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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

95mins

The referee signals the end of the game.

95mins

Alex McCarthy takes the free kick.

94mins

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

94mins

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

92mins

The ball is sent over by Stephen Kelly.

91mins

Sean Morrison manages to make a clearance.

90mins

A cross is delivered by Shane Ferguson.

89mins

Clearance by Callum Reilly.

88mins

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

88mins

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

87mins

Clearance by Dan Burn.

86mins

Sean Morrison manages to make a clearance.

86mins

Clearance by Sean Morrison.

85mins

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

83mins

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

83mins

Chris Gunter sends in a cross.

81mins

Centre by Paul Caddis.

80mins

Clearance made by Wayne Bridge.

80mins

Dan Burn makes a clearance.

80mins

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

79mins

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

78mins

Dan Burn makes a clearance.

76mins

Shane Ferguson replaces David Murphy.

75mins

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

74mins

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

73mins

Clearance made by Dan Burn.

73mins

Christopher Burke takes a shot and cleared the net.

72mins

David Murphy delivers the ball.

71mins

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

71mins

Clearance made by Alex Pearce.

71mins

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

70mins

Clearance by Jonathan Spector.

70mins

Clearance made by Alex Pearce.

68mins

The ball is sent over by David Murphy.

67mins

Shot by Tom Adeyemi. Blocked by Alex Pearce.

67mins

Clearance made by Dan Burn.

66mins

Nikola Zigic on for Matt Green.

66mins

Alex Pearce manages to make a clearance.

65mins

Dan Burn manages to make a clearance.

64mins

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

64mins

Jonathan Spector is shown a yellow card for dissent.

63mins

Paul Caddis manages to make a clearance.

63mins

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

63mins

Alex Pearce makes a clearance.

62mins

Clearance made by Alex Pearce.

61mins

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

60mins

Paul Caddis takes the free kick.

59mins

The ball is swung over by Hal Robson-Kanu.

59mins

Shot by Christopher Burke went over.

58mins

Free kick taken by Alex McCarthy.

57mins

Clearance by Alex Pearce.

57mins

A cross is delivered by Christopher Burke.

56mins

The ball is crossed by Christopher Burke.

55mins

The official flags Pavel Pogrebnyak offside.

53mins

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

52mins

Clearance by Alex Pearce.

51mins

Adam Le Fondre is flagged offside by the assistant referee.

51mins

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

48mins

Wayne Bridge delivers the ball.

47mins

Dan Burn manages to make a clearance.

46mins

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

46mins

The referee blows the whistle to start the second half.

46mins

Alex Pearce manages to make a clearance.

46mins

Free kick taken by Darren Randolph.

45mins

The whistle is blown to end the first half.

45mins

The official flags Adam Le Fondre offside.

44mins

Chris Gunter sends in a cross.

43mins

Clearance by Sean Morrison.

42mins

Wayne Bridge restarts play with the free kick.

41mins

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

40mins

Christopher Burke sends in a cross.

39mins

Darren Randolph takes the free kick.

38mins

Garath McCleary delivers the ball.

36mins

Clearance made by Alex Pearce.

36mins

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

35mins

Clearance by Alex Pearce.

34mins

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

32mins

Clearance made by Sean Morrison.

32mins

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

32mins

Free kick crossed by Danny Guthrie.

31mins

Christopher Burke is adjudged to have handled the ball.

30mins

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

29mins

Adam Le Fondre crosses the ball.

27mins

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

26mins

Darren Randolph restarts play with the free kick.

25mins

Clearance by Sean Morrison.

23mins

Clearance made by Dan Burn.

22mins

Shot by Garath McCleary missed to the left of goal.

21mins

Clearance made by Jonathan Spector.

20mins

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

17mins

Corner taken by Danny Guthrie.

16mins

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

14mins

Clearance made by Sean Morrison.

14mins

Tom Adeyemi makes a clearance.

14mins

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

12mins

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

12mins

Clearance by Paul Robinson.

10mins

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

9mins

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

8mins

Darren Randolph restarts play with the free kick.

7mins

Clearance by Jonathan Spector.

6mins

Free kick crossed by Christopher Burke.

6mins

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

5mins

Jonathan Spector restarts play with the free kick.

5mins

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

5mins

Clearance by Dan Burn.

3mins

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

2mins

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

2mins

Clearance made by Jonathan Spector.

1mins

Clearance by Alex Pearce.

1mins

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

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