• Sky Bet Championship
  • Date: Sat 28 September 2013
  • Kick-off: 15:00
  • Venue: Madejski Stadium
Reading

Reading

Guthrie 31"

Guthrie 74"

2 - 0

Reading vs Birmingham City


Team Lineups

Reading

21 McCarthy
2 Gunter
15 Morrison
5 Pearce
18 Bridge
19 Robson-Kanu
6 Baird
20 Guthrie31"74"
12 McCleary
7 Pogrebnyak
9 Le Fondre
Substitutes
14 Sharp
1 Federici
3 Kelly
16 Akpan
17 Gorkss
24 Cummings
37 Obita

Birmingham City

1 Randolph
23 Spector
6 Burn
4 Robinson
17 Reilly
31 Caddis
24 Adeyemi
3 Murphy
7 Burke
25 Green
9 Lingard
Substitutes
5 Bartley
13 Doyle
15 Elliott
19 Zigic
20 Lee
22 Shinnie
27 Ferguson

Possession Stats

50%
50%

Form Guide - Sky Bet Championship

Reading

D D D L L L L W

Birmingham City

W L W D L W W W
Head to Head
Birmingham
2-0
Reading 28-Apr-2012
Reading
1-0
Birmingham 06-Nov-2011
Reading
1-2
Birmingham 03-May-2009
Birmingham
1-3
Reading 20-Dec-2008
Reading
2-0
Birmingham 31-Jan-1998
Birmingham
3-0
Reading 23-Aug-1997


Live Text Commentary
94:08 +4.08
 

Alex McCarthy takes the free kick.

93:49 +3.49
Yellow card
 

The referee shows Nikola Zigic a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

93:36 +3.36
 

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Alex McCarthy by Nikola Zigic.

Full time
 

The referee signals the end of the game.

91:59 +1.59
 

The ball is sent over by Stephen Kelly.

90:15 +0.15
 

Sean Morrison manages to make a clearance.

89:44
 

A cross is delivered by Shane Ferguson.

88:24
 

Clearance by Callum Reilly.

87:31
 

Corner from the left by-line taken by Jesse Lingard.

87:12
 

Shot by Wade Elliott. A parry by Alex McCarthy prevents the goal.

86:43
 

Clearance by Dan Burn.

85:14
 

Sean Morrison manages to make a clearance.

85:01
 

Clearance by Sean Morrison.

84:32
Substitution
 

Hal Robson-Kanu leaves the field to be replaced by Stephen Kelly.

82:50
 

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Paul Caddis by Jordan Obita.

82:22
 

Chris Gunter sends in a cross.

80:33
 

Centre by Paul Caddis.

79:59
 

Clearance made by Wayne Bridge.

79:23
 

Dan Burn makes a clearance.

79:05
Substitution
 

(Reading) makes a substitution, with Jordan Obita coming on for Garath McCleary.

78:24
Substitution
 

(Reading) makes a substitution, with Hope Akpan coming on for Adam Le Fondre.

77:08
 

Dan Burn makes a clearance.

75:40
Substitution
 

Shane Ferguson replaces David Murphy.

74:11
Goal
 

Free kick scored by Danny Guthrie. Reading 2-0 Birmingham.

73:10
 

Foul by Paul Robinson on Hal Robson-Kanu, free kick awarded.

72:57
 

Clearance made by Dan Burn.

72:27
 

Christopher Burke takes a shot and cleared the net.

71:29
 

David Murphy delivers the ball.

70:43
 

Christopher Burke challenges Garath McCleary unfairly and gives away a free kick.

70:34
 

Clearance made by Alex Pearce.

70:02
 

Unfair challenge on Tom Adeyemi by Chris Baird results in a free kick.

69:31
 

Clearance by Jonathan Spector.

69:23
 

Clearance made by Alex Pearce.

67:44
 

The ball is sent over by David Murphy.

66:41
 

Shot by Tom Adeyemi. Blocked by Alex Pearce.

66:24
 

Clearance made by Dan Burn.

65:48
Substitution
 

Nikola Zigic on for Matt Green.

65:13
 

Alex Pearce manages to make a clearance.

64:04
 

Dan Burn manages to make a clearance.

63:41
 

Garath McCleary takes a shot. Darren Randolph parries the ball away.

63:18
Yellow card
 

Jonathan Spector is shown a yellow card for dissent.

62:43
 

Paul Caddis manages to make a clearance.

62:19
 

Callum Reilly gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Hal Robson-Kanu.

62:01
 

Alex Pearce makes a clearance.

61:24
 

Clearance made by Alex Pearce.

