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  • Date:16 Apr 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Madejski Stadium
  • Attendance:19,199
  • Kebe (18) McAnuff (20)
    Hunt (66)
  • King (78)
Goal!

Live Commentary

92:39 +2.39

Free kick awarded for a foul by Andy Griffin on Richie Wellens. Chris Weale restarts play with the free kick.

91:35 +1.35

Jobi McAnuff takes a short corner.

91:03 +1.03

Noel Hunt gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Matt Oakley. Chris Weale restarts play with the free kick.

89:57

Shane Long fouled by Jeffrey Bruma, the ref awards a free kick. Andy Griffin takes the free kick. Booking for Jeffrey Bruma for unsporting behaviour.

89:16

Mikele Leigertwood gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Richie Wellens. Matt Oakley takes the direct free kick.

88:44

Paul Gallagher delivers the ball, save by Alex McCarthy.

85:40

Shane Long produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the target.

85:12

Paul Gallagher sends in a cross.

83:59

Centre by Paul Gallagher, Andy Griffin manages to make a clearance.

82:37

Hal Robson-Kanu on for Jimmy Kebe.

80:01

Matt Oakley has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide left of the target.

78:04

Andy King scores a goal from outside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Reading 3-1 Leicester.Assist by Ayegbeni Yakubu.

77:47

Jimmy Kebe sends in a cross, clearance by Angelo Miguel Vitor.

74:36

Header from close in by Ayegbeni Yakubu misses to the left of the goal.

74:03

Mikele Leigertwood challenges Steve Howard unfairly and gives away a free kick. Paul Gallagher takes the direct free kick.

73:20

Ayegbeni Yakubu takes a shot. Save by Alex McCarthy.

71:16

Unfair challenge on Jimmy Kebe by Patrick Van Aanholt results in a free kick. Free kick crossed by Ian Harte, save by Chris Weale.

70:16

Steve Howard is brought on as a substitute for Diomansy Kamara.

69:21

The offside flag is raised against Noel Hunt. Free kick taken by Chris Weale.

68:55

Ayegbeni Yakubu takes a shot. Save by Alex McCarthy.

68:25

Paul Gallagher fouled by Mikele Leigertwood, the ref awards a free kick. Paul Gallagher takes the direct free kick.

66:44

A goal is scored by Noel Hunt from deep inside the penalty box low into the middle of the goal. Reading 3-0 Leicester.Shane Long provided the assist for the goal.

66:00

Paul Gallagher on for Darius Vassell.

64:56

The offside flag is raised against Noel Hunt. Chris Weale restarts play with the free kick.

61:09

The offside flag is raised against Ayegbeni Yakubu. Alex McCarthy takes the indirect free kick.

60:22

Noel Hunt challenges Matt Oakley unfairly and gives away a free kick. Angelo Miguel Vitor takes the free kick.

58:55

Andy Griffin fouled by Patrick Van Aanholt, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Ian Harte, clearance by Jeffrey Bruma.

56:54

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ayegbeni Yakubu on Jem Karacan. Andy Griffin takes the direct free kick.

55:37

The assistant referee signals for offside against Noel Hunt. Angelo Miguel Vitor is brought on as a substitute for Souleymane Bamba. Chris Weale restarts play with the free kick.

55:18

Jem Karacan takes a shot. Chris Weale makes a save.

53:18

Noel Hunt joins the action as a substitute, replacing Mathieu Manset.

52:37

Effort from inside the area by Jimmy Kebe misses to the right of the goal.

50:48

Close range effort by Jimmy Kebe clears the crossbar.

47:43

Effort on goal by Darius Vassell from inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the bar.

46:13 +1.13

Corner taken right-footed by Diomansy Kamara, clearance by Matt Mills.

45:45 +0.45

The referee gives a free kick against Jimmy Kebe for handball. Free kick crossed right-footed by Diomansy Kamara, Mikele Leigertwood makes a clearance.

45:16

Richie Wellens concedes a free kick for a foul on Jobi McAnuff. Ian Harte takes the free kick.

