Leicester 1-2 Reading

28 August 2010 06:16
Reading grabbed their first league win of the season as Matt Mills' late header earned a deserved victory against struggling Leicester.The defender was on hand to convert Brian Howard's right-wing corner with four minutes remaining. [LNB]Gylfi Sigurdsson had put Reading ahead with a tap-in before Lloyd Dyer levelled with a long range strike. [LNB]After Mills' winner, there was still time for Royals keeper Adam Federici to deny Joao Moreno and Matty Fryatt. [LNB]The Royals' success leaves the Foxes languishing near the foot of the table with just one point from four games. [LNB][LNB] [LNB][LNB] The hosts created the first clear opening when Dyer's shot narrowly cleared the crossbar, before Reading responded as Howard headed Mills' cross just wide. [LNB]Sigurdsson then opened the scoring scored on 22 minutes - the Icelander given the simple task of turning the ball in from close range after good work by Jimmy Kebe down the right-hand side. [LNB]Shane Long came close to extending the lead with a header just before the break, before Dyer restored parity in the 52nd minute when his shot from just outside the box evaded the outstretched arm of Federici and found the bottom corner. [LNB][LNB] [LNB][LNB] Reading looked the most likely to make a breakthrough as Howard shot over the crossbar, Sigurdsson's looping header dropped just wide and Foxes keeper Conrad Logan saved from Kebe. [LNB]At the other end, Steve Howard and Fryatt threatened but failed to work Federici in a rare Leicester attack. [LNB]When Mills' header put Reading in front for a second time, Paulo Sousa's side were unable to come back - as in the dying stages Federici pushed away a headed effort from Moreno and then parried a Fryatt shot. [LNB][LNB] Live text and stats  [LNB] Saturday, 28 August 2010[LNB] Npower Championship[LNB] Home Team Score Away Team Time Leicester 1-2 Reading FT (HT 0-1) Dyer 52 Sigurdsson 22 Mills 86 Leicester 13 Logan 06 Moreno 15 Berner 20 Lamey 25 Hobbs 08 Oakley (King 63) 11 Dyer 17 N'Guessan (Moussa 82) 19 Wellens 07 Gallagher (Fryatt 55) 09 Howard yellow card Substitutes 21 Ikeme, 02 Neilson, 04 Morrison, 18 Kennedy, 10 King, 23 Moussa, 12 Fryatt Reading 01 Federici 05 Mills 06 Gunnarsson (Antonio 45+3) 24 Cummings 26 Pearce 04 Karacan (Church 62) 11 McAnuff 14 Kebe 20 Howard 08 Sigurdsson 09 Long Substitutes 21 Hamer, 17 Antonio, 19 Robson-Kanu, 25 Taylor, 27 Davies, 10 Hunt, 18 Church Ref: WebsterAtt: 19,611 LEICESTER READING Possession Leicester 45% Reading 55% Attempts on target Leicester 8 Reading 4 Attempts off target Leicester 3 Reading 4 Corners Leicester 8 Reading 2 Fouls Leicester 4 Reading 8 Final Result Full Time 90:00+4:31 The match has reached full-time. 90:00+3:44 Foul by Jobi McAnuff (Reading) on Bruno Berner (Leicester). Direct free kick taken right-footed by Conrad Logan (Leicester) from own half, resulting in open play. 90:00+2:40 Matt Fryatt takes a shot. Adam Federici makes a save. 90:00+1:28 Corner taken by Franck Moussa from the right by-line, Joao Moreno takes a shot. Adam Federici makes a save. 89:58 Booking Steve Howard (Leicester) booked for dissent. 89:09 Defending throw-in by Bruno Berner (Leicester). 87:51 Defending throw-in by Michael Lamey (Leicester). 87:16 Steve Howard concedes a free kick for a foul on Jobi McAnuff. Adam Federici restarts play with the free kick. 86:15 Steve Howard takes a shot. Clearance made by Matt Mills. 85:06 Assist on the goal came from Brian Howard. 85:06 GOAL - Matt Mills:Leicester 1 - 2 Reading Matt Mills scores a headed goal from deep inside the penalty area. Leicester 1-2 Reading. 84:42 Corner taken left-footed by Brian Howard from the right by-line, 84:13 Attacking throw-in by Jobi McAnuff (Reading). 83:17 Goal kick taken long by Conrad Logan (Leicester). 