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Reading   5 - 0   Sheff Wed

Reading 5-0 Sheffield Wednesday

Reading 5-0 Sheffield Wednesday

Reading boosted their Championship survival prospects by thrashing relegation rivals Sheffield Wednesday, who drop into the bottom three.

Lee Grant twice denied Grzegorz Rasiak before Jimmy Kebe struck with a deflected strike from 25 yards.

Rasiak scored a rebound after Grant had denied Church, who later went on to smash a spectacular 25-yard strike.

Rasiak then pounced on a low cross from Kebe, who struck the fifth after the Owls failed to clear the ball.


Reading boss Brian McDermott:
"I was a little bit concerned that, after Wednesday's FA Cup tie at West Brom, we wouldn't come out fired up.

"I was also a bit concerned because the players were a bit quiet in the dressing room before the game, but they were focused out there.

"I thought the fans were terrific today and I am sure they will enjoy themselves tonight. I know I will."

Sheffield Wednesday boss Alan Irvine:
"That was unacceptable. We were a bit unlucky with the first goal but after that we caved in.

"If we are mentally fragile that will be a real problem. If you don't have mental strength you're in real trouble.

"You really find out about people in adversity. I learn as I go but don't want to judge over too short a time."

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Saturday, 27 February 2010

Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Reading 5-0 Sheff Wed FT
(HT 2-0)
  • Kebe 42
  • Rasiak 45+1
  • Church 52
  • Rasiak 65
  • Kebe 71

    Reading

    • 01 Federici
    • 16 Ingimarsson
    • 24 Bertrand
    • 40 Griffin
    • 44 Khizanishvili
    • 07 Tabb
    • 14 Kebe (Henry 72)
    • 25 Sigurdsson (Matejovsky 79)
    • 34 Howard
    • 18 Church (Robson-Kanu 70)
    • 23 Rasiak

    Substitutes

    • 21 Hamer,
    • 26 Pearce,
    • 08 Matejovsky,
    • 17 Henry,
    • 19 Robson-Kanu,
    • 29 Bignall,
    • 36 Thorvaldsson

    Sheff Wed

    • 01 Grant
    • 02 Spurr
    • 05 Hinds
    • 15 Beevers
    • 32 Nolan
    • 14 Potter
    • 17 O'Connor (McAllister 74)
    • 30 Soares (Clarke 46)
    • 33 Gray (Miller 46)
    • 07 Tudgay
    • 19 Varney

    Substitutes

    • 22 O'Donnell,
    • 20 Simek,
    • 06 Miller,
    • 08 McAllister,
    • 11 Esajas,
    • 24 Boden,
    • 18 Clarke
    Ref: HegleyAtt: 17,573
    READING
    SHEFF WED

