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  • Date:13 Aug 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:The King Power Stadium
  • Attendance:23,399
  • Hunt (63) Robson-Kanu (89)
Goal!

Live Commentary

94:21 +4.21

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Martyn Waghorn.

94:01 +4.01

Inswinging corner taken by Martyn Waghorn.

93:55 +3.55

Andy King produces a cross, Bongani Khumalo makes a clearance.

92:58 +2.58

The referee blows for offside against Souleymane Bamba. Free kick taken by Adam Federici.

92:41 +2.41

The assistant referee flags for offside against Hal Robson-Kanu. Free kick taken by Kasper Schmeichel.

92:00 +2.00

Shot from deep inside the area by Martyn Waghorn clears the crossbar.

89:54

Goal scored by Hal Robson-Kanu from deep inside the penalty box to the top left corner of the goal. Leicester 0-2 Reading.The assist for the goal came from Jimmy Kebe.

89:30

The ball is sent over by Hal Robson-Kanu, clearance by Matt Mills.

88:44

The official flags Jem Karacan offside. Direct free kick taken by Kasper Schmeichel.

87:22

Jobi McAnuff produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the goal.

86:48

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Hal Robson-Kanu by Matt Mills. Ian Harte restarts play with the free kick.

86:20

John Pantsil produces a cross.

84:28

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Martyn Waghorn by Alex Pearce. Free kick taken by Martyn Waghorn, Jimmy Kebe delivers the ball.

83:43

The ball is swung over by John Pantsil, Souleymane Bamba has a headed effort at goal from close range which goes wide left of the target.

82:47

The assistant referee signals for offside against Jimmy Kebe. Kasper Schmeichel restarts play with the free kick.

78:58

Corner taken by Paul Gallagher from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Noel Hunt.

78:43

The ball is swung over by Paul Konchesky, Ian Harte manages to make a clearance.

78:36

A cross is delivered by Paul Gallagher, clearance made by Andy Griffin.

75:58

John Pantsil fouled by Hal Robson-Kanu, the ref awards a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Kasper Schmeichel.

75:05

Inswinging corner taken by Paul Gallagher.

74:43

Corner taken by Martyn Waghorn from the right by-line, save by Adam Federici.

73:54

Ian Harte concedes a free kick for a foul on David Nugent. Free kick crossed left-footed by Martyn Waghorn, Noel Hunt manages to make a clearance.

71:36

(Reading) makes a substitution, with Hal Robson-Kanu coming on for Mathieu Manset. (Leicester) makes a substitution, with Paul Gallagher coming on for Neil Danns.

71:14

Effort from the edge of the area by Jimmy Kebe goes wide of the left-hand upright.

70:28

Martyn Waghorn sends in a cross, clearance made by Andy Griffin.

70:05

The ball is crossed by David Nugent, Ian Harte gets a block in.

67:48

Gelson Fernandes challenges Mikele Leigertwood unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Ian Harte.

63:01

Ian Harte takes a outswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, Noel Hunt finds the net with a headed goal from close range. Leicester 0-1 Reading.Assist by Ian Harte.

62:54

The ball is swung over by Mathieu Manset, John Pantsil gets a block in.

61:28

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

60:08

Jeffery Schlupp leaves the field to be replaced by Martyn Waghorn.

59:43

Neil Danns delivers a pass corner to short.

59:09

Mikele Leigertwood takes a shot. Blocked by Andy King.

58:17

John Pantsil gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mathieu Manset. Free kick crossed by Ian Harte, clearance by Souleymane Bamba.

57:22

A cross is delivered by John Pantsil, Header from deep inside the area by David Nugent goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

56:05

Neil Danns produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the target.

55:39

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Neil Danns by Mathieu Manset. Richie Wellens restarts play with the free kick.

55:07

Jeffery Schlupp takes a shot. Bongani Khumalo gets a block in.

54:37

Corner from right by-line taken by Neil Danns.

53:26

The ball is swung over by Jimmy Kebe, Souleymane Bamba makes a clearance. Jimmy Kebe takes a shot. Blocked by Souleymane Bamba. Andy King takes a shot. Adam Federici makes a save.

52:55

Jimmy Kebe takes a shot. Save by Kasper Schmeichel.

51:55

Unfair challenge on Souleymane Bamba by Mathieu Manset results in a free kick. Mathieu Manset booked for unsporting behaviour. Kasper Schmeichel restarts play with the free kick.

