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Reading   1 - 1   Scunthorpe

Reading 1-1 Scunthorpe

Reading 1-1 Scunthorpe

Gary Hooper hit a late equaliser for Scunthorpe, ensuring Reading's poor home form continued at the Madejski.

Grzegorz Rasiak headed the Royals into the lead after a Hal Robson-Kanu cross from the edge of the six-yard box.

Marek Matejovsky and Gylfi Sigurdsson each missed chances in quick succession to make sure of the points.

And struggling Scunthorpe, who have shown signs of improvement, snatched a point when Hooper slotted home Paul Hayes's cross from close range.


Reading boss Brendan Rodgers:

"I thought the boys played really well and the performance level was good. Scunthorpe's goal should only have been a consolation for them but it turned out to be their equaliser.

"It's great experience for the younger players who will be learning from this game. At least we are creating goalscoring opportunities and Gylfi (Sigurdsson) alone had seven or eight chances.

"The crowd are frustrated, but they have been great because they can see we have young players, can see what we are trying to do and how we are going to be."

Scunthorpe manager Nigel Adkins:

"We came with a counter-attacking plan to get something from the game and we have done that.

"We showed great character and commitment from a small and close-knit group of players. I think we are much better equipped to stay in the Championship than we were last time we came up.

"Reading are an exceptionally good footballing side who will cut teams to pieces, but the lads worked hard for each other."

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Saturday, 12 December 2009

Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Reading 1-1 Scunthorpe FT
(HT 1-0)
  • Rasiak 16
  • Hooper 80

Reading

  • 01 Federici
  • 16 Ingimarsson
  • 26 Pearce
  • 35 Cummings
  • 04 Cisse yellow card
  • 07 Tabb
  • 08 Matejovsky
  • 11 McAnuff
  • 19 Robson-Kanu (Kebe 64)
  • 25 Sigurdsson
  • 23 Rasiak yellow card

Substitutes

  • 21 Hamer,
  • 03 Armstrong,
  • 05 Mills,
  • 43 O'Dea,
  • 06 Gunnarsson,
  • 14 Kebe,
  • 20 Karacan

Scunthorpe

  • 22 Lillis
  • 03 Williams
  • 06 Byrne yellow card (Wright 59 yellow card)
  • 12 Jones
  • 15 Mirfin
  • 04 Togwell (O'Connor 66 yellow card)
  • 08 McCann
  • 11 Thompson
  • 19 Wright
  • 09 Hayes
  • 10 Hooper (Forte 89)

Substitutes

  • 23 Slocombe,
  • 20 Spence,
  • 31 Friend,
  • 02 Wright,
  • 07 Sparrow,
  • 18 O'Connor,
  • 14 Forte
Ref: BatesAtt: 15,274
READING
SCUNTHORPE

