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Huddersfield Town In Round Three - Again

07 December 2015
By Hob Nob Anyone?

Reading have an identical draw in the third round of the FA Cup this season. For the second consecutive year we will be travelling to Championship side Huddersfield to begin our FA Cup campaign, in what both sets of fans will agree is one of the least glamourous ties of the round. Last time we were 1-0 winners at Huddersfield, in January 2015, with Nick Blackman getting the only goal of the game. In the league that season we were beaten twice by the Terriers. Last month the two sides drew 2-2 at the Madejski Stadium with Ola John getting a late equaliser for the Royals.

The win at the John Smith's Stadium was was the start of a memorable FA Cup run as we went on to beat Cardiff, Derby County and Bradford City on route to our FA Cup Semi-Final at Wembley against Arsenal. It's fair to say that no-one will be expecting a repeat of that run as we reached the final four for only the second time in the club's history. However last season it was under a new manager that Reading built an FA Cup run - and we will be a similar situation this time around as Reading wait to appoint a new boss in time for the new year.

This time around the tie will take place on Saturday January 9 2015.

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