The odd goal decided an even game as Stoke City won 3-2 (2-1) at home to Reading in the Championship on Saturday.

There was no real shape to the match until Stoke City took the lead just before the half-hour mark through Nick Powell, who scored, making it 1-0.

The team increased the lead to 2-0 after almost half an hour’s play as Jacob Brown scored.

Reading reduced the score to 2-1 right after this as John Swift scored.

With 30 minutes on the clock, Reading’s Liam Moor scored and equalised.

With five minutes left to play, Stoke City’s Sam Surridge scored the decider as he scored. The 3-2 goal was the last one of the game.

In the next round on Saturday, Stoke City face Birmingham away at St Andrew’s, while Reading host Preston.