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Coventry   1 - 3   Reading

Coventry 1-3 Reading

Coventry 1-3 Reading

Jobi McAnuff helped ease the pressure on boss Brendan Rodgers as Reading ended their run of four consecutive defeats with victory over Coventry.

The winger scored his first goal for the Royals and set up the other two for Grzegorz Rasiak.

Rasiak headed home a McAnuff cross after just 27 seconds before the latter scored from 12 yards to make it 2-0.

Freddy Eastwood pulled one back from 20 yards, but Rasiak sealed the win with a rebound from a McAnuff shot.

The result is enough to lift Reading out of the relegation zone, while Coventry have now not won in five matches.

Reading, woeful in front of goal against Leicester on Monday night, were ahead almost immediately when the lively McAnuff crossed for Rasiak to head into the top corner from close range.

It was a reflection of Reading's frenzied start as they overran Coventry.

An Ivar Ingimarsson corner cleared by Grandison only reached as far as McAnuff, who followed Rodgers from Watford to the Madejski Stadium.

The winger's shot soared into the top-left corner for Reading's second.

Top scorer Leon Best made an immediate impact for Coventry as a substitute, locating strike partner Eastwood, who fired past Adam Federici from 20 yards.

But Coventry's rising hopes of an equaliser plummeted when Rasiak followed up McAnuff's shot, which had rebounded off the post, to restore Reading's two-goal advantage.


Coventry manager Chris Coleman: "Defensively we have conceded silly goals again.

"There are a lot of disappointed young players in our dressing room but they will be better for this experience.

"We had a very, very young team and when you concede a goal like that, your bubble has burst before you have started.

"We made one or two decent chances and we didn't capitalise on that. We have to pick ourselves up it is as simple as that."

Reading manager Brendan Rodgers: "There is always pressure in football and I thought we were excellent.

"There was a lot of tempo and I talked to the players about controlled passion.

"We had a great start and I have kept enforcing to the players the importance of a strong start.

"The players had good motivation going into the game and we put quality balls into the box."

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Saturday, 31 October 2009

Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Coventry 1-3 Reading FT
(HT 0-1)
  • Eastwood 64
  • Rasiak 1
  • McAnuff 54
  • Rasiak 72

Coventry

  • 13 Konstantopoulos
  • 12 Van Aanholt (Hussey 73 yellow card)
  • 15 Cranie
  • 20 Turner
  • 34 Grandison
  • 35 Clarke
  • 17 Gunnarsson (Osbourne 57)
  • 18 Cork
  • 21 McIndoe (Best 57)
  • 10 Eastwood
  • 11 Morrison

Substitutes

  • 23 Ireland,
  • 05 Ward,
  • 14 Hussey,
  • 07 Bell,
  • 16 Osbourne,
  • 09 Best,
  • 19 Madine

Reading

  • 01 Federici
  • 16 Ingimarsson
  • 24 Bertrand
  • 26 Pearce
  • 07 Tabb
  • 08 Matejovsky
  • 11 McAnuff
  • 25 Sigurdsson
  • 34 Howard (Karacan 68)
  • 18 Church (Long 56)
  • 23 Rasiak

Substitutes

  • 21 Hamer,
  • 35 Cummings,
  • 48 O'Dea,
  • 04 Cisse,
  • 06 Gunnarsson,
  • 20 Karacan,
  • 09 Long
Ref: IldertonAtt: 15,165
COVENTRY
READING

