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  • Date:22 Feb 2014
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Madejski Stadium
  • Attendance:18,858
Goal!

Live Commentary

The referee blows for the end of the match.

99:05 +9.05

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Taylor by Kaspars Gorkss.

98:27 +8.27

Clearance by Adam Henley.

98:14 +8.14

Chris Gunter produces a cross.

97:20 +7.20

The referee books Chris Taylor for unsporting behaviour.

97:06 +7.06

Chris Taylor challenges Adam Le Fondre unfairly and gives away a free kick.

96:23 +6.23

Royston Drenthe makes a clearance.

95:51 +5.51

Corner from the left by-line taken by Danny Guthrie.

95:38 +5.38

Clearance made by Luke Varney.

95:00 +5.00

Unfair challenge on Danny Guthrie by Lee Williamson results in a free kick.

94:16 +4.16

Royston Drenthe produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick. Lee Williamson gets a block in.

93:51 +3.51

Matthew Kilgallon handles the ball and concedes a free kick.

92:14 +2.14

Royston Drenthe fouled by Tommy Spurr, the ref awards a free kick.

91:35 +1.35

Danny Guthrie is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.

91:16 +1.16

Craig Conway fouled by Danny Guthrie, the ref awards a free kick.

91:06 +1.06

Header at goal by Kaspars Gorkss to the left of the net.

90:32 +0.32

Free kick crossed by Royston Drenthe.

90:11 +0.11

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Hal Robson-Kanu by Lee Williamson.

89:26

Alex Pearce makes a clearance.

88:15

Clearance made by Jason Lowe.

88:03

Free kick awarded for a foul by Tommy Spurr on Hal Robson-Kanu.

87:54

Corner from the left by-line taken by Craig Conway.

86:58

Clearance made by Chris Gunter.

85:54

Clearance made by Alex Pearce.

85:08

Foul by Hal Robson-Kanu on Lee Williamson, free kick awarded.

84:07

Free kick crossed by Craig Conway.

82:58

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Craig Conway by Royston Drenthe.

82:08

Clearance by Matthew Kilgallon.

81:29

Luke Varney concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Gunter.

80:34

The ball is delivered by Danny Guthrie.

80:20

Hal Robson-Kanu produces a cross.

77:57

Luke Varney gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Gunter.

77:38

Luke Varney joins the action as a substitute, replacing Rudy Gestede.

76:20

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kaspars Gorkss by Rudy Gestede.

75:23

Jordan Obita challenges Jordan Rhodes unfairly and gives away a free kick.

74:33

Foul by Lee Williamson on Danny Guthrie, free kick awarded.

72:54

Shot by Royston Drenthe went over the crossbar.

72:01

Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Craig Conway and misses to the right of the goal.

70:46

Danny Guthrie challenges Chris Taylor unfairly and gives away a free kick.

70:40

The ball is sent over by Tommy Spurr.

69:15

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Craig Conway by Royston Drenthe.

68:14

Alex Pearce makes a clearance.

66:41

Clearance made by Matthew Kilgallon.

66:36

Clearance made by Grant Hanley.

66:36

Hal Robson-Kanu takes a shot. Adam Henley gets a block in.

66:18

Jason Lowe makes a clearance.

62:53

Lee Williamson challenges Royston Drenthe unfairly and gives away a free kick.

62:51

Corner taken by Craig Conway from the .

61:51

(Reading) makes a substitution, with Danny Guthrie coming on for Hope Akpan.

61:40

Hal Robson-Kanu replaces Pavel Pogrebnyak.

61:24

Garath McCleary leaves the field to be replaced by Royston Drenthe.

60:49

Daniel Williams concedes a free kick for a foul on Craig Conway.

60:39

Daniel Williams takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Adam Henley gets a block in.

60:36

Tommy Spurr makes a clearance.

60:34

Corner taken by Jobi McAnuff.

60:13

Grant Hanley makes a clearance.

58:39

Tom Cairney goes off and Chris Taylor comes on.

55:59

Free kick taken by Alex Pearce.

55:35

Pavel Pogrebnyak fouled by Matthew Kilgallon, the ref awards a free kick.

54:54

Tommy Spurr makes a clearance.

52:29

The ball is delivered by Garath McCleary.

49:41

Matthew Kilgallon manages to make a clearance.

The second half kicks off.

The referee calls an end to the first half.

46:54 +1.54

Matthew Kilgallon manages to make a clearance.

45:52 +0.52

Corner taken by Jordan Obita.

45:06 +0.06

Matthew Kilgallon manages to make a clearance.

43:39

Jason Lowe manages to make a clearance.

43:08

Foul by Tom Cairney on Jordan Obita, free kick awarded.

42:58

Clearance by Grant Hanley.

41:56

Jobi McAnuff receives a caution.

41:32

Rudy Gestede fouled by Jobi McAnuff, the ref awards a free kick.

40:21

A cross is delivered by Craig Conway.

40:03

Daniel Williams restarts play with the free kick.

39:51

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Daniel Williams by Lee Williamson.

38:52

Jordan Obita sends in a cross.

38:17

Corner taken by Craig Conway.

37:56

Jordan Rhodes takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Alex McCarthy parries the ball away.

35:29

Craig Conway scores with a left foot finish. Reading 0-1 Blackburn.

34:03

Booking for Jason Lowe for unsporting behaviour.

33:53

Jason Lowe gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Daniel Williams.

33:34

Clearance made by Alex Pearce.

32:13

Clearance by Tommy Spurr.

31:20

Clearance by Alex Pearce.

29:39

Paul Robinson restarts play with the free kick.

