Hillal Soudani's strike inspired Nottingham Forest to their first win in the 2018-19 Championship season.
After settling for stalemates against Bristol City and West Bromwich Albion, the 30-year-old's effort in the 68th minute was enough to give the hosts a 1-0 win over Reading at the City Ground.
Soudani who switched to England from Dinamo Zagreb this summer needed only 12 minutes to open the scoring after replacing for Joao Carvalho in the 56th minute.
Compatriot Adlene Guedioura was in action for the entire 90 minutes while Modou Barrow featured for the Royals.
Forest moved to fourth place in the Championship standings with five points from three games and they lock horns against Bury in their next game.