Calvert-Lewin added to Everton's lead in the second half.
17-year-old Tom McIntyre pulled one back for Reading late on with a powerful header.
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Photos by Dan Murphy