• Sky Bet Championship
  • Date: Sat 05 March 2011
  • Kick-off: 15:00
  • Venue: Madejski Stadium
Reading

Reading

Robson-Kanu 13"

Harte 34"

Harte 47"

Long 52"

Long 67"

5 - 2
Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough

Lita 28"

Lita 71" (P)

Reading vs Middlesbrough


Team Lineups

Reading

41 McCarthy
6 Gunnarsson
5 Mills
15 Khizanishvili
23 Harte34"47"
14 Kebe
7 Tabb
8 Leigertwood
19 Robson-Kanu13"
10 Hunt
9 Long52"67"
Substitutes
31 Andersen
4 Karacan
17 Antonio
18 Church
20 Howard
28 Morrison
45 Manset

Middlesbrough

30 Steele
29 McMahon
24 Hines
23 Grounds
27 Bennett
26 Taylor
17 Robson
10 Bailey
5 Zemmama
15 Lita28"71"
32 Emnes
Substitutes
39 Ripley
3 Haas
9 Boyd
11 Kink
19 Halliday
25 Williams
33 Smallwood

Possession Stats

52%
48%

Form Guide - Sky Bet Championship

Reading

L L W L D D D W

Middlesbrough

W L D D W D L W
Head to Head
Middlesbrough
3-1
Reading 18-Sep-2010
Middlesbrough
1-1
Reading 20-Mar-2010
Reading
0-2
Middlesbrough 03-Oct-2009
Reading
0-1
Middlesbrough 13-Apr-1998
Middlesbrough
4-0
Reading 13-Dec-1997
Middlesbrough
0-1
Reading 04-Feb-1995


Live Text Commentary
93:59 +3.59
 

Foul by Nicky Bailey on Hal Robson-Kanu, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Hal Robson-Kanu.

93:34 +3.34
 

Free kick awarded for a foul by Rhys Williams on Jay Tabb. Ian Harte restarts play with the free kick.

92:22 +2.22
 

Unfair challenge on Tony McMahon by Michail Antonio results in a free kick. Connor Ripley takes the direct free kick.

91:10 +1.1
 

Hal Robson-Kanu fouled by Nicky Bailey, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Ian Harte, blocked by Tony McMahon. Corner taken left-footed by Ian Harte from the left by-line, clearance made by Tony McMahon.

88:12
 

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tony McMahon by Mathieu Manset. Connor Ripley takes the free kick.

87:40
 

Hal Robson-Kanu gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jonathan Grounds. Connor Ripley takes the free kick.

86:00
Substitution
 

(Reading) makes a substitution, with Mathieu Manset coming on for Noel Hunt. Simon Church fouled by Jonathan Grounds, the ref awards a free kick. Ian Harte fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick, Connor Ripley makes a save.

85:25
 

The assistant referee signals for offside against Simon Church. Indirect free kick taken by Tony McMahon.

82:38
 

Jay Tabb challenges Joe Bennett unfairly and gives away a free kick. Tony McMahon has a direct shot on goal from the free kick, blocked by Noel Hunt.

81:13
Substitution
 

(Reading) makes a substitution, with Michail Antonio coming on for Jimmy Kebe. Leroy Lita produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the net.

79:05
 

Simon Church takes a shot. Connor Ripley makes a save.

77:23
 

Drilled right-footed shot by Simon Church. Seb Hines gets a block in.

76:44
 

Joe Bennett crosses the ball, clearance made by Zurab Khizanishvili.

75:20
 

Handball by Simon Church. Connor Ripley restarts play with the free kick.

74:52
 

Hal Robson-Kanu takes a shot. Rhys Williams gets a block in.

73:50
 

Jimmy Kebe concedes a free kick for a foul on Joe Bennett. Connor Ripley restarts play with the free kick.

71:48
Goal
 

Leroy Lita scores a penalty. Reading 5-2 Middlesbrough.Matt Mills gives away a Penalty for an unfair challenge on Leroy Lita.

