Huddersfield Town were dumped out of the FA Cup by Nick Blackman's well-struck goal - and to make matters worse, had Jonathan Hogg sent off.

The Reading substitute produced one of the few moments of quality during a dismal third-round tie, finishing off neat approach play close to the Town penalty area.

Town's best chance fell to James Vaughan, but he headed over from Jack Robinson's cross.

This was a pretty tame exit by Town, and Hogg's late red card, after he was shown a second yellow after an altercation with Danny Williams, added to the disappointment.

Home boss Chris Powell made two changes for his first FA Cup tie as Town manager, with top scorer Nahki Wells and Adam Hammill coming in for Sean Scannell and Jacob Butterfield.

It was Hammill's first start since Powell's arrival in September.

 

Reading boss Steve Clarke gave Danish keeper Mikkel Andersen a run-out in place of Aussie Adam Federici.

Midfielder Danny Guthrie and striker former QPR and Nottingham Forest forward Jamie Mackie replaced Garath McCleary and Glenn Murray respectively.

Reading's side included midfielder Ollie Norwood, who scored for Town in last season's third-round win at Grimsby Town.

Neither side could muster a decent effort in target during a dire first half. Norwood lashed a stoppage-time free-kick well over after a foul on Simon Cox by Town skipper Mark Hudson.

Both sides made changes at half-time, with Anthony Gerrard replacing Murray Wallace at centre-back for Town and Blackman taking over from Mackie for Reading.

The game had slightly more urgency, but chances remained few and far between, with Vaughan's missed header coming in the 60th minute and Blackman's winner in the 69th.

Wells looped a header onto the roof of the net, but Town never really came close to levelling the game.