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  • Date:10 Mar 2012
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Madejski Stadium
  • Attendance:21,858
  • Leigertwood (14) Roberts (74)
    Church (88)
  • Danns (90)
Goal!

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91:19 +1.19

Goal scored by Neil Danns from just outside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Reading 3-1 Leicester.

91:02 +1.02

Centre by Paul Gallagher, Shaun Cummings makes a clearance.

88:48

Simon Church finds the back of the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Reading 3-0 Leicester.Assist on the goal came from Noel Hunt.

87:40

Noel Hunt has an effort at goal from the edge of the box that misses to the right of the target.

87:33

A cross is delivered by Jobi McAnuff, Souleymane Bamba makes a clearance.

85:01

Corner taken right-footed by Paul Gallagher from the right by-line, Headed effort on goal by Steve Howard from just inside the box goes harmlessly over the goal.

84:22

The offside flag is raised against Hal Robson-Kanu. Kasper Schmeichel takes the free kick.

83:03

Simon Church replaces Jason Roberts.

82:02

Paul Gallagher produces a left-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that goes wide left of the target.

80:39

Paul Gallagher takes the outswinging corner, clearance by Alex Pearce.

80:04

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Paul Gallagher from the left by-line.

79:45

Lloyd Dyer takes a shot. Ian Harte gets a block in.

79:19

Souleymane Bamba fouled by Noel Hunt, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Kasper Schmeichel.

75:58

Paul Gallagher produces a cross, clearance by Alex Pearce.

74:05

Jason Roberts fires in a goal from close in to the bottom left corner of the goal. Reading 2-0 Leicester.Assist by Noel Hunt.

72:42

Foul by Hal Robson-Kanu on Lloyd Dyer, free kick awarded. Richie Wellens restarts play with the free kick. Paul Gallagher on for Daniel Drinkwater.

71:49

Alex Pearce fouled by Steve Howard, the ref awards a free kick. Steve Howard receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Adam Federici takes the free kick.

71:05

Noel Hunt takes a shot. Blocked by Wes Morgan.

68:55

A cross is delivered by Neil Danns, clearance by Alex Pearce.

67:36

Hal Robson-Kanu concedes a free kick for a foul on Lloyd Dyer. Sean St. Ledger takes the free kick.

66:28

Neil Danns produces a cross, clearance by Alex Pearce.

63:48

Hal Robson-Kanu crosses the ball, Noel Hunt takes a shot. Save by Kasper Schmeichel.

63:11

Neil Danns takes a shot. Save by Adam Federici.

62:22

Corner taken by Daniel Drinkwater played to the near post, Noel Hunt manages to make a clearance.

61:01

Foul by Mikele Leigertwood on Souleymane Bamba, free kick awarded. Mikele Leigertwood goes into the book. Free kick taken by Kasper Schmeichel.

58:45

David Nugent has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the goal.

57:06

Effort from the edge of the box by David Nugent goes wide of the left-hand upright.

53:45

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Daniel Drinkwater from the left by-line, David Nugent produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand post.

53:26

Lloyd Dyer takes a shot. Blocked by Kaspars Gorkss.

52:30

Jason Roberts challenges Lloyd Dyer unfairly and gives away a free kick. Lloyd Dyer takes the direct free kick.

51:36

Richie Wellens takes a shot. Blocked by Jem Karacan. Lee Peltier takes a shot. Ian Harte gets a block in. Outswinging corner taken by Daniel Drinkwater from the right by-line.

49:25

Jem Karacan challenges Richie Wellens unfairly and gives away a free kick. Wes Morgan restarts play with the free kick.

48:49

David Nugent produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the target.

46:39

Foul by Steve Howard on Kaspars Gorkss, free kick awarded. Adam Federici takes the free kick.

45:53

Lloyd Dyer crosses the ball, Daniel Drinkwater has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal.

45:52 +0.52

The ball is sent over by Jobi McAnuff, Lee Peltier manages to make a clearance.

45:01

Steve Howard is brought on as a substitute for Jermaine Beckford. Souleymane Bamba on for Tom Kennedy.

