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West Brom   3 - 1   Reading

West Brom 3-1 Reading

West Brom 3-1 Reading

West Brom came from behind to get their promotion bid back on track but the visitors' poor run continued, with just one win in seven league games.

Defender Matthew Mills headed Reading into an early lead before Jerome Thomas lobbed Albion back onto level terms after a poor back pass by Jobi McAnuff.

Chris Wood set up Thomas's second as he shot past the Adam Federici and Youssouf Mulumbu volleyed a third.

West Brom go top of the league on goals scored after Newcastle were beaten.

Both sides are level on 24 points, with a goal difference of 12, but the Magpies' 1-0 defeat by Nottingham Forest in the late kick-off ensured Albion returned to the summit.

Roberto Di Matteo's pre-match tactics were thrown into disarray after just five minutes as striker Roman Bednar was stretchered off with a lower back injury, youngster Wood taking his place.

And things got even worse for the hosts as Reading snatched an early lead through the unmarked centre-back Mills from six yards.

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The Baggies were slow out of the blocks but Reading could count themselves somewhat fortunate after 13 minutes when Luke Moore found himself clean through before being cruelly upended by Ivar Ingimarsson.

Referee Anthony Taylor awarded a free-kick on the edge of the area but controversially failed to show a card of any colour to the Icelandic defender.

Reading were content to sit back and knock the ball around after grabbing an early opener but their approach changed just before the half-hour mark as Thomas pulled Albion level.

A Royals corner was cleared to the halfway line where McAnuff attempted to find Federici, who was a long way out of goal, with a back pass which was interrupted by Thomas.

The summer signing nipped in to lob the ball over the visiting keeper before outpacing a backtracking defence to put the ball over the line from close range and ensure an eventful first half came to a close at 1-1.

But Federici kept his side on level terms shortly after the restart with a stunning save to keep out Wood's acrobatic effort at the far post.

Albion were turning the screw in the second half and looking to capitalise on an uneasy performance by visiting full-back Shaun Cummings - who spent a spell on loan at The Hawthorns earlier this season.

Despite a string of great saves from Federici it was only a matter of time before the hosts went ahead and it was the lively Thomas who came up with the goods.

Seventeen-year-old substitute Wood weighted a perfect throughball for the winger and he finally got the better of the shot stopper with a cool finish.

Federici again kept Albion in check after their second but he was powerless to stop Mulumbu's third from 20 yards.


West Brom boss Roberto Di Matteo:
"There was a bit of nervousness after we conceded the goal.

"But I asked the team for a good performance and 100% commitment and in the long run if you do play with that you should get good results.

"Jerome was a threat all day. I hope he isn't just going to play like that for one game."

Reading boss Brendan Rodgers:
"We had good control of the game after we scored.

"We should do better - even at 1-1 we were still in the game - but we have been making mistakes in a lot of our games and we present goals to teams.

"We are capable of being at the top of the table but we become too vulnerable and we have to become more ruthless."


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Saturday, 17 October 2009

Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
West Brom 3-1 Reading FT
(HT 1-1)
  • Thomas 29
  • Thomas 65
  • Mulumbu 87
  • Mills 6

West Brom

  • 19 Carson
  • 02 Mattock
  • 03 Olsson
  • 04 Cech (Filipe Teixeira 80)
  • 22 Zuiverloon yellow card
  • 36 Jara
  • 14 Thomas
  • 17 Dorrans
  • 21 Mulumbu
  • 09 Bednar (Wood 5)
  • 16 Moore (Meite 80)

Substitutes

  • 01 Kiely,
  • 23 Meite,
  • 24 Martis,
  • 07 Koren,
  • 20 Filipe Teixeira,
  • 15 Wood,
  • 31 Cox

Reading

  • 01 Federici
  • 05 Mills (Rasiak 72)
  • 16 Ingimarsson
  • 24 Bertrand (O'Dea 42 yellow card)
  • 35 Cummings
  • 04 Cisse
  • 11 McAnuff
  • 14 Kebe
  • 20 Karacan
  • 34 Howard
  • 10 Hunt (Long 53)

Substitutes

  • 21 Hamer,
  • 48 O'Dea,
  • 07 Tabb,
  • 19 Robson-Kanu,
  • 25 Sigurdsson,
  • 09 Long,
  • 23 Rasiak
Ref: TaylorAtt: 20,935
WEST BROM
READING

