Reading reach Championship playoff final

They defeated Fulham in their semi final second leg

Reading, Yann Kermorgant,

Reading's Yann Kermorgant celebrates scoring his side's first goal of the game from the penalty spot. Picture by Steven Paston EMPICS Sport

Reading will have a shot at promotion to the Premier League after making the play-off final at Wembley.

They beat Fulham 1-0 on the night to go through 2-1 on aggregate.

They will face Huddersfield or Sheffield Wednesday, who play each other on Wednesday night.

Having drawn their first leg 1-1 at Craven Cottage, tonight Yann Kermorgant scored a penalty for Reading four minutes after half time following a handball from Fulham defender Tomas Kalas.

That was enough to separate the sides and gets Reading to within a game of returning to the Premier League.

They originally achieved promotion to the top flight in 2005-06 with a first team squad that included Ireland strikers Kevin Doyle and Shane Long, before suffering relegation at the end of the 2007-08 season.

However, they achieved promotion again in 2011-12 before suffering immediate relegation the following season. 

Fulham were relegated from the Premier League the next season in 2013-14 and have not returned since.