Friday February 17, 2012 Day 32 Finished Madejski Stadium

Reading 1 - 0 Burnley

  • Roberts 11’

  1. Reading third after beating Burnley

    Reading third after beating Burnley

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  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Reading
    • Burnley
    • 90+5 Full time, and it is four wins on the bounce for Reading, who beat Burnley 1-0 thanks to Jason Roberts' 11th minute goal.
    • 90+4 Grant kicks long, but Reading clear and Le Fondre sets up Hunt down the left. However, Kebe wastes the chance from Hunt's cross.
    • 90+3 Burnley playing keepball on the edge of the box, but Reading hold firm, then Kebe draws the free-kick to take the pressure off.
    • 90'+2 Paterson turns and shoots on the edge of the box, when Ings was better placed.
    • 90'+1 Rodriguez plays a give and go on the edge of the box with Ings, but sidefoots his shot well wide.
    • 90' Five minutes added time, and a rare roar from the Burnley fans.
    • 89' Le Fondre is penalised for a nudge in the area.
    • 88' Reading's defence is resolute, and Howe looks like he knows that the points have gone.
    • 86' Another yellow card, as Ings clatters into Connolly.
    • 83' Hunt gets a yellow card for shooting after being called offside.
    • 81' Poor cross from Wallace hits the first defender.
    • 80' Reading are bringing on Hal Robson-Kanu for the impressive McAnuff. No sign of his groin in jury in that eighty minutes!
    • 79' Marney off to be replaced by Marvin Bartley.
    • 78' Kebe overhits a cross with Le Fondre and Hunt waiting.
    • 76' Le Fondre almost scores with his first shot, with Edgar all over him. The Reading substitute should have gone to ground there.
    • 75' Roberts is struggling, so Adam Le Fondre is coming in.
    • 73' Paterson goes close with a shot from the edge of the area.
    • 71' Trippier clears off the lne from Kebe's looped header from Karacan's deep cross.
    • 70' Ings shoots over with a half-chance from the edge of the area.
    • 68' Austin is replaced by Martin Paterson, whilst Danny Ings comes on for McQuoid for his second appearance.
    • 67' Gorkss could have had a second yellow for a high boot on Austin. Burnley players make that point to the referee.
    • 65' Some angry players, after a few boots go in after a Harte corner goes loose. Grant spilled the initial ball, and Deadman shows yellows to Dean Marney and to Gorkss. It looks like McAnuff was having a hack as well.
    • 64' Duff fouls Roberts, and Harte's free-kick is put out for a corner.
    • 63' Looks like Howe is going to make a change for Burnley.
    • 62' Trippier fouls McAnuff on the left, and Harte's free-kick is cleared.
    • 61' Burnley block on the edge of the box, after good work by first Roberts and then Trippier.
    • 58' Reading have only conceded one goal in their last seven home games, so Burnley are up against it here.
    • 57' Reading win a throw-in on the right, after an Edgar slice.
    • 56' Roberts beats Edgar on the edge of the box but is unable to get a shot in on goal.
    • 55' Rodriguez plays a one-two with McQuoid, but his first-time shot is weak and wide.
    • 53' Federici gathers an Edgar cross on the half-volley.
    • 52' Lots of Burnley pressure, and another corner, but Edgar cannot control the ball.
    • 51' Rodriguez heads against the post from a Trippier corner, after getting in front of Harte.
    • 48' Rodriguez sees yellow for a lunge on Leigertwood. That could have been a red, especially given Deadman's five red cards in the last 13 games.
    • 47' Federici makes a brilliant point-blank save from Austin to deny Burnley an equaliser, after Grant's goal kick had ended up at his feet after a misplaced header by a Reading defender.
    • 47' Grant clutches Hunt's cross from the right.
    • 46' No changes for either side at the break, as Reading kick off the second half.
    • 45+2 Half-Time at the Madejski, and it is 1-0 to Reading.
    • 45'+1 Mee with two brave blocks from Hunt and Roberts, one literally by putting his head into the danger area, after Grant spills Harte's free-kick.
    • 45' Two minutes of additional time.
    • 45' Duff hacks down Kebe on the break, 30 yards from goal. That was cynical, and he gets a yellow card.
    • 44' Federici clears from Wallace's right-footed cross, under pressure from Rodriguez.
    • 43' It is getting bitty now, with Deadman blowing for another foul, this time by Harte.
    • 42' Hunt is penalised for a foul on Edgar.
    • 41' McCann shoots wide, after Trippier's corner eventually is cleared to him on the edge of the box. Reading look uncomforable dealing with set-pieces.
    • 40' Pearce clears from Austin, and it is corner to Burnley.
    • 38' Edgar almost loses possession on the edge of his own box, but Kebe is unable to gather.
    • 37' Wallace is late on Harte, and the Irishman is angry. So is Roberts, who comes over and barges the Burnley winger. A yellow to both Wallace and Roberts.
    • 36' Federeci clears a Trippier cross with a firm punch.
    • 34' A low McAnuff centre is cleared by Marney. Trippier is struggling against the Reading skipper.
