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Good afternoon and welcome to rainy Reading!

After what seems like an eternal 13 days away, QPR are back in action against the rejuvenated Royals.

It's been changes galore at the Madejski Stadium, as departing manager Jaap Stam was swiftly replaced by Paul Clement; an appointment which they'll be hoping can spark a reactiion to move them away from the drop zone.

The Hoops went into the break after picking up eight points from a possible 12, and will be looking to get some quick points on the board to reach mathematical safety in the Championship.

It's bound to be a zippy game in Berkshire thanks to the weather, and we'll have all of the build-up, team news, action and reaction right here.

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Full-time: Reading 1 QPR 0

QPR will feel they deserved more, but it’s Reading who take all three points.

Luke Freeman’s late effort is blocked!

Jake Bidwell misses!

PENALTY TO QPR!

5 minutes added time

Massimo Luongo’s effort is blocked before Jake Bidwell screws his effort wide.

QPR are certainly building the momentum here!

Yann Kermorgant is sent off for Reading!

Ebere Eze wriggles free from the challenge and hits his effort just wide!

Luongo and Eze replace Smyth and Cousins.

Paul Smyth goes so close with a fizzed effort which is tipped over!

Matt Smith goes agonizingly close to an equaliser but heads his effort wide!

Luke Freeman scuffs his effort just wide.

Matt Smith replaces Conor Washington.

Scowen floats his effort high over the bar.

Josh Scowen wins a free-kick in a dangerous position.

A great cross from Furlong finds Smyth who’s flick on is claimed by Vito Mannone.

Second half is underway!

Half-time

It’s 1-0 to Reading at the break.

A great run by Luke Freeman finds Pawel Wszolek on the right who cuts inside and fires wide of the mark.

Luke Freeman’s shot is turned in by Joel Lynch, but it’s ruled out for offside!

A fantastic passing move by QPR culminates in an excellent low cross by Joel Lynch which simply needed to be tapped home.

Sadly no-one was there to do so.

QPR starting to click into gear, but they’re being crowded out by a very organised Reading defence.

A great piece of link-up play by Smyth and Washington sets up Wszolek who’s shot is deflected for a corner.

Encouraging play as Joel Lynch and Jordan Cousins start a passing move to get QPR further up the field.

Sone Aluko is causing all kinds of problems here as he floats in from the right; QPR simply can’t handle him!

Reading look to break quickly from a QPR corner but Bidwell gives away a tactical foul on the halfway line.

Paul Smyth fires a volley just over the bar.

Conor Washington goes agonizingly close to an equaliser as he volleys wide!

GOAL! Reading 1 (Aluko) QPR

Reading have been very much on top, passing and moving, but it’s Sone Aluko who runs down the right, cuts inside unchallenged and unleashes a strike into the top corner that gives the Royals the lead.

3000 QPR fans here today - tremendous support