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  • Date:09 Apr 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:City Ground
  • Attendance:22,495
  • Boyd - pen (37)
    Earnshaw (50) Earnshaw (50)
    Earnshaw (50) McGugan - pen (87)
  • Harte (18) Karacan (53)
    Kebe (61) Kebe (61) Kebe (61) Luke Chambers - og (90) Church (90)

Live Commentary

92:41 +2.41

Luke Chambers is penalised for handball and concedes a . Penalty taken by Shane Long is saved by Lee Camp. Nottm Forest 3-4 Reading.Andy Griffin goes into the referee's book for dissent.

90:03 +0.03

Simon Church finds the net with a goal from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Nottm Forest 3-4 Reading.Jem Karacan provided the assist for the goal.


Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andy Griffin by Dele Adebola. Direct free kick taken by Mikele Leigertwood.


Penalty scored by Lewis McGugan. Nottm Forest 3-3 Reading.Penalty awarded for a foul by Hal Robson-Kanu on Chris Gunter.


Nathan Tyson concedes a free kick for a foul on Andy Griffin. Direct free kick taken by Alex McCarthy.


Shane Long takes a shot. Save by Lee Camp.


The referee blows for offside. Alex McCarthy takes the indirect free kick.


Hal Robson-Kanu on for Jimmy Kebe.


Dele Adebola joins the action as a substitute, replacing Kris Boyd.


Simon Church on for Mathieu Manset.


Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Lewis McGugan.


The official flags Lewis McGugan offside. Alex McCarthy takes the free kick.


Unfair challenge on Chris Gunter by Jobi McAnuff results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Lee Camp.


Nathan Tyson produces a cross.


Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Ian Harte, Jem Karacan takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the bar.


Paul Konchesky concedes a free kick for a foul on Shane Long. Andy Griffin takes the direct free kick.


Nathan Tyson replaces Guy Moussi. Paul Konchesky is brought on as a substitute for Joel Lynch.


Jimmy Kebe grabs a goal from close range high into the middle of the goal. Nottm Forest 2-3 Reading.Effort on goal by Jimmy Kebe from 12 yards. Save by Lee Camp. Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Jem Karacan, assist by Jem Karacan. Jimmy Kebe receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.


Lewis McGugan takes a shot. Ian Harte gets a block in. Foul by Lewis McGugan on Zurab Khizanishvili, free kick awarded. Alex McCarthy takes the direct free kick.


Unfair challenge on Robert Earnshaw by Mikele Leigertwood results in a free kick. Radoslaw Majewski restarts play with the free kick.


Robert Earnshaw goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.


Jem Karacan scores a goal from inside the area high into the middle of the goal. Nottm Forest 2-2 Reading.Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Ian Harte, Ian Harte provided the assist for the goal.


Robert Earnshaw gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Nottm Forest 2-1 Reading.Assist on the goal came from Kris Boyd.


The ball is sent over by Lewis McGugan, Alex McCarthy makes a comfortable save.


Ian Harte sends in a cross, Headed effort from close range by Mathieu Manset goes wide left of the goal.


Jimmy Kebe crosses the ball, Wes Morgan gets a block in.


The ball is crossed by Garath McCleary, clearance made by Zurab Khizanishvili.


Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Radoslaw Majewski by Andy Griffin. Free kick taken by Joel Lynch.


Joel Lynch gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andy Griffin. Shot comes in from Ian Harte from the free kick, save made by Lee Camp. Corner taken right-footed by Jobi McAnuff from the left by-line, Wes Morgan fouled by Ivar Ingimarsson, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Lee Camp.


The ball is swung over by Chris Gunter.


Garath McCleary takes a shot. Save made by Alex McCarthy.


Lewis McGugan takes a inswinging corner.


The ball is delivered by Lewis McGugan, blocked by Ivar Ingimarsson.


Penalty scored by Kris Boyd. Nottm Forest 1-1 Reading.Penalty awarded for a foul by Mikele Leigertwood on Lewis McGugan.


The assistant referee flags for offside against Robert Earnshaw. Alex McCarthy restarts play with the free kick.


Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andy Griffin by Garath McCleary. The ball is swung over by Ian Harte, Mathieu Manset has a headed effort from close range and clears the crossbar.


