Reading 1-1 Nottm Forest

21 August 2010 05:20
Robert Earnshaw pounced on a handling error by Reading keeper Adam Federici to earn Nottingham Forest a deserved share of the points.Alex Pearce gave Reading an early lead when he volleyed in a Jimmy Kebe header following Marcus Williams' free-kick. [LNB]Federici denied Radoslaw Majewski, Paul Anderson and Earnshaw to keep Reading ahead, but then made a crucial howler. [LNB]The Australian kicked a clearance into defender Matt Mills, allowing Earnshaw to nip in and tap home the equaliser. [LNB]Pearce's opener had come against the run of play, underlining Reading's struggle to find the fluency which made them such a formidable force in the second half of last season. [LNB]Poland international Majewski came into the Forest line-up when midfielder Paul McKenna injured himself in the warm-up, and tested Federici with an early long-range effort.[LNB] [LNB][LNB] Reading then had to make a change of their own, with Brynjar Gunnarsson replacing Andy Griffin after the full-back limped off nine minutes in. [LNB]Earnshaw tested Federici again, but with 15 minutes gone it was Reading who took the lead as Pearce thundered in a close-range volley from Kebe's header across goal. [LNB]Forest hit back strongly, with an Anderson header testing Federici before Jobi McAnuff skewed a shot wide at the opposite end.[LNB] [LNB][LNB] The Forest equaliser came in unlikely circumstances as Federici gifted the visitors a goal on 50 minutes. [LNB]Having claimed a routine cross, he sought to clear the ball upfield but succeeded only in hitting Mills in the back. [LNB]Not one to spurn an opportunity, Earnshaw rounded the prone goalkeeper and stroked the ball into the unguarded net. [LNB]Anderson blasted over from range as Forest pushed for a first win of the campaign, while Reading could do no better than a Gylfi Sigurdsson free-kick which drifted narrowly over. [LNB][LNB] Live text and stats  [LNB] Saturday, 21 August 2010[LNB] Npower Championship[LNB] Home Team Score Away Team Time Reading 1-1 Nott'm Forest FT (HT 1-0) Pearce 15 Earnshaw 50 Reading 01 Federici 02 Griffin (Gunnarsson 9) 03 Williams 05 Mills 26 Pearce yellow card 04 Karacan 08 Sigurdsson 11 McAnuff 14 Kebe 20 Howard yellow card 09 Long (Hunt 78) Substitutes 21 Hamer, 06 Gunnarsson, 17 Antonio, 19 Robson-Kanu, 25 Taylor, 10 Hunt, 18 Church Nott'm Forest 01 Camp 03 Bertrand yellow card 04 Chambers 05 Morgan 06 Wilson 07 Anderson 15 Cohen 19 Moussi 28 Majewski (McGugan 62) 10 Earnshaw (Adebola 87) 23 Blackstock yellow card (Tyson 74) Substitutes 38 Darlow, 27 Moloney, 08 McGugan, 26 Thornhill, 09 Adebola, 11 Tyson, 12 McCleary Ref: ProbertAtt: 17,324 READING NOTT'M FOREST Possession Reading 45% Nott'm Forest 55% Attempts on target Reading 5 Nott'm Forest 4 Attempts off target Reading 2 Nott'm Forest 2 Corners Reading 6 Nott'm Forest 5 Fouls Reading 8 Nott'm Forest 12 Final Result Full Time 90:00+4:12 The referee brings the game to a close. 90:00+3:54 Foul by Dele Adebola (Nottm Forest) on Jobi McAnuff (Reading). Direct free kick taken right-footed by Jobi McAnuff (Reading) from left channel, resulting in open play. 90:00+3:15 Attacking throw-in by Brynjar Gunnarsson (Reading). 90:00+3:00 Foul by Dele Adebola (Nottm Forest) on Gylfi Sigurdsson (Reading). Direct free kick taken right-footed by Adam Federici (Reading) from own half, resulting in open play. 90:00+2:25 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Lewis McGugan played to the near post, clearance by Gylfi Sigurdsson. 90:00+2:10 Attacking throw-in by Ryan Bertrand (Nottm Forest). 90:00+1:51 Goal kick taken long by Adam Federici (Reading). 