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The ball is delivered by Jimmy Kebe, David Wright makes a clearance. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Jobi McAnuff from the right by-line, Kaspars Gorkss challenges Julian Speroni unfairly and gives away a free kick. Julian Speroni takes the direct free kick.
Nathaniel Clyne gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Adam Le Fondre. Mikele Leigertwood takes the direct free kick.
Foul by Wilfried Zaha on Jobi McAnuff, free kick awarded. Adam Federici takes the indirect free kick.
Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Wilfried Zaha, Mikele Leigertwood manages to make a clearance.
The ball is sent over by Dean Moxey, save made by Adam Federici.
Mile Jedinak concedes a free kick for a foul on Mikele Leigertwood. Free kick taken by Adam Federici.
Outswinging corner taken by Darren Ambrose, Mile Jedinak takes a shot. Blocked by Jem Karacan.
Centre by Jonathan Parr, Alex Pearce manages to make a clearance. Inswinging corner taken by Darren Ambrose, clearance made by Mikele Leigertwood.
Jonathan Parr has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.
Jonathan Parr fouled by Jimmy Kebe, the ref awards a free kick. Dean Moxey takes the direct free kick.
A cross is delivered by Jobi McAnuff, save by Julian Speroni.
Shaun Cummings crosses the ball, clearance by Patrick McCarthy.
Jonathan Parr joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jonathan Williams.
Centre by Kaspars Gorkss, Noel Hunt takes a shot. Comfortable save by Julian Speroni.
Foul by Patrick McCarthy on Adam Le Fondre, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Joseph Mills.
Mile Jedinak gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mikele Leigertwood. Sean Scannell leaves the field to be replaced by Darren Ambrose. Joseph Mills restarts play with the free kick.
Jimmy Kebe delivers the ball, Adam Le Fondre takes a shot.
Wilfried Zaha concedes a free kick for a foul on Joseph Mills. Free kick crossed right-footed by Jobi McAnuff, David Wright manages to make a clearance.
Centre by Noel Hunt.
Noel Hunt comes on in place of Simon Church. Jimmy Kebe on for Hal Robson-Kanu.
Wilfried Zaha delivers the ball, Alex Pearce makes a clearance.
Jem Karacan challenges Jonathan Williams unfairly and gives away a free kick. The referee shows Jem Karacan a yellow card. The ball is swung over by Sean Scannell, Mile Jedinak takes a shot. Adam Federici makes a save. Inswinging corner taken by Sean Scannell from the left by-line, Mile Jedinak gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Adam Federici. Free kick taken by Adam Federici.
Nathaniel Clyne fouled by Hal Robson-Kanu, the ref awards a free kick. The referee cautions Hal Robson-Kanu for unsporting behaviour. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Jonathan Williams from right wing, Mikele Leigertwood manages to make a clearance.
Jonathan Williams crosses the ball, Kaspars Gorkss makes a clearance.
Hal Robson-Kanu gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nathaniel Clyne. Julian Speroni restarts play with the free kick.
Jobi McAnuff sends in a cross, Patrick McCarthy makes a clearance.
Shaun Cummings takes a shot. Save made by Julian Speroni.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Mikele Leigertwood on Jonathan Williams. Free kick crossed right-footed by Jonathan Williams from left wing, save by Adam Federici.
The ball is delivered by Jonathan Williams.
Effort on goal by Glenn Murray from 20 yards. Alex Pearce gets a block in. Drilled left-footed shot by Sean Scannell. Alex Pearce gets a block in. Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Jonathan Williams, clearance made by Hal Robson-Kanu.
Kaspars Gorkss fouled by Jonathan Williams, the ref awards a free kick. Mikele Leigertwood takes the direct free kick.
Jonathan Williams fouled by Jobi McAnuff, the ref awards a free kick. Jobi McAnuff goes into the book for unsporting behaviour. Free kick taken by Dean Moxey, Mile Jedinak has an effort at goal.
