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  • Date:27 Oct 2012
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Madejski Stadium
  • Attendance:24,093
  • Leigertwood (25) McCleary (84)
    Robson-Kanu (89)
  • Ruiz (60)
    Baird (76) Berbatov (87)
Goal!

Live Commentary

93:04 +3.04

Corner taken by Nicky Shorey from the left by-line, Adam Le Fondre takes a shot. Blocked by Jason Roberts.

92:39 +2.39

Hal Robson-Kanu takes a shot. Save by Mark Schwarzer.

91:42 +1.42

Jason Roberts fouled by Mahamadou Diarra, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Nicky Shorey from left wing, John Arne Riise manages to make a clearance.

89:43

Assist on the goal came from Nicky Shorey.

89:43

Hal Robson-Kanu finds the back of the net with a goal from close in to the bottom right corner of the goal. Reading 3-3 Fulham.

88:24

Ashkan Dejagah concedes a free kick for a foul on Hal Robson-Kanu. The ball is crossed by Nicky Shorey, Kaspars Gorkss takes a shot. Sascha Riether challenges Adrian Mariappa unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Nicky Shorey.

87:15

A goal is scored by Dimitar Berbatov from inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Reading 2-3 Fulham.Steve Sidwell provided the assist for the goal.

86:21

Adam Le Fondre takes a shot. Save by Mark Schwarzer.

85:25

Jobi McAnuff fouled by Mahamadou Diarra, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Nicky Shorey.

84:17

Garath McCleary finds the net with a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Reading 2-2 Fulham.Assist on the goal came from Jason Roberts.

82:19

A cross is delivered by Hal Robson-Kanu.

79:32

Adam Le Fondre on for Pavel Pogrebnyak.

79:11

(Fulham) makes a substitution, with Steve Sidwell coming on for Chris Baird.

77:54

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Hal Robson-Kanu by Ashkan Dejagah. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Nicky Shorey.

77:35

Hal Robson-Kanu on for Jimmy Kebe.

76:21

Corner from the right by-line taken by Bryan Ruiz, Chris Baird scores a headed goal from close in. Reading 1-2 Fulham.The assist for the goal came from Bryan Ruiz.

75:05

Free kick awarded for a foul by Shaun Cummings on Dimitar Berbatov. Shaun Cummings goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. Kieran Richardson takes the direct free kick. Shot from outside the penalty box by Chris Baird goes wide right of the goal.

74:25

Jimmy Kebe takes a shot. Save by Mark Schwarzer.

73:49

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jobi McAnuff by Chris Baird. Chris Baird receives a caution for unsporting behaviour. Shaun Cummings restarts play with the free kick.

70:30

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Bryan Ruiz, Pavel Pogrebnyak fouled by Brede Hangeland, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Alex McCarthy.

69:34

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kaspars Gorkss by Dimitar Berbatov. Free kick taken by Kaspars Gorkss.

68:51

Garath McCleary replaces Jay Tabb.

68:33

The ball is crossed by Ashkan Dejagah, Aaron Hughes has a header from close in and clears the crossbar.

68:05

Corner taken by Ashkan Dejagah from the left by-line played to the near post, Mikele Leigertwood manages to make a clearance.

67:55

The ball is crossed by John Arne Riise, Nicky Shorey makes a clearance.

67:08

Kieran Richardson fouled by Kaspars Gorkss, the ref awards a free kick. Mahamadou Diarra restarts play with the free kick.

66:19

Ashkan Dejagah on for Damien Duff.

65:59

Shot from close in by Dimitar Berbatov misses to the left of the target.

62:42

Centre by Damien Duff. The ball is swung over by Chris Baird, Alex McCarthy makes a save. The ball is swung over by Sascha Riether, Adrian Mariappa makes a clearance.

62:14

Corner from the right by-line taken by Damien Duff, save by Alex McCarthy.

62:04

A cross is delivered by Sascha Riether, Kaspars Gorkss gets a block in.

60:52

Bryan Ruiz fires in a goal from just outside the box to the top right corner of the goal. Reading 1-1 Fulham.Damien Duff provided the assist for the goal.

59:06

The ball is sent over by Damien Duff.

57:05

(Fulham) makes a substitution, with Bryan Ruiz coming on for Hugo Rodallega.

56:13

A cross is delivered by Jimmy Kebe, clearance made by Mahamadou Diarra.

55:42

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Nicky Shorey, clearance by Hugo Rodallega.

55:17

Chris Baird concedes a free kick for a foul on Jay Tabb. Adrian Mariappa takes the direct free kick.

55:01

Centre by Jobi McAnuff.

54:26

Shaun Cummings produces a cross, save by Mark Schwarzer.

54:06

Nicky Shorey sends in a cross. Centre by Jimmy Kebe, Aaron Hughes makes a clearance.

53:54

The ball is crossed by Jimmy Kebe.

52:09

Pavel Pogrebnyak takes a shot. Save made by Mark Schwarzer.

48:24

Outswinging corner taken by Damien Duff from the left by-line, clearance made by Shaun Cummings.

