Obafemi Martins and Michael Owen, with his 10th of the campaign, made it 2-0 by half-time, and Mark Viduka added a third after 58 minutes.
The Royals enjoyed plenty of possession but rarely troubled goalkeeper Steve Harper, with Kevin Doyle going close in the opening minute and Stephen Hunt scuffing a volley.
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