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  • Date:25 Sep 2010
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Madejski Stadium
  • Kebe (77) Harte (90)
    Robson-Kanu (90)
Goal!

Live Commentary

The referee brings the game to a close.

94:26 +4.26

Adam Hammill produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the target.

92:42 +2.42

Hal Robson-Kanu finds the net with a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Reading 3-0 Barnsley.

91:31 +1.31

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Adam Hammill by Jobi McAnuff. Jobi McAnuff goes into the book for unsporting behaviour. Adam Hammill is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour. Adam Hammill takes the direct free kick.

89:56

Jimmy Kebe fouled by Nathan Doyle, the ref awards a free kick. Ian Harte hits the back of the net with a goal direct from the free kick from just outside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Reading 2-0 Barnsley.

88:26

Goran Lovre decides to take a short corner. Shot by Goran Lovre from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.

88:12

Adam Hammill takes a shot. Adam Federici makes a save.

87:52

Hal Robson-Kanu takes a shot. Bobby Hassell gets a block in.

86:39

Jimmy Kebe delivers the ball, save by Luke Steele.

85:52

Corner taken right-footed by Jobi McAnuff to the near post, clearance made by Bobby Hassell.

84:29

Noel Hunt comes on in place of Shane Long.

83:25

The ball is sent over by Hal Robson-Kanu, clearance made by Stephen Foster.

82:58

Corner taken left-footed by Hal Robson-Kanu.

82:02

Jobi McAnuff fouled by Goran Lovre, the ref awards a free kick. Ian Harte takes the free kick.

82:02

Unfair challenge on Jobi McAnuff by Goran Lovre results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ian Harte. Jobi McAnuff takes a shot. Blocked by Goran Lovre.

79:32

Goran Lovre fouled by Matt Mills, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Bobby Hassell.

79:04

Foul by Hal Robson-Kanu on Bobby Hassell, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Luke Steele.

77:42

Jimmy Kebe finds the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Reading 1-0 Barnsley.Assist on the goal came from Jobi McAnuff.

77:27

The ball is delivered by Ian Harte, Luke Potter makes a clearance.

76:28

Goran Lovre concedes a free kick for a foul on Alex Pearce. Direct free kick taken by Adam Federici.

75:24

Chris Wood is ruled offside. Adam Federici takes the direct free kick.

74:38

The ball is crossed by Luke Potter, clearance by Ian Harte.

74:05

Shane Long takes a shot. Save by Luke Steele.

73:39

Centre by Jimmy Kebe, clearance made by Jason Shackell.

72:50

Unfair challenge on Shane Long by Stephen Foster results in a free kick. Stephen Foster booked for unsporting behaviour. Direct free kick taken by Jobi McAnuff.

72:04

(Barnsley) makes a substitution, with Goran Lovre coming on for Hugo Colace. Hal Robson-Kanu joins the action as a substitute, replacing Simon Church.

70:56

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Adam Hammill by Shane Long. The ball is swung over by Adam Hammill, Diego Arismendi produces a header from close range which goes wide of the left-hand post.

69:54

Ian Harte takes the inswinging corner, Jason Shackell makes a clearance.

69:47

The ball is crossed by Jimmy Kebe, Jason Shackell makes a clearance.

69:10

A cross is delivered by Jimmy Kebe, save by Luke Steele.

68:02

Adam Hammill takes a shot. Save made by Adam Federici.

67:10

Chris Armstrong leaves the field to be replaced by Alex Pearce.

65:50

Jimmy Kebe delivers the ball, save by Luke Steele.

64:00

Diego Arismendi gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jem Karacan. The referee shows Diego Arismendi a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Strike comes in from Ian Harte from the free kick.

63:26

Jimmy Kebe takes a shot. Blocked by Luke Potter.

62:36

Jason Shackell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Shane Long. Direct free kick taken by Ian Harte.

62:02

Chris Wood challenges Ian Harte unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Adam Federici.

60:23

Zurab Khizanishvili gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Wood. Zurab Khizanishvili receives a red card for second bookable offence. Jim O'Brien takes the direct free kick.

