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  • Date:08 Mar 2011
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:Portman Road
  • Attendance:17,308
  • Wickham (90)
  • Long (17) Harte (85)
    Hunt (88)
Goal!

Live Commentary

93:21 +3.21

Shot by Simon Church from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

92:13 +2.13

Connor Wickham finds the net with a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Ipswich 1-3 Reading.Grant Leadbitter provided the assist for the goal.

90:33 +0.33

Booking for David Norris for unsporting behaviour. Foul by David Norris on Mikele Leigertwood, free kick awarded. Zurab Khizanishvili takes the free kick.

89:36

Simon Church on for Shane Long.

89:14

Effort on goal by Noel Hunt from just inside the area clears the bar.

88:03

Noel Hunt finds the net with a goal from the edge of the penalty area low into the middle of the goal. Ipswich 0-3 Reading.Assist by Shane Long.

86:44

Long range effort from Jem Karacan misses to the left of the goal.

85:02

Ian Harte scores a goal from long range to the top left corner of the goal. Ipswich 0-2 Reading.Free kick awarded for a foul by Lee Martin on Noel Hunt. Noel Hunt provided the assist for the goal.

83:18

A cross is delivered by Hal Robson-Kanu, save by Marton Fulop.

82:27

Noel Hunt delivers the ball.

81:10

Brian Howard concedes a free kick for a foul on David Norris. Grant Leadbitter delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel.

80:19

Centre by Grant Leadbitter, Alex McCarthy fouled by Tamas Priskin, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Alex McCarthy.

78:57

The ball is delivered by Grant Leadbitter, save made by Alex McCarthy.

78:18

Corner taken right-footed by Grant Leadbitter.

78:00

The ball is delivered by Darren O'Dea.

77:37

Darren O'Dea fouled by Shane Long, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Damien Delaney.

76:48

Hal Robson-Kanu shown a yellow card. Brian Howard challenges Carlos Edwards unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Carlos Edwards.

75:44

The ball is delivered by Darren O'Dea, Zurab Khizanishvili manages to make a clearance.

73:51

A cross is delivered by Jem Karacan, save by Marton Fulop.

73:12

Corner from right by-line taken by Grant Leadbitter.

72:24

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Ian Harte, save made by Marton Fulop.

71:19

Free kick awarded for a foul by Luciano Civelli on Brynjar Gunnarsson. Alex McCarthy restarts play with the free kick.

70:09

Luciano Civelli on for Andy Drury. Shane Long fouled by Damien Delaney, the ref awards a free kick. Ian Harte takes the direct free kick.

68:53

Andy Drury takes the outswinging corner, Gareth McAuley has a header from close in and clears the crossbar.

68:32

Lee Martin takes a shot. Ian Harte gets a block in.

67:54

The referee penalises Ivar Ingimarsson for handball. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Andy Drury.

67:06

Jem Karacan fouled by David Norris, the ref awards a free kick. Ian Harte takes the direct free kick.

66:42

Handball decision goes against Darren O'Dea. Free kick taken by Brynjar Gunnarsson.

66:15

The ball is swung over by Lee Martin, Tamas Priskin takes a shot. Save made by Alex McCarthy.

64:49

Drilled shot by Grant Leadbitter. The referee blows for offside against Tamas Priskin. Free kick taken by Alex McCarthy.

64:00

Noel Hunt delivers the ball, Close range headed effort by Shane Long clears the crossbar.

63:00

Shot by Grant Leadbitter missed to the right of the net.

61:24

Jason Scotland goes off and Tamas Priskin comes on.

60:14

The ball is sent over by Hal Robson-Kanu.

58:39

Andy Drury delivers the ball, save by Alex McCarthy.

56:56

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Brian Howard by Damien Delaney. Ian Harte takes the direct free kick.

55:48

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jason Scotland by Jem Karacan. Damien Delaney takes the free kick.

55:18

Foul by Connor Wickham on Zurab Khizanishvili, free kick awarded. Alex McCarthy takes the direct free kick.

54:34

Shane Long has an effort at goal. Save made by Marton Fulop. Effort from inside the area by Brian Howard misses to the right of the target.

52:40

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gareth McAuley by Mikele Leigertwood. Direct free kick taken by Marton Fulop.

52:08

Hal Robson-Kanu produces a cross, David Norris makes a clearance.

50:37

Brian Howard challenges Lee Martin unfairly and gives away a free kick. Carlos Edwards restarts play with the free kick.

49:52

Corner taken left-footed by Brian Howard, clearance made by Gareth McAuley.

49:44

Hal Robson-Kanu delivers the ball, clearance by Damien Delaney.

49:15

Free kick awarded for a foul by Shane Long on Gareth McAuley. Gareth McAuley takes the free kick.

48:26

Shot from deep inside the area by Andy Drury clears the crossbar.

47:17 +2.17

Centre by Hal Robson-Kanu.

46:38 +1.38

Corner taken by Ian Harte from the right by-line, clearance made by Gareth McAuley.

