Action photos from the Royals clash with the Bluebirds at Madejski StadiumReading took all three points in a real battle at Madejski Stadium, to make it back-to-back wins in a week.
The Royals were the first to strike when Garath McCleary's fine backheal found John SWift in the centre, who slotted home to hand the home side a deserved lead.
It did not take long for Cardiff to find an equaliser when Liam Moore was adjudged to have fouled Sean Morrison. Joe Ralls stepped up to level the scores meaning it was all-square at half time.
It was Yann Kermorgant that restored Reading's lead, with the Frenchman firing home a sublime free-kick which flew past Allan McGregor in the Cardiff goal.
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