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Leicester   1 - 2   Reading

Leicester 2-1 Reading

Leicester 1-2 Reading

Reading grabbed their first league win of the season as Matt Mills' late header earned a deserved victory against struggling Leicester.

The defender was on hand to convert Brian Howard's right-wing corner with four minutes of the match remaining.

Gylfi Sigurdsson had put Reading ahead with a tap-in before Lloyd Dyer levelled with a long-range strike.

After Mills' winner, there was still time for Royals keeper Adam Federici to deny Joao Moreno and Matty Fryatt.

The Royals' success leaves the Foxes languishing near the foot of the table with just one point from four games.

The hosts created the first clear opening when Dyer's shot narrowly cleared the crossbar, before Reading responded as Howard headed Mills' cross just wide.

Sigurdsson then opened the scoring on 22 minutes, with the Icelander given the simple task of turning the ball in from close range after good work by Jimmy Kebe down the right wing.

Shane Long came close to extending the lead with a header just before the break, before Dyer restored parity in the 52nd minute when his shot from just outside the box evaded the outstretched arm of Federici and found the bottom corner.

Reading looked the most likely to make a breakthrough as Howard shot over the crossbar, Sigurdsson's looping header dropped just wide and Foxes keeper Conrad Logan saved from Kebe.

At the other end, Steve Howard and Fryatt threatened but failed to work Federici in a rare Leicester attack.

When Mills' header put Reading in front for a second time, Paulo Sousa's side were unable to come back - as in the dying stages Federici pushed away a headed effort from Moreno and then parried a Fryatt shot.

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Saturday, 28 August 2010

Npower Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Leicester 1-2 Reading FT
(HT 0-1)
  • Dyer 52
  • Sigurdsson 22
  • Mills 86

Leicester

  • 13 Logan
  • 06 Moreno
  • 15 Berner
  • 20 Lamey
  • 25 Hobbs
  • 08 Oakley (King 63)
  • 11 Dyer
  • 17 N'Guessan (Moussa 82)
  • 19 Wellens
  • 07 Gallagher (Fryatt 55)
  • 09 Howard yellow card

Substitutes

  • 21 Ikeme,
  • 02 Neilson,
  • 04 Morrison,
  • 18 Kennedy,
  • 10 King,
  • 23 Moussa,
  • 12 Fryatt

Reading

  • 01 Federici
  • 05 Mills
  • 06 Gunnarsson (Antonio 45+3)
  • 24 Cummings
  • 26 Pearce
  • 04 Karacan (Church 62)
  • 11 McAnuff
  • 14 Kebe
  • 20 Howard
  • 08 Sigurdsson
  • 09 Long

Substitutes

  • 21 Hamer,
  • 17 Antonio,
  • 19 Robson-Kanu,
  • 25 Taylor,
  • 27 Davies,
  • 10 Hunt,
  • 18 Church
Ref: WebsterAtt: 19,611
LEICESTER
READING