    • 33' Prospective new owner Anton Zingarevich is sitting next to current Reading owner John Madejski. He looks about 15, and is chewing gum and playing with his mobile phone.
    • 32' McAnuff pops up on the right, but his left-footed shot at the end of the move was way over.
    • 31' Austin fouls Alex Pearce in the Reading box, and referee Darren Deadman awards a soft free-kick.
    • 30' A bit of Reading head tennis is cleared by Duff.
    • 29' Reading are unconvincing with Wallace's free-kick, and it is a corner for Burnley. But Federici deals brilliantly with the corner to the far post.
    • 28' Harte foolishly trips Rodriguez, and it is a free-kick to Burnley on the right.
    • 27' Gorkss drops off Rodriguez 25 yards out, and the Burnley striker's shot arrows just wide of Adam Federici's goal.
    • 26' Wallace crosses from the right, but Gorkss clears.
    • 25' McAnuff skins Trippier again down the left, but his cross goes out of play before swinging back in.
    • 23' A word on Jason Roberts. Apart from his goal, his hold-up play has been superb, and he seems to be thriving on the threat of McAnuff and Kebe on the flanks.
    • 22' McAnuff steps inside Trippier, but his shot is wild from the left-hand edge of the area.
    • 20' A superb run by Kebe beats McCann and Mee, but the Malian's cross from the right is cleared by Duff.
    • 19' Duff's header from Wallace's hung-up corner hits his own player, and is cleared by the Reading defence.
    • 18' Austin wins a corner down the right off Gorkss.
    • 16' Wallace swaps flanks to the right, and cuts in past Harte, but his left-footed shot is way over.
    • 15' This is a great 4-4-2 old-style type of game, with a lot of the chances coming from the four wingers on the pitch.
    • 13' This scoreline is slightly harsh on Eddie Howe's team, who had the better of the early chances.
    • 11' GOAL 1-0 to Reading, and it is Jason Roberts' third for the club. McAnuff's cross from the left deflects off Trippier, and Roberts steps off Gorkss and clips a shot over Lee Grant and into the Burnley goal.
    • 9' Jimmy Kebe's cross from the right is cleared by Mee, and Mikele Leigertwood is unable to make anything of the loose ball.
    • 7' Ben Mee fouls on the right, but Austin clears Harte's low free-kick into the area.
    • 6' McQuoid shows great pace down the wing, and he crosses for Austin, who hangs above Kaspars Gorkss but heads against the bar.
    • 5' That was a great cross from Trippier on the right, but it was just beyond Rodriguez and Josh McQuoid.
    • 4' Trippier makes a great challenge on McAnuff on the left, and clears at the second attempt.
    • 3' Burnley winger Ross Wallace clips a cross from the left to the near post, but it comes to nothing.
    • 2' Reading striker Noel Hunt almost gets on the end of an Ian Harte cross from the left, with David Edgar opting to leave the ball, aware that he might deflect it into hs own goal.
    • 1' Burnley kick off in their yellow away strip, right to left.
    • 19:58 It is a meeting of two of the in-form teams in the Championship, with Reading in sixth and Burnley in tenth. A win for Burnley would move them to within a point of Reading and the play-offs, whilst a win for the Royals would see Brian McDermott's men climb to third, just two points behind Southampton in the automatic promotion spot.
    • 19:53 Closing in on kick-off, and Burnley boss Eddie Howe pays tribute to his strike pair Charlie Austin and Jay Rodriguez. 'They are as good as any in the division.'
    • 19:43 READING: Federici, Connolly, Pearce, Gorkss, Harte, Kebe, Leigertwood, Karacan, McAnuff, Hunt, Roberts...Subs: Andersen,Tabb, Le Fondre, Robson-Kanu, Cywka.///BURNLEY: Grant, Trippier, Duff, Edgar, Mee, Wallace, Marney, McCann, McQuoid, Austin, Rodriguez... Subs: Jensen, Paterson, Bartley, Ings, Easton.
    • 19:41 Burnley full-back Kieran Trippier has recovered from the sore back that saw him substituted in injury-time during Tuesday night's 2-0 win.
    • 19:40 Jay Rodriguez is making his 100th appearance for Burnley tonight, in an unchanged side from the one that beat Barnsley in midweek.
    • 19:38 Reading captain Jobi McAnuff is a surprise starter for Friday’s Championship game against Burnley at the Madejski Stadium, having missed the last two games with a groin injury.
  • Summary

    • 71' Trippier clears off the lne from Kebe's looped header from Karacan's deep cross.
    • 51' Rodriguez heads against the post from a Trippier corner, after getting in front of Harte.
    • 11' GOAL 1-0 to Reading, and it is Jason Roberts' third for the club. McAnuff's cross from the left deflects off Trippier, and Roberts steps off Gorkss and clips a shot over Lee Grant and into the Burnley goal.
    • 6' McQuoid shows great pace down the wing, and he crosses for Austin, who hangs above Kaspars Gorkss but heads against the bar.
    • 19:43 READING: Federici, Connolly, Pearce, Gorkss, Harte, Kebe, Leigertwood, Karacan, McAnuff, Hunt, Roberts...Subs: Andersen,Tabb, Le Fondre, Robson-Kanu, Cywka.///BURNLEY: Grant, Trippier, Duff, Edgar, Mee, Wallace, Marney, McCann, McQuoid, Austin, Rodriguez... Subs: Jensen, Paterson, Bartley, Ings, Easton.

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