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Scunthorpe   2 - 2   Reading

Scunthorpe 2-2 Reading

Scunthorpe 2-2 Reading

A stunning late comeback by Scunthorpe saw them earn the point they needed to ensure their Championship survival.

Reading dominated early on but the Iron hit the bar through Martyn Woolford's volley and Grant McCann's free-kick.

Alex Pearce volleyed the Royals ahead and Gylfi Sigurdsson made it 2-0 from the spot after Jobi McAnuff was fouled.

But with eight minutes left, Gary Hooper hooked home after Garry Thompson had his shot parried and Matt Sparrow's deflected shot earned the Iron a draw.

The final whistle at Glanford Park was followed by a pitch invasion by jubilant Iron fans, who can relax knowing their side are mathematically safe with two games left because Crystal Palace and Sheffield Wednesday, two of the teams below them, are still to play each other.

But the Iron's superb late rally ends Reading's faint hopes of snatching a play-off place at the opposite end of the table because they can no longer overhaul sixth-placed Swansea.

It was a dramatic end to an entertaining game, which the Royals began strongly.

Brian Howard twice went close for the visitors, with a 20-yard drive whistling narrowly wide before he sent a free-kick curling just over.

Sigurdsson also made a mess of Jimmy Kebe's pull-back, blazing over from eight yards out, and Scunthorpe did not get behind the Reading defence until first-half injury time when Woolford met Thompson's cross and smashed his shot against the bar.

McCann also hit the woodwork at the start of the second half when his curling free-kick skimmed the top of the bar but Reading responded by immediately taking the lead when Simon Church met Howard's free-kick and the ball fell for Pearce to supply a clinical finish.

The in-form Hooper, who was being watched by Hull boss Iain Dowie and Wolves manager Mick McCarthy, inexplicably missed from six yards out after rounding Adam Federici as Scunthorpe tried to respond.

And it seemed Sigurdsson's spot-kick, which came after Cliff Byrne had felled McAnuff inside the area, would settle the contest.

But the Iron refused to give up and Hooper's opportunistic effort, before Sparrow fired home from 16 yards, means they can look forward to back-to-back seasons in the second tier for the first time in 46 years.


Scunthorpe manager Nigel Adkins:
"I am very pleased, it's a fantastic group of lads. Over the course of the season we have set out what we hoped to do.

"It is a fantastic achievement. It's like swimming the Channel, doing the Tour De France and then climbing Everest.

"It's a fantastic achievement for Scunthorpe to stay in the Championship."

Reading boss Reading boss Brian McDermott on the decision not to send off Iron defender Cliff Byrne for his foul on Jobi McAnuff that led to Reading's penalty:

"It was an obvious red card. I don't like seeing players sent off but it beggars belief.

"Having said that, we were 2-0 up and on another day we would see that out."

"When we are really going for things next season that won't happen and we will

see things out. "We got into an end-to-end game when we didn't need to. And we

we learn from that and move on."

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Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Coca-Cola Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Scunthorpe 2-2 Reading FT
(HT 0-0)
  • Hooper 82
  • Sparrow 89
  • Pearce 48
  • Sigurdsson (pen) 72

Scunthorpe

  • 01 Murphy yellow card
  • 06 Byrne yellow card
  • 15 Mirfin
  • 26 Canavan (Forte 85)
  • 02 Wright yellow card
  • 07 Sparrow
  • 08 McCann
  • 11 Thompson yellow card
  • 16 Woolford
  • 09 Hayes yellow card (Togwell 90+1)
  • 10 Hooper

Substitutes

  • 22 Lillis,
  • 05 Milne,
  • 04 Togwell,
  • 18 O'Connor,
  • 19 Wright,
  • 20 McDermott,
  • 14 Forte

Reading

  • 01 Federici
  • 24 Bertrand
  • 26 Pearce yellow card
  • 40 Griffin
  • 44 Khizanishvili yellow card
  • 07 Tabb
  • 11 McAnuff yellow card
  • 14 Kebe
  • 25 Sigurdsson yellow card
  • 34 Howard (Karacan 80)
  • 18 Church (Long 61)

Substitutes

  • 21 Hamer,
  • 06 Gunnarsson,
  • 17 Henry,
  • 19 Robson-Kanu,
  • 20 Karacan,
  • 09 Long,
  • 23 Rasiak
Ref: SalisburyAtt: 5,299
SCUNTHORPE
READING

