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  • Date:10 Sep 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Madejski Stadium
  • Attendance:17,128
  • Yeates (11) Eustace (50)
Goal!

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93:58 +3.58

Corner taken by Hal Robson-Kanu.

90:15 +0.15

Joe Garner concedes a free kick for a foul on Kaspars Gorkss. Free kick taken by Alex Pearce.

89:05

Foul by Chris Iwelumo on Kaspars Gorkss, free kick awarded. Adam Federici takes the direct free kick.

87:59

Chris Iwelumo is brought on as a substitute for Andreas Weimann.

85:39

Jobi McAnuff fouled by Lloyd Doyley, the ref awards a free kick. Joseph Mills shoots direct from the free kick.

84:57

Lloyd Doyley concedes a free kick for a foul on Jimmy Kebe. Simon Church takes the direct free kick.

82:51

A cross is delivered by Craig Forsyth.

81:25

Adrian Mariappa challenges Simon Church unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jobi McAnuff takes the free kick.

81:05

The official flags Andreas Weimann offside. Free kick taken by Adam Federici.

79:35

Troy Deeney joins the action as a substitute, replacing Mark Yeates. Jem Karacan goes off and Shaun Cummings comes on.

79:22

Shot from just outside the box by Hal Robson-Kanu misses to the right of the goal.

76:32

Corner taken by Joseph Mills from the right by-line, clearance by Carl Dickinson.

74:37

Joe Garner joins the action as a substitute, replacing Marvin Sordell. Mathieu Manset leaves the field to be replaced by Simon Church.

74:25

Craig Forsyth has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.

72:19

Kaspars Gorkss gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Marvin Sordell. Adrian Mariappa restarts play with the free kick.

70:02

Jobi McAnuff fouled by Jonathan Hogg, the ref awards a free kick. Joseph Mills delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from left channel, clearance made by Andreas Weimann.

69:19

Marvin Sordell is ruled offside. Adam Federici takes the direct free kick. Marvin Sordell receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

68:46

Headed effort from inside the area by Adam Le Fondre misses to the right of the target.

64:32

Andreas Weimann challenges Kaspars Gorkss unfairly and gives away a free kick. Adam Federici takes the direct free kick.

62:49

Mikele Leigertwood concedes a free kick for a foul on Jonathan Hogg. Mark Yeates crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, clearance made by Alex Pearce.

61:59

Corner from right by-line taken by Mark Yeates.

61:41

Craig Forsyth takes a shot. Blocked by Jem Karacan.

60:20

Jonathan Hogg takes a shot. Adam Federici makes a save.

59:22

Shot from just outside the box by Mikele Leigertwood misses to the right of the target.

57:21

Hal Robson-Kanu comes on in place of Andy Griffin.

56:10

Marvin Sordell is ruled offside. Adam Federici takes the direct free kick.

52:23

Mark Yeates takes a outswinging corner to the near post, Mathieu Manset manages to make a clearance.

50:16

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Adrian Mariappa by Joseph Mills. Mark Yeates takes the free kick, John Eustace gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the penalty area high into the middle of the goal. Reading 0-2 Watford.Assist on the goal came from Mark Yeates.

49:40

Corner taken by Mark Yeates from the left by-line, clearance made by Alex Pearce.

48:32

Mathieu Manset has a shot on goal from outside the box which misses right.

47:37

Marvin Sordell is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Adam Federici.

45:41 +0.41

Andy Griffin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Craig Forsyth. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Mark Yeates from left wing, Alex Pearce manages to make a clearance.

45:29

The referee blows for offside against Marvin Sordell. Adam Federici restarts play with the free kick.

44:40

Mathieu Manset is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Mathieu Manset challenges Lloyd Doyley unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Scott Loach.

43:42

Inswinging corner taken by Jobi McAnuff, save by Scott Loach.

41:37

Centre by Andy Griffin, Headed effort from inside the area by Adam Le Fondre misses to the left of the goal.

35:47

Mark Yeates takes a shot. Adam Federici makes a comfortable save.

31:53

The offside flag is raised against Marvin Sordell. Adam Federici restarts play with the free kick.

30:27

Inswinging corner taken by Joseph Mills, Mikele Leigertwood has a headed effort at goal from close range which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

29:29

Carl Dickinson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jimmy Kebe. Direct free kick taken by Andy Griffin.

29:17

The referee gives a free kick against Martin Taylor for handball. Andy Griffin restarts play with the free kick.

28:11

Craig Forsyth fouled by Andy Griffin, the ref awards a free kick. Shot comes in from Mark Yeates from the free kick, save by Adam Federici.

27:43

Martin Taylor fouled by Adam Le Fondre, the ref awards a free kick. Scott Loach takes the direct free kick.

26:33

Outswinging corner taken by Mark Yeates, Header on goal by John Eustace from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

25:54

Corner taken right-footed by Mark Yeates to the near post, clearance by Mathieu Manset.

