Jose Gomes felt his side “deserved something more” from their EFL Cup Third Round exit to Wolves on penalties on Wednesday night.

Bruno Jordao was gifted his first senior Wolves goal as young goalkeeper Joao Virginia spilled his shot into the net.

Howeve,r the Royals scored their deserved equaliser in the final minute of stoppage time through Argentine Lucas Boye, following a classy rabona from John Swift.

Ultimately though it went to spot-kicks, and misses from Swift and Boye sent the Premier League side through to a Fourth Round meeting with local rivals Aston Villa.

Gomes was pleased with his side though. He said: “Even in the first half in my opinion we didn’t deserve to come to half time losing.

“A lucky goal for them and we were losing at half time."

After the break “it was a completely different game” though, especially with Swift and Ovie Ejaria pulling the strings in the midfield.

He added: “We controlled the game and recovered the ball really quick. We won the second balls and played all the game in the last third.

“We created enough chances to score”

Next up for Reading is the difficult trip to South Wales to face an in-form Swansea City, before games against Fulham and Bristol City:

Gomes said: “[They are] very good teams, very good football and very good players so we must be prepared for everything.

“They work very hard, and for the players that played today it was very tough, so tomorrow they must rest."