Possession

  • Reading 53%
  • Scunthorpe 47%

Attempts on target

  • Reading 5
  • Scunthorpe 4

Attempts off target

  • Reading 10
  • Scunthorpe 4

Corners

  • Reading 7
  • Scunthorpe 4

Fouls

  • Reading 13
  • Scunthorpe 15
  • 90:00+4:04 The referee penalises Grzegorz Rasiak for handball. Free kick taken by Josh Lillis.
  • 90:00+3:00 Jimmy Kebe takes a shot. Save made by Josh Lillis.
  • 90:00+1:10 Jobi McAnuff takes a shot and missed to the right of the net.
  • 89:58 Effort from inside the area by Jonathan Forte misses to the right of the target.
  • 89:02 A cross is delivered by Jimmy Kebe, save made by Josh Lillis.
  • 87:42 Substitution Jonathan Forte comes on in place of Gary Hooper.
  • 87:42 Jimmy Kebe produces a cross, Jobi McAnuff takes a shot.
  • 86:10 Free kick awarded for a foul by Andrew Wright on Jobi McAnuff. Gylfi Sigurdsson shoots direct from the free kick.
  • 85:14 Shot on goal by Gylfi Sigurdsson from just inside the area clears the crossbar.
  • 83:33 Free kick crossed left-footed by Grant McCann from right channel, Marek Matejovsky manages to make a clearance.
  • 83:33 Booking Kalifa Cisse is given a yellow card.
  • 83:15 Free kick awarded for a foul by Kalifa Cisse on Garry Thompson.
  • 81:43 Foul by David Mirfin on Grzegorz Rasiak, free kick awarded. Marek Matejovsky delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, Paul Hayes makes a clearance.
  • 81:26 Shaun Cummings crosses the ball, Josh Wright makes a clearance.
  • 81:01 Jimmy Kebe produces a cross, clearance made by Gary Hooper.
  • 79:30 Paul Hayes provided the assist for the goal.
  • 79:30 GOAL - Gary HooperReading 1 - 1 Scunthorpe Gary Hooper finds the net with a goal from close in to the bottom right corner of the goal. Reading 1-1 Scunthorpe.
  • 79:25 Garry Thompson produces a cross,
  • 78:05 Strike comes in from Gylfi Sigurdsson from the free kick.
  • 78:05 Booking Michael O'Connor is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.
  • 77:54 Michael O'Connor concedes a free kick for a foul on Jobi McAnuff.
  • 76:31 Unfair challenge on Ivar Ingimarsson by Paul Hayes results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ivar Ingimarsson.
  • 76:31 Booking Andrew Wright is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
  • 75:53 Marek Matejovsky takes a shot. Josh Lillis makes a save. Effort from the edge of the area by Gylfi Sigurdsson goes wide of the left-hand upright.
  • 72:37 Garry Thompson concedes a free kick for a foul on Marek Matejovsky. Gylfi Sigurdsson crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, save by Josh Lillis.
  • 71:25 The referee gives a free kick against Ivar Ingimarsson for handball. Grant McCann has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.
  • 71:07 Grzegorz Rasiak is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by David Mirfin.
  • 70:05 The free kick is delivered right-footed by Michael O'Connor from left wing, clearance made by Alex Pearce.
  • 70:05 Booking Grzegorz Rasiak booked.
  • 69:52 Grzegorz Rasiak challenges Paul Hayes unfairly and gives away a free kick.
  • 69:23 Alex Pearce gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gary Hooper. Direct free kick taken by Grant McCann.
  • 68:34 Jimmy Kebe produces a cross, clearance by David Mirfin.
  • 65:42 Substitution Michael O'Connor on for Sam Togwell.
  • 65:42 Jimmy Kebe has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand post.
  • 65:15 The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Shaun Cummings.
  • 63:18 Substitution (Reading) makes a substitution, with Jimmy Kebe coming on for Hal Robson-Kanu.
  • 62:16 Grzegorz Rasiak takes a shot. Save made by Josh Lillis.
  • 61:40 Foul by Andrew Wright on Jobi McAnuff, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Jay Tabb.
  • 60:15 Unfair challenge on Jay Tabb by Paul Hayes results in a free kick. Adam Federici restarts play with the free kick.
  • 58:36 Substitution Andrew Wright replaces Cliff Byrne.
  • 57:32 The ball is crossed by Jobi McAnuff, save by Josh Lillis.
  • 57:09 Unfair challenge on Marek Matejovsky by Josh Wright results in a free kick. Jay Tabb restarts play with the free kick.
  • 55:52 Josh Wright takes a long range shot clearing the crossbar.
  • 54:02 Shaun Cummings gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Garry Thompson. Direct free kick taken by Marcus Williams.
  • 51:47 Foul by Marek Matejovsky on Sam Togwell, free kick awarded. David Mirfin restarts play with the free kick.
  • 51:12 The ball is swung over by Marek Matejovsky, clearance made by Marcus Williams.
  • 50:22 Hal Robson-Kanu crosses the ball, Effort on goal by Gylfi Sigurdsson from inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.
  • 48:59 Corner from the right by-line taken by Gylfi Sigurdsson, David Mirfin makes a clearance.
  • 48:35 Jobi McAnuff sends in a cross, Gylfi Sigurdsson takes a shot. Save made by Josh Lillis.
  • 47:07 Hal Robson-Kanu sends in a cross.
  • 46:36 Handball by Josh Wright. Free kick taken by Ivar Ingimarsson.
  • 45:10 Centre by Garry Thompson, Shaun Cummings manages to make a clearance. Inswinging corner taken by Grant McCann, Adam Federici makes a save.
  • 45:01 The second half kicks off.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+1:09 The ref blows to end the first period.
