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  • Date:13 Nov 2010
  • Kick-off:17:20
  • Venue:Madejski Stadium
  • Attendance:15,934
  • Harte (28) Hunt (58) Long - pen (61)
  • Martin (15) Holt (25)
    Martin (31)
Goal!

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95mins

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Ian Harte from the left by-line, Elliott Ward makes a clearance.

93mins

Jobi McAnuff takes a outswinging corner.

90mins

Corner taken by Simon Lappin from the left by-line, clearance by Shane Long.

89mins

The offside flag is raised against Shane Long. Free kick taken by John Ruddy.

89mins

The ball is delivered by Andy Griffin, clearance by Elliott Ward.

88mins

Jobi McAnuff crosses the ball, Jem Karacan has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand post.

86mins

A cross is delivered by Shane Long, John Ruddy makes a save.

86mins

Jobi McAnuff takes a long range shot clearing the bar.

86mins

Shane Long crosses the ball, clearance made by Russell Martin.

85mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Simon Lappin on Michail Antonio. Free kick taken by Andy Griffin.

84mins

Jem Karacan challenges Mathew Gill unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by John Ruddy.

83mins

(Norwich) makes a substitution, with Luke Daley coming on for Chris Martin. Chris Martin concedes a free kick for a foul on Matt Mills. Adam Federici takes the direct free kick.

82mins

The ball is crossed by Jobi McAnuff, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Noel Hunt misses to the right of the target.

82mins

The ball is crossed by Michail Antonio, clearance by Elliott Ward.

81mins

Mathew Gill replaces David Fox.

81mins

Andy Griffin produces a cross.

78mins

The ball is delivered by Ian Harte.

78mins

Michail Antonio takes a shot. John Ruddy makes a save.

77mins

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Jobi McAnuff from the right by-line, Andrew Crofts manages to make a clearance.

77mins

Jobi McAnuff takes a shot. Save by John Ruddy.

76mins

Outswinging corner taken by Jobi McAnuff from the right by-line, Leon Barnett makes a clearance.

76mins

Michail Antonio delivers the ball, blocked by David Fox.

76mins

Corner taken short by Noel Hunt.

75mins

Jobi McAnuff takes a shot. Blocked by Elliott Ward.

75mins

Shane Long takes a shot. John Ruddy makes a save.

73mins

Corner from the left by-line taken by Jobi McAnuff, free kick awarded for a foul by Matt Mills on John Ruddy. John Ruddy takes the free kick.

73mins

Michail Antonio crosses the ball, Shane Long takes a shot. Blocked by Russell Martin.

71mins

The referee shows Matt Mills a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Free kick awarded for a foul by Matt Mills on Simeon Jackson. David Fox takes the free kick, A cross is delivered by Zurab Khizanishvili.

70mins

Corner from right by-line taken by Jobi McAnuff.

70mins

Jobi McAnuff takes a shot. Save made by John Ruddy.

69mins

Centre by Simon Lappin, Chris Martin produces a header from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the goal.

68mins

Simeon Jackson is brought on as a substitute for Anthony McNamee.

68mins

The ball is swung over by Ian Harte, Noel Hunt produces a header from inside the area that goes over the bar.

66mins

Noel Hunt crosses the ball, John Ruddy makes a save.

66mins

Leon Barnett gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Shane Long. Ian Harte crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from left wing, clearance by Russell Martin.

65mins

Elliott Ward gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Michail Antonio. Zurab Khizanishvili restarts play with the free kick.

63mins

Michail Antonio produces a cross, Simon Church takes a shot. Save made by John Ruddy.

61mins

Simon Lappin booked for unsporting behaviour. Shane Long scores a penalty. Reading 3-3 Norwich.Simon Lappin concedes a Penalty for a foul on Shane Long.

59mins

Noel Hunt finds the net with a goal from inside the box high into the middle of the goal. Reading 2-3 Norwich.Jem Karacan provided the assist for the goal.

58mins

Effort from outside the penalty box by Simon Church goes wide right of the target.

58mins

A cross is delivered by Ian Harte, Elliott Ward manages to make a clearance.

56mins

The ball is delivered by Michail Antonio, John Ruddy makes a save.

56mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by David Fox on Michail Antonio. Direct free kick taken by Jobi McAnuff.

53mins

Brian Howard leaves the field to be replaced by Michail Antonio.

51mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Zurab Khizanishvili on Chris Martin. Free kick crossed left-footed by Anthony McNamee from right wing, Noel Hunt makes a clearance.

50mins

Simon Church produces a shot from just outside the box that bounces off the post.

49mins

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

48mins

Noel Hunt sends in a cross, Elliott Ward manages to make a clearance.