Jobi McAnuff sends in a cross, Julian Speroni makes a comfortable save.
Jobi McAnuff produces a cross, Headed effort from inside the area by Hal Robson-Kanu misses to the right of the goal.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Glenn Murray on Alex Pearce. Free kick taken by Adam Federici.
Centre by Hal Robson-Kanu, save by Julian Speroni.
The ball is swung over by Adam Le Fondre, Patrick McCarthy manages to make a clearance.
Shot from just outside the box by Jobi McAnuff goes over the bar.
Jobi McAnuff produces a cross, clearance by Anthony Gardner.
Handball by David Wright. Free kick taken by Kaspars Gorkss.
Jobi McAnuff produces a cross.
Foul by Sean Scannell on Jobi McAnuff, free kick awarded. Shaun Cummings crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance by Anthony Gardner.
Adam Le Fondre produces a cross.
Wilfried Zaha concedes a free kick for a foul on Mikele Leigertwood. Wilfried Zaha is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour. Alex Pearce takes the free kick.
Joseph Mills sends in a cross, Adam Le Fondre takes a shot. Blocked by David Wright. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Joseph Mills, clearance made by David Wright.
Joseph Mills gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Wilfried Zaha. Joseph Mills is given a yellow card. Jonathan Williams crosses the ball in from the free kick, save made by Adam Federici.
The offside flag is raised against Glenn Murray. Free kick taken by Adam Federici.
The ball is sent over by David Wright, clearance by Kaspars Gorkss.
Foul by Joseph Mills on Wilfried Zaha, free kick awarded. Jonathan Williams restarts play with the free kick.
Shot from 25 yards by Hal Robson-Kanu. Simon Church gets a block in.
The ball is delivered by Joseph Mills, David Wright makes a clearance.
The ball is sent over by Shaun Cummings. Corner from left by-line taken by Jobi McAnuff. Effort on goal by Jem Karacan from 20 yards. Save by Julian Speroni. Corner taken right-footed by Jobi McAnuff, Patrick McCarthy makes a clearance.
Jonathan Williams takes a shot. Hal Robson-Kanu gets a block in.
Glenn Murray takes a shot. Alex Pearce gets a block in.
Adam Le Fondre produces a left-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the bar.
Dean Moxey is penalised for a handball. Free kick taken by Mikele Leigertwood.
Wilfried Zaha produces a cross, Jem Karacan gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Jonathan Williams, Hal Robson-Kanu makes a clearance.
The ball is crossed by Nathaniel Clyne.
Sean Scannell takes a shot from 25 yards. Blocked by Mikele Leigertwood.
The ball is swung over by Jobi McAnuff.
Corner taken by Jobi McAnuff from the left by-line, clearance by Mile Jedinak.
Wilfried Zaha has an effort at goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.
Jobi McAnuff crosses the ball. Hal Robson-Kanu delivers the ball.
Centre by Wilfried Zaha, Joseph Mills gets a block in. Corner from right by-line taken by Jonathan Williams.
Shot by Mile Jedinak from 20 yards. Save made by Adam Federici.
Sean Scannell sends in a cross, clearance made by Joseph Mills.
A cross is delivered by Jobi McAnuff. The referee blows for offside against Hal Robson-Kanu. Julian Speroni takes the free kick.
A cross is delivered by Wilfried Zaha, Alex Pearce gets a block in.
Kaspars Gorkss crosses the ball, clearance made by Patrick McCarthy.
Sean Scannell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jobi McAnuff. Direct free kick taken by Shaun Cummings.
Kaspars Gorkss has an effort at goal. Save made by Julian Speroni.
The ball is swung over by Shaun Cummings, Anthony Gardner manages to make a clearance.
Anthony Gardner gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Adam Le Fondre. Alex Pearce takes the free kick.
Jem Karacan takes a shot. Julian Speroni makes a save.
