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Jan 26, 2018 at 7.45pm UK at Hillsborough
Attendance: 14,848
Sheff WedsSheffield Wednesday
3-1
Reading
Nuhiu (29', 52'), Boyd (61')
FT(HT: 1-0)
Dawson (87' og.)

Result: Atdhe Nuhiu at the double as Sheffield Wednesday dump Reading out of FA Cup

Atdhe Nuhiu scores twice as Sheffield Wednesday beat Reading 3-1 to reach the fifth round of the FA Cup.

A brace from Atdhe Nuhiu has helped Sheffield Wednesday to a comfortable 3-1 victory over fellow Championship side Reading in the fourth round of the FA Cup.

The Kosovo international found the net before and after the interval to put the Owls on course for round five, before George Boyd scored on the hour to ensure that Cameron Dawson's late own goal counted for little.

Reading had the chance to open the scoring in the fourth minute when David Edwards gained possession inside the box and let fly, forcing an early save out of Wednesday goalkeeper Dawson, but it was otherwise a subdued first half until the hosts took the lead with half an hour played.

Morgan Fox teed up Nuhiu inside the opposition's penalty area and the striker kept his cool, rifling the ball into the bottom corner to send to Owls into the break with a slender lead.

Jaap Stam's men had two chances to draw level early in the second period, with Dawson saving Wednesday's skin on both occasions, pulling off stops to deny Yann Kermorgant and, moments later, Jon Dadi Bodvarsson.

The home side did not have their backs to the wall for long as Nuhiu turned in his second from close range in the 53rd minute, guiding Marco Matias's low pass beyond Anssi Jaakkola to give his side breathing space.

Less than 10 minutes later, Wednesday put the result beyond doubt when Adam Reach's cross into the penalty area found the Reading defence ball watching, allowing Boyd to slot home with Jaakkola out of position.

The Royals netted a consolation five minutes from time when Frederico Venancio's strike cannoned off the post and ended up in the net via a combination of Bodvarsson and Dawson, with the Wednesday keeper providing the touch which guided the ball over the line.

The last time Wednesday defeated Reading in the FA Cup was in 1966, and that year they went on to reach the final of the competition.

WEDNESDAY (5-3-2): Dawson, Loovens, Pudil (Palmer '63), Venancio, Fox, Hunt, Pelupessy, Reach (Jones '71), Boyd, Nuhiu, Matias (Rhodes '89)

READING (4-4-2): Jaakkola, Tiago, Moore, Bacuna (Evans '79), Gunter, Edwards, Clement, McCleary (Barrow '66), Beerens, Bodvarsson, Kermorgant (Smith '79)

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SKATEBOARDING
· 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)

HOCKEY
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ATHLETICS
· 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)
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