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  • Date:26 Dec 2012
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Madejski Stadium
  • Attendance:24,050
Goal!

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95mins

Unfair challenge on Hal Robson-Kanu by Dwight Tiendalli results in a free kick. Free kick crossed by Danny Guthrie.

94mins

Ashley Williams gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Adam Federici. Adam Federici takes the free kick.

92mins

Jem Karacan concedes a free kick for a foul on Jonathan de Guzman. Jonathan de Guzman crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, save by Adam Federici.

91mins

Unfair challenge on Jem Karacan by Itay Shechter results in a free kick. Adam Federici takes the indirect free kick.

90mins

Jonathan de Guzman gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Hal Robson-Kanu. Adam Federici restarts play with the free kick.

87mins

Corner from the right by-line taken by Ian Harte, clearance by Michel Vorm.

86mins

Corner taken right-footed by Danny Guthrie from the left by-line, Chico makes a clearance.

86mins

Corner taken left-footed by Ian Harte from the right by-line to the near post, Ben Davies manages to make a clearance.

85mins

Adam Le Fondre takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Chico gets a block in.

83mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Hal Robson-Kanu on Dwight Tiendalli. Dwight Tiendalli takes the free kick.

79mins

Itay Shechter is brought on as a substitute for Miguel Michu.

78mins

Inswinging corner taken by Ian Harte from the right by-line, clearance by Michel Vorm.

77mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Wayne Routledge on Jimmy Kebe. Indirect free kick taken by Alex Pearce.

75mins

Hal Robson-Kanu challenges Dwight Tiendalli unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jonathan de Guzman crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance by Alex Pearce.

74mins

Adam Le Fondre handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Free kick taken by Michel Vorm. Adam Le Fondre booked for unsporting behaviour.

73mins

Jimmy Kebe fouled by Ben Davies, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Ian Harte.

71mins

Unfair challenge on Jonathan de Guzman by Mikele Leigertwood results in a free kick. Jonathan de Guzman delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, clearance by Alex Pearce. Sung-Yeung Ki takes a shot. Save by Adam Federici.

67mins

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Sung-Yeung Ki, Chico concedes a free kick for a foul on Adrian Mariappa. Adam Federici takes the indirect free kick. Leon Britton leaves the field to be replaced by Kemy Agustien. Jonathan de Guzman is brought on as a substitute for Luke Moore.

66mins

Corner taken by Sung-Yeung Ki from the left by-line.

66mins

Nathan Dyer takes a shot. Save made by Adam Federici.

64mins

Corner taken right-footed by Danny Guthrie from the left by-line, clearance made by Michel Vorm.

63mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nathan Dyer by Ian Harte. Free kick taken by Sung-Yeung Ki.

63mins

Ian Harte challenges Nathan Dyer unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Sung-Yeung Ki.

61mins

Foul by Luke Moore on Jobi McAnuff, free kick awarded. Hal Robson-Kanu on for Jobi McAnuff. (Reading) makes a substitution, with Adam Le Fondre coming on for Pavel Pogrebnyak. Adam Federici restarts play with the free kick.

57mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Dwight Tiendalli by Pavel Pogrebnyak. Pavel Pogrebnyak goes into the referee's book. Chico takes the free kick.

57mins

Ben Davies takes a shot. Blocked by Adrian Mariappa.

55mins

Inswinging corner taken by Danny Guthrie, Ashley Williams manages to make a clearance.

55mins

Jobi McAnuff takes a shot. Sung-Yeung Ki gets a block in.

54mins

Jobi McAnuff fouled by Dwight Tiendalli, the ref awards a free kick. Danny Guthrie takes the indirect free kick. The referee books Dwight Tiendalli for unsporting behaviour.

51mins

Sung-Yeung Ki has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box which goes wide right of the target.

49mins

Wayne Routledge challenges Alex Pearce unfairly and gives away a free kick. Mikele Leigertwood takes the free kick.

48mins

Luke Moore is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Adrian Mariappa.

46mins

Jobi McAnuff fouled by Dwight Tiendalli, the ref awards a free kick. Ian Harte takes the free kick.

44mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nathan Dyer by Ian Harte. Indirect free kick taken by Leon Britton.

39mins

Effort from outside the box by Nathan Dyer goes wide right of the target.

38mins

Danny Guthrie is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Chico restarts play with the free kick.

36mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against Alex Pearce. Michel Vorm takes the indirect free kick.

35mins

Foul by Ashley Williams on Jobi McAnuff, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Ian Harte.

32mins

Foul by Sung-Yeung Ki on Jem Karacan, free kick awarded. Adam Federici restarts play with the free kick.

29mins

Close range shot by Miguel Michu goes over the bar.

27mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sung-Yeung Ki by Danny Guthrie. Dwight Tiendalli takes the indirect free kick.

25mins

Unfair challenge on Chico by Alex Pearce results in a free kick. Michel Vorm restarts play with the free kick.

24mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jobi McAnuff by Chico. Indirect free kick taken by Ian Harte.

24mins

The assistant referee signals for offside against Pavel Pogrebnyak. Michel Vorm restarts play with the free kick.

23mins

Unfair challenge on Pavel Pogrebnyak by Ashley Williams results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Danny Guthrie.

17mins

Shot from just outside the box by Jimmy Kebe misses to the left of the target.

