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  • Date:06 Aug 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Madejski Stadium
  • Attendance:18,531
  • Manset (85) Manset (88)
  • Henderson (48) Marquis (61)
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96mins

Corner taken by Scott Barron, Header from deep inside the area by Paul Robinson goes over the bar.

96mins

Shot from just outside the box by Scott Barron goes over the crossbar.

93mins

Alex Pearce concedes a free kick for a foul on Nadjim Abdou. Alex Pearce receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Scott Barron restarts play with the free kick.

92mins

Corner taken by Scott Barron from the left by-line, Paul Robinson has a headed effort from close in and clears the bar.

89mins

Mathieu Manset grabs a headed goal from close range. Reading 2-2 Millwall.Jimmy Kebe provided the assist for the goal.

87mins

Nadjim Abdou comes on in place of John Marquis.

86mins

Mathieu Manset finds the back of the net with a goal from just outside the box to the top right corner of the goal. Reading 1-2 Millwall.

85mins

Short corner worked by Jimmy Kebe.

84mins

Jobi McAnuff produces a shot from just outside the penalty area that bounces off the post.

83mins

John Marquis takes a shot. Save by Adam Federici.

81mins

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Scott Barron.

79mins

Chris Hackett is brought on as a substitute for James Henry.

77mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by John Marquis on Mikele Leigertwood. Ian Harte takes the free kick.

76mins

Mikele Leigertwood fouled by Scott Barron, the ref awards a free kick. Scott Barron booked. Free kick taken by Ian Harte.

73mins

Ian Harte takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance by Darren Ward.

68mins

Hal Robson-Kanu replaces Jem Karacan. (Reading) makes a substitution, with Mathieu Manset coming on for Noel Hunt. Scott Barron joins the action as a substitute, replacing Hamer Bouazza.

66mins

John Marquis is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Adam Federici.

64mins

Jimmy Kebe fouled by Liam Trotter, the ref awards a free kick. Ian Harte crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance made by James Henry.

64mins

Inswinging corner taken by Jobi McAnuff, Tony Craig manages to make a clearance.

63mins

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Hamer Bouazza played to the near post, Shane Long manages to make a clearance.

62mins

John Marquis finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close in. Reading 0-2 Millwall.

59mins

John Marquis takes a shot. Alex Pearce gets a block in.

57mins

Shane Long takes a shot.

56mins

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Ian Harte, David Forde makes a save.

54mins

John Marquis gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jem Karacan. The referee shows John Marquis a yellow card. Free kick taken by Adam Federici.

53mins

John Marquis concedes a free kick for a foul on Ian Harte. Adam Federici restarts play with the free kick.

49mins

Darius Henderson finds the back of the net with a headed goal from deep inside the penalty area. Reading 0-1 Millwall.The assist for the goal came from James Henry.

48mins

Corner taken left-footed by Hamer Bouazza from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Alex Pearce.

48mins

John Marquis is ruled offside. Adam Federici restarts play with the free kick.

47mins

James Henry takes a shot. Save made by Adam Federici.

46mins

Noel Hunt is ruled offside. David Forde takes the free kick.

46mins

Noel Hunt gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Darren Ward. Direct free kick taken by David Forde.

44mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Mikele Leigertwood on Darius Henderson. Direct free kick taken by David Forde.

43mins

Darius Henderson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jem Karacan. Darius Henderson is cautioned. Free kick taken by Ian Harte.

40mins

The assistant referee signals for offside against Darius Henderson. Indirect free kick taken by Adam Federici.

39mins

Shane Long fouled by Paul Robinson, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Andy Griffin.

38mins

James Henry takes a shot from inside the box clearing the bar.

37mins

Long range shot by Jobi McAnuff goes wide right of the net.

35mins

Jobi McAnuff fouled by Liam Trotter, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ian Harte.

29mins

Hamer Bouazza gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Alex Pearce. Adam Federici takes the free kick.

29mins

Jem Karacan produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the target.

28mins

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

25mins

Effort on goal by Jobi McAnuff from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal.

24mins

Shane Long fouled by Tony Craig, the ref awards a free kick. Ian Harte restarts play with the free kick.

22mins

Shane Long challenges Paul Robinson unfairly and gives away a free kick. David Forde restarts play with the free kick.

18mins

Foul by Alan Dunne on Jobi McAnuff, free kick awarded. The referee shows Alan Dunne a yellow card. Ian Harte takes the free kick.

16mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against Noel Hunt. David Forde takes the free kick.

13mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Shane Long by Paul Robinson. Free kick taken by Jimmy Kebe.

12mins

Hamer Bouazza takes the inswinging corner, Header from close range by Tamika Mkandawire misses to the right of the goal.

