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  • Date:21 Aug 2010
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Madejski Stadium
  • Pearce (14)
  • Earnshaw (49)
Goal!

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93:54 +3.54

Foul by Dele Adebola on Jobi McAnuff, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Jobi McAnuff.

93:00 +3.00

Dele Adebola concedes a free kick for a foul on Gylfi Sigurdsson. Direct free kick taken by Adam Federici.

92:25 +2.25

Inswinging corner taken by Lewis McGugan from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Gylfi Sigurdsson.

91:37 +1.37

Nathan Tyson produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the goal.

91:15 +1.15

Lee Camp fouled by Noel Hunt, the ref awards a free kick. Lee Camp restarts play with the free kick.

91:01 +1.01

Foul by Nathan Tyson on Brynjar Gunnarsson, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Brynjar Gunnarsson.

88:13

Corner taken by Gylfi Sigurdsson from the left by-line, The ball is crossed by Jobi McAnuff.

87:59

Jimmy Kebe takes a shot. Save by Lee Camp.

86:33

Robert Earnshaw leaves the field to be replaced by Dele Adebola.

86:16

Matt Mills crosses the ball.

85:22

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ryan Bertrand by Jimmy Kebe. Lee Camp takes the free kick.

84:07

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Lewis McGugan.

83:05

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Robert Earnshaw by Alex Pearce. Chris Cohen restarts play with the free kick. Alex Pearce is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

81:13

Corner from the right by-line taken by Brian Howard, clearance by Wes Morgan.

79:49

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ryan Bertrand on Jimmy Kebe. Booking for Ryan Bertrand for unsporting behaviour. Free kick crossed by Brian Howard, clearance by Wes Morgan.

78:44

The ball is sent over by Jobi McAnuff.

77:56

Noel Hunt joins the action as a substitute, replacing Shane Long.

77:19

Corner taken by Brian Howard from the right by-line, Effort on goal by Shane Long from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal.

77:05

Free kick awarded for a foul by Guy Moussi on Shane Long. Brynjar Gunnarsson takes the direct free kick.

75:57

Corner from the right by-line taken by Chris Cohen, save by Adam Federici.

74:28

Shot from outside the penalty box by Gylfi Sigurdsson goes wide right of the goal.

73:29

Dexter Blackstock goes off and Nathan Tyson comes on.

72:11

The assistant referee signals for offside against Lewis McGugan. Direct free kick taken by Adam Federici.

68:00

Unfair challenge on Shane Long by Wes Morgan results in a free kick. Gylfi Sigurdsson shoots direct from the free kick.

66:45

Centre by Brynjar Gunnarsson.

64:56

A cross is delivered by Paul Anderson, Adam Federici makes a comfortable save.

63:28

Brian Howard concedes a free kick for a foul on Wes Morgan. Direct free kick taken by Kelvin Wilson. Brian Howard is cautioned.

62:36

Shot from just outside the box by Paul Anderson goes over the crossbar.

61:35

Lewis McGugan comes on in place of Radoslaw Majewski.

59:51

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Brian Howard, Lee Camp makes a save.

54:23

Unfair challenge on Robert Earnshaw by Alex Pearce results in a free kick. Luke Chambers takes the free kick.

53:48

The ball is crossed by Jimmy Kebe.

52:41

Marcus Williams gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Robert Earnshaw. Luke Chambers restarts play with the free kick.

50:35

Unfair challenge on Shane Long by Wes Morgan results in a free kick. Brian Howard restarts play with the free kick.

48:51

The ball is swung over by Paul Anderson, Goal scored by Robert Earnshaw from inside the box low into the middle of the goal. Reading 1-1 Nottm Forest.

46:48

Corner from the right by-line taken by Brian Howard, save made by Lee Camp.

46:32

Corner taken by Brian Howard from the right by-line played to the near post, save by Lee Camp.

46:13

Brian Howard takes a shot. Save by Lee Camp.

46:12 +1.12

The official flags Jimmy Kebe offside. Lee Camp takes the free kick.

45:44

Corner taken left-footed by Brian Howard from the right by-line, clearance made by Guy Moussi.

45:36 +0.36

Unfair challenge on Brynjar Gunnarsson by Dexter Blackstock results in a free kick. Adam Federici restarts play with the free kick.

44:40

Corner from the right by-line taken by Brian Howard, Lee Camp fouled by Alex Pearce, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Lee Camp.

44:09

Marcus Williams takes a shot. Lee Camp makes a save.

42:20

Unfair challenge on Jimmy Kebe by Ryan Bertrand results in a free kick. Shot on goal comes in from Gylfi Sigurdsson from the free kick, Luke Chambers makes a clearance.

41:25

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Robert Earnshaw by Jem Karacan. Free kick taken by Lee Camp.

40:21

Jobi McAnuff produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the target.

37:39

Foul by Kelvin Wilson on Jem Karacan, free kick awarded. Brian Howard restarts play with the free kick.

37:07

Jobi McAnuff takes a shot. Comfortable save by Lee Camp.

36:31

Paul Anderson takes a shot. Save by Adam Federici.

30:45

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Marcus Williams by Dexter Blackstock. Caution for Dexter Blackstock. Adam Federici restarts play with the free kick.

29:25

The offside flag is raised against Robert Earnshaw. Direct free kick taken by Adam Federici.

27:37

Unfair challenge on Robert Earnshaw by Brynjar Gunnarsson results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ryan Bertrand.

25:29

Radoslaw Majewski takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Jem Karacan.

24:31

Chris Cohen is ruled offside. Direct free kick taken by Adam Federici.

23:54

The ball is delivered by Jobi McAnuff.

22:42

The ball is delivered by Paul Anderson.