Mathieu Manset is caught offside. Lee Camp restarts play with the free kick.


Free kick awarded for a foul by Mikele Leigertwood on Radoslaw Majewski. Lewis McGugan takes the free kick.


A cross is delivered by Jimmy Kebe, Lee Camp makes a comfortable save.


Shane Long fouled by Luke Chambers, the ref awards a free kick. Mikele Leigertwood takes the free kick.


Free kick awarded for a foul by Wes Morgan on Mathieu Manset. Free kick taken by Ian Harte.


Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Lewis McGugan from the right by-line, Header by Wes Morgan from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.


Ian Harte grabs a goal from the edge of the penalty area to the top right corner of the goal. Nottm Forest 0-1 Reading.Shane Long fouled by Chris Gunter, the ref awards a free kick.


Corner taken right-footed by Lewis McGugan.


Shane Long sends in a cross, Wes Morgan manages to make a clearance.


Robert Earnshaw produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses left.


Foul by Kris Boyd on Zurab Khizanishvili, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Alex McCarthy.


The ball is delivered by Chris Gunter, Alex McCarthy makes a save.


Corner taken by Lewis McGugan.


The assistant referee signals for offside against Kris Boyd. Alex McCarthy takes the free kick.

Match Preview

Duo out for Forest Midfielders Chris Cohen and Paul Anderson have been added to Nottingham Forest`s list of absentees ahead of the visit of promotion rivals Reading. Cohen begins a three-match suspension following an unsuccessful appeal against the red card he received during the defeat to Leeds. Anderson underwent a series of scans this week to determine the extent of a rib injury he sustained at Elland Road. Club captain Paul McKenna remains a doubt with the groin problem that ruled him out last weekend. However, there was some good news for boss Billy Davies after Paul Konchesky resumed training following a hamstring injury. The on-loan Liverpool defender could come back into the reckoning. Midfielder Guy Moussi is also back in training after being sidelined since February with a thigh problem, but he is short of match fitness. Defender Kelvin Wilson and strikers Dexter Blackstock and Robbie Findley remain out. Adam Federici could be back in the Reading squad. The Australian goalkeeper has missed the last nine games with a knee injury but played for 90 minutes for the reserves in midweek and could travel with the squad. Manager Brian McDermott, who turns 50 on Friday, is taking a 24-man squad for the trip north as they are staying in Nottingham after the game ahead of the trip to Scunthorpe on Tuesday. Also hoping to be in the bumper squad are captain Matt Mills, defender Alex Pearce and striker Noel Hunt. Mills (groin), Pearce (thigh) and Hunt (foot) also featured in the 5-0 reserve win over Northampton on Wednesday and could be involved. A sixth straight win at the City Ground would put the Royals six points clear of Forest in the final play-off place with just six games left.

Formation:442Manager: Billy Davies

Nottm Forest

Formation: 442Manager: Brian McDermott


  • Lee Camp
  • Chris Gunter
  • Luke Chambers
  • Wes Morgan
  • Joel Lynch
  • Garath McCleary
  • Guy Moussi
  • Radoslaw Majewski
  • Lewis McGugan
  • Robert Earnshaw
  • Kris Boyd
  • SUBS
  • Karl Darlow
  • Paul Konchesky
  • Dele Adebola
  • Nathan Tyson
  • David McGoldrick
  • Marcus Tudgay
  • Brendan Moloney



