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  • Date:10 Dec 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Madejski Stadium
  • Attendance:24,026
  • Pearce (66) Church (79)
    Harte (85) Church (85)
Goal!

Live Commentary

94:29 +4.29

Shot by Hal Robson-Kanu. Save made by Robert Green.

93:49 +3.49

George McCartney gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jem Karacan. Shaun Cummings takes the free kick.

91:32 +1.32

Corner taken by Jobi McAnuff played to the near post, save by Robert Green.

90:20 +0.20

Simon Church gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on George McCartney. Robert Green takes the free kick.

87:31

Simon Church challenges Abdoulaye Faye unfairly and gives away a free kick. (Reading) makes a substitution, with Hal Robson-Kanu coming on for Jimmy Kebe. Free kick taken by Robert Green.

83:58

Jack Collison is sent off. The ball is delivered by Ian Harte, Simon Church grabs a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Reading 3-0 West Ham.Assist by Ian Harte.

81:36

The official flags Adam Le Fondre offside. Jem Karacan is shown a yellow card for dissent. Free kick awarded for a foul by Alex Pearce on Carlton Cole. Mark Noble shoots direct from the free kick.

79:15

Simon Church finds the net with a headed goal from close range. Reading 2-0 West Ham.Adam Le Fondre provided the assist for the goal.

77:21

Jobi McAnuff takes the outswinging corner, Ian Harte has a header from close in and clears the crossbar.

76:33

Foul by Mark Noble on Jimmy Kebe, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Shaun Cummings.

74:57

Jimmy Kebe decides to take the corner short.

71:39

Frederic Piquionne leaves the field to be replaced by John Carew.

70:47

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Jobi McAnuff from the left by-line to the near post.

69:02

Effort from inside the six-yard box by Simon Church goes wide right of the goal.

66:00

Alex Pearce grabs a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Reading 1-0 West Ham.Jobi McAnuff provided the assist for the goal.

64:43

Jobi McAnuff fouled by Joey O'Brien, the ref awards a free kick. Joey O'Brien is sent off. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Ian Harte, clearance made by James Tomkins.

64:16

Simon Church comes on in place of Noel Hunt.

61:46

Julien Faubert gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ian Harte. Adam Federici takes the direct free kick.

60:44

Free kick awarded for a foul by Noel Hunt on Joey O'Brien. The referee cautions Joey O'Brien for unsporting behaviour. Noel Hunt receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Free kick taken by Robert Green.

58:40

Frederic Piquionne is ruled offside. Adam Federici takes the indirect free kick.

57:13

Foul by Noel Hunt on George McCartney, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Robert Green.

56:08

Carlton Cole comes on in place of Papa Bouba Diop.

55:14

Noel Hunt takes a shot. Robert Green makes a save.

51:44

George McCartney gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jimmy Kebe. Caution for George McCartney. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Ian Harte.

48:11

Ian Harte takes a inswinging corner to the near post, Joey O'Brien manages to make a clearance.

46:40

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Abdoulaye Faye by Adam Le Fondre. James Tomkins restarts play with the free kick.

45:40

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kevin Nolan by Kaspars Gorkss. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Jack Collison.

45:18 +0.18

Close range header by Jem Karacan misses to the right of the goal.

42:56

Inswinging corner taken by Ian Harte from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Frederic Piquionne.

41:57

Frederic Piquionne has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.

40:51

The offside flag is raised against Frederic Piquionne. Indirect free kick taken by Adam Federici.

39:50

Jimmy Kebe concedes a free kick for a foul on George McCartney. Free kick crossed right-footed by Mark Noble from left channel, Shaun Cummings manages to make a clearance.

36:01

Corner taken by Jack Collison, Abdoulaye Faye challenges Ian Harte unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Adam Federici.

34:48

Shaun Cummings fouled by Jack Collison, the ref awards a free kick. Adam Federici takes the free kick.

34:07

The referee blows for offside. Robert Green takes the free kick.

29:46

Kevin Nolan is ruled offside. Adam Federici takes the indirect free kick.

26:53

Jem Karacan has an effort at goal from outside the area which misses left.

25:52

Ian Harte takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance by Kevin Nolan.

23:36

The offside flag is raised against Jack Collison. Indirect free kick taken by Adam Federici.

21:07

The assistant referee signals for offside against Frederic Piquionne. Free kick taken by Adam Federici.

17:26

Jack Collison challenges Jem Karacan unfairly and gives away a free kick. Adam Federici takes the direct free kick.

16:11

Foul by Abdoulaye Faye on Adam Le Fondre, free kick awarded. Booking for Abdoulaye Faye. Ian Harte crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance by Frederic Piquionne.

15:31

Corner taken right-footed by Mark Noble from the left by-line to the near post, Mikele Leigertwood manages to make a clearance.

13:53

Inswinging corner taken by Ian Harte from the right by-line played to the near post.

10:59

Corner taken right-footed by Jack Collison, clearance by Mikele Leigertwood.

9:18

The assistant referee flags for offside against Noel Hunt. Indirect free kick taken by Abdoulaye Faye.

7:26

Foul by Kevin Nolan on Noel Hunt, free kick awarded. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Ian Harte from right wing, save by Robert Green.

6:27

Jack Collison is caught offside. Free kick taken by Adam Federici.

5:09

Effort on goal by Jack Collison from outside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.

4:44

Corner taken by Mark Noble, Ian Harte makes a clearance.

3:43

(West Ham) makes a substitution, with Joey O'Brien coming on for Guy Demel.

