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Reading   1 - 1   Cardiff

Highlights - Reading 1-1 Cardiff

Reading 1-1 Cardiff

Jay Bothroyd's controversial equaliser rescued a point for Cardiff City to deny Reading all three points.

The Cardiff striker's long-range strike appeared to come back off the underside of the bar but referee Andy D'Urso judged the ball had crossed the line.

Noel Hunt timed his far-post run to perfection to give Reading a fifth-minute lead over second-placed Cardiff.

Before Bothroyd's 77th-minute goal, Michael Chopra spurned a fine chance to get Cardiff back on level terms.

Hunt and Simon Church combined to put the hosts in front as Reading started with real purpose.

Church rode the challenges of several Cardiff defenders before whipping a cross to the far post which Hunt was able to poke home.

The Bluebirds' Seyi Olofinjana thought he had equalised when he drilled the ball past Adam Federici but the Nigerian international had already been flagged offside.

Church had an opportunity to double Reading's lead as Shane Long pulled the ball back to his fellow striker but the Welshman's drilled effort from 12 yards was magnificently saved by Tom Heaton.

Reading might have been made to rue that miss but Chopra wasted a glorious chance to draw Cardiff level.

The former Newcastle man found himself one-on-one with Federici only to fire wide.

Cardiff boss Dave Jones defends Bothroyd goal

On the stroke of half-time, Cardiff launched a rapid counter-attack and when Chopra squared the ball across the six yard box Olofinjana looked certain to score with the goal at his mercy, but he was superbly tackled by Royals defender Andy Griffin.

After the interval, the lively Long had a chance to put Reading further in front but his 20-yard lob went narrowly over the bar.

At the other end, Chris Burke cut inside on the right and dribbled the ball into the area but he struck wide.

Galvanised by this chance, Cardiff created a good spell of pressure and they were rewarded for their efforts in contentious circumstances 13 minutes from time.

Chopra picked out strike partner Bothroyd and his 35-yard strike went in off the underside of the bar, though Reading were adamant that the ball had not crossed the line.

Burke's 20-yard strike nearly won it for Cardiff at the death but Federici produced a fine save to ensure the spoils were shared.

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Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Npower Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Reading 1-1 Cardiff FT
(HT 1-0)
  • Hunt 5
  • Bothroyd 77

Reading

  • 01 Federici
  • 02 Griffin
  • 05 Mills
  • 15 Khizanishvili yellow card
  • 23 Harte
  • 04 Karacan
  • 11 McAnuff
  • 20 Howard
  • 09 Long
  • 10 Hunt (Robson-Kanu 74)
  • 18 Church (Tabb 69)

Substitutes

  • 41 McCarthy,
  • 24 Cummings,
  • 26 Pearce,
  • 33 Armstrong,
  • 07 Tabb,
  • 17 Antonio,
  • 19 Robson-Kanu

Cardiff

  • 22 Heaton
  • 03 Naylor
  • 05 Hudson
  • 07 Whittingham
  • 10 McPhail (Koumas 58)
  • 11 Burke
  • 20 Olofinjana
  • 23 Blake
  • 27 Matthews
  • 08 Chopra (Drinkwater 84)
  • 09 Bothroyd

Substitutes

  • 01 Marshall,
  • 04 Rae,
  • 19 Koumas,
  • 21 Drinkwater,
  • 28 Wildig,
  • 17 Etuhu
Ref: D'UrsoAtt: 17,960
READING
CARDIFF

