Reading FC are going to WembleyBy Andy Murrill
May 18, 2011
Reading stormed into a Wembley play-off final for the richest prize in football – a place in the Premier League – after a magnificent 3-0 win against Cardiff last night.
Two first half goals from Shane Long and an 84th minute individual piece of brilliance from Jobi McAnuff set Brian McDermott’s team up with a dream final against Swansea, managed by former Royals boss Brendan Rodgers, on Monday, May 30.
Cheered on by vocal travelling supporters and thrilled fans in pubs and living rooms across Reading, the Royals secured a place in the Wembley final reckoned to be worth £90 million to the winner.
McDermott said: “I’m delighted for the fans.”
Reading have been allocated 39,000 tickets for the Wembley final. Season ticket holder will be able to buy tickets from 9am tomorrow. Subject to availability, tickets will go on sale to the general public on Monday with a limit of four tickets per transaction. For more information visit the Reading FC website here: www.readingfc.co.uk/page/TicketNews/0,,10306~2362068,00.html