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Reading go third with West Brom victory

6 Mar 2018
Reading v West Brom, PL2

Royals end five-match winless run to beat bottom club 2-0 and maintain Division 2 play-off push

Reading defeated West Bromwich Albion 2-0 to go third in Division 2 and strengthen their grip on a place in the promotion play-offs.

Jake Sheppard put the Royals ahead in the 58th minute when his cross from the right looped into the net.

Tyler Frost doubled the lead in the 77th minute with a fierce 20-yard shot. Sheppard was denied a late third when Alex Palmer tipped his effort on to the bar.

Teams finishing second to fifth will compete in the play-offs for the second promotion spot to Division 1.

Reading are five points clear of sixth-placed Fulham with three matches left. 

See: Reading report | West Brom report

Next fixtures

Reading: 12 Mar v Aston Villa (A) PL2
West Brom: 12 Mar v Stoke (H) PL2

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