Possession

  • Coventry 55%
  • Reading 45%

Attempts on target

  • Coventry 9
  • Reading 11

Attempts off target

  • Coventry 4
  • Reading 6

Corners

  • Coventry 9
  • Reading 6

Fouls

  • Coventry 8
  • Reading 4
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+4:22 The referee ends the match.
  • 90:00+3:45 Jermaine Grandison produces a cross, Shot on goal by Jordan Clarke from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.
  • 90:00+2:36 The ball is crossed by Chris Hussey, Jay Tabb gets a block in.
  • 90:00+1:11 The ball is sent over by Jobi McAnuff, clearance made by Ben Turner. Short corner taken by Gylfi Sigurdsson from the right by-line.
  • 86:55 The ball is sent over by Chris Hussey, Alex Pearce manages to make a clearance.
  • 86:40 A cross is delivered by Jordan Clarke, Jem Karacan makes a clearance.
  • 83:44 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Hussey by Grzegorz Rasiak. Direct free kick taken by Jack Cork.
  • 82:26 Jordan Clarke crosses the ball.
  • 81:47 Unfair challenge on Marek Matejovsky by Isaac Osbourne results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Ivar Ingimarsson.
  • 78:15 Direct free kick taken by Adam Federici.
  • 78:15 Booking The referee cautions Chris Hussey for unsporting behaviour.
  • 77:59 Chris Hussey gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ivar Ingimarsson.
  • 77:43 Gylfi Sigurdsson crosses the ball, Martin Cranie makes a clearance.
  • 76:05 Jobi McAnuff sends in a cross, blocked by Chris Hussey. Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Gylfi Sigurdsson, Alex Pearce takes a shot. Save by Dimitrios Konstantopoulos.
  • 73:24 The ball is delivered by Leon Best, save by Adam Federici.
  • 72:56 Substitution Chris Hussey comes on in place of Patrick Van Aanholt.
  • 71:45 GOAL - Grzegorz RasiakCoventry 1 - 3 Reading Grzegorz Rasiak grabs a goal from inside the penalty box to the top left corner of the goal. Coventry 1-3 Reading.
  • 71:24 Jobi McAnuff has an effort at goal from just outside the penalty box that bounces off the post.
  • 69:43 Jermaine Grandison produces a cross. Gylfi Sigurdsson takes the outswinging corner, Alex Pearce takes a shot. Jordan Clarke makes a clearance.
  • 67:45 Substitution Brian Howard goes off and Jem Karacan comes on.
  • 67:29 Jobi McAnuff sends in a cross, Jack Cork makes a clearance.
  • 66:49 A cross is delivered by Jobi McAnuff, blocked by Patrick Van Aanholt. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Brian Howard, clearance by Isaac Osbourne.
  • 65:18 Free kick awarded for a foul by Isaac Osbourne on Marek Matejovsky. Brian Howard produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.
  • 64:49 Ryan Bertrand fouled by Freddy Eastwood, the ref awards a free kick. Ryan Bertrand crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from left wing, Ben Turner manages to make a clearance.
  • 63:03 Assist by Leon Best.
  • 63:03 GOAL - Freddy EastwoodCoventry 1 - 2 Reading Freddy Eastwood grabs a goal from just outside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Coventry 1-2 Reading.
  • 61:48 Corner taken right-footed by Isaac Osbourne from the right by-line, clearance by Ivar Ingimarsson. Isaac Osbourne takes the outswinging corner, Jermaine Grandison takes a shot. Ivar Ingimarsson gets a block in.
  • 61:22 Clinton Morrison takes a shot. Adam Federici makes a comfortable save.
  • 59:18 Jack Cork takes a shot. Adam Federici makes a save. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Freddy Eastwood from the left by-line.
  • 58:38 Jobi McAnuff produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes wide left of the goal.
  • 58:23 Freddy Eastwood sends in a cross, clearance made by Jay Tabb.
  • 55:54 Brian Howard takes the direct free kick. The ball is sent over by Jobi McAnuff, clearance made by Jermaine Grandison. Gylfi Sigurdsson produces a cross, Grzegorz Rasiak takes a shot. Save by Dimitrios Konstantopoulos.
  • 55:54 Substitution Isaac Osbourne replaces Aron Gunnarsson.
  • 55:54 Substitution (Coventry) makes a substitution, with Leon Best coming on for Michael McIndoe.
  • 55:54 Michael McIndoe gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Marek Matejovsky.
  • 55:18 Substitution Shane Long is brought on as a substitute for Simon Church.
  • 53:42 GOAL - Jobi McAnuffCoventry 0 - 2 Reading Jobi McAnuff gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the penalty area to the top left corner of the goal. Coventry 0-2 Reading.
  • 53:10 Centre by Ivar Ingimarsson, Jermaine Grandison manages to make a clearance.
  • 51:36 The ball is delivered by Ryan Bertrand.
  • 51:05 Jay Tabb takes a shot. Ben Turner gets a block in.
  • 48:23 Jobi McAnuff fouled by Aron Gunnarsson, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Brian Howard from right wing.
  • 47:25 Jermaine Grandison takes a shot. Ivar Ingimarsson gets a block in. Jack Cork gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Brian Howard. Alex Pearce takes the free kick.
  • 46:38 Aron Gunnarsson crosses the ball, blocked by Simon Church. Corner taken by Michael McIndoe from the right by-line, clearance by Grzegorz Rasiak.
