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  • Date:18 Dec 2010
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Pride Park Stadium
  • Commons (60)
  • Long - pen (42) Long (87)
Goal!

Live Commentary

93:00 +3.00

Caution for Adam Federici.

91:49 +1.49

Mikele Leigertwood gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Porter. Kris Commons has an effort direct from the free kick,

90:22 +0.22

Free kick awarded for a foul by Shane Long on John Brayford. Stephen Bywater takes the free kick.

88:53

Short corner taken by Hal Robson-Kanu from the left by-line.

87:01

Shane Long scores a headed goal from close range. Derby 1-2 Reading.Assist on the goal came from Jobi McAnuff.

85:48

Chris Porter comes on in place of Alberto Bueno.

85:30

Luke Moore produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the target.

84:25

Mikele Leigertwood concedes a free kick for a foul on Kris Commons. Robbie Savage restarts play with the free kick.

83:36

Alberto Bueno produces a cross.

82:42

Inswinging corner taken by Alberto Bueno from the left by-line.

81:36

Brian Howard comes on in place of Jem Karacan.

79:37

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Robbie Savage by Jem Karacan. Free kick taken by Robbie Savage.

78:17

Effort on goal by Kris Commons from just outside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.

77:43

Shot from 18 yards by Kris Commons. Blocked by Matt Mills.

76:45

Alberto Bueno has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

75:48

(Reading) makes a substitution, with Hal Robson-Kanu coming on for Jimmy Kebe.

75:36

Tomasz Cywka has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the target.

74:02

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Ian Harte.

71:50

Robbie Savage gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jobi McAnuff. Mikele Leigertwood restarts play with the free kick.

71:32

Foul by Jobi McAnuff on Robbie Savage, free kick awarded. Robbie Savage restarts play with the free kick.

70:41

Tomasz Cywka produces a drilled right-footed shot from 18 yards. Blocked by Matt Mills.

69:39

Shot on goal by Tomasz Cywka from just inside the area clears the crossbar.

69:22

A cross is delivered by Kris Commons, Luke Moore takes a shot. Save by Adam Federici.

68:50

Shane Long is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Robbie Savage.

68:11

Shaun Barker fouled by Mikele Leigertwood, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Stephen Bywater.

67:06

Ian Harte takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Paul Green.

65:28

Shot from 12 yards by Simon Church. Save made by Stephen Bywater.

64:17

Simon Church replaces Noel Hunt.

63:54

Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Luke Moore misses to the left of the goal.

63:04

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Jobi McAnuff from the right by-line.

60:54

Kris Commons grabs a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Derby 1-1 Reading.Assist on the goal came from Paul Green.

60:38

Shot from 18 yards by Tomasz Cywka. Blocked by Ian Harte.

59:32

Jobi McAnuff concedes a free kick for a foul on Tomasz Cywka. Direct free kick taken by Alberto Bueno.

58:09

Booking for Robbie Savage for unsporting behaviour. Robbie Savage gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jimmy Kebe. Jimmy Kebe takes the free kick.

53:25

Unfair challenge on Shane Long by Shaun Barker results in a free kick. The ball is swung over by Ian Harte, Noel Hunt takes a shot.

51:44

Jobi McAnuff takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by John Brayford.

51:24

Shot by Noel Hunt. Brilliant save by Stephen Bywater.

50:49

Free kick awarded for a foul by Robbie Savage on Jem Karacan. Free kick taken by Andy Griffin.

48:53

Centre by Shaun Barker, Header from deep inside the penalty area by Kris Commons goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

48:35

Short corner taken by Alberto Bueno.

47:54

Inswinging corner taken by Kris Commons, Matt Mills manages to make a clearance.

47:04

Alberto Bueno fouled by Mikele Leigertwood, the ref awards a free kick. Strike on goal comes in from Alberto Bueno from the free kick, save made by Adam Federici.

46:05 +1.05

Unfair challenge on Shaun Barker by Noel Hunt results in a free kick. Kris Commons takes the direct free kick.

45:01

James Bailey joins the action as a substitute, replacing Paul Green.

45:01

Robbie Savage joins the action as a substitute, replacing Dean Leacock.

45:01

James Bailey is brought on as a substitute for Stephen Pearson.

42:04

Shane Long scores a penalty. Derby 0-1 Reading.Shaun Barker challenges Shane Long unfairly and gives away a Penalty.

41:27

Booking for Shaun Barker for unsporting behaviour.

