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Ipswich   2 - 1   Reading

Ipswich 2-1 Reading

Ipswich 2-1 Reading

Matthew Mills' first-half dismissal proved costly for in-form Reading as they slipped to defeat at Ipswich.

Mills was given a straight red card by referee Keith Stroud on 30 minutes for a two-footed challenge on David Norris.

Ipswich wasted little time in taking advantage as headers from Gareth McAuley and Jon Walters put them two goals up at the break.

Reading battled hard with 10 men and Gylfi Sigurdsson's free-kick pulled one back late on to leave Town hanging on.

Reading, unbeaten in seven league games prior to this fixture, received a double boost prior to the game with Brian McDermott being named as the Championship manager of the month for March and midfielder Sigurdsson picking up the player of the month award.

Brian Howard saw a shot deflect wide for the visitors early on, while Ipswich's David Healy forced Adam Federici into action from an acute angle.

Town midfielder Norris was then booked for simulation after going down in the box under a challenge from Zurab Khizanishvili, before Healy threatened again with an overhead kick that forced Federici into further action.

Reading responded with Jobi McAnuff testing Brian Murphy from 25 yards, but the Royals suffered a setback on the half hour as Mills was dismissed following a strong tackle on Norris.

Alex Pearce was introduced in place of Brynjar Gunnarsson as McDermott looked to reorganise but Ipswich were quick to capitalise on their numerical advantage and took control with two goals in four minutes at the end of the first half.

McAuley opened the scoring with a header from Grant Leadbitter's corner, after the latter had seen a 30-yard strike tipped away superbly by Federici.

And Reading's misery was compounded on the stroke of half-time as Daryl Murphy nodded David Wright's cross back into the six-yard box, where Walters was on hand to apply the finish.

Reading refused to throw in the towel after the interval and Sigurdsson curled home a 25-yard free-kick in the final minute of normal time to set nerves jangling among the home support.


Ipswich manager Roy Keane told BBC Suffolk:

"I think it was a good solid performance but we could have killed it off when it was 2-0.

"We made hard work of it but we'll take the 2-1 victory.

"You can see why Reading are on such a good run, they play with good freedom and a lot of confidence."

Reading manager Brian McDermott on Mills' red card:

"I've watched it five or six times in slow motion and at worst it was a yellow card.

"If we start taking tackles like that out of our game it'll be a sorry state of affairs. Millsy actually got the ball and when the referee sees it again I'm sure he'll agree. I'm sure it'll be rescinded.

"It was a tough tackle but a good tackle and nothing malicious. There was no intent and it was a fair tackle by both parties."


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Saturday, 3 April 2010

Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Ipswich 2-1 Reading FT
(HT 2-0)
  • McAuley 41
  • Walters 45
  • Sigurdsson 90

Ipswich

  • 26 Murphy
  • 02 Wright yellow card
  • 03 Delaney
  • 04 McAuley
  • 06 Leadbitter
  • 10 Norris yellow card (Martin 87)
  • 12 Peters
  • 17 Colback
  • 19 Walters yellow card
  • 20 Healy (Wickham 46)
  • 21 Murphy (Counago 73)

Substitutes

  • 28 Lee-Barrett,
  • 22 Rosenior,
  • 35 Smith,
  • 08 Martin,
  • 23 Edwards,
  • 09 Counago,
  • 40 Wickham

Reading

  • 01 Federici
  • 05 Mills red card
  • 24 Bertrand yellow card
  • 40 Griffin
  • 44 Khizanishvili
  • 06 Gunnarsson yellow card (Pearce 31)
  • 11 McAnuff (Robson-Kanu 78)
  • 14 Kebe
  • 25 Sigurdsson yellow card
  • 34 Howard
  • 09 Long (Church 73)

Substitutes

  • 21 Hamer,
  • 26 Pearce,
  • 07 Tabb,
  • 19 Robson-Kanu,
  • 20 Karacan,
  • 18 Church,
  • 23 Rasiak
Ref: StroudAtt: 21,403
IPSWICH
READING

