BBC Sport football

IN ASSOCIATION WITH

Related BBC sites

Page last updated at 19:23 GMT, Saturday, 13 November 2010

Reading   3 - 3   Norwich

Highlights - Reading 3-3 Norwich

Reading 3-3 Norwich

Norwich battled to a draw at Reading having played the second half with 10 men after Grant Holt was sent off.

Russell Martin put them ahead with a neat finish off the underside of the bar and skipper Holt seized on a poor back pass to score from an acute angle.

Ian Harte struck from close range but Chris Martin's free-kick made it 3-1.

Holt was given a straight red card for a late tackle on Harte, before Noel Hunt chipped in and Shane Long levelled from the spot after he was fouled.

Martin combined well with Korey Smith on the right before clipping in the opening goal and Holt struck with an opportunist effort to double the advantage.

Royals captain Matt Mills tried to feed the ball back to goalkeeper Adam Federici but Holt intercepted the errant pass, rounded Federici and squeezed in his sixth goal of the season.

However, Reading were back in the match three minutes later as Hunt met Brian Howard's corner at the near post, and though David Fox smuggled the ball off the line, it fell to Harte four yards out and he swept it home.

Martin was fouled by Howard 25 yards from goal and stepped up to bend the set-piece over the wall into the corner, with Federici's fingertips unable to keep the ball out.

Holt's challenge on Harte, who had taken a bad touch, appeared late rather than malicious, but referee Michael Oliver was in no doubt and sent him off.

Reading were denied a stunning second when Simon Church collected the ball 25 yards out and hit a fine drive, which was superbly tipped onto a post by John Ruddy.

But two goals in three minutes restored parity, first from a tight angle by Hunt following Jem Karacan's pass.

Hunt found Long inside the area moments after the re-start and as the forward toed the ball away from the sliding challenge of Simon Lappin he fell and was awarded a penalty.

Long hammered in the spot kick and Norwich had to withstand a series of attacks, Hunt heading over and Long denied by the legs of Ruddy.

There was just time for Oliver to send Norwich boss Paul Lambert to the stands after he ventured down the touchline to remonstrate with the official.

Live text and stats

 

Saturday, 13 November 2010

Npower Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Reading 3-3 Norwich FT
(HT 1-3)
  • Harte 29
  • Hunt 59
  • Long (pen) 62
  • R Martin 16
  • Holt 26
  • C Martin 32

Reading

  • 01 Federici
  • 02 Griffin
  • 05 Mills yellow card
  • 15 Khizanishvili
  • 23 Harte
  • 04 Karacan
  • 11 McAnuff
  • 20 Howard (Antonio 53)
  • 09 Long
  • 10 Hunt
  • 18 Church

Substitutes

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

Norwich

  • 01 Ruddy
  • 02 R Martin
  • 20 Barnett
  • 22 Ward
  • 07 Crofts
  • 15 Fox (Gill 81)
  • 18 Smith
  • 19 Lappin yellow card
  • 24 McNamee (Jackson 68)
  • 09 Holt red card
  • 16 C Martin (Daley 83)

Substitutes

  • 13 Rudd,
  • 33 Askou,
  • 04 Gill,
  • 14 Hoolahan,
  • 10 Jackson,
  • 23 Johnson,
  • 25 Daley
Ref: OliverAtt: 15,934
READING
NORWICH