69:44
 

Shot by Jimmy Kebe. Jonathan Grounds gets a block in.

68:42
Substitution
 

Simon Church is brought on as a substitute for Shane Long.

67:28
Goal
 

Shane Long finds the net with a goal from inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Reading 5-1 Middlesbrough.Assist by Jay Tabb.

66:44
 

The ball is sent over by Jimmy Kebe, Hal Robson-Kanu has an effort at goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.

65:32
 

Noel Hunt takes a shot. Save by Connor Ripley.

64:35
 

Foul by Rhys Williams on Shane Long, free kick awarded. Matt Mills takes the free kick.

64:28
 

A cross is delivered by Tony McMahon, Matt Mills manages to make a clearance.

63:44
 

Tony McMahon delivers the ball, clearance by Brynjar Gunnarsson.

63:37
 

Marvin Emnes delivers the ball, clearance by Mikele Leigertwood.

63:16
 

Zurab Khizanishvili gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kris Boyd. Rhys Williams takes the free kick.

62:57
 

Kris Boyd has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.

61:57
 

Unfair challenge on Andrew Taylor by Mikele Leigertwood results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Andrew Taylor.

61:31
 

The ball is delivered by Tony McMahon, save by Alex McCarthy.

60:10
 

Shot by Hal Robson-Kanu from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.

59:40
Substitution
 

Rhys Williams is brought on as a substitute for Barry Robson. Jimmy Kebe concedes a free kick for a foul on Andrew Taylor. Tony McMahon takes the free kick.

58:00
 

Outswinging corner taken by Ian Harte from the left by-line, Hal Robson-Kanu takes a shot. Blocked by Seb Hines.

57:43
 

Barry Robson delivers the ball, clearance made by Matt Mills.

56:17
 

Free kick awarded for a foul by Mikele Leigertwood on Marvin Emnes. Connor Ripley takes the direct free kick.

54:40
 

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Ian Harte from the left by-line, save by Connor Ripley.

54:05
 

Noel Hunt is ruled offside. Connor Ripley takes the indirect free kick.

52:46
Goal
 

Shane Long finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close range. Reading 4-1 Middlesbrough.Assist on the goal came from Brynjar Gunnarsson.

48:33 +3.33
 

The ball is sent over by Brynjar Gunnarsson, save made by Connor Ripley.

51:56
 

Brynjar Gunnarsson challenges Joe Bennett unfairly and gives away a free kick. Joe Bennett takes the free kick.

49:35
 

Seb Hines concedes a free kick for a foul on Shane Long. Free kick crossed left-footed by Ian Harte from left channel, clearance by Seb Hines. Corner taken left-footed by Ian Harte from the right by-line, Nicky Bailey makes a clearance. Pass corner from right by-line crossed in by Ian Harte.

49:13
 

Jay Tabb gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Barry Robson. Nicky Bailey takes the direct free kick.

48:02
 

Zurab Khizanishvili gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Leroy Lita. Barry Robson takes the direct free kick. The offside flag is raised against Seb Hines. Alex McCarthy takes the free kick.

47:14
Goal
 

Ian Harte scores a goal from outside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Reading 3-1 Middlesbrough.Andrew Taylor concedes a free kick for a foul on Brynjar Gunnarsson.

46:02 +1.02
 

The referee blows for offside against Marvin Emnes. Alex McCarthy takes the indirect free kick.

45:01
Substitution
 

(Middlesbrough) makes a substitution, with Kris Boyd coming on for Merouane Zemmama.

44:31
 

A cross is delivered by Joe Bennett, Ian Harte manages to make a clearance.

42:14
 

Nicky Bailey gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jay Tabb. Ian Harte restarts play with the free kick.

40:38
 

Leroy Lita is caught offside. Zurab Khizanishvili takes the indirect free kick.

39:04
Substitution
 

Connor Ripley replaces Jason Steele.

36:13
 

Effort from outside the penalty box by Noel Hunt goes wide left of the target.

