Harry Wilson scored twice and changed into all for four assorted dreams as Fulham hit seven at Reading to return to 2nd jam in the Championship.
It changed into the 2nd time Marco Silva’s aspect had scored seven this season, matching November’s dispose of at Blackburn.
Wilson scored in either half of, either aspect of an Aleksandar Mitrovic penalty in first-half of harm time.
Kenny Tete, Neeskens Kebano, Tosin Adarabioyo and Mitrovic along with his 2nd then added to the 2nd-half of rout.
It changed into a first dispose of in six suits for Fulham, who were in league motion for the principle time since a condominium defeat by Sheffield United on 20 December having had their three festive season fixtures postponed on epic of of Covid-19 circumstances.
This victory saw them switch to internal some extent of leaders Bournemouth with a game in hand and with a severely superior draw difference following their 2nd emphatic away dispose of of the season.
A dreadful defeat for Reading saw their winless dwelling bustle stretched to seven league suits all the strategy by as they dwell perilously shut to the relegation zone having now received just once in seven league games.
It also came just three days after an embarrassing FA Cup third-round exit by the palms of non-league Kidderminster Harriers, with tension mounting on supervisor Veljko Paunovic.
Seventh-heaven but again for Fulham
His aspect were on the back foot as early as the seventh minute when centre-back Scott Dann needed to be substituted by harm.
Captain Josh Laurent, who moved to makeshift centre-back which means, unintentionally performed in Wilson for Fulham’s opener soon after as he tried to produce a pass all the strategy by his recognize penalty condominium in direction of goalkeeper Luke Southwood.
Wilson nipped in to intercept, with Laurent apparently blind to his presence, and it changed into a straightforward attain into an practically empty earn for his first of the evening.
Reading rallied and tried to mount a response, and early change Mamadi Camara as regards to drew them stage with a soft backheel internal the condominium that Marek Rodak pushed in the back of for a nook.
Andy Carroll did have the ball in the earn twice for the hosts, but every efforts were dominated offside, the principle a spectacular overhead kick from Junior Hoilett’s contaminated and the 2nd a successfully-struck half of-volley from starting up air the sphere.
But that changed into dazzling vital the head of their attacking momentum as Fulham doubled their lead seconds sooner than the damage.
Tom Holmes changed into adjudged to have tripped Wilson in the condominium and Mitrovic remodeled for his first draw with a attain into the backside left nook to produce it 2-0.
If Fulham dim the principle half of, they completely dominated the 2nd with five extra dreams and Wilson heavily concerned.
The Wales global made it 3-0 on the hour as he tapped dwelling Antonee Robinson’s soft overlapping contaminated from the left.
Full-back Tete then flicked on Mitrovic’s vital header from Wilson’s contaminated for the fourth and two minutes later he changed into the provider but again when his low ball along the six-yard line changed into tapped in on the a ways post by Kebano for Fulham’s fifth.
To now not be performed there, they restful had the time and the appetite as a method to add two extra.
Centre-back Adarabioyo changed into left unmarked to maneuver in a Wilson nook after which Mitrovic arrived to capture his season tally to 24 Championship dreams as he slotted in on the rebound after Rodrigo Muniz’s preliminary effort had been parried away by Southwood.
That draw supposed Fulham changed into the principle aspect for the reason that 1895-96 season to dispose of extra than one away games by seven dreams or extra in a single season.
Royals endure ‘any other contaminated evening’ – response
Reading supervisor Veljko Paunovic:
“It changed into any other contaminated evening in what’s proving to be a genuinely exhausting month for us to this point.
“The early setback with losing Scott Dann by harm if truth be told changed our form and our attain on a evening where we already had a genuinely disrupted line-up.
“But even after that, we stumbled on it very exhausting to alter, there changed into anxiousness and frustration and we conceded an avoidable first draw and the penalty sooner than half of-time changed into also presumably debatable.
“On the least that, to be 2-0 down on the damage in all these circumstances, we were restful having to contend with a genuinely horny aspect like Fulham.
“The third draw killed us after which sadly the inexperience of certain gamers in certain positions payment us and made it even more challenging.
“Or now not it is now not a matter for me to solution if I mediate I will doubtless be given ample time. Or now not it is about the community and this crew and as we recount, now we had been attach in a genuinely refined jam and been handed a genuinely refined process by no fault of our recognize.
“Now we had been thrown beneath the bus, but now we must retain going and I genuinely feel we are in a position to.
“I’ve viewed other folks giving their all to the crew and whilst you glimpse back only a number of months, this community produced thought to be one of its handiest performances to beat this Fulham crew on their very recognize floor.
“I genuinely feel there are extra huge moments to return from this crew and now we must obtain inspiration from these moments.”
Fulham supervisor Marco Silva:
“It changed into a sexy end result for us and it changed into a heroic performance.
“We knew sooner than the sport and we spoke about it in meetings that it might well per chance per chance be important for us to win three system and the fans who were right here this evening and came in huge number, bought to glimpse and genuinely feel a huge performance.
“There had been some huge dreams and some huge individual performances and it changed into the excellent evening for us.
“We would favor to win a entire bunch possibilities and ranking a entire bunch dreams and we did it in some trend tonight. We were vital better in the 2nd half of than we were in the principle as I didn’t genuinely feel like we had elephantine set watch over of the sport no topic going in 2-0 ahead.
“There had been moments where we weren’t at our handiest in that first half of, but we were vital extra on it and stronger in some important information in the 2nd half of.
“This can handiest be a clear season if we attain it with some success on the head so while it be huge to have scored seven dreams twice, we know now we must glimpse it by for the rest of the season.”
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Match ends, Reading 0, Fulham 7.
2nd Half ends, Reading 0, Fulham 7.
Offside, Reading. Andy Carroll tries a by ball, but David Junior Hoilett is caught offside.
Try overlooked. Andy Carroll (Reading) header from the centre of the sphere is shut, but misses to the left. Assisted by John Swift with a contaminated following a nook.
Corner, Reading. Conceded by Antonee Robinson.
Nasty by Antonee Robinson (Fulham).
David Junior Hoilett (Reading) wins a free kick in the defensive half of.
Diagram! Reading 0, Fulham 7. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the sphere to the backside left nook following a rapid damage.
Try saved. Rodrigo Muniz (Fulham) correct footed shot from starting up air the sphere is saved in the backside left nook. Assisted by Tom Cairney.
Nasty by Rodrigo Muniz (Fulham).
Thomas Holmes (Reading) wins a free kick in the defensive half of.
Offside, Reading. Andy Carroll tries a by ball, but George Puscas is caught offside.
Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Luke Southwood.
Try saved. Bobby De Cordova-Reid (Fulham) header from the centre of the sphere is saved in the head left nook. Assisted by Neeskens Kebano with a contaminated.
Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Mamadi Camara.
Nasty by Nathaniel Chalobah (Fulham).
Tom Dele-Bashiru (Reading) wins a free kick in the attacking half of.
Substitution, Fulham. Nathaniel Chalobah replaces Harrison Reed.
Substitution, Fulham. Rodrigo Muniz replaces Harry Wilson.
Diagram! Reading 0, Fulham 6. Tosin Adarabioyo (Fulham) header from the centre of the sphere to the backside correct nook. Assisted by Harry Wilson with a contaminated following a nook.