The 23-year-old forward, who is on loan from Copenhagen, scored his first two goals for Reading in a dominant performance at St James Park.
Reading made a remarkable start in the EFL Trophy, dominating Exeter City, a League One top-tier team, with an impressive performance.
Despite the youthfulness of Reading’s squad, they faced the League One side with so much determination.
Their new striker Jayden Wareham had his debut in the first team, and loanee Paul Mukairu earned his first start.
Paul Mukairu and his team displayed exceptional attacking prowess, commencing with an early goal by Tom McIntyre just three minutes into the game, followed by an own goal that extended their lead.
During the second half, Reading stamped more dominance, with Paul Mukairu and Dom Ballard each scoring twice, and Caylan Vickers, Ben Elliott, and Taylan Harris contributing goals, resulting in a remarkable final score.
This victory positioned Paul Mukairu and his teammates at the top of Group O with three points, while Arsenal U-21 followed closely.
The defeat marked Exeter’s worst-ever performance, as their youthful squad conceded six goals within 30 minutes, placing them at the bottom of the group.