Royals v Saints: the big match

It's one of the most important and intriguing fixtures football fans in the South have ever seen. On Saturday Southampton take on Reading at the Madejski stadium.

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  1. Sarah Gomme

Football: Sarah reports on Reading v Southampton

Southampton Football Club have claimed a crucial three points at Reading today. The win leaves Saints seven points clear of the drop zone - the Royals though, remain bottom.

The final score was Reading 0 - Southampton 2.

Sarah Gomme was at the game and sent this report. - Includes interviews with Mauricio Pochettino, Southampton manager and Nigel Adkins, the Reading manager.

Reading v Saints in pictures

Southampton's Steve Davis and Reading's Danny Guthrie at today's match - Madejski Stadium, Reading. Credit: Daniel Hambury / PA Wires
Nigel Adkins - new Reading manager, former Saints manager applauds fans before the match Credit: Daniel Hambury / PA WIRES
Southampton's Jack Cork and Reading's Noel Hunt clash during game
Reading's Adam Federici reacts after conceding the first goal Credit: Daniel Hambury/PA Wire

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  • Reading 0 - 2 Southampton

    Nigel Adkins' new side Reading FC played host to his former team Southampton FC at the Madejski Stadium. The Saints beat the Royals 2 - 0.