Reading ended their Championship interest with yet another away defeat, this time going down 2-0 to Huddersfield Town.

What was set to be a final day decider for relegation, Neil Warnock’s magic to turn around the fortunues of the Terriers ensured the match was meaningless before the clash.

Over 2,300 Royals were set to make the journey, but considerably less did with relegation already confirmed. Nonetheless, they made plenty of noise and waved their inflatables throughout as goals from Josh Koroma and Joseph Hungbo meant it was just the three away wins all season- none since November.

A typical end of season encounter in Yorkshire, both sides looked content to knock the ball around without testing either keeper. Even when they did attack, the goalies were rarely troubled. Cesare Casadei threatened early on for Reading, clipping the outside of the post from a header as Shane Long’s original shot was deflected high into the sky. The hosts replied shortly after, pickpocketing Andy Yiadom and driving forward, but Koroma’s strike was well-wide and high over the bar. Casadei and Junior Hoilett threatened to open the scoring from the edge of the box, but both failed to even hit the target as the supporters were starved of much quality in front of goal.

Boyce-Clarke was first called into action to prevent Josh Ruffels from heading the opening goal from a dangerous free-kick. Femi Azeez had some joy out wide, beating players as he drove toward the goal, only for his wicked delivery to evade everyone in the box. On the half hour mark came the first of a few hairy moments at the back, with Boyce-Clarke deserting his goal to attempt to claim the ball, only to miss it and leave an open goal. Thankfully Naby Sarr managed to beat the attacker to the ball and head it clear. Moments later the debutant attempted to pass out from the back, only for Sarr to panic and clear the ball for a corner- which was dealt with well.

Lucky to get away with errors in the first half, the Royals were not as lucky in the second period. Within minutes of the restart, Boyce-Clarke dallied on the ball and was closed down when attempting to clear. Only reaching the edge of the box, Koroma picked it up before curling past the youngster to open the scoring. The hosts continued to look the more assertive throughout as the Royals failed to muster anything going forward.

Jeff Hendrick saw an effort from range deflected over the bar as two corners were earned, both missing everyone in the box. It should have been two with 25 minutes remaining as the defenders stood still facing their own box, only for Jordan Rhodes to race from behind and keep the ball in before fizzing a cross into the crowded box. A goal-bound effort came in, only for former Terrier Sarr to clear off the line. Amadou Mbengue tried his luck late on as chances came at a premium, lashing an effort into the side netting. Looking set to drift out into a narrow win, substitute Joseph Hungbo cut in from the right and drilled an effort past Boyce-Clarke into the top corner.

Relegated to the third tier for the first time in over two decades, Noel Hunt's interim reign ended with three points in five matches as a long-term boss is yet to be known.