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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!

Live Commentary

92mins

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

92mins

Centre by Paul Gallagher, Shaun Cummings makes a clearance.

89mins

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.

88mins

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

88mins

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

86mins

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.

85mins

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

84mins

Simon Church replaces Jason Roberts.

83mins

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

81mins

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

81mins

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

80mins

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

80mins

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

76mins

Paul Gallagher produces a cross, clearance by Alex Pearce.

75mins

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.

73mins

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.

72mins

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.

72mins

Noel Hunt takes a shot. Blocked by Wes Morgan.

69mins

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

68mins

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

67mins

Neil Danns produces a cross, clearance by Alex Pearce.

64mins

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

64mins

Neil Danns takes a shot. Save by Adam Federici.

63mins

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

62mins

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

59mins

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

58mins

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

54mins

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.

54mins

Lloyd Dyer takes a shot. Blocked by Kaspars Gorkss.

53mins

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

52mins

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.

50mins

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

49mins

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

47mins

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

46mins

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.

46mins

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

46mins

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

45mins

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

45mins

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

36mins

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

36mins

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

33mins

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

27mins

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

25mins

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

24mins

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

23mins

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

22mins

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

20mins

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

19mins

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

17mins

Corner from right by-line taken by Tom Kennedy.

17mins

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

15mins

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.

13mins

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.

13mins

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

11mins

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

10mins

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

8mins

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

7mins

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.

3mins

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

2mins

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

2mins

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

1mins

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

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