Bristol City 0-2 Reading: Royals beat Robins to increase pressure on Dean Holden


Lucas Joao scores for Reading against Bristol City
Lucas Joao’s first-half strike was his sixth in his past eight league appearances

Reading coasted to victory over a listless Bristol City side, whose fifth successive Championship defeat piled further pressure on manager Dean Holden.

Lucas Joao grabbed the first, showing great control and a typically smart finish to net his 20th goal of the season, before centre-back Michael Morrison powered his way through to make it 2-0 with a deflected strike.

City improved after the break but ended the match with just one attempt on target as the Royals, who remain fifth after ending a two-game losing run, remained in control.

More to follow.

Line-ups

Bristol City

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Bentley
  • 19Mariappa
  • 22Kalas
  • 23MooreBooked at 76mins
  • 26VynerSubstituted forPalmerat 65′minutes
  • 10PatersonSubstituted forSemenyoat 65′minutes
  • 17LansburyBooked at 67minsSubstituted forBakinsonat 67′minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 4NagySubstituted forMassengoat 80′minutes
  • 2HuntBooked at 20mins
  • 9Diédhiou
  • 21Wells

Substitutes

  • 12O’Leary
  • 18Semenyo
  • 28Pearson
  • 30Bakinson
  • 33Bell
  • 34Towler
  • 42Massengo
  • 43S Sessegnon
  • 45Palmer

Reading

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 33Cabral Barbosa
  • 17Yiadom
  • 4Morrison
  • 5McIntyre
  • 3RichardsBooked at 37mins
  • 8Rinomhota
  • 30Semedo
  • 2Pontes EstevesSubstituted forHolmesat 75′minutes
  • 7OliseBooked at 75minsSubstituted forTetekat 90+2′minutes
  • 14EjariaBooked at 69minsSubstituted forPuscasat 86′minutes
  • 18Lucas JoãoSubstituted forGibsonat 86′minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Moore
  • 9Baldock
  • 15Gibson
  • 22Southwood
  • 24Aluko
  • 29Holmes
  • 34Tetek
  • 46Onen
  • 47Puscas

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