READING found early Champioship leaders Nottingam Forest too hot to handle as they lost 4-0 on Saturday.
The visitors trailed 1-0 at half-time after Michail Antonio scored with a header.
The same player doubled the advantage after the break, before Matt Fryatt and Britt Assombalonga added to the home side's tally.
Nick Blackman went close late on for the Royals.
Reading are next in action away at Scunthorpe in the League Cup on Tuesday night (kick-off 7.45pm).