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  • Date:19 Oct 2010
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:Ashton Gate
  • Haynes (27)
Goal!

Live Commentary

93:55 +3.55

Brian Howard takes a outswinging corner to the near post, Jobi McAnuff produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the target.

93:10 +3.10

Corner taken left-footed by Brian Howard from the left by-line, clearance by Marvin Elliott.

92:11 +2.11

Jem Karacan takes a shot. David James makes a comfortable save.

89:03

David Clarkson on for Jonathan Stead.

88:31

Jobi McAnuff takes a shot. Save by David James.

87:24

Louis Carey is cautioned. Noel Hunt booked.

86:26

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Brian Howard, clearance by Steven Caulker.

86:15

Jobi McAnuff takes a shot. Clearance by Jamie McAllister.

83:46

Jonathan Stead gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jem Karacan. Jem Karacan takes the indirect free kick.

83:15

Jamal Campbell-Ryce goes off and Danny Rose comes on.

78:09

Hal Robson-Kanu joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jimmy Kebe.

77:32

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Lee Johnson from the right by-line, Steven Caulker has a headed effort at goal from close range which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

74:34

Kalifa Cisse replaces Danny Haynes.

74:09

(Reading) makes a substitution, with Simon Church coming on for Shane Long.

73:05

Brian Howard takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Albert Adomah.

71:46

Jem Karacan takes a shot. Save made by David James.

70:20

Brian Howard takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Louis Carey.

68:40

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Shane Long by Liam Fontaine. Free kick taken by Brian Howard.

68:29

A cross is delivered by Jimmy Kebe.

65:13

Lee Johnson takes a outswinging corner.

64:24

Brian Howard takes a shot. Save by David James.

64:05

The ball is swung over by Albert Adomah, save by Adam Federici.

63:23

Jonathan Stead takes a shot. Matt Mills gets a block in.

62:16

Louis Carey takes a shot. Save by Adam Federici.

60:21

Brian Howard comes on in place of Ian Harte.

59:28

Jimmy Kebe concedes a free kick for a foul on Jamal Campbell-Ryce. Free kick crossed by Jamie McAllister.

57:56

Free kick awarded for a foul by Shane Long on Steven Caulker. Jamie McAllister restarts play with the free kick.

56:19

Corner from the left by-line taken by Jobi McAnuff, Steven Caulker makes a clearance.

56:07

Jobi McAnuff takes a shot. Liam Fontaine gets a block in.

55:06

Zurab Khizanishvili challenges Jonathan Stead unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Jamie McAllister.

52:16

Short corner worked by Ian Harte.

52:09

A cross is delivered by Jimmy Kebe, Jamie McAllister makes a clearance.

51:39

Danny Haynes is ruled offside. Adam Federici takes the free kick.

50:55

Noel Hunt takes a shot. Brilliant save by David James.

46:40

The assistant referee signals for offside against Noel Hunt. David James takes the free kick.

46:21 +1.21

Corner taken right-footed by Jobi McAnuff, Jem Karacan takes a shot from inside the box clearing the bar.

46:08 +1.08

Noel Hunt takes a shot. Liam Fontaine gets a block in.

45:25 +0.25

Ian Harte delivers the ball, save by David James.

45:17

Free kick awarded for a foul by Liam Fontaine on Noel Hunt. Free kick crossed left-footed by Ian Harte from right wing.

43:59

Albert Adomah fouled by Jobi McAnuff, the ref awards a free kick. David James takes the free kick.

43:05

Noel Hunt is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by David James.

42:18

Corner taken by Ian Harte from the right by-line played to the near post, fantastic save by David James.

41:50

Jimmy Kebe takes a shot. Save made by David James.

38:47

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jimmy Kebe by Jamie McAllister. Free kick crossed right-footed by Ian Harte from right wing, brilliant save by David James.

37:09

Shot on goal by Shane Long from long range goes harmlessly over the target.

35:18

Matt Mills concedes a free kick for a foul on Lee Johnson. Jamie McAllister crosses the ball in from the free kick, Foul by Louis Carey on Ian Harte, free kick awarded. Adam Federici takes the indirect free kick.

