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Reading v Barnsley

Reading 3-0 Barnsley

Reading   3 - 0   Barnsley

Jimmy Kebe put in a stylish performance as 10-man Reading struck three times in the last 12 minutes to beat Barnsley.

The Royals created the better chances in the first half, only to go down to 10 men when Zurab Khizanishvili saw red for a second caution after the break.

But the Tykes failed to take advantage and Kebe's bullet header put the home side ahead after 78 minutes.

Ian Harte's fierce injury time free-kick made it 2-0 before Hal Robson-Kanu's strike capped a frantic finale.

Reading did much of the early running and had already gone close on a couple of occasions before Simon Church headed an excellent chance just wide following good work by Kebe.

And the striker had an even better opportunity moments later, only to see his glancing header saved by goalkeeper Luke Steele.

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Barnsley did start to get back into the game midway through the half, although their neat passing failed to create any notable openings.

Brian McDermott's Royals were still posing a considerable goal threat and Matt Mills shot just over the bar from six yards.

But Barnsley's cause was helped after the break when Khizanishvili, on loan from Blackburn, was harshly sent off for a second yellow card.

Adam Hammill and Diego Arismendi then both had chances for the visitors.

But Kebe put Reading ahead when he converted Jobi McAnuff's excellent left-wing cross.

McAnuff nearly made it 2-0 moments later with a deflected free-kick.

The home side did get a second when, after Nathan Doyle brought down Kebe on the edge of the area, Harte fired home the free-kick.

And Robson-Kanu's injury-time strike completed a miserable afternoon for the visitors.

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Saturday, 25 September 2010

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Home Team Score Away Team Time
Reading 3-0 Barnsley FT
(HT 0-0)
  • Kebe 78
  • Harte 90+1
  • Robson-Kanu 90+3

    Reading

    • 01 Federici
    • 05 Mills
    • 15 Khizanishvili two yellow cards, red card
    • 23 Harte
    • 24 Cummings
    • 33 Armstrong yellow card (Pearce 68)
    • 04 Karacan yellow card
    • 11 McAnuff yellow card
    • 14 Kebe
    • 09 Long (Hunt 85)
    • 18 Church (Robson-Kanu 73)

    Substitutes

    • 41 McCarthy,
    • 03 Williams,
    • 26 Pearce,
    • 17 Antonio,
    • 19 Robson-Kanu,
    • 25 Taylor,
    • 10 Hunt

    Barnsley

    • 01 Steele
    • 02 Hassell
    • 03 McEveley (Potter 23)
    • 04 Shackell
    • 06 Foster yellow card
    • 08 O'Brien
    • 14 Hammill yellow card
    • 20 Colace (Lovre 73)
    • 23 Arismendi yellow card
    • 09 O'Connor (Doyle 46)
    • 39 Wood

    Substitutes

    • 12 Preece,
    • 19 Butterfield,
    • 22 Potter,
    • 05 Doyle,
    • 10 Lovre,
    • 18 Neumann,
    • 27 Gray
    Ref: MillerAtt: 14,830
    READING
    BARNSLEY

