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Reading   1 - 1   West Brom

Reading 1-1 West Brom

Gylfi Sigurdsson
Gylfi Sigurdsson wheels away in celebration after giving Reading an early lead

A late leveller from Gabriel Tamas salvaged a point for promotion-chasing West Brom as Reading maintained their impressive home form.

Gylfi Sigurdsson converted a Ryan Bertrand pass to give Reading a sixth-minute lead, putting the Royals on course for a seventh home win in a row.

But with four minutes left, Tamas found the top left-hand corner with an effort from the edge of the penalty box.

The result leaves West Brom second, a point adrift of leaders Newcastle.

It was a deserved point for the Baggies, who responded strongly after falling behind and contributed fully to a keenly-contested second half during which both defences were tested.

Sigurdsson capped an early Reading counter-attack to get Madejski Stadium regulars dreaming of a 10th win in 12 league games.

Picking up where he left off against Leicester in midweek, when he struck a last-minute winner, Sigurdsson tapped in after Jobi McAnuff and Jimmy Kebe had both had shots repelled.

Brian Howard came close to doubling the lead for Brian McDermott's men but was denied by West Brom keeper Scott Carson, with Joe Mattock then denying Sigurdsson on the follow-up.

Reading were rewarded for their resilience in the 86th minute when a Graham Dorrans corner was headed against the post by Jonas Olsson before Tamas drilled in the rebound.


Reading manager Brian McDermott:

"We needed to get the second goal and we couldn't quite, but they are a class outfit and will be in the Premier League next season. They will be delighted to get a point.

"Anybody who comes to the Madejski has got to do well to get anything. In 2010 we have not been beaten here in the league and we are really enjoying playing here.

"I don't see the point in talking about the play-offs. The only thing we can do now is see what happens against Ipswich."

West Brom manager Roberto di Matteo:

"We knew it was going to be difficult for us. A point here is a very good point and we had to chase the game for most of it.

"This was very exciting. We have had quite a few of those games where we battled away and got something out of it.

"Scott Carson was top drawer today. He kept us in the game. He was brave and everything you look for in a goalkeeper."

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Saturday, 27 March 2010

Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Reading 1-1 West Brom FT
(HT 1-0)
  • Sigurdsson 6
  • Tamas 86

Reading

  • 01 Federici
  • 05 Mills yellow card
  • 24 Bertrand yellow card
  • 40 Griffin yellow card
  • 44 Khizanishvili
  • 06 Gunnarsson (Rasiak 88)
  • 11 McAnuff
  • 14 Kebe
  • 25 Sigurdsson yellow card
  • 34 Howard
  • 09 Long (Church 65)

Substitutes

  • 21 Hamer,
  • 26 Pearce,
  • 17 Henry,
  • 19 Robson-Kanu,
  • 20 Karacan,
  • 18 Church,
  • 23 Rasiak

West Brom

  • 19 Carson
  • 02 Mattock
  • 03 Olsson
  • 26 Tamas
  • 14 Thomas
  • 17 Dorrans
  • 21 Mulumbu (Barnes 62)
  • 24 Watson yellow card
  • 27 Morrison (Cox 77)
  • 44 Reid yellow card
  • 15 Wood (Miller 62)

Substitutes

  • 01 Kiely,
  • 22 Zuiverloon,
  • 23 Meite,
  • 12 Barnes,
  • 10 Miller,
  • 16 Moore,
  • 31 Cox
Ref: D'UrsoAtt: 20,515
READING
WEST BROM

