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  • Date:26 Nov 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Portman Road
  • Attendance:17,154
  • Murphy (55) Carson (78)
  • Gorkss (75)
    Pearce (90)
    Hunt (90)
Goal!

Live Commentary

94:39 +4.39

Carlos Edwards produces a cross, Alex Pearce manages to make a clearance.

92:46 +2.46

Centre by Adam Le Fondre, Noel Hunt gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the box low into the middle of the goal. Ipswich 2-3 Reading.The assist for the goal came from Adam Le Fondre.

91:25 +1.25

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jimmy Bullard by Jobi McAnuff. Aaron Cresswell takes the direct free kick.

89:43

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Ian Harte from the left by-line, Alex Pearce finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close range. Ipswich 2-2 Reading.Assist by Ian Harte.

89:23

The ball is sent over by Adam Le Fondre, Mikele Leigertwood takes a shot. Blocked by Ivar Ingimarsson.

86:22

Reece Wabara joins the action as a substitute, replacing Grant Leadbitter.

82:35

Shot by Lee Martin from 20 yards. Save by Adam Federici.

81:32

Adam Le Fondre takes a shot. Blocked by Ivar Ingimarsson.

80:08

Centre by Ian Harte, Carlos Edwards manages to make a clearance.

79:45

Jimmy Bullard replaces Michael Chopra.

78:59

Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Ian Harte, Grant Leadbitter manages to make a clearance.

78:11

A goal is scored by Josh Carson from inside the penalty box high into the middle of the goal. Ipswich 2-1 Reading.Assist on the goal came from Daryl Murphy.

77:11

Kaspars Gorkss gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Michael Chopra. Direct free kick taken by Keith Andrews.

76:21

Lee Martin takes a shot. Alex Pearce gets a block in.

74:39

Foul by Aaron Cresswell on Shaun Cummings, free kick awarded. A cross is delivered by Ian Harte, Kaspars Gorkss finds the net with a headed goal from close in. Ipswich 1-1 Reading.Assist by Ian Harte.

73:24

Shaun Cummings challenges Lee Martin unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Danny Collins.

72:46

Jay Emmanuel-Thomas leaves the field to be replaced by Lee Martin.

72:31

The ball is delivered by Josh Carson.

72:07

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Jobi McAnuff, clearance made by Carlos Edwards.

72:01

The ball is crossed by Noel Hunt, save by Richard Wright.

71:23

Hal Robson-Kanu is brought on as a substitute for Jem Karacan.

70:59

Adam Le Fondre joins the action as a substitute, replacing Simon Church.

70:38

Corner taken by Jobi McAnuff.

70:00

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Ian Harte, save by Richard Wright.

68:51

Unfair challenge on Ivar Ingimarsson by Simon Church results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Richard Wright.

68:33

The ball is swung over by Jimmy Kebe, blocked by Aaron Cresswell.

65:42

Outswinging corner taken by Jay Emmanuel-Thomas, Ian Harte makes a clearance.

65:35

The ball is crossed by Josh Carson, clearance by Shaun Cummings.

63:17

Foul by Mikele Leigertwood on Aaron Cresswell, free kick awarded. Richard Wright restarts play with the free kick.

62:40

Mikele Leigertwood produces a drilled left-footed shot from 30 yards. Keith Andrews gets a block in.

58:51

The official flags Michael Chopra offside. Adam Federici restarts play with the free kick.

57:18

The ball is delivered by Jobi McAnuff, clearance by Grant Leadbitter.

56:45

Handball by Keith Andrews. Direct free kick taken by Ian Harte.

54:32

Jem Karacan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Josh Carson. The ball is delivered by Grant Leadbitter, Daryl Murphy grabs a headed goal from deep inside the penalty box. Ipswich 1-0 Reading.Assist by Grant Leadbitter.

53:02

Keith Andrews has an effort at goal. Save by Adam Federici.

52:01

The referee penalises Kaspars Gorkss for handball. Direct free kick taken by Grant Leadbitter.

50:59

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Shaun Cummings by Daryl Murphy. Direct free kick taken by Adam Federici.

50:40

Ian Harte delivers the ball, save by Richard Wright.

49:09

Corner taken by Jobi McAnuff.

48:59

Centre by Simon Church, blocked by Grant Leadbitter.

45:20 +0.20

Ian Harte sends in a cross, clearance made by Danny Collins.

42:29

Jimmy Kebe challenges Aaron Cresswell unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Richard Wright.

