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  • Date:28 Sep 2013
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Madejski Stadium
  • Attendance:18,252
  • Guthrie (31) Guthrie (74)
    Guthrie (74)
Goal!

Live Commentary

The referee signals the end of the game.

94:08 +4.08

Alex McCarthy takes the free kick.

93:49 +3.49

The referee shows Nikola Zigic a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

93:36 +3.36

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Alex McCarthy by Nikola Zigic.

91:59 +1.59

The ball is sent over by Stephen Kelly.

90:15 +0.15

Sean Morrison manages to make a clearance.

89:44

A cross is delivered by Shane Ferguson.

88:24

Clearance by Callum Reilly.

87:31

Corner from the left by-line taken by Jesse Lingard.

87:12

Shot by Wade Elliott. A parry by Alex McCarthy prevents the goal.

86:43

Clearance by Dan Burn.

85:14

Sean Morrison manages to make a clearance.

85:01

Clearance by Sean Morrison.

84:32

Hal Robson-Kanu leaves the field to be replaced by Stephen Kelly.

82:50

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Paul Caddis by Jordan Obita.

82:22

Chris Gunter sends in a cross.

80:33

Centre by Paul Caddis.

79:59

Clearance made by Wayne Bridge.

79:23

Dan Burn makes a clearance.

79:05

(Reading) makes a substitution, with Jordan Obita coming on for Garath McCleary.

78:24

(Reading) makes a substitution, with Hope Akpan coming on for Adam Le Fondre.

77:08

Dan Burn makes a clearance.

75:40

Shane Ferguson replaces David Murphy.

74:11

Free kick scored by Danny Guthrie. Reading 2-0 Birmingham.

73:10

Foul by Paul Robinson on Hal Robson-Kanu, free kick awarded.

72:57

Clearance made by Dan Burn.

72:27

Christopher Burke takes a shot and cleared the net.

71:29

David Murphy delivers the ball.

70:43

Christopher Burke challenges Garath McCleary unfairly and gives away a free kick.

70:34

Clearance made by Alex Pearce.

70:02

Unfair challenge on Tom Adeyemi by Chris Baird results in a free kick.

69:31

Clearance by Jonathan Spector.

69:23

Clearance made by Alex Pearce.

67:44

The ball is sent over by David Murphy.

66:41

Shot by Tom Adeyemi. Blocked by Alex Pearce.

66:24

Clearance made by Dan Burn.

65:48

Nikola Zigic on for Matt Green.

65:13

Alex Pearce manages to make a clearance.

64:04

Dan Burn manages to make a clearance.

63:41

Garath McCleary takes a shot. Darren Randolph parries the ball away.

63:18

Jonathan Spector is shown a yellow card for dissent.

62:43

Paul Caddis manages to make a clearance.

62:19

Callum Reilly gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Hal Robson-Kanu.

62:01

Alex Pearce makes a clearance.

61:24

Clearance made by Alex Pearce.

60:55

Garath McCleary takes a shot and went wide left of the goal.

59:45

Paul Caddis takes the free kick.

58:40

The ball is swung over by Hal Robson-Kanu.

58:06

Shot by Christopher Burke went over.

57:09

Free kick taken by Alex McCarthy.

56:08

Clearance by Alex Pearce.

56:07

A cross is delivered by Christopher Burke.

55:17

The ball is crossed by Christopher Burke.

54:39

The official flags Pavel Pogrebnyak offside.

52:28

Jesse Lingard gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Gunter.

51:45

Clearance by Alex Pearce.

50:52

Adam Le Fondre is flagged offside by the assistant referee.

50:19

Matt Green gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Alex Pearce.

47:07

Wayne Bridge delivers the ball.

46:33

Dan Burn manages to make a clearance.

45:45

Jesse Lingard takes a shot. Alex McCarthy safely holds on.

The referee blows the whistle to start the second half.

45:18 +0.18

Alex Pearce manages to make a clearance.

45:13 +0.13

Free kick taken by Darren Randolph.

The whistle is blown to end the first half.

44:44

The official flags Adam Le Fondre offside.

43:10

Chris Gunter sends in a cross.

42:04

Clearance by Sean Morrison.

41:12

Wayne Bridge restarts play with the free kick.

40:49

Free kick awarded for a foul by Callum Reilly on Hal Robson-Kanu.

39:52

Christopher Burke sends in a cross.

38:38

Darren Randolph takes the free kick.

37:42

Garath McCleary delivers the ball.

35:51

Clearance made by Alex Pearce.

35:18

Jesse Lingard takes a shot and missed to the left of the net.

34:24

Clearance by Alex Pearce.

33:53

Adam Le Fondre takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the right of the target.

31:59

Clearance made by Sean Morrison.

31:18

Danny Guthrie finds the net with a shot from the free kick. Reading 1-0 Birmingham.

