Reading 1-0 Huddersfield Town

24 Sep

Roy Beerens (centre)


Roy Beerens (centre) netted his first league goal for Reading

Ten-man Huddersfield Town slipped off the top of the Championship table after suffering defeat at Reading.

The Terriers were on the back foot after winger Rajiv van La Parra was sent off before the half-hour mark for two bookable offences.

After John Swift hit the post, the Royals went ahead just before the break through Roy Beerens’ deflected shot.

Nahki Wells nearly grabbed an equaliser late on as the visitors fell to their second league loss of the season.

David Wagner’s side drop to second in the table after Norwich City beat Burton 3-1 and climbed above them.

Reading, meanwhile, are unbeaten in six Championship games and are now two points behind Huddersfield in fourth.

Van La Parra’s dismissal proved the turning point as the Dutchman picked up his first caution for a late challenge on Jordan Obita and then received a second yellow from referee James Linington for dissent three minutes later.

The hosts came close to a second after the break when Stephen Quinn’s drilled effort was parried away by Terriers keeper Danny Ward but Huddersfield rallied in the closing stages in search of a point.

However, Michael Hefele and Elias Kachunga failed to take advantage of headed chances as Wagner threw players forward.

Huddersfield pair Mark Hudson and Chris Lowe picked up their fifth bookings of the season and, along with van La Parra, will be suspended for Tuesday’s match against Rotherham.

Live Text

Match ends, Reading 1, Huddersfield Town 0.

Second Half ends, Reading 1, Huddersfield Town 0.

Attempt saved. Elias Kachunga (Huddersfield Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Mark Hudson with a headed pass.

Attempt missed. Nahki Wells (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Michael Hefele with a headed pass.

Foul by Callum Harriott (Reading).

Martin Cranie (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Michael Hefele (Huddersfield Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Aaron Mooy with a cross.

Attempt missed. Mark Hudson (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Aaron Mooy.

Attempt missed. Yann Kermorgant (Reading) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Callum Harriott with a cross.

Roy Beerens (Reading) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jonathan Hogg (Huddersfield Town).

Tennai Watson (Reading) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mark Hudson (Huddersfield Town).

Corner, Reading. Conceded by Christopher Schindler.

Attempt missed. Nahki Wells (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is close, but misses the top right corner.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Danny Williams (Reading) because of an injury.

Paul McShane (Reading) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Michael Hefele (Huddersfield Town).

Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Michael Hefele replaces Harry Bunn.

Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Martin Cranie replaces Chris Löwe.

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Liam Moore.

Foul by Stephen Quinn (Reading).

Elias Kachunga (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Paul McShane (Reading) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Roy Beerens with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Reading. Conceded by Chris Löwe.

Attempt blocked. Roy Beerens (Reading) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Stephen Quinn (Reading) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Callum Harriott.

Substitution, Reading. Stephen Quinn replaces John Swift.

Attempt missed. Yann Kermorgant (Reading) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Elias Kachunga (Huddersfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Chris Gunter (Reading).

Elias Kachunga (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Chris Gunter (Reading) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Elias Kachunga (Huddersfield Town).

Foul by Yann Kermorgant (Reading).

Christopher Schindler (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Danny Williams (Reading) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jonathan Hogg (Huddersfield Town).

Foul by John Swift (Reading).

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