READING FC youngster Tyler Frost scored an outstanding long-range goal to help the Under 23s secure a 4-1 win against Birmingham City.

Martin Kuhl's side got off to a fine start at Wycombe's Adams Park yesterday thanks to an early goal from Andrija Novakovic.

Reece Brown levelled for the Blues, but Frost nudged the hosts back in front with a sensational curling effort two minutes before the break.

Reading were then forced to weather some Birmingham pressure after the restart, with Luke Southwood producing an excellent save to deny Wes McDonald before Brown saw an effort chalked off by the officials for offside.

But a second goal of the game for Novakovic, firing clinically past Connal Trueman, put Royals 3-1 up and gave them some breathing space before Sam Smith struck a fourth late on to secure the victory.

The result extended Reading's lead at the top of Premier League Cup Group H. They have accumulated 10 points from four group matches and require only one more points form their final two games to seal their place in the next round.

Reading: Southwood, Howe, Medford-Smith (Andresson 90), East (Holsgrove 78), Dickie (c), Jules, Frost, Rinomhota, Smith, Barrett, Novakovich. Subs not used: Tupper, Rollinson, House.