Ambrose facing late test
Crystal Palace will check on Darren Ambrose ahead of the visit of Reading.
Midfielder Ambrose suffered a knock on his leg as he slid in to score Palace's first goal in Tuesday night's 2-0 Carling Cup win over Southampton and limped off shortly after.
Manager Dougie Freedman made seven changes to his line-up against Saints so the likes of goalkeeper Julian Speroni, defender Anthony Gardner, midfielder Mile Jedinak, wingers Wilfried Zaha and Sean Scannell and striker Glenn Murray are expected to return.
Jermaine Easter hopes to keep his place up front after a lively display capped by a goal from the penalty spot in midweek.
Left-back Lee Hills (knee) and midfielder Alex Marrow (ankle) are still on the sidelines.
Reading manager Brian McDermott has a full complement of players to choose from as he prepares his team.
Midfielder Jay Tabb, who suffered a horrible head injury in the win at Burnley on October 15 and has missed the Royals' last two games with concussion, is available for selection if required.
And McDermott has no new injury concerns for the meeting with the Eagles, as Reading look to extend their seven-match unbeaten streak.
Winger Jimmy Kebe has shown no adverse reaction since making his return from a month on the sidelines 10 days ago, while captain Jobi McAnuff got through his comeback game against Southampton last weekend unscathed.
Palace and Royals preserve unbeaten runs
Crystal Palace and Reading both protected their impressive unbeaten records with a 0-0 draw at Selhurst Park.
Palace extended their run to seven matches in all competitions and the visiting Royals eight, as a lively match failed to produce a winner.
Noel Hunt hit the crossbar for Reading, Glenn Murray saw his effort for the hosts ruled out for offside and Kaspars Gorkss was denied a late winner by referee Andy Woolmer, as the two teams had to settle for a point apiece.
Jem Karacan saw an early shot saved by Julian Speroni in the Palace goal as the game got off to a frenetic start.
The home side quickly countered and Sean Scannell's effort at the end of a barnstorming run was blocked en route to goal, before Speroni was equal to a 30-yard thunderbolt from Reading centre-back Kaspars Gorkss.
The chances kept coming thick and fast. Jon Williams seized on Alex Pearce's defensive header to gallop through on goal, only for Royals stopper Adam Federici to smother the danger at the feet of the onrushing midfielder, and the Aussie keeper was soon in action again to stop a Wilfried Zaha attempt.
After a momentary pause in proceedings as a stray fox was ushered off the Selhurst Park pitch, Zaha fired narrowly wide from 20 yards before Speroni produced a superb reflex save to keep out Karacan's sizzling effort. Gorkss fired the rebound well wide.
Palace had the ball in the back of the net five minutes before the break, only to be denied by an offside flag.
Murray latched on to Williams' through-ball and beat Federici, only to see his celebrations cut short by a marginal decision by the assistant.
The game reached half-time goalless and Reading came out the stronger after the interval. A low Shaun Cummings centre was cleared to Jobi McAnuff, who blasted over from distance, before Speroni claimed possession at the feet of Le Fondre to prevent the frontman poking home.
And the Royals should have taken the lead just before the hour, but Hal Robson-Kanu could only nod McAnuff's terrific cross wide from close range when he should have hit the target.
With both sides struggling to create any significant openings, a moment of magic from Cummings almost handed the visitors the advantage.
Cummings eased past two defenders and set himself up with a good shooting opportunity, but could only fire a tame effort at Speroni.
After a period of Reading pressure Palace responded through Mile Jedinak, who forced Federici into a good save to deny his goalbound header.
But once again the away side replied, and went within inches of taking the lead. Jimmy Kebe centred for Noel Hunt, but the Irishman could only head against the crossbar with Speroni beaten.
The match's high drama lasted all the way to the final minute, with Karacan nodding a Palace effort off the line and Gorkss finding the back of the net with a header only for Woolmer to disallow the strike for an alleged push.
But in the end, there was no way through for either side.
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