The draw was Newcastle's first point in four Premier League games, which has left them in 16th place in the Premier League table.
The Royals scored three goals in the final eight minutes to come from 2-0 behind, and a victory at St James' Park would bring them to within two points of the Magpies.
Newcastle United: WLLLLD
Possible starting lineups
Newcastle United: Krul; Coloccini, Santon, Williamson, Debuchy, Perch, Cabaye, Gutierrez, Marveaux, Obertan; Cisse
Reading: Federici; Gunter, Pearce, Mariappa, Harte; McCleary, Karacan, McAnuff, Kebe, Guthrie; Pogrebnyak
Sports Mole says: 2-1