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  • Date:22 Sep 2012
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:The Hawthorns
  • Attendance:23,854
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93mins

Foul by Shane Long on Alex Pearce, free kick awarded. Alex McCarthy takes the free kick.

92mins

Noel Hunt gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Claudio Yacob. Direct free kick taken by Ben Foster.

91mins

Graham Dorrans takes a shot. Comfortable save by Alex McCarthy.

90mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Alex Pearce on Graham Dorrans. Free kick taken by Claudio Yacob.

89mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Claudio Yacob on Hal Robson-Kanu. Claudio Yacob is shown a yellow card. Nicky Shorey takes the free kick.

87mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Shane Long on Jobi McAnuff. Free kick taken by Jobi McAnuff.

83mins

Garath McCleary produces a cross, Hal Robson-Kanu has a header from inside the six-yard box and clears the crossbar.

83mins

Handball decision goes against Chris Brunt. Kaspars Gorkss takes the free kick.

80mins

Hal Robson-Kanu is brought on as a substitute for Chris Gunter.

79mins

Garath McCleary concedes a free kick for a foul on Liam Ridgewell. Ben Foster takes the free kick.

79mins

A cross is delivered by Jobi McAnuff, clearance by Liam Ridgewell.

78mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Liam Ridgewell on Danny Guthrie. Romelu Lukaku leaves the field to be replaced by Markus Rosenberg. Kaspars Gorkss restarts play with the free kick.

77mins

Kaspars Gorkss delivers the ball, Ben Foster makes a comfortable save.

76mins

Romelu Lukaku sends in a cross, clearance made by Chris Gunter.

75mins

Adam Le Fondre fouled by Claudio Yacob, the ref awards a free kick. Nicky Shorey crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, Ben Foster makes a save.

71mins

Romelu Lukaku finds the back of the net with a goal from the edge of the area low into the middle of the goal. West Brom 1-0 Reading.Assist by Chris Brunt.

70mins

The referee gives a free kick against Mikele Leigertwood for handball. Graham Dorrans replaces Zoltan Gera. Ben Foster takes the direct free kick.

69mins

Noel Hunt on for Pavel Pogrebnyak.

67mins

Garath McCleary produces a cross, clearance by Billy Jones.

66mins

Corner taken short by Danny Guthrie.

65mins

Shane Long on for James Morrison.

63mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jonas Olsson on Adam Le Fondre. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Danny Guthrie from right wing, clearance made by Chris Brunt.

61mins

Foul by Claudio Yacob on Danny Guthrie, free kick awarded. Nicky Shorey has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.

59mins

Corner taken by James Morrison from the right by-line, Danny Guthrie makes a clearance. Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Chris Brunt from the left by-line, Mikele Leigertwood manages to make a clearance.

57mins

Youssouf Mulumbu has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide right of the goal.

56mins

James Morrison takes a shot. Alex McCarthy makes a save. Chris Brunt takes the outswinging corner, save by Alex McCarthy.

55mins

The assistant referee signals for offside against Pavel Pogrebnyak. Indirect free kick taken by Ben Foster.

54mins

Unfair challenge on Pavel Pogrebnyak by Liam Ridgewell results in a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Nicky Shorey, Claudio Yacob makes a clearance.

53mins

The referee blows for offside. Alex McCarthy takes the free kick.

51mins

Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Chris Brunt, Jonas Olsson has a header from inside the six-yard box and clears the crossbar.

50mins

Chris Brunt crosses the ball.

48mins

Jobi McAnuff delivers the ball, Ben Foster makes a save.

47mins

A cross is delivered by Chris Brunt. Foul by Gareth McAuley on Pavel Pogrebnyak, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Nicky Shorey.

46mins

Chris Brunt delivers the ball.

46mins

Chris Gunter produces a cross, Jonas Olsson makes a clearance.

45mins

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Chris Brunt, Headed effort from inside the area by Jonas Olsson hits the post.

42mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Zoltan Gera on Jobi McAnuff. A cross is delivered by Nicky Shorey, Alex Pearce produces a header from inside the area that goes over the crossbar.

41mins

Mikele Leigertwood challenges James Morrison unfairly and gives away a free kick. Chris Brunt takes the direct free kick.

39mins

Claudio Yacob concedes a free kick for a foul on Danny Guthrie. Danny Guthrie has an effort direct from the free kick.

39mins

Liam Ridgewell produces a cross, save by Alex McCarthy.

37mins

Unfair challenge on Youssouf Mulumbu by Mikele Leigertwood results in a free kick. Ben Foster restarts play with the free kick.

35mins

The ball is crossed by Chris Gunter, clearance by Gareth McAuley.

34mins

Effort from outside the area by Adam Le Fondre goes wide right of the goal.

32mins

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by James Morrison played to the near post, Mikele Leigertwood makes a clearance.

30mins

James Morrison gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kaspars Gorkss. Alex Pearce takes the direct free kick.

29mins

Shot by James Morrison from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.

28mins

Inswinging corner taken by James Morrison.

26mins

Foul by Pavel Pogrebnyak on Gareth McAuley, free kick awarded. Gareth McAuley takes the free kick.

26mins

A cross is delivered by Kaspars Gorkss, clearance by Liam Ridgewell.

25mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Brunt on Chris Gunter. Danny Guthrie takes the free kick.

24mins

Chris Gunter sends in a cross, Jonas Olsson makes a clearance.

23mins

Garath McCleary sends in a cross, clearance by Jonas Olsson.

