Reading 1-1 Ipswich

07 November 2009 05:43
Reading's winless home run stretched to 17 games after a 1-1 draw with fellow Championship strugglers Ipswich Town.The visitors took an early lead when striker Jonathan Stead's scuffed shot beat keeper Adam Federici. [LNB]Reading's Brian Howard then crashed a shot against the bar but just after the break they were level when Simon Church found the net from close range. [LNB]Shane Long then saw a header hacked off the line by an Ipswich defender while Church hit the bar late on. [LNB][LNB]Reading manager Brendan Rodgers: "It was a game we came into with big confidence but gave ourselves a mountain to climb by giving away a goal at the beginning. It was a stupid goal. [LNB]"I thought we should have had a penalty when Shane Long was brought down near the end. It's clear there was contact when you see the TV replay. You usually get those at home. [LNB]"We had some really good moments in the first half but failed to capitalise. It's a frustrating end to a couple of good weeks." [LNB]Ipswich boss Roy Keane: [LNB] [LNB][LNB] "I thought it was a fair result. [LNB]"They had more of the possession and put us under pressure. They are a big, strong side - which surprised me. [LNB]"I thought our last two performances were perhaps the poorest for a month. But we got results - and I always say that if you get results the table sorts itself out. [LNB]"Perhaps we scored too early - because as soon as we did, we thought we could sit back. But you can't do that." [LNB][LNB] Live text and stats  [LNB] Saturday, 7 November 2009[LNB] Championship[LNB] Home Team Score Away Team Time Reading 1-1 Ipswich R (HT 0-1) Church 47 Stead 9 Reading 01 Federici 16 Ingimarsson 24 Bertrand 26 Pearce 07 Tabb 08 Matejovsky 11 McAnuff 25 Sigurdsson (Kebe 76) 34 Howard (Cisse 75) 18 Church 23 Rasiak (Long 61) Substitutes 21 Hamer, 48 O'Dea, 04 Cisse, 06 Gunnarsson, 14 Kebe, 20 Karacan, 09 Long Ipswich 27 Begovic 02 Wright 05 Bruce 22 Rosenior 03 Delaney 06 Leadbitter 23 Edwards (Peters 59) 25 Quinn (Colback 79) 14 Stead (Counago 63) 16 Priskin 19 Walters Substitutes 28 Lee-Barrett, 39 Brown, 12 Peters, 17 Colback, 18 Healy, 09 Counago, 40 Wickham Ref: WhitestoneAtt: 19,053 READING IPSWICH Possession Reading 54% Ipswich 46% Shots on target Reading 4 Ipswich 6 Shots off target Reading 14 Ipswich 3 Corners Reading 12 Ipswich 5 Fouls Reading 12 Ipswich 13 Final Result Full Time 90:00+3:13 The referee brings the game to a close. 90:00+2:27 Alex Bruce fouled by Shane Long, the ref awards a free kick. Asmir Begovic restarts play with the free kick. 90:00+0:54 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jobi McAnuff by Pablo Counago. Adam Federici takes the free kick. 89:33 Jimmy Kebe delivers the ball, blocked by Jack Colback. 89:10 The ball is swung over by Jonathan Walters, save made by Adam Federici. 87:47 Shot by Ivar Ingimarsson from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target. 87:06 The ball is delivered by Jobi McAnuff, save by Asmir Begovic. 85:37 Unfair challenge on Jimmy Kebe by Pablo Counago results in a free kick. Jobi McAnuff takes the free kick. 85:08 Shot from just outside the penalty box by Jay Tabb misses to the left of the target. 84:51 Marek Matejovsky produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the goal. 84:29 Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Jobi McAnuff. 84:14 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Marek Matejovsky, save by Asmir Begovic. 83:45 Outswinging corner taken by Jobi McAnuff from the right by-line, Shane Long takes a shot. Damien Delaney manages to make a clearance. 83:21 The ball is sent over by Jobi McAnuff, Kalifa Cisse has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target. 83:09 Jimmy Kebe takes a short corner. 83:03 Jimmy Kebe crosses the ball, Jaime Peters gets a block in. 82:16 The ball is sent over by Jimmy Kebe. 81:30 Foul by David Wright on Jimmy Kebe, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed right-footed by Jobi McAnuff from right wing, clearance by Damien Delaney. 79:34 Jay Tabb delivers the ball, comfortable save by Asmir Begovic. 79:24 Ryan Bertrand delivers the ball, clearance made by David Wright. 