Possession

  • Reading 54%
  • Norwich 46%

Attempts on target

  • Reading 12
  • Norwich 4

Attempts off target

  • Reading 9
  • Norwich 2

Corners

  • Reading 10
  • Norwich 1

Fouls

  • Reading 8
  • Norwich 10
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+5:37 The final whistle goes and the game is over.
  • 90:00+4:15 Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Ian Harte, clearance made by Elliott Ward.
  • 90:00+2:10 Outswinging corner taken by Jobi McAnuff.
  • 89:10 Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Simon Lappin from the left by-line, clearance by Shane Long.
  • 88:32 The official flags Shane Long offside. John Ruddy takes the indirect free kick.
  • 88:08 Andy Griffin produces a cross, Elliott Ward makes a clearance.
  • 87:08 The ball is sent over by Jobi McAnuff, Jem Karacan has shot on goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
  • 85:58 Shane Long produces a cross, save made by John Ruddy.
  • 85:24 Shot by Jobi McAnuff from a long way out goes over the crossbar.
  • 85:05 A cross is delivered by Shane Long, Russell Martin manages to make a clearance.
  • 84:03 Simon Lappin challenges Michail Antonio unfairly and gives away a free kick. Andy Griffin takes the free kick.
  • 83:24 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mathew Gill by Jem Karacan. John Ruddy takes the free kick.
  • 82:36 Chris Martin challenges Matt Mills unfairly and gives away a free kick. Adam Federici restarts play with the free kick.
  • 82:36 Substitution Luke Daley joins the action as a substitute, replacing Chris Martin.
  • 82:00 The ball is delivered by Jobi McAnuff, Headed effort from inside the area by Noel Hunt misses to the right of the target.
  • 81:47 The ball is swung over by Michail Antonio, clearance by Elliott Ward.
  • 80:56 Substitution Mathew Gill comes on in place of David Fox.
  • 80:34 The ball is crossed by Andy Griffin.
  • 77:59 Ian Harte crosses the ball.
  • 77:17 Michail Antonio takes a shot. John Ruddy makes a save.
  • 76:27 Corner taken right-footed by Jobi McAnuff from the right by-line, clearance made by Andrew Crofts.
  • 76:12 Jobi McAnuff takes a shot. Save by John Ruddy.
  • 75:30 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Jobi McAnuff, Leon Barnett makes a clearance.
  • 75:17 Michail Antonio crosses the ball, David Fox gets a block in.
  • 75:01 Noel Hunt decides to take the corner short.
  • 74:46 Jobi McAnuff takes a shot. Elliott Ward gets a block in.
  • 74:27 Shane Long takes a shot. Save by John Ruddy.
  • 72:22 Corner taken by Jobi McAnuff from the left by-line, John Ruddy fouled by Matt Mills, the ref awards a free kick. John Ruddy restarts play with the free kick.
  • 72:08 Michail Antonio delivers the ball, Shane Long takes a shot. Blocked by Russell Martin.
  • 70:47 Matt Mills challenges Simeon Jackson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by David Fox, Zurab Khizanishvili sends in a cross.
  • 70:47 Booking Booking for Matt Mills for unsporting behaviour.
  • 69:41 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Jobi McAnuff.
  • 69:29 Jobi McAnuff takes a shot. Save made by John Ruddy.
  • 68:39 Simon Lappin produces a cross, Chris Martin produces a header from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the goal.
  • 67:25 Substitution Simeon Jackson is brought on as a substitute for Anthony McNamee.
  • 67:11 Centre by Ian Harte, Header from deep inside the area by Noel Hunt goes over the bar.
  • 65:37 The ball is swung over by Noel Hunt, save by John Ruddy.
  • 65:01 Leon Barnett challenges Shane Long unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ian Harte crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from left wing, Russell Martin makes a clearance.
  • 64:38 Free kick awarded for a foul by Elliott Ward on Michail Antonio. Direct free kick taken by Zurab Khizanishvili.
  • 62:47 The ball is sent over by Michail Antonio, Simon Church takes a shot. Save made by John Ruddy.
  • 61:27 Shane Long fouled by Simon Lappin, the ref awards a Penalty.
  • 61:27 GOAL - Shane LongReading 3 - 3 Norwich Penalty scored by Shane Long. Reading 3-3 Norwich.
  • 60:28 Booking Simon Lappin goes into the book.
  • 58:54 Jem Karacan provided the assist for the goal.
  • 58:54 GOAL - Noel HuntReading 2 - 3 Norwich Goal scored by Noel Hunt from deep inside the penalty box high into the middle of the goal. Reading 2-3 Norwich.
  • 57:43 Simon Church has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide right of the goal.
  • 57:12 The ball is delivered by Ian Harte, clearance by Elliott Ward.
  • 55:24 A cross is delivered by Michail Antonio, John Ruddy makes a save.
  • 55:03 Free kick awarded for a foul by David Fox on Michail Antonio. Jobi McAnuff restarts play with the free kick.
  • 52:45 Substitution Michail Antonio is brought on as a substitute for Brian Howard.
