Night of the Long knives
Gylfi Sigurdsson cooly scored from the spot to send the game into extra time and then Shane Long headed home to give Reading a 2 - 1 lead that that they never let go.
Reading were good value over the 90 mins and to get the penalty shout in the final seconds was a fair reward for their overall play. As they were about to become a statistic Phil Dowd rightly awarded a penalty and a nearly moment turned into a cup shock.
All pressure now on Rafa Benitez and all credit to Brian McDermott and his side.