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  • Date:14 May 2013
  • Kick-off:20:00
  • Venue:Madejski Stadium
  • Attendance:22,859
  • Aguero (39) Dzeko (87)
Goal!

Live Commentary

90:28 +0.28

Carlos Tevez takes a shot. Save by Alex McCarthy. Corner taken short by David Silva, James Milner concedes a free kick for a foul on Nick Blackman. Jem Karacan takes the free kick.

88:49

The ball is crossed by Garath McCleary.

87:26

A goal is scored by Edin Dzeko from the edge of the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Reading 0-2 Man City.The assist for the goal came from David Silva.

85:15

Yaya Toure takes a shot. Save by Alex McCarthy. David Silva takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, Nick Blackman manages to make a clearance.

84:40

Gael Clichy sends in a cross, Adrian Mariappa makes a clearance. Corner taken by Carlos Tevez from the left by-line.

83:21

Effort from deep inside the area by Yaya Toure misses to the left of the goal.

82:10

Jem Karacan takes a shot. Save by Joe Hart. A cross is delivered by Jem Karacan, clearance by Micah Richards.

79:55

Centre by Adam Le Fondre, blocked by Gael Clichy. Outswinging corner taken by Danny Guthrie, Foul by Stephen Kelly on Edin Dzeko, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by James Milner.

79:02

Edin Dzeko has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide right of the goal.

78:05

Adrian Mariappa is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Joe Hart.

77:02

Garath McCleary has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide right of the goal. Outswinging corner taken by Danny Guthrie from the left by-line, Adrian Mariappa takes a shot. Corner taken short by Danny Guthrie. Yaya Toure gets a block in.

76:30

Jem Karacan fouled by Francisco Javi Garcia, the ref awards a free kick. Danny Guthrie takes the free kick.

76:09

Edin Dzeko handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Danny Guthrie takes the free kick.

75:47

Sean Morrison concedes a free kick for a foul on Joe Hart. Joe Hart restarts play with the free kick.

74:37

Stephen Kelly fouled by James Milner, the ref awards a free kick. Danny Guthrie takes the direct free kick.

73:22

Foul by Francisco Javi Garcia on Hal Robson-Kanu, free kick awarded. Jem Karacan takes the direct free kick.

72:35

The ball is sent over by James Milner, Effort on goal by Micah Richards from inside the box misses to the right of the target.

71:44

Yaya Toure takes a shot. Save by Alex McCarthy. Corner taken right-footed by James Milner, clearance made by Adrian Mariappa.

70:26

Edin Dzeko takes a shot. Save made by Alex McCarthy.

69:41

The ball is delivered by Chris Gunter, Adrian Mariappa takes a shot. Save by Joe Hart.

69:03

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Chris Gunter from the right by-line.

68:10

Nick Blackman on for Jobi McAnuff.

66:57

Centre by Garath McCleary, save made by Joe Hart.

65:56

Carlos Tevez is caught offside. Free kick taken by Alex McCarthy.

61:10

Carlos Tevez has an effort at goal from the edge of the box that misses to the right of the target. Pavel Pogrebnyak goes off and Adam Le Fondre comes on. Edin Dzeko comes on in place of Sergio Aguero.

59:33

James Milner crosses the ball.

58:33

Unfair challenge on Jem Karacan by Sisenando Maicon results in a free kick. Jem Karacan takes the free kick.

57:22

Francisco Javi Garcia joins the action as a substitute, replacing Gareth Barry.

56:24

Corner taken right-footed by James Milner from the right by-line, save made by Alex McCarthy.

56:08

Yaya Toure takes a shot. Alex McCarthy makes a save.

55:39

Garath McCleary gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gareth Barry. Yaya Toure takes the direct free kick.

54:37

James Milner crosses the ball, blocked by Stephen Kelly.

54:03

Garath McCleary crosses the ball, Micah Richards manages to make a clearance.