    Possession

    • Reading 50%
    • Sheff Wed 50%

    Attempts on target

    • Reading 8
    • Sheff Wed 2

    Attempts off target

    • Reading 3
    • Sheff Wed 7

    Corners

    • Reading 10
    • Sheff Wed 2

    Fouls

    • Reading 11
    • Sheff Wed 18
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+2:08 The referee blows for the end of the match.
    • 90:00+1:02 Shot from just outside the area by Hal Robson-Kanu goes over the bar.
    • 88:36 Grzegorz Rasiak gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sean McAllister. Lee Grant takes the free kick.
    • 88:04 Zurab Khizanishvili fouled by Leon Clarke, the ref awards a free kick. Adam Federici restarts play with the free kick.
    • 86:19 Foul by Leon Clarke on Ivar Ingimarsson, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Adam Federici.
    • 85:07 Shot from just outside the box by Darren Potter misses to the left of the goal.
    • 84:03 Andy Griffin fouled by Tommy Spurr, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Adam Federici.
    • 82:40 Darren Potter has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide right of the goal.
    • 81:12 Marek Matejovsky challenges Eddie Nolan unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Tommy Miller.
    • 81:00 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Marcus Tudgay by Zurab Khizanishvili. Darren Potter takes the direct free kick.
    • 79:25 The assistant referee flags for offside against James Henry. Lee Grant takes the indirect free kick.
    • 78:37 Substitution Marek Matejovsky comes on in place of Gylfi Sigurdsson.
    • 78:15 Luke Varney takes has a header from just inside the penalty box which clears the crossbar.
    • 75:06 Zurab Khizanishvili challenges Leon Clarke unfairly and gives away a free kick. Darren Potter takes the free kick.
    • 73:54 Substitution Sean McAllister is brought on as a substitute for James O'Connor.
    • 73:02 Effort from the edge of the area by Hal Robson-Kanu goes wide of the left-hand post.
    • 71:42 Substitution Jimmy Kebe goes off and James Henry comes on.
    • 70:29 GOAL - Jimmy KebeReading 5 - 0 Sheff Wed Jimmy Kebe finds the net with a goal from just inside the area to the top left corner of the goal. Reading 5-0 Sheff Wed.
    • 70:02 The referee blows for offside against Grzegorz Rasiak. Lee Grant restarts play with the free kick.
    • 68:53 Free kick taken by Andy Griffin.
    • 68:53 Substitution Hal Robson-Kanu on for Simon Church.
    • 68:53 Unfair challenge on Jimmy Kebe by Darren Potter results in a free kick.
    • 68:28 James O'Connor fouled by Simon Church, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by James O'Connor.
    • 67:34 Corner from the left by-line taken by Darren Potter, save made by Adam Federici.
    • 64:19 Assist on the goal came from Jimmy Kebe.
    • 64:19 GOAL - Grzegorz RasiakReading 4 - 0 Sheff Wed Goal scored by Grzegorz Rasiak from close in to the bottom left corner of the goal. Reading 4-0 Sheff Wed.
    • 63:43 Tommy Miller challenges Ryan Bertrand unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Brian Howard from left wing, Tommy Spurr manages to make a clearance.
    • 61:42 Effort from the edge of the penalty area by Leon Clarke goes wide of the left-hand post.
    • 59:43 Effort from the edge of the penalty area by James O'Connor goes wide of the left-hand post.
    • 58:19 Unfair challenge on Zurab Khizanishvili by Leon Clarke results in a free kick. Adam Federici takes the free kick.
    • 57:43 Free kick awarded for a foul by Leon Clarke on Zurab Khizanishvili. Zurab Khizanishvili restarts play with the free kick.
    • Correction - 56:32 Darren Potter takes a shot from deep inside the box clearing the bar.
    • 56:32 Shot by Darren Potter from outside the area goes high over the crossbar.
    • 53:52 Luke Varney fouled by Jay Tabb, the ref awards a free kick. Darren Potter delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, Ivar Ingimarsson makes a clearance. Shot on goal by Leon Clarke from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.
    • 51:52 GOAL - Simon ChurchReading 3 - 0 Sheff Wed A goal is scored by Simon Church from the edge of the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Reading 3-0 Sheff Wed.
    • 51:04 Unfair challenge on Gylfi Sigurdsson by Tommy Miller results in a free kick. Ryan Bertrand takes the direct free kick.
    • 50:30 Luke Varney is ruled offside. Adam Federici takes the free kick.
    • 48:24 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ryan Bertrand by Tommy Miller. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Gylfi Sigurdsson, comfortable save by Lee Grant.
    • 47:51 Corner taken by Gylfi Sigurdsson, clearance by Richard Hinds.
    • 46:50 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James O'Connor by Jay Tabb. Eddie Nolan takes the free kick.
    • 45:01 The referee gets the second half started.
    • 45:01 Substitution Leon Clarke comes on in place of Tom Soares.
    • 45:01 Substitution Tommy Miller is brought on as a substitute for Michael Gray.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+1:44 The ref blows to signal half-time.
    • 45:00+0:44 Gylfi Sigurdsson provided the assist for the goal.
