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  • Date:03 Mar 2012
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:The New Den
  • Attendance:11,271
  • Keogh (15)
  • Robson-Kanu (45)
    Le Fondre (75)
Goal!

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93:37 +3.37

Alan Dunne challenges Jason Roberts unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Ian Harte.

91:41 +1.41

Jobi McAnuff challenges Ryan Mason unfairly and gives away a free kick. David Forde takes the direct free kick.

90:41 +0.41

Foul by Hal Robson-Kanu on Liam Feeney, free kick awarded. Paul Robinson restarts play with the free kick.

89:18

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jobi McAnuff on Tony Craig. The ball is crossed by Josh Wright, Paul Robinson takes a shot. Save by Adam Federici.

87:11

Ian Harte concedes a free kick for a foul on Liam Feeney. Free kick taken by Alan Dunne.

86:21

Andrew Keogh has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

85:26

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Shane Lowry by Jason Roberts. Paul Robinson takes the free kick.

81:48

Foul by Hal Robson-Kanu on James Henry, free kick awarded. Ryan Mason replaces James Henry. David Forde takes the direct free kick.

78:07

Dany N'Guessan replaces Harry Kane.

75:31

A goal is scored by Adam Le Fondre from close in to the bottom right corner of the goal. Millwall 1-2 Reading.The assist for the goal came from Jason Roberts.

74:06

The referee blows for offside against Adam Le Fondre. Indirect free kick taken by David Forde.

70:46

(Millwall) makes a substitution, with Liam Feeney coming on for Hamer Bouazza.

69:59

Effort from 35 yards by Josh Wright went wide right of the net.

67:16

Ian Harte takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, Andrew Keogh manages to make a clearance.

63:22

Adam Le Fondre on for Noel Hunt.

62:20

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Hal Robson-Kanu by James Henry. Ian Harte takes the direct free kick.

61:00

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Harry Kane by Jem Karacan. The free kick is swung in right-footed by James Henry.

60:33

The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by David Forde.

58:08

Jay Tabb fouled by Andrew Keogh, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Ian Harte from left wing, clearance made by Shane Lowry.

56:40

Shot from just outside the penalty box by James Henry misses to the left of the target.

55:50

The assistant referee signals for offside against Hal Robson-Kanu. David Forde restarts play with the free kick.

53:01

Alex Pearce challenges James Henry unfairly and gives away a free kick. Alex Pearce is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour. Hamer Bouazza shoots direct from the free kick.

50:09

Matthew Connolly leaves the field to be replaced by Jay Tabb.

48:46

Hal Robson-Kanu challenges James Henry unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Hamer Bouazza from right wing, clearance made by Mikele Leigertwood.

47:32 +2.32

A goal is scored by Hal Robson-Kanu from the edge of the penalty box to the top left corner of the goal. Millwall 1-1 Reading.

46:46 +1.46

Corner taken by Ian Harte from the right by-line, save by David Forde.

45:20 +0.20

Inswinging corner taken by James Henry.

42:28

The referee blows for offside. David Forde restarts play with the free kick.

41:10

Harry Kane produces a left-footed shot from long distance which goes wide right of the goal.

39:12

Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul Robinson on Noel Hunt. Ian Harte fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

38:00

The official flags Noel Hunt offside. Free kick taken by David Forde.

35:34

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James Henry by Hal Robson-Kanu. Direct free kick taken by Alan Dunne.

33:30

Corner taken by Jobi McAnuff from the right by-line, clearance by Andrew Keogh. Corner taken by Ian Harte, Unfair challenge on Alan Dunne by Matthew Connolly results in a free kick. David Forde restarts play with the free kick.

31:40

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andrew Keogh by Matthew Connolly. James Henry crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel.

30:56

The referee shows James Henry a yellow card.

26:01

The referee blows for offside against Jason Roberts. David Forde restarts play with the free kick.

24:40

Ian Harte takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Paul Robinson.

19:51

Hamer Bouazza takes a shot. Adam Federici makes a save.

17:15

Mikele Leigertwood takes a shot.

15:08

Andrew Keogh grabs a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Millwall 1-0 Reading.Harry Kane provided the assist for the goal.

11:08

Ian Harte takes the inswinging corner, save made by David Forde.

9:57

Mikele Leigertwood gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Hamer Bouazza. Direct free kick taken by David Forde.

5:41

Shot from outside the penalty box by James Henry goes wide right of the goal.

4:54

Effort from the edge of the area by Jason Roberts goes wide of the left-hand upright.

3:27

Shot from just outside the box by James Henry misses to the right of the goal.

3:01

Unfair challenge on Shane Lowry by Alex Pearce results in a free kick. Free kick taken by David Forde.

2:37

Josh Wright challenges Jem Karacan unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ian Harte takes the free kick.

