Scunthorpe 0-2 Reading

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Scunthorpe   0 - 2   Reading

Highlights - Scunthorpe 0-2 Reading

Scunthorpe 0-2 Reading

Reading consolidated their Championship play-off place and hurt Scunthorpe's hopes of staying up in the process with a seventh successive victory.

Fresh from a 4-1 win over QPR, the Iron started impressively as Joe Garner and Chris Dagnall fired wide and then Alex McCarthy saved from Mark Duffy.

Reading improved after the break and went ahead when Shane Long swept in Jimmy Kebe's cross from the right.

Ian Harte's penalty wrapped it up after Michael Nelson fouled Long in the box.

The victory leaves Reading, fifth in the division, only three points away from an automatic promotion place after a superb run under Brian McDermott.

The future looks a little less assured for Scunthorpe, who are six points adrift of Crystal Palace in 21st with only five games remaining to secure survival.

Yet it could all have been so different as the hosts, buoyed by beating QPR and inspired by the impressive Garner in the opening stages, laid siege to the Royals' goal.

Garner and Dagnall might both have done better with their efforts wide and Garner saw another shot deflected behind for a corner.

Ramon Nunez also should have done better with his off-target strike from 10 yards.

Long made Scunthorpe pay with his 26th goal of the campaign after Kebe had come to life and when Nelson fouled Long and Harte slotted in, the game was over.

Dagnall and Nunez went close from distance for Scunthorpe, but Reading held on comfortably for the three points.

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Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Npower Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Scunthorpe 0-2 Reading FT
(HT 0-0)
    • Long 57
    • Harte (pen) 63

    Scunthorpe

    • 01 Murphy yellow card
    • 03 Gordon
    • 14 Nelson yellow card
    • 15 Mirfin
    • 04 Togwell yellow card
    • 07 Nunez
    • 08 O'Connor (Wright 46 yellow card)
    • 10 Hughes
    • 31 Duffy (Miller 74)
    • 09 Dagnall yellow card
    • 33 Garner

    Substitutes

    • 22 Lillis,
    • 12 Raynes,
    • 21 Nolan,
    • 16 Wright,
    • 18 Collins,
    • 19 Miller,
    • 24 Godden

    Reading

    • 41 McCarthy
    • 02 Griffin
    • 05 Mills yellow card
    • 15 Khizanishvili
    • 23 Harte
    • 04 Karacan yellow card (Tabb 70)
    • 08 Leigertwood yellow card
    • 11 McAnuff
    • 14 Kebe
    • 09 Long
    • 45 Manset (Church 65 yellow card)

    Substitutes

    • 01 Federici,
    • 26 Pearce,
    • 07 Tabb,
    • 17 Antonio,
    • 19 Robson-Kanu,
    • 10 Hunt,
    • 18 Church
    Ref: WoolmerAtt: 4,458
    SCUNTHORPE
    READING

