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  1. Reading lose again

    Reading lose again

    Reading slumped to a fourth consecutive defeat as they lost 1-0 to Leicester City at the Madejski Stadium. More

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    Time:90'
    • Reading
    • Leicester City
    • 90+4 And that's it! Reading somehow fail to win and stay in the bottom three, while Leicester move fifth and only three points off top Toon!
    • 90+3 Leicester seem to have done enough to close this game out, Wellens dribbles in down the right, he cuts inside and can shoot but instead backheels it to HOWARD WHO HAMMERS IT ACROSS GOAL but it flies millimetres past the far post!
    • 90+1 Good ball from Oakley, cleared to the edge of the box AND KING SHOOTS but wide of the far post!
    • 90' Steve Howard touches it into Howard, how holds off Mills and hassles him into giving away a corner. Three minutes added time to be played.
    • 89' Howard slides in on Neilson and is booked. He got the ball but also the ankle, a bit harsh.
    • 87' Leicester with a rare piece of pass and move as Oakley cuts on to his left and fires low past Federici but wide of the far post!
    • 86' Kebe almost over-runs it down the right but just gets there in time only for Hobbs to block the cut-back. Reading have been knocking and knocking on Leicester's door but unable to force it open.
    • 85' Howard wide to Kebe who drills it in low but Hobbs hacks it away.
    • 84' King to Howard as Leicester slow it down on the right but Reading intercept and clear.
    • 82' A poor corner is cleared but Reading win a free-kick around 30 yards out but a terrible delivery is blocked by the first man and it goes all the way back to Federici.
    • 81' Matejovsky plays Kebe in down the right, great ball and Kebe cuts it back past McGivern AND HOBBS MISSES THE CLEARANCE AND IT SPINS JUST AWAY FROM RASIAK! That would've been a tap-in! Last touch came off a Leicester player, corner to Reading but it is really unfortunate that they have not yet scored.
    • 80' Oakley to Gallagher with the flick and Campbell is in but the flag is up! That was very close.
    • 79' Campbell is in but a good few yards offside.
    • 78' Howard takes it short, drilled in low by McAnuff and it spins off Wellens's head AND MILLS CAN FINISH BUT HE PUTS IT OVER! Close range but it came at him so quick he can be forgiven.
    • 77' Kebe with good control on the right and McGivern blocks his cross which loops out for another corner. Mills it was with a superb long ball initially.
    • 76' Leicester get the ball out of their own half and win a throw on the right. Neilson hurls it long and it misses Howard but Campbell can finish only for Tabb to block with his body! Corner.
    • 74' Howard puts the corner near post but Oakley knocks it back out for a corner. The second one is just as bad but Reading get it back, Pearce into Long and Rasiak tries to turn and volley but he almost hits the corner flag.
    • 73' Howard wide to Kebe whose cross is good but Brown clears. It falls to Howard who drills in a superb shot but Brown hurls his head in front of it and the ball goes just wide! Brave, brave defending from Brown. Corner.
    • 72' Matejovsky and Wellens tangle and the former is in real pain after Wellens trod on his heavily-bandaged hand. He's alright though, just a knock.
    • 71' Bertrand swings it in from deep, Kebe on the far right powers a header in which is blocked but falls back at his feet but he gets the shot all wrong, it shanks off the outside of his boot and goes out for a throw.
    • 70' Mills trips Howard after failing to get the decision whe the Leicester striker seemed to foul him and the Reading man sees yellow.
    • 69' Long gets the ball after Rasiak plays some head tennis with him and he has a crack from the edge of the D but well over.
    • 68' Long takes a whack as Leicester clear, Howard comes forward but Leicester go all the way back to Weale as they try to slow the game down.
    • 67' Wellens in for Campbell but Pearce gets across to put it behind for a throw. Taken short into the corner and Reading clear the second one.
    • 66' Kebe robs Gallagher but Leicester manage to clear and Pearce gives away a free-kick after being backed into by Steven Howard.
    • 65' Those cheeky Leicester fans are singing "you're getting sacked in the morning" at Brendan Rogers.
    • 64' READING SUB: Church comes off for Long, with Kebe on for Sigurdsson now.
    • 63' Bertrand with a super cross that Rasiak arches to nod down for Church but just behind the Welshman as he tries to turn.
    • 62' Matejovsky clatters into Oakley and gets a yellow.
    • 61' Bertrand with the through ball, Rasiak races down the left as fast as his burly frame will take him, he gets beyond Neilson and cuts it across goal but no-one is there and it spins to McAnuff who is at a very tight angle, he cuts it back but again no-one is there for Reading and Leicester somehow survive!
    • 59' LEICESTER DOUBLE SUB: Fryatt comes off for Howard, while Waghorn is replaced by DJ Campbell as Leicester go for the bigger, ball-holding option.
