Experienced English striker Andy Carroll scored his first goal for Reading on the occasion of his first start to help his team come from behind to beat hosts Swansea City 3-2 in an English Championship clash played on Saturday.

Swansea City made a dream start to the game when Jamie Paterson scored in the third minute to edge the Welsh team 1-0 ahead, but the lead barely lasted for a minute before the impressive Tom Dele-Bashiru equalised for the Royals. Reading then took the lead for the first time in the game when Andy Carroll found the back of the net on the half hour mark for his first goal for the club.

Andy Carroll was a free agent when Reading signed him earlier this month and he was making his first start for the club against the Swans and a third appearance overall. The Ex-England national team man had made substitute appearances against Nottingham Forest and Sheffield United before the Swansea City game. His goal was enough to give Reading a 2-1 lead at the end of the first 45 minutes.

Irish footballer Ryan Manning dragged Swansea City level four minutes into the second half only for the Welsh team to lose a goal after scoring for the second time. Reading were level for about a minute before the experienced Danny Drinkwater scored for the first time in four years. The goal from Ex-Leicester City and Manchester United midfielder Drinkwater proved to be the winning goal after the Royals held on for the final forty minutes of the game.

Andy Carroll got 81 minutes under his belt before he was replaced by Romanian striker George Puscas.

With the result against Swansea City, Reading were able to pick up their first win in three games as they moved four points clear of the relegation zone.