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Burnley   0 - 4   Reading

Burnley 0-4 Reading

Burnley 0-4 Reading

Burnley suffered their first home defeat of the season as Reading moved up to eighth after an emphatic victory.

Shane Long put the Royals ahead from the penalty spot after Leon Cort fouled him and was shown the yellow card.

Burnley had several chances but Jobi McAnuff doubled the lead when he tucked in from the edge of the box.

Cort was dismissed for a foul on Long and substitute Michael Antonio scored with his first touch and Simon Church fired in the fourth in stoppage time.

It took only eight minutes for Reading to open the scoring, as Clarets defender Cort was beaten for pace by Long and mistimed a somewhat desperate challenge.

Burnley goalkeeper Brian Jensen guessed the right way but the ball nestled in the bottom corner.

Long then found the side netting from an acute angle, while the hosts had penalty claims of their own waved away in 38th minute after Matthew Mills came across Chris Iwelumo.

Jay Rodriguez's deflected shot forced Reading goalkeeper Adam Federici, who had already committed to his dive, to readjust and save at full stretch on the stroke of half-time.

Early in the second period Hal Robson-Kanu dragged a fine opportunity wide after being put through by McAnuff, while for Burnley Chris Eagles saw a curling effort from 25 yards beaten away by Federici and the volleyed rebound was off target.

Reading secured a two-goal cushion when McAnuff collected the loose ball after Harte's free-kick dropped on the edge of the box.

Jensen made two fine saves, keeping out Long when he was through on goal and then denying McAnuff but the visitors soon wrapped up the match in style, Antonio scoring from point-blank range after Long's cut back and Church smashing in the fourth.

The defeat was a sobering experience for a Burnley side who had won 3-0 against Barnsley on Tuesday.

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Saturday, 23 October 2010

Npower Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Burnley 0-4 Reading FT
(HT 0-1)
    • Long (pen) 8
    • McAnuff 64
    • Antonio 85
    • Church 90+2

    Burnley

    • 12 Jensen
    • 03 Fox
    • 14 Mears
    • 18 Cort two yellow cards, red card
    • 21 Bikey
    • 06 Cork yellow card
    • 08 Marney (Wallace 65)
    • 11 Elliott yellow card
    • 33 Eagles
    • 09 Iwelumo (Paterson 75)
    • 19 Rodriguez (Thompson 74)

    Substitutes

    • 01 Grant,
    • 02 Alexander,
    • 04 Duff,
    • 24 Easton,
    • 22 Wallace,
    • 10 Paterson,
    • 30 Thompson

    Reading

    • 01 Federici
    • 02 Griffin
    • 05 Mills
    • 15 Khizanishvili
    • 23 Harte
    • 04 Karacan (Church 75)
    • 07 Tabb (Antonio 82)
    • 11 McAnuff yellow card
    • 19 Robson-Kanu
    • 20 Howard
    • 09 Long

    Substitutes

    • 41 McCarthy,
    • 24 Cummings,
    • 26 Pearce,
    • 17 Antonio,
    • 10 Hunt,
    • 18 Church
    Ref: MillerAtt: 14,895
    BURNLEY
    READING

