Saturday August 28, 2010 Day 4 Finished King Power Stadium

Leicester City 1 - 2 Reading

  • Dyer 52’
  • Sigurdsson 22’
  • Mills 86’

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  1. Reading edge Leicester

    Reading edge Leicester

    A thumping late Matt Mills header gave Reading a 2-1 win over Leicester City at the Walkers Stadium. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Leicester City
    • Reading
    • 90' It's all over! A breathless last ten minutes at the Walkers Stadium sees Reading win 2-1! Will this kick start their season!?
    • 90'+3 King volleys the ball into the back of the net! But the referee's whistle is blown as Fryatt is adjudged to have fouled Mills.
    • 90'+2 How have Leicester not scored?! Lamey's header is headed clear, the ball falls to Joao Moreno three yards out and his shot is somehow saved by Federici. All hands on deck for Reading!
    • 90'+1 Berner crosses in from the left and that man Mills again nods it away.
    • 90' Four minutes of added time to be played.
    • 90' You cannot keep Mills out of the match and he is caught on the ankle by Stevie Howard who earns himself a booking for that frustrated looking challenge.
    • 87' Mills clears off the line! Dyer breaks into the box and sees his shot reflect off the keeper into the path of Howard who stabs the ball in on the unguarded goal but the ball is saved by the leaping header!
    • 86' The corner is swung in from the right and the Reading captain rises highest to power a header into the roof of the net!
    • 86' Gooaalll! 2-1 to Reading! Matt Mills with a thumping header!
    • 83' Ooo! Top class save from Federici! Dyer controls the ball well at the back post and fires in a volley which is destined for the bottom corner but is knocked just beyond the post by a full stretch save from the Reading stopper.
    • 82' Leicester sub: N'Guessan is repalced by Moussa.
    • 80' A mazy, jinking run from Fryatt is finished off with a weak effort on goal and a number of angry looks from his team mates who felt he should have passed the ball.
    • 78' Ooo! Fryatt battles well for the ball and sees it fall to Howard who opens up his body and tries to bend it in to the top corner, but he cannot keep the effort down.
    • 76' Mills falls into a big heap on the floor and referee Webster immediately stops the match and calls for the physio even though it looked reasonably innocuous.
    • 75' Reading counter attack quickly and it is 5 v 2 at the back post. If only the cross could have picked out one of them!
    • 74' Wellens takes it and fizzes it in well across the box but no one can get a touch on it.
    • 73' The bustling Lloyd Dyer wins a corner for Leicester which - with regular taker Gallacher off the pitch - no one goes over to take.
    • 70' Top save from Logan! Kebe is played in down the left channel and drives a shot which Logan - who is quickly off his line - saves well.
    • 69' Kebe cuts in down the goal line past Moreno and looks to knock the ball to Church however the cross is intercepted by Lamey.
    • 68' N'Guessan fizzes an inviting ball into the corridor of uncertainty but big Stevie Howard isn't quick enough to get on the end of the cross.
    • 67' Antonio breaks down the right but has the ball robbed off of him be a perfectly timed tackle from Hobbs.
    • 66' After a bright and exciting start to the second period, the match has become a little flat.
    • 64' Leicester sub: Matt Oakley replaced by Andy King.
    • 63' Antonio finds some space down the right channel and hits a volley which is plenty powerful but always rising over the bar.
    • 62' Jem Karacan and his shiner of a bruise under his right eye is replaced by Simon Church.
    • 60' Ooo! A very clever effort from Sigurdsson as he stoops in an attempt to lob the ball over the keeper. The trajectory was right, it's just a shame the ball fell wide.
    • 58' It's been all Leicester in the second half. A long ball is played into Stevie Howard who then turns the ball around the corner to the onrushing Fryatt, but the ref's whistle sounds as Howard was adjudged to have handled the ball.
    • 57' Fryatt was struggling with a knock on his Achilles, so was only fit enough for the bench. What sort of impact can he make?
    • 56' Matty Fryatt comes on to replace Paul Gallacher.
    • 55' Brian Howard slams the ball into row z! That was an embarrassing effort.
    • 53' Dyer celebrated by putting his finger to his lips and grabbing his ears. Was that perhaps aimed at the home fans who booed the team off at half time?
    • 52' Cracking drive from Dyer. He cuts in off the right, ghosts past two defenders before driving the ball into the bottom corner across Adam Federici. That shot was like a tracer bullet!
    • 52' 1-1! Lloyd Dyer equalises!
    • 50' Kebe flicks the ball to Long who cuts in on his right and hits a tame effort at goal. He would have been better off trying to cross that ball.