40:30

Mikele Leigertwood takes a shot from deep inside the box clearing the bar.

39:59

Noel Hunt is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Stephen Bywater takes the free kick.

39:44

Shot by Jobi McAnuff. Dean Leacock gets a block in.

38:20

The ball is swung over by Kris Commons, Matt Mills manages to make a clearance.

37:32

Jimmy Kebe receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Dean Moxey by Jimmy Kebe. Free kick taken by Tomasz Cywka.

33:39

Kris Commons has an effort at goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.

33:15

Corner taken right-footed by Tomasz Cywka.

33:00

Luke Moore takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Adam Federici makes a brilliant save.

32:00

Effort from 20 yards by Kris Commons. Blocked by Matt Mills.

31:43

Short corner worked by Tomasz Cywka.

31:31

The ball is sent over by Paul Green, save by Adam Federici.

30:08

Alberto Bueno takes a shot. Matt Mills gets a block in.

29:50

Unfair challenge on John Brayford by Jem Karacan results in a free kick. Paul Green takes the free kick.

28:25

Luke Moore takes a shot. Fantastic save by Adam Federici.

27:58

Foul by Noel Hunt on John Brayford, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Stephen Bywater.

27:23

Luke Moore has an effort at goal from outside the box which misses left.

26:56

Shot by Stephen Pearson. Save by Adam Federici.

26:04

Unfair challenge on Tomasz Cywka by Alex Pearce results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Kris Commons.

25:35

Shot by Jobi McAnuff. Mikele Leigertwood gets a block in.

24:29

Paul Green takes a outswinging corner.

23:40

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Luke Moore by Alex Pearce. Paul Green takes the free kick, The ball is sent over by Jem Karacan.

22:32

Jobi McAnuff takes a shot from 20 yards. Blocked by Shaun Barker. Inswinging corner taken by Jimmy Kebe, Shaun Barker makes a clearance.

21:18

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kris Commons by Mikele Leigertwood. Paul Green restarts play with the free kick.

20:11

Jimmy Kebe gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kris Commons. Direct free kick taken by Dean Moxey.

19:44

Jobi McAnuff takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, John Brayford makes a clearance.

18:46

Jobi McAnuff fouled by Paul Green, the ref awards a free kick. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Ian Harte.

17:44

Tomasz Cywka delivers the ball.

16:42

Shane Long is caught offside. Stephen Bywater takes the indirect free kick.

13:49

Mikele Leigertwood has a mishit shot. Clearance made by Shaun Barker.

13:14

Inswinging corner taken by Jobi McAnuff from the left by-line, clearance made by John Brayford.

12:31

Unfair challenge on Alex Pearce by Alberto Bueno results in a free kick. Ian Harte takes the direct free kick.

11:53

Effort on goal by Noel Hunt from inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.

11:39

Tomasz Cywka concedes a free kick for a foul on Jobi McAnuff. Ian Harte takes the direct free kick.

9:55

Stephen Pearson fouled by Jimmy Kebe, the ref awards a free kick. Dean Moxey takes the free kick.

4:59

Centre by Jimmy Kebe.

3:22

Effort from just inside the box by Alberto Bueno strikes the post.

2:39

Noel Hunt is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Stephen Bywater.

1:05

Corner taken right-footed by Jobi McAnuff, Matt Mills takes a shot. Stephen Bywater makes a comfortable save.

The referee starts the match.

Match Preview

Midfield duo set for Rams return Captain Robbie Savage and midfield partner James Bailey are expected to return to the Derby starting line- up when Reading visit Pride Park. Savage missed the defeat to Bristol City with an ankle injury while Bailey was ill last weekend. Both players have resumed training. Rams boss Nigel Clough is considering resting Tomasz Cywka after feeling the Polish forward looked tired at Ashton Gate, where he made his eighth consecutive start. Dean Moxey could also come back into the team at full-back should Clough wish to make further changes. Striker Shefki Kuqi and goalkeeper Frank Fielding will be missing from the squad after returning to Swansea and Blackburn respectively following the end of their loan spells. Reading could move up to seventh in the Championship, if they can find the net. The Royals are on a winless run of six games, having drawn their last five and failed to score in the last two. Long-term absentee and usual Reading captain Ivar Ingimarsson (hamstring) completed 90 minutes for the reserves in midweek and the defender could feature at Pride Park. His Icelandic compatriot Brynjar Gunnarsson (knee) is also back in training but the defensive midfielder is not expected to start. Young midfielder Jake Taylor came through an hour of the reserve match following his recovery from knee surgery and will rejoin full training soon. Irish defender Julian Kelly (hamstring) is another injury concern but was not expected to compete for a first-team berth.

