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Reading   0 - 1   Leicester

Reading v Leicester

Highlights - Reading 0-1 Leicester

Leicester moved into fifth place in the Championship following a hard-fought victory over Reading, who suffered their fourth successive defeat.

The home side began confidently with striker Grzegorz Rasiak rattling the post in the 25th minute from 10 yards.

But on-loan striker Martin Waghorn headed in the winner from Matt Oakley's cross on the cusp of half-time.

Reading continued to push forward but neither Simon Church nor Jobi McAnuff could convert excellent chances.


Reading manager Brendan Rodgers on his future:
"I hope I am given time. I've been given a three-year contract but results aren't great, I understand that.

"But that was a good performance. I won't feel sorry for myself. I have 100% belief in my ability and I remain confident that we can turn it round.

"You don't need to be a rocket scientist to see that we are lacking something at the top of the pitch. We lost a lot of players in the summer and I have given everyone here a chance but we are where we are.

"The only thing missing is the end product."

Leicester boss Nigel Pearson:
"I'll be the first to admit that our goal at times had a charmed life.

"We were playing a side who were very low in confidence and they were certainly unfortunate.

"Clean sheets are pleasing but we have to play better than that. When you don't play well you have to dig in and I thought that even though we weren't at our best we were prepared to stick in there."

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Monday, 26 October 2009

Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Reading 0-1 Leicester FT
(HT 0-1)
    • Waghorn 45

    Reading

    • 01 Federici
    • 05 Mills yellow card
    • 24 Bertrand
    • 26 Pearce
    • 07 Tabb
    • 08 Matejovsky yellow card
    • 11 McAnuff
    • 25 Sigurdsson (Kebe 65)
    • 34 Howard yellow card
    • 18 Church (Long 65)
    • 23 Rasiak

    Substitutes

    • 21 Hamer,
    • 35 Cummings,
    • 04 Cisse,
    • 06 Gunnarsson,
    • 14 Kebe,
    • 20 Karacan,
    • 09 Long

    Leicester

    • 01 Weale
    • 02 Neilson
    • 03 McGivern
    • 06 Brown
    • 25 Hobbs
    • 08 Oakley
    • 10 King
    • 19 Wellens
    • 12 Fryatt (Howard 59)
    • 18 Waghorn (Campbell 59)
    • 24 Gallagher (Berner 85)

    Substitutes

    • 13 Logan,
    • 04 Morrison,
    • 15 Berner,
    • 09 Howard,
    • 17 N'Guessan,
    • 22 Kermorgant,
    • 23 Campbell
    Ref: HillAtt: 16,192
    READING
    LEICESTER

