BBC Sport football

IN ASSOCIATION WITH

Related BBC sites

Page last updated at 16:39 GMT, Monday, 5 April 2010 17:39 UK

Reading   3 - 0   Coventry

Reading 3 - 0 Coventry

Reading 3-0 Coventry

Recalled strikers Grzegorz Rasiak and Simon Church grabbed early goals to set Reading on their way to an easy victory over fellow mid-table side Coventry.

Jobi McAnuff crossed for Rasiak to volley home the opener, with the aid of a deflection, after 15 minutes.

Seven minutes later Ryan Bertrand was felled in the area and Church sent keeper Keiren Westwood the wrong way.

Mali winger Jimmy Kebe finished off the scoring just before the break, thumping home his eighth goal in 14 games.


Reading boss Brian McDermott:
"We were scintillating in the first half but credit to Coventry because they came into it more in the second.

"The first half was really pleasing on the eye but it was also important to tough it out in the second and keep a clean sheet."

Coventry manager Chris Coleman:
"I am racking my brains to see what we are doing wrong.

"I am lost for words and I have no excuses and no explanations.

"We had a bit of pride in the second half but we lost the game because in the first half we were very poor. The lads are tired, but so is everyone."

Live text and stats

 

Monday, 5 April 2010

Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Reading 3-0 Coventry FT
(HT 3-0)
  • Rasiak 15
  • Church (pen) 22
  • Kebe 40

    Reading

    • 01 Federici
    • 05 Mills yellow card
    • 24 Bertrand
    • 40 Griffin
    • 44 Khizanishvili
    • 07 Tabb
    • 11 McAnuff
    • 14 Kebe (Robson-Kanu 83 yellow card)
    • 20 Karacan (Gunnarsson 68)
    • 18 Church
    • 23 Rasiak (Sigurdsson 78)

    Substitutes

    • 21 Hamer,
    • 26 Pearce,
    • 06 Gunnarsson,
    • 19 Robson-Kanu,
    • 25 Sigurdsson,
    • 09 Long,
    • 29 Bignall

    Coventry

    • 01 Westwood
    • 02 Wright
    • 06 McPake (Wood 90)
    • 14 Hussey (Cranie 46)
    • 22 Barnett yellow card
    • 04 Clingan
    • 07 Bell (Baker 72)
    • 12 Deegan yellow card
    • 17 Gunnarsson yellow card
    • 11 Morrison yellow card
    • 19 Sears

    Substitutes

    • 13 Konstantopoulos,
    • 03 Hall,
    • 15 Cranie,
    • 24 Wood,
    • 35 Clarke,
    • 18 Baker,
    • 36 Jeffers
    Ref: WoolmerAtt: 17,435
    READING
    COVENTRY