    • 58' Fryatt chases a semi-lost cause but wins a throw on the left wing.
    • 57' Leicester appear to have weathered that storm and with Fryatt's pace always look dangerous on the counter...
    • 56' The ball is still with Reading on the edge of the box but Leicester are back in numbers and finally get it clear.
    • 55' The loose ball drops to Matejovsky again but his cross is blocked. Now Howard has it on the edge of the box but Brown blocks...
    • 54' Free-kick to Reading on the left but cleared by Leicester.
    • 53' Brown gets forward, now Gallagher with a one-two with Waghorn but the hosts clear.
    • 51' Waghorn flicks it on and Fryatt has pace to burn, he's through past Pearce and it must be two but another great block by the chest of Federici!
    • 50' Fryatt almost gets through but is offside. That was a gilt-edged chance for Church earlier, how many does he need to score?
    • 49' McAnuff on the right skins McGivern and plays it low for Church on the penalty spot who must finish but again he squeezes it just wide!!
    • 48' McGivern with a throw on the left, he gets it back and lofts a deep cross in but Federici claims.
    • 47' Matejovsky does well to feed Rasiak but he slows it down a touch too much and Leicester get men back to clear.
    • 46' Second half underway at the Madejski!!
    • - Reading have had 10 shots to Leicester's five, they've also had 53% possession but the one stat that counts is Martyn Waghorn's goal for the Foxes...
    • 45+2 Reading trail at half-time, 1-0 after dominating. Same old story.
    • 45+1 Reading are falling apart now as Fryatt races clean through after an excellent through-ball from Wellens but Federici makes himself big and blocks the finish!
    • 45' Predictably Leicester take the lead! Just before the break after Reading dominated! Poor marking from the corner, Waghorn allowed to sneak ahead of Sigurdsson to flick the header across Federici into the far corner.
    • 44' Oakley to take but Rasiak nods it clear. Wellens now plays it back across to Oakley and his cross is blocked for another corner. That was a great ball from Wellens on the volley, he is one of the best passers in this division.
    • 43' Fryatt and Waghorn combine to win a corner on the right off Bertrand.
    • 42' Loose from Brown and Rasiak could be in but the Leicester defender recovers and clears.
    • 41' Waghorn caught offside after an excellent flick from Fryatt.
    • 40' Reading counter, McAnuff on the right, inside to Matejovksy who plays Church in with an outrageous backheel but the Wales striker again scuffs it well wide!
    • 39' Leicester's turn now to apply some pressure but Fryatt low cross is blocked with Waghorn ready to pounce.
    • 38' Howard swings this one into the six-yard box and Weale just gets a hand on it to clear! Incessant pressure from Reading now....
    • 37' Great delivery from the left but headed behind by Brown for a corner on the right. A well-worked short one from Reading, Howard to Matejovksy who slips it to CHURCH WITH THE LOW FINISH BUT A GREAT STOP LOW DOWN FROM WEALE! Corner again!
    • 36' Howard stumbles on the left but no free-kick, he goes down a second time under pressure from Wellens and this time he gets the decision. Just five yards shy of the box...
    • 34' Long ball towards the Leicester area, Rasiak half-wins the flick-on but it rebounds back to him off a Leicester shirt and he pings it through to Church, who is clean through and onside and he must score but he scuffs the finish and it bobbles inches wide of the right-hand post! Another super chance for Reading, another one wasted!
    • 33' Weale punches Howard's corner, McAnuff has it and spreads it wide to Howard again but his second cross is poor. Reading win a free-kick on the left wing as they start to dominate this match in the manner one would expect of this squad of players.
    • 32' McAnuff is again released down the right but this time his cross is poor and put behind for a corner.
    • 31' Reading still have it, McAnuff down the right, a wicked cross that Weale can only palm away, half-cleared by Leicester to Matejovsky on the edge of the box, super skill to turn and he fires on goal but straight down Weale's throat! More good play from the Royals, but no end product.
    • 30' Reading have a free-kick on the left which Howard and Matejovsky are over but Brown heads clear.
    • 29' Waghorn gets it on the edge of the box but unfortunately he slips, he still manages to get a toe on it to feed GALLAGHER FROM THE EDGE OF THE D BUT HIS CURLER GOES JUST OVER!
    • 28' Matejovsky inside to Church who turns and drills it in low but well wide of the right-hand post. Reading playing neat football now.
    • 26' McAnuff cannot believe that did not go in and also cannot believe the ref Keith Hill has signalled a goal-kick - his final drive across goal took a touch off a defender and should have been a corner.
