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Royals begin life in the Premiership with first match of the season

Thousands of excited Reading fans have turned out to see their first match in the Premier League today with a home game against Stoke.

The Royals will be hoping to emulate their from last season which saw them crowned as winners of the Championship.

Brian McDermott's side have been written off by many pundits as relegation candidates. But fans are optimistic their side can compete in the top flight.

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