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Bristol City   1 - 1   Reading

Bristol City 1-1 Reading

Bristol City 1-1 Reading

Championship strugglers Reading scored an equaliser in injury time to earn a deserved point at Bristol City.

Simon Church slotted in from close range in the 91st minute but was then sent off after collecting his second yellow card for celebrating his strike.

Reading's goal cancelled out City's opener which came early in the game when Paul Hartley scored a penalty after Jay Tabb fouled Nicky Maynard.

It looked as though it would be enough for City until Church's late effort.


Bristol City manager Gary Johnson:

"Reading deserved a draw. We were very poor after taking the lead and have a lot of hard work to do.

"We gave the ball away too much and allowed Reading far too greater share of the play.

"We didn't create enough chances after starting reasonably well."

Reading caretaker boss Brian McDermott:

"I'm just doing the job the chairman has asked me to do and I'll do it to the best of my ability.

"I'll carry on for as long as I'm needed and see what happens.

"Had Simon not been sent off I would have fancied our chances of winning the game in injury time with all 11 men."

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Saturday, 19 December 2009

Npower Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Bristol City 1-1 Reading FT
(HT 1-0)
  • Hartley (pen) 13
  • Church 90+1

Bristol City

  • 22 Gerken
  • 02 Orr
  • 03 McAllister
  • 04 Fontaine
  • 06 Carey
  • 32 Nyatanga
  • 11 Hartley
  • 14 Skuse
  • 29 Sno (Elliott 62) (G Williams 85)
  • 09 Clarkson (Saborio 70)
  • 10 Maynard

Substitutes

  • 30 Henderson,
  • 28 Edwards,
  • 07 Elliott,
  • 08 Johnson,
  • 15 G Williams,
  • 31 Haynes,
  • 33 Saborio

Reading

  • 01 Federici
  • 16 Ingimarsson
  • 24 Bertrand yellow card
  • 26 Pearce
  • 04 Cisse
  • 07 Tabb (Gunnarsson 46)
  • 08 Matejovsky
  • 11 McAnuff
  • 25 Sigurdsson (Kebe 65)
  • 09 Long (Church 73 two yellow cards, red card)
  • 23 Rasiak

Substitutes

  • 21 Hamer,
  • 03 Armstrong,
  • 05 Mills,
  • 06 Gunnarsson,
  • 14 Kebe,
  • 20 Karacan,
  • 18 Church
Ref: HaywoodAtt: 14,366
BRISTOL CITY
READING

