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Wycombe 1 Reading 1 (lost pens) - stats,reaction,highlights
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Wycombe 1 Reading 1 (lost on pens) - stats, reaction, highlights

Tuesday 13th August 2019

Football League Cup First Round


Wycombe: Allsop, Grimmer, Stewart, Phillips, Mascoll, Gape, Pattison, Kashket (sub 71 Wheeler), Freeman, Parker (sub 71 Akinfenwa), Samuel (sub 71 Onyedinma) – subs not used: Yates, Jacobson, Mackail-Smith, Gardiner-Smith

Scorers: Samuel 59

Bookings: none

Reading: Cabral Barbosa, Rinomhota, Moore, Morrison, McIntyre, Richards, Adam (sub 63 Swift), Ribeiro, Ejaria (sub 80 Loader), Boyé (sub HT Baldock), Puscas – subs not used: Walker, Miazga, Olise, Barrett

Scorers: Puscas 63

Bookings: none

Referee: Darren England

Attendance: 4,802 (2,041 away)
Highest Football League Cup gate at Adams Park since 9,771 turned out for the Semi-Final 1st Leg clash with Chelsea in 2007.

Spot-kick shoot-out details

Wycombe went first – spot-kicks taken in front of ‘away’ end.

Gape- scored – 1-0
Puskas – scored – 1-1
Freeman – saved – 1-1
Baldock – scored 1-2
Pattison – scored 2-2
Swift – scored 3-2
Onyedinma – saved 3-2
Loader – scored 4-2

Reading won 4-2

Team News

Six changes from the Wanderers starting XI that had drawn in League One at Bristol Rovers the previous Saturday.

In: Jamie Mascoll (debut), Nick Freeman, Gilles Phillips (debut), Scott Kashket, Alex Samuel, Josh Parker (2nd debut)

Out: Joe Jacobson, Adam El-Abd, Matt Bloomfield, Paul Smyth, Adebayo Akinfenwa, Fred Onyedinma

Jacob Gardiner-Smith included in the Wanderers matchday squad for the first time for a competitive game.

Reading also six changes compared to their Championship game the previous Saturday, including a debut for Rafael Cabral in goal


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Gareth Ainsworth

“I’ve just told the boys we come out of that with a lot of credit. We were more fluid than Reading. We hit the bar in the last minute and took a Championship club to penalties. I’m proud.”

“If we play like that in League 1, we’ll amass plenty of points. Credit to Reading, they had some great technicians in the shootout, and good luck to them in the next round.”

"I was proud man before the penalties, a proud man during the penalties and a proud man after the penalties.

"The boys performed out of their skins but they are doing that every week in training. It is awesome. We haven't lost a game yet in 90 minutes from coming back in June and what pleased me most was how we got to grips with the game.

"We have taken a Championship side right to the edge and we almost won it in the last few seconds. A header off the bar is agonising to see.

"I thought in large periods we were the better side but credit to Reading, they are a good side. They needed a win and they got a win on penalties and I have a lot of respect for them.

"Some outstanding performances tonight. Giles Phillips and Jamie Mascoll were excellent and I want to keep these expectation levels where they should be and that is just improve on last season.

“[Dominic Gape] is a future captain without a doubt. He is a very intelligent boy. He took his penalty with a real captain's prowess and it is fantastic for Dom to do what he did."


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