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🔜 Ahead of the game | Back to Wales to face the Bluebirds (again!)

Royals are up for the Cup on Tuesday night in replay

4 February 2020

After completing the same journey on Friday night, it's all eyes on South Wales once more as a place in the last 16 of the FA Cup awaits the victors...

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3 February 2020

Cardiff City vs Reading
Tuesday 4th February 2020, 7.45pm kick-off
Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round Replay
Cardiff City Stadium

It's safe to say that, after the last fortnight, Reading and Cardiff City have got to know each other pretty well. This will be the third and final meeting between the teams in the space of 10 days, with neither team emerging victorious in their first two encounters.

There were parallels in both 1-1 draws, too, with Yakou Méïté netting for the Royals on both occasions and Callum Paterson of the Bluebirds doing the same in league and cup.

With a place in the Fifth Round of the FA Cup at home to Sheffield United the prize for the winners on Tuesday night, a result will be guaranteed in the replay - with extra time and penalties available if necessary.

A fiery match took place on Friday night as the teams jostled for all three points, but they ended up settling for a point apiece on the night.

In the Emirates FA Cup so far this season, Mark Bowen has opted for mass rotation as he keeps his squad sharp for the remainder of the Championship campaign - with a seven-game February following on from the nine played in January.

Felipe Araruna and Ayub Masika completed moves to the club late in the January transfer window, but as they were not registered in time for the first outing between the teams, they will be unavailable for this match and could make their debuts at home to Hull City on Saturday.

It'll be straight knockout on the night in the famous old competition, and we would love to see you there backing the boys on Tuesday night.

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Pre-match chat

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Tickets

Age category Advance price
(Until 12pm on matchday)
Matchday prices for all supporters
(From 12pm on matchday)
Adult £10 £15
60 & Over £7 £10
16-21 £7 £10
15 & Under £5 £7

Cardiff City have reciprocated advance ticket prices for this match, with the same prices having applied for the home leg of this FA Cup tie last weekend. After midday on Tuesday 4th February, prices will increase.

Sales will be available on the night in Cardiff from Gate 12, where you can buy tickets cash only. Collections and duplicate requests can also be made at this point.

For full ticket information, including prices and how you can buy online, head here.

You can also visit our Ticket Office during opening hours or ring 0118 968 1313.

Travel

Allow plenty of time to travel with rush-hour traffic on the way down the M4 on Tuesday. There were lengthy delays for traffic after crossing the Severn Bridge on Friday afternoon - so be prepared to leave early just in case.

iFollow

UK subscribers to iFollow will be able to listen to Tuesday night's match, either with an Audio Match Pass for the cost of £2.50, or with an Audio Monthly Pass, where you can listen to every Reading match for £4.49 per month.

Please note, this match will not be available to watch live for video subscribers on iFollow - due to the match taking place in the Emirates FA Cup.

Reminder

We wish to politely remind supporters that the football club is responsible for their conduct at all matches (home or away) and any person committing a football-related offence or involved in serious misconduct at any match will result in a club ban. Examples of serious misconduct include discriminatory, offensive or abusive chanting, entering the pitch, persistent standing and throwing a missile. Supporters witnessing any incidents of serious misconduct are encouraged to report this to the football club by texting 80800, beginning your message with the word SAFE.


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