Possession

  • Bristol City 50%
  • Reading 50%

Attempts on target

  • Bristol City 5
  • Reading 12

Attempts off target

  • Bristol City 5
  • Reading 6

Corners

  • Bristol City 3
  • Reading 9

Fouls

  • Bristol City 8
  • Reading 12
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+6:21 The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.
  • 90:00+5:24 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jobi McAnuff by Gavin Williams. Marek Matejovsky fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.
  • 90:00+4:40 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Alvaro Saborio by Alex Pearce. Paul Hartley delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, Ryan Bertrand makes a clearance.
  • 90:00+3:57 Corner taken by Paul Hartley, Grzegorz Rasiak manages to make a clearance.
  • 90:00+1:25 Sent off Red card for Simon Church.
  • 90:00+0:07 Assist on the goal came from Jimmy Kebe.
  • 90:00+0:07 GOAL - Simon ChurchBristol City 1 - 1 Reading Simon Church grabs a goal from close range to the top left corner of the goal. Bristol City 1-1 Reading.
  • 89:33 The ball is delivered by Ryan Bertrand, clearance by Lewin Nyatanga.
  • 88:34 Jobi McAnuff has a shot on goal from outside the box which misses right.
  • 87:57 Jobi McAnuff takes the outswinging corner, Lewin Nyatanga makes a clearance.
  • 87:31 Ryan Bertrand takes a shot. Save by Dean Gerken.
  • 86:40 Alvaro Saborio concedes a free kick for a foul on Alex Pearce. Adam Federici takes the free kick.
  • 85:55 Effort from just outside the area by Marek Matejovsky goes over the bar.
  • 83:52 Shot from just outside the box by Paul Hartley goes over the bar.
  • 83:52 Substitution Marvin Elliott goes off and Gavin Williams comes on.
  • 83:52 Booking Ryan Bertrand goes into the referee's book.
  • 83:40 Ryan Bertrand challenges Alvaro Saborio unfairly and gives away a free kick.
  • 82:28 Alvaro Saborio is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Adam Federici.
  • 81:59 Jimmy Kebe sends in a cross, Effort from the edge of the penalty box by Simon Church goes wide of the right-hand upright.
  • 72:36 Substitution Shane Long goes off and Simon Church comes on.
  • 72:20 Shane Long produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the goal.
  • 71:15 Marek Matejovsky concedes a free kick for a foul on Paul Hartley. Indirect free kick taken by Liam Fontaine.
  • 69:48 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Paul Hartley, clearance made by Grzegorz Rasiak.
  • 69:26 Substitution Alvaro Saborio joins the action as a substitute, replacing David Clarkson.
  • 69:08 David Clarkson takes a shot. Blocked by Jobi McAnuff.
  • 68:41 Cole Skuse takes a shot. Save made by Adam Federici.
  • 67:56 Grzegorz Rasiak has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.
  • 67:39 Brynjar Gunnarsson produces a cross, clearance made by Liam Fontaine.
  • 66:46 Free kick awarded for a foul by Jimmy Kebe on Jamie McAllister. Dean Gerken takes the free kick.
  • 64:58 Nicky Maynard fouled by Ivar Ingimarsson, the ref awards a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Paul Hartley.
  • 64:26 Substitution Jimmy Kebe replaces Gylfi Sigurdsson.
  • 63:47 Nicky Maynard takes a shot. Save by Adam Federici.
  • 63:04 Free kick awarded for a foul by Ryan Bertrand on Marvin Elliott. Jamie McAllister crosses the ball in from the free kick, Grzegorz Rasiak manages to make a clearance.
  • 62:50 Jamie McAllister sends in a cross, clearance by Alex Pearce.
  • 61:41 Substitution Marvin Elliott is brought on as a substitute for Evander Sno.
  • 60:50 The ball is swung over by Brynjar Gunnarsson.
  • 59:28 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Jobi McAnuff played to the near post, clearance by Liam Fontaine.
  • 59:06 Marek Matejovsky takes a shot. Liam Fontaine gets a block in.
  • 57:21 Louis Carey has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the goal.
  • 54:19 The official flags Paul Hartley offside. Free kick taken by Adam Federici.
  • 50:01 Shane Long is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Dean Gerken restarts play with the free kick.
  • Correction - 48:44 Gylfi Sigurdsson crosses the ball, Liam Fontaine manages to make a clearance.
  • 48:44 The ball is crossed by Gylfi Sigurdsson, Liam Fontaine manages to make a clearance.
  • 48:16 Outswinging corner taken by Gylfi Sigurdsson from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Evander Sno.
  • 47:59 Grzegorz Rasiak takes a shot. Blocked by Lewin Nyatanga.
  • 47:51 Marek Matejovsky produces a cross, clearance by Liam Fontaine.
  • 47:26 Marek Matejovsky delivers the ball, Louis Carey makes a clearance.
  • 45:01 The second half has started.
  • 45:01 Substitution Jay Tabb goes off and Brynjar Gunnarsson comes on.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+2:26 It is the end of the first-half.
  • 45:00+1:26 The offside flag is raised against Nicky Maynard. Indirect free kick taken by Adam Federici.
