skip to content

  • Date:20 Aug 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Madejski Stadium
  • Attendance:15,878
  • Robson-Kanu - pen (73)
  • Foster (26) Done (67)
Goal!

Live Commentary

93mins

Craig Davies takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar.

92mins

Craig Davies takes a shot. Save by Adam Federici. Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Jim O'Brien, Andy Gray takes a shot. Adam Federici makes a save.

90mins

Simon Church sends in a cross, save by Luke Steele.

90mins

Effort from the edge of the area by Hal Robson-Kanu goes wide of the right-hand upright.

88mins

The ball is swung over by Ian Harte, clearance made by Jimmy McNulty.

86mins

Short corner taken by Jimmy Kebe. Ian Harte takes a shot. David Perkins gets a block in.

85mins

Scott Wiseman is booked.

84mins

Hal Robson-Kanu takes a shot. Save made by Luke Steele.

83mins

Foul by Jim O'Brien on Jobi McAnuff, free kick awarded. Ian Harte takes the indirect free kick. (Reading) makes a substitution, with Simon Church coming on for Noel Hunt.

81mins

Jim O'Brien takes a shot. Save made by Adam Federici.

80mins

Noel Hunt is caught offside. Luke Steele takes the free kick. Jim O'Brien is brought on as a substitute for Jacob Butterfield.

79mins

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Jobi McAnuff.

79mins

Mikele Leigertwood takes a shot. Stephen Foster gets a block in.

77mins

Andy Gray takes a shot. Adam Federici makes a save.

76mins

Outswinging corner taken by Jacob Butterfield from the right by-line.

75mins

Noel Hunt provided the assist for the goal.

73mins

Rob Edwards gives away a Penalty for an unfair challenge on Noel Hunt. Hal Robson-Kanu scores a placed penalty. Reading 1-2 Barnsley.

70mins

Brynjar Gunnarsson goes off and Mathieu Manset comes on.

68mins

Matty Done gets on the score sheet with a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Reading 0-2 Barnsley.The assist for the goal came from Jacob Butterfield.

66mins

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

65mins

Hal Robson-Kanu takes a shot. Rob Edwards gets a block in.

63mins

Jimmy McNulty is brought on as a substitute for Jay McEveley.

63mins

Shot by Mikele Leigertwood from just outside the area goes over the net.

63mins

Jacob Butterfield concedes a free kick for a foul on Jimmy Kebe. Ian Harte takes the free kick.

62mins

Inswinging corner taken by Ian Harte from the left by-line.

62mins

The ball is crossed by Jimmy Kebe, clearance by Jay McEveley.

60mins

The ball is swung over by Brynjar Gunnarsson.

59mins

Foul by Jacob Butterfield on Jobi McAnuff, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Ian Harte.

58mins

Danny Haynes leaves the field to be replaced by Andy Gray.

58mins

Centre by Jimmy Kebe, Headed effort from inside the area by Jem Karacan misses to the left of the target.

57mins

Hal Robson-Kanu fouled by Jay McEveley, the ref awards a Penalty. Jay McEveley goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. Penalty taken by Noel Hunt is saved by Luke Steele. Reading 0-1 Barnsley.

55mins

Jay McEveley gives away a Penalty for an unfair challenge on Jimmy Kebe. Placed penalty missed by Ian Harte.

54mins

The ball is sent over by Jimmy Kebe.

53mins

Jem Karacan has an effort at goal from the edge of the area that misses to the right of the target.

52mins

Hal Robson-Kanu crosses the ball, save made by Luke Steele.

52mins

The ball is delivered by Jimmy Kebe.

52mins

The ball is swung over by Jimmy Kebe, clearance made by Rob Edwards.

50mins

Corner from left by-line taken by Ian Harte.

49mins

Hal Robson-Kanu fouled by Stephen Foster, the ref awards a free kick. Booking for Stephen Foster for unsporting behaviour. Strike comes in from Ian Harte from the free kick, save by Luke Steele.

48mins

Hal Robson-Kanu is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Luke Steele takes the indirect free kick.

47mins

Foul by Jay McEveley on Noel Hunt, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Mikele Leigertwood.

44mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jacob Butterfield by Jobi McAnuff. Direct free kick taken by Bobby Hassell.

40mins

The ball is sent over by Craig Davies.

