Ipswich Town v Reading classic games: Debut goal and late winner at Portman Road

PUBLISHED: 07:00 02 March 2019

Jon Stead celebrates his debut goal for Ipswich in the 2-0 win against Reading in 2008

Jon Stead celebrates his debut goal for Ipswich in the 2-0 win against Reading in 2008

We take a look at some memorable games against today's opponents Reading over the years at Portman Road, including a late winner and a debut goal.

Callum Connolly is congratulated by Adam Webster as he celebrates after giving Town and early lead.    Picture: STEVE WALLER     WWW.STEPHENWALLER.COMCallum Connolly is congratulated by Adam Webster as he celebrates after giving Town and early lead. Picture: STEVE WALLER WWW.STEPHENWALLER.COM

LAST TIME: First-half goals from Callum Connolly and Joe Garner saw the Blues to a 2-0 win over Reading at Portman Road in December 2017 to end their five-match unbeaten run.

DEBUT GOAL: Jon Stead scored on his debut as Town deservedly defeated Reading 2-0 at Portman Road in September 2008.

Brett Pitman scores the winner for Ipswich Town in the Ipswich Town v Reading (Championship) football match at Portman Road, Ipswich, on 02 February 2016.      
Picture: Steve Waller       
www.stephenwaller.comBrett Pitman scores the winner for Ipswich Town in the Ipswich Town v Reading (Championship) football match at Portman Road, Ipswich, on 02 February 2016. Picture: Steve Waller www.stephenwaller.com

LATE WINNER: Brett Pitman scored an 89th minute winner as Town beat Reading 2-1 at home in February 2016 to climb back into the top six in the Championship.

Jim Magilton celebrates his goal with Chris Makin as Town beat Reading 3-1 at Portman Road in 2003Jim Magilton celebrates his goal with Chris Makin as Town beat Reading 3-1 at Portman Road in 2003

QUICK GOAL: Thomas Gaardsoe scored inside 30 seconds as Town beat Reading 3-1 at Portman Road with Matt Holland and Jim Magilton scoring the other two goals in March 2003.

SEVEN-GOAL THRILLER: Tony Vaughan scored twice as the Blues beat 10-man Reading 5-2 at Portman Road in August 1996.

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