16mins

Leon Britton gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Danny Guthrie. Ian Harte takes the free kick.

15mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Mikele Leigertwood on Sung-Yeung Ki. Sung-Yeung Ki takes the free kick.

12mins

Foul by Miguel Michu on Adrian Mariappa, free kick awarded. Indirect free kick taken by Adam Federici.

11mins

Corner taken by Sung-Yeung Ki.

11mins

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Ben Davies from the right by-line, clearance by Alex Pearce.

10mins

Leon Britton takes a shot. Blocked by Mikele Leigertwood.

8mins

Mikele Leigertwood concedes a free kick for a foul on Leon Britton. Sung-Yeung Ki produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

7mins

The assistant referee signals for offside against Pavel Pogrebnyak. Chico takes the indirect free kick.

5mins

Shot from outside the penalty box by Miguel Michu goes wide right of the goal.

5mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nathan Dyer by Ian Harte. Sung-Yeung Ki restarts play with the free kick.

4mins

Jem Karacan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Luke Moore. Leon Britton takes the indirect free kick.

Match Preview

Laudrup may rotate squad Swansea manager Michael Laudrup may shuffle his pack for the Boxing Day meeting with Reading. The Dane hopes to have winger Pablo Hernandez available after a thigh injury, but Angel Rangel is set to miss out again with a calf problem. Ki Sung-yueng could come back into the side after Kemy Agustien was handed a starting role against Manchester United on Sunday. Swansea may be fresh from a confidence-boosting draw with United, but Laudrup has told his players the Boxing Day trip to Reading is a game of even greater magnitude. Swansea maintained their impressive record against the Barclays Premier League's big guns as they secured a 1-1 draw, Michu's 13th league goal of the season cancelling out Patrice Evra's opener at the Liberty Stadium. Swansea had previously taken points off Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Newcastle this term and sit 11th in the table having amassed 24 points from 18 games. But with Premier League survival the main priority, Laudrup knows the trip to face bottom club Reading, who have suffered seven straight defeats, is arguably more important in terms of ensuring Swansea remain a top-flight club. He said: "The result against United was a great result for the club, the players, the staff and the supporters. "We can enjoy it for 24 hours or so but from Tuesday we have to start thinking about Reading as it is even more important. It is a key game. "It is our last game in the first half of the season, and if we win that it would be fantastic. "In fact for us to turn around with 27 points would be excellent." Veteran Reading striker Jason Roberts (hip) is again missing. The 34-year-old has missed the Royals' last three games but is close to regaining fitness. Defender Sean Morrison (ankle) is still sidelined and goalkeeper Alex McCarthy (shoulder) is out long term but Reading have no fresh injuries from the weekend loss at Manchester City. Manager Brian McDermott believes the spirit of the players and fans can drag his struggling team out of trouble. The Royals remain rooted to the bottom of the table as the season approaches its mid-point after losing their last seven matches. But after going down 5-2 to Arsenal last week, McDermott's men at least responded strongly with a creditable performance at Manchester City on Saturday. Reading were just moments away from a much-needed and morale-boosting point when Gareth Barry headed an injury-time winner for the champions at the Etihad Stadium. McDermott now wants to build some momentum from that display and has called on the supporters to play their part against Swansea. McDermott, who is under pressure despite his acclaimed role in last season's promotion, said: "In the last three games we haven't really performed the way I know we can. "But against Arsenal we were three and four down and we fought back. "You could see the spirit in the group and you certainly saw the spirit in the group on Saturday. "You respond by trying to win the next two games. We have got Swansea at home and West Ham at home. "We need our fans massively to be with us. They took so much credit from last year, dragging us over the line. We need them to be with us again."

Formation:4411Manager: Brian McDermott

Reading

Formation: 451Manager: Michael Laudrup

Swansea

  • Adam Federici
  • Chris Gunter
  • Alex Pearce
  • Adrian Mariappa
  • Ian Harte
  • Jimmy Kebe
  • Mikele Leigertwood
  • Jem Karacan
  • Jobi McAnuff
  • Danny Guthrie
  • Pavel Pogrebnyak
  • SUBS
  • Stuart Taylor
  • Adam Le Fondre
  • Noel Hunt
  • Sean Morrison
  • Jay Tabb
  • Hal Robson-Kanu
  • Shaun Cummings

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Match Report

Form Guide

    LLLLLL
  • Reading
  • VS
  • Swansea
  • DWWLLD

Last Meetings

  • Swansea
  • 2 - 2
  • Reading
  • 06/10/2012

Top Scorers

Reading

  • A Le Fondre 3
  • H Robson-Kanu 3
  • P Pogrebnyak 2
  • N Hunt 2
  • JB Kebe 2
  • S Morrison 2
  • M Leigertwood 1
  • K Gorkss 1
  • D Guthrie 1
  • G McCleary 1

Swansea

  • MP Michu 13
  • W Routledge 4
  • N Dyer 3
  • J de Guzman 2
  • P Hernandez 2
  • D Graham 1
  • A Rangel 1

Goals

Reading

    • Total goals 58
    • Goals per game 21
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 8 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 4 (For) 7 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Swansea

    • Total goals 64
    • Goals per game 27
  • 2 (For) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) Period 51-60 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 6 (For) 3 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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