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Reading   1 - 1   Watford

Highlights - Reading 1-1 Watford

Reading 1-1 Watford

Reading's wait for a home league win goes on after Danny Graham scored a second-half equaliser for Watford.

One ex-Watford player, Jobi McAnuff, set up another, Grzegorz Rasiak, to give Reading an early lead.

Midfielder Brian Howard came close to extending Reading's lead with a long-range effort held by Scott Loach.

Graham levelled after a mix-up between keeper Adam Federici and Darren O'Dea, but Watford substitute Nathan Ellington was sent off for two yellow cards.


Reading boss Brendan Rodgers:
"We made a real good start to the game, just as we did last week at Peterborough, and I thought we were outstanding in the first 15 to 20 minutes.

"But we go up in games then relax and let other teams get back in. We started well but didn't push on. Watford are a good young side, with good young players.

"We just need to get this disappointing run at home nailed and then we can push on."

Watford manager Malky Mackay:

"I'm proud of the way we played to come back from the first 10 minutes, compose ourselves and go on to get the point.

"I am also delighted with the way we managed the game when we were down to 10 men near the end. I thought both of the yellow cards for Nathan were justified."

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Saturday, 26 September 2009

Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Reading 1-1 Watford FT
(HT 1-0)
  • Rasiak 7
  • Graham 66

Reading

  • 01 Federici
  • 16 Ingimarsson
  • 24 Bertrand
  • 35 Cummings
  • 48 O'Dea
  • 11 McAnuff (Hunt 70)
  • 14 Kebe
  • 20 Karacan
  • 25 Sigurdsson (Gunnarsson 53)
  • 34 Howard (Robson-Kanu 70)
  • 23 Rasiak

Substitutes

  • 21 Hamer,
  • 05 Mills,
  • 06 Gunnarsson,
  • 07 Tabb,
  • 19 Robson-Kanu,
  • 10 Hunt,
  • 18 Church

Watford

  • 01 Loach
  • 02 Mariappa
  • 12 Doyley
  • 22 Cathcart
  • 33 Hodson
  • 05 Lansbury (Ellington 63 yellow card, red card)
  • 07 Cowie
  • 14 Jenkins
  • 20 Cleverley (Harley 87)
  • 28 Eustace
  • 10 Graham yellow card

Substitutes

  • 16 Lee,
  • 15 Harley,
  • 17 Bennett,
  • 29 Bryan,
  • 18 Hoskins,
  • 19 Henderson,
  • 25 Ellington
Ref: HaywoodAtt: 18,147
READING
WATFORD