41:55

Shaun Cummings delivers the ball, Simon Church takes a shot. Save by Richard Wright.

38:49

Aaron Cresswell produces a cross, clearance made by Alex Pearce.

38:27

Michael Chopra sends in a cross, clearance made by Mikele Leigertwood.

37:52

Effort on goal by Ian Harte from 35 yards cleared the crossbar.

37:31

Jimmy Kebe crosses the ball, clearance by Josh Carson.

35:20

Simon Church is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Ivar Ingimarsson.

34:04

Noel Hunt is caught offside. Richard Wright takes the free kick.

33:41

Shaun Cummings fouled by Jay Emmanuel-Thomas, the ref awards a free kick. Shaun Cummings restarts play with the free kick.

33:04

Michael Chopra has an effort at goal from the just inside the box hitting the post.

30:27

Shot from just outside the area by Aaron Cresswell goes over the bar.

30:08

Jay Emmanuel-Thomas takes the outswinging corner, clearance by Kaspars Gorkss.

29:51

Keith Andrews takes a shot. Blocked by Jem Karacan.

28:53

The ball is sent over by Shaun Cummings, Noel Hunt has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.

25:33

Josh Carson is penalised for a handball. Free kick taken by Adam Federici.

23:54

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Ian Harte, clearance made by Jay Emmanuel-Thomas.

23:46

Centre by Noel Hunt, Grant Leadbitter makes a clearance.

20:57

Jobi McAnuff takes the inswinging corner, Ian Harte produces a left-footed shot from close range which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

20:49

Ian Harte sends in a cross, Danny Collins makes a clearance.

13:28

Corner taken by Jay Emmanuel-Thomas, clearance made by Alex Pearce.

13:14

Daryl Murphy takes a shot. Kaspars Gorkss gets a block in.

12:18

The ball is swung over by Michael Chopra.

11:24

Effort from inside the area by Jay Emmanuel-Thomas misses to the left of the goal.

10:10

Corner from the right by-line taken by Ian Harte, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Richard Wright by Kaspars Gorkss. Richard Wright takes the direct free kick.

10:01

Jimmy Kebe delivers the ball, Daryl Murphy manages to make a clearance.

9:40

Corner taken right-footed by Jobi McAnuff, Ivar Ingimarsson makes a clearance.

9:32

The ball is delivered by Jobi McAnuff, Ivar Ingimarsson makes a clearance.

7:58

The assistant referee flags for offside against Daryl Murphy. Adam Federici takes the indirect free kick.

7:08

A cross is delivered by Josh Carson, Kaspars Gorkss manages to make a clearance.

6:40

Centre by Jimmy Kebe.

6:15

The ball is delivered by Noel Hunt, Aaron Cresswell gets a block in.

5:50

Inswinging corner taken by Mikele Leigertwood from the right by-line, save by Richard Wright.

5:09

Inswinging corner taken by Jobi McAnuff from the left by-line, Daryl Murphy makes a clearance.

5:05

Noel Hunt delivers the ball, Ivar Ingimarsson makes a clearance.

3:20

Centre by Josh Carson, clearance made by Alex Pearce.

2:09

Jimmy Kebe delivers the ball.

0:46

Jimmy Kebe crosses the ball, clearance by Josh Carson.

Match Preview

Andrews fit, Sonko out for Ipswich Keith Andrews is set to return for Ipswich as they entertain Reading but the encounter is likely to come too soon for Ibrahima Sonko. On-loan midfielder Andrews, Town's second leading scorer this season with five goals, missed last weekend's late 3-2 loss at Nottingham Forest with a broken nose. Centre-back Sonko, meanwhile, has not starred since the club's convincing defeat at Millwall at the end of October due to a persistent hamstring complaint. Manager Paul Jewell told the club's official website: "Keith is okay and he trained with us on Wednesday. Obviously he had a bang on his nose but he's had the operation and he feels fine now, which is good. "Sonko has trained with us for the first time since he got injured against Millwall but we will have to be careful with him. We will see how he is but Saturday may come too early for him as he hasn't trained too much since the injury." It has been a busy couple of days at Portman Road and goalkeeper Richard Wright comes into contention for the clash having has re-signed until the end of the season. However, Tamas Priskin, Ronan Murray and Shane O'Connor have departed on loan while Colin Healy's contract has been ended by mutual consent. Reading are sweating over the fitness of Joseph Mills. Full-back Mills has picked up an ankle injury which will be assessed prior to the match at Portman Road. Should the young defender not be fit enough to feature in the clash, Ian Harte is likely to deputise. Meanwhile, Brynjar Gunnarsson remains sidelined with the calf strain he picked up in a reserve-team fixture a fortnight ago, but centre-back Bongani Khumalo has returned to training following the ankle problem which prevented him playing for South Africa recently. Young striker Nicholas Bignall is also out of contention as he recovers from the knee surgery which cut short his loan spell at Wycombe.