38mins

Rob Edwards challenges Hal Robson-Kanu unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ian Harte.

36mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Craig Davies by Mikele Leigertwood. Rob Edwards takes the free kick.

35mins

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

34mins

Hal Robson-Kanu is adjudged to have handled the ball. Direct free kick taken by Luke Steele.

33mins

Mikele Leigertwood challenges Craig Davies unfairly and gives away a free kick. Bobby Hassell takes the free kick.

32mins

Inswinging corner taken by Jobi McAnuff, Luke Steele makes a save.

32mins

Jobi McAnuff takes a shot. Save made by Luke Steele.

30mins

Jimmy Kebe decides to take a short corner, Foul by Jay McEveley on Jimmy Kebe, free kick awarded. Ian Harte crosses the ball, Alex Pearce takes a shot. Save made by Luke Steele.

29mins

Jem Karacan challenges David Perkins unfairly and gives away a free kick. David Perkins takes the free kick.

27mins

Craig Davies takes a shot. Adam Federici makes a save. Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Jacob Butterfield, Stephen Foster scores a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Reading 0-1 Barnsley.Jacob Butterfield provided the assist for the goal.

26mins

Foul by Alex Pearce on Craig Davies, free kick awarded. Jacob Butterfield restarts play with the free kick.

26mins

Jimmy Kebe produces a cross.

24mins

Jacob Butterfield takes a inswinging corner to the near post.

23mins

Craig Davies crosses the ball.

23mins

Mikele Leigertwood concedes a free kick for a foul on Jacob Butterfield. Jay McEveley takes the direct free kick.

20mins

The ball is crossed by Jimmy Kebe, save made by Luke Steele.

19mins

Jimmy Kebe produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the right-hand post.

18mins

Jay McEveley concedes a free kick for a foul on Jimmy Kebe. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Ian Harte from right wing, save made by Luke Steele.

16mins

Jobi McAnuff takes a shot. Save by Luke Steele.

16mins

Unfair challenge on Ian Harte by Jacob Butterfield results in a free kick. Ian Harte takes the direct free kick.

13mins

The assistant referee signals for offside against Noel Hunt. Luke Steele takes the indirect free kick.

12mins

The ball is crossed by Noel Hunt, Headed effort from inside the area by Jem Karacan misses to the right of the target.

10mins

Ian Harte takes a corner.

10mins

Noel Hunt handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Luke Steele takes the indirect free kick.

9mins

The referee blows for offside. Luke Steele restarts play with the free kick.

8mins

Unfair challenge on Jimmy Kebe by Bobby Hassell results in a free kick. Jem Karacan takes the direct free kick.

8mins

Unfair challenge on Bobby Hassell by Jimmy Kebe results in a free kick. Luke Steele takes the free kick.

7mins

Corner taken left-footed by Matty Done.

7mins

Corner taken left-footed by Matty Done from the right by-line, clearance made by Bongani Khumalo.

6mins

Danny Haynes takes a shot. Blocked by Alex Pearce.

6mins

Noel Hunt produces a cross, Luke Steele makes a save.

1mins

Corner from left by-line taken by Matty Done.

1mins

Jobi McAnuff takes a shot. Luke Steele makes a save.

Match Preview

Church back in service for Royals Reading boss Brian McDermott can call on the services of Wales international Simon Church for the visit of Barnsley, a side they have beaten in their four previous league meetings. Striker Church has trained all week after recovering from a thigh injury and may return to add some much-needed firepower to the side that has been missing since they lost last season's top scorer Shane Long to West Brom. Veteran full-back Andy Griffin suffered a hamstring injury during the 1-0 defeat to Portsmouth in midweek and is a doubt for the game. Shaun Cummings is very close to a return and could play if Griffin is ruled out while fellow defender Marcus Williams will again be absent because of injury. Barnsley manager Keith Hill has concerns over the fitness of several unnamed players for the game. The Tykes suffered a third successive home defeat in the space of a week on Tuesday and Hill revealed some of his players were struggling with various bumps and bruises. Striker Ricardo Vaz Te missed Tuesday night's 3-1 defeat to Middlesbrough due to a slight muscle tear and is unlikely to be rushed back as Hill chases his first league win of the season and first since taking charge. Defender Stephen Foster and goalkeeper Luke Steele returned to the side in midweek in place of Jim McNulty and David Preece respectively, while Jim O'Brien stepped in for summer signing Craig Davies. Steele turned in an impressive display and is expected to retain his place but despite coming under increasing pressure, Hill is unlikely to make any major changes other than those forced through injury.