59:33

Zurab Khizanishvili gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Luke Potter. Luke Steele restarts play with the free kick.

59:12

Inswinging corner taken by Jobi McAnuff from the left by-line, clearance made by Luke Potter.

58:10

Hugo Colace decides to take the corner short.

57:18

Handball by Chris Armstrong. Chris Armstrong shown a yellow card. Direct free kick taken by Bobby Hassell.

56:49

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Jobi McAnuff, Hugo Colace manages to make a clearance.

56:07

Free kick awarded for a foul by Nathan Doyle on Jobi McAnuff. Matt Mills restarts play with the free kick.

55:16

Corner taken left-footed by Ian Harte from the right by-line to the near post, Luke Steele makes a save.

55:08

Centre by Jimmy Kebe, blocked by Luke Potter.

52:56

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Diego Arismendi by Matt Mills. Direct free kick taken by Adam Hammill.

51:24

Jem Karacan concedes a free kick for a foul on Luke Potter. Booking for Jem Karacan for unsporting behaviour. Free kick taken by Luke Potter.

50:41

Foul by Shane Long on Hugo Colace, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Jason Shackell.

50:08

Chris Wood concedes a free kick for a foul on Zurab Khizanishvili. Matt Mills restarts play with the free kick.

49:41

Jobi McAnuff takes a inswinging corner to the near post.

49:26

Simon Church takes a shot. Jim O'Brien gets a block in.

48:24

Corner taken left-footed by Ian Harte, Header from deep inside the area by Matt Mills goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

48:11

Corner taken by Jobi McAnuff from the left by-line, clearance by Jason Shackell.

47:41

Inswinging corner taken by Ian Harte, Simon Church takes a shot. Blocked by Bobby Hassell.

47:33

Shane Long sends in a cross, blocked by Luke Potter.

46:24

Inswinging corner taken by Jobi McAnuff from the left by-line, Simon Church challenges Luke Steele unfairly and gives away a free kick. Luke Steele restarts play with the free kick.

46:11

Shane Long takes a shot. Save made by Luke Steele.

45:14 +0.14

Corner taken by Jobi McAnuff, clearance by Jason Shackell.

45:01

Nathan Doyle comes on in place of Garry O'Connor.

44:03

The ball is sent over by Simon Church, Shane Long takes a shot. Blocked by Bobby Hassell. Corner taken right-footed by Jobi McAnuff, Chris Wood makes a clearance. Foul by Simon Church on Luke Steele, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Luke Steele.

43:05

Jobi McAnuff is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Luke Steele.

42:12

Zurab Khizanishvili produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the target.

41:35

Centre by Jimmy Kebe, Shane Long takes a shot. Luke Potter gets a block in. Ian Harte takes the inswinging corner, Jason Shackell manages to make a clearance.

40:59

Garry O'Connor has an effort at goal from outside the area which goes wide left of the target.

40:02

Stephen Foster challenges Simon Church unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ian Harte takes the free kick.

39:28

Simon Church is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Luke Steele.

38:24

Chris Wood is ruled offside. Matt Mills takes the indirect free kick.

37:50

Matt Mills produces a right-footed shot from inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.

37:26

Inswinging corner taken by Ian Harte from the right by-line played to the near post.

36:49

Diego Arismendi concedes a free kick for a foul on Shaun Cummings. Ian Harte crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, save by Luke Steele.

35:43

The ball is delivered by Jimmy Kebe, blocked by Stephen Foster. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Ian Harte from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Hugo Colace.

35:10

Handball by Shane Long. Jason Shackell takes the direct free kick.

34:46

Garry O'Connor concedes a free kick for a foul on Shaun Cummings. Adam Federici restarts play with the free kick.

32:48

Chris Wood fouled by Matt Mills, the ref awards a free kick. Chris Wood takes the direct free kick. Foul by Zurab Khizanishvili on Adam Hammill, free kick awarded. Zurab Khizanishvili is given a yellow card. Free kick crossed right-footed by Adam Hammill from left channel. Hugo Colace delivers the ball, Chris Wood takes a shot. Save by Adam Federici.

