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  • Pearce (3), Sigurdsson (25 pen), McAnuff (29), Kebe (44), Long (59), Sigurdsson (76)
  • Date:2010-04-17
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Madejski Stadium
  • Attendance:15982
  • Referee:Boyeson, C

Live Commentary

90mins

That's it, it's all over, the referee has blown the final whistle.

85mins

Mark Little is being taken off, Dominic Green has come on in his place.

77mins

Reading are replacing Jay Tabb with Jem Karacan.

76mins

Goal!! Reading have scored with Gylfi Sigurdsson putting it in the back of the net.

69mins

Zurab Khizanishvili is being taken off, Brynjar Gunnarsson has come on in his place.

62mins

Jobi McAnuff is being taken off, James Henry has come on in his place.

59mins

Goal!! Shane Long scores for Reading.

46mins

The second half is under way with the score currently at 4 v 0.

45mins

The ref has blown his whistle for half time.

44mins

Goal!! Reading have scored with Jimmy Kebe putting it in the back of the net.

30mins

Gaby Zakuani is replaced by Josh Simpson.

29mins

Goal!! Reading have scored with Jobi McAnuff putting it in the back of the net.

25mins

Gylfi Sigurdsson takes a penalty for Reading and scores!.

20mins

Gylfi Sigurdsson is booked for unsporting behaviour.

16mins

Peterborough are replacing Exodus Geohaghon with Danny Mills.

3mins

Goal!! Reading have scored with Alex Pearce putting it in the back of the net.

0mins

The ref has blown his whistle and the match has started.

0mins

Reading face Peterborough at 3pm on Saturday, April 17th.


Match Report

Reading have dished out a 6-0 hammering to the already relegated Peterborough at the Madejski Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

The Royals laid siege to the Posh goal right from the start and scored four times in the first-half, although it could easily have been many more.

Reading's first came after just two minutes. Skipper Brian Howard was fouled by Ryan Bennett and took the free kick, which was diverted for a corner. Howard took that as well and it was put into the Peterborough net by centre back Alex Pearce, whose header came of Peterborough's Gabriel Zakuani.

Referee Carl Boyeson angered Reading when Scott Griffiths appeared to send Sigurdsson tumbling in the penalty area, only to show Sigurdsson a yellow card for simulation.

Minutes later Reading were awarded a penalty when Ryan Bertrand was brought down by Craig Morgan. Sigurdsson stepped up to score his 17th goal of the season

Reading added their third in the 29th minute when Sigurdsson set McAnuff free and the winger hammered the ball across the face of the Peterborough goal and into the far corner.

Six minutes before the break Kebe had a glorious chance to add another for Reading after he was put clear by Jay Tabb and, with only Joe Lewis to beat, he delayed his shot, allowing the keeper to smother his effort.

The fourth Reading had been threatening came a minute before the break. Full-back Andy Griffin sent Kebe clear and this time he made no mistake, hammering the ball past Lewis.

Early in the second half Lee Frecklington briefly raised hopes of a consolation goal for Peterborough when he broke clear but shot tamely into the side netting.

It was Reading who scored again though. A clearance by Pearce was collected by Sigurdsson and his quick pass through the Peterborough defence sent Long clear to shoot past Lewis.

Then Long hit the Peterborough bar from point blank range, only for Sigurdsson to score from the rebound to complete a majestic afternoon in Berkshire.

Reading

Peterborough United

Corners

142

Fouls

615

Goal attempts

223

Shots off target

103

Offsides

31

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