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  • Date:22 Feb 2011
  • Kick-off:20:00
  • Venue:Madejski Stadium
  • Attendance:15,934
  • Hunt (2) Long (54)
  • Harris (45)
Goal!

Live Commentary

94:38 +4.38

Jay Tabb fouled by Tamika Mkandawire, the ref awards a free kick. Matt Mills takes the free kick.

93:57 +3.57

Shane Long has an effort at goal from outside the penalty area which goes wide right of the goal.

92:50 +2.50

Free kick awarded for a foul by Andy Griffin on Tamika Mkandawire. David Forde takes the free kick.

91:18 +1.18

Andy Griffin is given a yellow card.

90:01 +0.01

Alan Dunne challenges Jobi McAnuff unfairly and gives away a free kick. Andy Griffin restarts play with the free kick.

86:47

The assistant referee signals for offside against Neil Harris. Indirect free kick taken by Alex McCarthy.

86:19

Mikele Leigertwood takes a shot. Save made by David Forde.

86:06

Jimmy Kebe decides to take a short corner.

85:45

Shaun Cummings takes a shot. Tony Craig gets a block in.

85:05

Tamika Mkandawire receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Free kick awarded for a foul by Tamika Mkandawire on Shane Long. Mikele Leigertwood takes the free kick.

84:35

Centre by Tony Craig, Ivar Ingimarsson makes a clearance.

82:36

The official flags Shane Long offside. Free kick taken by David Forde.

81:52

Shot from just outside the box by James Henry goes over the bar.

80:55

Centre by Tony Craig, Header at goal by Steve Morison, save made by Alex McCarthy.

79:47

Noel Hunt goes off and Simon Church comes on.

79:29

Neil Harris produces a cross, Shaun Cummings gets a block in.

78:32

Jimmy Kebe delivers the ball, clearance made by Paul Robinson.

77:10

The offside flag is raised against Steve Morison. Matt Mills takes the free kick.

76:42

James Henry is ruled offside. Alex McCarthy takes the indirect free kick.

76:01

Free kick awarded for a foul by Noel Hunt on James Henry. Free kick taken by James Henry.

74:10

Darren Purse replaces Nadjim Abdou.

73:51

Foul by Andy Griffin on Alan Dunne, free kick awarded. David Forde restarts play with the free kick.

71:17

Foul by Liam Trotter on Andy Griffin, free kick awarded. Indirect free kick taken by Alex McCarthy.

70:49

Andy Griffin takes a shot. Blocked by Paul Robinson.

68:45

Shane Long is caught offside. David Forde restarts play with the free kick.

67:10

The offside flag is raised against Liam Trotter. Free kick taken by Alex McCarthy.

65:58

Jimmy Kebe goes into the book.

65:12

James Henry concedes a free kick for a foul on Shaun Cummings. Alex McCarthy restarts play with the free kick.

64:35

Foul by Shane Long on Tony Craig, free kick awarded. David Forde restarts play with the free kick.

63:10

The ball is sent over by Chris Hackett, Matt Mills makes a clearance.

62:13

Scott Barron leaves the field to be replaced by Tony Craig.

60:08

Unfair challenge on Ivar Ingimarsson by Steve Morison results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Alex McCarthy.

59:42

Free kick awarded for a foul by Alan Dunne on Shaun Cummings. Indirect free kick taken by Alex McCarthy.

58:59

James Henry takes the inswinging corner, Mikele Leigertwood manages to make a clearance.

57:11

Jay Tabb gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Alan Dunne. Indirect free kick taken by David Forde.

57:02

The ball is crossed by Jimmy Kebe, Alan Dunne manages to make a clearance.

54:52

A goal is scored by Shane Long from the edge of the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Reading 2-1 Millwall.Noel Hunt provided the assist for the goal.

54:21

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jobi McAnuff by Alan Dunne. Free kick taken by Andy Griffin.

53:15

Steve Morison sends in a cross, save by Alex McCarthy.

52:33

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Jay Tabb from the right by-line, save by David Forde.

52:19

Centre by Shane Long, Tamika Mkandawire gets a block in.

51:23

Unfair challenge on Alex McCarthy by Paul Robinson results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Alex McCarthy.

51:12

James Henry takes the outswinging corner, save by Alex McCarthy.

48:16

Neil Harris takes a shot. Blocked by Andy Griffin.

47:42

The offside flag is raised against Shane Long. David Forde restarts play with the free kick.

46:47

Corner from the left by-line taken by Jay Tabb, clearance by Paul Robinson.

46:25 +1.25

James Henry takes a shot. Save by Alex McCarthy.

45:56 +0.56

Centre by Andy Griffin.

45:15

Neil Harris fires in a goal from the edge of the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Reading 1-1 Millwall.

