Lineups

Reading

( 4-4-2 )

  • 33. Rafael

  • 4. M. Morrison

  • 5. M. Miazga

  • 11. J. Obita

  • 10. J. Swift

  • 19. Y. Meïté

    106'
  • 21. M. Olise

    98'
  • 8. A. Rinomhota Yellow Card

    106'
  • 17. A. Yiadom

  • 14. O. Ejaria

    98'
  • 47. G. Puşcaş Penalty

Substitutes

  • 1. S. Walker

  • 6. L. Moore

  • 24. T. Blackett

  • 29. Pelé

    98'
  • 12. G. McCleary

    106'
  • 25. A. Masika

    98'
  • 9. S. Baldock

    106'

England - FA Cup

51' A. Rinomhota 51' Yellow Card 51'  A. Rinomhota 120' P. Retsos 120' Yellow Card 120'  P. Retsos 2' D. McGoldrick 2' Goal 2'   McGoldrick D. McGoldrick 43' G. Puşcaş 43' Penalty 43'   Puşcaş G. Puşcaş 107' B. Sharp 107' Goal 107'   Sharp B. Sharp
Reading

Reading

1 - 2

Sheffield United

Sheffield United

  • 2'
    0 - 1
  • 43
    1 - 1
  • HT
    1 - 1
  • 107'
    1 - 2
  • Date: 03/03/2020
  • Time: 20:00
  • Venue: Madejski Stadium (Reading)
  • Referee: Kevin Friend
Reading v Sheffield United - Team News

Date published: 3/3/2020 3:38:45 PM

 Reading v Sheffield United - Team News

Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder is not expected to make many changes for Tuesday's FA Cup fifth round tie at Reading but Lys Mousset is pushing for a recall.

The Blades boss is likely to largely stick with the players who have performed so well for him in the Premier League in recent weeks as his side remain in contention to qualify for Europe this season.

Even though they weren’t in action over the weekend, Wilder could decide to freshen it up and Mousset and David McGoldrick hoping to start up front, while the likes of Phil Jagielka, Panos Retsos and Richairo Zivkovic will all expect be involved at some point at the Madejski Stadium.

United have beaten non-league Fylde and Millwall to make the fifth round and Wilder has backed his players to prove their top-flight class in Berkshire.

He said: “I’m looking at my players and they are at it. I’d be surprised if the attitude isn’t bang on on Tuesday because we drill it into them all the time. If we get beat and Reading have a great one technically or tactically, then that can happen. But mentally and physically we have to show up.”

Royals boss Mark Bowen has injury worries over defenders Liam Moore, Tom McIntyre and Matt Miazga, who are all set for late fitness tests, while Chris Gunter (groin), forward Lucas Joao (hamstring) and winger Lucas Boye (hernia) are all set to sit the tie out.

Reading are 16th in the Championship, seven points clear of the bottom three, but Bowen is hoping for a memorable night and a Premier League scalp.

He said: “It would be absolutely fantastic if we could leave here knowing we were in the FA Cup quarter-final. It would bring a feelgood factor.”

Reading vs Sheffield United

Date published: 3/3/2020 11:59:46 AM

Reading vs Sheffield United

Sheffield United put their battle for Europe to one side as they travel to the capital for a clash with Reading in the FA Cup.

bet365 Pre-Match Odds: Reading 15/4, Draw 11/4, Sheffield United 3/4*

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United come into this game as heavy favourites and it really doesn’t come as a surprise. Chris Wilder’s men are unbeaten in their last four games across all competitions – this includes three victories too.

Reading, on the other hand, still haven’t exactly secured their Championship status for next season. The threat of relegation still looms however, their 2-0 win over Barnsley last week certainly helps their ambitions.

Nevertheless, as these two sides clash in the FA Cup, it’s incredibly hard to look past an away victory. Sheffield should have too much for the Royals – just like they had on the last four occasions they played the London team.

United won all of the four previous encounters – three of them in very convincing style. Their last victory saw Wilder’s men thrash Reading 4-0.

Much depends on what sort of side the United boss is prepared to put out however, we still think that the away side to win this game by two goals is the way to go; especially at the 4/1 price.