    Possession

    • Burnley 50%
    • Reading 50%

    Attempts on target

    • Burnley 4
    • Reading 10

    Attempts off target

    • Burnley 10
    • Reading 6

    Corners

    • Burnley 4
    • Reading 5

    Fouls

    • Burnley 11
    • Reading 11
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+2:46 The final whistle goes and the game is over.
    • 90:00+1:27 The assist for the goal came from Brian Howard.
    • 90:00+1:27 GOAL - Simon ChurchBurnley 0 - 4 Reading A goal is scored by Simon Church from close range to the top right corner of the goal. Burnley 0-4 Reading.
    • 90:00+0:44 Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Eagles on Zurab Khizanishvili. Adam Federici restarts play with the free kick.
    • 89:15 Simon Church takes a shot. Save by Brian Jensen. The assistant referee signals for offside against Martin Paterson. Free kick taken by Adam Federici.
    • 88:54 Jack Cork takes a shot. Save by Adam Federici.
    • 88:20 Brian Howard produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty area that goes harmlessly over the target.
    • 87:10 The referee blows for offside against Martin Paterson. Free kick taken by Adam Federici.
    • 84:56 The assist for the goal came from Hal Robson-Kanu.
    • 84:56 GOAL - Michail AntonioBurnley 0 - 3 Reading Michail Antonio scores a goal from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Burnley 0-3 Reading.
    • 84:08 Jack Cork challenges Michail Antonio unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Ian Harte.
    • 84:08 Booking The referee books Jack Cork for dissent.
    • 83:05 Michail Antonio produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.
    • 81:59 The offside flag is raised against Steven Thompson. Zurab Khizanishvili takes the free kick.
    • 81:22 Substitution Jay Tabb goes off and Michail Antonio comes on.
    • 80:12 Ross Wallace has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide right of the goal.
    • 79:13 Outswinging corner taken by Ross Wallace from the left by-line.
    • 78:35 Corner taken left-footed by Ross Wallace from the right by-line to the near post, save by Adam Federici.
    • 76:04 Unfair challenge on Tyrone Mears by Shane Long results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Brian Jensen.
    • 75:45 Ross Wallace takes a shot.
    • Correction - 73:44 Jobi McAnuff concedes a free kick for a foul on Jack Cork. Brian Jensen takes the free kick.
    • Correction - 73:44 Substitution Simon Church joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jem Karacan.
    • Correction - 73:44 Substitution Martin Paterson on for Chris Iwelumo.
    • Correction - 73:44 Substitution Steven Thompson is brought on as a substitute for Jay Rodriguez.
    • 73:44 Jobi McAnuff gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jack Cork. Brian Jensen takes the free kick.
    • 73:44 Substitution Simon Church replaces Jem Karacan.
    • 73:44 Substitution Chris Iwelumo leaves the field to be replaced by Martin Paterson.
    • 73:44 Substitution Steven Thompson replaces Jay Rodriguez.
    • 72:38 Jobi McAnuff takes a shot. Save by Brian Jensen.
    • 71:09 Corner taken right-footed by Jobi McAnuff, Matt Mills has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide left of the goal.
    • 70:51 Jobi McAnuff takes a shot. Brian Jensen gets a block in.
    • 70:30 Shane Long takes a shot. Blocked by Brian Jensen.
    • 68:56 Effort on goal by Chris Eagles from just outside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.
    • 67:59 Shane Long is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Brian Jensen takes the free kick.
    • 66:41 Leon Cort challenges Shane Long unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ian Harte takes the indirect free kick.
    • 66:41 Sent off Red card for Leon Cort.
    • 65:52 Jobi McAnuff concedes a free kick for a foul on Jay Rodriguez. Direct free kick taken by Chris Eagles.
    • 65:52 Booking Jobi McAnuff is shown a yellow card.
    • 64:47 Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Eagles on Brian Howard. Ian Harte takes the direct free kick.
    • 64:47 Substitution Ross Wallace replaces Dean Marney.
    • 63:10 GOAL - Jobi McAnuffBurnley 0 - 2 Reading Jobi McAnuff gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Burnley 0-2 Reading.
    • 62:51 Foul by Andre Bikey on Shane Long, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Ian Harte.
    • 61:59 The official flags Shane Long offside. Direct free kick taken by Brian Jensen.
    • 60:29 Hal Robson-Kanu gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tyrone Mears. Chris Eagles takes the direct free kick.
    • 58:37 The referee penalises Jobi McAnuff for handball. Strike on goal comes in from Tyrone Mears from the free kick.
    • 56:45 Chris Eagles produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.
    • 54:34 Chris Eagles takes a shot. Adam Federici makes a save.
