Reading took a 2-0 lead but Villa stormed back with a hat trick from John Carew.
Shane Long had two goals in the first half as Reading would lead 2-0 after the first 45 minutes. It was not enough though as Villa came back strong with three goals from John Carew and one from Ashley Young. The home side just didn’t have the quality to contain Aston Villa and their run is now over in the FA Cup.
Aston Villa will now face Chelsea in the semifinals.
Reading 2-4 Aston Villa Video Highlights
Long 37′ (1-0)
Long 42′ (2-0)
Young 47′ (2-1)
Carew 51′ (2-2)
Carew 57′ (2-3)
Carew 90′ (2-4)