Formation:442Manager: Paul Jewell

Ipswich

Formation: 442Manager: Brian McDermott

Reading

  • Richard Wright
  • Carlos Edwards
  • Danny Collins
  • Ivar Ingimarsson
  • Aaron Cresswell
  • Josh Carson
  • Grant Leadbitter
  • Keith Andrews
  • Jay Emmanuel-Thomas
  • Michael Chopra
  • Daryl Murphy
  • SUBS
  • Arran Lee-Barrett
  • Lee Martin
  • Jason Scotland
  • Jimmy Bullard
  • Reece Wabara

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Match Report

Royals leave it late to snatch win Late goals by Alex Pearce and Noel Hunt secured a dramatic last-gasp 3-2 victory for Reading and ensured that Ipswich threw away victory in the closing stages for a second successive weekend to go down to their fifth consecutive npower Championship defeat. Josh Carson`s deflected effort off the leg of Kaspars Gorkss looked set to prove the difference for Town after the Latvia international had himself levelled matters at the other end just a few minutes earlier. But, just a week after Ipswich conceded twice late on at Nottingham Forest to go down 3-2, Pearce headed the visitors level in the 90th minute and then Hunt piled on the misery in injury time. Fit-again Daryl Murphy, on loan from Celtic, had earlier marked his return after a two-month absence due to a hamstring injury with a second-half header from skipper Grant Leadbitter`s well-taken free-kick. With the scoreline just 1-0 with 75 minutes on the clock, the late drama proved the highlight of an otherwise low-key encounter played out amid a subdued atmosphere at Portman Road. Ipswich boss Paul Jewell made four changes to his XI, including a first appearance since New Year`s Day - and a first for Town in two years - for goalkeeper Richard Wright after he re-signed for the club for a third spell earlier this week. Left-back Ian Harte and striker Simon Church came in for Reading. And it was Church who came within a whisker of scoring what would have been only Reading`s second first-half goal of the season after just two minutes but he failed to poke home Jimmy Kebe`s teasing cross. The visitors were unable to capitalise on a total of six corners within the opening quarter, two of which would have presented clear openings should a Reading shirt have been able to connect with the inswinging deliveries. Hunt nodded Shaun Cummings` cross wide when he really should have done better. However, the closest chance of the first half did fall Ipswich`s way after 34 minutes as Keith Andrews put Michael Chopra through and his shot rolled past goalkeeper Adam Federici before rebounding off a post, with the striker`s attempted rebound well blocked. The second half continued in much the same fashion as the first. Federici did well to stand up to Andrews` fierce free-kick after 54 minutes, but the Reading stopper was beaten soon after. Leadbitter sent over a great free-kick from the left and Murphy headed into the bottom corner from the centre of the penalty area. Brain McDermott sent on Adam Le Fondre and Hal Robson-Kanu in a bid to salvage a point and it was Hunt who almost did just only to see his cross tipped over by Wright. An equaliser finally did arrive in the 76th minute as Gorkss headed home Harte`s right-wing free-kick. But the visitors` jubilation lasted just three minutes before Carson`s innocuous effort looped over the helpless Federici. However, it was Reading who enjoyed the last laugh as they salvaged a memorable victory thanks to Pearce`s header and Hunt`s low finish late on.

Form Guide

    DWLLLL
  • Ipswich
  • VS
  • Reading
  • DDDLWL

Last Meetings

  • Ipswich
  • 1 - 3
  • Reading
  • 08/03/2011
  • 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

Top Scorers

Ipswich

  • M Chopra 6
  • K Andrews 5
  • J Scotland 3
  • D Collins 2
  • L Bowyer 1
  • J Bullard 1
  • I Sonko 1
  • L Martin 1
  • J Emmanuel-Thomas 1
  • J Carson 1

Reading

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

Goals

Ipswich

    • Total goals 53
    • Goals per game 23
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 6 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 6 (For) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Reading

    • Total goals 47
    • Goals per game 17
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 7 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 5 (For) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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