Bobby Convey opened the scoring after just 7 minutes, having been put through by a Kevin Doyle pass. Hull City had several good chances in the first half, but Reading's one goal lead still held at half time.
10 minutes into the second half former England striker Nick Barmby made no mistake with his head to level the score. Any chance of a more sustained challenge from Hull was stopped on 69 and 70 minutes, with two goals in two minutes. Kevin Doyle managed to strike a high volley in off the underside of the crossbar, followed a minute later by Glen Little's goal steer a pass from Bobby Convey pass Boaz Myhill.
|Graeme Murty greets Nicky Barmby to toss the coin|
|Bobby Convey strikes for goal|
|Nicky Barmby out jumps Kevin Doyle|
|Leroy Lita jumps to control the ball|
|Leroy Lita tries for another spectacular overhead|
|Nicky Shorey challenges for the ball|
|Kevin Doyle beats the Hull defender to the ball|
|And sends his volley goalward to score off the underside of the crossbar|