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Jay Tabb concedes a free kick for a foul on Ramon Nunez. Strike comes in from Ramon Nunez from the free kick, save made by Alex McCarthy.
Ramon Nunez takes a shot. Blocked by Matt Mills.
Ben Gordon sends in a cross, clearance by Zurab Khizanishvili.
Jimmy Kebe crosses the ball, clearance by Andy Hughes.
A cross is delivered by Ben Gordon.
Caution for Simon Church.
The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Joe Murphy.
Jimmy Kebe takes a shot. Joe Murphy gets a block in.
Jimmy Kebe challenges Ben Gordon unfairly and gives away a free kick. Joe Murphy takes the free kick.
Booking for Mikele Leigertwood for unsporting behaviour. Mikele Leigertwood gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ramon Nunez. Strike comes in from Ramon Nunez from the free kick.
Handball decision goes against Mikele Leigertwood. Indirect free kick taken by Joe Murphy.
Joe Garner concedes a free kick for a foul on Andy Griffin. Alex McCarthy takes the direct free kick.
Ian Harte sends in a cross, Simon Church takes a shot. Save made by Joe Murphy.
Joe Garner gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andy Griffin. Free kick taken by Matt Mills.
Effort on goal by Jobi McAnuff from just inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.
(Scunthorpe) makes a substitution, with Lee Miller coming on for Mark Duffy.
Sam Togwell goes into the book for unsporting behaviour. Jay Tabb joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jem Karacan. Sam Togwell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jem Karacan. Matt Mills takes the direct free kick.
Shot by Chris Dagnall. Save made by Alex McCarthy.
Jem Karacan goes into the book for unsporting behaviour. Jem Karacan challenges Chris Dagnall unfairly and gives away a free kick. Josh Wright takes the free kick.
Andy Hughes delivers the ball, save made by Alex McCarthy.
Simon Church on for Mathieu Manset.
Booking for Joe Murphy for dissent. Penalty scored by Ian Harte. Scunthorpe 0-2 Reading.Penalty awarded for an unfair challenge on Shane Long by Michael Nelson.
Jimmy Kebe delivers the ball, Mathieu Manset takes a shot. Save made by Joe Murphy.
Foul by Mikele Leigertwood on Sam Togwell, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed right-footed by Andy Hughes.
Inswinging corner taken by Jobi McAnuff from the left by-line played to the near post, Joe Garner makes a clearance.
Goal scored by Shane Long from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Scunthorpe 0-1 Reading.Assist by Jimmy Kebe.
Mikele Leigertwood concedes a free kick for a foul on Sam Togwell. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Josh Wright from left channel.
Andy Griffin challenges Joe Garner unfairly and gives away a free kick. Josh Wright crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing. Josh Wright takes a shot. Jem Karacan gets a block in.
The referee blows for offside. Joe Murphy takes the free kick.
Josh Wright goes into the book for unsporting behaviour. Jem Karacan fouled by Josh Wright, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Matt Mills.
Shot by Jimmy Kebe. Save made by Joe Murphy. Corner taken right-footed by Jobi McAnuff from the left by-line, Mark Duffy makes a clearance.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Josh Wright played to the near post, clearance by Mikele Leigertwood.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Mikele Leigertwood on Chris Dagnall. Josh Wright crosses the ball in from the free kick, Matt Mills manages to make a clearance.
Chris Dagnall crosses the ball, Effort on goal by Ramon Nunez from inside the box misses to the right of the target.
Sam Togwell produces a right-footed shot from long distance which goes wide right of the goal.
Matt Mills concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Dagnall. David Mirfin restarts play with the free kick.
The ball is crossed by Mark Duffy, Matt Mills manages to make a clearance.
Mark Duffy sends in a cross, save by Alex McCarthy.
Handball decision goes against Chris Dagnall. Alex McCarthy restarts play with the free kick.
The ball is swung over by Ben Gordon, Zurab Khizanishvili manages to make a clearance.
Michael O'Connor leaves the field to be replaced by Josh Wright.
Jem Karacan produces a drilled right-footed shot from 20 yards. Joe Murphy makes a comfortable save.
Centre by Ben Gordon, clearance by Alex McCarthy.
Mikele Leigertwood produces a cross, Shane Long has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Michael O'Connor by Mathieu Manset. Direct free kick taken by Joe Murphy.
Jimmy Kebe crosses the ball, clearance made by Sam Togwell. Corner taken by Jobi McAnuff, Michael O'Connor manages to make a clearance.
Mathieu Manset takes a shot from 18 yards. Sam Togwell gets a block in. Corner taken by Jobi McAnuff from the left by-line, save made by Joe Murphy. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Joe Murphy by Matt Mills. Joe Murphy takes the direct free kick.
Michael Nelson is shown a yellow card. Foul by Michael Nelson on Jimmy Kebe, free kick awarded. Ian Harte produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick.
Drilled right-footed shot by Mark Duffy. Save made by Alex McCarthy.
Matt Mills goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. Matt Mills concedes a free kick for a foul on Joe Garner. Free kick crossed right-footed by Michael O'Connor from right channel.
Unfair challenge on Matt Mills by Joe Garner results in a free kick. Alex McCarthy takes the direct free kick.
Ramon Nunez takes a shot. Mikele Leigertwood gets a block in. Mark Duffy takes the outswinging corner, Michael O'Connor takes a shot. Clearance by Jem Karacan.