Possession

  • West Brom 49%
  • Reading 51%

Attempts on target

  • West Brom 11
  • Reading 2

Attempts off target

  • West Brom 5
  • Reading 2

Corners

  • West Brom 9
  • Reading 2

Fouls

  • West Brom 11
  • Reading 9
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+4:02 The final whistle is blown by the referee.
  • 90:00+3:05 Graham Dorrans crosses the ball, Shaun Cummings manages to make a clearance. Jerome Thomas decides to take the corner short.
  • 90:00+2:44 The ball is sent over by Shaun Cummings, clearance by Abdoulaye Meite.
  • 90:00+1:16 Centre by Jimmy Kebe, Shot on goal by Brian Howard from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.
  • 90:00+0:15 Filipe Teixeira takes the outswinging corner, clearance made by Shane Long.
  • 89:51 Graham Dorrans takes a shot. Save made by Adam Federici.
  • 86:27 GOAL - Youssouf MulumbuWest Brom 3 - 1 Reading Youssouf Mulumbu finds the net with a goal from just outside the penalty box to the top right corner of the goal. West Brom 3-1 Reading.
  • 85:46 Corner from the left by-line taken by Jerome Thomas, Grzegorz Rasiak manages to make a clearance.
  • 85:04 Booking The referee shows Darren O'Dea a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
  • 84:58 Free kick awarded for a foul by Darren O'Dea on Filipe Teixeira. Graham Dorrans takes the indirect free kick.
  • 83:03 Darren O'Dea concedes a free kick for a foul on Filipe Teixeira. Free kick taken by Filipe Teixeira.
  • 80:42 Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Abdoulaye Meite.
  • 79:00 Substitution Abdoulaye Meite on for Luke Moore.
  • 79:00 Substitution Marek Cech goes off and Filipe Teixeira comes on.
  • 77:50 Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Graham Dorrans, Jonas Olsson takes a shot. Brilliant save by Adam Federici.
  • 76:07 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gianni Zuiverloon by Shane Long. Scott Carson takes the indirect free kick.
  • 75:55 Chris Wood takes a shot. Save made by Adam Federici.
  • 75:33 Brian Howard produces a cross, Scott Carson makes a save.
  • 74:01 Jobi McAnuff crosses the ball, clearance made by Jonas Olsson.
  • 71:24 Substitution Grzegorz Rasiak on for Matthew Mills.
  • 71:24 Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Graham Dorrans.
  • 71:05 Marek Cech takes a shot. Save by Adam Federici.
  • 68:03 Graham Dorrans takes a shot. Adam Federici makes a comfortable save.
  • 67:09 Centre by Gianni Zuiverloon, clearance made by Ivar Ingimarsson.
  • 64:37 The assist for the goal came from Chris Wood.
  • 64:37 GOAL - Jerome ThomasWest Brom 2 - 1 Reading Jerome Thomas scores a goal from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. West Brom 2-1 Reading.
  • 62:50 Marek Cech takes a shot. Adam Federici makes a save.
  • 61:58 Corner taken left-footed by Brian Howard from the right by-line, save by Scott Carson.
  • 61:19 Brian Howard crosses the ball in from the free kick, Chris Wood manages to make a clearance. Jimmy Kebe takes a shot. Gonzalo Jara gets a block in.
  • 61:19 Booking Gianni Zuiverloon goes into the book.
  • 60:54 Foul by Gianni Zuiverloon on Jobi McAnuff, free kick awarded.
  • 60:17 Foul by Jem Karacan on Graham Dorrans, free kick awarded. Luke Moore takes the free kick.
  • Correction - 59:00 Graham Dorrans takes a shot. Adam Federici makes a save.
  • 59:00 Graham Dorrans takes a shot. Scott Carson makes a save.
  • 57:52 The ball is sent over by Joe Mattock, Shot from deep inside the area by Marek Cech goes over the bar.
  • 57:24 The ball is crossed by Jerome Thomas, Ivar Ingimarsson manages to make a clearance.
  • 55:19 Gianni Zuiverloon is adjudged to have handled the ball. Free kick taken by Darren O'Dea.
  • 54:34 Kalifa Cisse challenges Jerome Thomas unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Graham Dorrans from left wing.
  • 53:49 The ball is swung over by Darren O'Dea.
  • 52:37 Substitution Shane Long comes on in place of Noel Hunt.
  • 51:29 Joe Mattock crosses the ball, Chris Wood takes a shot from 6 yards. Ivar Ingimarsson gets a block in.
  • 47:56 Jerome Thomas produces a cross, save made by Adam Federici.
  • 47:48 The ball is crossed by Gianni Zuiverloon.
  • 46:48 Corner taken by Marek Cech played to the near post, clearance by Noel Hunt.
  • 46:34 The ball is swung over by Jerome Thomas.
  • 46:08 Jerome Thomas sends in a cross, clearance by Darren O'Dea.
  • 45:01 The second half begins.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+3:16 The half-time whistle blows.
