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  • Date:01 Nov 2011
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:City Ground
  • Attendance:18,506
Goal!

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92:17 +2.17

The ball is swung over by Jem Karacan, Noel Hunt takes a shot. Save by Lee Camp.

91:50 +1.50

Shot by Marcus Tudgay. Save made by Adam Federici.

89:35

Brendan Moloney takes a shot. Adam Federici makes a save.

89:16

Short corner worked by Lewis McGugan.

88:37

Andy Reid decides to take a short corner.

87:03

Brendan Moloney joins the action as a substitute, replacing Robbie Findley.

82:53

Corner taken by Andy Reid played to the near post, clearance made by Kaspars Gorkss. Lewis McGugan takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the bar.

80:30

Simon Church replaces Shaun Cummings.

78:27

Free kick awarded for a foul by Shaun Cummings on Lewis McGugan. Shaun Cummings goes into the book. Lewis McGugan delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, Kaspars Gorkss manages to make a clearance.

74:55

Marcus Tudgay scores a goal from inside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Nottm Forest 1-0 Reading.Assist by Luke Chambers.

73:50

Jimmy Kebe delivers the ball, save by Lee Camp.

71:55

Andy Reid sends in a cross, clearance by Joseph Mills. Corner taken by Andy Reid played to the near post, clearance made by Jobi McAnuff.

70:38

The ball is delivered by Jimmy Kebe, Joel Lynch makes a clearance.

67:38

Adam Le Fondre concedes a free kick for a foul on Joel Lynch. Adam Le Fondre is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour. Greg Cunningham restarts play with the free kick.

66:28

Shaun Cummings gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Greg Cunningham. Jimmy Kebe comes on in place of Hal Robson-Kanu. Noel Hunt joins the action as a substitute, replacing Mathieu Manset. Greg Cunningham takes the direct free kick.

66:13

Joseph Mills sends in a cross, Greg Cunningham makes a clearance.

65:12

Unfair challenge on Robbie Findley by Kaspars Gorkss results in a free kick. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Andy Reid from right wing, Adam Federici makes a save.

63:47

Effort on goal by Marcus Tudgay from 20 yards. Save made by Adam Federici.

63:24

Centre by Lewis McGugan, clearance by Kaspars Gorkss.

62:51

Corner taken by Lewis McGugan played to the near post, clearance by Alex Pearce.

61:41

Robbie Findley concedes a free kick for a foul on Shaun Cummings. Free kick crossed right-footed by Jobi McAnuff, clearance by Greg Cunningham.

58:58

Adam Le Fondre gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Guy Moussi. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Lewis McGugan, Unfair challenge on Kaspars Gorkss by Joel Lynch results in a free kick. Adam Federici takes the direct free kick.

57:44

Jobi McAnuff produces a cross, Guy Moussi gets a block in.

55:53

The official flags Adam Le Fondre offside. Lee Camp takes the free kick.

54:35

Lewis McGugan takes a shot. Save made by Adam Federici.

53:22

Greg Cunningham produces a left-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the target.

50:05

Shaun Cummings gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Greg Cunningham. Free kick crossed by Lewis McGugan, save made by Adam Federici.

45:01

Andy Reid is brought on as a substitute for Radoslaw Majewski.

39:45

Chris Gunter sends in a cross, Kaspars Gorkss manages to make a clearance.

38:12

Alex Pearce gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Marcus Tudgay. Lewis McGugan has an effort direct from the free kick, clearance made by Alex Pearce. Guy Moussi produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that goes over the bar.

37:02

Joseph Mills delivers the ball, clearance made by Luke Chambers.

36:23

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mathieu Manset by Lewis McGugan. Alex Pearce takes the direct free kick.

32:47

Unfair challenge on Lewis McGugan by Alex Pearce results in a free kick. Lewis McGugan has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.

32:29

The ball is sent over by Joseph Mills, clearance by Greg Cunningham.

31:54

The ball is swung over by Joseph Mills, Wes Morgan manages to make a clearance.

31:10

Guy Moussi fouled by Mathieu Manset, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Wes Morgan.

30:04

Chris Gunter delivers the ball, blocked by Alex Pearce. Corner taken right-footed by Lewis McGugan from the right by-line to the near post, Radoslaw Majewski produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the bar.

26:48

The ball is swung over by Greg Cunningham.

24:15

Mikele Leigertwood challenges Robbie Findley unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Lewis McGugan, Alex Pearce makes a clearance.

20:57

Centre by Chris Gunter, clearance by Shaun Cummings.

19:43

Mathieu Manset concedes a free kick for a foul on Joel Lynch. Wes Morgan takes the direct free kick.

18:57

Adam Le Fondre produces a left-footed shot from inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.

17:34

Corner taken by Jobi McAnuff from the right by-line played to the near post, Robbie Findley manages to make a clearance.

14:09

Jobi McAnuff takes a shot.

13:24

Hal Robson-Kanu produces a cross, clearance made by Joel Lynch. Corner taken by Jobi McAnuff played to the near post, clearance made by Robbie Findley.

11:28

Mathieu Manset is ruled offside. Wes Morgan restarts play with the free kick.

10:47

Marcus Tudgay is ruled offside. Adam Federici restarts play with the free kick.

8:59

The ball is delivered by Hal Robson-Kanu, save by Lee Camp.

7:38

Foul by Jobi McAnuff on Radoslaw Majewski, free kick awarded. Joel Lynch takes the direct free kick.

7:13

Adam Le Fondre crosses the ball, clearance by Chris Gunter.

2:20

Corner taken left-footed by Joseph Mills, clearance made by Luke Chambers.