    Possession

    • Reading 58%
    • Barnsley 42%

    Attempts on target

    • Reading 14
    • Barnsley 5

    Attempts off target

    • Reading 7
    • Barnsley 5

    Corners

    • Reading 22
    • Barnsley 2

    Fouls

    • Reading 16
    • Barnsley 17
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+5:29 The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.
    • 90:00+4:26 Effort from the edge of the area by Adam Hammill goes wide of the right-hand upright.
    • 90:00+2:42 GOAL - Hal Robson-KanuReading 3 - 0 Barnsley Goal scored by Hal Robson-Kanu from close in to the bottom right corner of the goal. Reading 3-0 Barnsley.
    • 90:00+1:57 Free kick taken by Adam Hammill.
    • 90:00+1:57 Booking Booking for Adam Hammill.
    • 90:00+1:52 Booking The referee shows Jobi McAnuff a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
    • 90:00+1:31 Free kick awarded for a foul by Jobi McAnuff on Adam Hammill.
    • 90:00+0:24 GOAL - Ian HarteReading 2 - 0 Barnsley Ian Harte scores a goal direct from the free kick from just outside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Reading 2-0 Barnsley.
    • 89:56 Jimmy Kebe fouled by Nathan Doyle, the ref awards a free kick.
    • 88:26 Goran Lovre decides to take a short corner. Goran Lovre has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the goal.
    • 88:12 Adam Hammill takes a shot. Save made by Adam Federici.
    • 87:52 Hal Robson-Kanu takes a shot. Blocked by Bobby Hassell.
    • 86:39 The ball is crossed by Jimmy Kebe, Luke Steele makes a save.
    • 85:52 Inswinging corner taken by Jobi McAnuff from the left by-line played to the near post, Bobby Hassell manages to make a clearance.
    • 84:29 Substitution (Reading) makes a substitution, with Noel Hunt coming on for Shane Long.
    • 83:25 A cross is delivered by Hal Robson-Kanu, clearance made by Stephen Foster.
    • 82:58 Inswinging corner taken by Hal Robson-Kanu.
    • Correction - 82:02 Foul by Goran Lovre on Jobi McAnuff, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Ian Harte. Jobi McAnuff takes a shot. Goran Lovre gets a block in.
    • 82:02 Goran Lovre concedes a free kick for a foul on Jobi McAnuff. Ian Harte restarts play with the free kick.
    • 79:32 Goran Lovre fouled by Matt Mills, the ref awards a free kick. Bobby Hassell takes the direct free kick.
    • 79:04 Hal Robson-Kanu concedes a free kick for a foul on Bobby Hassell. Luke Steele restarts play with the free kick.
    • 77:42 Jobi McAnuff provided the assist for the goal.
    • 77:42 GOAL - Jimmy KebeReading 1 - 0 Barnsley Jimmy Kebe grabs a headed goal from close in. Reading 1-0 Barnsley.
    • 77:27 The ball is crossed by Ian Harte, clearance made by Luke Potter.
    • 76:28 Foul by Goran Lovre on Alex Pearce, free kick awarded. Adam Federici takes the direct free kick.
    • 75:24 Chris Wood is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Adam Federici takes the direct free kick.
    • 74:38 Luke Potter crosses the ball, clearance made by Ian Harte.
    • 74:05 Shane Long takes a shot. Luke Steele makes a save.
    • 73:46 The ball is sent over by Jimmy Kebe.
    • 73:39 The ball is crossed by Jimmy Kebe, clearance by Jason Shackell.
    • 72:55 Direct free kick taken by Jobi McAnuff.
    • 72:55 Booking The referee books Stephen Foster for unsporting behaviour.
    • 72:50 Free kick awarded for a foul by Stephen Foster on Shane Long.
    • 72:04 Substitution Hal Robson-Kanu on for Simon Church.
    • 72:04 Substitution Goran Lovre is brought on as a substitute for Hugo Colace.
    • 70:56 Foul by Shane Long on Adam Hammill, free kick awarded. Adam Hammill crosses the ball, Close range header by Diego Arismendi goes wide of the left-hand post.
    • 69:54 Ian Harte takes the inswinging corner, Jason Shackell makes a clearance.
    • 69:47 The ball is swung over by Jimmy Kebe, clearance by Jason Shackell.
    • 69:10 The ball is sent over by Jimmy Kebe, save by Luke Steele.
    • 68:02 Adam Hammill takes a shot. Save made by Adam Federici.
    • 67:10 Substitution Alex Pearce replaces Chris Armstrong.
    • 65:50 The ball is sent over by Jimmy Kebe, save by Luke Steele.
    • 64:05 Ian Harte shoots direct from the free kick.
    • 64:05 Booking Diego Arismendi receives a yellow card.
    • 64:00 Foul by Diego Arismendi on Jem Karacan, free kick awarded.
    • 63:26 Jimmy Kebe takes a shot. Blocked by Luke Potter.