44:45

Jobi McAnuff fouled by Tom Kennedy, the ref awards a free kick. Ian Harte takes the free kick.

44:11

David Nugent takes a shot. Alex Pearce gets a block in.

35:34

Neil Danns takes a shot. Adam Federici makes a save.

35:14

Mikele Leigertwood challenges Daniel Drinkwater unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Tom Kennedy.

32:28

Shaun Cummings crosses the ball, save made by Kasper Schmeichel.

26:35

Foul by Neil Danns on Jem Karacan, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Ian Harte.

24:46

Unfair challenge on Lee Peltier by Hal Robson-Kanu results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Lee Peltier.

23:20

Unfair challenge on Jason Roberts by Richie Wellens results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Ian Harte.

22:11

David Nugent produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the goal.

21:34

Richie Wellens fouled by Noel Hunt, the ref awards a free kick. Sean St. Ledger takes the direct free kick.

19:13

Ian Harte takes the inswinging corner, Lee Peltier makes a clearance.

18:16

The ball is swung over by Shaun Cummings, Wes Morgan manages to make a clearance.

16:39

Corner from right by-line taken by Tom Kennedy.

16:32

A cross is delivered by Tom Kennedy, Ian Harte makes a clearance.

14:32

Centre by Hal Robson-Kanu. Mikele Leigertwood gets on the score sheet with a goal from just outside the penalty box to the top right corner of the goal. Reading 1-0 Leicester.Assist on the goal came from Jobi McAnuff.

12:20

Tom Kennedy takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, Sean St. Ledger has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

12:10

Neil Danns produces a cross, Kaspars Gorkss manages to make a clearance.

10:08

Tom Kennedy sends in a cross, save made by Adam Federici.

9:12

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jem Karacan on Richie Wellens. Sean St. Ledger restarts play with the free kick.

7:37

Hal Robson-Kanu produces a right-footed shot from outside the box and misses left.

6:13

Noel Hunt takes a shot. Hal Robson-Kanu takes a shot. Save by Kasper Schmeichel. Corner taken left-footed by Ian Harte from the right by-line, Alex Pearce takes a shot. Save by Kasper Schmeichel. Save made by Kasper Schmeichel.

2:49

Unfair challenge on Lloyd Dyer by Jobi McAnuff results in a free kick. Tom Kennedy restarts play with the free kick.

1:57

Richie Wellens produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the target.

1:14

Free kick awarded for a foul by Daniel Drinkwater on Hal Robson-Kanu. Ian Harte takes the free kick.

0:32

Jobi McAnuff sends in a cross, clearance by Wes Morgan.

Match Preview

Kebe back for Royals Reading hope to have Jimmy Kebe back in their matchday squad for the npower Championship clash with Leicester. Kebe has missed the Royals' last two matches with a knee problem but could return, although he will have to oust either Hal Robson-Kanu or captain Jobi McAnuff to regain his place in the starting line-up. The news is not so good for full-backs Matthew Connolly and Andy Griffin, however. On-loan Connolly sustained an ankle injury during the 2-1 win at Millwall last weekend and is unlikely to feature, with Shaun Cummings ready to step in on the right of defence once more. Griffin has been struggling with a hamstring injury of late and is also unlikely to be available to manager Brian McDermott, whose side go in search of their eighth straight win. Leicester have no new problems. The Foxes' play-off hopes suffered another setback in midweek as they were beaten at struggling Bristol City. Another loss on Saturday would make what manager Nigel Pearson already describes as a `massive' task to gatecrash the top six almost impossible. Paul Gallagher will come into contention for a start after ending a three-match absence with a hamstring injury as a late substitute against the Robins on Tuesday night. Fellow forwards Steve Howard and Jeff Schlupp, midfielder Danny Drinkwater and centre-half Sol Bamba will also be hoping for recalls. Full-back Paul Konchesky will serve the second game of his three-match suspension.

