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#Madejski500 Countdown | 2️⃣: Reading 2-1 Wigan (16th May 2001)

Semi-final euphoria takes second place in your votes...

21 December 2017

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The night the East Stand quite literally rocked. Our play-off semi-final victory against Wigan in 2001 finishes second in your voting.

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We asked our fans for their votes on what their favourite of the 499 Madejski Stadium matches was, and this remarkable game in the Division 2 play-offs is your second-favourite of our RG2 era.

Kevin Nicholls had the visitors ahead with his first-half finish, before the remarkable comeback began in the 86th minute.

A then-club-record crowd at Madejski Stadium roared for the first time when Martin Butler got on the end of Nicky Forster's cross to square proceedings late on.

Euphoric scenes then erupted in added time as the referee pointed to the spot for a foul on Forster at the death.

Jamie Cureton's spot-kick was well-saved by Roy Carroll, but only into Forster's path as he smashed home and sent Madejski Stadium into hysteria.

Watch the video to relive a spectacular night in RG2, and don't forget to be a part of #Madejski500 on Saturday!

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