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FA CUP: Clarke delighted with Reading's 'comfortable' win over Bradford

Reading manager Steve Clarke was over the moon after his side controlled proceedings in their FA Cup quarter-final replay on Monday night.

The Championship outfit defeated League One's Bradford City 3-0 at the Madejski Stadium to book their place in the semi-final for the first time since 1927 where they will meet Arsenal at Wembley next month.

Goals from Hal Robson-Kanu, Garath McCleary and Jamie Mackie did the damage for the Royals and Clarke was chuffed after making 11 changes to the side that crashed 4-1 at Watford on the weekend.

"I am paid to do a job for the club and I have to do what is correct for the football club and I think I did that," he said.

"I am pleased for the players - it has been a difficult season for them. It was very comfortable because we got off to a great start.

"From there we controlled the game very, very well and the third goal was the one that killed it. It was a very comfortable night."

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