Possession

  • Leicester 45%
  • Reading 55%

Attempts on target

  • Leicester 10
  • Reading 5

Attempts off target

  • Leicester 5
  • Reading 6

Corners

  • Leicester 11
  • Reading 5

Fouls

  • Leicester 8
  • Reading 10
  • Final Result
  • 94:51 The match begins.
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+3:44 Jobi McAnuff challenges Bruno Berner unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Conrad Logan.
  • 90:00+2:40 Matt Fryatt takes a shot. Save by Adam Federici.
  • 90:00+1:28 Corner taken right-footed by Franck Moussa, Joao Moreno takes a shot. Save made by Adam Federici.
  • 90:00 The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.
  • 89:58 Booking Steve Howard booked.
  • 89:09 Defending throw-in by Bruno Berner (Leicester).
  • 87:51 Defending throw-in by Michael Lamey (Leicester).
  • 87:16 Unfair challenge on Jobi McAnuff by Steve Howard results in a free kick. Adam Federici takes the free kick.
  • 86:15 Steve Howard takes a shot. Matt Mills manages to make a clearance.
  • 85:06 Assist by Brian Howard.
  • 85:06 GOAL - Matt MillsLeicester 1 - 2 Reading Matt Mills grabs a headed goal from inside the penalty box. Leicester 1-2 Reading.
  • 84:42 Brian Howard takes the inswinging corner,
  • 84:13 Attacking throw-in by Jobi McAnuff (Reading).
  • 83:17 Goal kick taken long by Conrad Logan (Leicester).
  • 82:26 Corner taken by Franck Moussa from the right by-line, clearance made by Matt Mills.
  • 82:10 The ball is swung over by Franck Moussa, Lloyd Dyer takes a shot. Save made by Adam Federici.
  • Correction - 81:48 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Joao Moreno by Michail Antonio. Conrad Logan takes the free kick.
  • 81:48 Foul by Michail Antonio (Reading) on Joao Moreno (Leicester). Direct free kick taken right-footed by Conrad Logan (Leicester) from own half,
  • 81:01 Brian Howard restarts play with the free kick.
  • 81:01 Substitution Franck Moussa on for Dany N'Guessan.
  • 81:01 Steve Howard gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Shaun Cummings.
  • 79:14 Matt Fryatt takes a shot. Save by Adam Federici.
  • 78:18 Jimmy Kebe fouled by Michael Lamey, the ref awards a free kick. Brian Howard restarts play with the free kick.
  • 78:11 Goal kick taken long by Adam Federici (Reading).
  • 77:49 Shot from inside the area by Steve Howard clears the bar.
  • 75:12 The assistant referee flags for offside against Dany N'Guessan. Matt Mills restarts play with the free kick.
  • 75:05 Goal kick taken long by Adam Federici (Reading).
  • Correction - 74:33 Andy King delivers the ball.
  • 74:33 Cross by Andy King (Leicester), save (caught) by Adam Federici (Reading).
  • 73:58 The ball is crossed by Brian Howard, Bruno Berner manages to make a clearance.
  • 73:35 Corner taken left-footed by Lloyd Dyer, clearance made by Alex Pearce.
  • 73:21 Drilled left-footed shot by Lloyd Dyer. Jobi McAnuff gets a block in.
  • 72:35 Inswinging corner taken by Richie Wellens from the left by-line.
  • 72:29 Dany N'Guessan crosses the ball, blocked by Matt Mills.
  • 72:05 Attacking throw-in by Michael Lamey (Leicester).
  • 71:16 Foul by Dany N'Guessan on Matt Mills, free kick awarded. Adam Federici takes the direct free kick.
  • 70:42 Goal kick taken long by Conrad Logan (Leicester).
  • 69:41 The ball is delivered by Shane Long.
  • 69:32 Jimmy Kebe takes a shot. Save by Conrad Logan.
  • 68:57 Goal kick taken long by Conrad Logan (Leicester).
  • 68:16 Inswinging corner taken by Gylfi Sigurdsson from the left by-line.
  • 68:11 The ball is crossed by Shaun Cummings, blocked by Michael Lamey.
  • 67:32 Defending throw-in by Bruno Berner (Leicester).
  • 65:40 Attacking throw-in by Michael Lamey (Leicester).
  • 64:48 Goal kick taken long by Conrad Logan (Leicester).
  • 64:11 Defending throw-in by Shaun Cummings (Reading).
  • 63:56 Defending throw-in by Shaun Cummings (Reading).
  • 63:23 Goal kick taken long by Conrad Logan (Leicester).