Possession

  • Scunthorpe 50%
  • Reading 50%

Attempts on target

  • Scunthorpe 9
  • Reading 5

Attempts off target

  • Scunthorpe 9
  • Reading 6

Corners

  • Scunthorpe 5
  • Reading 8

Fouls

  • Scunthorpe 17
  • Reading 13
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+4:28 The match has reached full-time.
  • 90:00+3:27 Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Gylfi Sigurdsson (Reading) to centre, save (caught) by Joe Murphy (Scunthorpe).
  • 90:00+3:27 Booking Joe Murphy (Scunthorpe) booked for time wasting.
  • 90:00+2:13 Defending throw-in by Cliff Byrne (Scunthorpe).
  • 90:00+1:49 Shot by Jay Tabb (Reading) drilled left-footed from right channel (20 yards), blocked by Andrew Wright (Scunthorpe).
  • 90:00+1:29 Foul by Martyn Woolford (Scunthorpe) on Jimmy Kebe (Reading). Free kick taken right-footed by Jimmy Kebe (Reading) from right wing, resulting in open play.
  • 90:00+0:09 Substitution Scunthorpe substitution: Paul Hayes replaced by Sam Togwell (tactical).
  • 88:17 GOAL - Matthew SparrowScunthorpe 2 - 2 Reading Goal by Matthew Sparrow (Scunthorpe) drilled right-footed (bottom-right of goal) from right channel (20 yards).Scunthorpe 2-2 Reading.
  • 87:31 Attacking throw-in by Andy Griffin (Reading).
  • 87:15 Defending throw-in by Cliff Byrne (Scunthorpe).
  • 85:10 Garry Thompson (Scunthorpe) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Adam Federici (Reading) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 84:01 Foul by Alex Pearce (Reading) on David Mirfin (Scunthorpe). Free kick taken left-footed by Joe Murphy (Scunthorpe) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 84:01 Substitution Scunthorpe substitution: Niall Canavan replaced by Jonathan Forte (tactical).
  • 83:26 Inswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Gylfi Sigurdsson (Reading) to centre, shot by Jem Karacan (Reading) drilled right-footed from right channel (25 yards), over the bar.
  • 83:15 Booking Gylfi Sigurdsson (Reading) booked for time wasting.
  • Correction - 81:05 Shane Long is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Joe Murphy takes the indirect free kick. Free kick awarded for a foul by Andy Griffin on Martyn Woolford. Direct free kick taken by Grant McCann.
  • 81:05 Handball by Shane Long (Reading). Free kick taken left-footed by Joe Murphy (Scunthorpe) from own half, resulting in open play. Foul by Andy Griffin (Reading) on Martyn Woolford (Scunthorpe). Free kick taken left-footed by Grant McCann (Scunthorpe) from left wing, resulting in open play.
  • 81:05 GOAL - Gary HooperScunthorpe 1 - 2 Reading Goal by Gary Hooper (Scunthorpe) right-footed (low centre of goal) from left side of six-yard box (6 yards).Scunthorpe 1-2 Reading.
  • Correction - 80:05 Effort on goal by Garry Thompson from 25 yards. Save by Adam Federici.
  • Correction - 80:05 Substitution Jem Karacan on for Brian Howard.
  • Correction - 80:05 Unfair challenge on Grant McCann by Gylfi Sigurdsson results in a free kick. Grant McCann takes the direct free kick.
  • 80:05 Foul by Gylfi Sigurdsson (Reading) on Grant McCann (Scunthorpe). Free kick taken left-footed by Grant McCann (Scunthorpe) from left channel, resulting in open play.
  • 79:28 Shot by Garry Thompson (Scunthorpe) drilled right-footed from right channel (25 yards), comfortable save (blocked) by Adam Federici (Reading).
  • 79:28 Substitution Reading substitution: Brian Howard replaced by Jem Karacan (tactical).
  • 78:33 Foul by Alex Pearce (Reading) on Grant McCann (Scunthorpe). Free kick taken left-footed by Grant McCann (Scunthorpe) from left channel, header by Niall Canavan (Scunthorpe) from centre of penalty area (12 yards), missed left. Goal kick taken long by Adam Federici (Reading).
  • 78:14 Attacking throw-in by Andrew Wright (Scunthorpe).
  • 78:08 Attacking throw-in by Andrew Wright (Scunthorpe).
