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  • Date:16 Oct 2010
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Madejski Stadium
  • Sinclair (34)
Goal!

Live Commentary

94mins

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Jobi McAnuff, save by Dorus De Vries.

90mins

Ian Harte takes a inswinging corner to the near post, Header by Noel Hunt from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.

89mins

Frank Nouble challenges Zurab Khizanishvili unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Ian Harte, clearance by Alan Tate.

88mins

David Cotterill is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour. Free kick awarded for a foul by Frank Nouble on Zurab Khizanishvili. Adam Federici takes the direct free kick.

86mins

Andy Griffin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Scott Sinclair. Alan Tate takes the direct free kick.

85mins

Albert Serran comes on in place of Nathan Dyer. Corner taken by Ian Harte played to the near post, Alan Tate makes a clearance.

82mins

Simon Church has a headed effort from close in and clears the bar.

81mins

Alan Tate fouled by Jimmy Kebe, the ref awards a free kick. Dorus De Vries takes the free kick.

81mins

Chris Armstrong gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nathan Dyer. Direct free kick taken by Darren Pratley.

79mins

Corner taken left-footed by Ian Harte, clearance made by Frank Nouble.

79mins

Noel Hunt fouled by Andrea Orlandi, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Ian Harte.

78mins

Noel Hunt takes a shot. Dorus De Vries makes a comfortable save.

77mins

Frank Nouble gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Zurab Khizanishvili. Direct free kick taken by Zurab Khizanishvili.

76mins

Frank Nouble on for Stephen Dobbie. Shane Long goes off and Simon Church comes on.

76mins

Darren Pratley is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Unfair challenge on Noel Hunt by Darren Pratley results in a free kick. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Ian Harte from right channel.

72mins

Jobi McAnuff takes the inswinging corner, Garry Monk makes a clearance.

72mins

Corner taken by Jobi McAnuff from the left by-line to the near post, Andrea Orlandi manages to make a clearance.

71mins

Andrea Orlandi fouled by Jem Karacan, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Alan Tate.

70mins

Effort from the edge of the area by Jimmy Kebe goes wide of the left-hand upright.

69mins

Inswinging corner taken by Jobi McAnuff from the left by-line.

68mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Shane Long on Alan Tate. Direct free kick taken by Ashley Williams.

66mins

Noel Hunt is brought on as a substitute for Hal Robson-Kanu.

65mins

Foul by Chris Armstrong on Darren Pratley, free kick awarded. Angel Rangel takes the free kick.

64mins

Inswinging corner taken by Jobi McAnuff from the left by-line, Shane Long has a header from inside the six-yard box and clears the crossbar.

63mins

Corner taken left-footed by Ian Harte, clearance made by Alan Tate.

59mins

Nathan Dyer is ruled offside. Adam Federici takes the free kick.

58mins

Corner taken by Andrea Orlandi, Shot by Stephen Dobbie from 6 yards. Clearance made by Matt Mills.

58mins

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by David Cotterill, clearance by Matt Mills.

58mins

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by David Cotterill from the left by-line, clearance by Matt Mills.

57mins

Hal Robson-Kanu concedes a free kick for a foul on Darren Pratley. Andrea Orlandi crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, Zurab Khizanishvili manages to make a clearance.

56mins

Shot by Stephen Dobbie. Adam Federici makes a save.

56mins

Zurab Khizanishvili concedes a free kick for a foul on Nathan Dyer. Angel Rangel restarts play with the free kick.

55mins

Inswinging corner taken by Jobi McAnuff.

54mins

Nathan Dyer takes a shot.

53mins

Andrea Orlandi produces a left-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses wide left of the target.

52mins

Foul by Matt Mills on Dorus De Vries, free kick awarded. Dorus De Vries takes the direct free kick.

51mins

Foul by Nathan Dyer on Ian Harte, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed left-footed by Ian Harte, clearance by Garry Monk.

50mins

Darren Pratley challenges Shane Long unfairly and gives away a free kick. Matt Mills takes the direct free kick.

48mins

Chris Armstrong booked. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Scott Sinclair by Chris Armstrong. David Cotterill fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick, Zurab Khizanishvili gets a block in.

45mins

Chris Armstrong concedes a free kick for a foul on David Cotterill. Darren Pratley takes the free kick.

