Friday February 4, 2011 Day 30 Finished Madejski Stadium

Reading 0 - 1 Queens Park Rangers

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  1. Ten-man QPR extend lead at top

    Ten-man QPR extend lead at top

    Wayne Routledge scored a late winner to propel 10-man Queens Park Rangers to a narrow 1-0 win over Reading at the Madejski Stadium. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Reading
    • Queens Park Rangers
    • 90'+4 There it is! All over in Reading! And QPR emerge with all three points, despite having been down to 10 men for much of the game! Wayne Routledge is the hero as Rangers go eight points clear at the top of the Championship!
    • 90'+2 Routledge is taken off as Fitz Hall comes on.
    • 90'+2 The free-kick is poor - straight into the wall and that should be that.
    • 90'+2 Four minutes of added time is shown....
    • 90'+1 But here comes Manset... strong run from the sub! And he wins a free-kick on the edge of the box!
    • 90' Still no breakthrough for Reading... QPR are closing out this match confidently.
    • 88' What have Reading got left in these final few minutes? Not much so far, it has to be said.
    • 87' Taraabt is brought off and replaced by Vaagan Moen.
    • 84' What a time to strike for QPR! How significant is that going to be in the grand scheme of things?
    • 83' Manset with a chance to equalise straight away at the other end! But he drags wide!
    • 82' GOAL! ROUTLEDGE GIVES QPR THE LEAD! It's a great finish from the on-loan man, low and into the bottom left hand corner after he was played through on goal!
    • 79' QPR haven't looked like they've got a man less and Reading haven't really exerted their influence since the sending off.
    • 78' Reading make another change with Robson-Kanu coming on for Tabb.
    • 75' Fifteen minutes remaining and this one is still very much up for grabs.... one goal could well be enough to do it.
    • 74' Miller! Oooh! The big man turns and fires over the bar from a narrow angle!
    • 72' Long is flagged offside - just the second time anyone has been caught offside all game. Which is an amazing stat, really.
    • 71' Oooh! Mills meets a corner with his head, but again it's wide of the post! He holds his head in his hands...
    • 70' Taraabt sends it over to the far post but Routledge makes a hash of his attempted volley and misses it completely.
    • 69' Routledge wins a free-kick with his quick feet and QPR have a chance to get a decent ball into the box now.
    • 68' And Reading make a change too - Manset comes on for Church.
    • 67' Change for QPR - Hulse makes way for Miller.
    • 65' Connolly slides in late on Long, who's simply too quick for the defender! And Connolly goes into the book!
    • 63' Long hits the deck in the box under the challenge of Orr! He demands a penalty but he's not going to get one!
    • 62' Kebe stretches his legs now but Derry does well to stop the Malian in his tracks.
    • 61' Reading are just enjoying some possession now as they make the extra man count.
    • 59' Griffin lets fly from distance... it's not a bad effort but it's off target.
    • 55' Tabb slides in on Taraabt and is pulled up for a foul. He doesn't like the decision and throws the ball down in disgust! But he still manages to escape a yellow card, much to the consternation of a fuming Neil Warnock!
    • 53' Here come QPR on the break... Taraabt feeds Hulse... nothing comes of it this time, but the 10-men of QPR are going for the win here!
    • 52' Karacan advances with the ball at his feet.... it opens up for him so he lets fly from distance! Not his best effort though and the ball bounces wide of its intended target.
    • 51' Ishmael Miller looks like he's going to come on for QPR... he's up and chatting to Warnock on the sidelines.
    • 50' Warnock, who was raging as he went into the dressing room at half-time, looks a lot cheerier this half. He even cracks a smile.
    • 49' Routledge starts another nice passing move by QPR, but it ends in nothing.
    • 48' Karacan whips in a deflected cross, which Kenny has to be smart to hold on to.
    • 47' No changes to either side at the break, despite that sending off just before half-time.
    • 46' Here we go! Back under way in Berkshire!
    • 45'+1 There goes the half-time whistle to bring to an end an entertaining opening period of action at the Madejski!
    • 45' Routledge is pulled up for a foul on Mills as the match continues to boil over.
    • 44' Well, this game has just sparked into life! Incident packed ending to the first half...
    • 43' Long! Must be! No! Kenny makes a hash of coming off his line to claim, Long nearly takes advantage but as he rounds the keeper he can only shoot into the side netting!
    • 42' QPR are reduced to 10 men! Ephraim is sent off for a wild lunge on Kebe! The midfielder loses possession and when he tries to regain it, he only succeeds in getting himself dismissed!
    • 41' Chance for Reading! The ball bobbles around dangerously in the six-yard box but eventually bounces wide of the post!
    • 40' Oooh! Church unleashes a great strike on target after a good Reading move! But Kenny is equal to it with an equally spectacular save!
    • 39' Taraabt takes the free-kick himself, but it's a poor one and it flies over the bar.
    • 38' Mills could be in trouble here... he tugs back the breaking Ephraim... but he gets away with it and the ref produces just a yellow.
