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Crystal Palace v Reading

Crystal Palace lose valuable ground in the Championship's promotion race as they are held at home by Reading.

Crystal Palace lost valuable ground in the Championship's promotion race as they were held at home by Reading.

In an open match, Palace thought they had taken the lead when Glenn Murray slotted home only to be denied by a marginal offside call.

Reading, unbeaten since 10 September, went close when Noel Hunt's header from Jimmy Kebe's cross hit the post.

And Kaspars Gorkss had a last-minute header ruled out for the visitors for pushing an opponent.

For Reading, the result was their fourth draw in five matches yet had it not been for Palace keeper Julian Speroni they might have collected all three points.

Jem Karacan saw an early effort well saved by Speroni while the keeper had to make a superb stop to thwart Karacan's 20-yard drive later in the half.

Palace thought they had taken the lead five minutes before the break when Murray latched on to Williams' through-ball and beat Adam Federici, only to be denied by the assistant's flag.

Reading, looking to move into the top half of the table, should have been ahead in the second half but Hal Robson-Kanu headed Jobi McAnuff's cross wide from close range.

Federici made a good save from Mile Jedinak as Palace pressed but the visitors again went close when Hunt headed against the post with Speroni beaten.

And in the final minute Karacan cleared off the line for Reading before Gorkss was denied at the other end because of a push.

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Saturday, 29 October 2011

Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Crystal Palace 0-0 Reading FT
(HT 0-0)

      Crystal Palace

      • 01 Speroni
      • 02 Clyne
      • 03 Wright
      • 05 McCarthy
      • 06 Gardner
      • 11 Scannell (Ambrose 77)
      • 15 Jedinak
      • 20 Williams (Parr 81)
      • 21 Moxey
      • 16 Zaha yellow card
      • 17 Murray

      Substitutes

      • 34 Price,
      • 04 Parr,
      • 07 Ambrose,
      • 08 Dikgacoi,
      • 19 Easter

      Reading

      • 01 Federici
      • 05 Pearce
      • 16 Mills yellow card
      • 17 Gorkss
      • 24 Cummings
      • 04 Karacan yellow card
      • 08 Leigertwood
      • 11 McAnuff yellow card
      • 19 Robson-Kanu yellow card (Kebe 72)
      • 09 Le Fondre
      • 18 Church (Hunt 71)

      Substitutes

      • 12 McCarthy,
      • 23 Harte,
      • 14 Kebe,
      • 10 Hunt,
      • 22 Manset
      Ref: WoolmerAtt: 21,002
      CRYSTAL PALACE
      READING