Possession

  • Ipswich 51%
  • Reading 49%

Attempts on target

  • Ipswich 12
  • Reading 5

Attempts off target

  • Ipswich 4
  • Reading 7

Corners

  • Ipswich 4
  • Reading 5

Fouls

  • Ipswich 19
  • Reading 14
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+4:45 The final whistle is blown by the referee.
  • 90:00+3:24 Free kick awarded for a foul by Jaime Peters on Hal Robson-Kanu. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Brian Howard from right wing.
  • 90:00+2:58 Zurab Khizanishvili fouled by Lee Martin, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Zurab Khizanishvili.
  • 90:00+1:37 Unfair challenge on Connor Wickham by Alex Pearce results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Damien Delaney.
  • 90:00+0:36 David Wright takes the free kick.
  • 90:00+0:36 Booking Ryan Bertrand is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.
  • 90:00+0:29 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Pablo Counago by Ryan Bertrand.
  • 89:27 Assist on the goal came from Ryan Bertrand.
  • 89:27 GOAL - Gylfi SigurdssonIpswich 2 - 1 Reading Gylfi Sigurdsson grabs a goal direct from the free kick from outside the box to the top left corner of the goal. Ipswich 2-1 Reading.
  • 88:17 Booking David Wright is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
  • 88:10 Unfair challenge on Ryan Bertrand by David Wright results in a free kick.
  • 87:23 The ball is sent over by Jimmy Kebe.
  • 86:50 Substitution Lee Martin is brought on as a substitute for David Norris.
  • 86:34 Shot by David Wright from a long way out goes over the crossbar.
  • 86:06 Brian Howard concedes a free kick for a foul on David Norris. Grant Leadbitter takes the free kick.
  • 85:48 Foul by Jonathan Walters on Ryan Bertrand, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Brian Howard.
  • 83:59 Shot from long distance by Hal Robson-Kanu misses to the right of the goal.
  • 83:04 Corner taken right-footed by Gylfi Sigurdsson, save by Brian Murphy.
  • 80:42 Grant Leadbitter takes a shot. Alex Pearce gets a block in.
  • 78:56 Effort on goal by Ryan Bertrand from inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.
  • 78:17 The ball is swung over by Connor Wickham, Adam Federici makes a save.
  • 77:29 Connor Wickham concedes a free kick for a foul on Zurab Khizanishvili. Adam Federici takes the free kick.
  • 77:03 Substitution Jobi McAnuff goes off and Hal Robson-Kanu comes on.
  • 76:36 Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Jack Colback.
  • 76:20 The ball is delivered by David Wright.
  • 75:46 Effort on goal by Jack Colback from deep inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.
  • 75:17 Jack Colback takes a shot. Save by Adam Federici.
  • 74:25 Gareth McAuley concedes a free kick for a foul on Simon Church. Direct free kick taken by Gylfi Sigurdsson.
  • 74:12 Jack Colback sends in a cross, save by Adam Federici.
  • 72:07 Substitution Daryl Murphy goes off and Pablo Counago comes on.
  • 72:07 Substitution (Reading) makes a substitution, with Simon Church coming on for Shane Long.
  • 71:41 Grant Leadbitter takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Save by Adam Federici.
  • 70:28 Connor Wickham takes a shot. Save by Adam Federici.
  • 70:01 Inswinging corner taken by Gylfi Sigurdsson from the left by-line, save by Brian Murphy.
  • 69:35 Jimmy Kebe takes a shot. Gareth McAuley gets a block in.
  • 69:16 Free kick awarded for a foul by David Wright on Jimmy Kebe. Jobi McAnuff restarts play with the free kick.
  • 67:51 Jack Colback sends in a cross, Andy Griffin makes a clearance.
  • 67:24 Short corner taken by Jack Colback.
  • 65:54 David Wright takes a shot. Save by Adam Federici.
  • 65:28 The referee blows for offside against Connor Wickham. Adam Federici restarts play with the free kick.
