Reading recorded a comprehensive 5-1 win over Ipswich Town in the opening Sky Bet Championship game of the weekend, with Orlando Sa netting a hat-trick.The Royals hadn't scored in front of their Madejski Stadium support since April prior to kick-off, and it was also the first time they earned all three points there since March.
The game exploded into life from the off, as Reading's Sa headed in from a Nick Blackman delivery after just seven minutes.
But visitors Ipswich replied almost immediately when Freddie Sears latched onto Reading goalkeeper Jonathan Bond's attempted save at the back post.
The 1-1 scoreline was short lived as well, however, and Sa scored his second of the game after 14 minutes with a well-taken strike from outside the area.
Blackman was on target next, in the second half, as he consolidated Reading's lead with a rifled close-range finish, before Sa grabbed his third of the night and claimed the first Sky Bet Championship hat-trick of the season.
Ollie Norwood capped a tremendous victory for Steve Clarke's side three minutes from time, firing his 30-yard effort into the top-left corner of the Ipswich goal.