Nigel Adkins's first game as Reading manager ended in a 4-1 defeat to Arsenal at Emirates Stadium, with Gervinho on top form.
Manchester United closed in on their 20th domestic title with a lifeless 1-0 win against Reading at Old Trafford.
Sir Alex Ferguson watched Manchester United tighten their grip on the Premier League title before confirming Rio Ferdinand would join up with England next week.
Aiden McGeady has been ruled out of the Republic of Ireland's World Cup qualifying matches against Sweden and Austria.
Wayne Rooney's 16th goal of the season was enough to propel Manchester United 15 points clear with just nine games remaining in the Barclays Premier League
Christian Benteke and Gabriel Agbonlahor took Aston Villa out of the bottom three with a vital 2-1 win at Reading.
Reading manager Brian McDermott has rubbished suggestions he has frozen Alex Pearce out amid uncertainty over the defender's future at the Madejski Stadium.
Wigan Athletic leapfrogged Reading and moved out of the relegation zone after a comfortable 3-0 win at the Madejski Stadium.
Stoke City had to soak up a typical late Reading charge to hang on for a 2-1 victory over Reading.
Robert Huth's first goal of the season and a superb Cameron Jerome effort ensured Stoke returned to winning ways as Reading's recent good run came to an end
Reading once again scored a late goal to take all three points off Sunderland, with two-goal Jimmy Kebe the hero of the day in their 2-1 victory.
Reading defender Alex Pearce has been drafted into the Republic of Ireland squad for next month's friendly against Poland.
Reading staged a remarkable comeback, scoring three times in the last 10 minutes to beat West Bromwich Albion 3-2.
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