50:42

The ball is crossed by Richie Wellens, save by Adam Federici.

50:12

Effort from deep inside the area by David Nugent bounces off the post.

45:01

Andy King comes on in place of Yuki Abe.

44:46

Ian Harte crosses the ball, Souleymane Bamba makes a clearance.

44:12

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mathieu Manset by Yuki Abe. Free kick taken by Jem Karacan.

42:59

Unfair challenge on Yuki Abe by Mathieu Manset results in a free kick. Souleymane Bamba restarts play with the free kick.

42:09

Shot by David Nugent from deep inside the penalty area misses wide to the left of the target.

40:44

Shot from just outside the box by Yuki Abe misses to the right of the target.

38:16

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andy Griffin by Neil Danns. Andy Griffin takes the direct free kick.

37:09

Noel Hunt crosses the ball.

36:17

Jimmy Kebe crosses the ball, save made by Kasper Schmeichel.

35:34

Free kick awarded for a foul by Souleymane Bamba on Mathieu Manset. Mikele Leigertwood takes the direct free kick.

35:07

Neil Danns takes a shot. Alex Pearce gets a block in.

33:27

Neil Danns takes a shot. Blocked by Ian Harte.

32:16

The ball is crossed by John Pantsil.

31:29

Paul Konchesky crosses the ball, comfortable save by Adam Federici.

30:06

Centre by Mathieu Manset, clearance made by Paul Konchesky.

27:38

Inswinging corner taken by Ian Harte from the right by-line, Header from close in by Alex Pearce misses to the right of the target.

25:42

Mathieu Manset challenges Matt Mills unfairly and gives away a free kick. Kasper Schmeichel takes the direct free kick.

25:05

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jimmy Kebe on Paul Konchesky. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Richie Wellens.

24:31

Mathieu Manset is ruled offside. Kasper Schmeichel takes the free kick.

24:20

Paul Konchesky crosses the ball.

23:51

Gelson Fernandes fouled by Jem Karacan, the ref awards a free kick. Paul Konchesky restarts play with the free kick.

23:37

The ball is sent over by Jem Karacan, save by Kasper Schmeichel.

22:22

The assistant referee flags for offside against Mathieu Manset. Paul Konchesky restarts play with the free kick.

21:10

Gelson Fernandes fouled by Mikele Leigertwood, the ref awards a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Richie Wellens. Shot by Matt Mills. Clearance made by Ian Harte.

20:58

Mathieu Manset is flagged offside by the assistant referee. John Pantsil takes the free kick.

20:08

Mathieu Manset is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Kasper Schmeichel takes the free kick.

18:43

Mathieu Manset has shot on goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

17:03

The ball is delivered by Andy Griffin, save by Kasper Schmeichel.

16:33

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mathieu Manset by Neil Danns. Direct free kick taken by Ian Harte.

11:50

Ian Harte takes a shot. Neil Danns gets a block in.

11:21

Mikele Leigertwood takes a shot. Blocked by John Pantsil.

8:59

Souleymane Bamba concedes a free kick for a foul on Noel Hunt. Andy Griffin restarts play with the free kick.

8:46

A cross is delivered by Ian Harte.

7:46

Mathieu Manset delivers the ball, Matt Mills manages to make a clearance.

4:03

Matt Mills fouled by Mathieu Manset, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by John Pantsil.

2:40

Jobi McAnuff fouled by John Pantsil, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Ian Harte.

2:08

David Nugent has an effort at goal from 18 yards. Comfortable save by Adam Federici.

1:17

John Pantsil delivers the ball, Alex Pearce manages to make a clearance.

Match Preview

Pantsil poised for Foxes debut John Pantsil could be in line for his Leicester debut against Reading at the King Power Stadium. The former Fulham full-back has yet to be involved this season. A work permit issue ruled him out of the Championship opener against Coventry while he missed the midweek Carling Cup tie at Rotherham as he was away on international duty with Ghana. Fellow defender Sean St Ledger (Republic of Ireland) and midfielder Andy King (Wales) missed the Millers match for the same reason and will also bolster boss Sven-Goran Eriksson`s squad for the visit of last season`s play-off finalists. However, Japan international Yuki Abe will not report back from international duty until Friday and it could be too late for him to be involved. Lee Peltier, scorer of the winning goal against Midlands rivals Coventry, remains sidelined by the groin injury he sustained at the Ricoh Arena while striker Darius Vassell will serve the second game of a three-match ban for his red card against the Sky Blues. Reading's Mathieu Manset could fill the void left by Shane Long's departure. Republic of Ireland international Long joined Premier League side West Brom for an undisclosed fee earlier this week after firing 23 goals in 47 starts last season. Manset looks primed to start against the Foxes after coming off the bench to score two late goals to salvage a point in the Royals' league opener against Millwall. Reading will be without injured trio Shaun Cummings, Marcus Williams and Simon Church. Jay Tabb was due to serve the second game of his suspension against Charlton in the Carling Cup but will miss the trip to the King Power Stadium due to that tie's postponement. Ian Harte and Andy Griffin have minor knocks but both are hopeful of starting.

