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‘Battle of the Hoops’ selected for full live Sky Sports broadcast

Date for Wolves (A) in Carabao Cup also confirmed

30 August 2019

Our away fixture against QPR on Tuesday 22nd October, kick-off 7.45pm, has been selected as a match which will be broadcast live by Sky Sports.

There is no change to the date or the time of kick-off when the Royals travel to Loftus Road in the Autumn, but this fixture will be available to watch live on Sky Sports in the UK as well as through the EFL’s international broadcast partners around the world.

Our last visit to QPR resulted in a goalless draw, José Gomes picking up his first point as Royals boss back at the end of December 2018.

Three of our last four trips to Loftus Road have ended all square in fact; our last victory over QPR came back in February 2014 when goals from Danny Williams, Alex Pearce and Garath McCleary handed Nigel Adkins’ side a 3-1 win, despite a former Royals hero Kevin Doyle finding the back of the net for Rangers.

Our midweek game at West Bromwich Albion last week was available to view on Sky Sports via the Red Button service of course… but this was just a single-camera feed, without commentary and replays factored into the production.

The trip to take on Mark Warburton’s men will be Sky’s featured fixture in this midweek tranche of games, involving the regular TV production and available to watch both here and abroad.

Please note that this fixture will therefore not be available to watch via a live stream on iFollow, either in the UK or around the world. However, subscribers to iFollow will still be able to listen to live audio commentary.


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Elsewhere, the date for Reading's Third Round Carabao Cup tie away at Wolves has also been confirmed - with the Royals set to travel to Molineux on Wednesday 25th September, 7.45pm kick-off.

Nuno Espirito Santo's side enter the competition at this stage due to their Premier League status, and last night confirmed qualification for the group stages of this season's Europa League by overcoming Torino over two legs.

Reading’s last visit to Molineux was not one to remember, however, as a dominant Wolves side ran out 3-0 winners against the Royals while sailing towards the Sky Bet Championship title back in March 2018.

A place in the Last 16 of the Carabao Cup is at stake on the night this time, however, and ticket details for this match will be confirmed in due course.


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