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Reading vs. Nottingham Forest

Reading 1-1 Nottingham Forest

Reading   1 - 1   Nott'm Forest

Robert Earnshaw pounced on a handling error by Reading keeper Adam Federici to earn Nottingham Forest a deserved share of the points.

Alex Pearce gave Reading an early lead when he volleyed in a Jimmy Kebe header following Marcus Williams' free-kick.

Federici denied Radoslaw Majewski, Paul Anderson and Earnshaw to keep Reading ahead, but then made a crucial howler.

The Australian kicked a clearance into defender Matt Mills, allowing Earnshaw to nip in and tap home the equaliser.

Pearce's opener had come against the run of play, underlining Reading's struggle to find the fluency which made them such a formidable force in the second half of last season.

Poland international Majewski came into the Forest line-up when midfielder Paul McKenna injured himself in the warm-up, and tested Federici with an early long-range effort.

Reading then had to make a change of their own, with Brynjar Gunnarsson replacing Andy Griffin after the full-back limped off nine minutes in.

Earnshaw tested Federici again, but with 15 minutes gone it was Reading who took the lead as Pearce thundered in a close-range volley from Kebe's header across goal.

Forest hit back strongly, with an Anderson header testing Federici before Jobi McAnuff skewed a shot wide at the opposite end.

The Forest equaliser came in unlikely circumstances as Federici gifted the visitors a goal on 50 minutes.

Having claimed a routine cross, he sought to clear the ball upfield but succeeded only in hitting Mills in the back.

Not one to spurn an opportunity, Earnshaw rounded the prone goalkeeper and stroked the ball into the unguarded net.

Anderson blasted over from range as Forest pushed for a first win of the campaign, while Reading could do no better than a Gylfi Sigurdsson free-kick which drifted narrowly over.

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Saturday, 21 August 2010

Npower Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Reading 1-1 Nott'm Forest FT
(HT 1-0)
  • Pearce 15
  • Earnshaw 50

Reading

  • 01 Federici
  • 02 Griffin (Gunnarsson 9)
  • 03 Williams
  • 05 Mills
  • 26 Pearce yellow card
  • 04 Karacan
  • 08 Sigurdsson
  • 11 McAnuff
  • 14 Kebe
  • 20 Howard yellow card
  • 09 Long (Hunt 78)

Substitutes

  • 21 Hamer,
  • 06 Gunnarsson,
  • 17 Antonio,
  • 19 Robson-Kanu,
  • 25 Taylor,
  • 10 Hunt,
  • 18 Church

Nott'm Forest

  • 01 Camp
  • 03 Bertrand yellow card
  • 04 Chambers
  • 05 Morgan
  • 06 Wilson
  • 07 Anderson
  • 15 Cohen
  • 19 Moussi
  • 28 Majewski (McGugan 62)
  • 10 Earnshaw (Adebola 87)
  • 23 Blackstock yellow card (Tyson 74)

Substitutes

  • 38 Darlow,
  • 27 Moloney,
  • 08 McGugan,
  • 26 Thornhill,
  • 09 Adebola,
  • 11 Tyson,
  • 12 McCleary
Ref: ProbertAtt: 17,324
READING
NOTT'M FOREST