90:00+1:37 Effort from the edge of the area by Nathan Tyson goes wide of the left-hand post. 90:00+1:15 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lee Camp by Noel Hunt. Lee Camp takes the free kick. 90:00+1:01 Nathan Tyson concedes a free kick for a foul on Brynjar Gunnarsson. Brynjar Gunnarsson takes the free kick. 88:40 Goal kick taken long by Lee Camp (Nottm Forest). 88:13 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken left-footed by Gylfi Sigurdsson (Reading) to short, cross by Jobi McAnuff (Reading), resulting in ball out of play. 87:59 Jimmy Kebe takes a shot. Save by Lee Camp. 87:48 Attacking throw-in by Marcus Williams (Reading). 87:35 Attacking throw-in by Marcus Williams (Reading). 87:11 Defending throw-in by Luke Chambers (Nottm Forest). 86:33 Substitution Dele Adebola comes on in place of Robert Earnshaw. 86:16 Matt Mills delivers the ball. 85:22 Foul by Jimmy Kebe (Reading) on Ryan Bertrand (Nottm Forest). Direct free kick taken right-footed by Lee Camp (Nottm Forest) from own half, resulting in open play. 84:07 Lewis McGugan takes a corner. 83:14 Booking Alex Pearce goes into the referee's book. 83:05 Unfair challenge on Robert Earnshaw by Alex Pearce results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Chris Cohen. 81:13 Corner taken left-footed by Brian Howard, Wes Morgan makes a clearance. 80:44 Attacking throw-in by Luke Chambers (Nottm Forest). 79:49 Free kick crossed left-footed by Brian Howard (Reading) from own half, clearance by Wes Morgan (Nottm Forest). 79:49 Booking Ryan Bertrand (Nottm Forest) booked for unsporting behaviour. 79:49 Foul by Ryan Bertrand (Nottm Forest) on Jimmy Kebe (Reading). 79:12 Attacking throw-in by Luke Chambers (Nottm Forest). 78:44 Cross by Jobi McAnuff (Reading), resulting in open play. 77:56 Substitution Reading substitution: Shane Long replaced by Noel Hunt (tactical). 77:19 Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Brian Howard (Reading) to centre, shot by Shane Long (Reading) left-footed from centre of penalty area (12 yards), missed right. 77:05 Free kick awarded for a foul by Guy Moussi on Shane Long. Direct free kick taken by Brynjar Gunnarsson. 75:57 Chris Cohen takes the inswinging corner, Adam Federici makes a save. 75:48 Attacking throw-in by Luke Chambers (Nottm Forest). 75:29 Attacking throw-in by Luke Chambers (Nottm Forest). 74:28 Effort from outside the penalty box by Gylfi Sigurdsson goes wide right of the goal. 73:29 Substitution Nottm Forest substitution: Dexter Blackstock replaced by Nathan Tyson (tactical). 72:11 Lewis McGugan (Nottm Forest) caught offside. Direct free kick taken right-footed by Adam Federici (Reading) from own half, resulting in open play. 71:07 Attacking throw-in by Ryan Bertrand (Nottm Forest). 70:04 Attacking throw-in by Brynjar Gunnarsson (Reading). 69:51 Attacking throw-in by Brynjar Gunnarsson (Reading). 68:00 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Shane Long by Wes Morgan. Strike on goal comes in from Gylfi Sigurdsson from the free kick. 67:11 Attacking throw-in by Marcus Williams (Reading). 66:51 Defending throw-in by Luke Chambers (Nottm Forest). 66:45 Cross by Brynjar Gunnarsson (Reading), resulting in ball out of play. 65:59 Defending throw-in by Luke Chambers (Nottm Forest). 64:56 The ball is swung over by Paul Anderson, comfortable save by Adam Federici. 63:42 Booking Brian Howard receives a yellow card. 63:28 Brian Howard challenges Wes Morgan unfairly and gives away a free kick. Kelvin Wilson takes the direct free kick. 63:11 Attacking throw-in by Marcus Williams (Reading). 62:36 Shot from just outside the box by Paul Anderson goes over the bar. 62:25 Attacking throw-in by Ryan Bertrand (Nottm Forest). 