Reading had not been behind in the Championship this season before their trip to Coventry
Leaders Reading fell to their first Championship defeat of the season as Coventry picked up their first league victory in seven attempts at St Andrew's.
Royals top scorer Lucas Joao uncharacteristically fluffed his lines when in on goal before Coventry led through Gustavo Hamer's classy side-footed finish from outside the area.
Portugal forward Joao held off a home defender to steer home a fine Reading leveller from 20 yards, but the Sky Blues went ahead again when Matt Godden pounced on a rebound moments after strike partner Max Biamou hit the bar with a golden chance inside the six-yard box.
Coventry extended their advantage with Sam McCallum's 30-yard strike - which beat an uncertain-looking Rafael in the Reading goal - and Veljko Paunovic's side left empty-handed despite George Puscas netting in stoppage time.
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- Line-upsMatch StatsLive Text
- 1MarosiBooked at 87mins4RoseBooked at 79mins2ØstigardBooked at 38mins15HyamBooked at 83mins23DaboSubstituted forMcCallumat 82'minutes38HamerBooked at 42minsSubstituted forO'Hareat 73'minutes14Sheaf18Giles26ShipleySubstituted forAllenat 88'minutes24Godden9Biamou
- 33Cabral Barbosa2Pontes Esteves4Morrison6MooreSubstituted forMcIntyreat 80'minutes3Richards28Laurent8Rinomhota30Semedo7OliseSubstituted forPuscasat 80'minutes24Aluko18Lucas João
Referee:David WebbMatch StatsHome TeamCoventryAway TeamReadingPossessionHome41%Away59%ShotsHome14Away15Shots on TargetHome4Away7CornersHome4Away5FoulsHome16Away9Live TextPost update
Match ends, Coventry City 3, Reading 2.
Second Half ends, Coventry City 3, Reading 2.
Foul by Lucas João (Reading).
Ben Sheaf (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Offside, Coventry City. Ryan Giles tries a through ball, but Maxime Biamou is caught offside.
Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Tomás Esteves.
Goal! Coventry City 3, Reading 2. George Puscas (Reading) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Lucas João.
Attempt saved. Lucas João (Reading) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Tom McIntyre.
Attempt blocked. Alfa Semedo (Reading) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Michael Morrison (Reading) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Matt Godden (Coventry City).
Substitution, Coventry City. Jamie Allen replaces Jordan Shipley.
Marko Marosi (Coventry City) is shown the yellow card.
Goal! Coventry City 3, Reading 1. Sam McCallum (Coventry City) left footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Michael Rose.
Foul by Sone Aluko (Reading).
Ben Sheaf (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Dominic Hyam (Coventry City) is shown the yellow card.
Andy Rinomhota (Reading) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Jordan Shipley (Coventry City).
Substitution, Coventry City. Sam McCallum replaces Fankaty Dabo.
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