• Date: Mon 05 April 2010
  • Venue: Madejski Stadium
  • Ref: Woolmer, A
  • Attendance: 17,435


Rasiak (15)

Church (22) P

Kebe (40)

3 - 0

Reading vs Coventry City

Team Lineups


Adam Federici
Matt Mills, M
Ryan Bertrand
Andy Griffin
Zurab Khizanishvili
Jay Tabb
Jobi McAnuff
Jimmy Kebe (Hal Robson-Kanu, 83)
Jem Karacan (Brynjar Gunnarsson, 68)
Simon Church
Grzegorz Rasiak (Gylfi Sigurdsson, 78)

Coventry City

Keiren Westwood
Stephen Wright
James McPake (Richard Wood, 90)
Chris Hussey (Martin Cranie, 46)
Leon Barnett
Sammy Clingan
David Bell (Carl Baker, 72)
Gary Deegan
Aron Gunnarsson
Clinton Morrison, C
Freddie Sears

Match Report
Reading kept their slim hopes of a play-off place alive with a comfortable 3-0 win over Coventry City. The result means Reading remain unbeaten at home in their last 10 league games while Coventry have now gone seven without a win. The Royals totally dominated the first half and were three goals up at the break. They took the lead in the 15th minute when Jobi McAnuff made a dash down the left wing and pulled the ball back into the middle for Jem Karacan. The Turkish midfielder calmly took his time before shooting but saw his goalbound effort strike team-mate Grzegorz Rasiak and be diverted into the net low to Keiren Westwood's left. It was the third goal Rasiak has scored against Coventry this season. Rasiak had been denied moments earlier when he toe-poked the ball goalwards only to see Coventry skipper Stephen Wright clear it from the goalline. Coventry were under siege at this stage and Jay Tabb raced forward onto a loose ball before curling his shot just wide of the upright. The second goal that Reading had been threatening came after 22 minutes. Coventry skipper Wright sent Ryan Bertrand tumbling in the penalty area and after referee Andy Woolmer pointed to the spot, Simon Church scored from the penalty spot. Reading's third goal came five minutes before the interval. This time Rasiak sent Church away down the left wing and the Welshman's cross was hammered low into the net by the unmarked Jimmy Kebe. The half-time break seemed to spark Coventry into life and six minutes into the second half they forced Adam Federici into a rare save. The Aussie keeper comfortably held Aron Gunnarsson's effort but was then forced to scramble to his right to palm away another Freddie Sears effort for the visitors. As tempers flared, Reading's Matt Mills was shown a yellow card after a foul on David Bell. This sparked a mass melee which ended with Coventry's Clinton Morrison being shown yellow for his involvement in the aftermath.
Live Text Commentary
Full time

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

Yellow Card

The referee has booked Hal Robson-Kanu.


James McPake is being taken off, Richard Wood has come on in his place.


Reading are replacing Jimmy Kebe with Hal Robson-Kanu.

Yellow Card

Gary Deegan is booked for unsporting behaviour.


Reading are replacing Grzegorz Rasiak with Gylfi Sigurdsson.


David Bell is replaced by Carl Baker.

Yellow Card

The referee has booked Leon Barnett.


Jem Karacan is being taken off, Brynjar Gunnarsson has come on in his place.

Yellow Card

The referee has booked Clinton Morrison.

Yellow Card

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

Yellow Card

Aron Gunnarsson is booked for unsporting behaviour.


Chris Hussey is replaced by Martin Cranie.

Second half

The second half is under way with the score currently at 3 v 0.

Half time

The ref has blown his whistle for half time.


Goal!! Jimmy Kebe scores for Reading.


Simon Church takes a penalty for Reading and scores!.


Goal!! Grzegorz Rasiak scores for Reading.


It's 3pm on Monday, April 5th, the match has kicked off.

Awaiting Kickoff

Reading face Coventry at 3pm on Monday, April 5th.