    Possession

    • Reading 50%
    • Leicester 50%

    Attempts on target

    • Reading 5
    • Leicester 6

    Attempts off target

    • Reading 12
    • Leicester 4

    Corners

    • Reading 9
    • Leicester 5

    Fouls

    • Reading 14
    • Leicester 18
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+3:55 The match has reached full-time.
    • 90:00+3:11 Shot by Shane Long from deep inside the penalty area misses wide to the left of the target.
    • 90:00+2:14 Steve Howard fouled by Jobi McAnuff, the ref awards a free kick. Chris Weale restarts play with the free kick.
    • 90:00+0:36 Andy King takes a shot.
    • 89:57 Corner taken right-footed by Matt Oakley, clearance made by Alex Pearce.
    • 89:16 Booking The referee cautions Brian Howard for unsporting behaviour.
    • 89:09 Brian Howard concedes a free kick for a foul on Robbie Neilson. Jack Hobbs restarts play with the free kick.
    • 88:43 Jay Tabb crosses the ball, clearance made by Steve Howard.
    • 88:13 Bruno Berner challenges Jay Tabb unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Jay Tabb.
    • 87:13 Effort from the edge of the box by Matt Oakley goes wide of the left-hand upright.
    • 85:13 Jimmy Kebe sends in a cross, clearance made by Jack Hobbs.
    • 84:19 Substitution Bruno Berner comes on in place of Paul Gallagher.
    • 83:08 Unfair challenge on Marek Matejovsky by Andy King results in a free kick. Marek Matejovsky takes the free kick.
    • 81:50 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Grzegorz Rasiak by Jack Hobbs. Free kick taken by Marek Matejovsky.
    • 80:54 Corner taken by Jobi McAnuff from the left by-line, save by Chris Weale.
    • 80:48 The ball is delivered by Jimmy Kebe, clearance made by Jack Hobbs.
    • 79:55 The assistant referee flags for offside against Dudley Campbell. Adam Federici restarts play with the free kick.
    • 79:18 The assistant referee signals for offside against Grzegorz Rasiak. Free kick taken by Chris Weale.
    • 78:56 The referee blows for offside. Matthew Mills takes the free kick.
    • 78:06 Effort from deep inside the area by Matthew Mills clears the bar.
    • 77:33 Short corner taken by Brian Howard from the right by-line.
    • 76:13 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Matt Oakley, clearance made by Matthew Mills.
    • Correction - 76:02 Dudley Campbell takes a shot. Blocked by Matthew Mills.
    • 76:02 Dudley Campbell takes a shot. Matthew Mills gets a block in.
    • 74:33 The official flags Dudley Campbell offside. Adam Federici restarts play with the free kick.
    • 74:03 Effort from inside the area by Grzegorz Rasiak misses to the left of the target.
    • 73:38 Inswinging corner taken by Brian Howard, clearance made by Robbie Neilson.
    • 72:53 Corner taken by Brian Howard played to the near post, clearance made by Matt Oakley.
    • 72:44 Brian Howard takes a shot. Blocked by Wayne Brown.
    • 72:37 A cross is delivered by Jimmy Kebe, clearance made by Wayne Brown.
    • 71:22 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jimmy Kebe by Ryan McGivern. Jay Tabb takes the free kick.
    • 69:15 Booking Matthew Mills goes into the book.
    • 69:08 Foul by Matthew Mills on Steve Howard, free kick awarded. Andy King takes the direct free kick.
    • 68:40 Shot by Shane Long from outside the box goes high over the target.
    • 65:41 Free kick awarded for a foul by Alex Pearce on Steve Howard. Direct free kick taken by Andy King.
    • 64:01 Substitution Gylfi Sigurdsson leaves the field to be replaced by Jimmy Kebe.
    • 64:01 Substitution Shane Long on for Simon Church.
    • 63:01 Unfair challenge on Grzegorz Rasiak by Jack Hobbs results in a free kick. Brian Howard crosses the ball in from the free kick, Andy King manages to make a clearance.
    • 62:12 Direct free kick taken by Chris Weale.
    • 62:12 Booking Booking for Marek Matejovsky for unsporting behaviour.
    • 61:54 Unfair challenge on Ryan McGivern by Marek Matejovsky results in a free kick.
    • 61:26 The ball is sent over by Jobi McAnuff, clearance made by Robbie Neilson.
    • 60:37 Gylfi Sigurdsson fouled by Matt Oakley, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Alex Pearce.
    • 58:35 Substitution Steve Howard is brought on as a substitute for Matt Fryatt.
    • 58:35 Substitution Dudley Campbell is brought on as a substitute for Martyn Waghorn.
    • 57:21 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Matt Fryatt by Marek Matejovsky. Jack Hobbs restarts play with the free kick.
    • 55:21 Gylfi Sigurdsson takes a shot. Wayne Brown gets a block in.
    • Correction - 54:06 Free kick awarded for a foul by Jack Hobbs on Grzegorz Rasiak. Gylfi Sigurdsson crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance by Andy King.
    • 54:06 Foul by Jack Hobbs on Grzegorz Rasiak, free kick awarded. Gylfi Sigurdsson delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, Richie Wellens manages to make a clearance.
    • 52:43 Simon Church is caught offside. Chris Weale takes the free kick.
    • 51:37 Foul by Paul Gallagher on Jay Tabb, free kick awarded. Adam Federici restarts play with the free kick.
    • 51:02 The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Chris Weale.
    • 50:30 Matt Fryatt takes a shot. Save by Adam Federici.
    • 49:59 The assistant referee signals for offside against Matt Fryatt. Matthew Mills takes the free kick.
    • 49:23 Simon Church has an effort at goal from the edge of the area that misses to the right of the target.
    • 48:39 A cross is delivered by Ryan McGivern, save by Adam Federici.
    • 47:23 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jobi McAnuff by Andy King. Marek Matejovsky restarts play with the free kick.
    • 45:50 Foul by Simon Church on Robbie Neilson, free kick awarded. Chris Weale restarts play with the free kick.
    • 45:01 The referee gets the second half underway.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+2:15 The match has reached half-time.
    • 45:00+0:11 Matt Fryatt takes a shot. Adam Federici makes a save.
    • 44:16 Assist on the goal came from Matt Oakley.
