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  • Long (8), Kebe (34), Bertrand (69), Church (84)
  • Sunu (21)
  • Date:2010-03-10
  • Kick-off:20:00
  • Venue:Madejski Stadium
  • Attendance:14096
  • Referee:Wright, K

Live Commentary

90mins

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

85mins

Derby are replacing Rob Hulse with Steve Davies.

84mins

Andy Griffin is being taken off, Zurab Khizanishvili has come on in his place.

84mins

Goal!! Reading have scored with Simon Church putting it in the back of the net.

77mins

Gilles Sunu is replaced by Dave Martin.

75mins

Grzegorz Rasiak is being taken off, Marek Matejovsky has come on in his place.

75mins

Brian Howard is being taken off, Brynjar Gunnarsson has come on in his place.

71mins

The referee has booked Ivar Ingimarsson.

69mins

Goal!! Ryan Bertrand scores for Reading.

46mins

The second half is under way with the score currently at 2 v 1.

45mins

The ref has blown his whistle for half time.

41mins

It's red. He's off. Saul Deeney has been sent off.

41mins

It's red. He's off. Saul Deeney has been sent off.

34mins

Goal!! Jimmy Kebe scores for Reading.

21mins

Goal!! Derby have scored with Gilles Sunu putting it in the back of the net.

13mins

Stephen Bywater is replaced by Saul Deeney.

8mins

Goal!! Reading have scored with Shane Long putting it in the back of the net.

0mins

It's 8pm on Wednesday, March 10th, the match has kicked off.

0mins

Reading face Derby at 8pm on Wednesday, March 10th.


Match Report

Reading beat Derby County 4-1 in an incident-packed game during which the visitors lost two goalkeepers in the first half, with midfielder Robbie Savage having to take over in goal as the Rams were reduced to ten men.

Firstly, Stephen Bywater walked off the pitch in the 13th minute suffering from a back injury and was replaced by Saul Deeney who was making his first-team debut.

It was not a happy start for Deeney, who was dismissed four minutes before the interval after bringing down Jay Tabb when the Reading midfielder was clear through on goal.

Savage went in goal to face the penalty, only to see Reading's Republic of Ireland international striker Shane Long blaze the kick high over the Derby bar.

Reading had got off to a bright start and it was no surprise when they made an early breakthrough. Winger Jimmy Kebe and Long exchanged passes before the latter outpaced Shaun Barker to fire a low shot past Bywater. It was his seventh goal in six games since returning from suspension.

But there was a shock for the Royals when Derby's Gilles Sunu took advantage of a lucky bounce to hammer in an equaliser, his first goal of the season.

Deeney made a good save from Gylfi Sigurdsson's free-kick, but he had no chance with Reading's second in the 34th minute.

Derby failed to cut out a pass from Tabb leaving Kebe free to race forward unchallenged and shoot low past the keeper. It was Kebe's sixth goal in seven games.

Savage raised cheers from the near-700 Derby supporters in the crowd early in the second half when he saved at Long's feet and then managed to cut out a right-wing cross from Kebe.

His next action was to make a stunning save when he tipped a Sigurdsson free-kick over the bar and then he palmed away the resulting Ryan Bertrand corner.

Savage's resistance was eventually broken in the 69th minute when Reading full-back Ryan Bertrand hammered in Reading's third and his first goal for the Royals.

Six minutes from time substitute Simon Church added Reading's fourth.

Reading

Derby County

Corners

70

Fouls

79

Goal attempts

Shots off target

90

Offsides

14

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