11mins

Jimmy Kebe takes a shot. David Forde makes a save.

7mins

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

4mins

Liam Trotter has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide left of the goal.

3mins

Jimmy Kebe has an effort at goal from close range which goes wide right of the target.

Match Preview

Duo targeting Royals action Reading midfielder Mikele Leigertwood and striker Simon Church are hoping to prove their fitness for the home clash with Millwall. Leigertwood, whose loan spell from QPR was made permanent in May when he signed a three-year deal, has been struggling with a knee injury while Church is also doubtful for the season's opening game due to a thigh strain. Should Leigertwood fail to make it, manager Brian McDermott will turn to Brian Howard or Brynjar Gunnarsson. Forward Noel Hunt has proved his fitness in the last two warm-up matches and is in contention to start but McDermott will be without suspended midfielder Jay Tabb. Tabb, a substitute in Reading's play-off final defeat to Swansea in May, was sent off at half-time for comments made to match officials and will subsequently miss the first two games of the season. Millwall will check on Paul Robinson and Liam Trotter ahead of the trip. Lions skipper Robinson made his return from a summer knee operation in the 4-3 friendly win over Charlton last weekend and will start at centre-half if boss Kenny Jackett feels he is fit enough. Midfielder Trotter has been suffering with a thigh strain but is also expected to be okay to travel. Goalkeeper David Forde missed a chunk of pre-season with an ankle injury but he is now fit. Striker Shaun Batt is the only long-term absentee and he is back in training after a cruciate injury. Summer signings Therry Racon, Darius Henderson and Jordan Stewart are all expected to make their debuts.

Formation:442Manager: Brian McDermott

Reading

Formation: 451Manager: Kenny Jackett

Millwall

  • Adam Federici
  • Andy Griffin
  • Bongani Khumalo
  • Alex Pearce
  • Ian Harte
  • Jimmy Kebe
  • Jem Karacan
  • Mikele Leigertwood
  • Jobi McAnuff
  • Shane Long
  • Noel Hunt
  • SUBS
  • Alex McCarthy
  • Brynjar Gunnarsson
  • Hal Robson-Kanu
  • Mathieu Manset
  • Jordan Obita

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Match Report

Manset double stuns Lions Substitute Mathieu Manset salvaged a point for Reading with two late goals in a dramatic 2-2 draw against Millwall. The Royals saw their Premier League dream shattered by Swansea in a 4-2 defeat at Wembley in May but staked their claim to be among the frontrunners again this season with a fine comeback. Former Reading striker Darius Henderson put the away side ahead before John Marquis doubled their advantage, but Manset, introduced in the 68th minute, grabbed a late double to ensure the spoils were shared. The hosts started brightly, with Jimmy Kebe flashing a shot narrowly wide of David Forde's near post. At the other end Hamer Bouazza jinked his way to the edge of the box before firing wide as the visitors signalled their intent. James Henry whipped in a corner soon after and found the head of Tamika Mkandawire but his effort failed to trouble Adam Federici. Reading's in-demand striker Shane Long, who scored 28 goals in the last campaign, had to leave the field for treatment in the 20th minute but he was reintroduced soon after. Kebe continued to threaten with his pace, drifting past two opponents before being thwarted by Mkandawire as he lined up a shot. Both sides struggled to maintain the pace they had set in the early stages as the first half drew to a close. Darren Ward briefly set pulses racing again when he shoved Noel Hunt following a challenge between the two, but referee Dave Phillips kept his cards in his pocket. Federici was called into action soon after the restart when Henry tried his luck from distance and, having parried the initial effort, the goalkeeper was quickly back on his feet to deny Marquis, though the flag had already gone up for offside. But there was nothing he could do to keep out Henderson's header four minutes into the second half, with the lively Henry providing the cross from the left. Henderson started his career at Reading and also returned to haunt them last season when he scored twice for Sheffield United in a 3-2 win. Brian McDermott's side responded positively and Long did superbly well to control Jem Karacan's pass before rifling a shot against the crossbar. Hunt came within inches of levelling the scores on the hour but could not quite make contact with Kebe's drilled cross. But it was the visitors who struck next when, in 62nd minute, Henry and Liam Trotter linked well before laying on a cross for Marquis to provide the finish. The experienced Ian Harte tried to rally his team-mates and fizzed in a low cross which somehow eluded everyone in the packed penalty area. McDermott made a late double change, introducing Manset and Hal Robson-Kanu for Hunt and Karacan. Manset gave Reading a glimmer of hope with a stunning long-range drive in the 86th minute then headed home Kebe's cross with a minute of normal time remaining.

Form Guide

  • Reading
  • VS
  • Millwall

Last Meetings

  • Reading
  • 2 - 1
  • Millwall
  • 22/02/2011
  • 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

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