23mins

Zoltan Gera produces a right-footed shot from long range that goes harmlessly over the bar.

19mins

Kaspars Gorkss has an effort at goal and missed to the right of the net.

16mins

The ball is swung over by Romelu Lukaku, save made by Alex McCarthy.

13mins

Shot by Garath McCleary. Save by Ben Foster.

10mins

Adam Le Fondre fouled by Youssouf Mulumbu, the ref awards a free kick. Nicky Shorey takes the free kick.

9mins

James Morrison takes a shot. Ben Foster makes a save. James Morrison takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance made by Pavel Pogrebnyak.

6mins

Liam Ridgewell sends in a cross, save made by Alex McCarthy.

5mins

Corner taken left-footed by Chris Brunt from the right by-line, clearance made by Mikele Leigertwood.

3mins

Jobi McAnuff has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the target.

2mins

Chris Brunt crosses the ball, Alex McCarthy makes a comfortable save.

Match Preview

Clarke maintains equilibrium despite setback Steve Clarke insists the wheels have not come off West Brom's impressive start to the season just because of their first Premier League defeat at Fulham last weekend. An opening day 3-0 win over Liverpool set the tone for a superb start to the campaign as a draw at Tottenham and win over Everton followed. However, last Saturday's 3-0 loss at Craven Cottage provided a reality check for anyone getting carried away by Albion's strong start. Head coach Clarke was reluctant to get carried away by his side's form in the opening few weeks and is similarly philosophical about their first defeat. "We had a really good start to the season," he said. "Then we lost at Fulham - which a lot of teams do - and didn't quite reach the standard that we expected to reach. But it's just a defeat, it's part and parcel of football and we'll move on to the next game. "I'm not sure it was an exceptional start to the season. It was a good start. We're a good team, I've said that all along. "We expected to start well and we did that. We've had a defeat and suddenly everyone wants to turn it around. We just approach the next game like we've approached the others and hopefully our performance will be good enough to get the result. "I'm not sure too many people were getting carried away. I think the media might look at it and go 'that was really impressive' but the important thing is that in the confines of this building, our group, we knew we'd had a good start but I kept saying there would be disappointing days to come. "Unfortunately it arrived a bit earlier than we wanted it to but it's arrived and we'll just deal with it now." Asked how he wants his side to react when they face Reading at the Hawthorns, the Scot said: "I want to see them win the game. I want them to go out, play as they played in the previous two home games and hopefully that will be enough to get us the positive result that we want." Albion will be without suspended striker Peter Odemwingie against Reading as he begins his ban for kicking Sascha Riether at Fulham, opening the door for the likes of Markus Rosenberg, Romelu Lukaku and Marc-Antoine Fortune to seize their chance up front. Clarke hopes to have full-back Steven Reid available after a hamstring injury but defender Goran Popov is set to miss out with a groin problem. Meanwhile, Reading midfielder Jem Karacan is hoping to celebrate signing a new contract at the Madejski Stadium by helping the club to their first league win of the season. Turkey Under-21 international Karacan is a product of the Royals' youth academy and penned a new contract earlier this week that commits him to the Berkshire club until 2015. The 23-year-old is now aiming for a victory as Brian McDermott's side look to add to the single point picked up at home to Stoke on the opening day of the season. "We are all looking for that first win and I think when we do get it it will be a massive weight off everyone's shoulders," he said. "We have just got to keep doing what we are doing, we had a good performance against Stoke and were unlucky against Chelsea and obviously we didn't do ourselves justice against Tottenham - but we know that. "We will be looking forward to the game on Saturday with West Brom and obviously the target is to stay in the Premiership and hopefully the season will start for us on Saturday. "We all know what we are capable of and we are just looking forward to getting out there and pushing for our first win, West Brom is going to be a difficult game and we all know that, we have just got to go out there and give it everything we have got." Former England Under-21 goalkeeper Alex McCarthy looks set to continue in goal after he replaced regular first-choice Adam Federici for the defeat to Spurs. McDermott has confirmed Federici is suffering from a knee injury and is unsure when the Australia international will be available. Winger Jimmy Kebe is close to a return following a hamstring problem, but McDermott is targeting the Capital One Cup tie with QPR for the Mali international's comeback. Striker Jason Roberts (calf) remains unavailable.

Formation:4411Manager: Steve Clarke

West Brom

Formation: 442Manager: Brian McDermott

Reading

  • Ben Foster
  • Billy Jones
  • Gareth McAuley
  • Jonas Olsson
  • Liam Ridgewell
  • James Morrison
  • Youssouf Mulumbu
  • Claudio Yacob
  • Chris Brunt
  • Zoltan Gera
  • Romelu Lukaku
  • SUBS
  • Boaz Myhill
  • Markus Rosenberg
  • Shane Long
  • Graham Dorrans
  • Gonzalo Jara Reyes
  • Craig Dawson
  • Marc-Antoine Fortune

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Form Guide

    WDWL
  • West Brom
  • VS
  • Reading
  • DLL

Last Meetings

Top Scorers

West Brom

  • Z Gera 1
  • G McAuley 1
  • J Morrison 1
  • S Long 1
  • R Lukaku 1

Reading

  • P Pogrebnyak 1
  • D Guthrie 1
  • H Robson-Kanu 1

Goals

West Brom

    • Total goals 10
    • Goals per game 6
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Reading

    • Total goals 8
    • Goals per game 4
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 21-30 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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