Sep 13, 2014 at 3pm UK at ​Madejski Stadium
Reading
3-0
Fulham
Murray (15', 54'), Blackman (85')
Blackman (86')
FT(HT: 1-0)

Hyndman (25'), Voser (42'), Kavanagh (74')
Smith (18')

Result: Glenn Murray brace helps Reading thrash Fulham

Result: Murray brace helps Reading thrash Fulham
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Reading thrash Fulham 3-0 in today's Championship clash at the Madejski Stadium, with loan signing Glenn Murray bagging a brace in his first Royals game.

Glenn Murray marked his Reading debut with a brace as the Royals thrashed Fulham 3-0 in this afternoon's Championship clash at the Madejski Stadium.

The game began in positive fashion, with both teams playing high-tempo football in the early stages.

Just before the quarter-hour mark, Fulham striker Ross McCormack worked his way into the opposition area, but, under intense pressure from the Royals defence, the ex-Leeds United man fired over.

The home side had reason to celebrate just a few minutes later when a pinpoint Jordan Obita cross fell to Murray, whose towering header beat Cottagers goalkeeper Gabor Kiraly for the first goal of the match.

More drama ensued when visiting striker Matt Smith saw red in the 18th minute for a reckless challenge on Hope Akpan.

Ten-man Fulham were able to find their feet towards the latter stages of the first half, with Adam Federici having to pull off good saves to thwart Chris David and Tim Hoogland.

Nevertheless, Reading doubled their lead early in the second half, courtesy of another goal from Murray.

The 30-year-old was once again assisted by Obita, whose corner was headed in from very close range by the Crystal Palace loanee to put the home side two goals up.

Things would get even better for the Royals towards the end of the game as Simon Cox was able to release Nick Blackman, who went on to round Kiraly and fire home for his side's third goal of the afternoon.

Craig Tanner of Reading is congratulated by team mate Ryan Edwards after scoring his team's third goal of the game during the Capital One Cup First Round match against Newport on August 12, 2014
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