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Wilson stars as Fulham hit seven at Reading to go second in Championship


Aleksandar Mitrovic scores
Aleksandar Mitrovic scored Fulham’s second from the penalty spot on the stroke of half-time

Harry Wilson scored twice and was involved in four other goals as Fulham hit seven at Reading to return to second place in the Championship.

It was the second time Marco Silva’s side had scored seven this season, matching November’s win at Blackburn.

Wilson scored in either half, either side of an Aleksandar Mitrovic penalty in first-half injury time.

Kenny Tete, Neeskens Kebano, Tosin Adarabioyo and Mitrovic with his second then added to the second-half rout.

It was a first win in six matches for Fulham who were in league action for the first time since a home defeat by Sheffield United on 20 December having had their three festive season fixtures postponed because of Covid-19 cases.

This victory saw them move to within a point of leaders Bournemouth with a game in hand and with a greatly superior goal difference following their second emphatic away win of the season.

A damaging defeat for Reading saw their winless home run stretched to seven league matches in the process as they remain perilously close to the relegation zone having now won just once in seven league games.

It also came just three days after an embarrassing FA Cup third-round exit at the hands of non-league Kidderminster Harriers, with pressure mounting on manager Veljko Paunovic.

More to follow.

Line-ups

Reading

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 22Southwood
  • 16TetekSubstituted forRinomhotaat 52′minutes
  • 3Holmes
  • 24DannSubstituted forCamaraat 7′minutes
  • 41Bristow
  • 15DrinkwaterBooked at 41minsSubstituted forPuscasat 64′minutes
  • 28Laurent
  • 23Hoilett
  • 10Swift
  • 19Dele-Bashiru
  • 9Carroll

Substitutes

  • 8Rinomhota
  • 32Camara
  • 33Cabral Barbosa
  • 38Stickland
  • 39Clarke
  • 47Puscas

Fulham

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Rodák
  • 2Tete
  • 16Tosin
  • 13Ream
  • 33Robinson
  • 10Cairney
  • 6ReedSubstituted forChalobahat 79′minutes
  • 8WilsonSubstituted forMuniz Carvalhoat 76′minutes
  • 28CarvalhoSubstituted forDe Cordova-Reidat 72′minutes
  • 7Kebano
  • 9Mitrovic

Substitutes

  • 3Hector
  • 4Odoi
  • 12Chalobah
  • 14De Cordova-Reid
  • 19Muniz Carvalho
  • 21Gazzaniga
  • 35Francois

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