Reading 0-1 West Ham United
(38′ mins): West Ham were asking sterner questions. Bowen was thwarted by Rafael, while Connor Coventry’s effort was hooked off the line by Andy Yiadom as the Republic of Ireland youth international looked to profit from the rebound.
But a goal was coming and it arrived seven minutes before the interval. Issa Diop met Bowne’s flag-kick – the ball subsequently beating Rafael after deflecting wickedly of Jeriel Dorsett.