Possession

  • Reading 50%
  • West Brom 50%

Attempts on target

  • Reading 5
  • West Brom 6

Attempts off target

  • Reading 2
  • West Brom 4

Corners

  • Reading 4
  • West Brom 9

Fouls

  • Reading 13
  • West Brom 15
  • Final Result
  • 94:56 The referee brings the game to a close.
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+2:38 Gabriel Tamas produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.
  • 90:00+2:38 Booking Ben Watson is given a yellow card.
  • 90:00+1:50 Booking The referee cautions Gylfi Sigurdsson for unsporting behaviour.
  • 90:00+1:41 Free kick awarded for a foul by Gylfi Sigurdsson on Graham Dorrans.
  • 90:00+0:52 Jerome Thomas has shot on goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
  • 90:00+0:09 The official flags Ishmael Miller offside. Free kick taken by Matthew Mills.
  • 87:44 Corner from right by-line taken by Gylfi Sigurdsson.
  • 87:44 Substitution Grzegorz Rasiak replaces Brynjar Gunnarsson.
  • 86:54 Outswinging corner taken by Graham Dorrans.
  • 85:52 GOAL - Gabriel TamasReading 1 - 1 West Brom Gabriel Tamas finds the net with a goal from the edge of the penalty box to the top left corner of the goal. Reading 1-1 West Brom.
  • 85:33 Corner taken right-footed by Graham Dorrans from the right by-line,
  • 82:04 Jonas Olsson challenges Ryan Bertrand unfairly and gives away a free kick. Adam Federici restarts play with the free kick.
  • 79:41 Ishmael Miller gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andy Griffin. Free kick taken by Matthew Mills.
  • 78:19 Brian Howard is adjudged to have handled the ball. Ben Watson restarts play with the free kick.
  • 76:49 Free kick taken by Scott Carson.
  • 76:49 Substitution Simon Cox on for James Morrison.
  • 76:49 The referee blows for offside against Jimmy Kebe.
  • 75:50 Simon Church is caught offside. Jonas Olsson takes the free kick.
  • 75:07 Graham Dorrans restarts play with the free kick.
  • 75:07 Booking Matthew Mills is cautioned.
  • 74:52 Free kick awarded for a foul by Matthew Mills on Jerome Thomas.
  • 72:11 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Simon Church by Jonas Olsson. Direct free kick taken by Brian Howard.
  • 69:29 Direct free kick taken by Graham Dorrans.
  • 69:29 Booking Ryan Bertrand is shown a yellow card.
  • 69:13 Ryan Bertrand challenges Giles Barnes unfairly and gives away a free kick.
  • 68:22 Jobi McAnuff fouled by Giles Barnes, the ref awards a free kick. Adam Federici restarts play with the free kick.
  • 67:36 The assistant referee flags for offside against Simon Church. Gabriel Tamas takes the indirect free kick.
  • 66:36 James Morrison has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide right of the target.
  • 65:10 Effort from the edge of the box by Simon Church goes wide of the left-hand post.
  • 64:03 Substitution Shane Long goes off and Simon Church comes on.
  • 63:21 Direct free kick taken by Jonas Olsson.
  • 63:21 Booking Andy Griffin is booked.
  • 63:09 Unfair challenge on Jerome Thomas by Andy Griffin results in a free kick.
  • 61:28 Free kick taken by Ryan Bertrand.
  • 61:28 Substitution Ishmael Miller comes on in place of Chris Wood.
  • 61:28 Substitution Youssouf Mulumbu goes off and Giles Barnes comes on.
  • 61:28 Shane Long fouled by Gabriel Tamas, the ref awards a free kick.
  • 57:22 The referee blows for offside against Jerome Thomas. Indirect free kick taken by Adam Federici.
  • 55:17 Unfair challenge on Graham Dorrans by Brynjar Gunnarsson results in a free kick. Graham Dorrans restarts play with the free kick.
  • Correction - 53:45 Andy Griffin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jerome Thomas. Graham Dorrans delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, save by Adam Federici.
  • 53:45 Andy Griffin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jerome Thomas. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Graham Dorrans.
  • 51:36 Jimmy Kebe fouled by Joe Mattock, the ref awards a free kick. The ball is sent over by Brian Howard, Zurab Khizanishvili takes a shot. Save by Scott Carson.
  • 49:52 Direct free kick taken by Gabriel Tamas.
  • 49:52 Booking Booking for Steven Reid for dissent.
  • 49:41 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gabriel Tamas by Shane Long.
  • 46:40 Jimmy Kebe fouled by Youssouf Mulumbu, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Brian Howard.
  • 45:01 The second half kicks off.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+2:06 The whistle is blown to end the first half.
  • 45:00+1:30 Foul by Graham Dorrans on Brynjar Gunnarsson, free kick awarded. Adam Federici takes the free kick.
  • 45:00+0:39 Ben Watson takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Save made by Adam Federici.
  • 45:00 Foul by Brynjar Gunnarsson on Jerome Thomas, free kick awarded. Ben Watson takes the free kick.