    • 45:00+0:44 GOAL - Grzegorz RasiakReading 2 - 0 Sheff Wed Grzegorz Rasiak finds the back of the net with a goal from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Reading 2-0 Sheff Wed.
    • 43:52 Richard Hinds concedes a free kick for a foul on Zurab Khizanishvili. Direct free kick taken by Adam Federici.
    • 43:09 Zurab Khizanishvili concedes a free kick for a foul on Luke Varney. Darren Potter delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, Andy Griffin makes a clearance.
    • 41:39 Assist on the goal came from Jay Tabb.
    • 41:39 GOAL - Jimmy KebeReading 1 - 0 Sheff Wed Jimmy Kebe grabs a goal from just outside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Reading 1-0 Sheff Wed.
    • 40:08 Richard Hinds fouled by Gylfi Sigurdsson, the ref awards a free kick. Eddie Nolan takes the free kick.
    • Correction - 37:34 The referee blows for offside against Grzegorz Rasiak. Indirect free kick taken by Lee Grant.
    • 37:34 The referee blows for offside against Grzegorz Rasiak. Lee Grant takes the indirect free kick.
    • 35:12 Unfair challenge on Marcus Tudgay by Andy Griffin results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Darren Potter.
    • 33:22 Corner taken left-footed by Brian Howard from the left by-line, clearance made by James O'Connor.
    • Correction - 31:36 Corner taken by Gylfi Sigurdsson from the left by-line to the near post, Richard Hinds makes a clearance. Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Brian Howard, Ivar Ingimarsson challenges Lee Grant unfairly and gives away a free kick. Lee Grant takes the free kick.
    • 31:36 Gylfi Sigurdsson takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance by Richard Hinds. Corner taken left-footed by Brian Howard from the right by-line, Ivar Ingimarsson challenges Lee Grant unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Eddie Nolan.
    • 26:30 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Gylfi Sigurdsson from the left by-line, clearance by Mark Beevers.
    • 24:59 Grzegorz Rasiak fouled by Mark Beevers, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Gylfi Sigurdsson.
    • 23:18 Free kick awarded for a foul by Darren Potter on Gylfi Sigurdsson. Brian Howard crosses the ball in from the free kick, save by Lee Grant.
    • 22:15 Brian Howard takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Darren Potter.
    • 20:50 Inswinging corner taken by Gylfi Sigurdsson, Grzegorz Rasiak takes a shot. Lee Grant makes a brilliant save.
    • 18:17 Free kick awarded for a foul by Tommy Spurr on Jimmy Kebe. Brian Howard delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel.
    • 16:23 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gylfi Sigurdsson by Darren Potter. Adam Federici takes the direct free kick.
    • 15:44 The assistant referee flags for offside against Simon Church. Free kick taken by Eddie Nolan.
    • 13:55 Luke Varney is ruled offside. Andy Griffin takes the direct free kick.
    • 13:08 Marcus Tudgay is adjudged to have handled the ball. Andy Griffin takes the direct free kick.
    • 10:37 Foul by Richard Hinds on Brian Howard, free kick awarded. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Gylfi Sigurdsson.
    • 9:34 Michael Gray takes a shot. Save made by Adam Federici. Corner taken by Darren Potter from the right by-line to the near post, Andy Griffin makes a clearance. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jimmy Kebe by Tom Soares. Free kick taken by Ivar Ingimarsson.
    • 8:51 Grzegorz Rasiak takes a shot. Save by Lee Grant. Inswinging corner taken by Brian Howard from the right by-line played to the near post, Marcus Tudgay manages to make a clearance.
    • 6:52 Free kick awarded for a foul by Marcus Tudgay on Brian Howard. Free kick taken by Adam Federici.
    • 6:16 Darren Potter has a drilled shot. Save by Adam Federici.
    • 5:03 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Gylfi Sigurdsson from the left by-line, clearance made by Mark Beevers.
    • 2:04 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Gylfi Sigurdsson from the left by-line to the near post, Darren Potter makes a clearance.
    • 0:35 Darren Potter challenges Brian Howard unfairly and gives away a free kick. The ball is sent over by Jimmy Kebe, Ivar Ingimarsson produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
    • 0:00 The ref blows the whistle to start the match.

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    Championship table snapshot

    As it stood on 27 Feb 2010 23:59 UK

    Position Team P GD PTS
    1 Newcastle 33 35 69
    2 West Brom 33 31 63
    3 Nottm Forest 34 21 61
    4 Swansea 33 8 56
    5 Leicester 33 11 54
    6 Cardiff 32 15 49
    7 Sheff Utd 33 2 48
    8 Blackpool 34 9 47
    9 Middlesbrough 34 8 47
    10 Coventry 34 -7 46
    11 Barnsley 33 -5 45
    12 Bristol City 33 -7 42
    13 Preston 33 -8 42
    14 Doncaster 33 -1 41
    15 Watford 31 -3 39
    16 Derby 33 -9 39
    17 Ipswich 33 -8 38
    18 Reading 32 -9 38
    19 Scunthorpe 34 -20 38
    20 QPR 32 -8 37
    21 Crystal Palace 32 -1 34
    22 Sheff Wed 33 -19 34
    23 Plymouth 32 -15 29
    24 Peterborough 33 -20 24


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