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Result: Le Fondre brace downs spirited Crawley Town

Adam Le Fondre scores twice to help Reading to a victory in the potential banana skin at Crawley Town.

Reading have overturned an early scare to see off League One side Crawley Town in the FA Cup, courtesy of an Adam Le Fondre brace.

The game could not have started any better for the hosts as after just 15 seconds Nicky Adams cut onto his left foot to smash in the opener.

Crawley's Nicky Adams celebrates his goal just 14 seconds into the game with Reading on January 5, 2013© PA Photos

Joe Walsh could have made it 2-0 on 10 minutes but Adam Federici pulled off a full-stretch save to keep out his header.

Just two minutes later the Premier League side were level. Garath McLeary nodded down a far-post cross for Le Fondre to place home the equaliser.

By now it was all Reading but it took until the 43rd minute for them to get in front, McLeary this time creating space to pull back to Noel Hunt, who swept home.

Just two minutes into the second half and the game was over as a contest when Le Fondre converted a penalty won by Hunt.

The game fell into a pattern of Reading passing without many chances, but Federici had to be alert to palm a shot from range over his crossbar.

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Wednesday's key events

· Team GB starlet Sky Brown - aged just 13 - takes part in the women's park event and has a realistic chance of picking up a medal too. Bombette Martin is Britain's other representative, while hosts Japan are among the favourites for gold (1am)

· Great Britain's women have more history in their sights heading into their semi-final against Netherlands - the team they beat in the 2016 gold medal match (2.30am)

· The men's 400m hurdles final on Tuesday will go down as one of the greatest Olympic races of all time, and the women will attempt to emulate that, with new world record holder Sydney McLaughlin of USA and Netherlands' Femke Bol the favourites for gold (3.30am)
· Nick Miller is Britain's representative in the men's hammer throw final (12.15pm)
· The men's 800m final could be a wide-open affair (1.05pm)
· A thrilling men's 200m final is in store as the likes of Andre de Grasse, Noah Lyles and 17-year-old sensation Erriyon Knighton bid to succeed Usain Bolt as Olympic champion (1.55pm)

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