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TV Channels

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Match Information

  • FA Cup
  • Round 5
  • Madejski Stadium (Reading)
  • Kevin Friend
  • 15,129
  • 03 Mar, 20:00

Predictions

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League Table

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Recent Head-to-Head Results

03-Mar-2020
Reading 1-2 Sheffield United
16-Feb-2019
Sheffield United 4-0 Reading
08-Dec-2018
Reading 0-2 Sheffield United
27-Feb-2018
Reading 1-3 Sheffield United
21-Oct-2017
Sheffield United 2-1 Reading

Reading Last 5 Games

19/09/2020
Reading 2-0 Barnsley
W
15/09/2020
Reading 0-1 Luton Town
L
12/09/2020
Derby County 0-2 Reading
W
05/09/2020
Reading 3-1 Colchester United
W
01/09/2020
Portimonense 0-0 Reading
D

Sheffield United Last 5 Games

17/09/2020
Burnley 5-4 Sheffield United
L
14/09/2020
Sheffield United 0-2 Wolverhampton Wanderers
L
04/09/2020
Sheffield United 2-2 Preston North End
D
01/09/2020
Derby County 0-2 Sheffield United
W
26/07/2020
Southampton 3-1 Sheffield United
L

Lineups

Reading
(4-4-2)
Sheffield United
(3-5-2)
  • 33. Rafael

  • 4. M. Morrison

  • 5. M. Miazga

  • 11. J. Obita

  • 10. J. Swift

  • 19. Y. Meïté

    106'
  • 21. M. Olise

    98'
  • 8. A. Rinomhota Yellow Card

    106'
  • 17. A. Yiadom

  • 14. O. Ejaria

    98'
  • 47. G. Puşcaş Penalty

Substitutes

  • 1. S. Walker

  • 6. L. Moore

  • 24. T. Blackett

  • 29. Pelé

    98'
  • 12. G. McCleary

    106'
  • 25. A. Masika

    98'
  • 9. S. Baldock

    106'
  • 26. D. Henderson

  • 6. C. Basham

  • 5. J. O'Connell

  • 2. G. Baldock

  • 12. J. Egan

  • 7. J. Lundstram

  • 8. S. Berge

    99'
  • 23. B. Osborn

  • 17. D. McGoldrick Goal

    79'
  • 22. L. Mousset

    61'

Substitutes

  • 0. M. Verrips

  • 19. J. Robinson

    99'
  • 29. P. Retsos Yellow Card

    106'
  • 15. P. Jagielka

  • 10. B. Sharp Goal

    79'
  • 30. R. Zivkovic

  • 9. O. McBurnie

    61'

Live Match Stats

Reading Reading
Sheffield United Sheffield United
4
Corners
5
5
Shots On Target
4
48
Possession
52
1
Yellow Cards
1
0
Red Cards
0
5
Shots Off Target
10
156
Attacks
187
48
Dangerous
81

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Results

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Reading v Sheffield United

    Reading 1-2 Sheffield United AET - Match Report

    Date published: 3/4/2020 12:49:47 AM

    Substitute Billy Sharp was the hero for Sheffield United as they booked their place in the last eight of the FA Cup with a 2-1 extra-time win at Reading.

    Chris Wilder selected a strong side, with Dean Henderson in goal and Lys Mousset and David McGoldrick in attack, while the Royals were unchanged from their weekend win at home to Barnsley.

    However, they were behind after just two minutes when McGoldrick, yet to score in the Premier League, showed real class to find space and header home Ben Osborn’s cross from the left.

    The Royals did their best to hit back, John Swift seeing an effort well blocked while George Puscas also looked sharp in attack, although the disciplined Blades’ back-line shackled him well.

    Yakou Meite forced a good save from Henderson and the visitors deservedly levelled before the break when Puscas fired home from the penalty spot after George Baldock had fouled Andy Rinomhota.

    Reading started the second half well, Andy Yiadom driving an effort high and wide and the hosts were the better side but struggled to find a second goal.

    The same could be said for the Blades and Wilder looked to his bench with club captain Sharp introduced with 11 minutes to go. However, a decisive strike could not be found and with no replays in the fifth-round, the pair headed for extra-time.

    Again the duo traded blows and it was Sharp who broke the resistance just before the interval in the additional half-hour, finding himself in a trademark position six-yards out and heading home Luke Freeman’s assist.

    That strike was enough to see the Blades into the quarter-finals for the first time since the 2013-14 season and while it was harsh on the Royals, the South Yorkshire’s club’s fine season continues.

    Lineups

    Sheffield United

    ( 3-5-2 )

    • 26. D. Henderson

    • 6. C. Basham

    • 5. J. O'Connell

    • 2. G. Baldock

    • 12. J. Egan

    • 7. J. Lundstram

    • 8. S. Berge

      99'
    • 23. B. Osborn

    • 17. D. McGoldrick Goal

      79'
    • 22. L. Mousset

      61'

    Substitutes

    • 0. M. Verrips

    • 19. J. Robinson

      99'
    • 29. P. Retsos Yellow Card

      106'
    • 15. P. Jagielka

    • 10. B. Sharp Goal

      79'
    • 30. R. Zivkovic

    • 9. O. McBurnie

      61'