Report: Swansea 1-1 Reading (p)
Reading celebrate their equalising goal
Reading progressed to the 4th round of the Carabao Cup following a penalty shoot-out victory over Swansea.
The game was taken to penalties following a 1-1 draw in normal time. Bersant Celina put the Swans in front with a simple finish after 15 minutes, however saw his side pegged back almost immediately after John Swift dazzled the defence to score an excellent solo goal for the Royals.
Each side converted their opening four penalties in the shoot-out, with Conor Washington, Jefferson Montero, Tom Carroll and Jay Fulton scoring for Swansea. Sam Baldock, Maximilian Wober, Leandro Bacuna and John Swift replied in reverse for Reading.
However, it was the goalscorer Bersant Celina who were see his effort denied by Reading 'keeper Sam Walker, who joined from Colchester in the Summer. David Meyler was given the opportunity to see Reading through and calmly converted his spot-kick to seal Reading's place in the next round.
Swansea manager Leon Britton spoke after the game admitting, "We weren't good enough today and didn't take our opportunities. We had enough chances to see off Reading, but were too wasteful and you can't afford to do that. Well done to Paul [Clement] and his players - they deserve this win."
Reading will travel to Premier League opposition in Southampton at St Mary's next month in reward for their win. The tie will take place on Tuesday 30th October. Southampton sealed their place in the fourth round after a convincing 3-0 win over Derby County.
Swansea XI: Nordfeldt, Roberts, Rodon (Wright, 78), Van Der Hoorn, Olsson, Fulton, Carroll, McKay (James, 62), Celina, Montero, McBurnie (Washington, 71)
Reading XI: Walker, Yiadom, McShane, Moore, Wober, Beningime (Meyler, 79), Ezatolahi, Swift, Meite (Bacuna, 56), Baldock, Bodvarsson (Harriott, 62)
Griffin: Thankfully we have plenty of options available to us that will help us through, however it's still a massive shame to hamper his progression for the next six months+
Justice: Hopefully. It's going to be interesting to see if the injury causes any set-backs for him in future.