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#Madejski500 Countdown | 1️⃣: Reading 3-2 Middlesbrough (19th August 2006)

First Premier League match wins fan vote

22 December 2017

So, we asked for your votes, and you delivered in numbers! After an enthralling countdown, we can now confirm your favourite ever game at Madejski Stadium...

As exclusively revealed on Friday afternoon on our brand new show The Royal Exchange, our very first match in the Premier League won your votes: Our 3-2 win against Middlesbrough in 2006!

After breaking records to escape the Championship, the Royals were brought back down to earth with a bump as Boro took a two-goal lead at Madejski Stadium in our first top-tier match.

Then the fightback begun as Dave Kitson and then Steve Sidwell struck to level proceedings, before substitute Leroy Lita sent Madejski Stadium into bedlam by netting a late winner!

Watch the video below and re-live one of the classic Madejski Stadium moments.


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