  • 63:00 Substitution (Leicester) makes a substitution, with Andy King coming on for Matt Oakley.
  • 62:45 Michail Antonio produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the bar.
  • 62:33 Attacking throw-in by Jobi McAnuff (Reading).
  • 61:59 Substitution Simon Church is brought on as a substitute for Jem Karacan.
  • 61:48 Attacking throw-in by Bruno Berner (Leicester).
  • 61:14 Lloyd Dyer takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, Matt Mills manages to make a clearance.
  • 61:08 A cross is delivered by Michael Lamey, clearance by Shaun Cummings.
  • 60:47 Attacking throw-in by Michael Lamey (Leicester).
  • 59:40 Goal kick taken long by Conrad Logan (Leicester).
  • 59:22 Brian Howard delivers the ball, Headed from the edge of the area by Gylfi Sigurdsson goes wide of the left-hand post.
  • 58:53 Attacking throw-in by Shaun Cummings (Reading).
  • 58:05 Goal kick taken long by Adam Federici (Reading).
  • 57:01 Dany N'Guessan delivers the ball, clearance made by Matt Mills.
  • 55:48 Steve Howard is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Free kick taken by Adam Federici.
  • 54:55 Substitution Matt Fryatt joins the action as a substitute, replacing Paul Gallagher.
  • 54:39 Shot by Brian Howard from outside the box goes high over the target.
  • 54:12 Paul Gallagher challenges Brian Howard unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Shaun Cummings.
  • 54:02 Attacking throw-in by Shaun Cummings (Reading).
  • 52:40 Jem Karacan crosses the ball, Conrad Logan makes a save.
  • 52:28 Attacking throw-in by Jobi McAnuff (Reading).
  • 52:02 Attacking throw-in by Jobi McAnuff (Reading).
  • 51:01 GOAL - Lloyd DyerLeicester 1 - 1 Reading Lloyd Dyer finds the back of the net with a goal from outside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Leicester 1-1 Reading.
  • 49:49 Shane Long takes a shot. Save by Conrad Logan.
  • 49:15 Attacking throw-in by Shaun Cummings (Reading).
  • 48:55 Shot by Steve Howard from 20 yards. Save by Adam Federici.
  • 48:12 Paul Gallagher is caught offside. Adam Federici restarts play with the free kick.
  • 47:47 Defending throw-in by Shaun Cummings (Reading).
  • 47:31 Paul Gallagher sends in a cross, clearance made by Matt Mills.
  • 46:45 Corner taken right-footed by Paul Gallagher from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Matt Mills.
  • 46:06 Attacking throw-in by Jobi McAnuff (Reading).
  • 45:30 Inswinging corner taken by Gylfi Sigurdsson, clearance made by Joao Moreno.
  • 45:01 The referee gets the second half started.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+4:01 The offside flag is raised against Dany N'Guessan. Indirect free kick taken by Adam Federici.
  • 45:00+3:20 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Richie Wellens from the right by-line.
  • 45:00+2:07 Paul Gallagher restarts play with the free kick.
  • 45:00+2:07 Substitution Michail Antonio is brought on as a substitute for Brynjar Gunnarsson.
  • 45:00+2:07 Foul by Jimmy Kebe on Richie Wellens, free kick awarded.
  • 45:00+1:42 Jem Karacan sends in a cross, save by Conrad Logan.
  • 45:00 The referee calls an end to the first half.
  • 43:18 Jobi McAnuff takes a shot. Save made by Conrad Logan.
  • 42:41 Dany N'Guessan is caught offside. Adam Federici takes the free kick.
  • 42:06 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Joao Moreno by Shane Long. Lloyd Dyer restarts play with the free kick.
  • 40:34 Michael Lamey concedes a free kick for a foul on Jobi McAnuff. Brian Howard sends in a cross, Shane Long takes a shot. Save by Conrad Logan.
  • 39:35 Steve Howard takes a shot. Save made by Adam Federici.
  • 37:30 Inswinging corner taken by Lloyd Dyer, clearance by Matt Mills.
  • 36:37 Michael Lamey sends in a cross.
  • 35:57 Goal kick taken long by Conrad Logan (Leicester).
  • 35:14 The assistant referee signals for offside against Dany N'Guessan. Adam Federici restarts play with the free kick.