41mins

Chris Armstrong concedes a free kick for a foul on Darren Pratley. Garry Monk takes the direct free kick.

41mins

Shot from 20 yards from Scott Sinclair. Adam Federici makes a save.

39mins

Jimmy Kebe has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

36mins

Darren Pratley fouled by Shane Long, the ref awards a free kick. Dorus De Vries takes the free kick.

35mins

Scott Sinclair fires in a goal from inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Reading 0-1 Swansea.Assist by David Cotterill.

33mins

Inswinging corner taken by Ian Harte, free kick awarded for a foul by Zurab Khizanishvili on Angel Rangel. Free kick taken by Dorus De Vries.

33mins

Effort from 20 yards by Jimmy Kebe. Save by Dorus De Vries.

32mins

Angel Rangel receives a caution for unsporting behaviour. Foul by Angel Rangel on Shane Long, free kick awarded. Ian Harte takes the free kick.

30mins

Corner taken right-footed by Jobi McAnuff from the left by-line to the near post, Andrea Orlandi manages to make a clearance.

30mins

Shot by Jem Karacan. Blocked by Ashley Williams.

29mins

Jimmy Kebe is caught offside. Dorus De Vries takes the direct free kick.

27mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jobi McAnuff by Darren Pratley. Adam Federici takes the direct free kick.

26mins

Unfair challenge on David Cotterill by Jem Karacan results in a free kick. Andrea Orlandi restarts play with the free kick.

26mins

Jem Karacan concedes a free kick for a foul on David Cotterill. Andrea Orlandi takes the free kick.

25mins

Chris Armstrong gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Darren Pratley. David Cotterill takes the free kick.

24mins

Unfair challenge on Shane Long by Darren Pratley results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ian Harte.

22mins

Foul by Andy Griffin on Nathan Dyer, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Alan Tate.

20mins

David Cotterill comes on in place of Mark Gower.

19mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Garry Monk on Shane Long. Ian Harte takes the direct free kick.

18mins

Nathan Dyer fouled by Ian Harte, the ref awards a free kick. Darren Pratley takes the free kick.

17mins

Unfair challenge on Jimmy Kebe by Alan Tate results in a free kick. Andy Griffin takes the free kick.

15mins

Alan Tate concedes a free kick for a foul on Jimmy Kebe. Free kick taken by Andy Griffin.

11mins

Header from close range by Shane Long clears the bar.

9mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nathan Dyer by Ian Harte. Andrea Orlandi takes the direct free kick.

7mins

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Jobi McAnuff played to the near post, save by Dorus De Vries.

5mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Armstrong on Darren Pratley. Free kick taken by Mark Gower.

1mins

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Ian Harte, Garry Monk manages to make a clearance.

1mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Andrea Orlandi on Jem Karacan. Ian Harte takes the direct free kick.

The referee gets the match started.

The ref blows to signal half-time.

The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.

The final whistle goes and the game is over.

Match Preview

Royals wait on Wales star Reading are monitoring the fitness of Hal Robson-Kanu ahead of Swansea's visit. Robson-Kanu pulled out of Wales' Euro 2012 qualifier with Switzerland in midweek with a knee problem and he faces a race against time to make the clash. Royals boss Brian McDermott has received better news with the return to fitness of Andy Griffin and Jay Tabb, with both playing for the reserves during the week. Tabb has played just 151 minutes for the Royals this season thanks to a foot injury while former Stoke full-back Griffin has missed the last eight matches with a hamstring injury. Icelandic midfielder Brynjar Gunnarsson will again miss out through a hamstring injury as the Royals look to extend their unbeaten run in the Championship to four games. Swansea boss Brendan Rodgers has received a series of injury boosts ahead of his return to the Madejski Stadium to face his former employers. Influential midfield trio Scott Sinclair (hamstring), Darren Pratley (shoulder) and David Cotterill (groin) all missed the club`s goalless draw against Derby prior to the international break but they return to the fold against the Royals. Wales captain and centre-back Ashley Williams shrugged of an ankle injury to play 90 minutes against Switzerland in midweek and should be okay. Midfielder Joe Allen (groin) pulled out of Brian Flynn`s squad ahead of the nation`s 1-0 defeat to Bulgaria last Friday but is expected to pass a fitness test, and he will be assessed along with each of the club`s returning internationals. New signing Kemy Agustien is in full training after his knee injury and could push for inclusion, leaving just Gorka Pintado (shoulder) on the sidelines, although the striker has returned to non-contact training. Manager Rodgers parted ways with the Royals last December after just six months in charge.