45:01

Neil Harris joins the action as a substitute, replacing Hameur Bouazza.

42:29

The ball is swung over by Jimmy Kebe, blocked by Chris Hackett.

41:44

Inswinging corner taken by Jobi McAnuff from the left by-line, David Forde makes a save.

41:36

Centre by Jobi McAnuff, Paul Robinson makes a clearance.

40:08

Shot from inside the area by Shaun Cummings clears the bar.

39:04

Alan Dunne challenges Jobi McAnuff unfairly and gives away a free kick. Andy Griffin takes the indirect free kick.

38:17

Foul by Jay Tabb on Chris Hackett, free kick awarded. David Forde takes the indirect free kick.

37:34

Paul Robinson goes into the book for unsporting behaviour. Paul Robinson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Shane Long. Indirect free kick taken by Andy Griffin.

35:59

Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul Robinson on Andy Griffin. Alex McCarthy restarts play with the free kick.

34:35

A cross is delivered by Jay Tabb, Paul Robinson makes a clearance.

33:29

Effort from deep inside the area by Jay Tabb clears the bar.

30:23

Inswinging corner taken by James Henry.

30:07

James Henry takes a inswinging corner.

29:53

The ball is sent over by Steve Morison, Mikele Leigertwood gets a block in.

29:10

The ball is delivered by Scott Barron, Header by Steve Morison from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.

28:20

Corner taken right-footed by Jobi McAnuff from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Steve Morison.

25:22

Nadjim Abdou gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Shane Long. Jay Tabb restarts play with the free kick.

24:17

Header by Steve Morison from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.

23:45

Andy Griffin challenges Alan Dunne unfairly and gives away a free kick. Hameur Bouazza takes the direct free kick.

21:03

Corner taken right-footed by James Henry, clearance by Mikele Leigertwood.

20:16

Corner taken by James Henry from the left by-line, The ball is swung over by Steve Morison, Mikele Leigertwood manages to make a clearance.

19:14

The ball is delivered by James Henry, clearance made by Shaun Cummings.

18:31

Andy Griffin challenges James Henry unfairly and gives away a free kick. James Henry takes the free kick.

17:45

Foul by Shaun Cummings on Hameur Bouazza, free kick awarded. Scott Barron takes the free kick.

16:52

Outswinging corner taken by James Henry from the right by-line played to the near post, Tamika Mkandawire takes has a header from just inside the penalty box which clears the crossbar.

16:42

The ball is crossed by James Henry, clearance by Ivar Ingimarsson.

15:04

The ball is delivered by Jimmy Kebe, Mikele Leigertwood takes a shot. David Forde makes a save.

14:55

Short corner taken by Jay Tabb.

14:39

The ball is crossed by Jimmy Kebe, clearance by Scott Barron.

14:29

Noel Hunt crosses the ball, clearance by Tamika Mkandawire.

12:08

Corner taken left-footed by Jay Tabb, clearance made by Paul Robinson.

11:57

The ball is sent over by Jimmy Kebe, blocked by Scott Barron.

11:23

Jimmy Kebe produces a cross, Scott Barron gets a block in.

10:36

The ball is sent over by Scott Barron.

9:53

Jobi McAnuff takes a shot. Blocked by Paul Robinson.

8:42

Unfair challenge on Ivar Ingimarsson by Steve Morison results in a free kick. Alex McCarthy restarts play with the free kick.

8:26

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Liam Trotter by Mikele Leigertwood. David Forde takes the indirect free kick.

5:17

James Henry is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Mikele Leigertwood restarts play with the free kick.

4:55

Short corner worked by Jay Tabb.

4:29

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Jay Tabb from the right by-line, Liam Trotter makes a clearance.

4:18

Jimmy Kebe crosses the ball, Paul Robinson makes a clearance.

2:47

A goal is scored by Noel Hunt from the edge of the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Reading 1-0 Millwall.Assist on the goal came from Shane Long.

1:14

Jay Tabb takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, David Forde makes a save.

Match Preview

Royals to assess Federici fitness Reading will hand a late fitness test to goalkeeper Adam Federici ahead of the visit of Millwall. The Australian was forced off with six minutes remaining of the 1-1 draw with Watford on Saturday and faces a check on his knee injury. If he is ruled out, England Under-21 international Alex McCarthy - who played almost all of last season on loan at Yeovil - will make his first league start for the club. Striker Mathieu Manset is a doubt with the calf injury which kept him out at the weekend while defender Alex Pearce is unlikely to return from his thigh problem. Midfielder Jem Karacan remains out as he completes a three-match ban as Brian McDermott's side look for a first win in seven games. Hameur Bouazza is pushing to make his full Millwall debut. The former Watford and Fulham winger, who had a knee injury when he signed for the Lions at the end of January, came on as a substitute against Middlesbrough on Saturday and marked his first appearance with a goal in the 3-2 defeat. Millwall`s recent injury crisis has eased with defenders Tony Craig (back) and Darren Ward (ankle) back on the bench at the weekend. Midfielder Tamika Mkandawire is close to returning from a muscle strain and striker Josh McQuoid is due back in training this week after ankle trouble. Defender Jens Berthel Askou did not make the squad on Saturday and his loan from Norwich has now expired.

