Sunderland beat West Ham on penalties after a thrilling 3-3 draw on Monday evening to set up a return to Reading for manager Graeme Murty in the PL2 play-offs.

Murty, a man who needs no introduction for Royals supporters, featured more than 300 times in an 11-year stay with the club- famously captaining Steve Coppell's team to the Premiership in 2006.

Taking in a spell in charge of Glasgow Rangers, the former Scotland international moved to Sunderland in 2022 and is officially the 'Head of Professional Development.'

Reading set up a final-four clash after beating Nottingham Forest 3-1 on Saturday in front of over 1,000 supporters at the SCL Stadium.

Full details of the semi-final are yet to be confirmed.

Giants Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur will meet the winner in the final.

Noel Hunt, a former teammate of Murty's at Reading, has also led the club into the Berks and Bucks Senior Cup final, which takes place at Sandhurst Town tomorrow evening (7.45pm kick-off).