  • 34:30 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Steve Howard by Matt Mills. Free kick taken by Paul Gallagher.
  • 34:00 Defending throw-in by Michael Lamey (Leicester).
  • 31:40 Paul Gallagher concedes a free kick for a foul on Brian Howard. Adam Federici takes the free kick.
  • 30:59 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Paul Gallagher, clearance by Shane Long.
  • 30:53 The ball is swung over by Lloyd Dyer, clearance by Brynjar Gunnarsson.
  • 30:35 Unfair challenge on Matt Oakley by Brian Howard results in a free kick. Richie Wellens restarts play with the free kick.
  • 29:56 Attacking throw-in by Brynjar Gunnarsson (Reading).
  • 29:32 The ball is sent over by Shaun Cummings, clearance made by Bruno Berner.
  • 28:54 Defending throw-in by Michael Lamey (Leicester).
  • 28:32 The referee blows for offside against Paul Gallagher. Indirect free kick taken by Alex Pearce.
  • 26:22 Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Lloyd Dyer, Shaun Cummings makes a clearance.
  • 26:10 Lloyd Dyer sends in a cross, Shaun Cummings makes a clearance.
  • 25:48 Attacking throw-in by Brynjar Gunnarsson (Reading).
  • 25:25 Lloyd Dyer takes a shot. Matt Mills gets a block in.
  • 24:48 Attacking throw-in by Michael Lamey (Leicester).
  • 23:53 Defending throw-in by Michael Lamey (Leicester).
  • 21:54 The assist for the goal came from Jimmy Kebe.
  • 21:54 GOAL - Gylfi SigurdssonLeicester 0 - 1 Reading Gylfi Sigurdsson finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the six-yard box low into the middle of the goal. Leicester 0-1 Reading.
  • 21:27 Goal kick taken long by Conrad Logan (Leicester).
  • 20:17 Goal kick taken long by Conrad Logan (Leicester).
  • 19:09 Shane Long fouled by Richie Wellens, the ref awards a free kick. Brian Howard sends in a cross, Header from close in by Matt Mills misses to the left of the target.
  • 18:45 Dany N'Guessan takes a shot. Save by Adam Federici.
  • 18:18 Goal kick taken long by Adam Federici (Reading).
  • 17:56 Shot on goal by Lloyd Dyer from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.
  • 16:52 The ball is sent over by Shaun Cummings, clearance made by Joao Moreno.
  • 13:38 Corner taken by Gylfi Sigurdsson from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance by Joao Moreno.
  • 13:29 Brian Howard produces a cross, clearance by Joao Moreno.
  • 13:02 Inswinging corner taken by Brian Howard, clearance made by Bruno Berner.
  • 12:45 Jimmy Kebe takes a shot. Dany N'Guessan gets a block in.
  • 12:23 Centre by Lloyd Dyer, clearance made by Matt Mills.
  • 11:20 Unfair challenge on Joao Moreno by Shane Long results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Conrad Logan.
  • 10:00 Attacking throw-in by Bruno Berner (Leicester).
  • 9:46 The ball is sent over by Jimmy Kebe.
  • 8:30 Shane Long concedes a free kick for a foul on Joao Moreno. Conrad Logan restarts play with the free kick.
  • 7:29 Defending throw-in by Bruno Berner (Leicester).
  • 6:44 Goal kick taken long by Adam Federici (Reading).
  • 6:05 Unfair challenge on Jack Hobbs by Shane Long results in a free kick. Conrad Logan takes the free kick.
  • 4:00 Handball decision goes against Gylfi Sigurdsson. Conrad Logan takes the free kick.
  • 2:52 Goal kick taken long by Adam Federici (Reading).
  • 1:45 The ball is sent over by Lloyd Dyer, Steve Howard has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide left of the target.
  • 1:27 Attacking throw-in by Michael Lamey (Leicester).
  • 1:02 Dany N'Guessan decides to take a short corner, Matt Mills manages to make a clearance.
  • 0:38 Dany N'Guessan takes a shot. Matt Mills gets a block in.
  • 0:14 Shane Long gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Bruno Berner. Conrad Logan takes the free kick.

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Npower Championship table snapshot

As it stood on 28 Aug 2010 23:59 UK

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


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