Formation:442Manager: Brian McDermott

Reading

Formation: 451Manager: Keith Hill

Barnsley

  • Adam Federici
  • Brynjar Gunnarsson
  • Alex Pearce
  • Bongani Khumalo
  • Ian Harte
  • Jimmy Kebe
  • Mikele Leigertwood
  • Hal Robson-Kanu
  • Jobi McAnuff
  • Jem Karacan
  • Noel Hunt
  • SUBS
  • Alex McCarthy
  • Sean Morrison
  • Simon Church
  • Mathieu Manset
  • Jordan Obita

Home

Away

Match Report

Steele spot on for Tykes Luke Steele was Barnsley's hero with two penalty saves in as many second-half minutes as manager Keith Hill enjoyed his first victory in the Tykes hotseat, 2-1 over Reading. Hal Robson-Kanu eventually scored in the 74th minute when Reading were awarded an astonishing third spot kick, but by that time Stephen Foster and Matt Done had put Barnsley two goals to the good. One-time Manchester United youngster Steele had already completed a trio of fine stops to keep the hosts at bay before he kept out Ian Harte and Noel Hunt from 12 yards - both penalties coming via fouls from Barnsley full-back Jay McEveley. The visitors started in encouraging fashion, peppering the Reading penalty area with a flurry of corners. Having withstood the early barrage, Brian McDermott's side got into their passing, with Noel Hunt and Jimmy Kebe linking well on the right of the attack. Despite this initial ebb and flow, the game was low on chances until Barnsley took the lead slightly against the run of play in the 27th minute. This time a corner was successful for Hill's men as Foster escaped the attentions of the Royals defence to plant a diving header past Adam Federici from Jacob Butterfield's left-wing delivery Reading looked for an immediate response and Barnsley were indebted to Steele for preserving their lead with a pair of fine saves. With half an hour gone McEveley brought down Kebe in a dangerous position and Harte's free kick was headed goalwards by Alex Pearce, only for Steele to parry clear. Home captain Jobi McAnuff then cut in menacingly from the left before unleashing a fierce drive that Steele tipped over the crossbar. Reading turned up the pressure after the interval and Harte looked to take a more direct route to goal after Foster bundled Jem Karacan over. Steele was once again equal to the task, pushing the Irishman's effort round the post, and Karacan and Hunt wasted good opportunities before Reading's profligacy reached astounding levels. McEveley was penalised for a 56th-minute foul on Kebe inside the area and after some deliberation with countryman Hunt, Harte stepped up to take the kick. But Steele frustrated him once more as he guessed correctly to his left. A minute later McEveley made himself a repeat offender, infringing Robson-Kanu to give Hunt the chance to show Harte how it should be done from the spot. In the event he went for the same corner and Steele magnificently produced the same result. The host continued to be complicit in their own downfall shortly after the hour when a Harte corner looped over Steele and seemed destined for the net until Pearce applied an errant final touch to divert the ball back across the goal to safety. Barnsley then added insult to injury in the 68th minute as Matt Done, a summer signing from Hill's former club Rochdale, sprung the Reading offside trap to slot his side into a two-goal lead. Robson-Kanu then sent Steele the wrong way after Rob Edwards fouled Hunt, but Barnsley hung on.

Form Guide

    DWL
  • Reading
  • VS
  • Barnsley
  • DLL

Last Meetings

  • Barnsley
  • 0 - 1
  • Reading
  • 19/03/2011
  • Reading
  • 3 - 0
  • Barnsley
  • 25/09/2010
  • 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

Top Scorers

Reading

  • M Manset 2
  • N Hunt 1
  • H Robson-Kanu 1

Barnsley

    Goals

    Reading

      • Total goals 7
      • Goals per game 4
    • (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
    • (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
    • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
    • 3 (For) Period 81-90 mins

    Barnsley

      • Total goals 4
      • Goals per game 1
    • 1 (For) Period 0-10 mins
    • (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
    • (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
    • (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins

    possession


    advertisement

    advertisment