  • 77:33 Garry Thompson (Scunthorpe) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Adam Federici (Reading) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 76:13 Shot by Matthew Sparrow (Scunthorpe) right-footed from centre of penalty area (12 yards), save (tipped round post) by Adam Federici (Reading). Cross by Cliff Byrne (Scunthorpe), header by Niall Canavan (Scunthorpe) from centre of penalty area (12 yards), over the bar. Goal kick taken long by Adam Federici (Reading). Defending throw-in by Andrew Wright (Scunthorpe).
  • 75:56 Shane Long (Reading) caught offside. Free kick taken left-footed by Joe Murphy (Scunthorpe) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 75:40 Defending throw-in by Andrew Wright (Scunthorpe).
  • 75:25 Defending throw-in by Andy Griffin (Reading).
  • 75:07 Foul by Shane Long (Reading) on Andrew Wright (Scunthorpe). Free kick taken left-footed by Joe Murphy (Scunthorpe) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 74:46 Shot by Martyn Woolford (Scunthorpe) drilled left-footed from left channel (25 yards), save (parried) by Adam Federici (Reading).
  • 74:24 Defending throw-in by Andrew Wright (Scunthorpe).
  • 74:07 Cross by Paul Hayes (Scunthorpe), clearance by Alex Pearce (Reading).
  • 73:54 Attacking throw-in by Cliff Byrne (Scunthorpe).
  • 73:28 Shot by Garry Thompson (Scunthorpe) drilled right-footed from right channel (18 yards), save (caught) by Adam Federici (Reading).
  • 71:50 Shot by Shane Long (Reading) drilled right-footed from left channel (25 yards), save (tipped round post) by Joe Murphy (Scunthorpe). Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Gylfi Sigurdsson (Reading) to near post, save (caught) by Joe Murphy (Scunthorpe).
  • 71:16 Shot by Gary Hooper (Scunthorpe) drilled right-footed from right side of penalty area (18 yards), save (caught) by Adam Federici (Reading).
  • 71:16 GOAL - Gylfi SigurdssonScunthorpe 0 - 2 Reading Placed penalty taken right-footed by Gylfi Sigurdsson (Reading) (bottom-right of goal), scored.Scunthorpe 0-2 Reading.
  • 70:30 Booking Jobi McAnuff (Reading) booked for dissent.
  • 70:06 Booking Cliff Byrne (Scunthorpe) booked for unsporting behaviour.
  • Correction - 69:41 Penalty awarded for a foul by Cliff Byrne on Jobi McAnuff.
  • 69:41 Foul by Cliff Byrne (Scunthorpe) on Jobi McAnuff (Reading).
  • 68:58 Defending throw-in by Ryan Bertrand (Reading).
  • 67:58 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Gylfi Sigurdsson (Reading) to centre, clearance by Matthew Sparrow (Scunthorpe).
  • 66:55 Foul by Cliff Byrne (Scunthorpe) on Ryan Bertrand (Reading). Free kick crossed right-footed by Gylfi Sigurdsson (Reading) from left wing, resulting in open play.
  • 66:06 Shane Long (Reading) caught offside. Free kick taken left-footed by Joe Murphy (Scunthorpe) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 64:58 Free kick drilled right-footed by Gylfi Sigurdsson (Reading) from left channel (25 yards), save (tipped round post) by Joe Murphy (Scunthorpe). Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Gylfi Sigurdsson (Reading) to near post, resulting in open play.
  • 64:58 Booking Andrew Wright (Scunthorpe) booked for unsporting behaviour.
  • 64:34 Foul by Andrew Wright (Scunthorpe) on Jobi McAnuff (Reading).
  • 63:30 Handball by Brian Howard (Reading). Free kick crossed right-footed by Paul Hayes (Scunthorpe) from left wing, clearance by Andy Griffin (Reading). Outswinging corner from left by-line taken left-footed by Grant McCann (Scunthorpe) to far post, clearance by Jay Tabb (Reading).
  • 63:00 Attacking throw-in by Andy Griffin (Reading).
  • 61:49 Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Grant McCann (Scunthorpe) to far post, foul by Cliff Byrne (Scunthorpe) on Brian Howard (Reading). Free kick taken right-footed by Adam Federici (Reading) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 61:06 Goal kick taken long by Joe Murphy (Scunthorpe).
  • 60:03 Cross by Grant McCann (Scunthorpe), clearance by Zurab Khizanishvili (Reading).
  • 60:03 Substitution Reading substitution: Simon Church replaced by Shane Long (tactical).
