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Hatem Ben Arfa crosses the ball, save made by Alex McCarthy.
Demba Ba produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the target.
Shot from just outside the box by Jobi McAnuff hits the post.
Jason Roberts takes a shot. Mike Williamson gets a block in.
Jobi McAnuff takes a shot. Davide Santon gets a block in.
Nicky Shorey takes the inswinging corner, Header from deep inside the penalty area by Mikele Leigertwood goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
Jason Roberts takes a shot. Save by Steve Harper.
Unfair challenge on Demba Ba by Kaspars Gorkss results in a free kick. Cheick Tiote takes the direct free kick.
Adam Le Fondre replaces Noel Hunt.
Hatem Ben Arfa takes a long range shot clearing the bar.
Hatem Ben Arfa concedes a free kick for a foul on Jobi McAnuff. Direct free kick taken by Nicky Shorey.
Demba Ba grabs a headed goal from close in. Reading 2-2 Newcastle.Shane Ferguson provided the assist for the goal.
Unfair challenge on Jonas Gutierrez by Jem Karacan results in a free kick. James Perch takes the direct free kick.
Hatem Ben Arfa produces a drilled left-footed shot from 18 yards. Adrian Mariappa gets a block in.
Cheick Tiote gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jobi McAnuff. Kaspars Gorkss takes the direct free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jobi McAnuff by Cheick Tiote. Direct free kick taken by Nicky Shorey. Header from deep inside the penalty area by Kaspars Gorkss goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
Noel Hunt finds the back of the net with a headed goal from inside the box. Reading 2-1 Newcastle.Assist by Jobi McAnuff.
Demba Ba grabs a goal from inside the area low into the middle of the goal. Reading 1-1 Newcastle.The assist for the goal came from Cheick Tiote.
Jimmy Kebe scores a goal from the edge of the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Reading 1-0 Newcastle.Jobi McAnuff provided the assist for the goal.
Nicky Shorey takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post.
The ball is swung over by Mikele Leigertwood, save made by Steve Harper.
Unfair challenge on Jobi McAnuff by James Perch results in a free kick. James Perch goes into the book. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Nicky Shorey.
A cross is delivered by Shaun Cummings, clearance by Mike Williamson. Corner from the right by-line taken by Nicky Shorey, Steve Harper makes a comfortable save.
Papiss Cisse has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand post.
Centre by Davide Santon.
Foul by Mikele Leigertwood on Cheick Tiote, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Cheick Tiote.
Cheick Tiote gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Shaun Cummings. Free kick crossed by Nicky Shorey, clearance made by Davide Santon.
Corner taken right-footed by Gael Bigirimana, save made by Alex McCarthy.
Jonas Gutierrez produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty area that goes harmlessly over the target.
Shot from just outside the area by Jem Karacan goes over the bar.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Noel Hunt by James Perch. Direct free kick taken by Nicky Shorey.
Pavel Pogrebnyak takes a shot. Save by Steve Harper. Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Nicky Shorey, save made by Steve Harper.
Cheick Tiote takes a shot. Blocked by Adrian Mariappa.
Pavel Pogrebnyak gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steven Taylor. Free kick taken by Steven Taylor.
Pavel Pogrebnyak produces a left-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that goes wide left of the target.
Nicky Shorey has an effort at goal.
Noel Hunt takes a shot. Steve Harper makes a comfortable save.
Mike Williamson challenges Noel Hunt unfairly and gives away a free kick. Nicky Shorey takes the direct free kick.
Noel Hunt is caught offside. Steve Harper takes the free kick.
Jobi McAnuff challenges Hatem Ben Arfa unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed by Hatem Ben Arfa, clearance made by Adrian Mariappa.
A cross is delivered by Jonas Gutierrez, clearance made by Adrian Mariappa.
The ball is sent over by Jimmy Kebe, Cheick Tiote makes a clearance.
Corner taken left-footed by Nicky Shorey, Mike Williamson makes a clearance.
The ball is sent over by Jonas Gutierrez, comfortable save by Alex McCarthy.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Noel Hunt. Steve Harper takes the direct free kick.
Demba Ba sends in a cross.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Nicky Shorey, save by Steve Harper.
Guthrie happy to see McDermott on honeymoon
Danny Guthrie was persuaded to join Reading after having his honeymoon interrupted by manager Brian McDermott.
Guthrie joined the Royals on a free transfer from Saturday's Barclays Premier League opponents Newcastle in July.
The 25-year-old midfielder was impressed by McDermott's determination to lure him to Madejski Stadium.
"I was in the last year of my contract and there were numerous meetings between my agent and Newcastle," he said. "We couldn't agree on anything and I was talking to a number of clubs.
"The manager came to see me while I was on honeymoon in Dubai and when I came back I'd signed. I was fine with him coming during my honeymoon. It was surprising and a nice gesture. It showed intent.
"I mentioned it to my wife Rebecca and she was glad to get rid of me because we were coming to the end of the holiday! It went down well.
"Once I met him and listened to what he wanted to do, it was just a case of me getting home and signing the papers."
Guthrie enjoyed his time St James' Park, but realised his days were numbered under manager Alan Pardew.
"I had four good years at Newcastle. It was bit of a rollercoaster with five managers, but the last couple of years were good," he said.
"We had a great season last season and I have nothing but good things to say about the club. I had a period last season just after Christmas where I was playing some of the best football of my career.
"But one of the lads came back from injury and went straight back into the team. That was difficult to take, very frustrating, and that's one of the reasons I left.
"The manager was honest with me, we tried to agree on a contract but it wasn't going to happen."
Striker Jason Roberts has a chance of playing in the clash but faces a fitness test after recovering from a calf injury.
Mali winger Jimmy Kebe played against QPR in midweek and his hamstring problem will be assessed before facing Newcastle.
Meanwhile, Newcastle boss Pardew was given only one remit by owner Mike Ashley when he handed him his new eight-year contract: "Win every week."
The sportswear magnate stunned the world of football on Thursday when he tied up Pardew and key coaches John Carver, Steve Stone and Andy Woodman until the end of the 2019/20 season.
Pardew, whose aim is to use the length of the deal to put in place a structure to ensure sustained success for the Magpies, was delighted to have signed it and is now ready to set about the process of justifying Ashley's faith in he and his staff.
Asked what the owner's remit was, the 51-year-old replied: "Win every week.
"Regardless, there's always pressure when you are Newcastle manager. I am just privileged to be the manager, really, and proud to be the manager of this football club.
"To be given an eight-year contract - it hasn't quite sunk in, if I am honest.
"But my focus, ever since I entered this game, was to win. I came pretty close at West Ham and I won what you might call a minor trophy at Southampton, but I want to win.
"I have won a couple of promotions, I want to win silverware."
Newcastle skipper Fabricio Coloccini is out of the trip after suffering a setback in his recovery from a hamstring injury.
The Argentina international defender, who started the 2-1 Capital One Cup defeat at Manchester United on Wednesday evening, is back on the treatment table and will not figure, and Pardew may also have to do without midfielder Yohan Cabaye, who has a mouth infection.
Keeper Tim Krul (elbow) and full-back Danny Simpson (hamstring) are closing in on returns, but neither will make the game.
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