  • 45:00+0:14 Cole Skuse gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jay Tabb. Adam Federici takes the indirect free kick.
  • 44:02 David Clarkson concedes a free kick for a foul on Jobi McAnuff. Ryan Bertrand takes the indirect free kick.
  • 42:06 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Gylfi Sigurdsson, Paul Hartley makes a clearance.
  • 41:33 Jobi McAnuff takes a shot. Blocked by Louis Carey.
  • 40:36 Liam Fontaine challenges Shane Long unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed by Jay Tabb, Paul Hartley manages to make a clearance.
  • 39:04 Free kick awarded for a foul by Shane Long on Bradley Orr. Dean Gerken takes the indirect free kick.
  • 36:08 Kalifa Cisse challenges Nicky Maynard unfairly and gives away a free kick. Paul Hartley sends in a cross, Header from close in by Louis Carey misses to the right of the target.
  • 34:29 The offside flag is raised against Cole Skuse. Free kick taken by Adam Federici.
  • 34:13 Jobi McAnuff sends in a cross, clearance made by Liam Fontaine.
  • 33:58 Grzegorz Rasiak produces a cross, clearance by Lewin Nyatanga.
  • 32:18 Unfair challenge on Lewin Nyatanga by Shane Long results in a free kick. Jamie McAllister takes the indirect free kick.
  • 30:01 Nicky Maynard is ruled offside. Adam Federici restarts play with the free kick.
  • 28:26 Centre by Jobi McAnuff, clearance made by Lewin Nyatanga.
  • 28:20 Jay Tabb produces a cross, Louis Carey makes a clearance.
  • 27:57 The ball is delivered by Ryan Bertrand, clearance by Jamie McAllister.
  • 27:46 Marek Matejovsky takes a shot. Blocked by Cole Skuse.
  • 26:41 Corner from the right by-line taken by Gylfi Sigurdsson, clearance made by Lewin Nyatanga.
  • 25:18 Gylfi Sigurdsson takes a shot. Save made by Dean Gerken.
  • 24:39 Corner taken right-footed by Gylfi Sigurdsson to the near post, clearance by Evander Sno.
  • 24:08 Gylfi Sigurdsson takes a shot. Jamie McAllister makes a clearance.
  • 23:15 Free kick awarded for a foul by Liam Fontaine on Grzegorz Rasiak. Adam Federici takes the indirect free kick.
  • 22:50 Ivar Ingimarsson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Clarkson. Free kick crossed right-footed by Paul Hartley.
  • 22:05 Shot from a long way out by Nicky Maynard goes wide of the left-hand upright.
  • 19:45 Marek Matejovsky has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
  • 19:21 Outswinging corner taken by Gylfi Sigurdsson from the right by-line played to the near post, Louis Carey manages to make a clearance.
  • 19:02 Grzegorz Rasiak takes a shot. Save by Dean Gerken.
  • 16:53 Louis Carey concedes a free kick for a foul on Shane Long. Gylfi Sigurdsson crosses the ball in from the free kick, Louis Carey makes a clearance.
  • 15:37 Shane Long is ruled offside. Louis Carey restarts play with the free kick.
  • 13:58 Booking Simon Church receives a yellow card.
  • 12:37 GOAL - Paul HartleyBristol City 1 - 0 Reading Paul Hartley scores a power penalty. Bristol City 1-0 Reading.
  • 11:33 Penalty awarded for an unfair challenge on Nicky Maynard by Jay Tabb.
  • Correction - 11:13 Assist on the goal came from Nicky Maynard.
  • 11:13 Nicky Maynard provided the assist for the goal.
  • 9:51 Corner taken right-footed by Gylfi Sigurdsson, Louis Carey makes a clearance.
  • 9:36 Kalifa Cisse takes a shot. Blocked by Cole Skuse.
  • 9:20 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ryan Bertrand by David Clarkson. Marek Matejovsky restarts play with the free kick.
  • 8:18 Handball by Jobi McAnuff. Strike comes in from Jamie McAllister from the free kick, save by Adam Federici.
  • 7:32 Corner taken short by Gylfi Sigurdsson, Gylfi Sigurdsson takes a shot. Dean Gerken makes a save.
  • 7:24 Marek Matejovsky crosses the ball, Paul Hartley manages to make a clearance.
  • 3:21 Free kick awarded for a foul by Marek Matejovsky on Cole Skuse. Louis Carey takes the free kick.
  • 1:31 Inswinging corner taken by Jamie McAllister from the right by-line played to the near post, Header from close range by David Clarkson misses to the right of the goal.
  • 1:14 Cole Skuse takes a shot. Adam Federici makes a save.
  • 0:00 The game kicks-off.

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Saturday, 19 December 2009 19:15 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
Full Championship table
1 Newcastle 21 23 46
2 West Brom 21 22 39
3 Nottm Forest 22 14 39
4 Cardiff 21 16 36
5 Swansea 22 2 35
6 Leicester 21 3 34
7 Sheff Utd 22 2 32
8 Blackpool 21 8 31
9 Bristol City 22 1 31
10 QPR 22 4 30
11 Doncaster 22 3 30
12 Crystal Palace 22 -1 30
13 Watford 22 -4 30
14 Middlesbrough 21 5 29
15 Preston 22 -2 29
16 Barnsley 21 -6 27
17 Coventry 22 -8 25
18 Derby 22 -9 25
19 Scunthorpe 21 -14 23
20 Reading 22 -10 22
21 Ipswich 21 -8 21
22 Sheff Wed 22 -14 18
23 Peterborough 22 -10 17
24 Plymouth 21 -17 15


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