Possession

  • Reading 45%
  • Nott'm Forest 55%

Attempts on target

  • Reading 6
  • Nott'm Forest 4

Attempts off target

  • Reading 4
  • Nott'm Forest 2

Corners

  • Reading 8
  • Nott'm Forest 5

Fouls

  • Reading 14
  • Nott'm Forest 14
  • Final Result
  • 94:38 The game gets underway.
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+3:54 Dele Adebola gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jobi McAnuff. Jobi McAnuff takes the free kick.
  • 90:00+3:15 Attacking throw-in by Brynjar Gunnarsson (Reading).
  • 90:00+3:00 Foul by Dele Adebola on Gylfi Sigurdsson, free kick awarded. Adam Federici takes the direct free kick.
  • 90:00+2:25 Inswinging corner taken by Lewis McGugan from the right by-line played to the near post, Gylfi Sigurdsson makes a clearance.
  • 90:00+2:10 Attacking throw-in by Ryan Bertrand (Nottm Forest).
  • 90:00+1:51 Goal kick taken long by Adam Federici (Reading).
  • 90:00+1:37 Nathan Tyson produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the target.
  • 90:00+1:15 Lee Camp fouled by Noel Hunt, the ref awards a free kick. Lee Camp takes the free kick.
  • 90:00+1:01 Brynjar Gunnarsson fouled by Nathan Tyson, the ref awards a free kick. Brynjar Gunnarsson takes the free kick.
  • 90:00 The match has reached full-time.
  • 88:40 Goal kick taken long by Lee Camp (Nottm Forest).
  • 88:13 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Gylfi Sigurdsson from the left by-line, Jobi McAnuff delivers the ball.
  • 87:59 Jimmy Kebe takes a shot. Save by Lee Camp.
  • 87:48 Attacking throw-in by Marcus Williams (Reading).
  • 87:35 Attacking throw-in by Marcus Williams (Reading).
  • 87:11 Defending throw-in by Luke Chambers (Nottm Forest).
  • 86:33 Substitution Dele Adebola comes on in place of Robert Earnshaw.
  • 86:16 Matt Mills sends in a cross.
  • 85:22 Ryan Bertrand fouled by Jimmy Kebe, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Lee Camp.
  • 84:07 Inswinging corner taken by Lewis McGugan from the left by-line.
  • 83:14 Booking Alex Pearce booked.
  • 83:05 Foul by Alex Pearce on Robert Earnshaw, free kick awarded. Chris Cohen takes the direct free kick.
  • 81:13 Corner taken left-footed by Brian Howard, clearance by Wes Morgan.
  • 80:44 Attacking throw-in by Luke Chambers (Nottm Forest).
  • 79:57 The free kick is delivered left-footed by Brian Howard from own half, clearance by Wes Morgan.
  • 79:57 Booking Booking for Ryan Bertrand for unsporting behaviour.
  • 79:49 Ryan Bertrand gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jimmy Kebe.
  • 79:12 Attacking throw-in by Luke Chambers (Nottm Forest).
  • 78:44 A cross is delivered by Jobi McAnuff.
  • 77:56 Substitution Noel Hunt is brought on as a substitute for Shane Long.
  • 77:19 Corner taken by Brian Howard from the right by-line, Effort on goal by Shane Long from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.
  • 77:05 Guy Moussi challenges Shane Long unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Brynjar Gunnarsson.
  • 75:57 Chris Cohen takes the inswinging corner, save by Adam Federici.
  • 75:48 Attacking throw-in by Luke Chambers (Nottm Forest).
  • 75:29 Attacking throw-in by Luke Chambers (Nottm Forest).
  • 74:28 Effort from outside the box by Gylfi Sigurdsson goes wide right of the target.
  • 73:29 Substitution Nathan Tyson joins the action as a substitute, replacing Dexter Blackstock.
  • 72:11 The referee blows for offside against Lewis McGugan. Free kick taken by Adam Federici.
  • 71:07 Attacking throw-in by Ryan Bertrand (Nottm Forest).
  • 70:04 Attacking throw-in by Brynjar Gunnarsson (Reading).
  • 69:51 Attacking throw-in by Brynjar Gunnarsson (Reading).
  • 68:00 Wes Morgan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Shane Long. Gylfi Sigurdsson fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.
  • 67:11 Attacking throw-in by Marcus Williams (Reading).
  • 66:51 Defending throw-in by Luke Chambers (Nottm Forest).