    Possession

    • Scunthorpe 51%
    • Reading 49%

    Attempts on target

    • Scunthorpe 12
    • Reading 8

    Attempts off target

    • Scunthorpe 6
    • Reading 4

    Corners

    • Scunthorpe 5
    • Reading 4

    Fouls

    • Scunthorpe 11
    • Reading 13
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+5:24 The final whistle goes and the game is over.
    • 90:00+4:40 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ramon Nunez by Jay Tabb. Ramon Nunez produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick, comfortable save by Alex McCarthy.
    • 90:00+3:02 Ramon Nunez takes a shot from 25 yards. Matt Mills gets a block in.
    • 90:00+2:55 The ball is swung over by Ben Gordon, clearance made by Zurab Khizanishvili.
    • 90:00+0:17 Jimmy Kebe delivers the ball, clearance by Andy Hughes.
    • 89:37 A cross is delivered by Ben Gordon.
    • 87:39 Booking Simon Church receives a caution.
    • 87:12 The assistant referee flags for offside against Jobi McAnuff. Free kick taken by Joe Murphy.
    • 86:18 Jimmy Kebe takes a shot. Blocked by Joe Murphy.
    • 85:54 Ben Gordon fouled by Jimmy Kebe, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Joe Murphy.
    • 84:44 Ramon Nunez fouled by Mikele Leigertwood, the ref awards a free kick. Strike comes in from Ramon Nunez from the free kick.
    • 84:44 Booking Mikele Leigertwood is shown a yellow card.
    • 83:22 Mikele Leigertwood is adjudged to have handled the ball. Free kick taken by Joe Murphy.
    • 82:39 Joe Garner gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andy Griffin. Alex McCarthy restarts play with the free kick.
    • 78:41 The ball is crossed by Ian Harte, Simon Church takes a shot. Save made by Joe Murphy.
    • 77:28 Foul by Joe Garner on Andy Griffin, free kick awarded. Matt Mills takes the direct free kick.
    • 76:34 Effort on goal by Jobi McAnuff from just inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.
    • 73:04 Substitution Lee Miller joins the action as a substitute, replacing Mark Duffy.
    • 67:56 Free kick awarded for a foul by Sam Togwell on Jem Karacan. Matt Mills restarts play with the free kick.
    • 67:56 Substitution Jem Karacan leaves the field to be replaced by Jay Tabb.
    • 67:56 Booking The referee cautions Sam Togwell for unsporting behaviour.
    • 66:36 Effort on goal by Chris Dagnall from 25 yards. Save by Alex McCarthy.
    • 65:44 Unfair challenge on Chris Dagnall by Jem Karacan results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Josh Wright.
    • 65:44 Booking Jem Karacan receives a caution.
    • 64:47 Centre by Andy Hughes, Alex McCarthy makes a comfortable save.
    • 64:08 Substitution (Reading) makes a substitution, with Simon Church coming on for Mathieu Manset.
    • 62:22 Michael Nelson gives away a Penalty for an unfair challenge on Shane Long.
    • 62:22 GOAL - Ian HarteScunthorpe 0 - 2 Reading Ian Harte scores a penalty. Scunthorpe 0-2 Reading.
    • 61:18 Booking Joe Murphy goes into the referee's book for dissent.
    • 60:02 The ball is crossed by Jimmy Kebe, Mathieu Manset takes a shot. Comfortable save by Joe Murphy.
    • 59:20 Mikele Leigertwood concedes a free kick for a foul on Sam Togwell. Free kick crossed by Andy Hughes.
    • 58:13 Jobi McAnuff takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance by Joe Garner.
    • 56:55 The assist for the goal came from Jimmy Kebe.
    • 56:55 GOAL - Shane LongScunthorpe 0 - 1 Reading Shane Long finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Scunthorpe 0-1 Reading.
    • 55:24 Mikele Leigertwood challenges Sam Togwell unfairly and gives away a free kick. Josh Wright crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel.
    • 54:03 Free kick awarded for a foul by Andy Griffin on Joe Garner. Josh Wright crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing. Shot from 18 yards by Josh Wright. Blocked by Jem Karacan.
    • 52:26 The referee blows for offside. Joe Murphy takes the indirect free kick.
    • 52:00 Josh Wright concedes a free kick for a foul on Jem Karacan. Matt Mills takes the direct free kick.
    • 52:00 Booking Josh Wright is cautioned.
    • 50:43 Jimmy Kebe takes a shot. Save by Joe Murphy. Corner taken right-footed by Jobi McAnuff from the left by-line, clearance by Mark Duffy.
    • 48:33 Josh Wright takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Mikele Leigertwood.
    • 47:29 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Dagnall by Mikele Leigertwood. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Josh Wright, Matt Mills makes a clearance.
    • 47:02 The ball is sent over by Chris Dagnall, Effort on goal by Ramon Nunez from inside the box misses to the right of the target.
    • 46:04 Sam Togwell produces a right-footed shot from long distance which goes wide right of the goal.
    • 45:52 Centre by Mark Duffy, Matt Mills makes a clearance.
    • 45:20 Chris Dagnall is penalised for a handball. Alex McCarthy restarts play with the free kick.