Formation:4411Manager: Brian McDermott

Reading

Formation: 451Manager: Brendan Rodgers

Swansea

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

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Match Report

Sinclair gives Rodgers happy return Scott Sinclair continued his hot streak in front of goal as Swansea boss Brendan Rodgers enjoyed a 1-0 win over former employers Reading. Rodgers was dismissed from the Madjeski Stadium hotseat last term after less than half a season in charge. But the ex-Watford boss seems to have been rejuvenated after taking the reins at Swansea in the summer and the south Wales outfit leapfrogged Reading to move into the npower Championship play-off places courtesy of their third consecutive away win. Reading enjoyed the better of the early exchanges but the Swans settled into a slick passing rhythm to establish control midway through the first half. Their pressure was rewarded when Sinclair got the better of Royals goalkeeper Adam Federici to claim his ninth goal of the season. Nathan Dyer rattled the crossbar for Swansea in the second period before they were forced to withstand a late surge of Reading pressure. The hosts made a bright start and had an early appeal for a penalty turned down when Shane Long's header from Ian Harte's corner appeared to strike a Swansea arm. Republic of Ireland striker Long had the game's first clear opening in the 10th minute but glanced Jem Karacan's cross narrowly over from six yards. Swansea midfielder Mark Gower hobbled out of the action in the 20th minute and the introduction of his replacement David Cotterill appeared to rally the visitors who had struggled in the early running. Rodgers' side began to play incisively through the midfield and they started dominating possession. Dyer was in impressive touch for the Swans, but referee Oliver Langford was unimpressed when he took a tumble in the Reading penalty area after 25 minutes. Speculative efforts from Karacan and Hal Robson-Kanu were deflected behind as Reading attempted to maintain a threat, but it came as little surprise when Swansea took the lead 10 minutes before the interval. A searching pass from Ashley Williams found Cotterill in the Reading half and his through ball picked out Sinclair. The former Chelsea forward rounded Federici and slotted home. Swansea's advantage could have been greater at half-time as Dyer and Stephen Dobbie both dragged wide when well placed. Brian McDermott's Reading approached the second half with renewed vigour, Robson-Kanu and Jobi McAnuff threatening and probing from wide areas. But Swansea came agonisingly close to doubling their advantage in the 54th minute. Dyer exchanged passes with Dobbie to race clear of the Royals backline and his angled shot cannoned back off the crossbar with Federici beaten. The Australian keeper then saved from Dobbie after he was played through by Andrea Orlandi and the former Queen of the South striker saw another effort hacked off the line following Williams' knock down from a Cotterill corner. Reading entered the final quarter of the game with a flurry of corners, and Jimmy Kebe should have levelled when a deep delivery evaded everyone and he curled his shot over. Swansea managed to hang on, but not before substitutes Simon Church and Noel Hunt had headed over from close range.

Form Guide

    WDLWWD
  • Reading
  • VS
  • Swansea
  • LWWLWD

Last Meetings

  • Reading
  • 1 - 1
  • Swansea
  • 26/12/2009
  • Swansea
  • 0 - 0
  • Reading
  • 18/08/2009
  • Swansea
  • 2 - 0
  • Reading
  • 17/01/2009
  • Reading
  • 4 - 0
  • Swansea
  • 27/09/2008
  • Reading
  • 1 - 0
  • Swansea
  • 31/01/1931
  • Swansea
  • 2 - 1
  • Reading
  • 27/09/1930

Top Scorers

Reading

  • JB Kebe 4
  • I Harte 1
  • S Church 1
  • M Mills 1
  • A Pearce 1
  • J Karacan 1
  • H Robson-Kanu 1

Swansea

  • S Dobbie 4
  • S Sinclair 4
  • D Pratley 2
  • C Van der Gun 1
  • N Dyer 1
  • F Nouble 1

Goals

Reading

    • Total goals 23
    • Goals per game 14
  • (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 71-80 mins
  • 6 (For) Period 81-90 mins

Swansea

    • Total goals 23
    • Goals per game 14
  • 1 (For) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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