    Possession

    • Reading 51%
    • Coventry 49%

    Attempts on target

    • Reading 2
    • Coventry 2

    Attempts off target

    • Reading 5
    • Coventry 4

    Corners

    • Reading 5
    • Coventry 4

    Fouls

    • Reading 22
    • Coventry 14
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+5:41 The final whistle goes and the game is over.
    • 90:00+4:15 Hal Robson-Kanu sends in a cross, Simon Church produces a header from inside the area that goes over the crossbar.
    • 90:00+2:07 Carl Baker produces a right-footed shot from long range which goes wide right of the target.
    • 90:00+1:11 Free kick taken by Keiren Westwood.
    • 90:00+1:11 Booking The referee books Hal Robson-Kanu for unsporting behaviour.
    • 90:00+0:55 Hal Robson-Kanu concedes a free kick for a foul on Martin Cranie.
    • 89:22 Substitution (Coventry) makes a substitution, with Richard Wood coming on for James McPake.
    • 87:37 Simon Church challenges James McPake unfairly and gives away a free kick. Keiren Westwood takes the direct free kick.
    • 86:28 Freddie Sears crosses the ball.
    • 85:43 Inswinging corner taken by Jobi McAnuff, Sammy Clingan manages to make a clearance.
    • 85:17 Jobi McAnuff crosses the ball, clearance made by Stephen Wright.
    • 82:24 Direct free kick taken by Matthew Mills.
    • 82:24 Substitution Hal Robson-Kanu on for Jimmy Kebe.
    • 82:24 Booking Gary Deegan receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.
    • 81:42 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gylfi Sigurdsson by Gary Deegan.
    • 80:27 Andy Griffin fouled by Carl Baker, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Adam Federici.
    • 80:12 Freddie Sears delivers the ball.
    • 79:14 Gylfi Sigurdsson crosses the ball, Leon Barnett makes a clearance.
    • 78:16 Gylfi Sigurdsson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Leon Barnett. Sammy Clingan restarts play with the free kick.
    • 77:12 Free kick taken by Keiren Westwood.
    • 77:12 Substitution Gylfi Sigurdsson replaces Grzegorz Rasiak.
    • 77:12 The assistant referee signals for offside against Simon Church.
    • 75:45 Simon Church gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Leon Barnett. Keiren Westwood takes the direct free kick.
    • 74:41 Unfair challenge on Jay Tabb by Gary Deegan results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Zurab Khizanishvili.
    • 73:11 The offside flag is raised against Grzegorz Rasiak. Sammy Clingan restarts play with the free kick.
    • 71:35 Substitution (Coventry) makes a substitution, with Carl Baker coming on for David Bell.
    • 70:14 Unfair challenge on Matthew Mills by James McPake results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Adam Federici.
    • 69:45 Unfair challenge on Clinton Morrison by Matthew Mills results in a free kick. Sammy Clingan restarts play with the free kick.
    • 68:24 Centre by Ryan Bertrand, Grzegorz Rasiak has a header from close range and clears the crossbar.
    • 68:24 Booking Booking for Leon Barnett.
    • 68:19 Free kick awarded for a foul by Leon Barnett on Grzegorz Rasiak.
    • 67:01 Direct free kick taken by Zurab Khizanishvili.
    • 67:01 Substitution Brynjar Gunnarsson on for Jem Karacan.
    • 67:01 Unfair challenge on Simon Church by James McPake results in a free kick.
    • 65:53 Inswinging corner taken by Jobi McAnuff, Foul by Matthew Mills on Leon Barnett, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Keiren Westwood.
    • 65:07 Centre by Freddie Sears, clearance by Zurab Khizanishvili.
    • 64:13 The offside flag is raised against Jimmy Kebe. Indirect free kick taken by Keiren Westwood.
    • 62:50 Direct free kick taken by Sammy Clingan.
    • 62:50 Booking The referee books Clinton Morrison for unsporting behaviour.
    • 61:35 Booking Matthew Mills goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.
    • 60:34 Unfair challenge on Freddie Sears by Matthew Mills results in a free kick.
    • 60:08 The ball is sent over by Jimmy Kebe, clearance made by Leon Barnett.
    • 59:26 Shot from just outside the box by Gary Deegan misses to the left of the target.
    • 58:44 Unfair challenge on Martin Cranie by Jem Karacan results in a free kick. Keiren Westwood takes the free kick.
    • 57:32 Sammy Clingan sends in a cross, Aron Gunnarsson has a headed effort from close range and clears the bar.
    • 57:11 Corner from right by-line taken by Sammy Clingan.
    • 56:31 Foul by Grzegorz Rasiak on James McPake, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Keiren Westwood.
    • 55:58 Direct free kick taken by Adam Federici.
    • 55:58 Booking Aron Gunnarsson goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.
    • 55:23 Aron Gunnarsson concedes a free kick for a foul on Ryan Bertrand.
    • 54:37 David Bell sends in a cross, Freddie Sears takes a shot. Save made by Adam Federici. Corner taken by David Bell played to the near post, Simon Church makes a clearance.
    • 49:53 Aron Gunnarsson takes a shot. Save made by Adam Federici.
    • 48:56 Jobi McAnuff gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Aron Gunnarsson. Keiren Westwood takes the free kick.
    • 48:15 Freddie Sears gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jay Tabb. Ryan Bertrand restarts play with the free kick.
    • 47:10 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Freddie Sears by Zurab Khizanishvili. Free kick taken by Sammy Clingan.
    • 45:26 Corner taken short by James McPake.
    • 45:01 The referee gets the second half underway.
    • 45:01 Substitution Martin Cranie on for Chris Hussey.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+2:13 The half-time whistle blows.
    • 45:00+1:17 Free kick awarded for a foul by Simon Church on Leon Barnett. Free kick taken by Leon Barnett.
