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The Championship play-offs get underway today as Fulham host Reading in the semi-final first leg at Craven Cottage.

Slavisa Jokanovic's men, well fancied despite finishing sixth, take on a Reading outfit who were in the top six for the majority of the season.

Fulham thrashed Jaap Stam's men 5-0 at the Cottage during the regular season, with the Royals winning the return at the Madejski 1-0.

The game is live on Sky Sports 2 from 5.15pm, with kick-off at 5.30pm.

And we have all the action for you in our live blog.

Key Events

But half-time in the tie

Still another 90 minutes to go in the tie.

Full-time

And it’s ended honours even. 1-1.

Five added minutes

Can Fulham take an advantage to the Mad Stad?

Sub

Cyriac on for Aluko.

RED CARD!

Paul McShane with a shocking challenge and the linesman tells the referee to issue a red card! Knee high challenge. Awful.

Lovely

That is lovely football, lovely, Scott Malone at the heart of it and his shot is palmed out by Al-Habsi for Cairney to nod home. 1-1. Game on.

GOAL!

Fulham are level and who else but Tom Cairney?

In action

Action from Fulham v Reading
Action from Fulham v Reading (Image: Get Reading)

Shocker

That is a shocker from Attwell, an absolute shocker. Johansen felt he was fouled, nothing given, then Williams goes to ground, he felt he was fouled, handles the ball, referee says no foul, no handball, Reading go on and score.

Handball

There is a definite handball in the build-up

GOAL!

Jordan Obita opens the scoring for Reading! But that is controversial!

Attendance

Second half

We are back underway. Will we find a goal?

Half-time

No goals at half-time. It’s been entertaining, but goalless.

Yellows

About time Stuart Attwell showed some yellow cards, one for Jon Swift and one for Yann Kermorgant - finally.

On top

Fulham well on top now. Can they make it count?

Excellent

Sliding interception from Tomas Kalas to stop a dangerous-looking Reading attack.

That's two now

Yann Kermorgant really should be in the book.

Questions being asked

CLOSE!

Sone Aluko has to score! Drags his shot wide from Ayite’s low cross.

Referee in the spotlight

CLOSE!

Tom Cairney’s first shot is charged down, comes back for Cairney and he curls one left-footed...millimetres wide!

Under the cosh

Fulham struggling to get out of the box

Lucky

Lewis Grabban in behind the Fulham defence, but he can’t get it out of his feet.

Fast

Fulham threaten for the first time, quick on the break, but it comes to nothing.

Fouls

Couple of early fouls from Reading, they’re up for a fight.

Horrible

That really is a horrible, horrible away kit for Reading. Ghastly.

Here we go

And the play-offs are underway. Reading kick-off.

As if you need reminding...

Fulham have never won a play-off game.

Err...ouch?