Match Report

Royals dent Forest play-off bid Nottingham Forest's Championship play-off hopes were dealt another blow after an injury-time own goal from Luke Chambers gave top-six rivals Reading a 4-3 victory in an enthralling game at the City Ground. It had looked like Lewis McGugan's 88th-minute penalty would salvage a draw for Forest but Chambers deflected Jem Karacan's early cross past Lee Camp, who then went on to save a penalty from Shane Long. Ian Harte put Reading ahead but a Kris Boyd penalty and a goal from Robert Earnshaw turned the game on its head. Karacan and Jimmy Kebe restored the Royals' lead before McGugan levelled from the penalty spot shortly before Chambers' unfortunate intervention. Guy Moussi went straight back into the Forest side on his return from injury, replacing the suspended Chris Cohen in midfield. Garath McCleary came in for the injured Paul Anderson while Earnshaw was recalled at the expense of Marcus Tudgay.. Mathieu Manset made his first start for Reading in one of two changes made by Royals boss Brian McDermott. The Frenchman replaced Steve Howard, while Mikele Leigertwood started ahead of Jay Tabb. Long looked lively early on, setting up a couple of half-chances for Manset and forcing Camp into a routine save before winning the free-kick from which Reading took the lead. The Republic of Ireland international had his heels clipped by Chris Gunter as he chased the ball on the left side of the area after 19 minutes. Harte shot over the Forest wall and into the far top corner. Camp got a touch but could not keep it out. Another Harte free-kick almost brought a second goal for the Royals just after the half-hour mark but his inswinging cross was headed over the crossbar by Manset. Forest equalised seven minutes before the break when Lewis McGugan turned Leigertwood inside the area and fell over the midfielder's leg. The referee took advice from his assistant before pointing to the spot and Boyd blasted the penalty into the bottom left corner. Reading, after being in control for so much of the first half, were suddenly hanging on as Alex McCarthy did well to push away McCleary's swerving shot. At the other end, Camp had to tip another free-kick from Harte over the crossbar on the stroke of half-time. Harte continued to cause Forest problems early in the second half as Manset looped a header inches wide from the Irishman's cross. However, the hosts went ahead in the 51st-minute when Earnshaw was allowed to drift inside the box before sending a shot across McCarthy that went in off the inside of the far post. But the lead was shortlived as Karacan equalised three minutes later. The midfielder met Harte`s corner 15 yards out and his header sailed over Camp and underneath the crossbar. Reading almost edged ahead again on two occasions either side of the hour mark. Kebe latched on to Leigertwood's long pass before lobbing the advancing Camp but his effort bounced wide of the open goal. Camp then pushed away another shot from Kebe following great linked up play between the Malian and Manset. However, Kebe was not to be denied for a third time in quick succession. Jobi McAnuff`s corner broke to Zurab Khizanishvili whose shot was blocked, but Kebe tucked in the rebound from six yards out. Forest thought they had salvaged a point when substitute Hal Robson-Kanu brought down Gunter and McGugan converted the resulting penalty. However, Chambers turned the ball past Camp. That was still not the end as an amazing game climaxed with a penalty save from Camp after Chambers had handled.

Form Guide

  • Nottm Forest
  • VS
  • Reading

Last Meetings

  • Reading
  • 1 - 1
  • Nottm Forest
  • 21/08/2010
  • Nottm Forest
  • 2 - 1
  • Reading
  • 16/01/2010
  • Reading
  • 0 - 0
  • Nottm Forest
  • 08/08/2009
  • Reading
  • 0 - 1
  • Nottm Forest
  • 28/02/2009
  • Nottm Forest
  • 0 - 0
  • Reading
  • 10/08/2008
  • Reading
  • 1 - 0
  • Nottm Forest
  • 16/04/2005

Top Scorers

Nottm Forest

  • L McGugan 9
  • R Earnshaw 6
  • M Tudgay 5
  • D Blackstock 4
  • L Chambers 3
  • D Adebola 2
  • C Cohen 2
  • D McGoldrick 2
  • P Anderson 2
  • G McCleary 2
  • R Majewski 2
  • P McKenna 1
  • P Konchesky 1
  • N Tyson 1
  • K Boyd 1
  • W Morgan 1


  • S Long 14
  • N Hunt 8
  • JB Kebe 7
  • I Harte 6
  • S Church 4
  • J McAnuff 3
  • H Robson-Kanu 3
  • M Mills 2
  • J Karacan 2
  • M Manset 2
  • M Leigertwood 1
  • A Pearce 1
  • M Antonio 1


Nottm Forest

    • Total goals 88
    • Goals per game 49
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 7 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 9 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 7 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 7 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 10 (For) 4 (Against) Period 81-90 mins


    • Total goals 103
    • Goals per game 64
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 9 (For) 9 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 6 (For) 6 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 8 (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 6 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 17 (For) 5 (Against) Period 81-90 mins