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Unfair challenge on Kevin Phillips by Mikele Leigertwood results in a free kick. Barry Ferguson takes the direct free kick.
The ball is crossed by Matt Phillips, save by Adam Federici.
Corner taken short by Jobi McAnuff.
Jem Karacan produces a right-footed shot from long range which goes wide right of the target.
Shot from a long way out by Stephen Dobbie goes wide of the left-hand post.
Centre by Alex Baptiste.
Foul by Mikele Leigertwood on Stephen Dobbie, free kick awarded. Strike on goal comes in from Kevin Phillips from the free kick.
The ball is delivered by Ian Harte, Stephen Crainey manages to make a clearance.
The official flags Jobi McAnuff offside. Matthew Gilks takes the free kick.
Inswinging corner taken by Jobi McAnuff from the left by-line, clearance by Craig Cathcart.
Stephen Crainey is caught offside. Free kick taken by Adam Federici.
Noel Hunt produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
Simon Church replaces Benik Afobe.
Inswinging corner taken by Ian Harte.
The referee blows for offside against Kevin Phillips. Matt Phillips replaces Lomana Tresor LuaLua. Stephen Dobbie on for Gary Taylor-Fletcher. Thomas Ince joins the action as a substitute, replacing Ludovic Sylvestre. Indirect free kick taken by Adam Federici.
The referee blows for offside. Craig Cathcart takes the direct free kick.
Jem Karacan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lomana Tresor LuaLua. Direct free kick taken by Matthew Gilks.
Unfair challenge on Noel Hunt by Ludovic Sylvestre results in a free kick. Ian Harte delivers the ball, Mikele Leigertwood scores a headed goal from close range. Reading 3-1 Blackpool.Ian Harte provided the assist for the goal.
Alex Baptiste sends in a cross, Kevin Phillips takes a shot. Save by Adam Federici.
Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Ian Evatt goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
Mikele Leigertwood concedes a free kick for a foul on Gary Taylor-Fletcher. Direct free kick taken by Ludovic Sylvestre.
Noel Hunt takes a long range shot clearing the bar.
Ludovic Sylvestre decides to take a short corner.
The referee blows for offside against Kevin Phillips.
Stephen Crainey challenges Jimmy Kebe unfairly and gives away a free kick. Shaun Cummings takes the direct free kick.
The ball is crossed by Kevin Phillips, Lomana Tresor LuaLua grabs a goal from a long way out to the top left corner of the goal. Reading 2-1 Blackpool.Kevin Phillips provided the assist for the goal.
Jobi McAnuff takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Alex Pearce misses to the right of the target.
Stephen Crainey concedes a free kick for a foul on Jimmy Kebe. Ian Harte crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance made by Stephen Crainey.
The ball is sent over by Jobi McAnuff, Alex Pearce finds the back of the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Reading 2-0 Blackpool.Jobi McAnuff provided the assist for the goal. Lomana Tresor LuaLua fouled by Noel Hunt, the ref awards a free kick. Ludovic Sylvestre restarts play with the free kick.
Mikele Leigertwood decides to take the corner short.
Stephen Crainey challenges Jem Karacan unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ian Harte crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, Gary Taylor-Fletcher makes a clearance.
Jobi McAnuff has an effort at goal from outside the area that bounces off the post.
Ian Harte grabs a goal from close range to the top left corner of the goal. Reading 1-0 Blackpool.Assist on the goal came from Jobi McAnuff.
Ian Harte takes a inswinging corner to the near post.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jobi McAnuff by Alex Baptiste. Alex Baptiste shown a yellow card. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Ian Harte from left wing, Stephen Crainey manages to make a clearance.
Gary Taylor-Fletcher takes a shot. Alex Pearce gets a block in. Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Ludovic Sylvestre, Jobi McAnuff makes a clearance.
A cross is delivered by Jimmy Kebe.
Kevin Phillips produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
Chris Basham fouled by Jobi McAnuff, the ref awards a free kick. Craig Cathcart takes the free kick.
Volleyed left-footed shot by Jimmy Kebe. Save by Matthew Gilks.
Inswinging corner taken by Jobi McAnuff, clearance made by Chris Basham.
Benik Afobe is adjudged to have handled the ball. Craig Cathcart restarts play with the free kick.
Jimmy Kebe produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the target.
Ian Harte sends in a cross, clearance by Stephen Crainey. Ian Harte takes a inswinging corner.
Jimmy Kebe takes a shot. Blocked by Noel Hunt.
Roberts set to miss out for Royals
Reading could be without influential striker Jason Roberts for their npower Championship clash with Blackpool.
The former Blackburn forward suffered a hamstring injury during the 3-1 defeat at Peterborough on Tuesday, but the injury is not as bad as the Royals first feared and Roberts will undergo a scan to determine the extent of the damage ahead of the visit of the Tangerines.
Manager Brian McDermott moved quickly to add cover to his attacking ranks following Roberts' knock with the acquisition of England youth international Benik Afobe on loan from Arsenal until the end of the season, and the youngster could make his debut.
Hayden Mullins is expected to continue on the right of defence in the absence of ankle injury victim Matt Connolly, while Joseph Mills continues to miss out.
Blackpool are set to be without Roman Bednar for the trip.
Bednar came off the bench to score his first goal for the Seasiders in Wednesday night's 3-3 draw with Leicester but hobbled out of the action shortly afterwards.
The West Brom loanee underwent a scan on Thursday and boss Ian Holloway is still awaiting the results amid fears Bednar has suffered medial ligament damage.
Stephen Dobbie is poised to replace the 28-year-old Czech forward in the matchday squad and make his second Blackpool debut after rejoining on loan from Swansea.
Dobbie made 22 appearances for the Bloomfield Road outfit during their previous promotion campaign in 2010, scoring six goals.
Craig Cathcart could return to the heart of the defence after Holloway expressed displeasure with the quality of his side's defending against the Foxes. Neal Eardley is a candidate to make way, allowing Alex Baptiste to revert to right-back.
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