    • 25' McAnuff with an outrageous backheel flick to Church, who gives it back to him on the right and drives it across Weale and it's going in but off the inside of the post! It drops at McAnuff at pace and he gets a touch on it and Howard must tap it in at the far post but it spins just away from him and out! Hugely unlucky for Reading.
    • 24' Mills is back on his feet and holds Fryatt off to shepherd the ball out of play, but he limps a touch and seems to be struggling.
    • 23' Mills has hurt is knee and gets treatment on pitch... Surely they should cart him off?
    • 22' Warning for Waghorn after he leaves Mills in a heap on the floor.
    • 21' Taking another look at that I'd say the Pole Rasiak was onside. Lucky escape for the Foxes.
    • 20' Great ball throuh by Matejovksy to free Rasiak who is clean through but the flag is up! That was very, very tight, Neilson played him on. Weale was out like a flash to save but Rasiak had already seen the flag.
    • 18' Gallagher on the left uses the overlapping Fryatt, whose touch is heavy but wins a free-kick off Matejovsky anyway.
    • 17' Howard is tripped in midfield, taking the free-kick short and quick to work it wide right where Reading seem to think they'll get the most joy against on-loan City defender Ryan McGivern.
    • 15' Taken quickly by Matejovsky, diagonal and low to Rasiak on the left-hand corner and the Pole takes it early, putting it low to the far corner and it beats Weale, who got down late, but goes just wide!
    • 14' Gallagher penalised for a push on Howard in the middle of the park.
    • 12' That fairly bright start has waned somewhat, with both sides indulging in a mini-scrap in midfield for the past few minutes, struggling to get a foot on the ball.
    • 10' A miscommunication in the Leicester defence lets Rasiak in on the right but he makes a right hash of what should be a shot, luckily it takes a big deflection for a corner.
    • 9' Leciester again have it in a dangerous position but again well wide from Fryatt.
    • 8' Leicester on the offensive now, clever one-touch play just inside the Reading box but they clear it. For some reason the home defenders stop playing, thinking there was an offside, but there's no flag and Gallagher slips it inside to Fryatt who drills in a low shot that goes wide of the far post.
    • 7' Church gets it just inside the Foxes' half, he bustles forward, in and out of Brown and drills a low shot off the defender which goes wide but for a corner. The corner is cleared and Gallagher, under pressure from McAnuff, gets it away fully.
    • 6' A promising Reading move breaks down as Hobbs intercepts and Brown plays it back to Weale who clears.
    • 5' Oakley tries one from distance but it bobbles up into Federici's arms.
    • 4' Former Man United trainee Wellens with a good crossfield pass to ex-Blackburn man Gallagher, but his ball inside is weak and cleared with ease.
    • 3' Down the other end for Reading but McAnuff's ball veers out for a goal kick.
    • 2' McGivern tries to get Matty Fryatt in behind the Reading defence but his angled ball is easy for Federici.
    • 1' McAnuff gets forward from kick off and glides into the Leicester box but his low drive from the right is straight at Weale.
    • 1' Match underway at the Madejski!
    • - Gallagher does start for Leicester, in for Steve Howard, with Fryatt and Waghorn also up front in an attack-minded formation.
    • - Matejovsky gets his start for Reading then, with Rasiak and Church leading the line and Noel Hunt not even on the bench. Tabb comes in for Ingimarsson with no room for O'Dea.
    • - Referee: Keith Hill (Hertfordshire)
    • - Leicester team: Weale, Neilson, Hobbs, Brown, McGivern, Oakley, King, Gallagher, Wellens, Fryatt, Waghorn; Subs: Logan, Morrison, Berner, N'Guessan, Kermorgant, Howard, Campbell
    • - Reading team: Federici, Tabb, Mills, Pearce, Bertrand, Sigurdsson, McAnuff, Matejovsky, Howard, Rasiak, Church; Subs: Hamer, Cisse, Gunnarsson, Long, Kebe, Karacan, Cummings
    • - Nigel Pearson insists Leicester's bid to sign Edgar Davids is not a publicity stunt - but the Foxes boss admits there is still a long way to go before the former Netherlands international joins the Championship club. MORE HERE!
    • - Brendan Rodgers revealed Marek Matejovsky will feature for Reading against Leicester after impressing in the reserves midweek. MORE HERE!
    • - Leicester have no fresh injury concerns. Paul Gallagher is pushing for a start after climbing off the bench to score both goals in the 2-0 win over Crystal Palace. On-loan Manchester City full-back Ryan McGivern is expected to retain his place after impressing on debut last week, with the Foxes aware a win will take them into the play-off places.
    • - Reading are struggling near the foot of the table, and Peterborough's win over Scunthorpe put them in the bottom three. Skipper Ivar Ingimarsson is suspended, so Darren O'Dea could switch to centre back with Ryan Bertrand back on the left. Noel Hunt and Chris Armstrong are long-term absentees.
    • - Hello and welcome to our LIVE coverage of Reading's Championship clash with Leicester at the Madejski, from 8pm UK time!
  • Summary