    • 49' Leicester appeal for a penalty for a foul on Paul Gallacher and the referee immediately blows his whistle but points to the linesman's offside flag rather than the penalty spot.
    • 48' Lloyd Dyer breaks down the right and wins a corner.
    • 47' No changes at the break, except halves.
    • 46' Leicester - wearing blue shirts - get the second half underway.
    • - The Royals are enjoying their fox hunting today.
    • - Sigurdsson's goal the difference between the two teams at the break. Can the away team hold on?
    • 45' A few boos ring out around the stadium as the half time whistle is sounded.
    • 45+3 Reading have been forced into an early change. Gunnarsson has hobbled off to be repalced by Antonio.
    • 45+2 Sigurdsson crosses a delicious ball in from the right and Shane Long jumps highest and heads in on goal but is frustrated to see the ball hit Moreno on the back.
    • 45' Four minutes of stoppage time to be played here.
    • 45' McAnuff is having a good match and he breaks down the left before whipping in a cross which is gathered by the keeper.
    • 43' Wellens threads the ball down the channel toward N'Guessan, but the Frenchman falls victim to Reading's well drilled offside trap.
    • 42' Howard is throwing his weight around up top with little end product.
    • 40' Stevie Howard spins on to his left foot and hits a tame effort at goal from 25 yards. That attempt smacked of desperation.
    • 38' New Leicester owner, Aiyawatt Raksriaksorn, is in attendance. I think we will need to come up with a shortened version of that name.
    • 36' Reading sprint out in perfect formation and catch four Leicester players offside.
    • 34' Ouch! No one likes to see that. Shaun Cummings gets the ball square in his meat and two veg. That's got to hurt.
    • 33' Ooo! Dyer latches onto a Gallacher flick on, but his first touch is too heavy and the ball runs away from him as he bares down on goal.
    • 32' Nothing doing on the corner though.
    • 31' Lloyd Dyer has been the brightest player for Leicester and he wins a corner following a bustling run down the right.
    • 30' This has been a happy hunting ground for Reading. They are unbeaten on their three previous visits to the Walkers Stadium.
    • 27' Paolo Sousa does have options on the bench should the scoreline remain this way. Namely, Matty Fryatt and Andy King.
    • 24' Dyer looks to work half a yard for a shot but is crowded out.
    • 21' Kebe clips the ball inside to Sigurdsson who controls the ball - committing the keeper in the process - and then cutely clipping the ball over the keeper! Lovely finish.
    • 21' One nil to Reading! Sigurdsson puts the away team one up!
    • 20' Oooo! Mills gets up at the back post and nods Howard's free kick just wide! Mills has his hands on his head; he knows that was a good chance.
    • 19' Dyer bulldozes his way through Reading's defenders before weakly shooting at the keeper.
    • 18' McAnuff looks to thread the ball through to Kebe, but the ball runs through to the keeper.
    • 16' Boof! Jem Karcan has a shiner just under his eye after defending a corner.
    • 15' Talking of corners. Leicester have won more corners and conceded fewer than any other team in the division.
    • 14' Howard bends in a cross from the left and Moreno is forced to flick it behind for a corner.
    • 12' Dyer looks to cut inside from the right but the danger is snuffed out by Shaun Cummings.
    • 10' Jobie McAnuff is furious with Brian Howard as the latter attempts a shot - which is blocked - with the winger standing in acres of space on the left.
    • 9' Leicester have started the brightest. Reading have barely left their half.
    • 7' Wellens makes a fine burst from midfield, but as he attempts to pass the ball to his left he gets the ball stuck under his feet and he falls on to his backside.
    • 5' These two teams are two of the division's winless clubs along with Forest, Bristol City and Pomepy.
    • 3' So looking at Reading's team, it looks as though Andy Griffin has failed a late fitness test. He joins Julian Kelly on the treatment table.
    • 2' Cracking start from Leicester and Dyer. He breaks down the right and his cross is inches away from finding Richie Wellens!
    • 2' Big Stevie Howard wins a header and the ball falls to Dyer who throws his right foot at the ball and sees it deflected behind for a corner.
    • 1' Reading, wearing all black, get us underway!
    • 17:19 Conrad Logan is between the pipes today for Leicester after Chris weale suffered a shoulder injury.
    • 17:18 The teams are out on the pitch and we are just about ready for kick off.
    • 17:12 The team news is in: Leicester: Logan, Lamey, Moreno, Hobbs, Berner, N'Guessan, Oakley, Wellens, Dyer, Gallagher, Howard /// Reading: Federici, Gunnarsson, Mills, Pearce, Cummings, Kebe, Karacan, Howard, McAnuff, Sigurdsson, Long
    • 17:09 Welcome to the Walkers Stadium where Leicester are hosting Reading.
    • - Leicester play host to Reading in the late kick-off at the Walkers Stadium with both sides looking for their first wins of the season.
  • Summary