  • 45:00+2:37 Free kick awarded for a foul by Joe Mattock on Jimmy Kebe. Free kick crossed by Matthew Mills.
  • 45:00+1:17 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jobi McAnuff by Youssouf Mulumbu. Adam Federici takes the indirect free kick.
  • 45:00+0:47 Short corner worked by Jerome Thomas.
  • 45:00+0:19 Joe Mattock fouled by Noel Hunt, the ref awards a free kick. Scott Carson restarts play with the free kick.
  • 44:36 The ball is delivered by Jerome Thomas.
  • 43:55 Foul by Joe Mattock on Brian Howard, free kick awarded. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Matthew Mills, Gianni Zuiverloon makes a clearance.
  • 41:13 Substitution Ryan Bertrand goes off and Darren O'Dea comes on.
  • 40:47 Effort from the edge of the box by Luke Moore goes wide of the left-hand post.
  • 39:39 Foul by Jonas Olsson on Noel Hunt, free kick awarded. Shaun Cummings delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, save by Scott Carson.
  • 36:21 Jerome Thomas crosses the ball, clearance made by Matthew Mills.
  • 32:29 The official flags Chris Wood offside. Indirect free kick taken by Matthew Mills.
  • 28:42 Assist by Jonas Olsson.
  • 28:42 GOAL - Jerome ThomasWest Brom 1 - 1 Reading Jerome Thomas fires in a goal from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. West Brom 1-1 Reading.
  • 27:59 Brian Howard takes the inswinging corner, Luke Moore manages to make a clearance.
  • 27:49 The ball is swung over by Jobi McAnuff, Marek Cech makes a clearance.
  • 25:48 Effort from the edge of the box by Luke Moore goes wide of the right-hand upright.
  • 24:59 Youssouf Mulumbu gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ryan Bertrand. Brian Howard crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from left wing, Chris Wood makes a clearance.
  • 20:40 Noel Hunt fouled by Jonas Olsson, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Brian Howard.
  • 19:56 Gianni Zuiverloon delivers the ball.
  • 17:53 Shot from deep inside the area by Chris Wood clears the crossbar.
  • 16:37 Ryan Bertrand concedes a free kick for a foul on Jerome Thomas. Indirect free kick taken by Marek Cech.
  • 15:41 The ball is delivered by Gianni Zuiverloon, clearance made by Shaun Cummings.
  • 14:26 Gianni Zuiverloon concedes a free kick for a foul on Ryan Bertrand. Indirect free kick taken by Ryan Bertrand.
  • 12:55 Ivar Ingimarsson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Luke Moore. Marek Cech produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick, Noel Hunt gets a block in.
  • 11:44 Ryan Bertrand fouled by Gianni Zuiverloon, the ref awards a free kick. Adam Federici takes the indirect free kick.
  • 10:44 The ball is sent over by Shaun Cummings, Shot from close range by Jobi McAnuff clears the bar.
  • 7:16 Corner from the right by-line taken by Graham Dorrans, comfortable save by Adam Federici.
  • 5:55 Assist on the goal came from Brian Howard.
  • 5:55 GOAL - Matthew MillsWest Brom 0 - 1 Reading Matthew Mills grabs a headed goal from close in. West Brom 0-1 Reading.
  • 5:26 Gianni Zuiverloon challenges Brian Howard unfairly and gives away a free kick. Brian Howard produces a cross,
  • 4:42 Substitution Chris Wood replaces Roman Bednar.
  • 2:37 Shaun Cummings crosses the ball, Youssouf Mulumbu makes a clearance.
  • 2:11 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jimmy Kebe by Joe Mattock. Free kick taken by Shaun Cummings.
  • 1:37 Kalifa Cisse challenges Luke Moore unfairly and gives away a free kick. Graham Dorrans takes the indirect free kick.
  • 0:55 Jimmy Kebe produces a cross.
  • 0:42 Jem Karacan delivers the ball, Gonzalo Jara manages to make a clearance.
  • 0:23 Noel Hunt sends in a cross, Gonzalo Jara makes a clearance.
  • 0:00 The match gets underway.

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Championship results

17 Oct 2009 23:59 UK

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

Championship table snapshot

As it stood on 17 Oct 2009 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 West Brom 12 12 24
2 Newcastle 12 12 24
3 Cardiff 12 12 20
4 Middlesbrough 12 5 20
5 Blackpool 12 3 19
6 Preston 12 2 19
7 Nottm Forest 12 2 19
8 Leicester 12 2 18
9 Bristol City 12 1 18
10 QPR 11 7 17
11 Sheff Utd 12 2 17
12 Watford 12 -2 17
13 Sheff Wed 12 3 16
14 Crystal Palace 11 0 16
15 Coventry 12 -2 16
16 Swansea 12 -2 15
17 Derby 12 -4 14
18 Scunthorpe 12 -5 14
19 Barnsley 12 -7 14
20 Doncaster 12 -3 11
21 Reading 12 -8 10
22 Peterborough 12 -7 8
23 Plymouth 12 -11 8
24 Ipswich 12 -12 6



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