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Aug 11, 2015 at 7.45pm UK at ​Colchester Community Stadium
ColchesterColchester United
0-1
Reading

Briggs (75')
FT(HT: 0-0)
Gunter (115')
Robson-Kanu (37'), Taylor (92')

Result: Chris Gunter sends Reading into next round with win at Colchester United

Chris Gunter scores a winner in extra time to send Reading past Colchester United in the League Cup.

Reading have beaten Colchester United after extra time to book their place in the next round of the League Cup

The Championship side almost took the lead after a few minutes as Nick Blackman weaved his way through on goal, but was denied by Colchester keeper Sam Walker.

Blackman had another effort a few minutes later as a left-wing cross found him in the box, but he ballooned his volley high over the bar.

Jake Taylor of Reading during the Sky Bet Championship match between Reading and Blackpool at Madejski Stadium on October 25, 2014© Getty Images

After a quiet period, Danny Williams forced Walker into a finger-tip save later in the half as the away side took control of possession and started to threaten, but they could not find the breakthrough.

Colchester started the second period in positive fashion as Tom Eastham's header from a corner was blocked close to goal, before being hooked away by the Reading defence.

However, up the other end Reading created their best opening as Hal Robson-Kanu released Stephen Quinn through on goal, but the midfielder was denied twice by Walker.

Reading came closest to scoring in the first half of extra time too, as Blackman's thundering effort hit the crossbar, before Chris Gunter was released through on goal and he found the bottom corner.

Colchester piled men forward in search of an equaliser, but Reading held on to secure victory.

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