  • 64:11 Unfair challenge on Daryl Murphy by Zurab Khizanishvili results in a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Grant Leadbitter from right wing.
  • 63:40 Unfair challenge on Jobi McAnuff by David Wright results in a free kick. Adam Federici restarts play with the free kick.
  • 63:29 Centre by Jack Colback, save by Adam Federici.
  • 63:05 Jimmy Kebe gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jack Colback. Damien Delaney takes the direct free kick.
  • 62:48 The assistant referee signals for offside against Connor Wickham. Alex Pearce restarts play with the free kick.
  • 61:36 The referee blows for offside against Shane Long. Indirect free kick taken by Brian Murphy.
  • 60:03 Daryl Murphy takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the bar.
  • 59:01 Brian Howard takes the free kick.
  • 59:01 Booking Jonathan Walters receives a caution.
  • 58:56 Jonathan Walters challenges Jobi McAnuff unfairly and gives away a free kick.
  • 58:17 Brian Howard gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jonathan Walters. David Wright takes the free kick.
  • 57:08 Effort on goal by Brian Howard from outside the box goes harmlessly over the bar.
  • 56:34 Centre by Jonathan Walters, clearance made by Zurab Khizanishvili.
  • 55:30 Effort on goal by Gylfi Sigurdsson from 35 yards went harmlessly over the target.
  • 53:13 Jobi McAnuff produces a cross, Shane Long produces a header from inside the area that goes over the crossbar.
  • 50:30 Effort from deep inside the area by Jimmy Kebe clears the bar.
  • 49:57 Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Gylfi Sigurdsson, clearance made by Gareth McAuley.
  • 49:44 The ball is crossed by Jimmy Kebe, David Wright gets a block in.
  • 48:43 Free kick awarded for a foul by Connor Wickham on Ryan Bertrand. Ryan Bertrand takes the direct free kick.
  • 47:40 David Wright crosses the ball, Zurab Khizanishvili manages to make a clearance.
  • 46:18 The referee blows for offside. Adam Federici restarts play with the free kick.
  • 45:35 A cross is delivered by Jaime Peters, save by Adam Federici.
  • 45:01 The second half begins.
  • 45:01 Substitution Connor Wickham on for David Healy.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+3:11 It is the end of the first-half.
  • 45:00+2:49 David Wright challenges Jobi McAnuff unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Brian Howard.
  • 45:00+2:15 Damien Delaney concedes a free kick for a foul on Brian Howard. Zurab Khizanishvili restarts play with the free kick.
  • 45:00+1:03 Damien Delaney takes the direct free kick.
  • 45:00+1:03 Booking Gylfi Sigurdsson is booked.
  • 45:00+0:54 Gylfi Sigurdsson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Grant Leadbitter.
  • 44:50 Assist on the goal came from Daryl Murphy.
  • 44:50 GOAL - Jonathan WaltersIpswich 2 - 0 Reading Jonathan Walters finds the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Ipswich 2-0 Reading.
  • 44:45 The ball is delivered by Daryl Murphy,
  • 43:41 David Wright crosses the ball.
  • 42:34 Drilled right-footed shot by Jimmy Kebe. David Norris gets a block in.
  • 40:38 Assist by Grant Leadbitter.
  • 40:38 GOAL - Gareth McAuleyIpswich 1 - 0 Reading Gareth McAuley scores a headed goal from inside the box. Ipswich 1-0 Reading.
  • 40:13 Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Grant Leadbitter,
  • 39:48 Grant Leadbitter takes a shot. Adam Federici makes a save.
  • 38:44 Jobi McAnuff has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.
  • 37:45 Free kick awarded for a foul by David Norris on Andy Griffin. Direct free kick taken by Andy Griffin.
  • 37:15 Grant Leadbitter sends in a cross, Daryl Murphy takes a shot. Save made by Adam Federici.
  • 36:47 David Wright delivers the ball, blocked by Jobi McAnuff.
  • 36:21 Jobi McAnuff crosses the ball, save by Brian Murphy.