Possession

  • Reading 45%
  • Watford 55%

Attempts on target

  • Reading 6
  • Watford 3

Attempts off target

  • Reading 8
  • Watford 5

Corners

  • Reading 2
  • Watford 9

Fouls

  • Reading 11
  • Watford 8
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+5:35 The referee brings the game to a close.
  • 90:00+4:03 Brynjar Gunnarsson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Craig Cathcart. Scott Loach restarts play with the free kick.
  • 90:00+1:03 Hal Robson-Kanu takes a outswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, Danny Graham makes a clearance.
  • 90:00+0:30 Grzegorz Rasiak takes a shot. Save made by Scott Loach.
  • 88:49 Brynjar Gunnarsson concedes a free kick for a foul on Lloyd Doyley. Scott Loach takes the direct free kick.
  • 86:39 Substitution Jon Harley joins the action as a substitute, replacing Tom Cleverley.
  • 85:38 Foul by Jem Karacan on Adrian Mariappa, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Scott Loach.
  • 84:30 Free kick crossed by Hal Robson-Kanu, clearance by Craig Cathcart.
  • 84:30 Sent off Nathan Ellington is sent off.
  • 84:11 Nathan Ellington concedes a free kick for a foul on Shaun Cummings.
  • 81:59 Noel Hunt produces a header from inside the area that goes over the crossbar.
  • 80:09 Drilled left-footed shot by Nathan Ellington. Adam Federici makes a save. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Tom Cleverley played to the near post, clearance made by Shaun Cummings.
  • 78:52 Grzegorz Rasiak is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Scott Loach.
  • 78:29 Shot by Shaun Cummings from 20 yards. Save made by Scott Loach.
  • 76:15 The assistant referee flags for offside against Noel Hunt. Indirect free kick taken by Scott Loach.
  • 75:28 Adam Federici restarts play with the free kick.
  • 75:28 Booking Nathan Ellington is shown a yellow card.
  • 75:21 Foul by Nathan Ellington on Adam Federici, free kick awarded.
  • 73:48 Danny Graham is ruled offside. Adam Federici takes the indirect free kick.
  • 72:05 Danny Graham is ruled offside. Adam Federici takes the free kick.
  • 70:34 Free kick awarded for a foul by Hal Robson-Kanu on Lee Hodson. Scott Loach takes the free kick.
  • 68:56 Substitution Hal Robson-Kanu is brought on as a substitute for Brian Howard.
  • 68:56 Substitution Noel Hunt on for Jobi McAnuff.
  • 68:10 Nathan Ellington gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jimmy Kebe. Free kick taken by Adam Federici.
  • 65:58 Booking Danny Graham is cautioned.
  • 65:56 Assist on the goal came from John Eustace.
  • 65:56 GOAL - Danny GrahamReading 1 - 1 Watford Danny Graham grabs a headed goal from deep inside the penalty box. Reading 1-1 Watford.
  • 64:48 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Tom Cleverley, Grzegorz Rasiak makes a clearance.
  • 61:51 Substitution Nathan Ellington on for Henri Lansbury.
  • 59:44 Brian Howard has an effort at goal from long range that misses to the right of the goal.
  • 56:25 Headed effort from deep inside the area by Brynjar Gunnarsson misses to the left of the goal.
  • 54:53 Jobi McAnuff has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal.
  • 52:20 Substitution Brynjar Gunnarsson replaces Gylfi Sigurdsson.
  • 51:41 John Eustace takes a shot.
  • 50:08 Foul by Gylfi Sigurdsson on John Eustace, free kick awarded. Adrian Mariappa takes the free kick.
  • 49:36 Ryan Bertrand has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
  • 47:55 Free kick awarded for a foul by Don Cowie on Jobi McAnuff. Free kick taken by Darren O'Dea.
  • 47:28 Drilled left-footed shot by Tom Cleverley. Save made by Adam Federici.
  • 45:40 Unfair challenge on Danny Graham by Ivar Ingimarsson results in a free kick. Strike on goal comes in from Tom Cleverley from the free kick, comfortable save by Adam Federici.
  • 45:01 The referee starts the second half.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+3:29 The ref blows to signal half-time.
  • 45:00+2:09 Jobi McAnuff challenges Lee Hodson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Don Cowie delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, Grzegorz Rasiak manages to make a clearance. Corner taken by Tom Cleverley from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Gylfi Sigurdsson.
  • 45:00+0:23 Don Cowie is ruled offside. Adam Federici restarts play with the free kick.
  • 40:52 The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Scott Loach.
  • 39:24 Foul by John Eustace on Jobi McAnuff, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed right-footed by Gylfi Sigurdsson, Scott Loach makes a comfortable save.
  • 38:15 Brian Howard takes a shot. Save by Scott Loach.
  • 37:26 Grzegorz Rasiak takes a shot. Save made by Scott Loach.
  • 35:47 Tom Cleverley fouled by Grzegorz Rasiak, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Scott Loach.
  • 34:34 Danny Graham has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand post.
  • 31:58 Tom Cleverley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jimmy Kebe. Free kick taken by Jimmy Kebe.
  • 31:05 Ross Jenkins has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box which goes wide right of the target.
  • 28:44 The referee blows for offside against Danny Graham. Adam Federici takes the indirect free kick.
  • 26:01 Free kick awarded for a foul by Brian Howard on Henri Lansbury. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Henri Lansbury, Grzegorz Rasiak makes a clearance. Inswinging corner taken by Don Cowie from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Shaun Cummings. Corner taken right-footed by Tom Cleverley from the left by-line to the near post, Grzegorz Rasiak makes a clearance.
  • 23:33 Inswinging corner taken by Gylfi Sigurdsson from the left by-line, clearance made by Henri Lansbury.
  • 20:36 Grzegorz Rasiak produces a header from inside the area that goes over the crossbar.
  • 19:18 Henri Lansbury fouled by Jem Karacan, the ref awards a free kick. Scott Loach takes the direct free kick.
  • 16:50 Adrian Mariappa fouled by Grzegorz Rasiak, the ref awards a free kick. Scott Loach takes the free kick.
  • 16:28 Foul by Tom Cleverley on Shaun Cummings, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Adam Federici.
  • 14:27 Danny Graham is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Adam Federici.
  • 13:57 Corner taken right-footed by Don Cowie to the near post, clearance made by Jimmy Kebe.
  • 13:12 Unfair challenge on Jobi McAnuff by Ross Jenkins results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Gylfi Sigurdsson.
  • 12:12 Corner from the right by-line taken by Don Cowie, clearance by Gylfi Sigurdsson.
  • 10:35 Craig Cathcart has a shot on goal from outside the box which misses right.
  • 10:01 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Don Cowie, Gylfi Sigurdsson makes a clearance.
  • 9:35 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Henri Lansbury, Darren O'Dea makes a clearance.
  • 6:06 Assist by Jobi McAnuff.
  • 6:06 GOAL - Grzegorz RasiakReading 1 - 0 Watford Grzegorz Rasiak scores a goal from close in to the top left corner of the goal. Reading 1-0 Watford.
  • 5:15 The referee blows for offside against Grzegorz Rasiak. Scott Loach takes the free kick.
  • 2:35 Gylfi Sigurdsson takes a shot. Save by Scott Loach. Effort from the edge of the area by Gylfi Sigurdsson goes wide of the right-hand upright.
  • 1:21 Shot by Gylfi Sigurdsson from outside the box goes high over the target.
  • 0:00 The game gets underway.

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Championship results

26 Sep 2009 23:59 UK

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Blackpool 2-0 Peterborough R
Coventry 2-2 Middlesbrough R
Derby 1-0 Bristol City R
Ipswich 0-4 Newcastle R
Leicester 1-2 Preston R
QPR 5-2 Barnsley R
Reading 1-1 Watford R
Scunthorpe 2-2 Doncaster R
Sheff Wed 3-1 Cardiff R
Swansea 2-1 Sheff Utd R
West Brom 0-1 Crystal Palace R

Championship table snapshot

As it stood on 26 Sep 2009 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Newcastle 9 13 22
2 West Brom 9 12 20
3 Preston 9 7 18
4 Middlesbrough 9 5 17
5 Blackpool 9 6 16
6 Sheff Utd 9 4 15
7 Watford 9 2 14
8 QPR 8 5 13
9 Cardiff 9 3 13
10 Leicester 9 1 13
11 Bristol City 9 -1 13
12 Sheff Wed 9 4 12
13 Coventry 9 -1 12
14 Crystal Palace 8 -3 11
15 Scunthorpe 9 -4 11
16 Derby 9 -2 10
17 Swansea 9 -4 10
18 Doncaster 9 -2 9
19 Nottm Forest 8 -3 7
20 Peterborough 9 -5 7
21 Reading 9 -5 7
22 Barnsley 9 -11 5
23 Ipswich 9 -11 4
24 Plymouth 8 -10 2


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