The second-half goal from Halilovic was to be the only goal of the game when Reading won 1-0 (0-0) at home to Middlesbrough in the Championship.
The first half finished 0-0 and it took until the 55th minute before Alen Halilovic scored, with an assist by John Swift, to make it 1–0 for Reading, which was how the game ended.
Middlesbrough’s Matt Crooks was sent off in the 87th minute.
Reading have 3 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss with a 9–9 goal difference in the last 5 games, while Middlesbrough have 1 win, 1 draw and 3 losses and a 4–6 goal difference.
The result means Reading are now in ninth place in the table and that Middlesbrough are in 18th place.
The last match between the teams ended in a 2-0 away win for Middlesbrough in February 2021.
Reading have scored 16 goals. They have scored 11 goals at home. They’ve conceded 18 goals in total.
Middlesbrough have scored 9 goals in this campaign. Away from home they have scored 9 goals. They’ve conceded 11 goals in total.
Reading have opened the score in 1 of their 8 of the games, and have a winning ratio of 100 percent when scoring the first goal.
After this game in the Championship, Reading will play Derby County (away) on 28 September 2021, Cardiff (away) on 01 October 2021 and Barnsley (home) on 15 October 2021. Middlesbrough play Sheffield United (home) on 27 September 2021, Hull (away) on 01 October 2021 and Peterborough (home) on 15 October 2021.