  • 59:44 Foul by Alex Pearce (Reading) on Gary Hooper (Scunthorpe).
  • 59:08 Shot by Gylfi Sigurdsson (Reading) right-footed from centre of penalty area (18 yards), missed right. Goal kick taken long by Joe Murphy (Scunthorpe).
  • 57:50 Simon Church (Reading) caught offside. Free kick taken left-footed by Joe Murphy (Scunthorpe) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 57:38 Attacking throw-in by Andy Griffin (Reading).
  • 57:09 Foul by Gary Hooper (Scunthorpe) on Brian Howard (Reading). Free kick taken right-footed by Adam Federici (Reading) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 56:50 Attacking throw-in by Andrew Wright (Scunthorpe).
  • 56:28 Goal kick taken long by Adam Federici (Reading).
  • 56:11 Foul by Jimmy Kebe (Reading) on Andrew Wright (Scunthorpe). Free kick taken left-footed by Niall Canavan (Scunthorpe) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 55:39 Shot by Gary Hooper (Scunthorpe) left-footed from centre of penalty area (12 yards), missed left. Goal kick taken long by Adam Federici (Reading).
  • 55:22 Cross by Grant McCann (Scunthorpe), clearance by Alex Pearce (Reading).
  • 54:32 Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Grant McCann (Scunthorpe) to far post, header by Cliff Byrne (Scunthorpe) from centre of penalty area (12 yards), resulting in open play. Attacking throw-in by Cliff Byrne (Scunthorpe).
  • 54:16 Attacking throw-in by Andrew Wright (Scunthorpe).
  • 53:53 Cross by Gary Hooper (Scunthorpe), clearance by Adam Federici (Reading).
  • 52:57 Inswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Brian Howard (Reading) to near post, save (caught) by Joe Murphy (Scunthorpe).
  • 52:23 Free kick taken right-footed by Gary Hooper (Scunthorpe) from left channel, resulting in open play.
  • 52:23 Booking Zurab Khizanishvili (Reading) booked for unsporting behaviour.
  • 51:58 Foul by Zurab Khizanishvili (Reading) on Paul Hayes (Scunthorpe). Free kick crossed left-footed by Grant McCann (Scunthorpe) from left channel, foul by Zurab Khizanishvili (Reading) on Paul Hayes (Scunthorpe).
  • 51:04 Shot by Gary Hooper (Scunthorpe) drilled right-footed from left channel (25 yards), over the bar. Goal kick taken long by Adam Federici (Reading).
  • 50:02 Free kick crossed right-footed by Jimmy Kebe (Reading) from right wing, clearance by Paul Hayes (Scunthorpe).
  • 50:02 Booking Paul Hayes (Scunthorpe) booked for unsporting behaviour.
  • 49:56 Foul by Paul Hayes (Scunthorpe) on Jay Tabb (Reading).
  • Correction - 49:10 Niall Canavan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Simon Church. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Brian Howard from right channel, save by Joe Murphy.
  • 49:10 Foul by Niall Canavan (Scunthorpe) on Simon Church (Reading). Free kick crossed left-footed by Brian Howard (Reading) from right channel, save (caught) by Joe Murphy (Scunthorpe).
  • 48:29 Shot by Martyn Woolford (Scunthorpe) right-footed from left side of six-yard box (6 yards), save (caught) by Adam Federici (Reading).
  • 47:17 Assist (cross) by Brian Howard (Reading) from right channel.
  • 47:17 GOAL - Alex PearceScunthorpe 0 - 1 Reading goal by Alex Pearce (Reading) right-footed (bottom-right of goal) from left side of six-yard box (6 yards).Scunthorpe 0-1 Reading.
  • 46:46 Foul by Grant McCann (Scunthorpe) on Jay Tabb (Reading). Free kick taken left-footed by Brian Howard (Reading) from right channel,
  • 46:22 Attacking throw-in by Andy Griffin (Reading).
  • 45:39 Handball by Zurab Khizanishvili (Reading). Free kick curled left-footed by Grant McCann (Scunthorpe) from right channel (20 yards), goal kick taken long by Adam Federici (Reading).
  • 45:01 The second half begins.
  • 45:00+1:50 The first half comes to an end.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+1:25 Goal kick taken long by Joe Murphy (Scunthorpe).
  • 45:00+0:46 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Gylfi Sigurdsson (Reading) to centre, clearance by Niall Canavan (Scunthorpe).