    • 44:16 GOAL - Martyn WaghornReading 0 - 1 Leicester Martyn Waghorn grabs a headed goal from inside the penalty area. Reading 0-1 Leicester.
    • 44:04 Matt Oakley takes the outswinging corner,
    • 43:53 Matt Oakley sends in a cross, blocked by Ryan Bertrand.
    • 43:12 Corner from the right by-line taken by Matt Oakley, Grzegorz Rasiak manages to make a clearance.
    • 42:20 The assistant referee signals for offside against Martyn Waghorn. Free kick taken by Alex Pearce.
    • 41:24 The referee blows for offside. Adam Federici restarts play with the free kick.
    • 40:17 Free kick awarded for a foul by Matt Oakley on Marek Matejovsky. Direct free kick taken by Matthew Mills.
    • 39:38 Simon Church has shot on goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
    • 39:21 Robbie Neilson delivers the ball, Jay Tabb manages to make a clearance.
    • 37:01 Corner taken by Brian Howard, clearance made by Wayne Brown.
    • 36:51 Simon Church takes a shot. Save by Chris Weale.
    • 36:17 Short corner taken by Brian Howard.
    • 35:32 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Brian Howard by Richie Wellens. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Gylfi Sigurdsson from left wing, clearance made by Wayne Brown.
    • 33:14 Simon Church produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
    • 32:47 Marek Matejovsky fouled by Matt Fryatt, the ref awards a free kick. Ryan Bertrand restarts play with the free kick.
    • 32:24 A cross is delivered by Brian Howard, Ryan McGivern makes a clearance.
    • 31:50 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Brian Howard, Chris Weale makes a save.
    • 31:44 Jobi McAnuff sends in a cross, blocked by Ryan McGivern.
    • 31:06 Unfair challenge on Matt Oakley by Marek Matejovsky results in a free kick. Richie Wellens takes the free kick.
    • 30:31 Effort from just outside the area by Marek Matejovsky goes over the target.
    • 29:39 Ryan Bertrand fouled by Martyn Waghorn, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Gylfi Sigurdsson, Wayne Brown manages to make a clearance.
    • 28:58 Shot from just outside the area by Paul Gallagher goes over the bar.
    • 27:59 Shot from just outside the box by Simon Church misses to the right of the target.
    • 27:08 Ryan McGivern produces a cross, clearance made by Ryan Bertrand.
    • 26:14 Wayne Brown challenges Simon Church unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jay Tabb takes the free kick.
    • 25:35 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ryan McGivern by Grzegorz Rasiak. Ryan McGivern restarts play with the free kick.
    • 24:54 Effort from deep inside the area by Jobi McAnuff misses to the left of the target.
    • 24:36 Shot by Grzegorz Rasiak from inside the penalty area hits the post.
    • 21:51 Matthew Mills fouled by Martyn Waghorn, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Alex Pearce.
    • 20:07 The assistant referee signals for offside against Grzegorz Rasiak. Chris Weale takes the free kick.
    • 18:16 Matt Fryatt fouled by Marek Matejovsky, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Paul Gallagher, Ryan Bertrand makes a clearance.
    • 16:45 Andy King challenges Brian Howard unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Brian Howard.
    • 16:02 Free kick awarded for a foul by Matt Fryatt on Matthew Mills. Adam Federici takes the direct free kick.
    • 15:33 The official flags Grzegorz Rasiak offside. Wayne Brown takes the free kick.
    • 14:58 Grzegorz Rasiak produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the goal.
    • 14:36 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Brian Howard by Paul Gallagher. Matthew Mills takes the direct free kick.
    • 13:40 The assistant referee signals for offside against Martyn Waghorn. Free kick taken by Matthew Mills.
    • 12:57 The ball is crossed by Paul Gallagher, save by Adam Federici.
    • 12:43 The ball is crossed by Paul Gallagher, Matthew Mills manages to make a clearance.
    • 12:13 Paul Gallagher takes a outswinging corner.
    • 10:44 Free kick awarded for a foul by Marek Matejovsky on Richie Wellens. Wayne Brown takes the direct free kick.
    • 9:43 Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Gylfi Sigurdsson, save by Chris Weale.
    • 8:32 Matt Fryatt takes a shot. Save by Adam Federici.
    • 8:04 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jack Hobbs by Grzegorz Rasiak. Jack Hobbs restarts play with the free kick.
    • 7:32 Effort from deep inside the area by Matt Fryatt misses to the right of the target.
    • 6:18 Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Gylfi Sigurdsson, clearance made by Jack Hobbs.
    • 6:01 Simon Church takes a shot. Blocked by Jack Hobbs.
    • 4:53 Matt Oakley takes a shot. Blocked by Alex Pearce.
    • 4:21 Grzegorz Rasiak is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Chris Weale takes the free kick.
    • 2:31 Jay Tabb gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Matt Fryatt. Direct free kick taken by Chris Weale.
    • 1:12 Foul by Jobi McAnuff on Richie Wellens, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Ryan McGivern.
    • 0:17 Jobi McAnuff takes a shot. Chris Weale makes a save.
    • 0:00 The match has kicked off.

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    Championship table snapshot

    As it stood on 26 Oct 2009 23:59 UK

    Position Team P GD PTS
    1 Newcastle 14 12 27
    2 Cardiff 14 15 26
    3 West Brom 14 11 25
    4 Middlesbrough 14 7 24
    5 Leicester 14 5 24
    6 Bristol City 14 4 24
    7 QPR 13 12 23
    8 Blackpool 14 6 23
    9 Preston 14 3 23
    10 Nottm Forest 14 3 23
    11 Watford 14 1 21
    12 Swansea 14 -1 19
    13 Sheff Utd 14 -2 17
    14 Crystal Palace 13 -2 17
    15 Coventry 14 -4 17
    16 Scunthorpe 14 -7 17
    17 Sheff Wed 14 -1 16
    18 Doncaster 14 -2 14
    19 Derby 14 -8 14
    20 Barnsley 14 -9 14
    21 Peterborough 14 -6 11
    22 Reading 14 -12 10
    23 Plymouth 14 -13 9
    24 Ipswich 14 -12 8


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