Foul by Mikele Leigertwood on Joe Garner, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by David Mirfin.
Mark Duffy has a drilled shot. Matt Mills makes a clearance.
Chris Dagnall takes a shot from 20 yards. Blocked by Matt Mills. Michael O'Connor takes a inswinging corner to the near post, Shane Long manages to make a clearance. Effort on goal by Ben Gordon from 35+ yards. Save by Alex McCarthy.
The referee blows for offside. Alex McCarthy takes the free kick.
The ball is swung over by Mark Duffy, clearance made by Zurab Khizanishvili.
Jobi McAnuff takes a shot. Save made by Joe Murphy.
Shot from just outside the area by Shane Long goes over the bar.
Chris Dagnall takes a shot.
David Mirfin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mathieu Manset. Free kick crossed by Ian Harte, save by Joe Murphy.
Centre by Ben Gordon, clearance made by Matt Mills.
The official flags Jimmy Kebe offside. Joe Murphy takes the free kick.
Mark Duffy crosses the ball, blocked by Ian Harte. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Michael O'Connor from the right by-line, save made by Alex McCarthy.
Chris Dagnall is shown a yellow card. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jem Karacan by Chris Dagnall. Andy Griffin takes the direct free kick.
Shot by Joe Garner. Blocked by Andy Griffin. Corner taken by Michael O'Connor from the left by-line to the near post.
Unfair challenge on Jobi McAnuff by Chris Dagnall results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Ian Harte.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mathieu Manset by Sam Togwell. Direct free kick taken by Andy Griffin.
Shot by Chris Dagnall. Matt Mills gets a block in.
Shot by Ramon Nunez. Blocked by Jem Karacan.
Joe Garner produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the target.
Reid back for Iron
Scunthorpe boss Alan Knill is boosted by the return of defender Paul Reid for the home clash with high-flying Reading.
Reid served a one-match ban on Saturday when the Iron thumped leaders QPR 4-1 at Glanford Park and Knill has no new injury or suspension concerns.
Winger Garry Thompson has been ruled out for the rest of the season after undergoing groin surgery and defender Cliff Byrne remains sidelined with a calf injury.
However, on-loan Leeds striker Ramon Nunez is set to shake off a slight hamstring strain and fellow frontman Bobby Grant also looks certain to recover from a knock and be passed fit.
On-loan Reading full-back Marcus Williams is fit again after a back injury but he is not eligible to face his parent club.
Simon Church is pushing for a start for Reading.
Wales striker Church came off the bench to claim the last-minute winner as the Royals made it six league wins in a row with a 4-3 victory at Nottingham Forest at the weekend and hopes to be handed a chance to partner Shane Long at Glanford Park.
Manager Brian McDermott played a 4-4-2 formation at the City Ground and could do the same against Alan Knill's side, who shocked QPR at the weekend.
Goalkeeper Adam Federici was on the bench after nine games out with a knee injury and will be again but captain Matt Mills (groin) and forward Noel Hunt (foot) are not available.
Defender Alex Pearce is fit after a thigh injury as the Royals look to go level on points with Swansea and Cardiff.
Royals in seventh heaven
Shane Long claimed his 26th goal of the season as Reading's automatic promotion bid gained further momentum with a seventh straight Championship victory as they won 2-0 at Scunthorpe.
The Republic of Ireland striker, 24, swept home Jimmy Kebe's low cross to open the scoring in the 57th minute and then won a penalty which Ian Harte converted to send Scunthorpe closer to relegation.
Alan Knill's men claimed a shock 4-1 home win over leaders QPR on Saturday and had the better of the first half before their spirited resistance was broken after the restart.
There was an air of resignation among the Glanford Park faithful at the final whistle but the jubilant Royals supporters headed back to Berkshire dreaming of a top-flight return.
Brian McDermott has fashioned an impressive, vibrant team and they have built up a head of steam at just the right time.
They showed no little character to ride out the first-half storm where Scunthorpe posed the greater goal threat and created a series of decent openings, with striker Joe Garner at the hub of their best moves.
The striker lashed a cross from Mark Duffy wide and then saw a fierce 12-yard strike being deflected out for a corner.
The visitors offered little as an attacking force in the opening half and Scunthorpe went close again in the 20th minute when Chris Dagnall dragged a low right-foot shot wide of the far post.
Reading almost struck the opening blow out of nowhere, however, when Jobi McAnuff found the space to hit a low 25-yard shot which forced Iron goalkeeper Joe Murphy into a low save to his right.
Scunthorpe remained largely on top as the interval approached and Royals goalkeeper Alex McCarthy made a smart parried save to repel Duffy's 12-yard shot in the 38th minute.
Two minutes after the restart, Dagnall showed delightful skill to break clear down the left flank and cross to the far post where Ramon Nunez could only drill the ball wide from 10 yards out.
Moments later the previously anonymous Kebe hit a sweet left-foot strike which look destined for the top corner until Murphy palmed the ball away for a corner.
With 57 minutes played, Reading struck the opening blow when Kebe found space down the right flank and his teasing low cross was swept home at the near post by Long.
The Irishman was mobbed by the visiting supporters as he celebrated and it was game over in the 63rd minute as the Royals claimed their second goal when Long was brought down by Iron captain Michael Nelson.
Harte made no mistake from the penalty spot and, although Dagnall and Nunez went close from distance for Scunthorpe, Reading's victory did not look in doubt.
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