    • 62:36 Jason Shackell concedes a free kick for a foul on Shane Long. Ian Harte takes the direct free kick.
    • 62:02 Chris Wood concedes a free kick for a foul on Ian Harte. Free kick taken by Adam Federici.
    • 60:55 Direct free kick taken by Jim O'Brien.
    • 60:55 Sent off Zurab Khizanishvili sent from the field by the ref for second bookable offence.
    • 60:23 Chris Wood fouled by Zurab Khizanishvili, the ref awards a free kick.
    • 59:33 Luke Potter fouled by Zurab Khizanishvili, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Luke Steele.
    • 59:12 Corner from the left by-line taken by Jobi McAnuff, Luke Potter manages to make a clearance.
    • 58:29 The ball is crossed by Adam Hammill.
    • 58:10 Hugo Colace decides to take a short corner.
    • 57:24 Bobby Hassell takes the free kick.
    • 57:24 Booking Chris Armstrong receives a caution.
    • 57:18 Chris Armstrong is adjudged to have handled the ball.
    • 56:49 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Jobi McAnuff, clearance by Hugo Colace.
    • 56:07 Foul by Nathan Doyle on Jobi McAnuff, free kick awarded. Matt Mills takes the free kick.
    • 55:16 Inswinging corner taken by Ian Harte from the right by-line played to the near post, Luke Steele makes a save.
    • 55:08 Centre by Jimmy Kebe, blocked by Luke Potter.
    • 52:56 Diego Arismendi fouled by Matt Mills, the ref awards a free kick. Adam Hammill takes the free kick.
    • 51:28 Luke Potter takes the direct free kick.
    • 51:28 Booking Jem Karacan goes into the book.
    • 51:24 Free kick awarded for a foul by Jem Karacan on Luke Potter.
    • 50:41 Hugo Colace fouled by Shane Long, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Jason Shackell.
    • 50:08 Chris Wood gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Zurab Khizanishvili. Matt Mills takes the free kick.
    • 49:41 Corner taken by Jobi McAnuff from the left by-line to the near post.
    • 49:26 Simon Church takes a shot. Jim O'Brien gets a block in.
    • 48:24 Corner taken by Ian Harte, Header from deep inside the area by Matt Mills goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
    • 48:11 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Jobi McAnuff from the left by-line, Jason Shackell manages to make a clearance.
    • 47:41 Corner taken left-footed by Ian Harte, Simon Church takes a shot. Bobby Hassell gets a block in.
    • 47:33 Shane Long crosses the ball, blocked by Luke Potter.
    • 46:24 Jobi McAnuff takes the inswinging corner, Simon Church gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Luke Steele. Luke Steele takes the free kick.
    • 46:11 Shane Long takes a shot. Save made by Luke Steele.
    • 45:01 The second half begins.
    • 45:01 Substitution Garry O'Connor goes off and Nathan Doyle comes on.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+0:59 The players leave the pitch at half time.
    • 45:00+0:14 Corner taken right-footed by Jobi McAnuff from the left by-line, Jason Shackell makes a clearance.
    • 44:03 The ball is crossed by Simon Church, Shane Long takes a shot. Bobby Hassell gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken by Jobi McAnuff from the left by-line, Chris Wood manages to make a clearance. Foul by Simon Church on Luke Steele, free kick awarded. Luke Steele takes the free kick.
    • 43:05 The referee blows for offside. Luke Steele takes the indirect free kick.
    • 42:12 Zurab Khizanishvili produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the target.
    • 41:35 Jimmy Kebe sends in a cross, Shane Long takes a shot. Luke Potter gets a block in. Corner taken by Ian Harte, Jason Shackell manages to make a clearance.
    • 40:59 Garry O'Connor has an effort at goal from outside the area which misses left.
    • 40:02 Stephen Foster concedes a free kick for a foul on Simon Church. Direct free kick taken by Ian Harte.
    • 39:28 The assistant referee signals for offside against Simon Church. Indirect free kick taken by Luke Steele.
    • 38:24 Chris Wood is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Matt Mills takes the free kick.
    • 37:50 Close range effort by Matt Mills clears the crossbar.
    • 37:26 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Ian Harte played to the near post.
    • 36:49 Foul by Diego Arismendi on Shaun Cummings, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed left-footed by Ian Harte from right wing, save by Luke Steele.