Formation:433Manager: Sven Goran Eriksson

Leicester

Formation: 442Manager: Brian McDermott

Reading

  • Kasper Schmeichel
  • John Pantsil
  • Matt Mills
  • Souleymane Bamba
  • Paul Konchesky
  • Yuki Abe
  • Gelson Fernandes
  • Richie Wellens
  • Neil Danns
  • David Nugent
  • Jeffery Schlupp
  • SUBS
  • Chris Weale
  • Paul Gallagher
  • Andy King
  • Sean St. Ledger
  • Martyn Waghorn

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Match Report

Noel puts Reading in the Hunt Leicester's first npower Championship game at the newly-named King Power Stadium ended in defeat as Reading began life without Shane Long in the best possible fashion. Following the departure of the prolific Long to West Brom this week, more responsibility for goals rested on the shoulders of his Republic of Ireland international Noel Hunt and the Waterford man responded with the opener after 64 minutes. The Royals wrapped up all three points in the final minute through substitute Hal Robson-Kanu. Teenage striker Jeff Schlupp was rewarded for his Carling Cup hat-trick in midweek with a league debut for Leicester. The Ghanaian-born Germany Under-19 international, along with goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel and defenders Matt Mills and Paul Konchesky, was one of four survivors from the team that defeated Rotherham on Tuesday night as manager Sven-Goran Eriksson again made wholesale changes. Former Fulham full-back John Pantsil was also handed his Foxes debut. Reading's Carling Cup tie at Charlton was postponed due to the riots in London, so Royals boss Brian McDermott named largely the same side that began the season against Millwall last weekend. The only change saw Mathieu Manset replace Long. The visitors dominated a first half of few chances. They should have taken the lead in the 28th minute but Alex Pearce somehow headed over from close range from Ian Harte`s inswinging corner. Before that, Manset broke clear on goal and shot narrowly wide from the edge of the box when perhaps a better option would have been to tee-up the arriving Hunt. David Nugent had a couple of efforts for Leicester early on and late in the first half but neither worried Adam Federici in the Reading goal. Eriksson`s men returned for the second half a different side. Nugent clipped the outside of the post with a curling shot from the left side of the area and Federici had to help a thunderous 20-yard shot from Andy King over the crossbar. At the other end, Schmeichel saved from Jimmy Kebe with his feet. Nugent continued to look lively and shot wide once more from the edge of the box. Despite Leicester`s improvement, Reading took the lead through Hunt`s superb glancing header at the near post from Harte`s driven corner. Kebe came close to making it 2-0 soon afterwards following a mazy run down the right but he shot just wide. Sol Bamba, a reported target for Blackburn, had a chance to equalise but the big defender could not direct his header on target. Reading sealed their first victory of the season in the 90th minute with a stylish move down the right that culminated in Kebe setting up Robson-Kanu, who drove the ball into the top corner from 12 yards.

Form Guide

    W
  • Leicester
  • VS
  • Reading
  • D

Last Meetings

  • Reading
  • 3 - 1
  • Leicester
  • 16/04/2011
  • Leicester
  • 1 - 2
  • Reading
  • 28/08/2010
  • Leicester
  • 1 - 2
  • Reading
  • 24/03/2010
  • Reading
  • 0 - 1
  • Leicester
  • 26/10/2009
  • Leicester
  • 1 - 1
  • Reading
  • 25/03/2006
  • Reading
  • 2 - 0
  • Leicester
  • 28/12/2005

Top Scorers

Leicester

  • L Peltier 1

Reading

  • M Manset 2

Goals

Leicester

    • Total goals 1
    • Goals per game 1
  • 1 (For) Period 51-60 mins

Reading

    • Total goals 2
    • Goals per game 2
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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