48mins

The ball is swung over by Ian Harte, Elliott Ward manages to make a clearance.

46mins

Jobi McAnuff crosses the ball, Russell Martin makes a clearance.

45mins

Red card for Grant Holt. Grant Holt challenges Ian Harte unfairly and gives away a free kick. Zurab Khizanishvili delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from own half.

44mins

Effort from inside the area by Shane Long misses to the right of the goal.

40mins

Brian Howard takes a short corner.

40mins

Shane Long takes a shot. John Ruddy makes a save.

39mins

David Fox has an effort at goal from outside the area which goes wide left of the target.

38mins

Korey Smith fouled by Shane Long, the ref awards a free kick. John Ruddy takes the free kick.

38mins

Brian Howard takes a shot. Save by John Ruddy.

37mins

Leon Barnett challenges Shane Long unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Ian Harte, clearance by Russell Martin.

36mins

Centre by Andrew Crofts, Adam Federici makes a save.

35mins

Grant Holt takes a shot. Adam Federici makes a save.

33mins

Centre by Jobi McAnuff, Headed effort from inside the area by Noel Hunt misses to the right of the goal.

32mins

Chris Martin finds the net from 35 yards. Reading 1-3 Norwich.Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Martin by Brian Howard.

29mins

Ian Harte grabs a goal from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Reading 1-2 Norwich.

26mins

Grant Holt finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Reading 0-2 Norwich.Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Brian Howard played to the near post, clearance made by Korey Smith.

26mins

Unfair challenge on Shane Long by Elliott Ward results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Brian Howard.

25mins

Jem Karacan challenges Grant Holt unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by David Fox from left channel.

23mins

Jobi McAnuff produces a cross.

22mins

The referee blows for offside. Direct free kick taken by Adam Federici.

22mins

The ball is swung over by Shane Long, Simon Church has a header from inside the six-yard box and clears the crossbar.

19mins

A cross is delivered by Brian Howard, John Ruddy makes a save.

19mins

Corner from the left by-line taken by Brian Howard, Elliott Ward manages to make a clearance.

19mins

The ball is swung over by Jobi McAnuff, blocked by Russell Martin.

18mins

Unfair challenge on Simon Lappin by Brian Howard results in a free kick. Russell Martin restarts play with the free kick.

16mins

Russell Martin scores a goal from inside the area to the top right corner of the goal. Reading 0-1 Norwich.The assist for the goal came from Korey Smith.

14mins

The ball is delivered by Grant Holt.

14mins

The ball is swung over by Grant Holt, clearance made by Jem Karacan.

8mins

Brian Howard crosses the ball, Shot from 12 yards from Shane Long. Save by John Ruddy.

7mins

The assistant referee signals for offside against Grant Holt. Adam Federici restarts play with the free kick.

6mins

Russell Martin sends in a cross.

4mins

Outswinging corner taken by Brian Howard from the left by-line, clearance by Simon Lappin.

4mins

The ball is delivered by Simon Church, blocked by Leon Barnett.

1mins

Grant Holt is adjudged to have handled the ball. Adam Federici takes the direct free kick.

The game kicks-off.

The match restarts for the second half.

The whistle is blown to end the first half.

The referee blows for the end of the match.

Match Preview

Hunt to hold down place Noel Hunt is poised to keep his place when Reading host Norwich at the Madejski. Forward Hunt came into the side against Cardiff on Wednesday night, and despite being asked to play wide on the right, capped a bright performance with his first goal since August 2009. Manager Brian McDermott is likely to keep faith with the attacking line-up from midweek with Hunt wide of two strikers in Shane Long and Simon Church. The Royals are without winger Jimmy Kebe again due to the knee injury that has forced him to miss the last three games and Icelandic midfielder Brynjar Gunnarsson, sidelined since mid-September with a hamstring injury, is still out. Midfielder Andrew Crofts will be back in the Norwich squad. The Wales international missed the 1-1 draw at Millwall through suspension and saw his replacement David Fox find the net on Tuesday night. Manager Paul Lambert has a decision to make but is likely to hand Crofts a recall, although the player is one booking away from a further ban. Left-back Stephen Smith picked up a hip injury last weekend so Simon Lappin should continue to fill in. Fellow full-back Adam Drury (calf) is still missing while central defenders Zak Whitbread and Michael Nelson (both ankle) are also sidelined, although the latter has returned to training. Midfielder Andrew Surman remains a casualty with a knee injury and Stephen Hughes is making good progress as he recovers from a recent ankle operation. Reading are just a point outside the play-offs and victory on Saturday could see them leapfrog the Canaries.