53:14

Centre by James Milner, Yaya Toure takes a shot. Sean Morrison gets a block in.

52:30

James Milner takes a shot. Blocked by Stephen Kelly.

50:16

Carlos Tevez takes a shot. Sean Morrison gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by James Milner, A cross is delivered by Carlos Tevez, clearance by Danny Guthrie.

49:44

The ball is crossed by Danny Guthrie, Pavel Pogrebnyak takes a shot. Save made by Joe Hart.

49:30

Centre by Chris Gunter, Joleon Lescott makes a clearance.

48:55

The ball is sent over by Carlos Tevez, save made by Alex McCarthy.

47:49

Chris Gunter produces a cross, blocked by Joleon Lescott.

46:43 +1.43

The ball is delivered by Sisenando Maicon, David Silva takes a shot. Save made by Alex McCarthy.

46:09

Foul by Jobi McAnuff on Yaya Toure, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Micah Richards.

43:41

Sergio Aguero takes a shot. Shot from just outside the box by Gael Clichy misses to the left of the target. James Milner takes a shot. Blocked by Adrian Mariappa. Blocked by Adrian Mariappa.

41:15

Sergio Aguero takes a shot. Save by Alex McCarthy. James Milner takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Sean Morrison.

38:56

Sergio Aguero takes a shot. Blocked by Sean Morrison. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by James Milner, Goal scored by Sergio Aguero from inside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Reading 0-1 Man City.James Milner provided the assist for the goal.

36:45

Gareth Barry gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Garath McCleary. Gareth Barry goes into the book for unsporting behaviour. Free kick taken by Jem Karacan.

35:58

The ball is delivered by James Milner, Sean Morrison manages to make a clearance.

35:49

David Silva delivers the ball.

34:13

Yaya Toure takes a shot. Adrian Mariappa gets a block in.

33:28

Sisenando Maicon takes a shot. Adrian Mariappa gets a block in. Hal Robson-Kanu takes a shot. Joe Hart makes a save.

31:14

The ball is sent over by Gareth Barry. The referee blows for offside against Carlos Tevez. Alex McCarthy takes the free kick.

28:25

Garath McCleary takes a shot. Joe Hart makes a save.

27:13

Hal Robson-Kanu has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.

26:34

Gael Clichy delivers the ball.

25:02

Centre by Hal Robson-Kanu, Yaya Toure makes a clearance.

22:33

The ball is sent over by James Milner, Sean Morrison makes a clearance.

18:58

Adrian Mariappa gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sergio Aguero. Sisenando Maicon restarts play with the free kick.

18:45

Centre by Garath McCleary, blocked by James Milner.

18:19

Hal Robson-Kanu has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide right of the target.

17:52

Sisenando Maicon challenges Jobi McAnuff unfairly and gives away a free kick. Adrian Mariappa restarts play with the free kick.

14:02

Sisenando Maicon comes on in place of Kolo Toure.

11:48

Free kick awarded for a foul by Pavel Pogrebnyak on Yaya Toure. Free kick taken by Yaya Toure.

10:16

Garath McCleary delivers the ball, clearance made by Gael Clichy. A cross is delivered by Chris Gunter, Kolo Toure makes a clearance.

6:30

James Milner takes a shot. Sergio Aguero takes a shot. Save made by Alex McCarthy. Corner taken by James Milner from the right by-line, Alex McCarthy makes a save.

5:07

A cross is delivered by Danny Guthrie, Shot from just outside the box by Garath McCleary misses to the right of the target.

3:42

David Silva takes a shot. Save by Alex McCarthy.

3:07

Sergio Aguero takes a shot. Alex McCarthy makes a save.

0:39

David Silva takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, James Milner takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the crossbar.

