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  • Date:05 Apr 2011
  • Kick-off:20:00
  • Venue:Madejski Stadium
  • Attendance:14,844
  • Kebe (20) Robson-Kanu (81)
  • Alex McCarthy - og (51)
Goal!

Live Commentary

94mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nathan Ellington by Zurab Khizanishvili. Barry Nicholson takes the direct free kick.

94mins

Mathieu Manset produces a left-footed shot from just outside the area that goes wide left of the goal.

93mins

Shane Long takes a shot. Save by Iain Turner.

91mins

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Iain Hume played to the near post, Foul by Nathan Ellington on Ivar Ingimarsson, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Alex McCarthy.

91mins

Mikele Leigertwood challenges Billy Jones unfairly and gives away a free kick. Iain Turner restarts play with the free kick.

90mins

Jimmy Kebe takes a short corner.

90mins

Mathieu Manset takes a shot. Save by Iain Turner.

90mins

Short corner worked by Jimmy Kebe.

89mins

Short corner taken by Jimmy Kebe from the right by-line.

89mins

Unfair challenge on Jimmy Kebe by Ian Ashbee results in a free kick. Alex McCarthy takes the indirect free kick.

87mins

Short corner taken by Jimmy Kebe from the right by-line.

86mins

Ivar Ingimarsson fouled by Nathan Ellington, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Zurab Khizanishvili.

85mins

Booking for Paul Parry. Unfair challenge on Hal Robson-Kanu by Paul Parry results in a free kick. Ian Harte delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from left channel, clearance made by Craig Morgan.

83mins

Eddie Johnson goes off and Paul Hayes comes on.

82mins

Hal Robson-Kanu finds the net with a goal from inside the penalty area to the top right corner of the goal. Reading 2-1 Preston.

81mins

Jobi McAnuff leaves the field to be replaced by Hal Robson-Kanu. The referee blows for offside against Shane Long. Free kick taken by Iain Turner.

79mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Bongani Khumalo on Mathieu Manset. Ian Harte crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing.

76mins

Mathieu Manset is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Iain Turner takes the indirect free kick.

75mins

Eddie Johnson concedes a free kick for a foul on Jimmy Kebe. Ian Harte delivers the ball, Headed effort on goal by Jimmy Kebe from just inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

75mins

Unfair challenge on Jem Karacan by Craig Morgan results in a free kick. Ian Harte takes the free kick.

72mins

Ian Ashbee receives a caution for unsporting behaviour. (Preston) makes a substitution, with Paul Parry coming on for Keith Treacy. Ian Ashbee gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jobi McAnuff. Free kick taken by Ian Harte.

70mins

Ian Harte takes a shot. Iain Turner makes a save.

68mins

Jobi McAnuff takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Barry Nicholson.

67mins

Zurab Khizanishvili takes a shot. Blocked by Ian Ashbee.

67mins

Corner taken by Jobi McAnuff played to the near post.

66mins

Shot by Nathan Ellington from just outside the area goes over the net.

64mins

Mikele Leigertwood fouled by Keith Treacy, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Alex McCarthy.

63mins

Nathan Ellington comes on in place of Adam Barton. Corner taken by Keith Treacy played to the near post, Alex McCarthy makes a save.

62mins

Andy Griffin shown a yellow card. Free kick awarded for a foul by Andy Griffin on Keith Treacy. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Keith Treacy from left wing, Mikele Leigertwood manages to make a clearance.

59mins

Adam Barton fouled by Andy Griffin, the ref awards a free kick. Billy Jones takes the direct free kick.

57mins

Mathieu Manset replaces Brian Howard.

57mins

Mikele Leigertwood replaces Jay Tabb.

56mins

Shot from just outside the box by Shane Long misses to the left of the target.

52mins

An own goal is scored by Alex McCarthy. Reading 1-1 Preston.The assist for the goal came from Eddie Johnson.

51mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Iain Hume by Ian Harte. A cross is delivered by Keith Treacy, Header by Eddie Johnson from inside the area strikes the post.

48mins

Ivar Ingimarsson is penalised for a handball. Direct free kick taken by Darren Carter.