    • 90+3 Leicester seem to have done enough to close this game out, Wellens dribbles in down the right, he cuts inside and can shoot but instead backheels it to HOWARD WHO HAMMERS IT ACROSS GOAL but it flies millimetres past the far post!
    • 87' Leicester with a rare piece of pass and move as Oakley cuts on to his left and fires low past Federici but wide of the far post!
    • 81' Matejovsky plays Kebe in down the right, great ball and Kebe cuts it back past McGivern AND HOBBS MISSES THE CLEARANCE AND IT SPINS JUST AWAY FROM RASIAK! That would've been a tap-in! Last touch came off a Leicester player, corner to Reading but it is really unfortunate that they have not yet scored.
    • 78' Howard takes it short, drilled in low by McAnuff and it spins off Wellens's head AND MILLS CAN FINISH BUT HE PUTS IT OVER! Close range but it came at him so quick he can be forgiven.
    • 76' Leicester get the ball out of their own half and win a throw on the right. Neilson hurls it long and it misses Howard but Campbell can finish only for Tabb to block with his body! Corner.
    • 73' Howard wide to Kebe whose cross is good but Brown clears. It falls to Howard who drills in a superb shot but Brown hurls his head in front of it and the ball goes just wide! Brave, brave defending from Brown. Corner.
    • 61' Bertrand with the through ball, Rasiak races down the left as fast as his burly frame will take him, he gets beyond Neilson and cuts it across goal but no-one is there and it spins to McAnuff who is at a very tight angle, he cuts it back but again no-one is there for Reading and Leicester somehow survive!
    • 51' Waghorn flicks it on and Fryatt has pace to burn, he's through past Pearce and it must be two but another great block by the chest of Federici!
    • 49' McAnuff on the right skins McGivern and plays it low for Church on the penalty spot who must finish but again he squeezes it just wide!!
    • 45+1 Reading are falling apart now as Fryatt races clean through after an excellent through-ball from Wellens but Federici makes himself big and blocks the finish!
    • 45' Predictably Leicester take the lead! Just before the break after Reading dominated! Poor marking from the corner, Waghorn allowed to sneak ahead of Sigurdsson to flick the header across Federici into the far corner.
    • 40' Reading counter, McAnuff on the right, inside to Matejovksy who plays Church in with an outrageous backheel but the Wales striker again scuffs it well wide!
    • 37' Great delivery from the left but headed behind by Brown for a corner on the right. A well-worked short one from Reading, Howard to Matejovksy who slips it to CHURCH WITH THE LOW FINISH BUT A GREAT STOP LOW DOWN FROM WEALE! Corner again!
    • 34' Long ball towards the Leicester area, Rasiak half-wins the flick-on but it rebounds back to him off a Leicester shirt and he pings it through to Church, who is clean through and onside and he must score but he scuffs the finish and it bobbles inches wide of the right-hand post! Another super chance for Reading, another one wasted!