    • 53:38 Corner taken right-footed by Jobi McAnuff, Foul by Zurab Khizanishvili on Jay Rodriguez, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Brian Jensen.
    • 51:59 Shane Long gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andre Bikey. Indirect free kick taken by Brian Jensen.
    • 51:21 Jay Rodriguez is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Adam Federici restarts play with the free kick.
    • 50:16 Effort from outside the box by Chris Eagles goes wide right of the target.
    • 49:42 Shot by Jay Rodriguez from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.
    • 48:21 The offside flag is raised against Chris Iwelumo. Adam Federici takes the indirect free kick.
    • 47:30 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Daniel Fox by Shane Long. Free kick taken by Andre Bikey.
    • 46:15 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Jobi McAnuff from the left by-line, Brian Jensen makes a save.
    • 45:01 The second half has started.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+3:03 The half-time whistle blows.
    • 45:00+1:16 Chris Eagles produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes wide left of the goal.
    • 44:58 The referee blows for offside against Shane Long. Brian Jensen takes the free kick.
    • 42:36 Jay Rodriguez takes a shot. Save by Adam Federici. Corner taken by Daniel Fox, Close range headed effort by Leon Cort goes wide of the left-hand upright.
    • 42:09 Effort from 20 yards by Jobi McAnuff. Brian Jensen makes a save.
    • 39:07 Wade Elliott gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jem Karacan. Zurab Khizanishvili takes the direct free kick.
    • 39:07 Booking Wade Elliott receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
    • 34:54 Ian Harte produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the target.
    • 33:38 Free kick awarded for a foul by Jem Karacan on Chris Eagles. Chris Eagles shoots direct from the free kick, blocked by Ian Harte.
    • 29:32 Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Eagles on Jem Karacan. Zurab Khizanishvili restarts play with the free kick.
    • 27:53 Chris Iwelumo produces a header from inside the area that goes over the crossbar.
    • 27:21 Daniel Fox fouled by Jem Karacan, the ref awards a free kick. Chris Eagles takes the free kick.
    • 26:30 Unfair challenge on Wade Elliott by Jem Karacan results in a free kick. Chris Eagles restarts play with the free kick.
    • 24:53 Jay Tabb fouled by Jack Cork, the ref awards a free kick. Ian Harte takes the free kick.
    • 22:40 Effort from inside the six-yard box by Shane Long goes wide right of the target.
    • 19:17 Shane Long concedes a free kick for a foul on Leon Cort. Free kick taken by Brian Jensen.
    • 18:15 Shot from just outside the box by Jem Karacan goes over the bar.
    • 17:38 Brian Howard takes a outswinging corner.
    • 15:17 Jay Rodriguez handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Adam Federici restarts play with the free kick.
    • 14:43 The assistant referee flags for offside against Shane Long. Direct free kick taken by Brian Jensen.
    • 12:17 Handball decision goes against Jobi McAnuff. Daniel Fox takes the direct free kick.
    • 9:33 Jobi McAnuff fouled by Daniel Fox, the ref awards a free kick. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Brian Howard, save made by Brian Jensen.
    • Correction - 8:32 Andre Bikey challenges Jay Tabb unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jay Tabb, A cross is delivered by Brian Howard, clearance made by Andre Bikey.
    • 8:32 Andre Bikey challenges Jay Tabb unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed by Jay Tabb, clearance made by Andre Bikey.
    • 7:45 Foul by Leon Cort on Shane Long, Penalty awarded.
    • 7:45 GOAL - Shane LongBurnley 0 - 1 Reading Shane Long scores a penalty. Burnley 0-1 Reading.
    • 6:47 Booking Booking for Leon Cort for unsporting behaviour.
    • 4:24 Jay Tabb takes a shot. Blocked by Andre Bikey. Inswinging corner taken by Brian Howard from the right by-line, clearance made by Daniel Fox.
    • 1:27 Corner taken left-footed by Daniel Fox, clearance by Matt Mills.
    • 0:00 The match gets underway.

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    Npower Championship table snapshot

    As it stood on 23 Oct 2010 23:59 UK

    Position Team P GD PTS
    1 QPR 13 21 29
    2 Cardiff 12 10 26
    3 Swansea 13 5 23
    4 Norwich 13 4 23
    5 Watford 13 7 21
    6 Coventry 13 4 21
    7 Burnley 13 6 20
    8 Reading 13 7 19
    9 Millwall 13 3 19
    10 Nott'm Forest 13 3 19
    11 Doncaster 13 1 19
    12 Derby 13 5 18
    13 Portsmouth 13 1 18
    14 Ipswich 13 0 18
    15 Scunthorpe 13 0 17
    16 Leeds 12 -2 17
    17 Barnsley 13 -7 15
    18 Sheff Utd 13 -8 15
    19 Hull 13 -8 13
    20 Preston 13 -9 13
    21 Leicester 13 -11 12
    22 Middlesbrough 13 -10 11
    23 Crystal Palace 13 -11 11
    24 Bristol City 13 -11 10


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