• Date: Sat 27 March 2010
  • Venue: Madejski Stadium
  • Ref: D'Urso, A
  • Attendance: 20,515
Reading

Reading

Sigurdsson (6)

1 - 1

Reading vs West Bromwich Albion

Team Lineups

Reading

Adam Federici
Matt Mills, M
Ryan Bertrand
Andy Griffin
Zurab Khizanishvili
Brynjar Gunnarsson (Grzegorz Rasiak, 88)
Jobi McAnuff
Jimmy Kebe
Gylfi Sigurdsson
Brian Howard
Shane Long (Simon Church, 65)

West Bromwich Albion

Scott Carson
Joe Mattock
Jonas Olsson
Gabriel Tamas
Jerome Thomas
Graham Dorrans
Youssouf Mulumbu (Giles Barnes, 62)
Ben Watson
James Morrison (Simon Cox, 77)
Steven Reid
Chris Wood (Ishmael Miller, 62)

Match Report
A goal four minutes from time by Gabriel Tamas earned promotion hopefuls West Bromwich Albion a 1-1 draw at Reading. He fired home from close range after Jonas Olsson's effort had rebounded from the bar. An early goal by Gylfi Sigurdsson had put Reading ahead in the battle between the top two form sides in the Championship. A thrilling game saw both sides playing open and attacking football with the better chances falling to Reading, who went ahead in the seventh minute following a dash down the left flank by Jobi McAnuff. He raced forward only to see his shot saved by West Brom keeper Scott Carson. The ball rebounded to Shane Long, whose shot was also blocked. This time the ball ran free to the unmarked Sigurdsson, who calmly side-footed it into an empty net. West Brom tried to hit back straight away and from a corner Tamas saw his effort superbly tipped over the bar by Adam Federici. Federici then made a fine one-handed save from James Morrison and an easier one from dangerman Graham Dorrans There was a fortunate escape for West Brom midway through the first half when Joe Mattock found himself standing in the perfect place to head Sigurdsson's header off the line. Reading came close to a second early in the second half when Sigurdsson found Long in space. He sent the ball forward to Jimmy Kebe but Carson just managed to race out in time to block the winger's shot. Reading survived loud West Brom appeals for a penalty for handball by Matt Mills which referee Andy D'Urso ignored. With just under half an hour to go, West Brom put on Ishmael Miller and Giles Barnes, taking off Youssouf Mulumbu and Chris Wood. Shorty afterwards Simon Church replaced Shane Long for Reading and with almost his first touch he got on the end of a ball from Sigurdsson and put his shot just wide of the post.
Live Text Commentary
Full time
 

The ref has blown his whistle for full time.

86
Goal
 

Goal!! Gabriel Tamas scores for West Brom.

86
Goal
 

Goal!! Gabriel Tamas scores for West Brom.

77
Substitution
 

James Morrison is replaced by Simon Cox.

76
Yellow Card
 

The referee has booked Matt Mills.

70
Yellow Card
 

Ryan Bertrand goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

65
Substitution
 

Shane Long is replaced by Simon Church.

64
Yellow Card
 

The referee has booked Andy Griffin.

62
Substitution
 

Chris Wood is replaced by Ishmael Miller.

62
Substitution
 

Youssouf Mulumbu is being taken off, Giles Barnes has come on in his place.

50
Yellow Card
 

The referee has booked Steven Reid.

Second half
 

The second half is under way with the score currently at 1 v 0.

Half time
 

Half time whistle is blown by A D'Urso

6
Goal
 

Goal!! Gylfi Sigurdsson scores for Reading.

Kickoff
 

It's 3pm on Saturday, March 27th, the match has kicked off.

Awaiting Kickoff
 

Reading face West Brom at 3pm on Saturday, March 27th.