31:34

Foul by Jobi McAnuff on Jim O'Brien, free kick awarded. Adam Hammill has an effort direct from the free kick, save made by Adam Federici.

29:52

Corner taken left-footed by Ian Harte.

29:43

The ball is delivered by Jimmy Kebe, clearance by Luke Potter.

26:51

Foul by Diego Arismendi on Ian Harte, free kick awarded. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Jobi McAnuff, Chris Wood makes a clearance.

25:16

Corner from the right by-line taken by Ian Harte, Simon Church has an effort at goal from close range which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

25:07

The ball is sent over by Jimmy Kebe, Bobby Hassell manages to make a clearance.

23:55

Adam Hammill takes a shot. Adam Federici makes a save.

22:53

Unfair challenge on Matt Mills by Chris Wood results in a free kick. Adam Federici takes the free kick.

22:09

Jay McEveley goes off and Luke Potter comes on.

21:45

Simon Church is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Luke Steele takes the free kick.

19:50

Jim O'Brien gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jem Karacan. Direct free kick taken by Ian Harte.

19:19

Centre by Jobi McAnuff, Simon Church takes a shot. Save by Luke Steele.

17:43

Corner taken by Ian Harte played to the near post, clearance by Bobby Hassell.

17:36

The ball is delivered by Simon Church, Jason Shackell gets a block in.

15:24

Centre by Simon Church, Headed effort on goal by Shane Long from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.

14:50

Centre by Jim O'Brien, Effort from the edge of the penalty area by Chris Wood goes wide of the left-hand post.

13:10

Foul by Stephen Foster on Simon Church, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed by Ian Harte, Jay McEveley makes a clearance.

11:53

Chris Armstrong gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jim O'Brien. Stephen Foster takes the free kick.

9:24

Shaun Cummings gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Adam Hammill. Luke Steele takes the free kick.

9:00

Ian Harte crosses the ball, clearance made by Diego Arismendi.

8:28

The ball is swung over by Jobi McAnuff, blocked by Stephen Foster.

7:53

Inswinging corner taken by Ian Harte.

6:51

Jobi McAnuff takes a shot. Jason Shackell gets a block in.

6:42

Jimmy Kebe crosses the ball, blocked by Jason Shackell.

5:01

Jimmy Kebe crosses the ball, Headed effort from inside the penalty area by Matt Mills misses to the right of the target.

4:28

Jimmy Kebe decides to take the corner short, The ball is swung over by Ian Harte, Jason Shackell manages to make a clearance.

0:55

Corner taken by Jobi McAnuff, save by Luke Steele.

0:24

Jobi McAnuff fouled by Bobby Hassell, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ian Harte.

The game gets underway.

The referee calls an end to the first half.

The game restarts for the second half.

Match Preview

Howard banned for Royals Reading boss Brian McDermott will be without midfielder Brian Howard for the clash with Barnsley as he starts a three-match ban. The 27-year-old received a straight red card for a late tackle against Middlesbrough and will miss out against his former club. Hal Robson Kanu, Michail Antonio and Jake Taylor will fight it out to replace him while Jay Tabb's ankle injury rules him out. Noel Hunt or Simon Church could return to the side if McDermott continues with a 4-4-2 formation although it is expected he will revert to his favoured 4-5-1 following the defeat against Boro. The game is likely to come too soon for Andy Griffin and Julian Kelly as both continue to recover from hamstring injuries but club captain Ivar Ingimarsson and Chris Armstrong could be fit enough to take their place on the bench after reserve team run-outs. Barnsley's latest loan signing Chris Wood will go straight into the squad. The 18-year-old Kiwi has completed a 93-day emergency loan move from West Brom and is in contention. Midfielder Hugo Colace is expected to return to the squad after missing the last three games due to a calf injury. Manager Mark Robins has no new injury or suspension problems and is not expected to make too many changes following last week's home draw with Derby. The point was enough to lift Barnsley into the top half of the table but Robins' side have yet to register a league win away from home this season and have taken only one point from three matches.