82:26 Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Franck Moussa (Leicester) to centre, clearance by Matt Mills (Reading). 82:10 Cross by Franck Moussa (Leicester), shot by Lloyd Dyer (Leicester) left-footed from centre of penalty area (12 yards), save (tipped round post) by Adam Federici (Reading). Correction - 81:48 Joao Moreno fouled by Michail Antonio, the ref awards a free kick. Conrad Logan takes the direct free kick. 81:48 Foul by Michail Antonio (Reading) on Joao Moreno (Leicester). Direct free kick taken right-footed by Conrad Logan (Leicester) from own half, 81:01 Direct free kick taken left-footed by Brian Howard (Reading) from left wing, resulting in open play. 81:01 Substitution Leicester substitution: Dany N'Guessan replaced by Franck Moussa (tactical). 81:01 Foul by Steve Howard (Leicester) on Shaun Cummings (Reading). 79:14 Matt Fryatt takes a shot. Save by Adam Federici. 78:18 Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael Lamey on Jimmy Kebe. Brian Howard takes the free kick. 78:11 Goal kick taken long by Adam Federici (Reading). 77:49 Shot by Steve Howard (Leicester) right-footed from left side of penalty area (12 yards), over the bar. 75:12 Dany N'Guessan (Leicester) caught offside. Direct free kick taken right-footed by Matt Mills (Reading) from own half, resulting in open play. 75:05 Goal kick taken long by Adam Federici (Reading). Correction - 74:33 The ball is delivered by Andy King. 74:33 Cross by Andy King (Leicester), save (caught) by Adam Federici (Reading). 73:58 The ball is swung over by Brian Howard, clearance by Bruno Berner. 73:35 Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Lloyd Dyer (Leicester) to centre, clearance by Alex Pearce (Reading). 73:21 Shot by Lloyd Dyer (Leicester) drilled left-footed from left channel (20 yards), blocked by Jobi McAnuff (Reading). 72:35 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Richie Wellens (Leicester) to centre, resulting in open play. 72:29 Cross by Dany N'Guessan (Leicester), blocked by Matt Mills (Reading). 72:05 Attacking throw-in by Michael Lamey (Leicester). 71:16 Foul by Dany N'Guessan (Leicester) on Matt Mills (Reading). Direct free kick taken right-footed by Adam Federici (Reading) from own half, resulting in open play. 70:42 Goal kick taken long by Conrad Logan (Leicester). 69:41 The ball is delivered by Shane Long. 69:32 Jimmy Kebe takes a shot. Save by Conrad Logan. 68:57 Goal kick taken long by Conrad Logan (Leicester). 68:16 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Gylfi Sigurdsson (Reading) to far post, resulting in ball out of play. 68:11 Cross by Shaun Cummings (Reading), blocked by Michael Lamey (Leicester). 67:32 Defending throw-in by Bruno Berner (Leicester). 65:40 Attacking throw-in by Michael Lamey (Leicester). 64:48 Goal kick taken long by Conrad Logan (Leicester). 64:11 Defending throw-in by Shaun Cummings (Reading). 63:56 Defending throw-in by Shaun Cummings (Reading). 63:23 Goal kick taken long by Conrad Logan (Leicester). 63:00 Substitution Leicester substitution: Matt Oakley replaced by Andy King (tactical). 62:45 Shot by Michail Antonio (Reading) volleyed right-footed from centre of penalty area (20 yards), over the bar. 62:33 Attacking throw-in by Jobi McAnuff (Reading). 61:59 Substitution Reading substitution: Jem Karacan replaced by Simon Church (tactical). 61:48 Attacking throw-in by Bruno Berner (Leicester). 61:14 Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Lloyd Dyer (Leicester) to near post, clearance by Matt Mills (Reading). 61:08 Cross by Michael Lamey (Leicester), clearance by Shaun Cummings (Reading). 60:47 Attacking throw-in by Michael Lamey (Leicester). 59:40 Goal kick taken long by Conrad Logan (Leicester). 59:22 Brian Howard delivers the ball, Headed from the edge of the area by Gylfi Sigurdsson goes wide of the left-hand upright. 58:53 Attacking throw-in by Shaun Cummings (Reading). 