Reading 2-2 Swansea City: Swans clinch play-off spot as Royals miss out



Jamal Lowe steered in Swansea's equaliser
Jamal Lowe steers in Swansea’s equaliser

Swansea City secured a play-off place courtesy of a 2-2 draw at Reading which ended the Royals’ top-six hopes.

Yakou Meite’s header offered Reading hope of claiming the win needed to keep their season alive but Jamal Lowe levelled.

Andre Ayew put Swansea ahead late on only for Tomas Esteves to make it 2-2 in stoppage time.

Steve Cooper’sSwansea side will face either Brentford, Bournemouth or Barnsley in the play-offs.

Swansea climb to fifth while Reading stay seventh.

More to follow.

Line-ups

Reading

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 33Cabral Barbosa
  • 17YiadomSubstituted forPontes Estevesat 81′minutes
  • 29HolmesBooked at 19mins
  • 6Moore
  • 3RichardsSubstituted forAlukoat 87′minutes
  • 8Rinomhota
  • 28Laurent
  • 11MeiteSubstituted forSemedoat 65′minutes
  • 10SwiftSubstituted forOliseat 65′minutes
  • 14EjariaSubstituted forPuscasat 81′minutes
  • 18Lucas João

Substitutes

  • 2Pontes Esteves
  • 7Olise
  • 9Baldock
  • 15Gibson
  • 22Southwood
  • 24Aluko
  • 30Semedo
  • 34Tetek
  • 47Puscas

Swansea

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Woodman
  • 26NaughtonSubstituted forRobertsat 64′minutes
  • 44Cabango
  • 5GuehiBooked at 17mins
  • 24Bidwell
  • 8Grimes
  • 6FultonBooked at 69mins
  • 14HourihaneSubstituted forSmithat 87′minutes
  • 15RoutledgeSubstituted forWhittakerat 64′minutes
  • 20CullenSubstituted forA Ayewat 64′minutes
  • 9Lowe

Substitutes

  • 2Bennett
  • 7Smith
  • 10A Ayew
  • 17Whittaker
  • 18Hamer
  • 21Dhanda
  • 22Latibeaudiere
  • 23Roberts
  • 31Cooper

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