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Reading   4 - 1   Derby

Reading v Derby

Reading 4-1 Derby

Reading hammered Derby in an eventful match which saw Rams captain Robbie Savage play in goal after substitute keeper Saul Deeney was sent off.

Striker Shane Long opened the scoring for Reading but the visitors rallied through Gilles Sunu's poked finish.

Deeney replaced the injured Stephen Bywater but was beaten by Jimmy Kebe's finish before hauling down Jay Tabb to concede a penalty which Long put over.

Ryan Bertrand beat the impressive Savage before Simon Church's fourth.

The win lifts Brian McDermott's men points four clear of the drop zone while Derby remain in trouble themselves, one point ahead of Reading, but the Royals have two games in hand.


Derby boss Nigel Clough:
"We have already made some calls and we will have a loan keeper in for the weekend.

"I've never lost two keepers in a night before. Stephen has been playing with a back injury and it seized up so he had to come off.

"Saul was doing well until he got sent off. I had no complaints with the penalty decision but it would have been a hell of a finish to score from where the ball had rolled to.

"I thought we'd eradicated that rule that it was a straight red card. But Robbie wasn't getting a kick in midfield so we thought he was the best candidate."

Reading boss Brian McDermott:
"We'd had a tough game against Aston Villa on Sunday but we came out all guns blazing and at times we were excellent.

"It's difficult to play against 10 men and we had a sticky spell but once we got the third it was comfortable.

"There were no special instructions to shoot at Savage, I just wanted us to keep our shape and the chances would come.

"We are edging towards safety now. We've taken 18 points from 21 and we are not far away from mid-table."

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Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Npower Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Reading 4-1 Derby FT
(HT 2-1)
  • Long 8
  • Kebe 34
  • Bertrand 69
  • Church 84
  • Sunu 21

Reading

  • 01 Federici
  • 05 Mills
  • 16 Ingimarsson yellow card
  • 24 Bertrand
  • 40 Griffin (Khizanishvili 84)
  • 07 Tabb
  • 14 Kebe
  • 25 Sigurdsson
  • 34 Howard (Gunnarsson 75)
  • 09 Long
  • 23 Rasiak (Church 75)

Substitutes

  • 21 Hamer,
  • 44 Khizanishvili,
  • 06 Gunnarsson,
  • 08 Matejovsky,
  • 17 Henry,
  • 19 Robson-Kanu,
  • 18 Church

Derby

  • 01 Bywater (Deeney 13 red card)
  • 03 McEveley
  • 14 Barker
  • 17 Buxton
  • 24 Hunt
  • 04 Green
  • 08 Savage
  • 16 Pearson
  • 19 Tonge
  • 09 Hulse (Davies 85)
  • 32 Sunu (Martin 77)

Substitutes

  • 13 Deeney,
  • 06 Leacock,
  • 21 Moxey,
  • 27 Anderson,
  • 18 Pringle,
  • 25 Martin,
  • 20 Davies
Ref: WrightAtt: 14,096
READING
DERBY

