In some senses this was a nothing game. Reading had already secured Premiership status for next season and the Championship title for this season. On the other hand there was still much to play for as Reading went into this game on 99 points and having scored 93 goals this season. The all time record of 105 points is within their reach and they could still become the first to do a double 100 by reaching 100 points and scoring 100 goals in the process.
Reading started the game unusually in a 4-3-3 formation with what was in effect a reserve team with 6 first choice players not starting many of whom were not even on the bench. Once the three substitutions had been made Reading were down to two first choice players on the pitch and three players who were making their league debuts. Despite this Reading looked comfortable throughout the game with the fans in party mood as they cruised past Stoke.
Reading now sit on 102 points with 96 goals. A win and a draw and four goals from their next two games and they will have broken just about every record going!
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