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  • Date:30 Jan 2013
  • Kick-off:20:00
  • Venue:Madejski Stadium
  • Attendance:24,097
  • Le Fondre (86) Le Fondre (90)
  • Mata (45) Lampard (65)
Goal!

Live Commentary

96mins

Foul by Cesar Azpilicueta on Adam Le Fondre, free kick awarded. Cesar Azpilicueta booked for unsporting behaviour. Direct free kick taken by Adam Federici.

95mins

Adam Le Fondre scores a goal from inside the box to the top right corner of the goal. Reading 2-2 Chelsea.Hope Akpan provided the assist for the goal.

94mins

Yossi Benayoun gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Garath McCleary. Direct free kick taken by Adam Federici.

92mins

Demba Ba replaces Fernando Torres.

91mins

Nascimento Ramires takes a shot. Brilliant save by Adam Federici.

90mins

The referee blows for offside against Fernando Torres. Indirect free kick taken by Adam Federici.

87mins

Adam Le Fondre finds the net with a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Reading 1-2 Chelsea.The assist for the goal came from Hope Akpan.

87mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Cesar Azpilicueta on Garath McCleary. Direct free kick taken by Adam Federici.

85mins

Emboaba Oscar takes a shot. Save by Adam Federici.

84mins

Adam Le Fondre has shot on goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

81mins

Hope Akpan takes a shot from a long way out which goes wide of the right-hand post.

81mins

Nascimento Ramires concedes a free kick for a foul on Hope Akpan. Direct free kick taken by Adam Federici.

80mins

Stephen Kelly challenges Emboaba Oscar unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Branislav Ivanovic.

79mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Fernando Torres on Adrian Mariappa. Ian Harte takes the free kick.

78mins

Gary Cahill challenges Pavel Pogrebnyak unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ian Harte produces a cross, Headed effort on goal by Adam Le Fondre from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.

76mins

Ryan Bertrand is ruled offside. Hope Akpan replaces Jem Karacan. (Chelsea) makes a substitution, with Yossi Benayoun coming on for Juan Mata. Adam Federici takes the indirect free kick.

75mins

Fernando Torres has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.

75mins

Juan Mata takes a outswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, Mikele Leigertwood makes a clearance.

72mins

Fernando Torres is caught offside. Free kick taken by Adam Federici.

67mins

Shot from just outside the penalty box by Frank Lampard misses to the left of the target.

66mins

Adam Le Fondre replaces Jobi McAnuff.

65mins

Corner taken by Juan Mata from the left by-line played to the near post, Frank Lampard finds the back of the net with a headed goal from inside the penalty area. Reading 0-2 Chelsea.Assist by Juan Mata.

62mins

Ashley Cole challenges Jimmy Kebe unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ian Harte crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel, Nascimento Ramires manages to make a clearance.

59mins

Nascimento Ramires challenges Pavel Pogrebnyak unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Ian Harte.

58mins

The offside flag is raised against Pavel Pogrebnyak. Garath McCleary replaces Danny Guthrie. Ross Turnbull takes the indirect free kick.

57mins

Nascimento Ramires gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Danny Guthrie. Free kick taken by Ian Harte.

55mins

Shot by Emboaba Oscar from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.

54mins

Emboaba Oscar is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Adam Federici takes the free kick.

52mins

Foul by Branislav Ivanovic on Pavel Pogrebnyak, free kick awarded. Ian Harte restarts play with the free kick.

52mins

Adrian Mariappa fouled by Ryan Bertrand, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Adam Federici.

49mins

Alex Pearce challenges Fernando Torres unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Frank Lampard.

46mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ryan Bertrand on Stephen Kelly. Adam Federici takes the direct free kick.

46mins

Juan Mata finds the net with a goal from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Reading 0-1 Chelsea.Fernando Torres provided the assist for the goal.

45mins

The offside flag is raised against Juan Mata. Adam Federici takes the indirect free kick.

43mins

Foul by Ryan Bertrand on Danny Guthrie, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Danny Guthrie.

43mins

Effort from the edge of the penalty area by Ashley Cole goes wide of the left-hand post.

41mins

Effort from the edge of the area by Fernando Torres goes wide of the left-hand upright.

40mins

Foul by Nascimento Ramires on Pavel Pogrebnyak, free kick awarded. Booking for Nascimento Ramires for unsporting behaviour. Ian Harte takes the free kick.

38mins

Ryan Bertrand produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the net.

37mins

Pavel Pogrebnyak is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Gary Cahill takes the indirect free kick.

36mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ryan Bertrand by Jimmy Kebe. Ashley Cole restarts play with the free kick.

35mins

Unfair challenge on Juan Mata by Adrian Mariappa results in a free kick. Free kick crossed by Juan Mata, Alex Pearce makes a clearance.

33mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Juan Mata by Danny Guthrie. Juan Mata restarts play with the free kick.

32mins

The referee blows for offside. Ross Turnbull restarts play with the free kick.

31mins

Cesar Azpilicueta gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jobi McAnuff. Ian Harte takes the direct free kick.

28mins

Foul by Jobi McAnuff on Emboaba Oscar, free kick awarded. Jobi McAnuff receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Frank Lampard produces a cross, Headed from the edge of the area by Gary Cahill goes wide of the left-hand post.

25mins

Foul by Fernando Torres on Alex Pearce, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Adam Federici.

24mins

Pavel Pogrebnyak challenges Gary Cahill unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Branislav Ivanovic.

22mins

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Juan Mata from the left by-line, Alex Pearce manages to make a clearance.