46:13

Connor Wickham takes a shot. Blocked by Brynjar Gunnarsson. Effort on goal by Grant Leadbitter from 25 yards. Save made by Alex McCarthy.

45:33 +0.33

Connor Wickham produces a cross, Shot by Jason Scotland from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

44:11

Free kick awarded for a foul by Zurab Khizanishvili on Jason Scotland. Andy Drury takes the direct free kick.

42:45

Effort on goal by Grant Leadbitter from long range goes harmlessly over the bar.

42:13

The ball is crossed by Shane Long, Marton Fulop makes a save.

41:27

Shane Long takes a shot. Save by Marton Fulop.

40:44

Shot by Andy Drury. Save by Alex McCarthy.

40:20

Ian Harte takes a shot. Damien Delaney gets a block in.

40:08

The ball is swung over by Shane Long, clearance made by Grant Leadbitter.

39:13

Brian Howard takes a shot. Damien Delaney gets a block in.

36:00

Lee Martin fouled by Brynjar Gunnarsson, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by David Norris. Grant Leadbitter produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses right.

35:32

The assistant referee signals for offside against Hal Robson-Kanu. Free kick taken by Carlos Edwards.

34:43

Ian Harte produces a cross, Damien Delaney manages to make a clearance.

32:48

Grant Leadbitter crosses the ball, Ivar Ingimarsson makes a clearance.

32:06

Noel Hunt takes a shot. Gareth McAuley gets a block in.

30:49

Lee Martin concedes a free kick for a foul on Brian Howard. Ian Harte restarts play with the free kick.

29:26

Grant Leadbitter produces a drilled right-footed shot from 25 yards. Zurab Khizanishvili gets a block in.

28:55

Zurab Khizanishvili challenges Jason Scotland unfairly and gives away a free kick. Carlos Edwards takes the free kick.

28:45

Ian Harte delivers the ball, Gareth McAuley manages to make a clearance.

27:56

Foul by Jason Scotland on Ivar Ingimarsson, free kick awarded. Ivar Ingimarsson restarts play with the free kick.

27:30

Shot from long range by Shane Long goes over the bar.

26:20

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Andy Drury, Mikele Leigertwood makes a clearance.

24:33

Unfair challenge on Andy Drury by Jem Karacan results in a free kick. Grant Leadbitter takes the direct free kick.

22:44

Unfair challenge on Lee Martin by Jem Karacan results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Andy Drury.

21:19

The assistant referee flags for offside against Shane Long. Marton Fulop takes the direct free kick.

19:37

Lee Martin takes a shot. Save made by Alex McCarthy.

19:25

Carlos Edwards sends in a cross, Ivar Ingimarsson manages to make a clearance.

17:49

Shane Long grabs a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Ipswich 0-1 Reading.Noel Hunt receives a caution for unsporting behaviour. Outswinging corner taken by Brian Howard from the left by-line, the assist for the goal came from Brian Howard.

16:25

Lee Martin crosses the ball, Zurab Khizanishvili makes a clearance.

15:04

Matt Mills goes off and Ivar Ingimarsson comes on.

13:44

Connor Wickham crosses the ball, Alex McCarthy makes a save.

13:12

Outswinging corner taken by Andy Drury.

10:57

Brian Howard takes a outswinging corner.

8:59

The ball is swung over by Brynjar Gunnarsson, clearance made by Gareth McAuley.

8:26

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Brian Howard by David Norris. Ian Harte takes the direct free kick.

6:34

The ball is swung over by Shane Long, Damien Delaney manages to make a clearance.

5:20

Jason Scotland takes a shot. Save by Alex McCarthy.

1:54

Hal Robson-Kanu crosses the ball, Andy Drury gets a block in.

0:25

Inswinging corner taken by Brian Howard from the right by-line played to the near post.

Match Preview

Kennedy blow for Tractor Boys Ipswich will be without the versatile Mark Kennedy against Reading. Kennedy - who can play in midfield or at left-back - suffered a hamstring in the 2-0 win at his former club Cardiff on Saturday and will be out for several weeks. On-loan Celtic man Darren O`Dea replaced Kennedy at full-back at Cardiff and should start. Midfielder Jimmy Bullard scored twice in Wales to give Town victory and will keep his place but Colin Healy has been ruled out with the stomach injury he sustained at QPR last month. Captain David Norris made a surprise return last week and will start after injuries to his ankle and knee. Goalkeeper Brian Murphy has stepped up his comeback from a broken ankle after coming out of plaster but Marton Fulop will continue. Winger Jobi McAnuff is a doubt for Reading. McAnuff missed the 5-2 thrashing of Middlesbrough on Saturday with an ankle injury and could miss out again - especially after replacement Hal Robson-Kanu scored at the weekend. Right-back Andy Griffin has been sidelined for the last three matches with an Achilles injury but has a chance of being involved, while deputy Shaun Cummings is also injured. Midfielder Brynjar Gunnarsson has been filling in at full-back and he will do again if required. Club captain Ivar Ingimarsson has been ruled out with a groin injury while Alex Pearce remains sidelined with a thigh strain, so former Blackburn man Zurab Khizanishvili is in line to keep his place. Goalkeeper Adam Federici remains out with a knee injury so 21-year-old Alex McCarthy will continue.