      Possession

      • Crystal Palace 43%
      • Reading 57%

      Attempts on target

      • Crystal Palace 9
      • Reading 7

      Attempts off target

      • Crystal Palace 2
      • Reading 4

      Corners

      • Crystal Palace 7
      • Reading 5

      Fouls

      • Crystal Palace 13
      • Reading 9
      • Final Result
      • Full Time
      • 90:00+6:14 The referee signals the end of the game.
      • 90:00+4:00 The ball is swung over by Jimmy Kebe, David Wright makes a clearance. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Jobi McAnuff from the right by-line, Kaspars Gorkss challenges Julian Speroni unfairly and gives away a free kick. Julian Speroni restarts play with the free kick.
      • 90:00+3:21 Nathaniel Clyne gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Adam Le Fondre. Mikele Leigertwood takes the direct free kick.
      • 90:00+2:38 Wilfried Zaha gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jobi McAnuff. Free kick taken by Adam Federici.
      • 90:00+1:31 Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Wilfried Zaha, clearance made by Mikele Leigertwood.
      • 89:43 Dean Moxey produces a cross, Adam Federici makes a save.
      • 88:27 Mile Jedinak gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mikele Leigertwood. Adam Federici restarts play with the free kick.
      • 87:38 Corner taken right-footed by Darren Ambrose, Mile Jedinak takes a shot. Blocked by Jem Karacan.
      • 85:57 The ball is crossed by Jonathan Parr, clearance made by Alex Pearce. Corner taken right-footed by Darren Ambrose from the left by-line, clearance by Mikele Leigertwood.
      • 84:10 Jonathan Parr has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.
      • 83:53 Jimmy Kebe gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jonathan Parr. Dean Moxey restarts play with the free kick.
      • 82:02 Jobi McAnuff delivers the ball, save by Julian Speroni.
      • 81:20 The ball is delivered by Shaun Cummings, Patrick McCarthy manages to make a clearance.
      • 80:11 Substitution (Crystal Palace) makes a substitution, with Jonathan Parr coming on for Jonathan Williams.
      • 78:53 Centre by Kaspars Gorkss, Noel Hunt takes a shot. Save by Julian Speroni.
      • 77:46 Patrick McCarthy challenges Adam Le Fondre unfairly and gives away a free kick. Joseph Mills restarts play with the free kick.
      • 76:08 Direct free kick taken by Joseph Mills.
      • 76:08 Substitution Sean Scannell leaves the field to be replaced by Darren Ambrose.
      • 76:08 Mile Jedinak concedes a free kick for a foul on Mikele Leigertwood.
      • 75:15 A cross is delivered by Jimmy Kebe, Adam Le Fondre takes a shot.
      • 74:13 Foul by Wilfried Zaha on Joseph Mills, free kick awarded. Jobi McAnuff crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, David Wright makes a clearance.
      • 73:44 Noel Hunt produces a cross.
      • 70:55 Substitution Hal Robson-Kanu goes off and Jimmy Kebe comes on.
      • 70:55 Substitution Noel Hunt joins the action as a substitute, replacing Simon Church.
      • 70:10 Wilfried Zaha delivers the ball, clearance made by Alex Pearce.
      • 67:51 Sean Scannell crosses the ball, Mile Jedinak takes a shot. Adam Federici makes a save. Sean Scannell takes the inswinging corner, Foul by Mile Jedinak on Adam Federici, free kick awarded. Adam Federici restarts play with the free kick.
      • 67:51 Booking Jem Karacan receives a yellow card.
      • 67:49 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jonathan Williams by Jem Karacan.
      • 67:14 Jonathan Williams crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance made by Mikele Leigertwood.
      • 67:14 Booking Hal Robson-Kanu is shown a yellow card.
      • 66:55 Hal Robson-Kanu gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nathaniel Clyne.
      • 65:52 Jonathan Williams crosses the ball, Kaspars Gorkss makes a clearance.
      • 64:40 Hal Robson-Kanu gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nathaniel Clyne. Julian Speroni takes the direct free kick.
      • 63:37 Jobi McAnuff delivers the ball, Patrick McCarthy manages to make a clearance.
      • 62:51 Shaun Cummings takes a shot. Save made by Julian Speroni.
      • 60:51 Mikele Leigertwood challenges Jonathan Williams unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jonathan Williams crosses the ball in from the free kick, Adam Federici makes a save.
      • 60:16 Jonathan Williams sends in a cross.
      • 59:19 Effort from 20 yards by Glenn Murray. Blocked by Alex Pearce. Shot by Sean Scannell. Blocked by Alex Pearce. Corner from the right by-line taken by Jonathan Williams, Hal Robson-Kanu manages to make a clearance.
      • 57:57 Free kick awarded for a foul by Jonathan Williams on Kaspars Gorkss. Mikele Leigertwood takes the free kick.
      • 55:24 Dean Moxey takes the free kick, Shot by Mile Jedinak.
      • 55:24 Booking The referee shows Jobi McAnuff a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
      • 55:12 Jobi McAnuff concedes a free kick for a foul on Jonathan Williams.
      • 54:28 The ball is sent over by Jobi McAnuff, save made by Julian Speroni.
      • 52:57 Centre by Jobi McAnuff, Headed effort from inside the area by Hal Robson-Kanu misses to the right of the goal.
      • 52:09 Foul by Glenn Murray on Alex Pearce, free kick awarded. Adam Federici restarts play with the free kick.