Match Preview

Liam hot to Trot? Liam Trotter is a doubt for Millwall ahead of the visit of Reading. The midfielder has a minor thigh problem which kept him out of last weekend's 3-1 win at Burnley. Josh Wright is therefore set to keep his place in the centre following his wonder strike at Turf Moor. Defender Jack Smith also missed out against the Clarets but he has resumed training this week and should return to the squad. Smith came off worse in a clash of heads with fellow full-back Alan Dunne in training late last week and needed stitches in his mouth and on his chin. Tottenham loanee Ryan Mason has shaken off a knock but winger Hamer Bouazza could be rested after a long trip to Gambia with the Algeria squad. Reading manager Brian McDermott has no new injury or suspension worries. Full-back Shaun Cummings has got over the illness which kept him out of the 2-0 victory at Middlesbrough last time out and is available to McDermott, although he will have to oust Matthew Connolly to start at the New Den. The Royals will assess the fitness of midfielder Jem Karacan and centre-back Kaspars Gorkss following their return from international duty with Turkey and Latvia respectively. The duo did not train on Thursday after travelling abroad to play for their countries in midweek, so the pair will be looked at by the club's medical staff ahead of the clash with the Lions.

Formation:442Manager: Kenny Jackett

Millwall

Formation: 442Manager: Brian McDermott

Reading

  • David Forde
  • Alan Dunne
  • Paul Robinson
  • Shane Lowry
  • Tony Craig
  • James Henry
  • Nadjim Abdou
  • Josh Wright
  • Hamer Bouazza
  • Andrew Keogh
  • Harry Kane
  • SUBS
  • Ryan Allsop
  • Liam Feeney
  • Darren Ward
  • Dany N'Guessan
  • Ryan Mason

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Match Report

Le Fondre sinks Lions as Royals march on Striker Adam Le Fondre climbed off the bench to secure a 2-1 victory over Millwall and make it six straight wins for the npower Championship's form side Reading. The Royals were trailing at Millwall thanks to Andy Keogh's early strike, but Hal Robson-Kanu fired them level seconds before the break. And in the second half, with the lowly Lions waiting for an offside flag which never came, Le Fondre tucked in Jason Roberts' cross to leave Reading just a point behind second-placed West Ham, who play at Cardiff on Sunday. Portsmouth's 10-point deduction may have eased Millwall's worries at the foot of the table, but their financial crisis could also have a significant impact on Reading at the top. Should Pompey go bust before the end of the season and their results are wiped off the records, the Royals would gain six points on West Ham. Either way Brian McDermott's side are charging like a train towards the automatic promotion spots. But they looked out-of-sorts for the majority of a tetchy first half, which suited Millwall in front of a vociferous home crowd who howled each time so much as a throw-in decision went against them. In the 15th minute the hosts' pressure told when Harry Kane lofted the ball over the Reading backline and Keogh slid it past the advancing Adam Federici and into the net. It was the first goal the Royals had conceded in 490 minutes, and only Millwall's second at home in the league since the turn of the year. They nearly made it two when Federici spilled Hamer Bouazza's fierce cross-shot but Keogh could not quite turn in the loose ball. Reading did not muster a shot on goal until five minutes before half-time, Ian Harte driving a 20-yard free-kick over the top. But their second effort turned out to be a spectacular equaliser. In the third minute of injury time, Millwall gave a way a comical corner when Bouazza's attempted clearance rebounded off Tony Craig's backside. David Forde got a fist to Harte's cross but could only punch it as far as Robson-Kanu, who thumped a superb volley back past the Lions keeper and high into the net. Millwall should have gone back ahead after an hour but Kane somehow missed James Henry's cross with the goal gaping. Instead, Reading grabbed the winner with 15 minutes remaining. Le Fondre knew he was offside when Mikele Leigertwood thumped the ball forward, but the wily Roberts was not and took the ball on as Millwall stood with their hands in the air. The flag never came and Roberts laid the ball into the path of Le Fondre who made no mistake at the back post to make it six of the best for the Royals. end M

Form Guide

    LLDDLW
  • Millwall
  • VS
  • Reading
  • LWWWWW

Last Meetings

  • Reading
  • 2 - 2
  • Millwall
  • 06/08/2011
  • Reading
  • 2 - 1
  • Millwall
  • 22/02/2011
  • Millwall
  • 0 - 0
  • Reading
  • 14/09/2010
  • Millwall
  • 0 - 2
  • Reading
  • 17/12/2005
  • Reading
  • 5 - 0
  • Millwall
  • 20/08/2005
  • Reading
  • 2 - 1
  • Millwall
  • 05/04/2005

Top Scorers

Millwall

  • D Henderson 11
  • L Trotter 4
  • L Feeney 4
  • A Keogh 2
  • H Bouazza 1
  • D N'Guessan 1
  • J Wright 1
  • J Marquis 1
  • H Kane 1

Reading

  • S Church 6
  • A Le Fondre 6
  • N Hunt 5
  • J McAnuff 4
  • J Roberts 3
  • JB Kebe 3
  • A Pearce 3
  • M Manset 3
  • H Robson-Kanu 2
  • I Harte 1
  • M Leigertwood 1
  • K Gorkss 1
  • J Karacan 1

Goals

Millwall

    • Total goals 79
    • Goals per game 34
  • 3 (For) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 7 (For) 9 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 4 (For) 13 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Reading

    • Total goals 86
    • Goals per game 41
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (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
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 12 (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 10 (For) 1 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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