31:06

Free kick crossed by Danny Guthrie.

30:38

Christopher Burke is adjudged to have handled the ball.

29:22

Callum Reilly takes a shot. Alex McCarthy blocks the ball.

28:22

Adam Le Fondre crosses the ball.

26:30

Chris Baird challenges Callum Reilly unfairly and gives away a free kick.

25:27

Darren Randolph restarts play with the free kick.

24:03

Clearance by Sean Morrison.

22:06

Clearance made by Dan Burn.

21:22

Shot by Garath McCleary missed to the left of goal.

20:23

Clearance made by Jonathan Spector.

19:51

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Baird by Jesse Lingard.

16:35

Corner taken by Danny Guthrie.

15:21

Sean Morrison fouled by Matt Green, the ref awards a free kick.

13:31

Clearance made by Sean Morrison.

13:13

Tom Adeyemi makes a clearance.

13:04

Pavel Pogrebnyak has an effort at goal. Darren Randolph makes a block.

11:46

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Garath McCleary by Jesse Lingard.

11:30

Clearance by Paul Robinson.

9:57

Garath McCleary concedes a free kick for a foul on David Murphy.

8:20

Matt Green takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the right of the goal.

7:31

Darren Randolph restarts play with the free kick.

6:23

Clearance by Jonathan Spector.

5:47

Free kick crossed by Christopher Burke.

5:09

Free kick awarded for a foul by Garath McCleary on Jesse Lingard.

4:59

Jonathan Spector restarts play with the free kick.

4:49

Pavel Pogrebnyak concedes a free kick for a foul on Jonathan Spector.

4:33

Clearance by Dan Burn.

2:02

Tom Adeyemi fouled by Danny Guthrie, the ref awards a free kick.

1:30

Pavel Pogrebnyak fouled by Tom Adeyemi, the ref awards a free kick.

1:17

Clearance made by Jonathan Spector.

0:33

Clearance by Alex Pearce.

0:16

Clearance made by Alex Pearce.

The referee starts the match.

Match Preview

Sharp set for Royals bow Reading have added striker Billy Sharp to their squad for the visit of Birmingham after he joined on loan from Southampton. Left-back Wayne Bridge should return after a knee injury while wingers Jobi McAnuff (ankle) and Royston Drenthe and midfielder Danny Williams (both foot) will be checked over after missing last weekend's win at Derby. Danny Guthrie will play on despite a shoulder problem but fellow midfielder Jem Karacan faces a long spell out with a knee injury. Mikele Leigertwood (ankle) and Jason Roberts (hip) are on the mend after long-term injuries but are not ready to return. Birmingham have received several selection boosts. Towering striker Nikola Zigic returns to contention having not featured at all this season due to a back injury, while midfielder Wade Elliott is also back in the fold after missing Tuesday's impressive 3-1 Capital One Cup victory over Swansea due to a knock. Blues are further boosted by the returns of on-loan duo Jesse Lingard and Kyle Bartley, who were both ineligible to feature in midweek, as well as goalkeeper Darren Randolph and defender David Murphy, who were both rested against the Swans. However, Akwasi Asante, Lee Novak and Hayden Mullins continue to miss out due to minor injuries.

Formation:442Manager: Nigel Adkins

Reading

Formation: 343Manager: Lee Clark

Birmingham

  • Alex McCarthy
  • Chris Gunter
  • Sean Morrison
  • Alex Pearce
  • Wayne Bridge
  • Hal Robson-Kanu
  • Chris Baird
  • Danny Guthrie
  • Garath McCleary
  • Pavel Pogrebnyak
  • Adam Le Fondre
  • SUBS
  • Billy Sharp
  • Adam Federici
  • Stephen Kelly
  • Hope Akpan
  • Kaspars Gorkss
  • Shaun Cummings
  • Jordan Obita

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Match Report

Form Guide

    DLWDWW
  • Reading
  • VS
  • Birmingham
  • LLDLLW

Last Meetings

  • Birmingham
  • 2 - 0
  • Reading
  • 28/04/2012
  • Reading
  • 1 - 0
  • Birmingham
  • 06/11/2011
  • Reading
  • 1 - 2
  • Birmingham
  • 03/05/2009
  • Birmingham
  • 1 - 3
  • Reading
  • 20/12/2008
  • Reading
  • 2 - 0
  • Birmingham
  • 31/01/1998
  • Birmingham
  • 3 - 0
  • Reading
  • 23/08/1997

Top Scorers

Reading

  • A Le Fondre 3
  • P Pogrebnyak 2
  • J Karacan 2
  • D Guthrie 1
  • N Blackman 1

Birmingham

  • J Lingard 4
  • C Burke 2
  • M Green 1

Goals

Reading

    • Total goals 18
    • Goals per game 11
  • 1 (For) Period 0-10 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Birmingham

    • Total goals 15
    • Goals per game 8
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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