  • 46:12 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Michael McIndoe from the right by-line.
  • 46:04 Patrick Van Aanholt produces a cross, Gylfi Sigurdsson makes a clearance.
  • 45:01 The referee starts the second half.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+2:16 The referee calls an end to the first half.
  • 45:00+0:42 Michael McIndoe handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Adam Federici restarts play with the free kick.
  • 42:53 Jobi McAnuff takes a shot. Save made by Dimitrios Konstantopoulos.
  • 42:02 Aron Gunnarsson takes a shot. Jobi McAnuff gets a block in.
  • 36:27 Centre by Gylfi Sigurdsson, Ben Turner makes a clearance.
  • 34:49 Simon Church takes a shot. Blocked by Jermaine Grandison.
  • 33:11 Corner from the left by-line taken by Gylfi Sigurdsson, Ben Turner manages to make a clearance.
  • 33:00 The ball is sent over by Jobi McAnuff, Martin Cranie manages to make a clearance.
  • 30:15 Aron Gunnarsson produces a right-footed shot from inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.
  • 29:43 Floated corner taken left-footed by Michael McIndoe from the left by-line.
  • 29:13 A cross is delivered by Patrick Van Aanholt, save by Adam Federici.
  • 26:43 Jermaine Grandison takes a shot. Adam Federici makes a save.
  • 26:07 The ball is sent over by Patrick Van Aanholt, Ivar Ingimarsson makes a clearance.
  • 25:06 Shot from just outside the penalty area by Brian Howard misses to the left of the target.
  • 23:35 Michael McIndoe produces a cross, save by Adam Federici.
  • 23:14 The ball is delivered by Jobi McAnuff, clearance made by Jermaine Grandison.
  • 21:38 The ball is crossed by Ryan Bertrand, save made by Dimitrios Konstantopoulos.
  • 21:30 A cross is delivered by Jobi McAnuff.
  • 20:46 Volleyed right-footed shot by Freddy Eastwood. Save made by Adam Federici.
  • 20:25 Floated corner taken from the left by-line by Michael McIndoe.
  • 19:50 Floated corner taken left-footed by Michael McIndoe, clearance made by Alex Pearce.
  • 19:39 Patrick Van Aanholt delivers the ball, blocked by Jay Tabb.
  • 16:36 Shot by Michael McIndoe. Save by Adam Federici.
  • 15:10 Shot from just outside the area by Patrick Van Aanholt misses to the left of the target.
  • 14:29 Brian Howard produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.
  • 13:52 The offside flag is raised against Freddy Eastwood. Indirect free kick taken by Adam Federici.
  • 13:14 Ryan Bertrand challenges Clinton Morrison unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Michael McIndoe.
  • 12:43 Inswinging corner taken by Michael McIndoe from the right by-line, save made by Adam Federici.
  • 12:33 The ball is crossed by Aron Gunnarsson, clearance made by Ryan Bertrand.
  • 12:09 Ben Turner takes a shot. Blocked by Ivar Ingimarsson.
  • 10:31 Foul by Gylfi Sigurdsson on Michael McIndoe, free kick awarded. Dimitrios Konstantopoulos takes the free kick.
  • 10:25 The ball is delivered by Jay Tabb.
  • 9:57 The ball is swung over by Jobi McAnuff, clearance made by Ben Turner.
  • 9:50 Gylfi Sigurdsson produces a cross.
  • 8:10 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Freddy Eastwood by Ivar Ingimarsson. Ben Turner restarts play with the free kick.
  • 7:31 Centre by Marek Matejovsky, Shot by Simon Church from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal.
  • 6:02 Ryan Bertrand takes a shot. Save by Dimitrios Konstantopoulos.
  • 3:54 Gylfi Sigurdsson produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the goal.
  • 2:46 Foul by Jermaine Grandison on Simon Church, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed right-footed by Gylfi Sigurdsson, save by Dimitrios Konstantopoulos.
  • 0:31 Assist on the goal came from Jobi McAnuff.
  • 0:31 GOAL - Grzegorz RasiakCoventry 0 - 1 Reading Grzegorz Rasiak grabs a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Coventry 0-1 Reading.
  • Correction - 0:26 Jobi McAnuff delivers the ball,
  • 0:26 Jobi McAnuff delivers the ball, Grzegorz Rasiak has a header from close range and clears the crossbar.
  • 0:14 A cross is delivered by Gylfi Sigurdsson, Martin Cranie gets a block in.
  • 0:00 The referee gets the game underway.

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Championship results

31 Oct 2009 23:59 UK

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

Championship table snapshot

As it stood on 31 Oct 2009 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 West Brom 15 16 28
2 Newcastle 14 12 27
3 Leicester 15 6 27
4 Cardiff 14 15 26
5 Bristol City 15 4 25
6 Middlesbrough 15 6 24
7 Blackpool 15 6 24
8 Preston 15 3 24
9 QPR 14 11 23
10 Nottm Forest 14 3 23
11 Swansea 15 1 22
12 Watford 15 -4 21
13 Crystal Palace 14 -2 18
14 Sheff Wed 15 -1 17
15 Sheff Utd 14 -2 17
16 Coventry 15 -6 17
17 Barnsley 15 -8 17
18 Scunthorpe 15 -9 17
19 Doncaster 15 -2 15
20 Derby 15 -9 14
21 Reading 15 -10 13
22 Plymouth 15 -12 12
23 Peterborough 15 -7 11
24 Ipswich 15 -11 11


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