    • 36' Harte whips one in, but Hill is able to head clear with Kebe unwilling to attack it.
    • 35' You have to feel a little sorry for Griffin, who has been booked already and will have to watch his step against Taraabt for the rest of the match.
    • 34' QPR break with Taraabt, who teases Griffin once again... but his cross is headed clear by the Reading defence.
    • 33' And now it's time for some lovely footwork from McAnuff at the other end! Great wing play all round!
    • 32' Taraabt now attempts a curler from the edge of the box... way over though.
    • 30' But that really was lovely by Routledge... he could be a real source of danger to Reading tonight.
    • 29' Brilliant skill from Routledge to get past two defenders before his cross finds Taraabt at the back stick! But the Moroccan can't make anything of it this time....
    • 28' Looks like Griffin will be booked here after a late challenge on Taraabt.
    • 26' Nottingham Forest manager Billy Davies is in the stands... as things stand, he'll be a happy man.
    • 25' But a minute later QPR have another chance and this time the corner reaches Gorkss! But he barely makes contact with the ball and the opportunity goes begging.
    • 24' Again the corner comes to nothing...
    • 23' Oh! Great ball in from the QPR right! Hulse nearly gets to it but Mills is there to clear behind for a Rangers corner!
    • 22' Harte pings the corner over, but it comes to nothing.
    • 21' Harte over it... it's a decent one, headed behind for a corner by Gorkss.
    • 20' Faurlin is pulled up for a tug on Kebe and Reading will have another chance to get a decent ball into the box.
    • 19' Here come Reading on the break now... but that's a poor ball from Church looking for Long. Wasteful.
    • 18' Just a bit of a lull in the game now as the frenetic pace of the opening quarter of an hour eases off a little bit.
    • 16' Taraat himself takes the corner kick... Hill climbs to meet it, but his header glances wide of the back stick!
    • 14' The ball breaks nicely for Taraabt down at the by-line and the youngster wins a corner for the visitors!
    • 13' Karacan, by the way, is back on the pitch and moving okay after that earlier knock.
    • 12' Church now is pulled up for a tug of the shirt... the Welshman tries complaining but he's really got no case there.
    • 11' Neil Warnock goes mad on the touchline as Kebe fouls....
    • 10' Ten minutes gone, and it's been a decent opening to the game from both sides.
    • 9' Kebe hares free of the QPR defence now! He homes in on goal from the right flank but his cross is cleared by the visitors! Should have made more of that chance...
    • 8' Taraabt again demanding the ball at his feet... but this time his cross-field pass doesn't reach a QPR player.
    • 7' Great build up play from QPR, orchestrated as usual by Taraabt. The move includes about 20 passes before Faurlin shoots over from the edge of the box.
    • 6' It's a pretty poor pitch at the Madejski tonight. Should be plenty of bobbles...
    • 5' Ooh! What a chance on the break at the other end! But Hulse can only glance his header wide of the post! Great oppportunity to open the scoring!
    • 4' Less good news is that Karacan has limped off for some more treatment... the corner comes over but sails over everyone.
    • 3' Hill slides in on Karacan - it's a poor challenge but the ref waves play on. Kebe slips it in for Long who runs onto the pass but sees his shot deflected behind for a corner! Good start by Reading!
    • 2' Here goes Long with an early chance to stretch his legs, chasing a long punt forward. Connolly is there to mop up the danger.
    • 1' Here we go! Under way at the Madejski Stadium!
    • 19:43 Here come the teams! Reading in their traditional blue and white hoops, QPR in their away kit of green and white hoops.
    • 19:40 Friday night football is always a great chance to put the pressure on rival teams and this is no different for QPR. Victory will see them open up an eight-point lead over second-placed Norwich. For Reading, a win will see them leapfrog Watford into seventh. Championship table
    • 19:35 And for QPR, both Smith and Helguson are absent, with Ephraim starting and Miller on the bench.
    • 19:30 So, Long passes his fitness test and starts for Reading. Kebe does indeed keep his place but Manset settles for a place on the bench.
    • 19:25 And tonight's referee is Russell Booth (Nottinghamshire).
    • 19:20 QPR: Kenny, Orr, Connolly, Gorkss, Hill, Routledge, Derry, Faurlin, Ephraim, Hulse, Taarabt. Subs: Cerny, Hall, Rowlands, Moen, Miller, Chimbonda, Shittu
    • 19:15 Reading: Federici, Griffin, Ingimarsson, Matt Mills, Harte, McAnuff, Tabb, Karacan, Kebe, Long, Church Subs: McCarthy, Gunnarsson, Hunt, Khizanishvili, Robson-Kanu, Cummings, Manset
    • 19:10 Shane Long is a doubt for the Royals with a hip injury so Noel Hunt is ready to replace him. Otherwise, Mathieu Manset could also come into the running for a starting place and Jimmy Kebe should keep his place.
    • 19:05 QPR have doubts over Tommy Smith and Heidar Helguson for the trip to Berkshire tonight. Hogan Ephraim and Ishmael Miller are standing in line to keep their places if the duo fail to make it.
    • 19:00 Top dogs QPR can extend their lead at the top of the Championship table with victory over Reading at the Madejski Stadium.
  • Summary