  • 66:45 A cross is delivered by Brynjar Gunnarsson.
  • 65:59 Defending throw-in by Luke Chambers (Nottm Forest).
  • 64:56 The ball is crossed by Paul Anderson, Adam Federici makes a comfortable save.
  • 63:42 Booking The referee books Brian Howard for unsporting behaviour.
  • 63:28 Foul by Brian Howard on Wes Morgan, free kick awarded. Kelvin Wilson takes the direct free kick.
  • 63:11 Attacking throw-in by Marcus Williams (Reading).
  • 62:36 Shot from just outside the box by Paul Anderson goes over the bar.
  • 62:25 Attacking throw-in by Ryan Bertrand (Nottm Forest).
  • 61:35 Substitution Lewis McGugan replaces Radoslaw Majewski.
  • 59:51 Corner taken by Brian Howard, save by Lee Camp.
  • 59:40 Attacking throw-in by Marcus Williams (Reading).
  • 55:28 Attacking throw-in by Ryan Bertrand (Nottm Forest).
  • 54:23 Robert Earnshaw fouled by Alex Pearce, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Luke Chambers.
  • 53:59 Defending throw-in by Marcus Williams (Reading).
  • 53:48 Centre by Jimmy Kebe.
  • 52:59 Goal kick taken long by Adam Federici (Reading).
  • 52:41 Foul by Marcus Williams on Robert Earnshaw, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Luke Chambers.
  • 52:20 Defending throw-in by Luke Chambers (Nottm Forest).
  • 52:15 Defending throw-in by Marcus Williams (Reading).
  • 50:35 Shane Long fouled by Wes Morgan, the ref awards a free kick. Brian Howard takes the direct free kick.
  • 49:17 GOAL - Robert EarnshawReading 1 - 1 Nott'm Forest Robert Earnshaw finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the box low into the middle of the goal. Reading 1-1 Nottm Forest.
  • 48:51 Paul Anderson delivers the ball,
  • 46:48 Corner taken by Brian Howard, Lee Camp makes a save.
  • 46:32 Brian Howard takes a inswinging corner to the near post, save by Lee Camp.
  • 46:13 Brian Howard takes a shot. Save by Lee Camp.
  • 45:44 Corner taken left-footed by Brian Howard, clearance by Guy Moussi.
  • 45:01 The second half has started.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+1:12 The assistant referee flags for offside against Jimmy Kebe. Lee Camp takes the free kick.
  • 45:00+0:36 Brynjar Gunnarsson fouled by Dexter Blackstock, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Adam Federici.
  • 45:00 The match has reached half-time.
  • 44:40 Brian Howard takes the inswinging corner, free kick awarded for a foul by Alex Pearce on Lee Camp. Direct free kick taken by Lee Camp.
  • 44:09 Marcus Williams takes a shot. Save made by Lee Camp.
  • 43:21 Attacking throw-in by Brynjar Gunnarsson (Reading).
  • 42:20 Ryan Bertrand challenges Jimmy Kebe unfairly and gives away a free kick. Gylfi Sigurdsson produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick, clearance made by Luke Chambers.
  • 41:25 Jem Karacan challenges Robert Earnshaw unfairly and gives away a free kick. Lee Camp takes the direct free kick.
  • 40:52 Goal kick taken long by Lee Camp (Nottm Forest).
  • 40:21 Effort from the edge of the penalty box by Jobi McAnuff goes wide of the right-hand upright.
  • 40:00 Defending throw-in by Ryan Bertrand (Nottm Forest).
  • 39:17 Attacking throw-in by Marcus Williams (Reading).
  • 37:39 Free kick awarded for a foul by Kelvin Wilson on Jem Karacan. Brian Howard restarts play with the free kick.
  • 37:07 Jobi McAnuff takes a shot. Lee Camp makes a comfortable save.
  • 36:31 Paul Anderson takes a shot. Save by Adam Federici.
  • 36:08 Attacking throw-in by Ryan Bertrand (Nottm Forest).
  • 34:54 Defending throw-in by Brynjar Gunnarsson (Reading).
  • 32:06 Attacking throw-in by Ryan Bertrand (Nottm Forest).
  • 30:51 Adam Federici takes the free kick.
  • 30:51 Booking Dexter Blackstock booked.
  • 30:45 Dexter Blackstock gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Marcus Williams.
  • 29:56 Defending throw-in by Brynjar Gunnarsson (Reading).
  • 29:25 Robert Earnshaw is caught offside. Free kick taken by Adam Federici.