78:55 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jimmy Kebe by Jaime Peters. Adam Federici takes the free kick. 78:11 Outswinging corner taken by Grant Leadbitter from the right by-line. 78:11 Substitution Alan Quinn goes off and Jack Colback comes on. 77:02 Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Ryan Bertrand. 76:35 A cross is delivered by Jimmy Kebe, Simon Church takes a shot. 75:38 Handball decision goes against Jaime Peters. Adam Federici restarts play with the free kick. 74:45 Substitution Jimmy Kebe joins the action as a substitute, replacing Gylfi Sigurdsson. 74:45 Substitution Kalifa Cisse joins the action as a substitute, replacing Brian Howard. 74:32 Shot from outside the area by Jay Tabb misses to the left of the goal. 73:16 Jobi McAnuff crosses the ball, Liam Rosenior manages to make a clearance. 71:16 Free kick awarded for a foul by Tamas Priskin on Shane Long. Jay Tabb takes the free kick. 68:43 Shane Long takes a shot. Alex Bruce makes a clearance. 68:08 Unfair challenge on Gylfi Sigurdsson by Jonathan Walters results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Gylfi Sigurdsson. 66:24 Foul by Shane Long on Jonathan Walters, free kick awarded. Liam Rosenior takes the direct free kick. 64:44 The referee blows for offside against Shane Long. Asmir Begovic takes the indirect free kick. 64:27 Jonathan Walters takes a shot. Comfortable save by Adam Federici. 63:27 The assistant referee flags for offside against Tamas Priskin. Free kick taken by Adam Federici. 62:41 Substitution Pablo Counago comes on in place of Jonathan Stead. 61:27 Shot by Jobi McAnuff from outside the box goes over the target. 61:01 Corner from the right by-line taken by Brian Howard, Alan Quinn manages to make a clearance. 60:08 Substitution Shane Long joins the action as a substitute, replacing Grzegorz Rasiak. 58:32 Direct free kick taken by Grant Leadbitter. 58:32 Substitution (Ipswich) makes a substitution, with Jaime Peters coming on for Carlos Edwards. 58:32 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jonathan Stead by Alex Pearce. 57:48 Carlos Edwards takes a outswinging corner. 57:15 Carlos Edwards takes the outswinging corner, Damien Delaney takes a shot. Save by Adam Federici. 57:07 The ball is sent over by Tamas Priskin, Ivar Ingimarsson gets a block in. 53:41 Jobi McAnuff produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the target. 53:16 Liam Rosenior sends in a cross, Tamas Priskin takes a shot. Save made by Adam Federici. 52:33 Foul by Gylfi Sigurdsson on Grant Leadbitter, free kick awarded. Grant Leadbitter takes the direct free kick. 51:54 The ball is delivered by Ryan Bertrand, Damien Delaney manages to make a clearance. 50:46 The assistant referee signals for offside against Tamas Priskin. Free kick taken by Adam Federici. 50:07 Effort from outside the penalty box by Tamas Priskin goes wide right of the target. 49:21 Grzegorz Rasiak is ruled offside. Asmir Begovic restarts play with the free kick. 48:47 Alan Quinn challenges Ryan Bertrand unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Marek Matejovsky. 48:41 The offside flag is raised against Grzegorz Rasiak. Asmir Begovic takes the free kick. 46:38 Assist by Gylfi Sigurdsson. 46:38 GOAL - Simon Church:Reading 1 - 1 Ipswich Simon Church finds the net with a goal from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Reading 1-1 Ipswich. 46:14 Corner taken by Gylfi Sigurdsson from the left by-line, Asmir Begovic makes a save. 45:34 Foul by Alex Bruce on Simon Church, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed by Brian Howard, blocked by Liam Rosenior. 45:01 The referee blows his whistle to start the second half. Half Time 45:00+1:06 The referee calls an end to the first half. 44:00 The ball is crossed by Marek Matejovsky, Header from close in by Gylfi Sigurdsson misses to the left of the target. 42:50 Marek Matejovsky challenges Grant Leadbitter unfairly and gives away a free kick. Liam Rosenior restarts play with the free kick. 41:55 The ball is delivered by Carlos Edwards, Alex Pearce makes a clearance. 41:15 Jay Tabb produces a cross, Simon Church produces a headed effort from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand upright. 40:56 A cross is delivered by Jobi McAnuff, blocked by David Wright. 