    • 83' Manset with a chance to equalise straight away at the other end! But he drags wide!
    • 82' GOAL! ROUTLEDGE GIVES QPR THE LEAD! It's a great finish from the on-loan man, low and into the bottom left hand corner after he was played through on goal!
    • 71' Oooh! Mills meets a corner with his head, but again it's wide of the post! He holds his head in his hands...
    • 43' Long! Must be! No! Kenny makes a hash of coming off his line to claim, Long nearly takes advantage but as he rounds the keeper he can only shoot into the side netting!
    • 42' QPR are reduced to 10 men! Ephraim is sent off for a wild lunge on Kebe! The midfielder loses possession and when he tries to regain it, he only succeeds in getting himself dismissed!
    • 41' Chance for Reading! The ball bobbles around dangerously in the six-yard box but eventually bounces wide of the post!
    • 40' Oooh! Church unleashes a great strike on target after a good Reading move! But Kenny is equal to it with an equally spectacular save!
    • 16' Taraat himself takes the corner kick... Hill climbs to meet it, but his header glances wide of the back stick!
    • 5' Ooh! What a chance on the break at the other end! But Hulse can only glance his header wide of the post! Great oppportunity to open the scoring!
    • 19:20 QPR: Kenny, Orr, Connolly, Gorkss, Hill, Routledge, Derry, Faurlin, Ephraim, Hulse, Taarabt. Subs: Cerny, Hall, Rowlands, Moen, Miller, Chimbonda, Shittu
    • 19:15 Reading: Federici, Griffin, Ingimarsson, Matt Mills, Harte, McAnuff, Tabb, Karacan, Kebe, Long, Church Subs: McCarthy, Gunnarsson, Hunt, Khizanishvili, Robson-Kanu, Cummings, Manset

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