    • Correction - 35:43 The ball is delivered by Jimmy Kebe, blocked by Stephen Foster. Ian Harte takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Hugo Colace.
    • 35:43 Jimmy Kebe delivers the ball, blocked by Stephen Foster. Corner taken left-footed by Ian Harte to the near post, Luke Potter manages to make a clearance.
    • 35:10 The referee gives a free kick against Shane Long for handball. Jason Shackell takes the direct free kick.
    • 34:46 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Shaun Cummings by Garry O'Connor. Direct free kick taken by Adam Federici.
    • 33:12 Free kick crossed right-footed by Adam Hammill from left channel. The ball is crossed by Hugo Colace, Chris Wood takes a shot. Save made by Adam Federici.
    • 33:12 Booking Zurab Khizanishvili goes into the referee's book.
    • 32:48 Matt Mills challenges Chris Wood unfairly and gives away a free kick. Chris Wood takes the direct free kick. Zurab Khizanishvili gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Adam Hammill.
    • 31:34 Jim O'Brien fouled by Jobi McAnuff, the ref awards a free kick. Adam Hammill has a direct shot on goal from the free kick, save made by Adam Federici.
    • 29:52 Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Ian Harte.
    • 29:43 The ball is delivered by Jimmy Kebe, Luke Potter makes a clearance.
    • 26:51 Unfair challenge on Ian Harte by Diego Arismendi results in a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Jobi McAnuff, Chris Wood makes a clearance.
    • 25:16 Inswinging corner taken by Ian Harte, Shot from close range by Simon Church misses to the left of the goal.
    • 25:07 Jimmy Kebe crosses the ball, clearance by Bobby Hassell.
    • 23:55 Adam Hammill takes a shot. Save by Adam Federici.
    • 22:53 Foul by Chris Wood on Matt Mills, free kick awarded. Adam Federici takes the free kick.
    • 22:09 Substitution Luke Potter joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jay McEveley.
    • 21:45 Simon Church is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Luke Steele.
    • 19:50 Foul by Jim O'Brien on Jem Karacan, free kick awarded. Ian Harte restarts play with the free kick.
    • 19:19 The ball is crossed by Jobi McAnuff, Simon Church takes a shot. Luke Steele makes a save.
    • Correction - 17:43 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Ian Harte from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Bobby Hassell.
    • 17:43 Ian Harte takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance by Jay McEveley.
    • 17:36 Centre by Simon Church, Jason Shackell gets a block in.
    • 15:24 Centre by Simon Church, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Shane Long misses to the right of the goal.
    • 14:50 Jim O'Brien delivers the ball, Effort from the edge of the penalty area by Chris Wood goes wide of the left-hand post.
    • 13:10 Unfair challenge on Simon Church by Stephen Foster results in a free kick. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Ian Harte from left channel, Jay McEveley makes a clearance.
    • 11:53 Chris Armstrong challenges Jim O'Brien unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Stephen Foster.
    • 9:24 Unfair challenge on Adam Hammill by Shaun Cummings results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Luke Steele.
    • 9:00 The ball is swung over by Ian Harte, clearance by Diego Arismendi.
    • 8:28 The ball is crossed by Jobi McAnuff, blocked by Stephen Foster.
    • 7:53 Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Ian Harte.
    • 6:51 Jobi McAnuff takes a shot. Jason Shackell gets a block in.
    • 6:42 Jimmy Kebe delivers the ball, blocked by Jason Shackell.
    • 5:01 Jimmy Kebe produces a cross, Headed effort on goal by Matt Mills from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the goal.
    • 4:28 Jimmy Kebe takes a short corner, The ball is crossed by Ian Harte, clearance made by Jason Shackell.
    • 0:55 Corner taken by Jobi McAnuff from the left by-line, save made by Luke Steele.
    • 0:24 Bobby Hassell concedes a free kick for a foul on Jobi McAnuff. Ian Harte restarts play with the free kick.
    • 0:00 The game kicks-off.

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    As it stood on 25 Sep 2010 23:59 UK

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


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