  • 28:42 Defending throw-in by Ryan Bertrand (Nottm Forest).
  • 28:26 Defending throw-in by Ryan Bertrand (Nottm Forest).
  • 27:37 Foul by Brynjar Gunnarsson on Robert Earnshaw, free kick awarded. Ryan Bertrand takes the direct free kick.
  • 26:57 Defending throw-in by Ryan Bertrand (Nottm Forest).
  • 26:43 Defending throw-in by Brynjar Gunnarsson (Reading).
  • 25:29 Corner taken by Radoslaw Majewski from the left by-line played to the near post, Jem Karacan manages to make a clearance.
  • 24:31 The assistant referee flags for offside against Chris Cohen. Adam Federici restarts play with the free kick.
  • 23:54 The ball is swung over by Jobi McAnuff.
  • 22:50 Defending throw-in by Brynjar Gunnarsson (Reading).
  • 22:42 A cross is delivered by Paul Anderson.
  • 22:21 The ball is sent over by Gylfi Sigurdsson, Lee Camp makes a save.
  • 21:46 Luke Chambers gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jobi McAnuff. Direct free kick taken by Brian Howard.
  • 19:12 Free kick awarded for a foul by Wes Morgan on Shane Long. Jem Karacan takes the direct free kick.
  • 18:14 Ryan Bertrand fouled by Jimmy Kebe, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Lee Camp.
  • 17:56 Attacking throw-in by Brynjar Gunnarsson (Reading).
  • 16:54 Attacking throw-in by Ryan Bertrand (Nottm Forest).
  • 16:39 Brian Howard gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Paul Anderson. Luke Chambers restarts play with the free kick.
  • 16:12 Defending throw-in by Luke Chambers (Nottm Forest).
  • 15:43 Free kick awarded for a foul by Jem Karacan on Ryan Bertrand. Radoslaw Majewski takes the free kick.
  • 14:36 Assist by Jimmy Kebe.
  • 14:36 GOAL - Alex PearceReading 1 - 0 Nott'm Forest Goal scored by Alex Pearce from inside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Reading 1-0 Nottm Forest.
  • 14:03 Paul Anderson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Marcus Williams. Direct free kick taken by Marcus Williams,
  • 12:55 Attacking throw-in by Marcus Williams (Reading).
  • 11:25 Inswinging corner taken by Chris Cohen from the right by-line, clearance by Jem Karacan.
  • 11:00 Robert Earnshaw takes a shot. Save made by Adam Federici.
  • 9:48 Attacking throw-in by Ryan Bertrand (Nottm Forest).
  • 9:31 Free kick awarded for a foul by Brian Howard on Paul Anderson. Free kick taken by Kelvin Wilson.
  • 9:06 Attacking throw-in by Brynjar Gunnarsson (Reading).
  • 8:15 Substitution Brynjar Gunnarsson is brought on as a substitute for Andy Griffin.
  • 7:34 Attacking throw-in by Marcus Williams (Reading).
  • 6:32 Attacking throw-in by Marcus Williams (Reading).
  • Correction - 5:32 Shot by Radoslaw Majewski. Save by Adam Federici.
  • 5:32 Shot from 12 yards from Radoslaw Majewski. Save by Lee Camp.
  • 3:45 Attacking throw-in by Andy Griffin (Reading).
  • 3:31 The assistant referee flags for offside against Robert Earnshaw. Adam Federici restarts play with the free kick.
  • 2:55 Goal kick taken long by Adam Federici (Reading).
  • 1:39 Defending throw-in by Ryan Bertrand (Nottm Forest).
  • 0:59 Foul by Gylfi Sigurdsson on Chris Cohen, free kick awarded. Kelvin Wilson restarts play with the free kick.
  • 0:34 Defending throw-in by Ryan Bertrand (Nottm Forest).

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Npower Championship table snapshot

As it stood on 21 Aug 2010 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 QPR 3 9 9
2 Cardiff 3 5 7
3 Burnley 3 4 7
4 Coventry 3 3 7
5 Ipswich 3 3 7
6 Millwall 3 5 6
7 Norwich 3 2 6
8 Watford 3 1 5
9 Leeds United 3 1 4
10 Doncaster 3 -2 4
11 Hull 3 -2 4
12 Barnsley 3 -3 4
13 Swansea 3 0 3
14 Crystal Palace 3 -1 3
15 Derby 3 -1 3
16 Scunthorpe 3 -2 3
17 Preston 3 -5 3
18 Reading 3 -1 2
19 Nott'm Forest 3 -1 2
20 Bristol City 3 -3 2
21 Middlesbrough 2 -2 1
22 Portsmouth 3 -3 1
23 Sheff Utd 2 -3 1
24 Leicester 3 -4 1


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