Ipswich Town v Reading classic games: Debut goal and late winner at Portman Road

Jon Stead celebrates his debut goal for Ipswich in the 2-0 win against Reading in 2008

Jon Stead celebrates his debut goal for Ipswich in the 2-0 win against Reading in 2008

We take a look at some memorable games against today’s opponents Reading over the years at Portman Road, including a late winner and a debut goal.

Callum Connolly is congratulated by Adam Webster as he celebrates after giving Town and early lead.

Callum Connolly is congratulated by Adam Webster as he celebrates after giving Town and early lead. Picture: STEVE WALLER WWW.STEPHENWALLER.COM - Credit: Picture: Steve Waller

LAST TIME: First-half goals from Callum Connolly and Joe Garner saw the Blues to a 2-0 win over Reading at Portman Road in December 2017 to end their five-match unbeaten run.

DEBUT GOAL: Jon Stead scored on his debut as Town deservedly defeated Reading 2-0 at Portman Road in September 2008.

Brett Pitman scores the winner for Ipswich Town in the Ipswich Town v Reading (Championship) footbal

Brett Pitman scores the winner for Ipswich Town in the Ipswich Town v Reading (Championship) football match at Portman Road, Ipswich, on 02 February 2016. Picture: Steve Waller www.stephenwaller.com - Credit: Picture: Steve Waller

LATE WINNER: Brett Pitman scored an 89th minute winner as Town beat Reading 2-1 at home in February 2016 to climb back into the top six in the Championship.

Jim Magilton celebrates his goal with Chris Makin as Town beat Reading 3-1 at Portman Road in 2003

Jim Magilton celebrates his goal with Chris Makin as Town beat Reading 3-1 at Portman Road in 2003 - Credit: sport

QUICK GOAL: Thomas Gaardsoe scored inside 30 seconds as Town beat Reading 3-1 at Portman Road with Matt Holland and Jim Magilton scoring the other two goals in March 2003.


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SEVEN-GOAL THRILLER: Tony Vaughan scored twice as the Blues beat 10-man Reading 5-2 at Portman Road in August 1996.

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