34:00

The assistant referee signals for offside against Marvin Elliott. Indirect free kick taken by Adam Federici.

32:26

Ian Harte gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Albert Adomah. Free kick taken by Lee Johnson.

31:19

Chris Armstrong is adjudged to have handled the ball. Jamie McAllister takes the indirect free kick.

27:52

Danny Haynes finds the net with a goal from inside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Bristol City 1-0 Reading.The assist for the goal came from Albert Adomah.

22:52

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

21:20

Liam Fontaine concedes a free kick for a foul on Noel Hunt. Free kick taken by Andy Griffin.

20:02

Outswinging corner taken by Jamie McAllister from the left by-line, Louis Carey takes a shot. Adam Federici makes a comfortable save.

19:47

Jonathan Stead takes a shot. Blocked by Andy Griffin.

18:54

Jamal Campbell-Ryce delivers the ball, Zurab Khizanishvili manages to make a clearance.

17:50

The assistant referee signals for offside against Danny Haynes. Adam Federici takes the free kick.

16:50

Headed effort from deep inside the area by Marvin Elliott misses to the right of the goal.

16:36

The ball is delivered by Jobi McAnuff, clearance by Lee Johnson.

15:32

Noel Hunt is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by David James.

14:37

Free kick awarded for a foul by Liam Fontaine on Jimmy Kebe. Free kick taken by Jem Karacan.

13:57

Corner taken by Lee Johnson, Headed effort from inside the penalty area by Marvin Elliott misses to the right of the target.

13:42

Jonathan Stead takes a shot. Save made by Adam Federici.

10:31

The ball is swung over by Jobi McAnuff.

8:54

Foul by Liam Fontaine on Noel Hunt, free kick awarded. Ian Harte crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance made by Jamie McAllister.

8:11

Corner taken right-footed by Lee Johnson, save made by Adam Federici.

7:57

Shane Long takes a shot. Save by David James.

7:15

Corner taken by Jobi McAnuff from the left by-line to the near post, Liam Fontaine manages to make a clearance.

7:02

Shane Long takes a shot. Steven Caulker gets a block in.

5:45

Corner taken by Lee Johnson, clearance made by Matt Mills.

5:37

The ball is delivered by Danny Haynes, Zurab Khizanishvili manages to make a clearance.

4:16

Jonathan Stead takes a shot. Comfortable save by Adam Federici.

3:01

Jonathan Stead takes a shot.

1:40

Shane Long has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand post.

The referee gets the game started.

The ref blows to signal half-time.

The referee gets the second half started.

The match has reached full-time.

Match Preview

Skuse worry for Robins Cole Skuse is a doubt for Bristol City ahead of the visit of Reading. Skuse was the only absentee from training on Monday after the midfielder limped off in the closing stages of the defeat at Cardiff. The Robins have yet to win at Ashton Gate this season and boss Keith Millen will change their matchday routine on Tuesday in the hope it will bring them that elusive home victory. "We are going to change it slightly, we are going to come and do some training before the game to change our preparations," said Millen. "It is something we did last season and it will give us another chance to prepare and see who is fit and flying." Reading midfielder Brian Howard is pushing for a recall. Howard returned from suspension for the home defeat to Swansea at the weekend but was an unused substitute and will hope to earn his place back in Brian McDermott`s side. Left-back Chris Armstrong has been playing in the centre of midfield since returning from a knee operation but could stand down. Winger Hal Robson-Kanu was fit to start at the weekend after a knee problem while Icelandic midfielder Brynjar Gunnarsson will again miss out through a hamstring injury. Former Coventry midfielder Jay Tabb is also available for selection after recovering from the foot injury which has restricted him to just 151 minutes of first team football for the Royals this season.

