KENYA BROWN - Monday, November 21, 2016
The Americans took up their regular spots on the bench, but a division down Danny Williams scored a goal to push Reading further up the Championship standings.
Reading 3-0 Burton Albion
Newcastle United are not the only team in the Championship on a winning streak as Reading won their fourth consecutive game with a shutout at the Madejski Stadium.
Reading entered the game in impressive form, having scored six goals and conceding none in their previous three games.
The run continued this time around and Dominic Samuel opened the scoring for the Royals in the 22nd minute as he slid in to redirect a pass from teammate Roy Beerens to score his first goal of the season past Albion goalkeeper Jonathan McLaughlin.
Danny Williams doubled the host's lead seven minutes later when he ran into the box to connect on a cross from Jordan Obita.
The visitors were suffering, but made an effort to get back into the game in the second half.
However, Reading added a third in the 77th minutes thanks to Burton Albion John Brayford. Reading sub Yakou Meite fired a shot that McLaughlin did well to save, but the rebound bounced off Brayford and over the line.
The win moves Reading up to third place in the standings with 31 points.
Lynden Gooch watched from the bench as Sunderland won their second game of the EPL season with a 3-0 shutout of Hull.
Cameron Carter-Vickers watched from the bench in Tottenham's 3-2 comeback win over West Ham.
Brad Guzan watched from the bench as Middlesbrough fell 1-0 to Chelsea.
Geoff Cameron sat out through injury as Stoke City fell 1-0 to Bournemouth.
Eric Lichaj started as Nottingham Forest earneda 2-0 win over Ipswich Town.
Jonathan Spector started, but received a red card towards the end of the game in Birmingham City's 1-0 win over Bristol City.
Tim Ream watched from the bench as Fulham's game with Sheffield Wednesday ended in a 1-1 tie.
DeAndre Yedlin watched from the bench as Newcastle continued its winning streak with a 2-0 shutout win over Leeds.
Duane Holmes started and played 68 minutes in Scunthorpe United's 1-0 win over Oldham Athletic.
Gboly Ariyibi started in Chesterfield's 2-1 loss to Fleetwood Town.