Reading legend Garath McCleary saw his Wembley curse continue on Sunday as his Wycombe Wanderers side lost to Peterborough United in the final of the Bristol Street Motors Trophy.

All three goals in the 2-1 thriller were scored in the final 15 minutes, with Posh captain Harrison Burrows scoring a brace.

36-year-old McCleary started and finished the game for the Chairboys, his fourth appearance at the national stadium.

Like the previous three, he was on the losing end.

Two of his four defeats came while with Reading, including famously scoring an equaliser for the Royals in the FA Cup semi-final in 2015.

Alexis Sanchez scored a winner in extra-time to end any hopes of a first FA Cup Final appearance for the Royals.

In 2017, McCleary came off the bench in the Championship play-off final and the final 15 minutes, plus extra-time, but did not take a penalty in the shootout.

Leaving Reading in 2020 to join Wycombe, he played the full League One play-off final in 2022 as Sunderland won 2-0 and returned to the second tier.

Reading were knocked out by Brighton and Hove Albion Under-21s in the round of 16 of the lower league competitions.

Matt Bloomfield's Wycombe knocked the young Seagulls side out in the quarter-final and beat Bradford City to set up a final place.