  • 45:00+0:15 Jay Tabb crosses the ball in from the free kick, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David Mirfin by Hal Robson-Kanu. Josh Lillis restarts play with the free kick.
  • 45:00+0:15 Booking Cliff Byrne receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
  • 44:52 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jobi McAnuff by Cliff Byrne.
  • 43:08 Marek Matejovsky fouled by Sam Togwell, the ref awards a free kick. Marek Matejovsky restarts play with the free kick.
  • 41:51 Free kick awarded for a foul by Ivar Ingimarsson on Gary Hooper. Free kick crossed left-footed by Grant McCann. The assistant referee signals for offside against David Mirfin. Indirect free kick taken by Adam Federici.
  • 40:32 Rob Jones fouled by Alex Pearce, the ref awards a free kick. Josh Lillis restarts play with the free kick.
  • 39:59 The ball is sent over by Hal Robson-Kanu, clearance made by Marcus Williams. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Gylfi Sigurdsson, Rob Jones manages to make a clearance.
  • 35:27 Gary Hooper is caught offside. Free kick taken by Kalifa Cisse.
  • 33:31 Free kick awarded for a foul by Grant McCann on Hal Robson-Kanu. Gylfi Sigurdsson fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick, Josh Lillis makes a save. Corner from left by-line taken by Gylfi Sigurdsson. The assistant referee flags for offside against Gylfi Sigurdsson. Indirect free kick taken by Josh Lillis.
  • 33:20 Jay Tabb crosses the ball, David Mirfin manages to make a clearance.
  • 32:19 Unfair challenge on Rob Jones by Hal Robson-Kanu results in a free kick. Josh Lillis takes the free kick.
  • 31:10 A cross is delivered by Shaun Cummings, Josh Lillis makes a save.
  • 29:20 Jobi McAnuff concedes a free kick for a foul on Sam Togwell. Josh Lillis restarts play with the free kick.
  • 28:29 Paul Hayes concedes a free kick for a foul on Shaun Cummings. Gylfi Sigurdsson crosses the ball in from the free kick, Grant McCann makes a clearance.
  • 25:47 Effort from 25 yards by Gary Hooper. Brilliant save by Adam Federici.
  • 24:52 Hal Robson-Kanu crosses the ball, Rob Jones makes a clearance.
  • 24:15 Marek Matejovsky fouled by Paul Hayes, the ref awards a free kick. Jay Tabb takes the free kick.
  • 23:28 Cliff Byrne fouled by Jobi McAnuff, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by David Mirfin.
  • 23:04 Rob Jones has a header from deep inside the six-yard box and clears the crossbar.
  • 22:24 Corner taken left-footed by Grant McCann to the near post, Gylfi Sigurdsson makes a clearance.
  • 21:46 The assistant referee flags for offside against Hal Robson-Kanu. Free kick taken by Cliff Byrne.
  • 20:09 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Gylfi Sigurdsson, Rob Jones fouled by Alex Pearce, the ref awards a free kick. Josh Lillis takes the direct free kick.
  • 17:48 Corner taken by Gylfi Sigurdsson from the left by-line played to the near post, Ivar Ingimarsson concedes a free kick for a foul on Paul Hayes. Josh Lillis takes the free kick.
  • 15:44 Assist on the goal came from Hal Robson-Kanu.
  • 15:44 GOAL - Grzegorz RasiakReading 1 - 0 Scunthorpe Grzegorz Rasiak grabs a headed goal from close range. Reading 1-0 Scunthorpe.
  • 15:39 Hal Robson-Kanu produces a cross,
  • 13:53 Shot from 30 yards by Grant McCann. Save by Adam Federici.
  • 12:39 Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Grant McCann played to the near post, clearance made by Gylfi Sigurdsson. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gylfi Sigurdsson by Cliff Byrne. Adam Federici takes the direct free kick.
  • 11:57 Gary Hooper takes a shot. Save by Adam Federici. Grant McCann takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance by Gylfi Sigurdsson.
  • 11:14 The ball is swung over by Ivar Ingimarsson, Grzegorz Rasiak produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box that clears the crossbar.
  • 8:35 Shaun Cummings fouled by Garry Thompson, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Ivar Ingimarsson.
  • 6:55 Outswinging corner taken by Gylfi Sigurdsson from the right by-line.
  • 6:12 Centre by Jobi McAnuff, clearance by Rob Jones. Inswinging corner taken by Gylfi Sigurdsson from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance by Grant McCann.
  • 3:26 The ball is sent over by Gylfi Sigurdsson, save by Josh Lillis.
  • 1:54 Gylfi Sigurdsson produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the net.
  • 0:48 The ball is swung over by Shaun Cummings, clearance made by David Mirfin.
  • 0:00 The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.

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Saturday, 12 December 2009 17:14 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
Full Championship table
1 Newcastle 21 23 46
2 West Brom 20 22 38
3 Nottm Forest 21 11 36
4 Leicester 21 3 34
5 Cardiff 20 15 33
6 Swansea 21 0 32
7 Blackpool 21 8 31
8 Sheff Utd 21 2 31
9 Bristol City 21 1 30
10 Watford 21 -3 30
11 Middlesbrough 20 6 29
12 Preston 21 1 29
13 Crystal Palace 21 -1 29
14 QPR 20 4 28
15 Doncaster 21 1 27
16 Barnsley 20 -6 26
17 Derby 21 -7 25
18 Scunthorpe 21 -14 23
19 Coventry 21 -9 22
20 Ipswich 21 -8 21
21 Reading 21 -10 21
22 Sheff Wed 21 -12 18
23 Plymouth 20 -16 15
24 Peterborough 21 -11 14


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