Saturday January 28, 2012 Day 28 Finished Madejski Stadium

Reading 1 - 0 Bristol City

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    Time:90'
    • Reading
    • Bristol City
    • 16.57 FULL TIME. A goal from Roberts on his debut settles the contest as Reading beat Bristol City 1-0.
    • 16.54 Great save from James as he keeps Reading out once again. Into injury time now.
    • 16.53 Great save from James from the penalty as McAnuff is denied!
    • 16.51 Penalty to Reading! Cywka brought down!
    • 16.48 Bristol City are struggling to create clear chances in the final stages.
    • 16.46 Neither Church nor Tomasz Cywka can get on the end of a cross from Hunt.
    • 16.44 Reading appear to be meandering to a victory which will take them into fifth place in the Championship.
    • 16.40 Roberts comes off to a standing ovation after a debut to remember and is replaced by Simon Church.
    • 16.38 Karacan feeds Hunt but James rushes off his line quickly to prevent the striker from scoring.
    • 16.31 Karacan pulls the shirt of Adomah and is pulled up for a foul, but somehow he escapes a booking. That is a bizarre decision.
    • 16.28 Bristol City hit the woodwork! Adomah, who is a real threat at present, hits the post.
    • 16.26 Now Adomah has a shot blocked before Tabb clears. City have improved in the past five minutes or so.
    • 16.25 Griffin leans into Adomah in the box and the Bristol City fans howl for a penalty. Nothing given though.
    • 16.24 Roberts threatens again and this time he forces James into a save.
    • 16.23 Another chance for Roberts! He collects a pass with his back to goal, spins quickly and turns his shot wide of the post.
    • 16.19 GOAL! Reading 1-0 Bristol City! A terrible penalty from Roberts as James saves but the ball bounces back out to the striker and he just about bundles the ball home!
    • 16.18 And Carey is sent off!
    • 16.18 Penalty to Reading! Roberts wins it on his debut as he draws a foul from Louis Carey.
    • 16.17 Adomah shapes to shoot for Bristol City but Gorkss puts in a decent tackle to prevent him from testing Federici.
    • 16.15 Karacan and Tabb both threaten on the edge of the box, with the former drawing a save from James, before Shaun Cummings shoots wide.
    • 16.10 Hunt breaks down the left and picks out Karacan with a cross, only for the midfielder to direct his header straight at James.
    • 16.08 Reading keeper Federici makes a fine stop to claw away a header from Wood, who snuck in between two defenders to meet the ball.
    • 15.52 HALF TIME. Reading have had the better of the chances but it remains 0-0 at the Madejski Stadium.
    • 15.51 Huge miss from Jem Karacan as he belts the ball over the bar. James had come and flapped at a corner.
    • 15.49 Hunt goes down the box and wants a penalty! He was claiming he had been pushed in the back but nothing is given.
    • 15.47 Reading will be frustrated if they go in at half-time on level terms. They have created some decent chances.
    • 15.45 Kaspars Gorkss with a fantastic effort but the defender sees his shot rise over the bar. That was a good hit.
    • 15.44 McAnuff whacks the wall with a free-kick for Reading. It was a poor effort from the midfielder.
    • 15.41 The fizz has gone out of this game a touch but Reading have been the better side. Roberts has made a good impression so far on his debut.
    • 15.39 McAnuff supplies a cross from the right but Hunt can't get a clean header away for Reading.
    • 15.32 No goals but it has been a decent game at the Madejski Stadium with both sides enjoying chances.
    • 15.30 Antonio makes a good clearance as Reading come under pressure from the visiting attack.
    • 15.26 Federici on form again to make a fine save from an acrobatic overhead kick from Albert Adomah. Reading scramble the ball clear.
    • 15.21 Hunt with a big miss for Reading! Antonio produces a fine cross into the box and Hunt is perfectly placed at the near post to convert, but hardly makes a connection with the ball.
    • 15.17 McAnuff wastes another good chance. From eight yards out he meets a fantastic cross from Hunt, only to fail to beat James as he turns the ball wide.
    • 15.14 Reading go close! David James makes a decent save and when the rebound falls to Roberts he sees an effort cleared off the line!
    • 15.12 Michail Antonio and Jay Tabb fail to convert after some superb work from Roberts as the striker nips away from a couple of markers and cuts the ball back from a wide position.
    • 15.11 Now Reading threaten. Nice work from Roberts in the build-up as he finds Jobi McAnuff but the midfielder gets his shot all wrong.
    • 15.10 Now Federici dives to his left to tip another shot round the post. The Reading keeper has been busy in the early stages of this contest.
    • 15.05 Adam Federici is forced to tip the ball over the after Bristol City break down the right. Ryan McGivern sends in the cross and Chris Wood, on loan from West Brom, should score with his header.
    • 15.03 Roberts looks on with concern as strike partner Noel Hunt requires treatment after falling awkwardly. However, we are back underway.
    • 15.00 This game also comes in the wake of the news that Reading will be taken over by Anton Zingarevich's Thames Sports Investment in a deal that is expected to be completed by the end of March. He is something of an unknown quality.
    • 14.55 The stand-out piece of team news across the two games is the fact that Jason Roberts makes his debut for Reading following his transfer from Blackburn Rovers. He was frozen out at Ewood Park and is no doubt desperate to show everyone what he can do.
    • 14.45 A win for Reading at home to Bristol City would see them rise to joint fourth in the table, and into a play-off place, alongside Middlesbrough and Hull City. Bristol City are currently in 19th place and a victory at the Madejski Stadium would see them move nine points away from the drop zone.
    • 14.40 TEAMS: Reading: Federici, Cummings, Pearce, Gorkss, Griffin, McAnuff, Karacan, Tabb, Antonio, Hunt, Roberts. Subs: Andersen, Le Fondre, Church, Harte, Cywka. /// Bristol City: James, Foster, Carey, Nyatanga, McGivern, Adomah, Cisse, Skuse, Pearson, Bolasie, Wood. Subs: Gerken, Kilkenny, Maynard, Wilson, Pitman.
  • Summary