Formation:433Manager: Paul Jewell

Ipswich

Formation: 433Manager: Brian McDermott

Reading

  • Marton Fulop
  • Carlos Edwards
  • Gareth McAuley
  • Damien Delaney
  • Darren O'Dea
  • Grant Leadbitter
  • Andy Drury
  • David Norris
  • Lee Martin
  • Jason Scotland
  • Connor Wickham
  • SUBS
  • Arran Lee-Barrett
  • Jaime Peters
  • Shane O'Connor
  • Tamas Priskin
  • Luke Hyam
  • Tommy Smith
  • Luciano Civelli

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Match Report

Royal show from Long Shane Long continued his marvellous form as Reading stepped up their late bid for a place in the npower Championship play-offs with a 3-1 win at Ipswich. Long has been unstoppable since the turn of the year and took his tally to 20 for the season with the opening goal as Brian McDermott`s side closed to within six points of the top six. The Irishman has now scored 12 times in his last 15 games for Reading and will pose a threat for Manchester City when the sides meet in this weekend`s FA Cup quarter final. The win was wrapped up in the last five minutes by veteran Ian Harte`s trademark free-kick and a Noel Hunt finish which added a touch of gloss to a fine performance, leaving Connor Wickham`s goal in stoppage time a consolation. The hosts were without midfielder Jimmy Bullard - who scored both goals in the win at Cardiff at the weekend - and his presence was sorely missed as Reading took charge. Jason Scotland saw his low shot easily saved by Alex McCarthy before the visitors were forced into an early change as captain Matt Mills limped out to be replaced by Ivar Ingimarsson. The loss of Mills - who scored the winner at Everton last week - had the potential to upset the Royals but instead they took the lead moments later through Long`s 18th-minute strike. Brian Howard swept in a corner from the left and Long stole in ahead of his marker to flick in a header at the near post and register his 20th goal of the season. Ipswich midfielder Grant Leadbitter went close with an audacious effort after he flicked up a free-kick and crashed a 25-yard volley just over the top but it was Long who ended the half in style. The Republic of Ireland international received the ball with his back to goal but rolled his marker Gareth McAuley brilliantly to send in a low drive which Marton Fulop did well to keep out. The home side were quick out of the blocks at the resumption with Andy Drury lashing over the crossbar but again it was Long who almost found a way through. Long controlled a long ball on his thigh before bursting clear of the defence and testing Fulop with a powerful strike. Jem Karacan was first to the loose ball and found Howard but the midfielder screwed his shot wide. Scotland was replaced by Tamas Priskin as Paul Jewell searched for an answer and McAuley went close with a header from a corner but Harte killed the game off with his 82nd-minute strike. Hunt was fouled some 30 yards from goal but the former Leeds left-back curled an unstoppable shot into the top corner. Hunt then got on the scoresheet with a minute left, breaking a weak challenge in midfield and scampering away to round Fulop and tap into an empty net. Wickham completed the scoring in added time with a low shot from a tight angle after Leadbitter found a way through.

Form Guide

    DWDLLW
  • Ipswich
  • VS
  • Reading
  • LDDWDW

Last Meetings

  • Reading
  • 1 - 0
  • Ipswich
  • 28/09/2010
  • Ipswich
  • 2 - 1
  • Reading
  • 03/04/2010
  • Reading
  • 1 - 1
  • Ipswich
  • 07/11/2009
  • Reading
  • 0 - 1
  • Ipswich
  • 14/03/2009
  • Ipswich
  • 2 - 0
  • Reading
  • 13/09/2008
  • Ipswich
  • 0 - 3
  • Reading
  • 22/11/2005

Top Scorers

Ipswich

  • J Scotland 9
  • D Norris 6
  • T Priskin 4
  • C Wickham 4
  • J Bullard 3
  • T Smith 3
  • C Edwards 2
  • D Delaney 2
  • G McAuley 2
  • C Healy 1
  • J Peters 1

Reading

  • S Long 12
  • N Hunt 7
  • JB Kebe 6
  • I Harte 5
  • S Church 4
  • J McAnuff 3
  • M Mills 2
  • J Karacan 2
  • H Robson-Kanu 2
  • M Leigertwood 1
  • A Pearce 1
  • M Manset 1
  • M Antonio 1

Goals

Ipswich

    • Total goals 88
    • Goals per game 45
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 6 (For) 5 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 5 (For) 9 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 10 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 7 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 8 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 6 (For) 7 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Reading

    • Total goals 99
    • Goals per game 56
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 7 (For) 9 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 6 (For) 6 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 8 (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 14 (For) 4 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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