2:03

The ball is sent over by Shaun Cummings, Wes Morgan makes a clearance.

1:13

Centre by Jobi McAnuff, Guy Moussi makes a clearance.

0:42

Foul by Wes Morgan on Mathieu Manset, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Joseph Mills.

Match Preview

Moussi back for Forest Guy Moussi returns from suspension for Nottingham Forest ahead of the visit of Reading. Moussi missed the 1-0 defeat to Hull at the City Ground on Saturday as he served a one-match ban following his red card in the victory at Blackpool the previous weekend. The French midfielder is likely to go straight back into the starting XI as Steve Cotterill looks for a response from his players after a first loss since his appointment as manager. "No disrespect to any of the other lads in midfield but we missed Guy Moussi's energy in there," Cotterill said. "That is a big factor in our game. We missed that against Hull. Both Jonathan Greening and Lewis McGugan did well but we definitely missed the energy that Moussi brings." The Reds will check on the fitness of Greg Cunningham after the on-loan defender was forced off with tight calves and hamstrings late on against Hull. Striker Ishmael Miller also has a groin issue. Reading manager Brian McDermott may draft Jay Tabb into his squad. Midfielder Tabb, who suffered a horrible head injury in the win at Burnley on October 15, missed the Championship clashes with Derby and Southampton towards the end of October and was not included in the matchday 16 which drew 0-0 at Crystal Palace on Saturday. However, Tabb is available for selection if required at the City Ground. McDermott has no new injury concerns for the meeting with Forest as Reading look to extend their eight-match unbeaten streak in the league. Winger Jimmy Kebe has shown no adverse reaction since making his return from a month on the sidelines two weeks ago and may start.

Formation:532Manager: Steve Cotterill

Nottm Forest

Formation: 442Manager: Brian McDermott

Reading

  • Lee Camp
  • Chris Gunter
  • Wes Morgan
  • Joel Lynch
  • Luke Chambers
  • Greg Cunningham
  • Radoslaw Majewski
  • Guy Moussi
  • Lewis McGugan
  • Marcus Tudgay
  • Robbie Findley
  • SUBS
  • Paul Smith
  • Matt Derbyshire
  • Andy Reid
  • Jonathan Greening
  • Brendan Moloney

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Match Report

Forest sneak past Royals Nottingham Forest edged away from the npower Championship relegation zone with a forgettable 1-0 victory thanks to Marcus Tudgay's second-half strike. The loss of key players and changes in personnel have left both sides a shadow of those that reached the play-offs last season, when Reading were beaten finalists at Wembley. Creating clear-cut chances was a struggle. Forest had a goal chalked off and Reading fortuitously hit the bar in the early stages. It looked destined for a goalless draw until Tudgay's control and shot on the turn settled the game in the 67th minute. Substitute Noel Hunt would have snatched a point for Reading but for a superb injury-time save from Forest goalkeeper Lee Camp. Guy Moussi returned to the Forest starting XI after suspension in one of two changes made by Steve Cotterill following his first defeat as Reds boss to Hull on Saturday the French midfielder replacing Jonathan Greening. A hernia complaint that requires surgery kept Ishmael Miller, fined by the Football Association today for comments made on social networking site Twitter, out of the squad so Robbie Findley was recalled in attack. Mathieu Manset came in for Simon Church in the only change made by Reading. Forest had the ball in the net after 11 minutes when Radoslaw Majewski's cross ricocheted into the path of Tudgay. The former Derby and Sheffield Wednesday striker finished superbly into the roof of the net from eight yards out but the referee's assistant had his flag raised for offside. Reading's nearest effort came four minutes later when Jobi McAnuff's cross from the left curled over Camp and struck the bar. The visitors threatened again in the 20th minute when Mikele Leigertwood's header back across goal found Adam Le Fondre at the back post, but the summer signing from Rotherham blazed over from a very acute angle. Forest almost caught Reading out with a well-worked corner on the half-hour. Lewis McGugan drilled in a low ball around the penalty spot where Majewski had found space, but the Pole sent his shot wide. McGugan created another opportunity five minutes before the break when his driven, low free-kick saw Tudgay benefit from another ricochet, but this time the 28-year-old's effort went over. Another McGugan free-kick at the start of the second half caused Reading problems. Goalkeeper Adam Federici, presumably distracted by players running across the flight of the ball, fumbled the inswinging cross before smothering the danger at the second attempt. McGugan and Tudgay managed to get shots away from the edge of the area but Federici barely had to move to save either effort. The breakthrough arrived just before the midway point of the second half. Reds captain Luke Chambers crossed from the right-hand side and, after killing the ball with his right foot 10 yards out at the near post, Tudgay turned and sent a shot with his left in off the far upright. McGugan and substitute Andy Reid worked Federici from outside the area late on, before Tudgay did likewise in injury time. Hunt came close to rescuing a draw for Reading but his header from eight yards produced a brilliant one-handed save from Camp. end

Form Guide

    LLLWWL
  • Nottm Forest
  • VS
  • Reading
  • WDWDDD

Last Meetings

  • Nottm Forest
  • 3 - 4
  • Reading
  • 09/04/2011
  • 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

Top Scorers

Nottm Forest

  • I Miller 3
  • R Majewski 2
  • G Boateng 1
  • M Tudgay 1
  • W Morgan 1
  • M Derbyshire 1
  • L McGugan 1
  • C Gunter 1
  • R Findley 1

Reading

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

Goals

Nottm Forest

    • Total goals 38
    • Goals per game 14
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • (For) 6 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 7 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Reading

    • Total goals 39
    • Goals per game 15
  • 1 (For) 1 (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) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 5 (For) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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