Possession

  • Reading 52%
  • Cardiff 48%

Attempts on target

  • Reading 6
  • Cardiff 4

Attempts off target

  • Reading 8
  • Cardiff 7

Corners

  • Reading 7
  • Cardiff 5

Fouls

  • Reading 13
  • Cardiff 6
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+4:01 The referee signals the end of the game.
  • 90:00+2:58 Corner taken left-footed by Brian Howard, Matt Mills has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
  • 90:00+1:29 Corner from left by-line taken by Brian Howard.
  • 90:00+1:17 Ian Harte crosses the ball, Lee Naylor makes a clearance.
  • 90:00+1:03 The ball is swung over by Ian Harte, clearance made by Darcy Blake.
  • 90:00+0:17 Jay Bothroyd takes a shot. Save by Tom Heaton.
  • 88:57 Chris Burke takes a shot. Save made by Tom Heaton. Corner taken right-footed by Jason Koumas.
  • 86:41 A cross is delivered by Andy Griffin, Tom Heaton makes a save.
  • 86:05 Hal Robson-Kanu sends in a cross, Peter Whittingham makes a clearance.
  • 85:04 Unfair challenge on Shane Long by Daniel Drinkwater results in a free kick. Ian Harte restarts play with the free kick.
  • 84:40 Centre by Jay Bothroyd.
  • Correction - 83:13 Substitution Daniel Drinkwater on for Michael Chopra.
  • Correction - 83:13 Foul by Ian Harte on Michael Chopra, free kick awarded.
  • 83:13 Direct free kick taken by Tom Heaton.
  • 83:13 Substitution Daniel Drinkwater replaces Michael Chopra.
  • 83:13 Unfair challenge on Michael Chopra by Ian Harte results in a .
  • 83:04 The ball is crossed by Jay Tabb, clearance made by Darcy Blake.
  • 82:22 The ball is sent over by Jobi McAnuff, blocked by Darcy Blake.
  • 81:31 Outswinging corner taken by Brian Howard.
  • 80:56 The ball is delivered by Andy Griffin, clearance made by Mark Hudson.
  • 79:01 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jason Koumas by Andy Griffin. Lee Naylor restarts play with the free kick.
  • 78:29 Brian Howard takes a shot. Mark Hudson gets a block in.
  • 76:42 The assist for the goal came from Michael Chopra.
  • 76:42 GOAL - Jay BothroydReading 1 - 1 Cardiff Jay Bothroyd grabs a goal. Reading 1-1 Cardiff.
  • 76:18 Jem Karacan takes a shot. Darcy Blake gets a block in.
  • 75:39 Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Jobi McAnuff, clearance made by Lee Naylor.
  • 75:26 Brian Howard takes a shot. Mark Hudson gets a block in.
  • 73:06 Substitution Noel Hunt leaves the field to be replaced by Hal Robson-Kanu.
  • 72:02 Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Peter Whittingham. Corner taken by Peter Whittingham.
  • 71:54 A cross is delivered by Michael Chopra, clearance by Andy Griffin.
  • 69:27 Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael Chopra on Brian Howard. Direct free kick taken by Ian Harte.
  • 69:17 Ian Harte produces a cross, clearance made by Darcy Blake.
  • 68:36 Substitution (Reading) makes a substitution, with Jay Tabb coming on for Simon Church.
  • 67:52 Simon Church takes a shot. Save made by Tom Heaton.
  • 65:58 Darcy Blake fouled by Shane Long, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Tom Heaton.
  • 64:31 Centre by Lee Naylor, Matt Mills manages to make a clearance.
  • 63:37 Unfair challenge on Jay Bothroyd by Zurab Khizanishvili results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Peter Whittingham.
  • 62:53 A cross is delivered by Jason Koumas, Zurab Khizanishvili makes a clearance.
  • 61:13 Free kick awarded for a foul by Brian Howard on Jay Bothroyd. Lee Naylor takes the direct free kick.
  • 59:54 Jason Koumas takes a shot. Save made by Adam Federici.
  • 58:43 Shot by Chris Burke from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.
  • 57:22 Substitution Stephen McPhail leaves the field to be replaced by Jason Koumas.
  • 56:57 Effort from the edge of the penalty area by Michael Chopra goes wide of the left-hand post.
  • 55:42 The ball is sent over by Shane Long, save by Tom Heaton.
  • 55:20 The ball is crossed by Simon Church, Tom Heaton makes a save.
  • 53:03 Brian Howard challenges Jay Bothroyd unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jay Bothroyd restarts play with the free kick.
  • 52:25 Lee Naylor concedes a free kick for a foul on Jem Karacan. Matt Mills takes the free kick.
  • 51:32 Corner taken by Brian Howard from the left by-line.
  • 51:11 The ball is swung over by Jobi McAnuff, Noel Hunt takes a shot. Blocked by Adam Matthews.
  • 50:12 The official flags Michael Chopra offside. Adam Federici restarts play with the free kick.
  • 49:29 Shot from just outside the box by Shane Long misses to the right of the goal.
  • 48:32 The ball is swung over by Jobi McAnuff, Mark Hudson manages to make a clearance.