Formation:442Manager: Keith Millen

Bristol City

Formation: 442Manager: Brian McDermott

Reading

  • David James
  • Louis Carey
  • Steven Caulker
  • Liam Fontaine
  • Jamie McAllister
  • Albert Adomah
  • Marvin Elliott
  • Lee Johnson
  • Jamal Campbell-Ryce
  • Danny Haynes
  • Jonathan Stead
  • SUBS
  • Dean Gerken
  • Damion Stewart
  • David Clarkson
  • Christian Ribeiro
  • Kalifa Cisse
  • Danny Rose
  • Brett Pitman

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Match Report

Robins win but remain bottom Bristol City eased the pressure on manager Keith Millen with a 1-0 win against Reading but it was not enough to lift them off the foot of the Championship table. The Robins went into the game with only one league win to their name this term but a first-half strike from Danny Haynes was enough to see them home. They had former England goalkeeper David James to thank in part, frustrating the visitors all night and in particular with a fantastic second-half stop to deny Royals frontman Noel Hunt. Cole Skuse was ruled out for the hosts with a heel problem after limping out of the weekend defeat at Cardiff so Lee Johnson slotted into the centre of midfield alongside Marvin Elliott. Jamal Campbell-Ryce was preferred to Danny Rose on the wing as Millen looked for a first home win of the season and only a second of the campaign so far. The visitors, looking to move into the play-off places with a victory, brought in Hunt for his first start in over a year with Hal Robson-Kanu dropping to the bench. The Royals travelled in confidence after losing just one of their five away league games this term and Shane Long showed good pace early on but his ball for Hunt, when in a bit of space, was poor. City almost went ahead in the third minute when Albert Adomah's solo run and cross found Jon Stead but his powerful strike came back off the underside of the bar with Reading goalkeeper Adam Federici beaten. Stead went close again 10 minutes later with Stead again a menace, turning inside Ian Harte before forcing Federici to tip the ball round his post. Both sides looked up for the fight but it was City who edged ahead in the 28th minute. A ball to the far post was headed back across goal by Adomah where Stead saw an ambitious overhead kick blocked by Matt Mills, but the ball fell kindly for Haynes to hammer home a half-volley for his first goal of the season. Long tried his luck with a fine effort from range as the Royals looked for a way back into the game but his effort was too high while Jimmy Kebe forced City keeper James to parry before the break after a slick attack from the away side. James was called upon early in the second half and showed the class that made him England's number one. The Royals strung together a series of passes before Andy Griffin sent over a great cross for Hunt, who headed goalwards, but James produced a fantastic stop to tip the ball to safety. Adomah was centimetres away from levelling and Reading boss Brian McDermott made his first change by bringing on Brian Howard for Harte on the hour. James saved from Karacan as McDermott's men started to turn the screw but Steve Caulker had a chance at the far post for the Robins but headed wide at the far post. Robson-Kanu and Simon Church had been thrown into the fray in the hunt for the leveller while Millen shored up his midfield by throwing Kalifa Cisse into the fray, Rose also replacing Campbell-Ryce. Reading continued to press, Jobi McAnuff's effort being blocked, while he could only send a free header straight at James. Karacan hurled another long-range effort at James in added time but City held on.

Form Guide

    LLDLLL
  • Bristol City
  • VS
  • Reading
  • DLWWDL

Last Meetings

  • Reading
  • 2 - 0
  • Bristol City
  • 13/03/2010
  • Bristol City
  • 1 - 1
  • Reading
  • 19/12/2009
  • Reading
  • 0 - 2
  • Bristol City
  • 21/02/2009
  • Bristol City
  • 1 - 4
  • Reading
  • 01/11/2008
  • Bristol City
  • 1 - 2
  • Reading
  • 29/04/1995
  • Reading
  • 1 - 0
  • Bristol City
  • 15/10/1994

Top Scorers

Bristol City

  • J Stead 2
  • M Elliott 2
  • A Adomah 2
  • D Clarkson 1
  • D Stewart 1
  • S Caulker 1

Reading

  • JB Kebe 4
  • I Harte 1
  • S Church 1
  • M Mills 1
  • A Pearce 1
  • J Karacan 1
  • H Robson-Kanu 1

Goals

Bristol City

    • Total goals 32
    • Goals per game 10
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Reading

    • Total goals 36
    • Goals per game 14
  • (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 71-80 mins
  • 6 (For) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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