    • 16.54 Great save from James as he keeps Reading out once again. Into injury time now.
    • 16.53 Great save from James from the penalty as McAnuff is denied!
    • 16.51 Penalty to Reading! Cywka brought down!
    • 16.28 Bristol City hit the woodwork! Adomah, who is a real threat at present, hits the post.
    • 16.19 GOAL! Reading 1-0 Bristol City! A terrible penalty from Roberts as James saves but the ball bounces back out to the striker and he just about bundles the ball home!
    • 16.18 And Carey is sent off!
    • 16.18 Penalty to Reading! Roberts wins it on his debut as he draws a foul from Louis Carey.
    • 16.08 Reading keeper Federici makes a fine stop to claw away a header from Wood, who snuck in between two defenders to meet the ball.
    • 15.51 Huge miss from Jem Karacan as he belts the ball over the bar. James had come and flapped at a corner.
    • 15.45 Kaspars Gorkss with a fantastic effort but the defender sees his shot rise over the bar. That was a good hit.
    • 15.21 Hunt with a big miss for Reading! Antonio produces a fine cross into the box and Hunt is perfectly placed at the near post to convert, but hardly makes a connection with the ball.
    • 15.17 McAnuff wastes another good chance. From eight yards out he meets a fantastic cross from Hunt, only to fail to beat James as he turns the ball wide.
    • 15.14 Reading go close! David James makes a decent save and when the rebound falls to Roberts he sees an effort cleared off the line!
    • 15.05 Adam Federici is forced to tip the ball over the after Bristol City break down the right. Ryan McGivern sends in the cross and Chris Wood, on loan from West Brom, should score with his header.
    • 14.40 TEAMS: Reading: Federici, Cummings, Pearce, Gorkss, Griffin, McAnuff, Karacan, Tabb, Antonio, Hunt, Roberts. Subs: Andersen, Le Fondre, Church, Harte, Cywka. /// Bristol City: James, Foster, Carey, Nyatanga, McGivern, Adomah, Cisse, Skuse, Pearson, Bolasie, Wood. Subs: Gerken, Kilkenny, Maynard, Wilson, Pitman.

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