  • 31:31 Effort from the edge of the area by Daryl Murphy goes wide of the right-hand post.
  • 29:19 Damien Delaney takes the free kick.
  • 29:19 Substitution Alex Pearce is brought on as a substitute for Brynjar Gunnarsson.
  • 29:19 Sent off Matthew Mills shown a red card.
  • 28:59 Matthew Mills challenges David Norris unfairly and gives away a free kick.
  • 28:16 David Healy takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Save by Adam Federici.
  • 27:19 Unfair challenge on Zurab Khizanishvili by David Healy results in a free kick. Ryan Bertrand restarts play with the free kick.
  • 26:06 Foul by David Healy on Zurab Khizanishvili, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Adam Federici.
  • 24:37 Grant Leadbitter produces a cross, save made by Adam Federici.
  • 23:48 The ball is delivered by Jobi McAnuff.
  • 23:03 Unfair challenge on Jobi McAnuff by David Norris results in a free kick. Ryan Bertrand takes the direct free kick.
  • 22:23 Adam Federici fouled by Daryl Murphy, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Adam Federici.
  • 21:23 Jobi McAnuff takes a shot. Save made by Brian Murphy.
  • 20:18 Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Grant Leadbitter, Adam Federici makes a save.
  • 19:55 David Healy takes a shot from 12 yards. Save made by Adam Federici.
  • 19:27 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jaime Peters by Jimmy Kebe. Brian Murphy restarts play with the free kick.
  • 18:04 Booking David Norris is booked.
  • 16:04 David Healy takes a shot. Adam Federici makes a save.
  • 14:58 Brian Murphy restarts play with the free kick.
  • 14:58 Booking Caution for Brynjar Gunnarsson.
  • 14:47 Brynjar Gunnarsson challenges Jonathan Walters unfairly and gives away a free kick.
  • 13:55 The ball is sent over by Jonathan Walters.
  • 12:49 Jimmy Kebe concedes a free kick for a foul on Gareth McAuley. Direct free kick taken by Brian Murphy.
  • 12:19 Jack Colback challenges Andy Griffin unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Adam Federici.
  • 11:42 Unfair challenge on Jonathan Walters by Zurab Khizanishvili results in a free kick. David Wright takes the direct free kick.
  • 10:54 Brian Howard gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Grant Leadbitter. Damien Delaney restarts play with the free kick.
  • 8:38 Jimmy Kebe delivers the ball, clearance by Gareth McAuley.
  • 7:19 Inswinging corner taken by Gylfi Sigurdsson, Zurab Khizanishvili challenges Gareth McAuley unfairly and gives away a free kick. Brian Murphy takes the free kick.
  • 4:28 Shot from 25 yards by Brian Howard. Blocked by Jaime Peters.
  • 3:22 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Brian Howard from the right by-line, Brian Murphy makes a save.
  • 3:03 The ball is sent over by Andy Griffin, clearance made by Gareth McAuley.
  • 2:36 The ball is delivered by David Wright, Zurab Khizanishvili makes a clearance.
  • 1:51 The official flags Shane Long offside. Free kick taken by Brian Murphy.
  • 0:14 Foul by Daryl Murphy on Zurab Khizanishvili, free kick awarded. Adam Federici takes the direct free kick.
  • 0:00 The referee gets the match started.

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Championship table snapshot

As it stood on 3 Apr 2010 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Newcastle 40 47 86
2 West Brom 41 38 82
3 Nottm Forest 41 21 71
4 Cardiff 41 19 68
5 Swansea 41 1 62
6 Leicester 41 5 61
7 Blackpool 41 14 60
8 Middlesbrough 41 9 55
9 Doncaster 41 3 55
10 Sheff Utd 41 2 55
11 Bristol City 41 -9 53
12 Reading 39 -3 52
13 Coventry 41 -9 52
14 Ipswich 41 -7 51
15 Derby 41 -9 51
16 Barnsley 41 -13 51
17 Preston 41 -10 50
18 QPR 40 -5 48
19 Scunthorpe 40 -20 47
20 Sheff Wed 41 -17 45
21 Watford 40 -11 44
22 Crystal Palace 41 -3 43
23 Plymouth 41 -16 41
24 Peterborough 41 -27 30


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