47:17

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Dimitar Berbatov by Mikele Leigertwood. John Arne Riise fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

45:11

Jason Roberts fouled by Aaron Hughes, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Nicky Shorey from left wing, Mahamadou Diarra manages to make a clearance.

44:53

Kieran Richardson sends in a cross.

43:52

Shaun Cummings delivers the ball.

42:39

Kieran Richardson delivers the ball, Shot by Damien Duff from deep inside the penalty area misses wide to the left of the target.

41:40

Kieran Richardson concedes a free kick for a foul on Adrian Mariappa. Direct free kick taken by Nicky Shorey.

40:41

Shot by Chris Baird from just outside the area goes over the net.

39:19

Jimmy Kebe sends in a cross, blocked by John Arne Riise.

38:07

The ball is sent over by Kieran Richardson, clearance made by Adrian Mariappa.

36:43

Kaspars Gorkss concedes a free kick for a foul on Hugo Rodallega. Direct free kick taken by Chris Baird.

36:18

Kieran Richardson crosses the ball, Adrian Mariappa manages to make a clearance.

34:49

The ball is crossed by Shaun Cummings, Jay Tabb takes a shot. Mark Schwarzer makes a save. The ball is delivered by Damien Duff, Hugo Rodallega takes a shot. Save by Alex McCarthy.

34:30

Nicky Shorey takes the outswinging corner, Brede Hangeland manages to make a clearance.

34:01

Jobi McAnuff takes a shot. Blocked by Sascha Riether.

33:10

Shot from just outside the box by Mahamadou Diarra goes over the bar.

32:47

Sascha Riether takes a shot. Blocked by Kaspars Gorkss.

29:04

Brede Hangeland concedes a free kick for a foul on Jason Roberts. Pavel Pogrebnyak produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick.

28:43

Hugo Rodallega challenges Adrian Mariappa unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Alex McCarthy.

27:55

Jason Roberts is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Mark Schwarzer.

27:32

Jimmy Kebe crosses the ball, save by Mark Schwarzer.

26:49

The ball is delivered by Jimmy Kebe, Brede Hangeland manages to make a clearance.

25:14

Mikele Leigertwood finds the back of the net with a goal from just outside the box to the top right corner of the goal. Reading 1-0 Fulham.The assist for the goal came from Jobi McAnuff.

24:20

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Aaron Hughes by Pavel Pogrebnyak. Mark Schwarzer takes the free kick.

22:39

Outswinging corner taken by Damien Duff. Effort from just outside the area by Mahamadou Diarra goes over the target.

22:12

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Damien Duff, clearance by Kaspars Gorkss.

22:03

John Arne Riise sends in a cross, Jimmy Kebe gets a block in.

21:42

The ball is sent over by Kieran Richardson, clearance made by Kaspars Gorkss.

20:56

Centre by Kieran Richardson, Hugo Rodallega takes a shot. Alex McCarthy makes a save.

19:55

Dimitar Berbatov concedes a free kick for a foul on Adrian Mariappa. Free kick taken by Adrian Mariappa.

19:33

Kieran Richardson challenges Shaun Cummings unfairly and gives away a free kick. Shaun Cummings takes the direct free kick.

18:15

The ball is crossed by Jobi McAnuff, Aaron Hughes makes a clearance.

15:51

Nicky Shorey sends in a cross, Brede Hangeland manages to make a clearance. Nicky Shorey takes the outswinging corner, Sascha Riether manages to make a clearance.

15:11

John Arne Riise challenges Jimmy Kebe unfairly and gives away a free kick. Adrian Mariappa takes the free kick.

14:55

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Dimitar Berbatov by Jay Tabb. Free kick taken by Dimitar Berbatov.

14:16

Dimitar Berbatov has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box which goes wide right of the target.

13:22

Shaun Cummings crosses the ball.

11:12

The ball is sent over by Jobi McAnuff, John Arne Riise makes a clearance.

10:28

Corner taken right-footed by Jobi McAnuff from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Dimitar Berbatov.

10:00

Dimitar Berbatov challenges Mikele Leigertwood unfairly and gives away a free kick. Adrian Mariappa restarts play with the free kick.

9:14

Shaun Cummings crosses the ball, Aaron Hughes manages to make a clearance.

7:47

Jobi McAnuff takes a shot. Aaron Hughes gets a block in.

5:32

Jobi McAnuff takes a shot. Nicky Shorey crosses the ball, Close range headed effort by Pavel Pogrebnyak goes wide of the left-hand post.

5:01

Inswinging corner taken by Damien Duff from the right by-line, save by Alex McCarthy.

4:51

Kieran Richardson delivers the ball, Nicky Shorey manages to make a clearance.

2:35

Chris Baird takes a shot. Kaspars Gorkss gets a block in.