45:05 +0.05

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Diomansy Kamara from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Matt Mills.

41:41

Patrick Van Aanholt takes the inswinging corner, Andy Griffin makes a clearance.

40:38

The official flags Diomansy Kamara offside. Indirect free kick taken by Alex McCarthy.

34:08

Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Ayegbeni Yakubu goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

32:06

Foul by Souleymane Bamba on Shane Long, free kick awarded. Ian Harte shoots direct from the free kick.

30:51

Darius Vassell fouled by Jem Karacan, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Richie Wellens.

26:39

A cross is delivered by Darius Vassell.

25:32

Andy King takes a shot. Save by Alex McCarthy.

24:37

Foul by Ayegbeni Yakubu on Matt Mills, free kick awarded. Alex McCarthy restarts play with the free kick.

23:49

Free kick awarded for a foul by Mathieu Manset on Souleymane Bamba. Free kick taken by Patrick Van Aanholt.

20:21

Goal scored by Jobi McAnuff from inside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Reading 2-0 Leicester.Assist on the goal came from Andy Griffin.

18:50

Jimmy Kebe scores a goal from close in to the top left corner of the goal. Reading 1-0 Leicester.The assist for the goal came from Shane Long.

17:35

Foul by Matt Oakley on Jimmy Kebe, free kick awarded. Matt Oakley booked. Ian Harte takes the direct free kick.

15:39

Kyle Naughton sends in a cross.

14:17

Effort from just outside the area by Ayegbeni Yakubu goes over the bar.

13:15

Foul by Souleymane Bamba on Mathieu Manset, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed left-footed by Ian Harte from right channel, clearance made by Jeffrey Bruma.

12:32

Richie Wellens fouled by Shane Long, the ref awards a free kick. Souleymane Bamba takes the direct free kick.

10:54

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Diomansy Kamara by Andy Griffin. Richie Wellens crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, save by Alex McCarthy.

7:24

Andy King fouled by Mikele Leigertwood, the ref awards a free kick. Matt Oakley restarts play with the free kick.

6:02

The assistant referee signals for offside against Diomansy Kamara. Ian Harte takes the free kick.

5:19

Kyle Naughton takes a shot. Save by Alex McCarthy.

1:56

Shot by Diomansy Kamara from outside the box goes high over the crossbar.

0:50

Corner from the right by-line taken by Ian Harte, save by Chris Weale.

Match Preview

As you were for Royals Reading boss Brian McDermott has no fresh injury concerns ahead of the visit of Leicester. McDermott saw his side make it seven league wins in a row at Scunthorpe in midweek as the Royals climbed to within three points of the top two in the Championship. And he could name an unchanged side after captain Matt Mills returned to the heart of the defence after a month out with a groin injury. Goalkeeper Adam Federici is back after nine games out with a knee injury but has been restricted to a place on the bench due to the form of England Under-21 international Alex McCarthy. Forward Noel Hunt (foot) is still out but defender Alex Pearce is fit after a thigh injury. The Royals will be looking to continue their impressive home form, having lost just three league games at the Madejski all season. Kyle Naughton could return to the Leicester squad. The full-back, on loan from Tottenham, has missed the last two games through illness. City assistant manager Derek Fazackerley said: "Kyle is feeling a lot better, he hasn't trained for close on a week so we will have to see how he goes." Fazackerley added: "There were some knocks and bruises from the Palace game but we will have pretty much a full-strength squad to pick from." City have plenty of options available should they wish to make changes, with defenders Jeffrey Bruma and Bruno Berner in contention to start. Midfielders Yuki Abe and Lloyd Dyer and strikers Darius Vassell and Steve Howard are also pushing for recalls.