21mins

Fernando Torres is caught offside. Alex Pearce restarts play with the free kick.

17mins

Frank Lampard fouled by Pavel Pogrebnyak, the ref awards a free kick. Branislav Ivanovic restarts play with the free kick.

15mins

Frank Lampard challenges Danny Guthrie unfairly and gives away a free kick. Adam Federici restarts play with the free kick.

14mins

Shot from just outside the box by Ashley Cole goes over the crossbar.

12mins

Branislav Ivanovic concedes a free kick for a foul on Pavel Pogrebnyak. Free kick crossed right-footed by Danny Guthrie.

11mins

The ball is sent over by Jimmy Kebe.

7mins

Unfair challenge on Stephen Kelly by Fernando Torres results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Alex Pearce.

6mins

Corner taken by Juan Mata from the right by-line, Header on goal by Branislav Ivanovic from just inside the area goes over the target.

5mins

Corner from the left by-line taken by Frank Lampard, clearance made by Mikele Leigertwood.

4mins

Corner taken by Juan Mata from the right by-line played to the near post, Mikele Leigertwood manages to make a clearance.

Match Preview

McDermott wary of Blues threat on the road Manager Brian McDermott is under no illusions about the task his Reading side will face against Chelsea, even if the Blues did narrowly escape FA Cup embarrassment at the weekend. Chelsea had looked set to be knocked out of the competition by npower League One side Brentford, only for Fernando Torres to spare their blushes with an equaliser. Elimination would have been unthinkable for the west London club, who were Capital One Cup semi-final losers last week and have already surrendered their Champions League title. As a result, it is already being reported that interim manager Rafael Benitez could be on borrowed time but, according to McDermott, Chelsea remain a team to be feared. Since the Spaniard took over his players have excelled on the road - they have scored 23 times in two months - and McDermott knows the threat they will pose at the Madejski Stadium. "If you look at Chelsea's away record under Rafa it is phenomenal," said McDermott, whose side are unbeaten in 2013. "They have got a top manager who did fantastically well at Liverpool and also in Spain, and is now trying to work with that group of players at Chelsea. They are a fantastic team but they are not my business. "You can look at their draw with Brentford but that's just what the cup is all about. Look what else happened at the weekend. Oldham beat Liverpool, (Aston) Villa went out and QPR were beaten at home. "Chelsea are still in the cup and that's what matters." McDermott will be without striker Jason Roberts against Chelsea owing to a hip problem, while Noel Hunt has an unspecified knock. Daniel Carrico, a recent signing from Sporting, is unlikely to be involved as he adjusts to life in England. Meanwhile, Benitez has admitted he does not think Chelsea will give him any more money to spend before the transfer window closes. Interim Blues boss Benitez confirmed last week he had told owner Roman Abramovich that his squad was not strong enough to cope with the unprecedented fixture pile-up facing them this season. But he appears to have given up hope of being allowed to add to the January signing of Demba Ba before Thursday's transfer deadline. Asked if he anticipated any movement in the final 48 hours of the window, he said: "I don't think so but my job is to improve my squad and manage the situation we have." Abramovich and the board's reluctance to back Benitez in the transfer market will reinforce the view that he has become a dead man walking at Stamford Bridge just over two months after succeeding Roberto Di Matteo. It is understood there is currently no prospect of him losing his job before his contract expires this summer but reports persist that the club are already actively discussing replacing him next season. Benitez shrugged off the speculation, which has included Everton boss David Moyes being linked with his job. "My position is exactly the same," he said, confirming he had held talks with technical director Michael Emenalo in the wake of the draw at Brentford. "I was speaking about football with Michael Emenalo, as normal. "I will try to do my job as well as I can, and try to do my best every game." For now, he must still do without Petr Cech, David Luiz, Eden Hazard, John Obi Mikel and Victor Moses ahead of the game at Reading. The failure of Cech to recover from a calf problem is a particular blow considering Ross Turnbull's travails at Griffin Park on Sunday. But Benitez backed Cech's understudy, saying: "When you're not playing too many games, it's always more difficult. "It's a question of settling down. He's training well. We don't have an issue there."

Match Report

Form Guide

    LDWLWW
  • Reading
  • VS
  • Chelsea
  • WWLWDW

Last Meetings

  • Chelsea
  • 4 - 2
  • Reading
  • 22/08/2012
  • Chelsea
  • 1 - 0
  • Reading
  • 30/01/2008
  • Reading
  • 1 - 2
  • Chelsea
  • 15/08/2007
  • Chelsea
  • 2 - 2
  • Reading
  • 26/12/2006
  • Reading
  • 0 - 1
  • Chelsea
  • 14/10/2006

Top Scorers

Reading

  • P Pogrebnyak 5
  • A Le Fondre 5
  • JB Kebe 3
  • H Robson-Kanu 3
  • N Hunt 2
  • S Morrison 2
  • M Leigertwood 1
  • K Gorkss 1
  • D Guthrie 1
  • G McCleary 1

Chelsea

  • JM Mata 8
  • FJ Torres 6
  • E Hazard 5
  • F Lampard 4
  • B Ivanovic 4
  • NS Ramires 3
  • G Cahill 2
  • J Terry 1
  • A Cole 1
  • D Ba 1
  • D Luiz 1
  • V Moses 1

Goals

Reading

    • Total goals 71
    • Goals per game 28
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 6 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 6 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 5 (For) 9 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 7 (For) 7 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Chelsea

    • Total goals 90
    • Goals per game 47
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 8 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) Period 31-40 mins
  • 7 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 6 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 6 (For) 3 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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