Match Preview

Akpan gives Royals Hope Reading could welcome midfielder Hope Akpan back into their squad. The 21-year-old has missed the last four games with an ankle injury but could struggle to force his way into Nigel Adkins' starting line-up following last weekend's 4-2 win at Fulham. Winger Jimmy Kebe (groin) is still sidelined with Adam Federici (ankle) also likely to miss out once again. City only need a point to secure second place but that might seem the slightest of consolations to them at present after their shock loss to Wigan in Saturday's FA Cup final. The days since have also been overshadowed by intense speculation over the future of their manager Mancini and the circumstances surrounding the match could make for an awkward atmosphere. But goalkeeper Alex McCarthy still believes it will be a good occasion and is looking forward to testing himself against City's star players. He said: "It was a great atmosphere playing up at Man City and on Tuesday it will be a massive game. "They've got a great squad, a really big one, so every player could cause a problem. It should be a great game." Manchester City defender Pablo Zabaleta is suspended after his sending off in the FA Cup final against Wigan. City may consider other changes as they look for the point which will secure the consolation of second spot after their failure to retain the title and Wembley disappointment. Winger Scott Sinclair in the other notable absentee after surgery to remove a blood clot from his shoulder last week. Meanwhile City's players must try to recover from the disappointment of Saturday, when they were on the wrong end of one of the great cup upsets, as they prepare to face Reading. City, who play Norwich in their final game of the season on Sunday, need just one more point to secure second place in the table. First-team coach David Platt spoke about the match on Saturday evening. Platt said: "We have two games left, we have to pick ourselves up for the game against Reading. "That is what we are about, we are professional footballers. "It is hard to get back after you get to a final, and you get all the way - you want to win it. "We won it two years ago, the feelings are quite profound. "We have got two games to go and we owe it to everybody, the fans and the football club, to put it behind us as quickly as we can. "We need to go out and win two football matches between now and the end of the season."

Formation:442Manager: Nigel Adkins

Reading

Formation: 433Manager:

Man City

  • Alex McCarthy
  • Chris Gunter
  • Sean Morrison
  • Adrian Mariappa
  • Stephen Kelly
  • Jem Karacan
  • Danny Guthrie
  • Garath McCleary
  • Jobi McAnuff
  • Hal Robson-Kanu
  • Pavel Pogrebnyak
  • SUBS
  • Stuart Taylor
  • Alex Pearce
  • Adam Le Fondre
  • Ian Harte
  • Hope Akpan
  • Daniel Carrico
  • Nick Blackman

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Form Guide

    LLDLDW
  • Reading
  • VS
  • Man City
  • WWLWDW

Last Meetings

  • Man City
  • 1 - 0
  • Reading
  • 22/12/2012
  • Reading
  • 2 - 0
  • Man City
  • 08/03/2008
  • Man City
  • 2 - 1
  • Reading
  • 24/11/2007
  • Man City
  • 0 - 2
  • Reading
  • 03/02/2007
  • Reading
  • 1 - 0
  • Man City
  • 11/09/2006

Top Scorers

Reading

  • A Le Fondre 8
  • H Robson-Kanu 6
  • P Pogrebnyak 5
  • JB Kebe 5
  • N Hunt 2
  • G McCleary 2
  • S Morrison 2
  • M Leigertwood 1
  • D Guthrie 1
  • A Mariappa 1
  • J Karacan 1

Man City

  • E Dzeko 13
  • CA Tevez 9
  • SL Aguero 9
  • Y Toure 7
  • J Milner 4
  • DJ Silva 4
  • PJ Zabaleta 2
  • S Nasri 2
  • FF Javi Garcia 2
  • G Barry 1
  • J Lescott 1
  • V Kompany 1
  • A Kolarov 1

Goals

Reading

    • Total goals 108
    • Goals per game 41
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 7 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 7 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) 8 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 6 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 11 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 7 (For) 12 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 13 (For) 8 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Man City

    • Total goals 129
    • Goals per game 62
  • 6 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 7 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 8 (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 6 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 11 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 10 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 10 (For) 5 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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