Possession

  • Reading 61%
  • Derby 39%

Attempts on target

  • Reading 9
  • Derby 2

Attempts off target

  • Reading 8
  • Derby 0

Corners

  • Reading 7
  • Derby 0

Fouls

  • Reading 7
  • Derby 9
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+3:35 The referee blows for the end of the match.
  • 84:33 Substitution Steve Davies on for Rob Hulse.
  • 83:54 Substitution Zurab Khizanishvili comes on in place of Andy Griffin.
  • 83:04 The assist for the goal came from Jimmy Kebe.
  • 83:04 GOAL - Simon ChurchReading 4 - 1 Derby Simon Church grabs a goal from close in to the bottom left corner of the goal. Reading 4-1 Derby.
  • 79:59 Gylfi Sigurdsson has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide left of the goal.
  • Correction - 78:37 Effort from the edge of the area by Simon Church goes wide of the left-hand post.
  • 78:37 Effort from the edge of the area by Marek Matejovsky goes wide of the left-hand upright.
  • 76:56 Substitution Gilles Sunu leaves the field to be replaced by Dave Martin.
  • 75:44 Nicky Hunt fouled by Gylfi Sigurdsson, the ref awards a free kick. Nicky Hunt takes the free kick. The official flags Rob Hulse offside. Adam Federici restarts play with the free kick.
  • Correction - 74:11 Substitution Simon Church replaces Grzegorz Rasiak.
  • Correction - 74:11 Substitution Brynjar Gunnarsson is brought on as a substitute for Brian Howard.
  • 74:11 Substitution Marek Matejovsky on for Grzegorz Rasiak.
  • 74:11 Substitution Brynjar Gunnarsson on for Brian Howard.
  • 73:46 Stephen Pearson takes a shot from 18 yards. Adam Federici makes a save.
  • 70:31 Free kick crossed right-footed by Michael Tonge from right channel. The offside flag is raised against Gilles Sunu. Indirect free kick taken by Adam Federici.
  • 70:31 Booking Ivar Ingimarsson goes into the referee's book.
  • 70:26 Ivar Ingimarsson concedes a free kick for a foul on Paul Green.
  • 68:12 Gylfi Sigurdsson provided the assist for the goal.
  • 68:12 GOAL - Ryan BertrandReading 3 - 1 Derby Ryan Bertrand finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the penalty area high into the middle of the goal. Reading 3-1 Derby.
  • 66:18 Jimmy Kebe has an effort at goal from 18 yards. Save by Robbie Savage.
  • 63:43 Shaun Barker concedes a free kick for a foul on Gylfi Sigurdsson. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Brian Howard, blocked by Paul Green.
  • 59:50 Free kick awarded for a foul by Shaun Barker on Ryan Bertrand. Gylfi Sigurdsson produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick, save by Robbie Savage. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Brian Howard from the right by-line, clearance made by Shaun Barker. Outswinging corner taken by Gylfi Sigurdsson from the left by-line played to the near post, free kick awarded for a foul by Matthew Mills on Shaun Barker. Robbie Savage takes the free kick.
  • 58:25 Gylfi Sigurdsson produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand post.
  • 56:13 Gilles Sunu is ruled offside. Adam Federici restarts play with the free kick.
  • 54:19 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andy Griffin by Rob Hulse. Direct free kick taken by Adam Federici.
  • 51:38 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Paul Green by Ivar Ingimarsson. Nicky Hunt takes the free kick.
  • 45:31 Unfair challenge on Gilles Sunu by Brian Howard results in a free kick. Michael Tonge crosses the ball in from the free kick, Ivar Ingimarsson makes a clearance.
  • 45:01 The second half has started.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+2:30 The whistle is blown to end the first half.
  • 45:00+1:36 Effort from the edge of the penalty area by Jay Tabb goes wide of the left-hand post.
  • 44:04 Brian Howard gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Paul Green. Nicky Hunt takes the direct free kick.
  • 43:00 The offside flag is raised against Shane Long. Indirect free kick taken by Robbie Savage.
  • 40:37 Penalty missed by Shane Long.
  • 40:37 Sent off Saul Deeney sent from the field by the ref for professional foul.
  • 40:18 Penalty awarded for an unfair challenge on Jay Tabb by Saul Deeney.
  • 38:54 Jimmy Kebe has an effort at goal from close range which goes wide right of the goal.
  • 37:57 Andy Griffin challenges Gilles Sunu unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed by James McEveley, clearance made by Brian Howard.
  • 33:48 Assist by Jay Tabb.
  • 33:48 GOAL - Jimmy KebeReading 2 - 1 Derby Jimmy Kebe scores a goal from the edge of the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Reading 2-1 Derby.
  • 32:34 Ryan Bertrand takes a shot. Nicky Hunt makes a save. Corner from the right by-line taken by Gylfi Sigurdsson, fantastic save by Saul Deeney.
  • 30:55 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Shane Long by Jake Buxton. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Gylfi Sigurdsson, save by Saul Deeney.
  • 30:01 Corner taken short by Jimmy Kebe.
  • 26:54 Michael Tonge gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ryan Bertrand. Free kick crossed by Gylfi Sigurdsson, Paul Green makes a clearance.
  • 23:39 Free kick awarded for a foul by Rob Hulse on Ivar Ingimarsson. Direct free kick taken by Matthew Mills.
  • 22:54 Rob Hulse is ruled offside. Adam Federici takes the free kick.
  • 21:35 Gylfi Sigurdsson takes the inswinging corner, save by Saul Deeney.
  • 20:27 Assist on the goal came from Michael Tonge.
  • 20:27 GOAL - Gilles SunuReading 1 - 1 Derby Gilles Sunu gets on the score sheet with a goal from just inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Reading 1-1 Derby.
  • 18:22 Jimmy Kebe takes a shot from close in clearing the crossbar.
  • 17:21 Jake Buxton gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Grzegorz Rasiak. Free kick crossed left-footed by Brian Howard, clearance by Jake Buxton.
  • 15:25 Foul by Paul Green on Jay Tabb, free kick awarded. Matthew Mills takes the direct free kick.
  • 12:34 Substitution Saul Deeney on for Stephen Bywater.
  • 8:20 Short corner taken by Jimmy Kebe from the right by-line, Paul Green makes a clearance. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Brian Howard, Shot on goal by Gylfi Sigurdsson from just inside the area goes over the target.
  • 7:07 Assist on the goal came from Jimmy Kebe.
  • 7:07 GOAL - Shane LongReading 1 - 0 Derby Shane Long scores a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Reading 1-0 Derby.
  • 0:18 Close range shot by Gylfi Sigurdsson clears the bar.
  • 0:00 The match gets underway.

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Championship table snapshot

As it stood on 10 Mar 2010 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Newcastle 34 40 72
2 West Brom 35 30 66
3 Nottm Forest 35 22 64
4 Swansea 35 8 59
5 Leicester 34 9 54
6 Cardiff 34 14 52
7 Blackpool 35 10 50
8 Coventry 35 -6 49
9 Sheff Utd 35 0 48
10 Middlesbrough 35 7 47
11 Doncaster 35 2 45
12 Bristol City 35 -9 45
13 Barnsley 34 -10 45
14 Preston 35 -8 44
15 QPR 34 -4 43
16 Derby 35 -10 42
17 Reading 33 -6 41
18 Ipswich 35 -7 41
19 Watford 33 -6 39
20 Scunthorpe 34 -20 38
21 Crystal Palace 34 -1 37
22 Sheff Wed 35 -18 37
23 Plymouth 34 -17 30
24 Peterborough 35 -20 27


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