Formation:442Manager: Brian McDermott

Reading

Formation: 433Manager: Sven Goran Eriksson

Leicester

  • Alex McCarthy
  • Andy Griffin
  • Matt Mills
  • Zurab Khizanishvili
  • Ian Harte
  • Jimmy Kebe
  • Jem Karacan
  • Mikele Leigertwood
  • Jobi McAnuff
  • Shane Long
  • Mathieu Manset
  • SUBS
  • Adam Federici
  • Jay Tabb
  • Noel Hunt
  • Michail Antonio
  • Simon Church
  • Hal Robson-Kanu
  • Alex Pearce

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Match Report

Royals on cloud nine Reading's automatic promotion charge continued with a ninth npower Championship win on the spin, while Leicester's hopes of reaching the play-offs may have been dealt a terminal blow following a 3-1 reverse. Two goals in three first-half minutes from Jimmy Kebe and Jobi McAnuff put the Royals in front before Noel Hunt got in on the act and extended the lead. Andy King pulled a goal back for Leicester late on but it was nothing more than a consolation. Rampant Reading, who were in the bottom half of the table just a couple of months ago, are now just three points adrift of second-placed Cardiff. Leicester, meanwhile, are five points shy of the top six with four matches remaining after an untimely run of just two wins in the last 10 games. Diomansy Kamara, Kyle Naughton and Ayegbeni Yakubu all tried their luck from long range in the opening 15 minutes but failed to worry Reading goalkeeper Alex McCarthy. The Royals took the lead after 19 minutes. Shane Long held off two challenges before crossing from the left side of the area for Kebe to sweep home from close range. Kebe turned provider for the second goal two minutes later. The Malian set up McAnuff, who twisted and turned on the edge of the box before beating Leicester keeper Chris Weale with a low shot into the bottom right corner. City responded well and King forced McCarthy to save with his feet before Yakubu headed over the crossbar just after the half-hour mark. McCarthy then tipped another header from Sol Bamba round a post following a Richie Wellens corner. Kebe went close with a couple of efforts from the edge of the box early in the second half before Hunt did extend Reading's lead in the 67th minute. Kebe was instrumental again. After breaking from inside his own half, his cross was intercepted but the ball broke to Hunt, who steered his shot past Weale from 12 yards. Yakubu somehow headed over from six yards out but the big Nigerian was let off the hook shortly afterwards as King rifled home his pass with 11 minutes remaining. However, Leicester could not grab another to make the closing stages uncomfortable for Reading.

Form Guide

    WWWWWW
  • Reading
  • VS
  • Leicester
  • LWLDWD

Last Meetings

  • Leicester
  • 1 - 2
  • Reading
  • 28/08/2010
  • Leicester
  • 1 - 2
  • Reading
  • 24/03/2010
  • Reading
  • 0 - 1
  • Leicester
  • 26/10/2009
  • Leicester
  • 1 - 1
  • Reading
  • 25/03/2006
  • Reading
  • 2 - 0
  • Leicester
  • 28/12/2005
  • Reading
  • 0 - 0
  • Leicester
  • 26/02/2005

Top Scorers

Reading

  • S Long 15
  • N Hunt 8
  • JB Kebe 8
  • I Harte 7
  • S Church 5
  • J McAnuff 3
  • J Karacan 3
  • H Robson-Kanu 3
  • M Mills 2
  • M Manset 2
  • M Leigertwood 1
  • A Pearce 1
  • M Antonio 1

Leicester

  • A King 13
  • A Yakubu 7
  • P Gallagher 6
  • K Naughton 5
  • M Waghorn 4
  • D Vassell 3
  • L Dyer 3
  • AL Miguel Vitor 3
  • S Howard 2
  • R Wellens 2
  • S Bamba 2
  • M Oakley 1
  • B Berner 1
  • D Kamara 1
  • P Van Aanholt 1

Goals

Reading

    • Total goals 116
    • Goals per game 70
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 9 (For) 9 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 5 (For) 5 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 6 (For) 6 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 7 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 10 (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 6 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 18 (For) 6 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Leicester

    • Total goals 110
    • Goals per game 64
  • 8 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 9 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 5 (For) 9 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 8 (For) 6 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 9 (For) 11 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 6 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 11 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 10 (For) 11 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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