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  • Date:14 Feb 2012
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:Pride Park Stadium
  • Attendance:22,567
Goal!

Live Commentary

95mins

Jason Shackell challenges Jason Roberts unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Noel Hunt.

94mins

Unfair challenge on Jimmy Kebe by Jamie Ward results in a free kick. Adam Federici restarts play with the free kick.

93mins

Foul by Theo Robinson on Jem Karacan, free kick awarded. Adam Federici takes the direct free kick.

92mins

Jamie Ward delivers the ball, save by Adam Federici.

90mins

Jamie Ward produces a cross, save by Adam Federici.

90mins

The assistant referee signals for offside against Noel Hunt. Free kick taken by Frank Fielding.

88mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gareth Roberts by Jason Roberts. Frank Fielding takes the free kick.

86mins

Shot from just outside the penalty box by Jamie Ward misses to the left of the target.

86mins

Corner taken by Jamie Ward from the left by-line, Alex Pearce manages to make a clearance.

85mins

Steve Davies takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, Nathan Tyson takes a shot. Alex Pearce manages to make a clearance.

83mins

Corner taken by Ian Harte, clearance by Jason Shackell.

83mins

Jem Karacan takes a shot. Blocked by Shaun Barker.

82mins

Hal Robson-Kanu leaves the field to be replaced by Joseph Mills.

81mins

Ian Harte takes a outswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, Gareth Roberts makes a clearance.

78mins

Foul by Shaun Barker on Jason Roberts, free kick awarded. Booking for Shaun Barker for unsporting behaviour. Direct free kick taken by Ian Harte. James Bailey is brought on as a substitute for Tom Carroll.

77mins

Shaun Barker concedes a free kick for a foul on Noel Hunt. Free kick crossed left-footed by Ian Harte, clearance by Paul Green.

75mins

Theo Robinson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kaspars Gorkss. Adam Federici takes the direct free kick.

71mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Mikele Leigertwood on Steve Davies. Mikele Leigertwood goes into the book for unsporting behaviour. Paul Green crosses the ball, Jamie Ward takes a shot. Save by Adam Federici.

70mins

Jason Roberts fouled by Jason Shackell, the ref awards a free kick. Alex Pearce takes the direct free kick.

70mins

Kaspars Gorkss gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Theo Robinson. Paul Green takes the direct free kick.

69mins

Theo Robinson takes a shot. Save made by Adam Federici.

68mins

Mikele Leigertwood has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide right of the target.

68mins

Gareth Roberts concedes a free kick for a foul on Jason Roberts. The referee cautions Gareth Roberts for unsporting behaviour. Alex Pearce restarts play with the free kick.

67mins

Corner taken by Jamie Ward from the right by-line played to the near post, Alex Pearce manages to make a clearance.

66mins

Nathan Tyson fouled by Matthew Connolly, the ref awards a free kick. Steve Davies fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick, blocked by Kaspars Gorkss.

63mins

Long range shot by Paul Green goes wide right of the goal.

62mins

Corner taken left-footed by Ian Harte from the left by-line, Alex Pearce takes a shot. Save by Frank Fielding.

61mins

Noel Hunt finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close in. Derby 0-1 Reading.Jimmy Kebe provided the assist for the goal.

58mins

Ian Harte takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, Theo Robinson makes a clearance.

58mins

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Ian Harte played to the near post, clearance made by Jeff Hendrick.

57mins

Jem Karacan takes a shot. Jeff Hendrick makes a clearance.

57mins

Gareth Roberts gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jimmy Kebe. Matthew Connolly restarts play with the free kick.

56mins

Jason Roberts gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Paul Green. Frank Fielding takes the indirect free kick.

55mins

Callum Ball goes off and Theo Robinson comes on.

54mins

Noel Hunt produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the target.

53mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Noel Hunt by Shaun Barker. Free kick crossed by Ian Harte, Jason Shackell makes a clearance.

52mins

Effort from the edge of the area by Noel Hunt goes wide of the left-hand upright.

46mins

Steve Davies replaces Craig Bryson.

44mins

A cross is delivered by Ian Harte, Jason Shackell manages to make a clearance.

44mins

Jeff Hendrick takes a shot. Adam Federici makes a save.

42mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against Kaspars Gorkss. Frank Fielding takes the free kick.

41mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Matthew Connolly by Callum Ball. Matthew Connolly takes the free kick.

40mins

Noel Hunt takes a shot. Save made by Frank Fielding.

39mins

Nathan Tyson is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Adam Federici.

37mins

Jamie Ward has an effort at goal from 35 yards and went wide left of the goal.

32mins

Headed effort on goal by Jamie Ward from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.

32mins

Mikele Leigertwood concedes a free kick for a foul on Paul Green. Paul Green takes the direct free kick.

28mins

Gareth Roberts fouled by Jimmy Kebe, the ref awards a free kick. Frank Fielding takes the free kick.

28mins

Nathan Tyson takes a shot. Save made by Adam Federici.

27mins

Mikele Leigertwood challenges Tom Carroll unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Craig Bryson.

26mins

Callum Ball is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Alex Pearce.

25mins

Jason Roberts concedes a free kick for a foul on Gareth Roberts. Frank Fielding restarts play with the free kick.

24mins

Hal Robson-Kanu crosses the ball.

23mins

Callum Ball takes a shot. Comfortable save by Adam Federici.

22mins

Jamie Ward fouled by Mikele Leigertwood, the ref awards a free kick. Jamie Ward crosses the ball in from the free kick, save by Adam Federici.

21mins

Ian Harte takes a outswinging corner to the near post, clearance made by Shaun Barker.

18mins

Noel Hunt fouled by Jason Shackell, the ref awards a free kick. Ian Harte takes the free kick.

17mins

The ball is delivered by Gareth Roberts.

13mins

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Ian Harte played to the near post, clearance made by Nathan Tyson.

10mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Matthew Connolly on Jamie Ward. Jamie Ward takes the direct free kick. Matthew Connolly is cautioned.

9mins

Kaspars Gorkss fouled by Callum Ball, the ref awards a free kick. Kaspars Gorkss takes the free kick.

8mins

Corner taken by Ian Harte, Paul Green manages to make a clearance.

7mins

Paul Green delivers the ball, Adam Federici makes a save.

6mins

Ian Harte concedes a free kick for a foul on Callum Ball. Paul Green takes the free kick.

5mins

Mikele Leigertwood concedes a free kick for a foul on Craig Bryson. Jeff Hendrick restarts play with the free kick.

1mins

Noel Hunt is caught offside. Free kick taken by Frank Fielding.

Match Preview

Fielding okay for Rams Derby expect Frank Fielding to continue in goal for the visit of Reading despite suffering a head injury against Millwall at the weekend. Fielding needed four stitches in a wound on the side of his head following the goalless draw at The Den. The England Under-21 goalkeeper suffered the gash as he went to collect a cross in stoppage time. Manager Nigel Clough said: "Frank has got a little cut on the side of his head but he's okay." Clough will check on the fitness of John Brayford after a thigh problem forced the defender to miss the trip to Millwall. The Rams will err on the side of caution after a thigh injury put Brayford out for nine matches earlier this season, so midfielder Paul Green could continue to fill in at right-back. Leading scorer Theo Robinson might be involved after missing the last three games with a calf injury while fellow striker Steven Davies is pushing for a place in the squad following his skull fracture in mid-October. Davies has featured in the last three reserve-team matches and has been given the all-clear to play without his protective mask. Reading manager Brian McDermott will have to cope with injuries to a number of first-team regulars. The Royals will be without captain Jobi McAnuff at Pride Park. Winger McAnuff requires a minor groin operation and is set to be sidelined for a number of weeks, with Joseph Mills likely to continue on the left of midfield. Full-backs Andy Griffin and Shaun Cummings suffered injures in training last week and neither took part in the 2-0 weekend win over Coventry at the Madejski Stadium. Matthew Connolly and Ian Harte are therefore set to fill in on either side of defence against the Rams. Jimmy Kebe and Mikele Leigertwood made their returns from respective knee and thigh knocks against the Sky Blues on Saturday and, although neither completed 90 minutes, they are both expected to feature on Tuesday night. Tomasz Cywka will be hoping to make his first Reading start against his former club, while striker Simon Church could be set for a recall in place of Noel Hunt.