22:21

Centre by Gylfi Sigurdsson, save by Lee Camp.

21:46

Jobi McAnuff fouled by Luke Chambers, the ref awards a free kick. Brian Howard restarts play with the free kick.

19:12

Wes Morgan concedes a free kick for a foul on Shane Long. Jem Karacan restarts play with the free kick.

18:14

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jimmy Kebe on Ryan Bertrand. Direct free kick taken by Lee Camp.

16:39

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Paul Anderson by Brian Howard. Luke Chambers takes the free kick.

15:43

Unfair challenge on Ryan Bertrand by Jem Karacan results in a free kick. Radoslaw Majewski takes the free kick.

14:03

Marcus Williams fouled by Paul Anderson, the ref awards a free kick. Marcus Williams takes the free kick, Alex Pearce fires in a goal from inside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Reading 1-0 Nottm Forest.Assist on the goal came from Jimmy Kebe.

11:25

Corner taken left-footed by Chris Cohen, clearance by Jem Karacan.

11:00

Robert Earnshaw takes a shot. Save made by Adam Federici.

9:31

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Paul Anderson by Brian Howard. Kelvin Wilson takes the direct free kick.

8:15

Brynjar Gunnarsson on for Andy Griffin.

5:32

Shot from 12 yards by Radoslaw Majewski. Save by Lee Camp.

5:32

Shot by Radoslaw Majewski. Adam Federici makes a save.

3:31

The assistant referee signals for offside against Robert Earnshaw. Free kick taken by Adam Federici.

0:59

Gylfi Sigurdsson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Cohen. Kelvin Wilson takes the direct free kick.

The game begins.

The players leave the pitch at half time.

The referee gets the second half started.

The referee signals the end of the game.

Match Preview

Gunnarsson set to reprise defensive role Reading midfielder Brynjar Gunnarsson may well have to fill in at centre-half again when Nottingham Forest arrive at the Madejski. The Icelandic veteran has played the last two games alongside Alex Pearce at the back and will do so again if Matt Mills is not fit. Mills injured his ankle during the opening-day defeat to Scunthorpe but is close to a return, while there is less good news with club captain Ivar Ingimarsson. Ingimarsson was due for a run-out for the reserves on Tuesday as he comes back from a hamstring injury but he was withdrawn by manager Brian McDermott. Midfielder Jay Tabb has been ruled out of Saturday's game with a recurring ankle problem, though striker Shane Long has a chance of recovering from a bruised hip. Noel Hunt came off the bench at Portsmouth last weekend after 10 months out with knee and ankle injuries and will again be involved as the Royals look for a first league win of the campaign. Chris Gunter is suspended for Forest. The Wales full-back begins a three-match ban after the Football Association charged him with violent conduct following the game against Leeds on Sunday. Gunter stamped on the foot of Leeds striker Sanchez Watt during the second half of the 1-1 draw at the City Ground. The incident sparked a melee and both players were handed yellow cards by referee Tony Bates at the time, but the FA have punished Gunter retrospectively. Long-term injury victim David McGoldrick (shoulder) aside, boss Billy Davies has an otherwise full squad to choose from as Forest look for their first win of the season.

Formation:4411Manager: Brian McDermott

Reading

Formation: 442Manager: Billy Davies

Nottm Forest

  • Adam Federici
  • Andy Griffin
  • Matt Mills
  • Alex Pearce
  • Marcus Williams
  • Jimmy Kebe
  • Brian Howard
  • Jem Karacan
  • Jobi McAnuff
  • Gylfi Sigurdsson
  • Shane Long
  • SUBS
  • Ben Hamer
  • Brynjar Gunnarsson
  • Noel Hunt
  • Michail Antonio
  • Simon Church
  • Hal Robson-Kanu
  • Jake Taylor

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Match Report

Ernie snatches point after Federici flop Robert Earnshaw accepted a gift from Reading goalkeeper Adam Federici to give Billy Davies` Nottingham Forest a well-deserved 1-1 draw at the Madejski Stadium. Alex Pearce had put the Royals ahead against the run of play before Federici - who was outstanding in the first period to keep Forest at bay - made a horrible mess of a clearance to allow Wales international Earnshaw to pounce. Brian McDermott`s men have yet to find the rhythm which made them a potent force after Christmas last season and in the end were glad to share the points with their much-fancied visitors. Forest midfielder Paul McKenna injured himself during the warm-up so Poland international Radoslaw Majewski came into the line-up. And Majewski was first to chance his arm with a long-range effort which was well saved by Federici before the hosts were also forced into an early change. Right-back Andy Griffin lasted less than nine minutes before limping off to be replaced by Brynjar Gunnarsson and it was Federici who was called into action again moments later to deny Earnshaw. Forest had controlled all the play but it was Reading who stole ahead against the run of play in the 15th minute. Marcus Williams delivered a free-kick from wide on the right and when Jimmy Kebe rose to head back across goal Pearce was unmarked to hammer in a volley from close range. Forest countered sharply and Paul Anderson was the latest to be denied by Federici who held his header, before Jobi McAnuff scuffed a shot wide at the other end as the half came to an end. Forest would have felt hard done by at the break but they rallied well to level in the 50th minute in comedy circumstances. Federici has made a habit during his Royals career of starting counter attacks quickly by launching kicks downfield but the Australian made a real hash of his effort to gift Forest a goal. He made a routine claim from a cross and looked to smash the ball up the pitch but only succeeded in kicking into the back of defender Matt Mills. Earnshaw was quick to react and, after dancing round the prone keeper, tapped into an empty net. Anderson fired over from 20 yards as Forest pushed for a first win of the campaign while the best the home side could muster was a free-kick from Gylfi Sigurdsson which drifted narrowly over.

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