43mins

Andy Griffin concedes a free kick for a foul on Keith Treacy. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Keith Treacy, clearance by Jem Karacan.

42mins

Jimmy Kebe gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Billy Jones. Free kick taken by Bongani Khumalo.

37mins

Corner taken right-footed by Iain Hume from the left by-line, Ian Harte manages to make a clearance.

36mins

Corner taken by Keith Treacy from the right by-line, save made by Alex McCarthy.

35mins

Corner taken left-footed by Brian Howard from the right by-line, save made by Iain Turner.

34mins

The referee blows for offside against Jimmy Kebe. Free kick taken by Iain Turner.

32mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against Iain Hume. Alex McCarthy restarts play with the free kick.

31mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jobi McAnuff on Eddie Johnson. Direct free kick taken by Iain Turner.

27mins

Jem Karacan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ian Ashbee. Billy Jones takes the direct free kick.

26mins

Shane Long is ruled offside. Iain Turner restarts play with the free kick.

24mins

Foul by Brian Howard on Keith Treacy, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Adam Barton.

23mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jobi McAnuff by Ian Ashbee. Ian Harte takes the free kick.

21mins

Jimmy Kebe grabs a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Reading 1-0 Preston.Shane Long provided the assist for the goal.

18mins

Jimmy Kebe decides to take a short corner.

17mins

Craig Morgan concedes a free kick for a foul on Brian Howard. Ian Harte produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

16mins

Unfair challenge on Jay Tabb by Adam Barton results in a free kick. Ivar Ingimarsson takes the direct free kick.

15mins

Adam Barton gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ivar Ingimarsson. Jem Karacan takes the direct free kick.

14mins

Corner taken by Iain Hume from the left by-line.

14mins

Corner taken left-footed by Keith Treacy, Jem Karacan manages to make a clearance.

13mins

Shot from 20 yards by Brian Howard. Save by Iain Turner.

9mins

Iain Hume challenges Ivar Ingimarsson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Alex McCarthy.

9mins

Handball by Brian Howard. Iain Turner takes the free kick.

4mins

Billy Jones gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jimmy Kebe. The ball is crossed by Ian Harte, Headed effort from inside the area by Shane Long misses to the left of the goal.

3mins

Keith Treacy produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the net.

3mins

Eddie Johnson is caught offside. Alex McCarthy takes the free kick.

Match Preview

Same again for Royals Reading boss Brian McDermott is unlikely to make any changes for the visit of struggling Preston. The Royals moved into the play-off places on Saturday with a home win over Portsmouth and McDermott could name the same XI. Full-back Andy Griffin was on the bench on Saturday after six games out with an Achilles injury but midfielder Brynjar Gunnarsson could continue to deputise. Winger Jobi McAnuff returned from a hamstring injury and is fit while Australian goalkeeper Adam Federici is still missing as he recovers from a knee problem. Striker Noel Hunt (foot) is out along with on-loan QPR midfielder Mikele Leigertwood (calf) and defender Matt Mills (groin). Shane Long will continue as the lone striker after he reached the milestone of 50 goals for the club with a brace on Saturday. Preston boss Phil Brown could again be without striker Chris Brown and defender Sean St Ledger. Both men are nursing injuries which forced them to miss Saturday's 2-1 home win over Swansea and will be assessed. On-loan Tottenham defender Bongani Khumalo took St Ledger's place in defenceagainst the Swans, with Barry Nicholson replacing Brown and starting in an advanced midfield role behind Iain Hume. North End boss Brown will be reluctant to make any changes after his side's impressive performance which lifted them off the foot of the table and secured a third straight win. Brown said: "There was a 100% buy-in by everyone in the squad - the 11 who started, the three subs who came on and the four left on the bench."

