• Date: Sat 17 April 2010
  • Venue: Madejski Stadium
  • Ref: Boyeson, C
  • Attendance: 15,982
Reading

Reading

Pearce (3)

Sigurdsson (25) P

McAnuff (29)

Kebe (44)

Long (59)

Sigurdsson (76)

6 - 0

Reading vs Peterborough United

Team Lineups

Reading

Adam Federici
Ryan Bertrand
Alex Pearce
Andy Griffin
Zurab Khizanishvili (Brynjar Gunnarsson, 69)
Jay Tabb (Jem Karacan, 77)
Jobi McAnuff (James Henry, 62)
Jimmy Kebe
Gylfi Sigurdsson
Brian Howard
Shane Long

Peterborough United

Joe Lewis
Craig Morgan
Gaby Zakuani (Josh Simpson, 30)
Mark Little (Dominic Green, 85)
Ryan Bennett
Scott Griffiths
Exodus Geohaghon (Danny Mills, 16)
Charlie Lee
Lee Frecklington
Tommy Rowe
Craig Mackail-Smith

Match Report
Reading have dished out a 6-0 hammering to the already relegated Peterborough at the Madejski Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The Royals laid siege to the Posh goal right from the start and scored four times in the first-half, although it could easily have been many more. Reading's first came after just two minutes. Skipper Brian Howard was fouled by Ryan Bennett and took the free kick, which was diverted for a corner. Howard took that as well and it was put into the Peterborough net by centre back Alex Pearce, whose header came of Peterborough's Gabriel Zakuani. Referee Carl Boyeson angered Reading when Scott Griffiths appeared to send Sigurdsson tumbling in the penalty area, only to show Sigurdsson a yellow card for simulation. Minutes later Reading were awarded a penalty when Ryan Bertrand was brought down by Craig Morgan. Sigurdsson stepped up to score his 17th goal of the season Reading added their third in the 29th minute when Sigurdsson set McAnuff free and the winger hammered the ball across the face of the Peterborough goal and into the far corner. Six minutes before the break Kebe had a glorious chance to add another for Reading after he was put clear by Jay Tabb and, with only Joe Lewis to beat, he delayed his shot, allowing the keeper to smother his effort. The fourth Reading had been threatening came a minute before the break. Full-back Andy Griffin sent Kebe clear and this time he made no mistake, hammering the ball past Lewis. Early in the second half Lee Frecklington briefly raised hopes of a consolation goal for Peterborough when he broke clear but shot tamely into the side netting. It was Reading who scored again though. A clearance by Pearce was collected by Sigurdsson and his quick pass through the Peterborough defence sent Long clear to shoot past Lewis. Then Long hit the Peterborough bar from point blank range, only for Sigurdsson to score from the rebound to complete a majestic afternoon in Berkshire.
Live Text Commentary
Full time
 

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

85
Substitution
 

Mark Little is being taken off, Dominic Green has come on in his place.

77
Substitution
 

Reading are replacing Jay Tabb with Jem Karacan.

76
Goal
 

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

69
Substitution
 

Zurab Khizanishvili is being taken off, Brynjar Gunnarsson has come on in his place.

62
Substitution
 

Jobi McAnuff is being taken off, James Henry has come on in his place.

59
Goal
 

Goal!! Shane Long scores for Reading.

Second half
 

The second half is under way with the score currently at 4 v 0.

Half time
 

The ref has blown his whistle for half time.

44
Goal
 

Goal!! Reading have scored with Jimmy Kebe putting it in the back of the net.

30
Substitution
 

Gaby Zakuani is replaced by Josh Simpson.

29
Goal
 

Goal!! Reading have scored with Jobi McAnuff putting it in the back of the net.

25
Goal
 

Gylfi Sigurdsson takes a penalty for Reading and scores!.

20
Yellow Card
 

Gylfi Sigurdsson is booked for unsporting behaviour.

16
Substitution
 

Peterborough are replacing Exodus Geohaghon with Danny Mills.

3
Goal
 

Goal!! Reading have scored with Alex Pearce putting it in the back of the net.

Kickoff
 

The ref has blown his whistle and the match has started.

Awaiting Kickoff
 

Reading face Peterborough at 3pm on Saturday, April 17th.