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ON THIS DAY | Walsall 3 Reading 2 (AET)
 
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ON THIS DAY | Walsall 3 Reading 2 (AET)

10:07 am Saturday, 27 May 2017  
On this day in 2001, Ray Graydon's Saddlers defeated Reading by three-goals-to-two in the Division Two Play-Off Final.
On this day in 2001, Ray Graydon's Saddlers defeated Reading by three-goals-to-two in the Division Two Play-Off Final.

The game, which was staged in front of over fifty-thousand fans at the Millennium Stadium, in Cardiff, finished one-all in normal time after Walsall striker Don Goodman's goal early in the second-half cancelled out Jamie Cureton's first-half opener.

During extra-time, former Saddler Martin Butler appeared to have won the match for his side as he headed home within two minutes of kick-off, but, following a triple substitution by Sir Ray, the Saddlers staged an incredible comeback which was ultimately finished off by Darren Byfield following a bizarre own-goal by Royals substitute Tony Rougier, which had initially brought Walsall back into the game.

You can watch highlights of the match below...


READING
Whitehead, Viveash, Williams, Murty, Harper, Robinson, Igoe, Parkinson, Butler, Cureton, McIntyre

Subs | Howie, Hunter, Caskey, Forster, Rougier

WALSALL
Walker, Aranalde, Barras, Tillson, Brightwell, Keates, Bennett, Matias, Goodman, Leitao, Hall

Subs | Emberson, Gadsby, Bukran, Angell, Byfield

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