58:05 Goal kick taken long by Adam Federici (Reading). 57:01 The ball is delivered by Dany N'Guessan, Matt Mills makes a clearance. 55:48 Handball by Steve Howard (Leicester). Indirect free kick taken right-footed by Adam Federici (Reading) from own half, resulting in open play. 54:55 Substitution Leicester substitution: Paul Gallagher replaced by Matt Fryatt (tactical). 54:39 Brian Howard takes a shot from deep inside the box clearing the bar. 54:12 Brian Howard fouled by Paul Gallagher, the ref awards a free kick. Shaun Cummings restarts play with the free kick. 54:02 Attacking throw-in by Shaun Cummings (Reading). 52:40 Cross by Jem Karacan (Reading), save (caught) by Conrad Logan (Leicester). 52:28 Attacking throw-in by Jobi McAnuff (Reading). 52:02 Attacking throw-in by Jobi McAnuff (Reading). 51:01 GOAL - Lloyd Dyer:Leicester 1 - 1 Reading A goal is scored by Lloyd Dyer from outside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Leicester 1-1 Reading. 49:49 Shane Long takes a shot. Save by Conrad Logan. 49:15 Attacking throw-in by Shaun Cummings (Reading). 48:55 Steve Howard takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Save made by Adam Federici. 48:12 The official flags Paul Gallagher offside. Adam Federici takes the free kick. 47:47 Defending throw-in by Shaun Cummings (Reading). 47:31 The ball is delivered by Paul Gallagher, Matt Mills manages to make a clearance. 46:45 Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Paul Gallagher (Leicester) to near post, clearance by Matt Mills (Reading). 46:06 Attacking throw-in by Jobi McAnuff (Reading). 45:30 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Gylfi Sigurdsson (Reading) to centre, clearance by Joao Moreno (Leicester). 45:01 The second half kicks off. Half Time 45:00+4:11 The ref blows to end the first period. 45:00+4:01 The offside flag is raised against Dany N'Guessan. Adam Federici restarts play with the free kick. 45:00+3:20 Corner taken right-footed by Richie Wellens. 45:00+2:07 Paul Gallagher takes the direct free kick. 45:00+2:07 Substitution Michail Antonio on for Brynjar Gunnarsson. 45:00+2:07 Richie Wellens fouled by Jimmy Kebe, the ref awards a free kick. 45:00+1:42 Cross by Jem Karacan (Reading), save (caught) by Conrad Logan (Leicester). 43:18 Jobi McAnuff takes a shot. Save made by Conrad Logan. 42:41 Dany N'Guessan is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Adam Federici restarts play with the free kick. 42:06 Foul by Shane Long (Reading) on Joao Moreno (Leicester). Direct free kick taken right-footed by Lloyd Dyer (Leicester) from right wing, passed. 40:34 Foul by Michael Lamey (Leicester) on Jobi McAnuff (Reading). Direct free kick taken left-footed by Brian Howard (Reading) from left wing, header by Shane Long (Reading) from centre of penalty area (12 yards), save (caught) by Conrad Logan (Leicester). 39:35 Shot by Steve Howard (Leicester) left-footed from left channel (20 yards), save (caught) by Adam Federici (Reading). 37:30 Lloyd Dyer takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Matt Mills. 36:37 The ball is crossed by Michael Lamey. 35:57 Goal kick taken long by Conrad Logan (Leicester). 35:14 Dany N'Guessan (Leicester) caught offside. Indirect free kick taken right-footed by Adam Federici (Reading) from own half, resulting in open play. 34:30 Foul by Matt Mills on Steve Howard, free kick awarded. Paul Gallagher restarts play with the free kick. 34:00 Defending throw-in by Michael Lamey (Leicester). 31:40 Paul Gallagher concedes a free kick for a foul on Brian Howard. Adam Federici takes the direct free kick. 30:59 Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Paul Gallagher, Shane Long manages to make a clearance. 30:53 A cross is delivered by Lloyd Dyer, clearance by Brynjar Gunnarsson. 30:35 Brian Howard concedes a free kick for a foul on Matt Oakley. Direct free kick taken by Richie Wellens. 