32:52
Goal
 

Nicky Bailey is given a yellow card. Goal scored by Ian Harte from outside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Reading 2-1 Middlesbrough.Nicky Bailey challenges Shane Long unfairly and gives away a free kick.

31:33
 

Hal Robson-Kanu crosses the ball, Joe Bennett makes a clearance.

28:11
Goal
 

Leroy Lita grabs a goal from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Reading 1-1 Middlesbrough.

27:56
 

Noel Hunt concedes a free kick for a foul on Nicky Bailey. Nicky Bailey takes the free kick.

26:49
 

The referee books Mikele Leigertwood for unsporting behaviour. Mikele Leigertwood gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Barry Robson. Barry Robson takes the direct free kick.

24:43
 

Mikele Leigertwood challenges Merouane Zemmama unfairly and gives away a free kick. Joe Bennett crosses the ball in from the free kick.

23:39
 

Corner taken left-footed by Barry Robson from the right by-line, save by Alex McCarthy.

20:26
 

Noel Hunt takes a shot. Save by Jason Steele. Ian Harte takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Tony McMahon. Outswinging corner taken by Ian Harte, clearance made by Leroy Lita.

18:31
 

Foul by Barry Robson on Jimmy Kebe, free kick awarded. Ian Harte takes the direct free kick.

17:15
 

Zurab Khizanishvili concedes a free kick for a foul on Leroy Lita. Free kick crossed left-footed by Barry Robson, Alex McCarthy makes a save.

16:11
 

Unfair challenge on Noel Hunt by Jonathan Grounds results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Ian Harte.

15:32
 

Joe Bennett challenges Jimmy Kebe unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ian Harte crosses the ball in from the free kick, Joe Bennett manages to make a clearance.

14:29
 

Foul by Noel Hunt on Seb Hines, free kick awarded. Seb Hines takes the direct free kick.

13:18
Goal
 

Hal Robson-Kanu scores a headed goal from close range. Reading 1-0 Middlesbrough.Jimmy Kebe provided the assist for the goal.

12:04
 

Barry Robson concedes a free kick for a foul on Shane Long. Ian Harte restarts play with the free kick.

11:14
 

Jimmy Kebe delivers the ball, Joe Bennett gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken by Ian Harte from the right by-line.

10:19
 

Hal Robson-Kanu concedes a free kick for a foul on Tony McMahon. Jason Steele takes the free kick.

9:27
 

Brynjar Gunnarsson crosses the ball, clearance by Tony McMahon. Ian Harte takes the outswinging corner, clearance made by Leroy Lita.

8:10
 

Marvin Emnes takes a shot. Matt Mills gets a block in.

7:39
 

Noel Hunt crosses the ball.

7:00
 

Marvin Emnes concedes a free kick for a foul on Hal Robson-Kanu. Direct free kick taken by Ian Harte.

5:38
 

Ian Harte takes the outswinging corner, Nicky Bailey manages to make a clearance.

5:02
 

Jimmy Kebe takes a shot. Jason Steele makes a save. Inswinging corner taken by Ian Harte from the right by-line, clearance made by Leroy Lita.

4:15
 

Unfair challenge on Hal Robson-Kanu by Tony McMahon results in a free kick. Ian Harte restarts play with the free kick.

4:07
 

The ball is crossed by Hal Robson-Kanu, Jonathan Grounds manages to make a clearance.

3:07
 

Tony McMahon sends in a cross, Zurab Khizanishvili manages to make a clearance.

:41
 

Hal Robson-Kanu is caught offside. Jason Steele takes the indirect free kick.

Sky Bet Championship table

Pos Team Pld GD Pts
1 Brighton 5 4 13
2 Hull 5 4 10
3 Ipswich 5 3 10
4 QPR 5 2 10
5 Cardiff 5 3 9
6 Middlesbrough 5 4 8
7 Birmingham 4 3 8
8 Charlton 5 2 8
9 Burnley 5 0 8
10 Leeds 5 1 7

Full Sky Bet Championship Table