Match Preview

McDermott: Fans can lift struggling Royals Brian McDermott has called on Reading's fans to keep the faith as the Royals look to finally deliver their first Premier League win of the season. Reading have endured a difficult time since they returned to the top-flight and host Fulham on Saturday having picked up just three points from their opening seven games. The Berkshire club have squandered leads twice in both their games against Swansea and Newcastle while they were completely outplayed in their home defeat to Tottenham. If results go against them this weekend, McDermott's team could be five points adrift of safety come Sunday night, but the Reading boss wants the Royals faithful to keep backing the side. "We really need the fans. They have to believe (in us)," McDermott said. "They have been important to us since I became manager. They have stuck by us when times have been difficult. Now we are going through a difficult spell of results but they can really pull us through. "Everyone knows the Madejski Stadium is a very difficult place to come and get a result and the fans are a big part of that. "I'm sure they do believe that we can do whatever we have to do in this league." Reading striker Jason Roberts thrust himself in to the spotlight last weekend when he refused to wear a Kick It Out shirt in the warm-up before the Royals' 1-0 defeat to Liverpool. The 34-year-old will continue his protest at the football authorities by not wearing the T-shirt again before Saturday's game, but he wants to put talk of the boycott to one side now and start concentrating on helping the team pick up their first win. The former Blackburn striker has been encouraged by recent performances from the team and thinks it will not be long before they achieve their first victory. "The performances have been better than the results, but that's the Premier League for you," he said. "As a group we are new to this league, but we have a strong squad. "We are disappointed with the results but we believe that will change. "We believe in each other's ability and we have a good chance of turning things around. That first win is on its way." Roberts' frustration does not extend to McDermott, who has overlooked him for a starting berth this season. "I had a bit of a calf problem which has taken time to heal so I have been a bit wary about throwing myself in to it and the manager has agreed with me," the striker said. "But I have built up my substitute appearances and I have played reserve games. "Of course I want to play but when he does call on me I will be ready to work hard. "The most important thing is the club and it staying in the league." Reading forward Noel Hunt could make his comeback from a heel injury in the clash while McDermott must decide whether to stick with Alex McCarthy or recall Adam Federici in goal. Fulham winger Damien Duff is available after recovering from illness but midfielder Simon Davies is still sidelined with a hip problem. Martin Jol denies Fulham keep selling their best players but admits Brede Hangeland may be an enforced exception. The Cottagers were hit by two significant departures at the end of the summer transfer window, losing top scorer Clint Dempsey and playmaker Mousa Dembele. But their exits were sweetened by the arrival of Dimitar Berbatov from Manchester United and also Sascha Riether, Mladen Petric and Hugo Rodallega. Jol is confident Fulham will be in a position to prevent any further departures, but accepts the future of defender Hangeland hangs in the balance. He said: "Our culture is that we always like to keep the players we want to keep. I don't know where the story that our star players are going is coming from. We always want to improve and don't tell anybody else, but I believe that's what we did in the transfer window. "With Dembele it was different, he left three days before the transfer window closed after promising he'd stay. Then he left and I didn't have time to do anything, so that's why we had to go for 35-year-old Giorgos Karagounis, and he's doing well. We spoke to Clint 18 months before his contract expired, but he wanted to go to a Champions League club. "So believe me, there isn't a situation where a lot of my best players would go. Berbatov has two years, Petric one year and an option, so that is fine and Rodallega was a free transfer. Riether has an option. "Brede is the only problem, but we've been talking to him for the last five or six months. But we've made him a good offer so if he wants to stay that would be fantastic." Victory at Reading could potentially lift Fulham into the top four, but Jol believes points will be hard to come by against a team that is in a false position. "Reading's results are always close and they have a few players who can make a difference," he said. "They need a result and so we will have to play well and work hard to get a result there. "It's probably more important to them than us because they really need a win to turn the corner. "They've had a difficult schedule of fixtures and could be higher."

Formation:442Manager: Brian McDermott

Reading

Formation: 442Manager: Martin Jol

Fulham

  • Alex McCarthy
  • Shaun Cummings
  • Kaspars Gorkss
  • Adrian Mariappa
  • Nicky Shorey
  • Pavel Pogrebnyak
  • Jay Tabb
  • Mikele Leigertwood
  • Jimmy Kebe
  • Jobi McAnuff
  • Jason Roberts
  • SUBS
  • Adam Federici
  • Chris Gunter
  • Alex Pearce
  • Adam Le Fondre
  • Noel Hunt
  • Garath McCleary
  • Hal Robson-Kanu

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Match Report

Form Guide

    LLLDDL
  • Reading
  • VS
  • Fulham
  • LWWLDW

Last Meetings

  • Reading
  • 0 - 2
  • Fulham
  • 12/04/2008
  • Fulham
  • 3 - 1
  • Reading
  • 03/11/2007
  • Reading
  • 1 - 0
  • Fulham
  • 14/04/2007
  • Fulham
  • 0 - 1
  • Reading
  • 25/11/2006

Top Scorers

Reading

  • P Pogrebnyak 2
  • N Hunt 2
  • JB Kebe 1
  • D Guthrie 1
  • H Robson-Kanu 1

Fulham

  • D Duff 3
  • M Petric 2
  • D Berbatov 1
  • S Sidwell 1
  • C Baird 1
  • K Richardson 1
  • H Rodallega 1
  • A Kacaniklic 1

Goals

Reading

    • Total goals 22
    • Goals per game 8
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Fulham

    • Total goals 30
    • Goals per game 16
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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