29:56 Attacking throw-in by Brynjar Gunnarsson (Reading). 29:32 Cross by Shaun Cummings (Reading), clearance by Bruno Berner (Leicester). 28:54 Defending throw-in by Michael Lamey (Leicester). 28:32 Paul Gallagher (Leicester) caught offside. Indirect free kick taken right-footed by Alex Pearce (Reading) from own half, resulting in open play. 26:22 Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Lloyd Dyer (Leicester) to centre, clearance by Shaun Cummings (Reading). 26:10 The ball is swung over by Lloyd Dyer, Shaun Cummings makes a clearance. 25:48 Attacking throw-in by Brynjar Gunnarsson (Reading). 25:25 Shot by Lloyd Dyer (Leicester) left-footed from centre of penalty area (18 yards), blocked by Matt Mills (Reading). 24:48 Attacking throw-in by Michael Lamey (Leicester). 23:53 Defending throw-in by Michael Lamey (Leicester). 21:54 Assist (pass) by Jimmy Kebe (Reading) from right side of penalty area. 21:54 GOAL - Gylfi Sigurdsson:Leicester 0 - 1 Reading Goal by Gylfi Sigurdsson (Reading) right-footed (low centre of goal) from centre of penalty area (6 yards).Leicester 0-1 Reading. 21:27 Goal kick taken long by Conrad Logan (Leicester). 20:17 Goal kick taken long by Conrad Logan (Leicester). 19:09 Foul by Richie Wellens (Leicester) on Shane Long (Reading). Direct free kick taken left-footed by Brian Howard (Reading) from right channel, header by Matt Mills (Reading) from left side of penalty area (6 yards), missed left. 18:45 Shot by Dany N'Guessan (Leicester) left-footed from left side of penalty area (12 yards), save (caught) by Adam Federici (Reading). 18:18 Goal kick taken long by Adam Federici (Reading). 17:56 Shot by Lloyd Dyer (Leicester) right-footed from centre of penalty area (12 yards), over the bar. 16:52 Cross by Shaun Cummings (Reading), clearance by Joao Moreno (Leicester). 13:38 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Gylfi Sigurdsson (Reading) to near post, clearance by Joao Moreno (Leicester). 13:29 Cross by Brian Howard (Reading), clearance by Joao Moreno (Leicester). 13:02 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken left-footed by Brian Howard (Reading) to centre, clearance by Bruno Berner (Leicester). 12:45 Jimmy Kebe takes a shot. Dany N'Guessan gets a block in. 12:23 Lloyd Dyer crosses the ball, clearance made by Matt Mills. 11:20 Foul by Shane Long (Reading) on Joao Moreno (Leicester). Direct free kick taken right-footed by Conrad Logan (Leicester) from own half, resulting in open play. 10:00 Attacking throw-in by Bruno Berner (Leicester). 9:46 Cross by Jimmy Kebe (Reading), resulting in open play. 8:30 Foul by Shane Long (Reading) on Joao Moreno (Leicester). Indirect free kick taken right-footed by Conrad Logan (Leicester) from own half, resulting in open play. 7:29 Defending throw-in by Bruno Berner (Leicester). 6:44 Goal kick taken long by Adam Federici (Reading). 6:05 Free kick awarded for a foul by Shane Long on Jack Hobbs. Direct free kick taken by Conrad Logan. 4:00 Handball by Gylfi Sigurdsson (Reading). Indirect free kick taken right-footed by Conrad Logan (Leicester) from own half, resulting in open play. 2:52 Goal kick taken long by Adam Federici (Reading). 1:45 Centre by Lloyd Dyer, Steve Howard has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide of the left-hand upright. 1:27 Attacking throw-in by Michael Lamey (Leicester). 1:02 Corner from right by-line taken short left-footed by Dany N'Guessan (Leicester). Clearance by Matt Mills (Reading). 0:38 Dany N'Guessan takes a shot. Matt Mills gets a block in. 0:14 Foul by Shane Long (Reading) on Bruno Berner (Leicester). Direct free kick taken right-footed by Conrad Logan (Leicester) from own half, resulting in open play. 0:00 The game kicks-off. Live text and data provided by The Press Association.[LNB]

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