    • 45:00+0:56 The offside flag is raised against Clinton Morrison. Indirect free kick taken by Adam Federici.
    • 45:00+0:12 The ball is delivered by Jimmy Kebe, save by Keiren Westwood.
    • 44:01 Shot from just outside the penalty box by Freddie Sears misses to the left of the target.
    • 43:23 Jimmy Kebe concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Hussey. Direct free kick taken by Chris Hussey.
    • 41:37 Simon Church is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Keiren Westwood restarts play with the free kick.
    • 40:29 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Clinton Morrison by Zurab Khizanishvili. Sammy Clingan takes the free kick.
    • Correction - 39:24 Assist by Simon Church.
    • 39:24 Simon Church provided the assist for the goal.
    • 39:24 GOAL - Jimmy KebeReading 3 - 0 Coventry Jimmy Kebe gets on the score sheet with a goal from just inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Reading 3-0 Coventry.
    • Correction - 39:20 A cross is delivered by Simon Church,
    • 39:20 Simon Church produces a cross,
    • 38:28 The ball is swung over by David Bell, Jobi McAnuff makes a clearance.
    • 38:22 A cross is delivered by Freddie Sears.
    • 37:27 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jem Karacan by Gary Deegan. Free kick taken by Adam Federici.
    • 35:45 Free kick awarded for a foul by Grzegorz Rasiak on Stephen Wright. Sammy Clingan takes the free kick.
    • 32:58 Andy Griffin has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide right of the target.
    • 32:44 Simon Church crosses the ball.
    • 31:27 Ryan Bertrand delivers the ball, clearance by Leon Barnett. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Leon Barnett by Grzegorz Rasiak. Keiren Westwood takes the direct free kick.
    • 30:04 The referee blows for offside against Jobi McAnuff. Keiren Westwood takes the free kick.
    • 29:22 Free kick awarded for a foul by Jem Karacan on David Bell. Sammy Clingan takes the direct free kick.
    • 28:20 Grzegorz Rasiak gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gary Deegan. Sammy Clingan takes the direct free kick.
    • 27:37 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Aron Gunnarsson by Ryan Bertrand. Sammy Clingan restarts play with the free kick.
    • 26:36 Sammy Clingan fouled by Jay Tabb, the ref awards a free kick. Keiren Westwood restarts play with the free kick.
    • 25:54 The ball is sent over by Clinton Morrison, clearance by Ryan Bertrand.
    • 23:36 Jay Tabb challenges Aron Gunnarsson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Sammy Clingan takes the direct free kick.
    • 22:56 The assistant referee flags for offside against Grzegorz Rasiak. Keiren Westwood restarts play with the free kick.
    • 22:34 The ball is crossed by Sammy Clingan, clearance by Andy Griffin.
    • 21:38 GOAL - Simon ChurchReading 2 - 0 Coventry Penalty taken right-footed by Simon Church and scored. Reading 2-0 Coventry.
    • 20:57 Stephen Wright challenges Ryan Bertrand unfairly and gives away a Penalty.
    • 20:04 The offside flag is raised against Freddie Sears. Free kick taken by Adam Federici.
    • 19:02 Corner taken by Jobi McAnuff.
    • 17:58 Ryan Bertrand sends in a cross, Jay Tabb produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the target.
    • 16:52 Freddie Sears challenges Ryan Bertrand unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ryan Bertrand takes the direct free kick.
    • 16:42 The ball is delivered by Jimmy Kebe, Sammy Clingan manages to make a clearance.
    • 14:32 GOAL - Grzegorz RasiakReading 1 - 0 Coventry Grzegorz Rasiak grabs a goal from inside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Reading 1-0 Coventry.
    • 14:11 David Bell produces a cross, Zurab Khizanishvili manages to make a clearance.
    • 12:49 Andy Griffin challenges David Bell unfairly and gives away a free kick. Sammy Clingan takes the free kick.
    • 11:53 David Bell takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance by Simon Church.
    • 9:58 The ball is crossed by Jobi McAnuff, Stephen Wright makes a clearance.
    • 8:06 Corner taken right-footed by Jem Karacan from the left by-line, Stephen Wright makes a clearance.
    • 6:11 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Ryan Bertrand played to the near post, Freddie Sears manages to make a clearance.
    • 5:36 Foul by James McPake on Simon Church, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Jay Tabb.
    • 5:15 A cross is delivered by David Bell, clearance made by Ryan Bertrand.
    • 4:09 Aron Gunnarsson concedes a free kick for a foul on Jem Karacan. Free kick taken by Ryan Bertrand.
    • 2:19 Shot from just outside the area by Simon Church misses to the right of the target.
    • 0:31 Unfair challenge on Jimmy Kebe by Leon Barnett results in a free kick. Jimmy Kebe restarts play with the free kick.
    • 0:00 The match begins.

    Live text and data provided by The Press Association.



    Print Sponsor



    Championship table snapshot

    As it stood on 5 Apr 2010 23:59 UK

    Position Team P GD PTS
    1 Newcastle 41 48 89
    2 West Brom 42 38 83
    3 Nottm Forest 42 21 72
    4 Cardiff 42 19 69
    5 Swansea 42 4 65
    6 Leicester 42 9 64
    7 Blackpool 42 16 63
    8 Middlesbrough 42 11 58
    9 Bristol City 42 -8 56
    10 Sheff Utd 42 1 55
    11 Doncaster 42 1 55
    12 Reading 40 0 55
    13 Ipswich 42 -5 54
    14 Coventry 42 -12 52
    15 Barnsley 42 -13 52
    16 Derby 42 -11 51
    17 Preston 42 -12 50
    18 QPR 41 -9 48
    19 Scunthorpe 41 -23 47
    20 Crystal Palace 42 -1 46
    21 Watford 41 -11 45
    22 Sheff Wed 42 -18 45
    23 Plymouth 42 -18 41
    24 Peterborough 42 -27 31


    BBC iD

    Sign in

    BBC navigation

    Copyright © 2019 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

    This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.