29:08

Garath McCleary concedes a free kick for a foul on Tom Cairney.

27:37

Matthew Kilgallon manages to make a clearance.

26:29

Foul by Alex Pearce on Jordan Rhodes, free kick awarded.

25:22

A cross is delivered by Adam Le Fondre.

23:36

Corner taken by Jobi McAnuff from the left by-line.

22:06

Craig Conway delivers the ball.

21:06

Shot by Daniel Williams. Blocked by Craig Conway.

20:40

A cross is delivered by Jordan Rhodes.

20:21

Alex Pearce takes the free kick.

19:37

Foul by Lee Williamson on Pavel Pogrebnyak, free kick awarded.

18:38

Shot by Jordan Rhodes. Chris Gunter gets a block in.

18:30

Free kick taken by Paul Robinson.

18:05

Jordan Rhodes fouled by Jordan Obita, the ref awards a free kick.

17:53

Header at goal by Pavel Pogrebnyak to the left of the net.

17:50

The ball is crossed by Jobi McAnuff.

17:10

Corner taken by Jobi McAnuff.

15:51

Alex Pearce makes a clearance.

14:57

Alex McCarthy takes the free kick.

14:34

Chris Gunter fouled by Tommy Spurr, the ref awards a free kick.

13:31

Alex Pearce makes a clearance.

11:23

Clearance by Matthew Kilgallon.

11:18

Garath McCleary delivers the ball.

9:57

Unfair challenge on Daniel Williams by Jason Lowe results in a free kick.

9:32

Clearance by Kaspars Gorkss.

8:28

Matthew Kilgallon concedes a free kick for a foul on Adam Le Fondre.

8:08

The ball is delivered by Tom Cairney.

7:08

Clearance made by Alex Pearce.

5:01

The official flags Adam Le Fondre offside.

4:24

Jobi McAnuff takes a shot. Paul Robinson makes a block.

2:58

Clearance by Kaspars Gorkss.

2:10

Paul Robinson restarts play with the free kick.

1:09

The ball is swung over by Jordan Obita.

0:21

Jobi McAnuff sends in a cross.

The game begins.

Match Preview

Gorkss free to face Rovers Reading boss Nigel Adkins could name an unchanged starting line-up for the eighth successive match at home to Blackburn after Kaspars Gorkss saw his four-game suspension overturned. The Royals this week won their appeal against centre-back Gorkss' dismissal in last Sunday's impressive 3-1 victory at promotion rivals QPR. That means Adkins is able to stick with the same XI which triumphed at Loftus Road, leaving the Berkshire club sixth in the Sky Bet Championship table. Wayne Bridge and Sean Morrison (both knee) are closing in on their comebacks but Mikele Leigertwood (ankle), Jason Roberts (hip) and Jem Karacan (cruciate) remain a way off. Corry Evans could make his first Blackburn appearance since October when Gary Bowyer's men visit the Madejski Stadium. The central midfielder has been troubled by ankle ligament problems but, after two appearances for Rovers' Under-21s recently, he could play a cameo role as Bowyer, who will serve a touchline ban for this game, looks to ease him back in. Full-back Adam Henley is fully-fit again after an Achilles problem, striker Rudy Gestede has overcome a minor knock and Luke Varney and Craig Conway will hoping to make their full debuts. Blackburn have not played a game in two weeks but they remain without midfield trio Josh King (hamstring), Dickson Etuhu (ankle) and Ben Marshall (ankle).

Formation:442Manager: Nigel Adkins

Reading

Formation: 442Manager: Gary Bowyer

Blackburn

  • Alex McCarthy
  • Chris Gunter
  • Alex Pearce
  • Kaspars Gorkss
  • Jordan Obita
  • Garath McCleary
  • Daniel Williams
  • Hope Akpan
  • Jobi McAnuff
  • Pavel Pogrebnyak
  • Adam Le Fondre
  • SUBS
  • Adam Federici
  • Stephen Kelly
  • Royston Drenthe
  • Hal Robson-Kanu
  • Danny Guthrie
  • Nick Blackman
  • Michael Hector

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Match Report

Form Guide

    WLWWLW
  • Reading
  • VS
  • Blackburn
  • WLDDWD

Last Meetings

  • Blackburn
  • 0 - 0
  • Reading
  • 23/11/2013
  • Blackburn
  • 1 - 1
  • Reading
  • 02/05/1988
  • Reading
  • 0 - 0
  • Blackburn
  • 28/11/1987
  • Blackburn
  • 0 - 0
  • Reading
  • 14/04/1987
  • Reading
  • 4 - 0
  • Blackburn
  • 04/10/1986

Top Scorers

Reading

  • A Le Fondre 11
  • P Pogrebnyak 8
  • D Guthrie 4
  • K Gorkss 3
  • G McCleary 3
  • A Pearce 2
  • J Karacan 2
  • N Blackman 2
  • H Robson-Kanu 2
  • D Williams 2
  • S Kelly 1
  • S Morrison 1
  • H Akpan 1
  • J Obita 1

Blackburn

  • J Rhodes 13
  • R Gestede 4
  • D Dunn 3
  • T Spurr 2
  • T Cairney 2
  • B Marshall 2
  • C Evans 1
  • J Lowe 1
  • G Hanley 1
  • J King 1
  • T Kane 1

Goals

Reading

    • Total goals 86
    • Goals per game 50
  • 6 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 5 (For) 6 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 6 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 6 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 9 (For) 6 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 8 (For) 5 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Blackburn

    • Total goals 72
    • Goals per game 36
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 7 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 7 (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 6 (For) 6 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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