    • 45:01 The match restarts for the second half.
    • 45:01 Substitution Josh Wright joins the action as a substitute, replacing Michael O'Connor.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+3:05 The referee calls an end to the first half.
    • 45:00+0:57 Matt Mills concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Dagnall. Free kick taken by David Mirfin.
    • 45:00+0:28 Mark Duffy crosses the ball, save by Alex McCarthy.
    • 45:00+0:18 Ben Gordon crosses the ball, Zurab Khizanishvili makes a clearance.
    • 43:40 Jem Karacan takes a shot. Joe Murphy makes a comfortable save.
    • 43:11 A cross is delivered by Ben Gordon, clearance made by Alex McCarthy.
    • 41:41 Mikele Leigertwood produces a cross, Effort from inside the area by Shane Long misses to the left of the target. Mathieu Manset concedes a free kick for a foul on Michael O'Connor. Joe Murphy restarts play with the free kick.
    • 40:40 Jimmy Kebe crosses the ball, Sam Togwell makes a clearance. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Jobi McAnuff, clearance made by Michael O'Connor.
    • 39:30 Shot by Mathieu Manset from 18 yards. Blocked by Sam Togwell. Jobi McAnuff takes the inswinging corner, save by Joe Murphy. Joe Murphy fouled by Matt Mills, the ref awards a free kick. Joe Murphy takes the free kick.
    • 37:43 Michael Nelson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jimmy Kebe. Shot comes in from Ian Harte from the free kick.
    • 37:43 Booking Caution for Michael Nelson.
    • 37:16 Mark Duffy takes a shot. Save by Alex McCarthy.
    • 35:30 Free kick awarded for a foul by Matt Mills on Joe Garner. Michael O'Connor crosses the ball in from the free kick.
    • 35:30 Booking Matt Mills goes into the book.
    • 34:24 Unfair challenge on Matt Mills by Joe Garner results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Alex McCarthy.
    • 33:24 Ramon Nunez takes a shot. Blocked by Mikele Leigertwood. Corner taken by Mark Duffy, Michael O'Connor takes a shot. Clearance by Jem Karacan.
    • 29:27 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Joe Garner by Mikele Leigertwood. David Mirfin takes the direct free kick.
    • 28:09 Mark Duffy has a drilled shot. Clearance by Matt Mills.
    • 27:00 Drilled left-footed shot by Chris Dagnall. Blocked by Matt Mills. Corner taken by Michael O'Connor played to the near post, Shane Long makes a clearance. Shot by Ben Gordon. Save by Alex McCarthy.
    • 26:28 The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Alex McCarthy.
    • 24:57 The ball is delivered by Mark Duffy, clearance by Zurab Khizanishvili.
    • 24:26 Shot by Jobi McAnuff. Save made by Joe Murphy.
    • 21:05 Shot by Shane Long from outside the box goes high over the crossbar.
    • 19:58 Chris Dagnall takes a shot.
    • 17:48 Foul by David Mirfin on Mathieu Manset, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed by Ian Harte, save by Joe Murphy.
    • 16:41 The ball is crossed by Ben Gordon, Matt Mills makes a clearance.
    • 15:47 The official flags Jimmy Kebe offside. Free kick taken by Joe Murphy.
    • 15:04 Mark Duffy sends in a cross, Ian Harte gets a block in. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Michael O'Connor from the right by-line, save made by Alex McCarthy.
    • 13:43 Unfair challenge on Jem Karacan by Chris Dagnall results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Andy Griffin.
    • 13:43 Booking Chris Dagnall is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
    • 12:22 Effort on goal by Joe Garner from 20 yards. Andy Griffin gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Michael O'Connor played to the near post.
    • 10:39 Foul by Chris Dagnall on Jobi McAnuff, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Ian Harte.
    • 9:29 Mathieu Manset fouled by Sam Togwell, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Andy Griffin.
    • 8:09 Chris Dagnall takes a shot from 25 yards. Blocked by Matt Mills.
    • 3:26 Ramon Nunez has a drilled shot. Blocked by Jem Karacan.
    • 2:36 Effort from the edge of the box by Joe Garner goes wide of the left-hand upright.
    • 0:00 The game gets underway.

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    Npower Championship table snapshot

    As it stood on 12 Apr 2011 23:59 UK

    Position Team P GD PTS
    1 QPR 41 38 82
    2 Cardiff 41 21 72
    3 Norwich 41 18 71
    4 Swansea 41 19 70
    5 Reading 41 24 69
    6 Leeds 41 10 64
    7 Nott'm Forest 41 11 63
    8 Millwall 41 13 61
    9 Leicester 41 4 60
    10 Hull 41 4 60
    11 Watford 41 11 57
    12 Burnley 40 0 57
    13 Ipswich 41 1 56
    14 Portsmouth 41 -3 55
    15 Bristol City 41 -5 54
    16 Barnsley 41 -11 50
    17 Coventry 41 -4 49
    18 Middlesbrough 40 -7 49
    19 Derby 41 -7 48
    20 Doncaster 41 -21 45
    21 Crystal Palace 41 -22 43
    22 Scunthorpe 41 -40 37
    23 Preston 41 -23 36
    24 Sheff Utd 41 -31 35

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