London - Second-tier Reading have booked an FA Cup semi-final meeting with
holders Arsenal at Wembley after brushing aside 10-man Bradford City 3-0
in their replay on Monday.
After the first game failed to yield a
goal, Reading roared into a 2-0 lead inside the opening 10 minutes at
the Madejski stadium.
Hal Robson-Kanu headed home a corner after six minutes and three minutes later Garath McCleary scored with a deflected shot.
Filipe Morais was shown a straight red card for a high challenge on
Nathaniel Chalobah just past the hour and Reading made the game safe
against their third-tier opponents when Jamie Mackie slammed in a third
goal after 68 minutes.
Bradford produced a massive upset to beat
Premier League leaders Chelsea 4-2 at Stamford Bridge in the fourth
round before knocking out top-flight Sunderland to reach the last eight.