Reading take on Huddersfield in Championship play-off

Premier League promotion could be just hours away for Reading Football Club. The Royals are preparing for their match at Wembley tonight, against Huddersfield Town in the Championship play-off final. It's estimated a promotion is worth £170 million.

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Sorrow for Reading FC after defeat at Wembley

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Reading FC's hopes of playing in the top flight were dashed yesterday after their defeat at Wembley.

The Royals have missed out on promotion to the Premier League, which is worth £170 million.

More than 30,000 fans travelled to the match full of hope but after a goalless 120 minutes Reading lost 4-3 on penalties.

It is not the first time the Royals have lost in the Championship play-off final.

As Andrew Pate reports.

Andrew spoke to Captain of Reading FC, Chris Gunter and Co-Chairman of the club Sir John Madejski.

John Madejski: Reading 'lives to fight another day'

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'We live to fight another day' was the reaction from Reading FC's Chairman after their defeat at Wembley last night.

Huddersfield beat the Royals 4 - 3.

It's the first time the Championship play-off has gone to penalties in 15 years.

John Madejski, Chairman, Reading FC

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Disappointment for Reading as they lose Championship play-off final

It was a disappointing day for Reading as they lost the Championship play-off final at Wembley.

Their highly anticipated game against Huddersfield ended 0-0 after extra time.

But Huddersfield secured a win in a tense penalty shoot-out, beating the Royals four goals to three.

It's the first time the Championship play-off has gone to penalties in 15 years.

Defeat means Reading lose out on one of the richest prizes in football with promotion to the Premier League said to be worth in excess of £170 million.

Royals fan drives 368 miles to 'see his team win'

Royals fan, Terry Parker, got up very early to drive 368 miles from Scotland to the Madejski Stadium to board a coach heading to Wembley.

He says he wouldn't have made the journey if he 'didn't think they're going to win':

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