Formation:442Manager: Brian McDermott

Reading

Formation: 442Manager: Mark Robins

Barnsley

  • Adam Federici
  • Shaun Cummings
  • Matt Mills
  • Zurab Khizanishvili
  • Ian Harte
  • Jobi McAnuff
  • Jem Karacan
  • Chris Armstrong
  • Jimmy Kebe
  • Simon Church
  • Shane Long
  • SUBS
  • Alex McCarthy
  • Marcus Williams
  • Noel Hunt
  • Michail Antonio
  • Hal Robson-Kanu
  • Jake Taylor
  • Alex Pearce

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Match Report

Kebe inspires 10-man Royals to the win Jimmy Kebe's virtuoso performance proved the difference as 10-man Reading secured a well-deserved victory over Barnsley at the Madejski Stadium. After dominating the game without reward, the Royals found themselves behind the eight ball midway through the second half when Zurab Khizanishvili was sent off. However, the Tykes failed to make use of their advantage as Kebe capped a sensational individual performance with a 78th-minute goal, before Ian Harte and Hal Robson-Kanu topped the result off with late strikes. Going into the game desperate for three points to kick-start their season, Reading did much of the early running with Jobi McAnuff looking particularly threatening. The former Wimbledon and Crystal Palace winger played in a wonderful ball to Simon Church, which the striker just failed to convert, before seeing his fizzing shot blocked by Jason Shackell. They should have got the reward their endeavour deserved in the 16th minute, but Church headed just wide after an excellent cross from Kebe. The striker had an even better chance moments later, only to see his glancing header saved by Luke Steele. If McAnuff was impressive, it paled in comparison to Kebe, who was in truly irresistible form, nearly forcing Stephen Foster into an own goal. Barnsley started to get a foothold in the game midway through the half, although their neat passing failed to fashion opportunities. Brian McDermott's troops, meanwhile, remained as dangerous as ever going forward, Matt Mills hitting just over the crossbar from six yards after Harte's corner. Reading picked up where they left off at the start of the second half, but continued to find an opener increasingly elusive. The Tykes were showing glimpses of the danger they posed, though, as Chris Wood forced a good save from Adam Federici . And the visitors' cause was helped moments later when Khizanishvili, on loan from Blackburn, was sent off for a bookable offence - both of which were controversial - much to the dismay of the home support. If anything, the decision seemed to have a galvanising effect on the Royals who continued to push forward in numbers despite their disadvantage. As the game wore on, Barnsley's one-man advantage began to take its toll and they started to fashion opportunities, Adam Hammill forcing a save from Federici courtesy of a long-range effort, before Diego Arismendi headed just wide. The tricky Kebe continued to cause all sorts of problems, though, bamboozling the Tykes' backline en route to putting in a great cross which Robson-Kanu could not direct goalwards. Kebe got his just rewards moments later, capitalising on McAnuff's excellent left-wing cross to get in front of the defender and beat Steele with a bullet header. McAnuff nearly made it 2-0 moments later through a deflected free-kick, but it went inches wide. However, they did get a second when, after Nathan Doyle brought down Kebe on the edge of the area, Harte fired home the resulting 20-yard free-kick, before Robson-Kanu added gloss to the scoreline in injury time.

Form Guide

    DDWWDL
  • Reading
  • VS
  • Barnsley
  • WDWLWD

Last Meetings

  • Reading
  • 1 - 0
  • Barnsley
  • 30/01/2010
  • Barnsley
  • 1 - 3
  • Reading
  • 29/08/2009
  • Reading
  • 0 - 0
  • Barnsley
  • 18/04/2009
  • Barnsley
  • 0 - 1
  • Reading
  • 06/12/2008
  • Reading
  • 1 - 2
  • Barnsley
  • 31/03/1997
  • Barnsley
  • 3 - 0
  • Reading
  • 28/08/1996

Top Scorers

Reading

  • JB Kebe 3
  • M Mills 1
  • A Pearce 1

Barnsley

  • A Hammill 4
  • G O'Connor 1
  • A Gray 1
  • J McEveley 1
  • J Shackell 1
  • J O'Brien 1
  • DH Arismendi 1

Goals

Reading

    • Total goals 17
    • Goals per game 9
  • (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) Period 81-90 mins

Barnsley

    • Total goals 21
    • Goals per game 13
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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