Formation:442Manager: Brian McDermott

Reading

Formation: 442Manager: Kenny Jackett

Millwall

  • Alex McCarthy
  • Andy Griffin
  • Matt Mills
  • Ivar Ingimarsson
  • Shaun Cummings
  • Jimmy Kebe
  • Mikele Leigertwood
  • Jay Tabb
  • Jobi McAnuff
  • Shane Long
  • Noel Hunt
  • SUBS
  • Mikkel Andersen
  • Zurab Khizanishvili
  • Michail Antonio
  • Hal Robson-Kanu
  • Brian Howard
  • Simon Church
  • Brett Williams

Home

Away

Match Report

Prolific Long tames Lions Shane Long scored his 16th goal of the season to boost Reading's npower Championship play-off hopes with a 2-1 win over Millwall. The Republic of Ireland forward netted the decisive strike in the second half to steal the headlines from Neil Harris, who had cancelled out Noel Hunt's early opener less than a minute after coming off the bench. It took Reading just three minutes to seize the advantage, with Long's industrious run leading to a cross which was only half-cleared to Hunt, who chested the ball down and drilled it home. The visitors sounded their first warning soon after when former Reading man James Henry's right-footed corner found Tamika Mkandawire in space, but the imposing defender's header comfortably cleared the bar. It wasn't long before Henry was causing problems again for his old side with another set-piece delivery into the heart of the box which the Royals struggled to clear, allowing Hamer Bouazza to steal possession but his subsequent shot could not find a path through the crowded penalty area. Shaun Cummings missed a glorious chance to double the hosts' lead just before the break when he blazed over from close range following good set-up play from Jobi McAnuff. The Lions were giving as good as they got in a frenetic first half, but Kenny Jackett's men were almost punished for a lapse in concentration when McAnuff slipped in Andy Griffin down the flank, but his cross was confidently claimed by David Forde with a host of Reading players looking to pounce. Harris was introduced at the break and it took him just 30 seconds to make an impact. Nadjim Abdou chipped the ball through for the veteran striker to volley across goal and into the far corner. The 33-year-old put an end to his run of 16 goals without a game when he netted against Middlesbrough at the weekend, and he was back in the thick of the action again moments later when Griffin had to get in a last-ditch block to deny him from close range. With Millwall beginning to enjoy the ascendancy, Reading hit them with a swift counter-attack to reclaim the lead. Hunt swung in the cross and Long showed superb composure to drill it home from the edge of the box. Millwall continued to press for the equaliser, but Harris was frustrated by an offside flag when he appeared to be through on goal. Top scorer Steve Morison continued to assert his authority on the home side's defence with some good hold-up play but his lay-off for Liam Trotter proved wayward.

Form Guide

    DDLLDD
  • Reading
  • VS
  • Millwall
  • LWLWDL

Last Meetings

  • Millwall
  • 0 - 0
  • Reading
  • 14/09/2010
  • Millwall
  • 0 - 2
  • Reading
  • 17/12/2005
  • Reading
  • 5 - 0
  • Millwall
  • 20/08/2005
  • Reading
  • 2 - 1
  • Millwall
  • 05/04/2005
  • Millwall
  • 1 - 0
  • Reading
  • 28/08/2004
  • Millwall
  • 0 - 1
  • Reading
  • 24/04/2004

Top Scorers

Reading

  • S Long 9
  • N Hunt 5
  • JB Kebe 5
  • S Church 4
  • I Harte 3
  • J McAnuff 3
  • M Mills 2
  • J Karacan 2
  • M Leigertwood 1
  • A Pearce 1
  • H Robson-Kanu 1
  • M Manset 1
  • M Antonio 1

Millwall

  • S Morison 10
  • L Trotter 4
  • K Lisbie 3
  • T Robinson 3
  • J Henry 3
  • D Schofield 2
  • S Barron 2
  • D Ward 1
  • N Harris 1
  • P Robinson 1
  • T Mkandawire 1
  • H Bouazza 1
  • J Marquis 1

Goals

Reading

    • Total goals 81
    • Goals per game 46
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 6 (For) 7 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 7 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 14 (For) 4 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Millwall

    • Total goals 77
    • Goals per game 42
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 8 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 7 (For) 5 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 6 (For) 6 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 5 (For) 9 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 5 (For) 5 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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