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  • Sigurdsson (12), Sigurdsson (22 pen)
  • Date:2010-03-13
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Madejski Stadium
  • Attendance:17900
  • Referee:Taylor, P

Live Commentary

90mins

That's it, it's all over, the referee has blown the final whistle.

88mins

Shane Long is replaced by Simon Church.

72mins

Bristol City are replacing Liam Fontaine with Jamie McAllister.

63mins

Louis Carey is booked for unsporting behaviour.

62mins

Matt Mills goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

46mins

Chris Iwelumo is being taken off, Danny Haynes has come on in his place.

46mins

The second half is under way with the score currently at 2 v 0.

46mins

Nicky Maynard is being taken off, John Akinde has come on in his place.

45mins

Half time whistle is blown by P Taylor

45mins

Bradley Orr is booked for unsporting behaviour.

30mins

Brynjar Gunnarsson goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

22mins

Gylfi Sigurdsson takes a penalty for Reading and scores!.

12mins

Goal!! Reading have scored with Gylfi Sigurdsson putting it in the back of the net.

9mins

Lee Johnson is booked for unsporting behaviour.

0mins

It's 3pm on Saturday, March 13th, the match has kicked off.

0mins

Reading face Bristol City at 3pm on Saturday, March 13th.


Match Report

Reading's improved form under manager Brian McDermott continued following a 2-0 win over Bristol City.

Reading totally dominated the first half and should have scored more than the two goals they did.

City had a better second half without ever really threatening to fight their way back into the game.

Reading took the lead after 12 minutes. Full-back Ryan Bertrand brought the ball out of defence and sent it forward to Jobi McAnuff, who was back in the side after suspension.

McAnuff sent in a superb cross from the right wing and Gylfi Sigurdsson was able to head firmly past City keeper Dean Gerken from close range.

Sigurdsson then added a second in the 21st minute after being bundled over by City's Paul Hartley.

Referee Paul Taylor pointed to the penalty spot and Sigurdsson himself stepped up to score.

He almost added a third seven minutes before the interval but his shot was headed off the City goalline by Paul Hartley.

It was Sigurdsson in action yet again with a Reading chance three minutes before the break.

His close-range effort was blocked by Gerken and the rebound struck Sigurdsson in the face before going behind for a goal kick.

City looked a little brighter early in the second half, although all the best they could manage early on was a Bradley Orr shot that went well wide of the Reading goal.

Then came City's most dangerous move with Jamal Campbell-Ryce winning a battle with Brynjar Gunnarsson before drawing an excellent close-range save from Reading's Australian keeper Adam Federici.

As Reading got back into the game, Shane Long blazed over the City bar when it seemed easier to score and then Jimmy Kebe ended a long solo run with a shot that Gerken managed to block.

In the first half, Lee Johnson, son of City manager Gary, was booked for a blatant trip on Reading's Brian Howard as he bore down on goal.

City's Bradley Orr and Louis Carey, plus Reading's Gunnarsson and Matt Mills were also shown yellow cards.

Reading

Bristol City

Corners

73

Fouls

914

Goal attempts

Shots off target

94

Offsides

44

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