No goals yet but Chelsea are seeing a lot of the ball indeed. Reading just not able to quite able to get a few extra yards upfield to relieve pressure. However a misplaced pass from the Blues means a goal-kick and a breather.
Penalty to Chelsea. Andresson fouls Wakefield... replays seem to show that it's just outside the area but the ref deems it inside. Abraham will take it for Chelsea.
Stunning penalty stop from Luke Southwood! It remains 0-0!
BOOKINGS - Andresson & Smith (Reading)
Andresson for the foul for the penalty decision, Smith for the protestations.
Abraham wanted a penalty as Southwood didn't make contact as he went to ground... he doesn't get the decision though!
We're into three added minutes. No goals yet. Andresson twisted his ankle badly but is playing through the pain.
HALF-TIME: Chelsea U18 0-0 Reading U18
Goalless at the break. Luke Southwood saved a first-half penalty from Tammy Abraham to keep the scores at parity.
Reading kick off the second period. Come on #URZ!
Dujon Sterling come on at the break for Chelsea, replacing Wakefield.
Couple of chances for Chelsea - Abraham heads over a corner, and then Scott fired over from a Sterling set.
Concern as Omar Richards goes down hurt. David Dodds won't want to alter his back four if he doesn't have to.
After a little time on the deck, Richards is back on the pitch and looks okay to continue.
58' GOAL - Dasilva (Chelsea) - 1-0
Reading are finally breached. It was a dangerous bit of wing-play from Sterling - Southwood could only finger-tip a byline cross into Jay Dasilva's path, who poked in from close range. The hosts lead.
Another big test of character tonight for the U18s now, as we trail to the holders. Chelsea have really picked up the tempo in this half.
Barrett's cross is just a bit too close to Blues stopper Nathan Baxter, who comes and claims before Sam Smith can get there.
Abraham dispossesses Davis in the Reading half - used his body to get between man and ball. Eventually he pulls a shot wide of Southwood's goal.
Another break in play. This time it's Harrison Bennett who needs treatment - it was a late tackle which did him. U18 coach Dodds was unhappy with the challenge but no yellow.
69' GOAL - Abraham (Chelsea) - 2-0
A quickly-taken free-kick allowed Sterling to find Davies on the right, who in turn hangs up a ball for Abraham to head in from inside the six-yard box.
SUBS - Coleman and Loader are both on for the Royals. Barrett and Bennett the two replaced.
Chelsea not far away from a third - Salter's glancing header just over from a left-flank set piece.
PENALTY TO READING!
Danny Loader is fouled in the box!
79' Off the bar!
Tyler Frost hits the crossbar with his penalty - it remains 2-0 to the hosts...
GOAL! Andresson (Reading) 2-1
Axel Andresson heads in a corner to halve the Royals' deficit!
We could have been level... Loader's clever ball for Frost opened things up... couldn't pick out either Smith or Davies in the middle!
East - who provided the assist for the Reading goal - takes a deep free-kick... goalkeeper Baxter spills under pressure but fortuitously gathers.
Andresson's long throw was cleared back to him - he chanced his arm from 25 yards but got well under his shot.
Final few minutes now. Reading have carved out some good openings this half, and it's Chelsea that are playing on the counter. Southwood plucks Sterling's cross out of the air.
Chelsea eating up the clock. The linesman belatedly signals for a free-kick in their favour.
A defensive mix-up nearly falls for Danny Loader... but Chelsea get away with it...
RED CARD & PENALTY!
Daniel Akinwunmi takes down Sterling in the box. Second yellow; a Chelsea penalty.
Second penalty save of the night by Southwood! He denies Ali!
FULL-TIME: Chelsea U18 2-1 Reading U18
Hearty applause from the travelling Royals support as the FA Youth Cup run finally comes to an end. A brave effort from the boys against Chelsea, but the Blues - who have lost just once in this competition in four years - ultimately come out on top...
... Luke Southwood saved two penalties for the Royals; it was oh-so-close on a couple of occasions to going to extra-time but the hosts saw out the win.