      • 50:55 A cross is delivered by Hal Robson-Kanu, save by Julian Speroni.
      • 50:30 Adam Le Fondre delivers the ball, clearance by Patrick McCarthy.
      • 49:12 Shot from just outside the box by Jobi McAnuff goes over the bar.
      • 48:57 The ball is swung over by Jobi McAnuff, Anthony Gardner makes a clearance.
      • 48:26 David Wright handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Kaspars Gorkss takes the free kick.
      • 47:47 The ball is delivered by Jobi McAnuff.
      • 46:53 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jobi McAnuff by Sean Scannell. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Shaun Cummings, Anthony Gardner manages to make a clearance.
      • 46:39 Adam Le Fondre produces a cross.
      • 45:01 The referee gets the second half underway.
      • Half Time
      • 45:00+1:26 The referee calls an end to the first half.
      • 43:16 Alex Pearce restarts play with the free kick.
      • 43:16 Booking Wilfried Zaha goes into the referee's book.
      • 42:45 Mikele Leigertwood fouled by Wilfried Zaha, the ref awards a free kick.
      • 40:05 Joseph Mills produces a cross, Adam Le Fondre takes a shot. David Wright gets a block in. Joseph Mills takes the inswinging corner, David Wright manages to make a clearance.
      • 36:48 The free kick is swung in right-footed by Jonathan Williams, save made by Adam Federici.
      • 36:48 Booking Joseph Mills goes into the book.
      • 36:39 Foul by Joseph Mills on Wilfried Zaha, free kick awarded.
      • 35:40 The assistant referee signals for offside against Glenn Murray. Adam Federici takes the indirect free kick.
      • 35:13 The ball is crossed by David Wright, Kaspars Gorkss makes a clearance.
      • 34:25 Wilfried Zaha fouled by Joseph Mills, the ref awards a free kick. Jonathan Williams restarts play with the free kick.
      • 33:50 Hal Robson-Kanu takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Simon Church.
      • 33:36 Joseph Mills sends in a cross, clearance by David Wright.
      • 31:53 The ball is swung over by Shaun Cummings. Inswinging corner taken by Jobi McAnuff from the left by-line. Jem Karacan takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Save by Julian Speroni. Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Jobi McAnuff, Patrick McCarthy makes a clearance.
      • 29:18 Jonathan Williams takes a shot. Blocked by Hal Robson-Kanu.
      • 28:45 Glenn Murray takes a shot. Alex Pearce gets a block in.
      • 28:00 Effort on goal by Adam Le Fondre from just outside the area goes harmlessly over the target.
      • 26:09 Dean Moxey is penalised for a handball. Free kick taken by Mikele Leigertwood.
      • 25:35 The ball is crossed by Wilfried Zaha, Jem Karacan gets a block in. Jonathan Williams takes the inswinging corner, Hal Robson-Kanu manages to make a clearance.
      • 24:23 Nathaniel Clyne sends in a cross.
      • 24:07 Effort from 25 yards by Sean Scannell. Blocked by Mikele Leigertwood.
      • 23:12 Centre by Jobi McAnuff.
      • 21:57 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Jobi McAnuff, Mile Jedinak makes a clearance.
      • 20:37 Shot from just outside the penalty area by Wilfried Zaha misses to the left of the target.
      • 19:51 Jobi McAnuff sends in a cross. The ball is crossed by Hal Robson-Kanu.
      • 18:12 The ball is sent over by Wilfried Zaha, blocked by Joseph Mills. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Jonathan Williams.
      • 16:58 Mile Jedinak has a drilled shot. Save made by Adam Federici.
      • 16:00 The ball is crossed by Sean Scannell, Joseph Mills makes a clearance.
      • 14:33 The ball is swung over by Jobi McAnuff. The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Julian Speroni.
      • 13:51 Wilfried Zaha crosses the ball, Alex Pearce gets a block in.
      • 11:49 Kaspars Gorkss sends in a cross, Patrick McCarthy manages to make a clearance.
      • 10:58 Sean Scannell challenges Jobi McAnuff unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Shaun Cummings.
      • 10:29 Shot from 35 yards from Kaspars Gorkss. Save made by Julian Speroni.
      • 9:07 Shaun Cummings delivers the ball, Anthony Gardner manages to make a clearance.
      • 1:13 Unfair challenge on Adam Le Fondre by Anthony Gardner results in a free kick. Alex Pearce takes the free kick.
      • 0:55 Jem Karacan takes a shot. Save by Julian Speroni.
      • 0:00 The match gets underway.

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      Championship table snapshot

      As it stood on 29 Oct 2011 23:59 UK

      Position Team P GD PTS
      1 Southampton 14 17 30
      2 West Ham 14 13 27
      3 Crystal Palace 14 6 24
      4 Middlesbrough 14 5 24
      5 Derby 14 3 24
      6 Hull 13 2 24
      7 Leeds 13 5 21
      8 Birmingham 12 5 21
      9 Cardiff 13 4 20
      10 Brighton 14 1 20
      11 Ipswich 14 -5 20
      12 Peterborough 14 3 19
      13 Blackpool 14 1 19
      14 Leicester 14 0 19
      15 Burnley 13 1 18
      16 Reading 14 1 18
      17 Millwall 14 -1 15
      18 Portsmouth 14 -2 15
      19 Barnsley 14 -3 15
      20 Nott'm Forest 14 -10 14
      21 Watford 14 -11 13
      22 Coventry 14 -6 12
      23 Doncaster 14 -14 9
      24 Bristol City 14 -15 9

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