  • 44:10 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Graham Dorrans from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Gylfi Sigurdsson.
  • 42:05 Corner from the left by-line taken by Gylfi Sigurdsson, clearance by Ben Watson.
  • 41:51 Jobi McAnuff takes a shot. Save by Scott Carson.
  • 40:06 Free kick awarded for a foul by Graham Dorrans on Brynjar Gunnarsson. Brynjar Gunnarsson restarts play with the free kick.
  • 38:44 The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Scott Carson.
  • 37:39 Corner taken right-footed by Graham Dorrans from the right by-line, Brian Howard makes a clearance.
  • 34:46 Outswinging corner taken by Brian Howard from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Ben Watson.
  • Correction - 33:46 Foul by Gylfi Sigurdsson on Gabriel Tamas, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Scott Carson.
  • 33:46 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gabriel Tamas by Gylfi Sigurdsson. Free kick taken by Scott Carson.
  • 31:08 The referee penalises Ben Watson for handball. Brian Howard takes the free kick.
  • 30:57 Jobi McAnuff challenges Steven Reid unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Scott Carson.
  • 30:09 Unfair challenge on Brian Howard by Ben Watson results in a free kick. Brian Howard takes the direct free kick.
  • 27:39 Brynjar Gunnarsson fouled by Chris Wood, the ref awards a free kick. Adam Federici takes the direct free kick.
  • 27:04 Andy Griffin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jerome Thomas. Joe Mattock takes the free kick.
  • 26:44 Gylfi Sigurdsson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gabriel Tamas. Free kick taken by Jonas Olsson.
  • 25:35 Free kick awarded for a foul by Ben Watson on Brynjar Gunnarsson. Ryan Bertrand restarts play with the free kick.
  • 24:29 Effort from the edge of the box by Chris Wood goes wide of the right-hand upright.
  • 22:50 Gylfi Sigurdsson takes the inswinging corner, save by Scott Carson.
  • 20:39 Gylfi Sigurdsson takes a shot. Joe Mattock gets a block in.
  • 17:54 Ben Watson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andy Griffin. Brian Howard shoots direct from the free kick.
  • 17:03 Foul by Jerome Thomas on Andy Griffin, free kick awarded. Adam Federici takes the direct free kick.
  • 16:40 Foul by Jimmy Kebe on Gabriel Tamas, free kick awarded. Gabriel Tamas restarts play with the free kick.
  • 15:48 Shot by Graham Dorrans. Adam Federici makes a save.
  • 14:16 Shane Long is adjudged to have handled the ball. Jonas Olsson takes the free kick.
  • 12:50 Corner taken right-footed by Graham Dorrans, Matthew Mills makes a clearance.
  • 12:31 Youssouf Mulumbu takes a shot. Save made by Adam Federici.
  • 11:14 Shot from outside the box by Ryan Bertrand misses to the left of the target.
  • 9:38 Effort on goal by Steven Reid from outside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the bar.
  • 9:09 Corner taken right-footed by Graham Dorrans, clearance by Gylfi Sigurdsson.
  • Correction - 8:32 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Graham Dorrans, Gabriel Tamas takes a shot. Save by Adam Federici.
  • 8:32 Corner taken by Graham Dorrans from the right by-line, Gabriel Tamas has a header from close range and clears the crossbar.
  • 7:08 Jimmy Kebe is penalised for a handball. Direct free kick taken by Scott Carson.
  • 6:34 Shane Long fouled by Gabriel Tamas, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ryan Bertrand.
  • 5:30 Ryan Bertrand provided the assist for the goal.
  • 5:30 GOAL - Gylfi SigurdssonReading 1 - 0 West Brom Gylfi Sigurdsson finds the back of the net with a goal from close in to the bottom right corner of the goal. Reading 1-0 West Brom.
  • 4:22 Inswinging corner taken by Graham Dorrans from the left by-line played to the near post, Shane Long makes a clearance. Corner taken by Graham Dorrans from the left by-line, clearance made by Gylfi Sigurdsson.
  • 1:47 Jimmy Kebe is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Scott Carson takes the indirect free kick.
  • 0:00 The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.

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Championship table snapshot

As it stood on 27 Mar 2010 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Newcastle 38 44 80
2 West Brom 40 35 79
3 Nottm Forest 39 23 70
4 Cardiff 39 17 62
5 Swansea 40 2 62
6 Leicester 39 9 61
7 Blackpool 40 12 57
8 Doncaster 40 4 55
9 Middlesbrough 40 9 54
10 Sheff Utd 39 3 54
11 Reading 38 -2 52
12 Coventry 40 -8 52
13 Bristol City 40 -9 52
14 Preston 40 -10 49
15 Barnsley 39 -13 49
16 Ipswich 40 -8 48
17 Derby 40 -10 48
18 QPR 39 -5 47
19 Sheff Wed 40 -17 44
20 Scunthorpe 38 -19 44
21 Watford 38 -9 43
22 Crystal Palace 39 -5 39
23 Plymouth 39 -17 37
24 Peterborough 40 -26 30


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