Aston Villa forward John Carew led an incredible second half comeback that saw the Villa Park side triumph over a resurgent Reading side to book a place in the FA Cup Semi Finals
Royals striker Shane Long had put Brian McDermott’s side two goals to the good to shock their Premier League opponents but Martin O’Neill clearly had something to say in the dressing room at half time and his side battled back superbly after the restart.
Ashley Young scored two minutes into the second half and John Carew added a second and a third before the hour mark and the big Norwegian front man completed his hat-trick in the dying minutes.
Reading 1-0 Aston Villa (Long)
Reading 2-0 Aston Villa (Long)
Reading 2-1 Aston Villa (Young)
Reading 2-2 Aston Villa (Carew)
Reading 2-3 Aston Villa (Carew)
Reading 2-4 Aston Villa (Carew)