Formation:4411Manager: Brian McDermott

Reading

Formation: 442Manager: Phil Brown

Preston

  • Alex McCarthy
  • Andy Griffin
  • Zurab Khizanishvili
  • Ivar Ingimarsson
  • Ian Harte
  • Jimmy Kebe
  • Jem Karacan
  • Jay Tabb
  • Jobi McAnuff
  • Brian Howard
  • Shane Long
  • SUBS
  • Mikkel Andersen
  • Mikele Leigertwood
  • Michail Antonio
  • Simon Church
  • Hal Robson-Kanu
  • Alex Pearce
  • Mathieu Manset

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Match Report

Royals late show hurts Preston Reading left it late to enhance their promotion chances with a 2-1 win which pushed Preston closer to relegation from the npower Championship. Jimmy Kebe looked to have put the home side on course for a routine victory with an early goal but an own goal from Royals goalkeeper Alex McCarthy gave North End hope of a point. But substitute Hal Robson-Kanu poked in an ugly winner which dampened Preston legend Sir Tom Finney's 89th birthday celebrations. North End were much improved after the break in front of a special banner hailing Finney - star of three World Cups for England and nearly 500 appearances for Preston - but the late goal leaves them eight points adrift of safety. At the other end Brian McDermott's side moved into the play-off places by beating Portsmouth on Saturday and will be tough opposition for anyone on current form. The home side had the first moment of danger when Shane Long flicked an Ian Harte free-kick narrowly wide but that was a rare chance during a tight opening 10 minutes. Brian Howard forced the first save of the night from Iain Turner with a low shot on the turn from 20 yards before another Harte set-piece deflected just wide. North End had their moments on the break, with Eddie Johnson and Iain Hume looking lively, but it was the home side dictating play and it was no surprise when they took a 21st-minute lead. Long tormented emergency right-back Barry Nicholson with a run into the area and when his cross was deflected up and over Turner, Kebe was left with an unmissable header from inside the six-yard box. Howard was running the show and forced Turner into a good save with a cross-shot from the right though the visitors ended the half on top without creating a clear-cut opening. Reading captain Ivar Ingimarsson was booked in the opening minutes of the second half for a cynical handball on halfway as Phil Brown's side looked for an early breakthrough. And they found it in the 52nd minute. Keith Treacy whipped in a dangerous free-kick from the right which Johnson flicked onto the far post. The ball bounced out onto the back of the unlucky McCarthy and into the net. The hosts had not got going after the break but Long shot wide before McDermott made a double change. Mikele Leigertwood and Mathieu Manset came on to lift the home side but it was Preston who nearly scored again. Another excellent Treacy cross was helped on by Hume and captain Billy Jones was just unable to turn the ball in from close range. Johnson was then involved at the other end when he blocked Zurab Khizanishvili's effort from close range, with Reading players demanding a penalty for handball. A corner was given and North End survived. Harte then rattled the woodwork with a curling strike from 25 yards as Reading piled on the pressure before substitute Robson-Kanu struck with eight minutes remaining. Turner came for a cross from the left and collided with his own defender, leaving the winger to lob the ball in from close range.

Form Guide

    WDWWWW
  • Reading
  • VS
  • Preston
  • LDLWWW

Last Meetings

  • Preston
  • 1 - 1
  • Reading
  • 02/10/2010
  • Reading
  • 4 - 1
  • Preston
  • 02/05/2010
  • Preston
  • 1 - 2
  • Reading
  • 29/09/2009
  • Reading
  • 0 - 0
  • Preston
  • 07/02/2009
  • Preston
  • 2 - 1
  • Reading
  • 18/10/2008
  • Reading
  • 2 - 1
  • Preston
  • 25/02/2006

Top Scorers

Reading

  • S Long 14
  • N Hunt 8
  • I Harte 6
  • JB Kebe 6
  • S Church 4
  • J McAnuff 3
  • M Mills 2
  • J Karacan 2
  • H Robson-Kanu 2
  • M Manset 2
  • M Leigertwood 1
  • A Pearce 1
  • M Antonio 1

Preston

  • I Hume 9
  • B Jones 6
  • K Treacy 5
  • B Nicholson 3
  • C Morgan 2
  • N Ellington 1
  • C Brown 1
  • P Hayes 1
  • S St. Ledger 1
  • L Clarke 1
  • A Barton 1

Goals

Reading

    • Total goals 104
    • Goals per game 62
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 8 (For) 9 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 6 (For) 6 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 8 (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 6 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 16 (For) 5 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Preston

    • Total goals 86
    • Goals per game 44
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 7 (For) 7 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 7 (For) 6 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 9 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 6 (For) 10 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) 7 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 7 (For) 14 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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