Formation:442Manager: Nigel Clough

Derby

Formation: 442Manager: Brian McDermott

Reading

  • Frank Fielding
  • Paul Green
  • Shaun Barker
  • Jason Shackell
  • Gareth Roberts
  • Tom Carroll
  • Craig Bryson
  • Jeff Hendrick
  • Jamie Ward
  • Nathan Tyson
  • Callum Ball
  • SUBS
  • Adam Legzdins
  • Steve Davies
  • James Bailey
  • Jake Buxton
  • Theo Robinson

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Match Report

Goal Hunt ends for Noel Noel Hunt ended his goal drought as a 1-0 win at Derby propelled Reading into the npower Championship play-off places. Hunt provided a rare highlight in a dull encounter at Pride Park when he headed the only goal of the game just after the hour mark. It was the first time the Irishman had found the back of the net in 10 matches since scoring a last-gasp winner for the Royals at Ipswich on November 26. It gave Reading a third straight league win and the three points lifted Brian McDermott's side one place to sixth in the table. Derby saw their three-game winning run at home in the Championship ended but a bright note from the night for them was the return to action of Steven Davies following four months out with a fractured skull. Davies was included in the matchday squad for the first time since suffering the injury during the Rams' 1-1 home draw with Southampton on October 15 and the striker made his long-awaited comeback as a half-time substitute. Derby manager Nigel Clough stuck with the same players that started the goalless draw at Millwall on Saturday, with midfielder Paul Green continuing at right-back in place of the injured John Brayford. On-loan striker Ryan Noble was not involved and he will return to Sunderland when his loan expires tomorrow. Reading made one change with Hal Robson-Kanu replacing Joseph Mills, who was amongst the substitutes. Former Derby forward Tomasz Cywka was not included due to an agreement between the clubs when the Pole made his move to the Madejski Stadium last month. It was a dire affair that must have struggled to maintain the interest of even the most devout Ram or Royal. Neither goalkeeper saw the ball until midway through the first half, and even then Adam Federici's save from Callum Ball's tame header was as routine as they come. Federici caught a long-range effort from Nathan Tyson soon afterwards. At the other end, Frank Fielding made a similar stop from Hunt's 20-yard shot. If Clough introduced Davies for the start of the second half in a bid to liven things up - midfielder Craig Bryson was the man to make way - it did not work. Hunt missed with two efforts from just outside the box shortly after the interval. The game's defining moment came in the 61st minute. Derby forward Jamie Ward felt he had been fouled on the edge of the Reading box but the referee waved play on and the Royals broke swiftly. Jimmy Kebe led the charge down the right and his cross was headed home by Hunt from six yards out. The visitors seemed to settle for that. Derby continued to toil but were unable to fashion any sort of scoring opportunity. Theo Robinson, another Rams striker named on the bench at the start of the game after injury, and Green had efforts from long range but missed the target.

Form Guide

    WWWDLD
  • Derby
  • VS
  • Reading
  • WLWLWW

Last Meetings

  • Reading
  • 2 - 2
  • Derby
  • 18/10/2011
  • Reading
  • 2 - 1
  • Derby
  • 07/05/2011
  • Derby
  • 1 - 2
  • Reading
  • 18/12/2010
  • Reading
  • 4 - 1
  • Derby
  • 10/03/2010
  • Derby
  • 2 - 1
  • Reading
  • 28/11/2009
  • Derby
  • 0 - 2
  • Reading
  • 21/04/2009

Top Scorers

Derby

  • T Robinson 6
  • C Bryson 4
  • J Ward 4
  • S Davies 4
  • C Ball 3
  • J Hendrick 2
  • B Davies 1
  • P Green 1
  • J Shackell 1
  • C Maguire 1
  • T Carroll 1

Reading

  • S Church 6
  • A Le Fondre 6
  • J McAnuff 4
  • N Hunt 3
  • JB Kebe 3
  • A Pearce 3
  • M Manset 3
  • J Roberts 2
  • H Robson-Kanu 2
  • M Leigertwood 1
  • K Gorkss 1
  • J Karacan 1

Goals

Derby

    • Total goals 69
    • Goals per game 33
  • 5 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 6 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 7 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 6 (For) 6 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Reading

    • Total goals 73
    • Goals per game 37
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 11 (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 10 (For) 1 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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