Match Preview

Jobi skips back in for Royals Reading welcome back skipper Jobi McAnuff for the visit of West Ham in the npower Championship. The winger was suspended for last weekend's 1-0 defeat at Blackpool after picking up five bookings this season, but is likely to return to the starting line-up in place of Hal Robson-Kanu. Brynjar Gunnarsson continues to miss out with the calf strain he picked up in a reserve-team fixture, but full-back Joseph Mills is fit once more and will challenge Ian Harte for the left-back slot. Striker Noel Hunt has recovered from a head injury to be available for selection. Otherwise, manager Brian McDermott has no new injury or suspension worries ahead of the clash with Hammers. Young forward Nicholas Bignall does remain sidelined, however, as he continues his recovery from the knee surgery which curtailed his loan spell at Wycombe. West Ham look set to be without Matt Taylor. The midfielder, only recently back after a month out with torn muscles in both calves, limped off against Burnley last week with another calf problem. Defender Winston Reid remains on the sidelines with a shoulder injury and striker Sam Baldock is missing due to a hamstring problem. But the Hammers have been boosted by the news Henri Lansbury and Gary O'Neil are on the mend. On-loan Arsenal midfielder Lansbury has been out since August with a knee problem while winger O'Neil has yet to feature this season due to a serious ankle injury but both stepped up their fitness bids by playing for the reserves this week.

Formation:442Manager: Brian McDermott

Reading

Formation: 451Manager: Sam Allardyce

West Ham

  • Adam Federici
  • Shaun Cummings
  • Alex Pearce
  • Kaspars Gorkss
  • Ian Harte
  • Jimmy Kebe
  • Jem Karacan
  • Mikele Leigertwood
  • Jobi McAnuff
  • Adam Le Fondre
  • Noel Hunt
  • SUBS
  • Mikkel Andersen
  • Jay Tabb
  • Simon Church
  • Hal Robson-Kanu
  • Michail Antonio

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Match Report

Church nails Hammers Simon Church's double and an Alex Pearce strike saw Reading ease past nine-man West Ham 3-0. All the goals came in the final half-hour as the Royals capitalised on a Hammers implosion, with both Joey O'Brien and Jack Collison seeing red. Centre-back Pearce beat visiting keeper Robert Green from eight yards out midway through the second period, following good work from Jobi McAnuff, to hand the hosts the lead. West Ham, who have now lost back-to-back npower Championship matches after their home defeat to Burnley last weekend, could not generate any momentum over the course of the 90 minutes and were not helped by the dismissal of O'Brien moments before Reading's first strike. O'Brien received the first red card of his career for a second, needless yellow card after a trip on McAnuff and the Hammers struggled to contain their hosts without him. Once Pearce had slotted home it was all one-way traffic at the Madejski Stadium, and substitute Church tapped home Adam Le Fondre's chip to seal the victory for the Royals before Collison was dismissed for a wild challenge on Jimmy Kebe late on. Not satisfied with one goal after coming off the bench, Church nodded home Ian Harte's set-piece with four minutes left to round off the scoring. Reading had the first significant chance of the game after just seven minutes. Le Fondre fizzed the ball across the face of the goal and Noel Hunt, back in the starting line-up after a head injury, narrowly failed to connect as he slid in. West Ham's best opportunity of the first half-hour came when Collison blazed over from inside the area, while at the other end Jimmy Kebe had a good chance to open the scoring. The Mali winger, although a long way from goal, had the net at his mercy when Green missed opposite number Adam Federici's long free-kick. However, Kebe could not control his effort on the half-volley and shot wide. Jem Karacan also failed to hit the target with a curling effort from distance as neither side were able to work the goalkeepers over the course of the first 30 minutes. The visitors were struggling to reach their fluent best, but almost claimed the advantage in the moments before the break. Collison's corner was headed across goal and Papa Bouba Diop thought he had poked home, only for Hunt to get in the way on the line and clear. Almost straight away the Royals rallied, and Karacan was within centimetres of finding the net with his flying header from Kebe's whipped centre. The scrappy nature of the contest continued into the second period and West Ham took almost 20 minutes of the half to have their first shot on target before the match then exploded into life. O'Brien foolishly tripped McAnuff to earn his second yellow card of the afternoon and moments after he left the field, Reading went a goal up. From the free-kick given for O'Brien's offence, Harte's delivery was not cleared properly, McAnuff slipped the ball into Pearce's path and the centre-back side-footed home from eight yards out. In an instant the home side were dominant and went two up when Church was on hand to tap home Le Fondre's chipped centre from close range. West Ham lost all their shape and discipline, and soon found themselves reduced to nine men when Collison needlessly raked his studs down Kebe's legs. From the resulting free-kick Church headed home Harte's cross to intensify the misery for the Hammers. endM

Form Guide

    LWLWWL
  • Reading
  • VS
  • West Ham
  • DWWWWL

Last Meetings

  • Reading
  • 3 - 1
  • West Ham
  • 12/03/2005
  • West Ham
  • 1 - 0
  • Reading
  • 10/08/2004
  • Reading
  • 2 - 0
  • West Ham
  • 03/04/2004
  • West Ham
  • 1 - 0
  • Reading
  • 13/09/2003

Top Scorers

Reading

  • A Le Fondre 5
  • N Hunt 3
  • S Church 3
  • M Manset 3
  • H Robson-Kanu 2
  • J McAnuff 1
  • M Leigertwood 1
  • K Gorkss 1
  • JB Kebe 1
  • A Pearce 1
  • J Karacan 1

West Ham

  • C Cole 7
  • K Nolan 6
  • S Baldock 5
  • JA Carew 2
  • F Piquionne 2
  • J Collison 2
  • M Taylor 1
  • J Faubert 1
  • J O'Brien 1
  • J Tomkins 1
  • W Reid 1
  • H Lansbury 1

Goals

Reading

    • Total goals 45
    • Goals per game 23
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 6 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 10 (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 7 (For) 1 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

West Ham

    • Total goals 58
    • Goals per game 36
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 5 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 8 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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