  • 45:00+0:17 Cross by Garry Thompson (Scunthorpe), shot by Martyn Woolford (Scunthorpe) left-footed from left side of penalty area (12 yards),
  • 44:21 Attacking throw-in by Andy Griffin (Reading).
  • 43:57 Attacking throw-in by Andy Griffin (Reading).
  • 42:58 Garry Thompson (Scunthorpe) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Adam Federici (Reading) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 41:58 Shot by Martyn Woolford (Scunthorpe) drilled right-footed from right channel (25 yards), missed right. Goal kick taken long by Adam Federici (Reading).
  • 41:12 Foul by Gylfi Sigurdsson (Reading) on Cliff Byrne (Scunthorpe). Free kick taken left-footed by Joe Murphy (Scunthorpe) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 40:21 Foul by Matthew Sparrow (Scunthorpe) on Brian Howard (Reading). Free kick taken right-footed by Zurab Khizanishvili (Reading) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 39:54 Goal kick taken long by Adam Federici (Reading).
  • 39:31 Attacking throw-in by Cliff Byrne (Scunthorpe).
  • 38:11 Foul by Paul Hayes (Scunthorpe) on Zurab Khizanishvili (Reading). Free kick taken right-footed by Zurab Khizanishvili (Reading) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 37:31 Shot by Brian Howard (Reading) drilled left-footed from left channel (25 yards), over the bar. Goal kick taken long by Joe Murphy (Scunthorpe).
  • 36:53 Attacking throw-in by Andy Griffin (Reading).
  • 36:37 Goal kick taken long by Adam Federici (Reading).
  • 35:38 Free kick taken right-footed by Adam Federici (Reading) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 35:38 Booking Garry Thompson (Scunthorpe) booked for unsporting behaviour.
  • 35:28 Foul by Garry Thompson (Scunthorpe) on Ryan Bertrand (Reading).
  • 34:56 Defending throw-in by Cliff Byrne (Scunthorpe).
  • 34:09 Attacking throw-in by Ryan Bertrand (Reading).
  • 33:38 Shot by Martyn Woolford (Scunthorpe) drilled right-footed from right channel (25 yards), missed left. Goal kick taken long by Adam Federici (Reading).
  • 33:08 Defending throw-in by Ryan Bertrand (Reading).
  • 32:30 Handball by Brian Howard (Reading). Free kick taken left-footed by Joe Murphy (Scunthorpe) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 31:33 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Gylfi Sigurdsson (Reading) to centre, clearance by Andrew Wright (Scunthorpe).
  • 30:18 Foul by Martyn Woolford (Scunthorpe) on Gylfi Sigurdsson (Reading). Free kick taken right-footed by Andy Griffin (Reading) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 29:25 Defending throw-in by Andy Griffin (Reading).
  • 28:59 Attacking throw-in by Garry Thompson (Scunthorpe).
  • 28:50 Defending throw-in by Cliff Byrne (Scunthorpe).
  • 27:49 Cross by Jimmy Kebe (Reading), shot by Gylfi Sigurdsson (Reading) drilled right-footed from centre of penalty area (12 yards), over the bar. Goal kick taken long by Joe Murphy (Scunthorpe).
  • 26:19 Cross by Martyn Woolford (Scunthorpe), clearance by Zurab Khizanishvili (Reading).
  • 26:06 Attacking throw-in by Andrew Wright (Scunthorpe).
  • 24:56 Free kick crossed left-footed by Niall Canavan (Scunthorpe) from left channel, resulting in ball out of play. Goal kick taken long by Adam Federici (Reading).
  • 24:56 Booking Alex Pearce (Reading) booked for unsporting behaviour.
  • 24:12 Foul by Alex Pearce (Reading) on Paul Hayes (Scunthorpe).
  • 23:22 Foul by David Mirfin (Scunthorpe) on Simon Church (Reading). Free kick crossed left-footed by Brian Howard (Reading) from left channel, resulting in open play.
  • 22:54 Shot by Jimmy Kebe (Reading) drilled right-footed from right channel (25 yards), missed left. Goal kick taken long by Joe Murphy (Scunthorpe).
  • 22:27 Attacking throw-in by Andy Griffin (Reading).
  • 22:02 Cross by Martyn Woolford (Scunthorpe), save (caught) by Adam Federici (Reading).
  • 21:30 Defending throw-in by Ryan Bertrand (Reading).
  • 20:04 Defending throw-in by Andy Griffin (Reading).
