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Mattock earns Baggies a replay

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Reading winger Jimmy Kebe scored one of the fastest goals in FA Cup history but the Royals were pegged back 2-2 by West Brom in a captivating fifth-round clash.

Kebe scored after just nine seconds at the Madejski Stadium to kick-start a thoroughly entertaining cup tie which saw both sides reduced to 10 men.

Robert Koren soon equalised but Reading substitute Simon Church looked to have put Brian McDermott's side into the last eight before Baggies left-back Joe Mattock ensured that the two teams will meet again at The Hawthorns in 10 days' time when he thundered in a sublime 87th-minute strike.

Reading had seen striker Shane Long dismissed in the 48th minute for an ugly lunge on Abdoulaye Meite and he was soon joined on the sidelines by Albion substitute Youssouf Mulumbu - who lasted just 16 minutes before seeing red.

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West Bromwich Albion
Reading
Football
Championship
Jimmy Kebe
Youssouf Mulumbu
Robert Koren
Shane Long
Abdoulaye Meite
Simon Church
FA Cup
Joe Mattock

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