60:55
 

Garath McCleary takes a shot and went wide left of the goal.

59:45
 

Paul Caddis takes the free kick.

58:40
 

The ball is swung over by Hal Robson-Kanu.

58:06
 

Shot by Christopher Burke went over.

57:09
 

Free kick taken by Alex McCarthy.

56:08
 

Clearance by Alex Pearce.

56:07
 

A cross is delivered by Christopher Burke.

55:17
 

The ball is crossed by Christopher Burke.

54:39
 

The official flags Pavel Pogrebnyak offside.

52:28
 

Jesse Lingard gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Gunter.

51:45
 

Clearance by Alex Pearce.

50:52
 

Adam Le Fondre is flagged offside by the assistant referee.

50:19
 

Matt Green gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Alex Pearce.

47:07
 

Wayne Bridge delivers the ball.

46:33
 

Dan Burn manages to make a clearance.

45:45
 

Jesse Lingard takes a shot. Alex McCarthy safely holds on.

45:18 +0.18
 

Alex Pearce manages to make a clearance.

45:13 +0.13
 

Free kick taken by Darren Randolph.

Half time
 

The whistle is blown to end the first half.

44:44
 

The official flags Adam Le Fondre offside.

43:10
 

Chris Gunter sends in a cross.

42:04
 

Clearance by Sean Morrison.

41:12
 

Wayne Bridge restarts play with the free kick.

40:49
 

Free kick awarded for a foul by Callum Reilly on Hal Robson-Kanu.

39:52
 

Christopher Burke sends in a cross.

38:38
 

Darren Randolph takes the free kick.

37:42
 

Garath McCleary delivers the ball.

35:51
 

Clearance made by Alex Pearce.

35:18
 

Jesse Lingard takes a shot and missed to the left of the net.

34:24
 

Clearance by Alex Pearce.

33:53
 

Adam Le Fondre takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the right of the target.

31:59
 

Clearance made by Sean Morrison.

31:18
Goal
 

Danny Guthrie finds the net with a shot from the free kick. Reading 1-0 Birmingham.

31:06
 

Free kick crossed by Danny Guthrie.

30:38
 

Christopher Burke is adjudged to have handled the ball.

29:22
 

Callum Reilly takes a shot. Alex McCarthy blocks the ball.

28:22
 

Adam Le Fondre crosses the ball.

26:30
 

Chris Baird challenges Callum Reilly unfairly and gives away a free kick.

25:27
 

Darren Randolph restarts play with the free kick.

24:03
 

Clearance by Sean Morrison.

22:06
 

Clearance made by Dan Burn.

21:22
 

Shot by Garath McCleary missed to the left of goal.

20:23
 

Clearance made by Jonathan Spector.

19:51
 

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Baird by Jesse Lingard.

16:35
 

Corner taken by Danny Guthrie.

15:21
 

Sean Morrison fouled by Matt Green, the ref awards a free kick.

13:31
 

Clearance made by Sean Morrison.

13:13
 

Tom Adeyemi makes a clearance.

13:04
 

Pavel Pogrebnyak has an effort at goal. Darren Randolph makes a block.

11:46
 

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Garath McCleary by Jesse Lingard.

11:30
 

Clearance by Paul Robinson.

9:57
 

Garath McCleary concedes a free kick for a foul on David Murphy.

8:20
 

Matt Green takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the right of the goal.

7:31
 

Darren Randolph restarts play with the free kick.

6:23
 

Clearance by Jonathan Spector.

5:47
 

Free kick crossed by Christopher Burke.

5:09
 

Free kick awarded for a foul by Garath McCleary on Jesse Lingard.

4:59
 

Jonathan Spector restarts play with the free kick.

4:49
 

Pavel Pogrebnyak concedes a free kick for a foul on Jonathan Spector.

4:33
 

Clearance by Dan Burn.

2:02
 

Tom Adeyemi fouled by Danny Guthrie, the ref awards a free kick.

1:30
 

Pavel Pogrebnyak fouled by Tom Adeyemi, the ref awards a free kick.

1:17
 

Clearance made by Jonathan Spector.

:33
 

Clearance by Alex Pearce.

:16
 

Clearance made by Alex Pearce.

Kick off
 

The referee starts the match.

Sky Bet Championship table

Pos Team Pld GD Pts
1 Bournemouth 46 53 90
2 Watford 46 41 89
3 Norwich 46 40 86
4 Middlesbrough 46 31 85
5 Brentford 46 19 78
6 Ipswich 46 18 78
7 Wolverhampton 46 14 78
8 Derby 46 29 77
9 Blackburn 46 7 67
10 Birmingham 46 -10 63

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