• Date: Sat 13 March 2010
  • Venue: Madejski Stadium
  • Ref: Taylor, P
  • Attendance: 17,900
Reading

Reading

Sigurdsson (12)

Sigurdsson (22) P

2 - 0

Reading vs Bristol City

Team Lineups

Reading

Adam Federici
Matt Mills, M
Ivar Ingimarsson
Ryan Bertrand
Brynjar Gunnarsson
Jay Tabb
Jobi McAnuff
Jimmy Kebe
Gylfi Sigurdsson
Brian Howard
Shane Long (Simon Church, 88)

Bristol City

Dean Gerken
Bradley Orr
Liam Fontaine (Jamie McAllister, 72)
Louis Carey
Lewin Nyatanga
Lee Johnson
Paul Hartley
Cole Skuse
Jamal Campbell-Ryce
Nicky Maynard (John Akinde, 46)
Chris Iwelumo (Danny Haynes, 46)

Match Report
Reading's improved form under manager Brian McDermott continued following a 2-0 win over Bristol City. Reading totally dominated the first half and should have scored more than the two goals they did. City had a better second half without ever really threatening to fight their way back into the game. Reading took the lead after 12 minutes. Full-back Ryan Bertrand brought the ball out of defence and sent it forward to Jobi McAnuff, who was back in the side after suspension. McAnuff sent in a superb cross from the right wing and Gylfi Sigurdsson was able to head firmly past City keeper Dean Gerken from close range. Sigurdsson then added a second in the 21st minute after being bundled over by City's Paul Hartley. Referee Paul Taylor pointed to the penalty spot and Sigurdsson himself stepped up to score. He almost added a third seven minutes before the interval but his shot was headed off the City goalline by Paul Hartley. It was Sigurdsson in action yet again with a Reading chance three minutes before the break. His close-range effort was blocked by Gerken and the rebound struck Sigurdsson in the face before going behind for a goal kick. City looked a little brighter early in the second half, although all the best they could manage early on was a Bradley Orr shot that went well wide of the Reading goal. Then came City's most dangerous move with Jamal Campbell-Ryce winning a battle with Brynjar Gunnarsson before drawing an excellent close-range save from Reading's Australian keeper Adam Federici. As Reading got back into the game, Shane Long blazed over the City bar when it seemed easier to score and then Jimmy Kebe ended a long solo run with a shot that Gerken managed to block. In the first half, Lee Johnson, son of City manager Gary, was booked for a blatant trip on Reading's Brian Howard as he bore down on goal. City's Bradley Orr and Louis Carey, plus Reading's Gunnarsson and Matt Mills were also shown yellow cards.
Live Text Commentary
Full time
 

That's it, it's all over, the referee has blown the final whistle.

88
Substitution
 

Shane Long is replaced by Simon Church.

72
Substitution
 

Bristol City are replacing Liam Fontaine with Jamie McAllister.

63
Yellow Card
 

Louis Carey is booked for unsporting behaviour.

62
Yellow Card
 

Matt Mills goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

46
Substitution
 

Chris Iwelumo is being taken off, Danny Haynes has come on in his place.

Second half
 

The second half is under way with the score currently at 2 v 0.

46
Substitution
 

Nicky Maynard is being taken off, John Akinde has come on in his place.

Half time
 

Half time whistle is blown by P Taylor

45
Yellow Card
 

Bradley Orr is booked for unsporting behaviour.

30
Yellow Card
 

Brynjar Gunnarsson goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

22
Goal
 

Gylfi Sigurdsson takes a penalty for Reading and scores!.

12
Goal
 

Goal!! Reading have scored with Gylfi Sigurdsson putting it in the back of the net.

9
Yellow Card
 

Lee Johnson is booked for unsporting behaviour.

Kickoff
 

It's 3pm on Saturday, March 13th, the match has kicked off.

Awaiting Kickoff
 

Reading face Bristol City at 3pm on Saturday, March 13th.