Formation:442Manager: Brian McDermott

Reading

Formation: 442Manager: Paul Lambert

Norwich

  • Adam Federici
  • Andy Griffin
  • Zurab Khizanishvili
  • Matt Mills
  • Ian Harte
  • Jobi McAnuff
  • Brian Howard
  • Jem Karacan
  • Noel Hunt
  • Shane Long
  • Simon Church
  • SUBS
  • Alex McCarthy
  • Jay Tabb
  • Michail Antonio
  • Hal Robson-Kanu
  • Shaun Cummings
  • Alex Pearce
  • Chris Armstrong

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Match Report

10-man Canaries rue Royals comeback Norwich were left to rue the harsh sending-off of captain Grant Holt as Reading staged a stirring comeback to draw 3-3 in an enthralling npower Championship encounter. The Canaries had built up a 3-1 lead at the Madejski after a blitz of four goals in 16 minutes before Holt was shown a straight red card in the final minute of the first half for a challenge on former Leeds left-back Ian Harte. Holt - who had already netted - was late as he closed down Harte but his challenge was not high or reckless and manager Paul Lambert has every right to be aggrieved. Lambert was later sent to the stands and instead it was counterpart Brian McDermott who saw his side come close to taking the win after a great second 45 minutes which should serve as a lesson of how to play against 10 men. Holt had already threatened when the visitors went ahead through an excellent finish from Russell Martin in the 16th minute. The former Wycombe defender combined well with Korey Smith on the right and found himself running onto the ball inside the area. Captain Holt was square and looked the obvious pass but instead Martin clipped in a side-footed strike which flew past Adam Federici and kissed the underside of the crossbar on its way into the net. Simon Church angled a difficult header onto the roof of the net as the hosts looked to react but instead Holt who doubled the Canaries lead with an opportunist strike in the 26th minute. Chris Martin was muscled off the ball by Matt Mills near the touchline and the Royals captain looked to feed the ball back to Federici. However he failed to see the lurking figure of Holt, who easily intercepted the errant pass, rounded the goalkeeper and found the net from an acute angle. It was a great finish from Holt - his sixth of the season - but to Reading's credit their heads did not drop and they found a goal just three minutes later. Brian Howard's corner was met at the near post by Noel Hunt and while David Fox did well to smuggle the ball off the line, it fell to Harte's feet just four yards out and he swept home. Norwich regained their two-goal lead in the 32nd minute. Chris Martin was fouled by Howard 25 yards from goal and stepped up himself to bend a powerful set-piece over the wall and into the corner via Federici's fingertips. The chances were non-stop at both ends before Holt saw red. The captain was enthusiastic in closing down Harte - who had taken a bad touch - but his challenge appeared late rather than dangerous. However referee Michael Oliver was in no doubt and produced a straight red card. The hosts needed to strike early and make their extra man count in the second period and came desperately close to a stunning strike in the 50th minute. Church picked up the ball 25 yards from goal and drove in a powerful effort which John Ruddy did brilliantly to tip onto the post. McDermott introduced another attacking player in substitute Michail Antonio and his side were soon level after two goals in three minutes. First Hunt chipped over Ruddy from a tight angle in the 59th minute from Jem Karacan's pass and then Hunt found Long inside the area moments after the re-start. The forward toed the ball away from the sliding challenge of Simon Lappin and Oliver awarded the penalty. Again it looked like Norwich might have cause for complaint as Long made no mistake to hammer in the equaliser. Norwich were having to face tide after tide of attacks and Hunt should have headed the hosts in front from Harte's cross but could not keep the ball down. Long was then denied by the legs of Ruddy as Reading pushed for the winner but despite a flurry of shots over the top eventually both sides had to be content with a point. There was just time for Oliver to send Lambert to the stands after he ventured down the touchline to remonstrate with the official.

Form Guide

    LLWWLD
  • Reading
  • VS
  • Norwich
  • DLWLDD

Last Meetings

  • Norwich
  • 0 - 2
  • Reading
  • 27/04/2009
  • Reading
  • 2 - 0
  • Norwich
  • 13/12/2008
  • Reading
  • 4 - 0
  • Norwich
  • 31/01/2006
  • Norwich
  • 0 - 1
  • Reading
  • 24/09/2005
  • Reading
  • 0 - 1
  • Norwich
  • 12/04/2004
  • Norwich
  • 2 - 1
  • Reading
  • 30/09/2003

Top Scorers

Reading

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

Norwich

  • A Crofts 4
  • S Jackson 4
  • G Holt 3
  • W Hoolahan 2
  • C Martin 2
  • A Drury 1
  • M Nelson 1
  • D Fox 1
  • R Martin 1

Goals

Reading

    • Total goals 42
    • Goals per game 24
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 9 (For) Period 81-90 mins

Norwich

    • Total goals 41
    • Goals per game 23
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 5 (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 5 (For) 5 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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