Formation:4231Manager: Nigel Clough

Derby

Formation: 442Manager: Brian McDermott

Reading

  • Stephen Bywater
  • John Brayford
  • Shaun Barker
  • Dean Leacock
  • Dean Moxey
  • Paul Green
  • Stephen Pearson
  • Tomasz Cywka
  • Alberto Bueno
  • Kris Commons
  • Luke Moore
  • SUBS
  • Saul Deeney
  • Robbie Savage
  • Chris Porter
  • James Bailey
  • Ben Pringle
  • Jeff Hendrick
  • Mark O'Brien

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Match Report

Long double sinks Rams Shane Long scored twice as Reading secured their first win in seven npower Championship games and consign Derby to a fourth consecutive defeat in a 2-1 success. Striker Long headed home with three minutes remaining as Derby were punished for some sloppy defending and wasteful finishing at Pride Park. He had put the Royals in front from the penalty spot after Shaun Barker pulled him back just before half-time, but Kris Commons' 12th goal of the season drew Derby level in the second half. The Rams wasted a host of chances and struck the woodwork twice and they were made to pay when Long nodded home to give Reading their first victory since October 30. Derby could count themselves unfortunate not to be in front after just three minutes, when Luke Moore fed Alberto Bueno and the on-loan Spaniard saw his right-foot strike come back off the post. Derby came close once again after 23 minutes when the ball fell kindly for Stephen Pearson 12 yards from goal and the former Celtic midfielder was denied by a fine save by Adam Federici. Federici then had to be alert to keep out a right-foot strike from on-loan Rams striker Moore from just outside the penalty area. But it was the Royals who took the lead three minutes before half-time when Barker pulled back Long in the penalty area and the striker picked himself up to convert the resulting spot-kick. Derby were once again denied by Federici just after half-time when the Australian keeper got across to tip Bueno's pinpoint free-kick over the bar. Stephen Bywater was then called into action at the other end, with the Rams keeper making a fine save to keep out Hunt's shot from 12 yards out. And Reading came even closer after 53 minutes when Ian Harte's free-kick was headed against the bar by Hunt. Derby finally found a way past Federici after 61 minutes when Paul Green's inviting cross was headed home by the in-form Commons from six yards out. Nigel Clough's side could have taken the lead three minutes later when Moore headed wide from 12 yards out. Substitute Simon Church had an excellent opportunity to restore Reading's advantage, but the Wales striker's tame shot was saved by Bywater. And Moore had a golden opportunity to put Derby in front after 69 minutes when Commons set him up, but the striker was denied by Federici from close range when he really ought to have scored. And Derby were caught napping three minutes from time when McAnuff crossed for Long, who headed home from six yards out. Commons was unlucky not to earn Derby a point when his free-kick hit the bar and went behind for a goal-kick on another frustrating afternoon for Clough's side.

Form Guide

    WLWLLL
  • Derby
  • VS
  • Reading
  • LDDDDD

Last Meetings

  • Reading
  • 4 - 1
  • Derby
  • 10/03/2010
  • Derby
  • 2 - 1
  • Reading
  • 28/11/2009
  • Derby
  • 0 - 2
  • Reading
  • 21/04/2009
  • Reading
  • 3 - 0
  • Derby
  • 08/11/2008
  • Reading
  • 5 - 0
  • Derby
  • 01/04/2006
  • Derby
  • 2 - 2
  • Reading
  • 31/12/2005

Top Scorers

Derby

  • K Commons 9
  • T Cywka 4
  • L Moore 3
  • A Bueno 3
  • P Green 2
  • D Moxey 2
  • S Barker 1
  • D Leacock 1
  • J Brayford 1
  • J Bailey 1

Reading

  • JB Kebe 4
  • I Harte 3
  • N Hunt 3
  • S Church 3
  • M Mills 2
  • J Karacan 2
  • J McAnuff 1
  • S Long 1
  • A Pearce 1
  • H Robson-Kanu 1
  • M Antonio 1

Goals

Derby

    • Total goals 61
    • Goals per game 34
  • 1 (For) Period 0-10 mins
  • 7 (For) 8 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 8 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Reading

    • Total goals 55
    • Goals per game 28
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 9 (For) Period 81-90 mins

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