61:35 Substitution (Nottm Forest) makes a substitution, with Lewis McGugan coming on for Radoslaw Majewski. 59:51 Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Brian Howard (Reading) to centre, save (caught) by Lee Camp (Nottm Forest). 59:40 Attacking throw-in by Marcus Williams (Reading). 55:28 Attacking throw-in by Ryan Bertrand (Nottm Forest). 54:23 Foul by Alex Pearce (Reading) on Robert Earnshaw (Nottm Forest). Direct free kick taken right-footed by Luke Chambers (Nottm Forest) from own half, resulting in open play. 53:59 Defending throw-in by Marcus Williams (Reading). 52:59 Goal kick taken long by Adam Federici (Reading). 52:41 Foul by Marcus Williams on Robert Earnshaw, free kick awarded. Luke Chambers takes the direct free kick. 52:20 Defending throw-in by Luke Chambers (Nottm Forest). 52:15 Defending throw-in by Marcus Williams (Reading). 50:35 Shane Long fouled by Wes Morgan, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Brian Howard. 48:51 GOAL - Robert Earnshaw:Reading 1 - 1 Nott'm Forest goal by Robert Earnshaw (Nottm Forest) left-footed (low centre of goal) from centre of penalty area (12 yards).Reading 1-1 Nottm Forest. 48:51 Cross by Paul Anderson (Nottm Forest), 46:48 Brian Howard takes the inswinging corner, save by Lee Camp. 46:32 Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Brian Howard (Reading) to near post, save (punched) by Lee Camp (Nottm Forest). 46:13 Brian Howard takes a shot. Save by Lee Camp. 45:44 Corner taken left-footed by Brian Howard from the right by-line, Guy Moussi manages to make a clearance. 45:01 The match restarts for the second half. Half Time 45:00+3:14 The referee calls an end to the first half. 45:00+1:12 The official flags Jimmy Kebe offside. Lee Camp takes the free kick. 45:00+0:36 Dexter Blackstock concedes a free kick for a foul on Brynjar Gunnarsson. Adam Federici restarts play with the free kick. 44:40 Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Brian Howard (Reading) to centre, foul by Alex Pearce (Reading) on Lee Camp (Nottm Forest). Direct free kick taken right-footed by Lee Camp (Nottm Forest) from own half, resulting in open play. 44:09 Marcus Williams takes a shot. Save made by Lee Camp. 43:21 Attacking throw-in by Brynjar Gunnarsson (Reading). 42:20 Foul by Ryan Bertrand (Nottm Forest) on Jimmy Kebe (Reading). Free kick taken right-footed by Gylfi Sigurdsson (Reading) from own half (12 yards), clearance by Luke Chambers (Nottm Forest). 41:25 Foul by Jem Karacan (Reading) on Robert Earnshaw (Nottm Forest). Direct free kick taken right-footed by Lee Camp (Nottm Forest) from own half, resulting in open play. 40:52 Goal kick taken long by Lee Camp (Nottm Forest). 40:00 Defending throw-in by Ryan Bertrand (Nottm Forest). 39:17 Attacking throw-in by Marcus Williams (Reading). 37:39 Foul by Kelvin Wilson (Nottm Forest) on Jem Karacan (Reading). Direct free kick taken left-footed by Brian Howard (Reading) from own half, resulting in open play. 37:07 Jobi McAnuff takes a shot. Save made by Lee Camp. 36:31 Paul Anderson takes a shot. Save by Adam Federici. 36:08 Attacking throw-in by Ryan Bertrand (Nottm Forest). 34:54 Defending throw-in by Brynjar Gunnarsson (Reading). 32:06 Attacking throw-in by Ryan Bertrand (Nottm Forest). 30:45 Direct free kick taken right-footed by Adam Federici (Reading) from own half, resulting in open play. 30:45 Booking Dexter Blackstock (Nottm Forest) booked for unsporting behaviour. 30:45 Foul by Dexter Blackstock (Nottm Forest) on Marcus Williams (Reading). 29:56 Defending throw-in by Brynjar Gunnarsson (Reading). 29:25 The offside flag is raised against Robert Earnshaw. Adam Federici takes the direct free kick. 28:42 Defending throw-in by Ryan Bertrand (Nottm Forest). 