Formation:442Manager: Brian McDermott

Reading

Formation: 442Manager: Nigel Pearson

Leicester

  • Adam Federici
  • Shaun Cummings
  • Kaspars Gorkss
  • Alex Pearce
  • Ian Harte
  • Jobi McAnuff
  • Mikele Leigertwood
  • Jem Karacan
  • Hal Robson-Kanu
  • Noel Hunt
  • Jason Roberts
  • SUBS
  • Mikkel Andersen
  • Jay Tabb
  • Adam Le Fondre
  • Simon Church
  • Tomasz Cywka

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Match Report

Leigertwood leaves Leicester reeling Mikele Leigertwood's stunning early effort set Reading on the way to their eighth successive victory in the npower Championship - a 3-1 triumph over Leicester. Leigertwood thundered home a rasping drive from 20 yards out after 15 minutes to put the Royals in control, and the home side coasted through the opening period before Leicester came out fighting in the second half. However, the visitors were unable to convert any of the several chances they created after the break and with quarter of an hour remaining Jason Roberts added a second for the hosts with a six-yard tap in. Simon Church came off the bench to head a third late in the second period and, while Neil Danns clawed one back for the Foxes, it was far too little far too late as Reading moved level on points with second-placed West Ham. Reading started the match at a canter, with Kasper Schmeichel in the Leicester goal saving from Noel Hunt before Wes Morgan cleared off the line from Hal Robson-Kanu. But the visiting Foxes could not hold out for long, and on the quarter hour mark Leigertwood fired the Royals in front. Robson-Kanu picked out the midfielder on the edge of the box at the end of a flowing Reading attack, and Leigertwood produced a stunning rocket of an effort to find the top right hand corner. Leicester slowly found their feet, David Nugent shot wide from 18 yards and Danns tested Adam Federici from distance, but the away side struggled to open up their hosts. Reading mixed a stubborn resilience in defence with their uncanny knack to protect possession in midfield to take their one goal advantage through until half-time, but the away side started quickly after the break. Lloyd Dyer's cross fell to the feet of Danny Drinkwater on the edge of the penalty area, but Drinkwater could not direct his effort on target before Nugent shot wide after cutting in from the left. Nugent headed Drinkwater's corner wide after 54 minutes as the Foxes continued to pile pressure on their hosts in pursuit of an equaliser. After being second best for much of the first period, Leicester looked dangerous and Federici had to be alert to hold on to Danns' long-range effort. However, Reading were always likely to threaten on the counter, and the Royals thought they ought to have been awarded a penalty when Roberts was felled in the box only for referee Robert Madley to waves away their claims. The home fans did not have to wait long for another reason to cheer, though, as Reading doubled their advantage after 75 minutes. Hunt charged down right before taking his time to find strike partner Roberts in the box and the former Blackburn striker obliged with a clinical finish from six yards. And Hunt was again the provider with a minute left, searching out substitute Church to nod home and, although Danns took some of the gloss off the performance with a consolation for Leicester at the death, Reading's charge continues.

Form Guide

    WWWWWW
  • Reading
  • VS
  • Leicester
  • LWLWWL

Last Meetings

  • Leicester
  • 0 - 2
  • Reading
  • 13/08/2011
  • Reading
  • 3 - 1
  • Leicester
  • 16/04/2011
  • 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

Top Scorers

Reading

  • A Le Fondre 7
  • N Hunt 6
  • S Church 6
  • J McAnuff 4
  • J Roberts 3
  • JB Kebe 3
  • A Pearce 3
  • H Robson-Kanu 3
  • M Manset 3
  • I Harte 1
  • M Leigertwood 1
  • K Gorkss 1
  • J Karacan 1

Leicester

  • D Nugent 13
  • A King 4
  • N Danns 4
  • P Gallagher 4
  • J Beckford 4
  • L Dyer 3
  • P Konchesky 2
  • D Vassell 2
  • R Wellens 1
  • M Mills 1
  • L Peltier 1
  • S Bamba 1
  • J Schlupp 1

Goals

Reading

    • Total goals 72
    • Goals per game 44
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 5 (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 13 (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 10 (For) 1 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Leicester

    • Total goals 75
    • Goals per game 47
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 10 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 5 (For) 5 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 7 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 7 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 7 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 6 (For) 7 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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