    • 90'+3 King volleys the ball into the back of the net! But the referee's whistle is blown as Fryatt is adjudged to have fouled Mills.
    • 90'+2 How have Leicester not scored?! Lamey's header is headed clear, the ball falls to Joao Moreno three yards out and his shot is somehow saved by Federici. All hands on deck for Reading!
    • 87' Mills clears off the line! Dyer breaks into the box and sees his shot reflect off the keeper into the path of Howard who stabs the ball in on the unguarded goal but the ball is saved by the leaping header!
    • 86' The corner is swung in from the right and the Reading captain rises highest to power a header into the roof of the net!
    • 86' Gooaalll! 2-1 to Reading! Matt Mills with a thumping header!
    • 83' Ooo! Top class save from Federici! Dyer controls the ball well at the back post and fires in a volley which is destined for the bottom corner but is knocked just beyond the post by a full stretch save from the Reading stopper.
    • 78' Ooo! Fryatt battles well for the ball and sees it fall to Howard who opens up his body and tries to bend it in to the top corner, but he cannot keep the effort down.
    • 70' Top save from Logan! Kebe is played in down the left channel and drives a shot which Logan - who is quickly off his line - saves well.
    • 60' Ooo! A very clever effort from Sigurdsson as he stoops in an attempt to lob the ball over the keeper. The trajectory was right, it's just a shame the ball fell wide.
    • 52' Cracking drive from Dyer. He cuts in off the right, ghosts past two defenders before driving the ball into the bottom corner across Adam Federici. That shot was like a tracer bullet!
    • 52' 1-1! Lloyd Dyer equalises!
    • 45+2 Sigurdsson crosses a delicious ball in from the right and Shane Long jumps highest and heads in on goal but is frustrated to see the ball hit Moreno on the back.
    • 33' Ooo! Dyer latches onto a Gallacher flick on, but his first touch is too heavy and the ball runs away from him as he bares down on goal.
    • 21' Kebe clips the ball inside to Sigurdsson who controls the ball - committing the keeper in the process - and then cutely clipping the ball over the keeper! Lovely finish.
    • 21' One nil to Reading! Sigurdsson puts the away team one up!
    • 20' Oooo! Mills gets up at the back post and nods Howard's free kick just wide! Mills has his hands on his head; he knows that was a good chance.
    • 2' Cracking start from Leicester and Dyer. He breaks down the right and his cross is inches away from finding Richie Wellens!
    • 17:18 The teams are out on the pitch and we are just about ready for kick off.
    • 17:12 The team news is in: Leicester: Logan, Lamey, Moreno, Hobbs, Berner, N'Guessan, Oakley, Wellens, Dyer, Gallagher, Howard /// Reading: Federici, Gunnarsson, Mills, Pearce, Cummings, Kebe, Karacan, Howard, McAnuff, Sigurdsson, Long

Team Line-up & Ratings

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