28:26 Defending throw-in by Ryan Bertrand (Nottm Forest). 27:37 Foul by Brynjar Gunnarsson (Reading) on Robert Earnshaw (Nottm Forest). Direct free kick taken left-footed by Ryan Bertrand (Nottm Forest) from left channel, resulting in open play. 26:57 Defending throw-in by Ryan Bertrand (Nottm Forest). 26:43 Defending throw-in by Brynjar Gunnarsson (Reading). 25:29 Radoslaw Majewski takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance made by Jem Karacan. 24:31 Chris Cohen is ruled offside. Adam Federici restarts play with the free kick. 23:54 The ball is swung over by Jobi McAnuff. 22:50 Defending throw-in by Brynjar Gunnarsson (Reading). 22:42 Paul Anderson delivers the ball. 22:21 Cross by Gylfi Sigurdsson (Reading), save (caught) by Lee Camp (Nottm Forest). 21:46 Free kick awarded for a foul by Luke Chambers on Jobi McAnuff. Brian Howard restarts play with the free kick. 19:12 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Shane Long by Wes Morgan. Jem Karacan takes the free kick. 18:14 Foul by Jimmy Kebe (Reading) on Ryan Bertrand (Nottm Forest). Direct free kick taken right-footed by Lee Camp (Nottm Forest) from own half, resulting in open play. 17:56 Attacking throw-in by Brynjar Gunnarsson (Reading). 16:54 Attacking throw-in by Ryan Bertrand (Nottm Forest). 16:39 Foul by Brian Howard (Reading) on Paul Anderson (Nottm Forest). Direct free kick taken right-footed by Luke Chambers (Nottm Forest) from own half, resulting in open play. 16:12 Defending throw-in by Luke Chambers (Nottm Forest). 15:43 Foul by Jem Karacan on Ryan Bertrand, free kick awarded. Radoslaw Majewski restarts play with the free kick. 14:03 Assist (pass) by Jimmy Kebe (Reading) from centre of penalty area. 14:03 GOAL - Alex Pearce:Reading 1 - 0 Nott'm Forest goal by Alex Pearce (Reading) right-footed (bottom-right of goal) from left channel (12 yards).Reading 1-0 Nottm Forest. 14:03 Foul by Paul Anderson (Nottm Forest) on Marcus Williams (Reading). Direct free kick taken left-footed by Marcus Williams (Reading) from left channel, 12:55 Attacking throw-in by Marcus Williams (Reading). 11:25 Corner from the right by-line taken by Chris Cohen, clearance made by Jem Karacan. 11:00 Shot by Robert Earnshaw (Nottm Forest) right-footed from left channel (18 yards), save (caught) by Adam Federici (Reading). 9:48 Attacking throw-in by Ryan Bertrand (Nottm Forest). 9:31 Brian Howard challenges Paul Anderson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Kelvin Wilson. 9:06 Attacking throw-in by Brynjar Gunnarsson (Reading). 8:15 Substitution Reading substitution: Andy Griffin replaced by Brynjar Gunnarsson (injury). 7:34 Attacking throw-in by Marcus Williams (Reading). 6:32 Attacking throw-in by Marcus Williams (Reading). Correction - 5:32 Shot by Radoslaw Majewski (Nottm Forest) volleyed right-footed from left side of penalty area (12 yards), save (caught) by Adam Federici (Reading). 5:32 Shot from 12 yards from Radoslaw Majewski. Save by Lee Camp. 3:45 Attacking throw-in by Andy Griffin (Reading). 3:31 Robert Earnshaw (Nottm Forest) caught offside. Direct free kick taken right-footed by Adam Federici (Reading) from own half, resulting in open play. 2:55 Goal kick taken long by Adam Federici (Reading). 1:39 Defending throw-in by Ryan Bertrand (Nottm Forest). 0:59 Foul by Gylfi Sigurdsson (Reading) on Chris Cohen (Nottm Forest). Direct free kick taken left-footed by Kelvin Wilson (Nottm Forest) from own half, resulting in open play. 0:34 Defending throw-in by Ryan Bertrand (Nottm Forest). 0:00 The match begins. Live text and data provided by The Press Association.[LNB]

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