Peterborough 6-0 Reading: Match Report

27 August 2013 10:02
Peterborough 6-0 Reading: Match Report - view commentary, squad, and statistics of the game as it happened.

Tomlin hat-trick ar Royals routed

Lee Tomlin hit a hat-trick as Peterborough caused a second round shock by dumping Reading out of the Capital One Cup with a 6-0 rout at London Road.

Britt Assombalonga needed only four minutes to set the Sky Bet League One high-flyers on their way to glory when firing past Adam Federici at his near post.

Tomlin doubled Posh's advantage with a stunning 25-yard strike in the 19th minute before Danny Swanson got in on the act with another glorious individual goal, racing 70 yards before curling a sublime finish past Federici.

Bobby Olejnik produced a brilliant save to keep out a header from Hal Robson-Kanu - one of just two Reading men to retain his place in the starting line-up as boss Nigel Adkins rang the changes - just before the break to preserve the home side's advantage.

And Peterborough pressed on in the second period as Tomlin converted two penalties to complete his treble.

The first arrived in the 54th minute after Kaspars Gorkss had brought down Assombalonga and referee Keith Hill pointed to the spot again with eight minutes remaining after Tyrone Barnett had been dragged to the deck by Shaun Cummings.

Jack Payne struck the final blow in stoppage time when beating Federici with a low 25-yard drive to grab his first goal for Posh.

Source: PA