39:47 Free kick awarded for a foul by Simon Church on Alex Bruce. Direct free kick taken by Asmir Begovic. 37:55 Jobi McAnuff produces a cross, Grzegorz Rasiak produces a headed effort from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand upright. 37:25 Shot from just outside the area by Jonathan Stead misses to the left of the target. 36:48 Free kick awarded for a foul by Jay Tabb on Grant Leadbitter. Asmir Begovic takes the direct free kick. 36:42 Jobi McAnuff sends in a cross, clearance made by David Wright. 35:56 The ball is crossed by Jobi McAnuff, clearance by Liam Rosenior. 35:21 Corner from left by-line crossed in by Grant Leadbitter, save by Adam Federici. 35:04 Tamas Priskin takes a shot. Adam Federici makes a save. 34:18 The ball is swung over by Jobi McAnuff. 30:40 Alan Quinn concedes a free kick for a foul on Marek Matejovsky. Free kick taken by Marek Matejovsky. 30:15 The ball is sent over by Ryan Bertrand, save by Asmir Begovic. 28:17 Free kick awarded for a foul by Tamas Priskin on Ryan Bertrand. Ryan Bertrand takes the direct free kick. 26:40 Gylfi Sigurdsson has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide right of the target. 26:14 The ball is sent over by Ryan Bertrand, blocked by Liam Rosenior. 25:57 Gylfi Sigurdsson takes a short corner. 25:49 The ball is swung over by Gylfi Sigurdsson, blocked by Carlos Edwards. 24:51 Marek Matejovsky crosses the ball, clearance made by David Wright. 24:30 Gylfi Sigurdsson takes the inswinging corner, save by Asmir Begovic. 24:20 The ball is sent over by Gylfi Sigurdsson, blocked by Liam Rosenior. 23:29 Unfair challenge on Ivar Ingimarsson by Jonathan Stead results in a free kick. Alex Pearce restarts play with the free kick. 23:08 Jonathan Stead takes a shot. Save by Adam Federici. 22:10 Inswinging corner taken by Brian Howard from the right by-line, Tamas Priskin makes a clearance. 21:11 The official flags Grzegorz Rasiak offside. Indirect free kick taken by Asmir Begovic. 20:42 The ball is swung over by Jonathan Walters, Adam Federici makes a comfortable save. 19:54 Brian Howard takes a shot. 19:16 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jonathan Walters by Jobi McAnuff. Free kick taken by Damien Delaney. 18:41 The ball is swung over by Marek Matejovsky. 18:24 Brian Howard decides to take a short corner. 17:56 The ball is sent over by Jobi McAnuff, Gylfi Sigurdsson takes a shot. Damien Delaney gets a block in. 17:32 The ball is swung over by David Wright, Gylfi Sigurdsson manages to make a clearance. 15:42 Free kick awarded for a foul by Alan Quinn on Marek Matejovsky. Direct free kick taken by Marek Matejovsky. 15:09 The ball is swung over by Marek Matejovsky. 14:12 The ball is swung over by Jobi McAnuff, clearance by Damien Delaney. 10:53 Grant Leadbitter takes the outswinging corner, clearance made by Ivar Ingimarsson. 10:12 Free kick awarded for a foul by Jobi McAnuff on David Wright. Grant Leadbitter takes the direct free kick. Correction - 8:28 GOAL - Jonathan Stead:Reading 0 - 1 Ipswich Jonathan Stead grabs a goal from the edge of the area to the top right corner of the goal. Reading 0-1 Ipswich. 8:28 GOAL - Jonathan Walters:Reading 0 - 1 Ipswich Goal scored by Jonathan Walters from the edge of the area to the top right corner of the goal. Reading 0-1 Ipswich. 7:30 Jonathan Walters fouled by Jay Tabb, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Asmir Begovic. 7:21 The ball is crossed by Gylfi Sigurdsson, Damien Delaney makes a clearance. 5:12 Brian Howard takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Alan Quinn. 5:06 The ball is sent over by Jobi McAnuff, David Wright gets a block in. 4:28 Shot from a long way out by Jonathan Walters goes wide of the left-hand post. 3:39 Foul by Jobi McAnuff on David Wright, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Jonathan Walters. 3:04 Grzegorz Rasiak challenges David Wright unfairly and gives away a free kick. Damien Delaney restarts play with the free kick. 2:07 Marek Matejovsky takes a shot. Alan Quinn gets a block in. 0:16 Tamas Priskin concedes a free kick for a foul on Jay Tabb. Adam Federici takes the free kick. 0:00 The ref blows the whistle to start the match. Live text and data provided by The Press Association.[LNB]

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