  • 48:05 Foul by Ian Harte on Chris Burke, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Stephen McPhail.
  • 47:24 Booking Zurab Khizanishvili receives a yellow card.
  • 47:07 Chris Burke produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that goes wide left of the target.
  • 45:22 Jay Bothroyd concedes a free kick for a foul on Brian Howard. Free kick taken by Adam Federici.
  • 45:01 The second half has started.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+1:07 The match has reached half-time.
  • 41:07 The ball is delivered by Jem Karacan.
  • 39:20 Simon Church is caught offside. Tom Heaton takes the free kick.
  • 37:20 Inswinging corner taken by Brian Howard from the right by-line, Corner taken left-footed by Brian Howard, Seyi Olofinjana manages to make a clearance. Seyi Olofinjana manages to make a clearance.
  • 36:17 A cross is delivered by Ian Harte, Darcy Blake makes a clearance.
  • 33:58 Jobi McAnuff gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lee Naylor. Direct free kick taken by Lee Naylor.
  • 33:19 Ian Harte delivers the ball, Mark Hudson manages to make a clearance.
  • 32:08 Unfair challenge on Matt Mills by Jay Bothroyd results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Adam Federici.
  • 31:33 Effort from the edge of the penalty area by Jobi McAnuff goes wide of the left-hand post.
  • 29:17 Inswinging corner taken by Chris Burke from the left by-line.
  • Correction - 28:40 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Burke by Zurab Khizanishvili. Peter Whittingham takes the free kick.
  • 28:40 Chris Burke fouled by Zurab Khizanishvili, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Peter Whittingham.
  • 24:53 Chris Burke takes a inswinging corner.
  • 24:02 Zurab Khizanishvili concedes a free kick for a foul on Jay Bothroyd. Peter Whittingham takes the free kick.
  • 22:05 Noel Hunt produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the net.
  • 20:34 Jay Bothroyd takes a shot from just outside the penalty area which clears the crossbar.
  • 18:44 Michael Chopra produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the target.
  • 17:47 The offside flag is raised against Simon Church. Free kick taken by Tom Heaton.
  • 17:05 Shane Long sends in a cross, Simon Church has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal. Ian Harte takes a shot. Mark Hudson gets a block in.
  • 16:09 Chris Burke fouled by Ian Harte, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Tom Heaton.
  • 15:41 Simon Church produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the goal.
  • 15:15 The ball is sent over by Jobi McAnuff, Darcy Blake makes a clearance.
  • 14:40 The offside flag is raised against Jay Bothroyd. Free kick taken by Adam Federici.
  • 14:24 Jobi McAnuff has shot on goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
  • 13:33 The ball is delivered by Brian Howard, comfortable save by Tom Heaton.
  • 9:35 A cross is delivered by Chris Burke, Stephen McPhail produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.
  • 9:16 Noel Hunt challenges Chris Burke unfairly and gives away a free kick. Adam Matthews restarts play with the free kick.
  • 8:41 The assistant referee flags for offside against Seyi Olofinjana. Direct free kick taken by Adam Federici.
  • 8:08 Free kick awarded for a foul by Zurab Khizanishvili on Seyi Olofinjana. Direct free kick taken by Peter Whittingham.
  • 7:38 Peter Whittingham produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the goal.
  • 4:22 The assist for the goal came from Simon Church.
  • 4:22 GOAL - Noel HuntReading 1 - 0 Cardiff Noel Hunt scores a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Reading 1-0 Cardiff.
  • 2:35 Jay Bothroyd gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Zurab Khizanishvili. Ian Harte takes the direct free kick.
  • 1:51 The referee blows for offside. Direct free kick taken by Adam Federici.
  • 0:00 The referee starts the match.

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10 Nov 2010 23:59 UK


Npower Championship table snapshot

As it stood on 10 Nov 2010 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 QPR 16 23 34
2 Cardiff 16 15 33
3 Swansea 16 8 29
4 Derby 16 12 27
5 Norwich 16 2 25
6 Coventry 16 3 24
7 Ipswich 16 1 24
8 Leeds 16 -2 24
9 Burnley 16 6 23
10 Reading 16 6 23
11 Nott'm Forest 16 3 23
12 Doncaster 16 1 23
13 Watford 16 3 22
14 Portsmouth 16 0 22
15 Millwall 16 0 20
16 Scunthorpe 16 -4 20
17 Leicester 16 -8 19
18 Barnsley 16 -8 19
19 Middlesbrough 16 -8 17
20 Bristol City 16 -9 17
21 Sheff Utd 16 -10 16
22 Hull 16 -9 15
23 Preston 16 -11 14
24 Crystal Palace 16 -14 14


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Blake fear over Bothroyd future
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