  • 18:40 Defending throw-in by Andy Griffin (Reading).
  • 17:11 Cross by Martyn Woolford (Scunthorpe), clearance by Ryan Bertrand (Reading). Corner from right by-line taken short left-footed by Grant McCann (Scunthorpe). Cross by Gary Hooper (Scunthorpe), clearance by Gylfi Sigurdsson (Reading).
  • 16:36 Cross by Martyn Woolford (Scunthorpe), clearance by Zurab Khizanishvili (Reading).
  • 16:25 Cross by Brian Howard (Reading), save (caught) by Joe Murphy (Scunthorpe).
  • 15:50 Defending throw-in by Andy Griffin (Reading).
  • 14:55 Attacking throw-in by Ryan Bertrand (Reading).
  • 14:17 Defending throw-in by Andrew Wright (Scunthorpe).
  • 13:10 Foul by Paul Hayes (Scunthorpe) on Alex Pearce (Reading). Free kick taken right-footed by Jimmy Kebe (Reading) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 12:44 Goal kick taken long by Joe Murphy (Scunthorpe).
  • 11:48 Cross by Jimmy Kebe (Reading), foul by Martyn Woolford (Scunthorpe) on Jay Tabb (Reading). Free kick crossed left-footed by Brian Howard (Reading) from right channel, resulting in ball out of play.
  • 11:15 Defending throw-in by Cliff Byrne (Scunthorpe).
  • 10:53 Attacking throw-in by Ryan Bertrand (Reading).
  • 9:54 Foul by Jimmy Kebe (Reading) on Andrew Wright (Scunthorpe). Free kick taken left-footed by Joe Murphy (Scunthorpe) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 9:05 Attacking throw-in by Andy Griffin (Reading).
  • 8:16 Defending throw-in by Cliff Byrne (Scunthorpe). Attacking throw-in by Ryan Bertrand (Reading).
  • Correction - 6:57 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gary Hooper by Alex Pearce. Shot on goal comes in from Grant McCann from the free kick, Adam Federici makes a comfortable save.
  • 6:57 Foul by Alex Pearce (Reading) on Gary Hooper (Scunthorpe). Free kick curled left-footed by Grant McCann (Scunthorpe) from right channel (25 yards), comfortable save (caught) by Adam Federici (Reading).
  • 6:42 Attacking throw-in by Cliff Byrne (Scunthorpe).
  • 5:40 Shot by Brian Howard (Reading) drilled left-footed from left channel (30 yards), missed right. Goal kick taken long by Joe Murphy (Scunthorpe).
  • 4:50 Attacking throw-in by Ryan Bertrand (Reading).
  • 4:25 Cross by Garry Thompson (Scunthorpe), clearance by Zurab Khizanishvili (Reading).
  • 3:50 Defending throw-in by Cliff Byrne (Scunthorpe).
  • 3:33 Defending throw-in by Andy Griffin (Reading).
  • 3:16 Shot by Gylfi Sigurdsson (Reading) drilled right-footed from left channel (30 yards), comfortable save (caught) by Joe Murphy (Scunthorpe).
  • 2:56 Attacking throw-in by Ryan Bertrand (Reading).
  • Correction - 2:04 Garry Thompson concedes a free kick for a foul on Ryan Bertrand. Adam Federici takes the direct free kick.
  • 2:04 Foul by Garry Thompson (Scunthorpe) on Ryan Bertrand (Reading). Free kick taken right-footed by Adam Federici (Reading) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 1:40 Attacking throw-in by Cliff Byrne (Scunthorpe).
  • 1:26 Attacking throw-in by Cliff Byrne (Scunthorpe).
  • 0:53 Goal kick taken long by Joe Murphy (Scunthorpe).
  • 0:44 Attacking throw-in by Jay Tabb (Reading).
  • 0:07 Attacking throw-in by Andy Griffin (Reading).
  • 0:00 The game begins.

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20 Apr 2010 23:59 UK


Coca-Cola Championship table snapshot

As it stood on 20 Apr 2010 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Newcastle 44 54 98
2 West Brom 44 41 89
3 Nottm Forest 44 22 75
4 Cardiff 44 20 73
5 Leicester 44 13 70
6 Swansea 44 5 68
7 Blackpool 44 15 66
8 Middlesbrough 44 10 61
9 Reading 44 5 60
10 Sheff Utd 44 2 59
11 Bristol City 44 -10 59
12 Doncaster 44 0 56
13 Ipswich 44 -8 55
14 QPR 44 -7 54
15 Preston 44 -11 54
16 Derby 44 -11 53
17 Coventry 44 -13 53
18 Barnsley 44 -15 53
19 Scunthorpe 44 -21 51
20 Watford 44 -14 48
21 Crystal Palace 44 -3 47
22 Sheff Wed 44 -19 46
23 Plymouth 44 -21 41
24 Peterborough 44 -34 31



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