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Video: Ireland Under-19 star Liam Kelly hoofs it from halfway line like Beckham

Republic of Ireland and Reading prodigy Liam Kelly stunned Sweden's keeper with this long-range strike in a recent Under-19 Euro qualifier. It's reminiscent of David Beckham's goal from a similar distance against Wimbledon in 1996.

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Royals snap up Sharp on loan

Reading have signed striker Billy Sharp on loan from Southampton.

The 27-year-old is reunited with Royals boss Nigel Adkins, who managed him at St Mary's and also at Scunthorpe.

Sharp has scored 140 career goals but has not made an appearance for Southampton since August 2012, his last action coming in a loan spell with Nottingham Forest last season.

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Bolton and Reading share the spoils

Blackman scores from the penalty spot for Reading. Credit: PA

Nick Blackman's second-half penalty earned Reading a point against Bolton in an entertaining contest between two of the promotion favourites in the Championship.

Darren Pratley's first-half header put Wanderers into a half-time lead at the Reebok Stadium.

But David Wheater's handball in the early stages of the second half saw Blackman level from the spot, ensuring both sides maintain their unbeaten starts to the season.

Guthrie's stunner hands Reading victory

Danny Guthrie's 25 yard shot flies past Scott Loach. Credit: PA

Danny Guthrie scored a stunning goal 15 minutes from time to hand Reading a 2-1 victory over Ipswich on their return to the Championship.

Jay Tabb had opened the scoring for Ipswich against his former club, but his early effort was cancelled out by Adam Le Fondre in first half stoppage time.

And it was Guthrie who left the best until last, giving Scott Loach little chance of keeping out his fearsome strike.

New deal for Taylor

Stuart Taylor is the club's No.3 goalkeeper. Credit: PA

Reading goalkeeper Stuart Taylor has signed a new one-year contract with the club.

The 32-year-old joined the Royals in August last year and made four Premier League appearances.

The new contract keeps the former Arsenal and Aston Villa keeper at the Madejski Stadium until June 2014.

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