23:39

The assistant referee signals for offside against Joseph Mills. Scott Loach takes the direct free kick.

23:23

Joseph Mills takes a inswinging corner.

22:25

Craig Forsyth receives a caution for unsporting behaviour. Craig Forsyth gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jem Karacan. Joseph Mills shoots direct from the free kick.

19:41

Andreas Weimann is ruled offside. Andy Griffin takes the free kick.

17:43

Corner from right by-line taken by Joseph Mills.

14:48

Jonathan Hogg takes a shot. Save made by Adam Federici.

11:18

The referee shows Alex Pearce a yellow card. Goal scored by Mark Yeates from outside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Reading 0-1 Watford.Foul by Alex Pearce on Andreas Weimann, free kick awarded.

9:05

Jobi McAnuff produces a cross.

8:04

Alex Pearce challenges Andreas Weimann unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Mark Yeates, save made by Adam Federici.

5:06

Andreas Weimann produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the target.

2:34

Adam Le Fondre challenges Adrian Mariappa unfairly and gives away a free kick. Scott Loach restarts play with the free kick.

0:48

John Eustace challenges Jobi McAnuff unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Adam Federici.

Match Preview

Formation:442Manager: Brian McDermott

Reading

Formation: 442Manager: Sean Dyche

Watford

  • Adam Federici
  • Andy Griffin
  • Alex Pearce
  • Kaspars Gorkss
  • Joseph Mills
  • Jimmy Kebe
  • Jem Karacan
  • Mikele Leigertwood
  • Jobi McAnuff
  • Adam Le Fondre
  • Mathieu Manset
  • SUBS
  • Alex McCarthy
  • Brynjar Gunnarsson
  • Simon Church
  • Hal Robson-Kanu
  • Shaun Cummings

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Match Report

Royals stung by Hornets Reading slipped to a fourth successive npower Championship defeat at the hands of Watford, going down 2-0 at the Madjeski Stadium. Goals from Mark Yeates and John Eustace, one in each half, helped the Hornets condemn their hosts to their worst losing sequence in almost two years, as Brian McDermott's Royals struggled for consistency and quality throughout. And Watford, who were without a league win going into the clash, took maximum advantage. Reading were given all the early warning signs they could possibly need when Andres Weimann ghosted in behind Joseph Mills after five minutes. However, the Austrian could only drag his shot wide of Royals goalkeeper Adam Federici's far post from the edge of the area. Federici was forced into his first save of the afternoon after nine minutes as he kept out Mark Yeates' well-struck free-kick. But the American stopper could do nothing about Yeates' dead-ball effort three minutes later, as the midfielder curled a 25-yard set piece over the wall and into the bottom corner. Watford dominated the early exchanges, with Jonathon Hogg seeing his shot saved by the busy Federici and Reading struggled to get a foothold on proceedings. Mills' deflected free-kick, which drifted out for a corner, and Mathieu Manset's wayward header were the closest the Royals got in the opening half hour, while Watford's Yeates again tested Federici from distance. The home fans made their displeasure known as the teams went in for half-time, but McDermott's Reading failed to improve the mood inside the Madjeski in the second period. John Eustace doubled Watford's advantage with a simple six-yard tap-in after 51 minutes - the Hornets' captain's first goal of the season - after James Pearce failed to clear, and the away side were able to control possession against slapdash opposition. The home midfield lacked conviction in their passing and chances were few and far between, with Mikele Leigertwood firing well wide midway through the second half and Hal Robson-Kanu also failing to trouble Scott Loach with a hugely speculative effort. The longer the game went on the more desperate the home side became, with Mills wildly off-target with a free-kick in the dying moments. That meant Watford were able to saunter to three valuable points, but for McDermott and his beleaguered Reading team the alarm bells will be ringing loud and clear as they find themselves in the relegation zone.

Form Guide

    DWLLL
  • Reading
  • VS
  • Watford
  • DLLDD

Last Meetings

  • Reading
  • 1 - 1
  • Watford
  • 19/02/2011
  • Watford
  • 1 - 1
  • Reading
  • 20/11/2010
  • Watford
  • 3 - 0
  • Reading
  • 24/04/2010
  • Reading
  • 1 - 1
  • Watford
  • 26/09/2009
  • Reading
  • 4 - 0
  • Watford
  • 09/01/2009
  • Watford
  • 2 - 2
  • Reading
  • 20/09/2008

Top Scorers

Reading

  • M Manset 2
  • N Hunt 1
  • H Robson-Kanu 1

Watford

  • M Taylor 1
  • M Yeates 1
  • C Forsyth 1
  • M Sordell 1

Goals

Reading

    • Total goals 11
    • Goals per game 5
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) Period 81-90 mins

Watford

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

possession


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