    • 31' Reading still have it, McAnuff down the right, a wicked cross that Weale can only palm away, half-cleared by Leicester to Matejovsky on the edge of the box, super skill to turn and he fires on goal but straight down Weale's throat! More good play from the Royals, but no end product.
    • 29' Waghorn gets it on the edge of the box but unfortunately he slips, he still manages to get a toe on it to feed GALLAGHER FROM THE EDGE OF THE D BUT HIS CURLER GOES JUST OVER!
    • 25' McAnuff with an outrageous backheel flick to Church, who gives it back to him on the right and drives it across Weale and it's going in but off the inside of the post! It drops at McAnuff at pace and he gets a touch on it and Howard must tap it in at the far post but it spins just away from him and out! Hugely unlucky for Reading.
    • 20' Great ball throuh by Matejovksy to free Rasiak who is clean through but the flag is up! That was very, very tight, Neilson played him on. Weale was out like a flash to save but Rasiak had already seen the flag.
    • 15' Taken quickly by Matejovsky, diagonal and low to Rasiak on the left-hand corner and the Pole takes it early, putting it low to the far corner and it beats Weale, who got down late, but goes just wide!
    • 8' Leicester on the offensive now, clever one-touch play just inside the Reading box but they clear it. For some reason the home defenders stop playing, thinking there was an offside, but there's no flag and Gallagher slips it inside to Fryatt who drills in a low shot that goes wide of the far post.
    • - Leicester team: Weale, Neilson, Hobbs, Brown, McGivern, Oakley, King, Gallagher, Wellens, Fryatt, Waghorn; Subs: Logan, Morrison, Berner, N'Guessan, Kermorgant, Howard, Campbell
    • - Reading team: Federici, Tabb, Mills, Pearce, Bertrand, Sigurdsson, McAnuff, Matejovsky, Howard, Rasiak, Church; Subs: Hamer, Cisse, Gunnarsson, Long, Kebe, Karacan, Cummings
    • - Hello and welcome to our LIVE coverage of Reading's Championship clash with Leicester at the Madejski, from 8pm UK time!

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  • Lineup

    Live Team Line-Up

    • Starting line-up

      • A. Federici
      • J. Tabb
      • M. Mills Yellow Card
      • A. Pearce
      • R. Bertrand
      • G. Sigurdsson Substitution Out (65′)
      • J. McAnuff
      • B. Howard Yellow Card
      • M. Matejovský Yellow Card
      • S. Church Substitution Out (65′)
      • G. Rasiak

      Subs

      • J. Kebe Substitution In65′
      • S. Long Substitution In65′
      • K. Cissé
      • B. Hamer
      • S. Cummings
      • B. Gunnarsson
      • J. Karacan
    • Starting line-up

      • C. Weale
      • R. Neilson
      • J. Hobbs
      • W. Brown
      • R. McGivern
      • M. Oakley
      • R. Wellens
      • A. King
      • P. Gallagher Substitution Out (85′)
      • M. Waghorn Goal Substitution Out (59′)
      • M. Fryatt Substitution Out (59′)

      Subs

      • B. Berner Substitution In85′
      • D. N'Guessan
      • S. Howard Substitution In59′
      • D. Campbell Substitution In59′
      • C. Logan
      • M. Morrison
      • Y. Kermorgant
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