  • 50:19 Foul by Zurab Khizanishvili on Chris Martin, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed by Anthony McNamee, Noel Hunt makes a clearance.
  • 49:20 Simon Church has an effort at goal from just outside the area that bounces off the post.
  • 48:34 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Shane Long by Elliott Ward. Free kick taken by Andy Griffin.
  • 47:20 Centre by Ian Harte, Elliott Ward manages to make a clearance.
  • 45:41 Centre by Jobi McAnuff, clearance made by Russell Martin.
  • 45:01 The match restarts for the second half.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+3:25 The referee calls an end to the first half.
  • 45:00+2:23 The ball is sent over by Noel Hunt, Elliott Ward manages to make a clearance.
  • 44:19 Grant Holt gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ian Harte. Free kick crossed right-footed by Zurab Khizanishvili from own half.
  • 44:19 Sent off Grant Holt shown a red card.
  • 43:35 Effort on goal by Shane Long from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.
  • 39:34 Brian Howard takes a short corner.
  • 39:18 Shane Long takes a shot. Save by John Ruddy.
  • 38:57 David Fox produces a left-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses left.
  • 37:56 Shane Long concedes a free kick for a foul on Korey Smith. Free kick taken by John Ruddy.
  • 37:09 Brian Howard takes a shot. Save by John Ruddy.
  • 36:34 Leon Barnett gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Shane Long. Free kick crossed left-footed by Ian Harte, Russell Martin makes a clearance.
  • 35:02 The ball is delivered by Andrew Crofts, save by Adam Federici.
  • 34:29 Grant Holt takes a shot. Save by Adam Federici.
  • 32:45 The ball is swung over by Jobi McAnuff, Header by Noel Hunt from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.
  • 31:22 Foul by Brian Howard on Chris Martin, free kick awarded.
  • 31:22 GOAL - Chris MartinReading 1 - 3 Norwich Chris Martin scores agoal from 35 yards to to the bottom left corner of the goal. Reading 1-3 Norwich.
  • 28:01 GOAL - Ian HarteReading 1 - 2 Norwich A goal is scored by Ian Harte from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Reading 1-2 Norwich.
  • 25:51 Corner taken by Brian Howard from the left by-line played to the near post, Korey Smith manages to make a clearance.
  • 25:51 GOAL - Grant HoltReading 0 - 2 Norwich A goal is scored by Grant Holt from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Reading 0-2 Norwich.
  • 25:18 Elliott Ward concedes a free kick for a foul on Shane Long. Brian Howard takes the direct free kick.
  • 24:14 Foul by Jem Karacan on Grant Holt, free kick awarded. David Fox crosses the ball in from the free kick.
  • 22:48 Jobi McAnuff sends in a cross.
  • 21:48 The referee blows for offside. Direct free kick taken by Adam Federici.
  • 21:10 Shane Long produces a cross, Simon Church produces a header from inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.
  • 18:37 Brian Howard delivers the ball, save by John Ruddy.
  • 18:07 Outswinging corner taken by Brian Howard, Elliott Ward makes a clearance.
  • 18:01 Jobi McAnuff produces a cross, Russell Martin gets a block in.
  • 17:18 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Simon Lappin by Brian Howard. Russell Martin takes the direct free kick.
  • 15:05 Korey Smith provided the assist for the goal.
  • 15:05 GOAL - Russell MartinReading 0 - 1 Norwich A goal is scored by Russell Martin from inside the penalty box to the top right corner of the goal. Reading 0-1 Norwich.
  • 13:24 The ball is crossed by Grant Holt.
  • 13:17 Grant Holt crosses the ball, Jem Karacan makes a clearance.
  • 7:17 The ball is crossed by Brian Howard, Shane Long has an effort at goal from 12 yards. Save by John Ruddy.
  • 6:32 Grant Holt is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Adam Federici takes the free kick.
  • 5:01 The ball is delivered by Russell Martin.
  • 3:19 Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Brian Howard, Simon Lappin makes a clearance.
  • 3:07 Simon Church sends in a cross, blocked by Leon Barnett.
  • 0:28 Grant Holt is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Free kick taken by Adam Federici.
  • 0:00 The game kicks-off.

Live text and data provided by The Press Association.



Print Sponsor



Npower Championship table snapshot

As it stood on 13 Nov 2010 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Cardiff 17 17 36
2 QPR 17 23 35
3 Swansea 16 8 29
4 Derby 17 10 27
5 Leeds 17 0 27
6 Burnley 17 7 26
7 Doncaster 17 2 26
8 Norwich 17 2 26
9 Reading 17 6 24
10 Nott'm Forest 17 3 24
11 Coventry 17 1 24
12 Ipswich 17 -1 24
13 Watford 17 2 22
14 Portsmouth 17 -1 22
15 Leicester 17 -6 22
16 Barnsley 17 -6 22
17 Millwall 17 -1 20
18 Scunthorpe 17 -6 20
19 Sheff Utd 17 -9 19
20 Hull 17 -7 18
21 Middlesbrough 16 -8 17
22 Bristol City 17 -11 17
23 Crystal Palace 17 -12 17
24 Preston 17 -13 14


BBC navigation

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.