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Hull   1 - 1   Reading

Hull 1-1 Reading

Hull 1-1 Reading

Simon Church's late leveller earned Reading a point against Hull and nudged the Royals into the play-off spots.

Robert Koren hit the post for Hull before James Harper put the Tigers ahead against his old club with a stunning long-range strike.

Hull keeper Vito Mannone then saved a Shane Long penalty after Long had been fouled by Paul McShane.

But the keeper turned villain when he palmed Ian Harte's free-kick straight to Church, who scored from close range.

The hosts started brightly and Royals keeper Adam Federici was called into action twice in the early stages, first to tip Kamil Zayatte's flick around the post and then to make a smart save from Koren's strike from the edge of the area.

Koren beat Federici with his next strike from the edge of the box but this time he was denied by a post.

Reading felt they should have been awarded a penalty when Noel Hunt went down under a challenge from Zayatte, but referee David Foster turned away the appeals.

Harper then put Hull in front in the 39th minute with a wonderful goal, the former Royals midfielder collecting the ball and unleashing a shot from 25 yards that sailed past Federici.

Hull almost grabbed a second before half-time but Stewart's deflected strike came back off a post.

At the start of the second half, confusion reigned when Andy Griffin tackled Jay Simpson on the edge of the Reading area and one of the referee's assistants flagged for a penalty, despite Foster being unmoved. After almost a five-minute delay, play resumed with a drop ball.

Reading were eventually awarded a penalty in the 64th minute when McShane made a rash challenge on Long - but the Irishman saw his effort brilliantly saved by Mannone.

However the keeper, on loan from Arsenal, was at fault when Church scored a deserved equaliser in the 82nd minute.

Mannone could only palm Harte's inswinging free-kick into the path of Church, who netted from a yard out as both sides extended their unbeaten streak to eight matches.

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Tuesday, 28 December 2010

Npower Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Hull 1-1 Reading FT
(HT 1-0)
  • Harper 39
  • Church 82

Hull

  • 29 Mannone
  • 02 Zayatte yellow card
  • 03 Dawson
  • 05 McShane
  • 30 Rosenior
  • 04 Ashbee
  • 08 Harper yellow card
  • 20 Devitt (Barmby 78)
  • 22 Koren (Bullard 86)
  • 32 Stewart
  • 23 Simpson (Garcia 84)

Substitutes

  • 01 Duke,
  • 17 Cooper,
  • 14 Cairney,
  • 18 Barmby,
  • 24 Solano,
  • 27 Bullard,
  • 07 Garcia

Reading

  • 01 Federici
  • 02 Griffin
  • 05 Mills
  • 23 Harte
  • 26 Pearce
  • 04 Karacan (Howard 58)
  • 08 Leigertwood (Antonio 72)
  • 11 McAnuff
  • 14 Kebe
  • 09 Long yellow card
  • 10 Hunt (Church 58)

Substitutes

  • 41 McCarthy,
  • 15 Khizanishvili,
  • 07 Tabb,
  • 17 Antonio,
  • 19 Robson-Kanu,
  • 20 Howard,
  • 18 Church
Ref: FosterAtt: 21,975
HULL
READING

Possession

  • Hull 45%
  • Reading 55%

Attempts on target

  • Hull 6
  • Reading 6

Attempts off target

  • Hull 6
  • Reading 3

Corners

  • Hull 7
  • Reading 9

Fouls

  • Hull 15
  • Reading 13
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+5:50 The final whistle is blown by the referee.
  • 90:00+5:05 Foul by Richard Garcia on Brian Howard, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed left-footed by Ian Harte, comfortable save by Vito Mannone.
  • Correction - 90:00+4:01 Jobi McAnuff crosses the ball, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Jimmy Kebe misses to the left of the goal.
  • 90:00+4:01 Jobi McAnuff delivers the ball, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Jimmy Kebe misses to the left of the goal.
  • 90:00+2:59 Corner from the right by-line taken by Jimmy Bullard, Header from deep inside the area by Richard Garcia goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
  • 90:00+1:49 Alex Pearce takes a shot. Paul McShane gets a block in.
  • 90:00+1:07 Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Jobi McAnuff, James Harper makes a clearance.
  • 90:00+0:59 Centre by Shane Long, clearance made by Richard Garcia.
  • 90:00+0:20 Liam Rosenior sends in a cross, clearance by Matt Mills.
  • 90:00+0:08 Centre by Andy Dawson, Alex Pearce manages to make a clearance.
  • 89:14 Inswinging corner taken by Brian Howard from the right by-line played to the near post, Richard Garcia manages to make a clearance.
  • 88:13 Unfair challenge on Jimmy Kebe by Liam Rosenior results in a free kick. Ian Harte produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.
  • 87:31 Cameron Stewart delivers the ball.
  • 86:32 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andy Dawson by Shane Long. Vito Mannone restarts play with the free kick.
  • 86:32 Booking Shane Long is booked.
  • 85:14 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andy Griffin by Nick Barmby. Adam Federici takes the direct free kick.
  • 85:14 Substitution Jimmy Bullard joins the action as a substitute, replacing Robert Koren.
  • 84:06 Richard Garcia concedes a free kick for a foul on Alex Pearce. Adam Federici takes the direct free kick.
  • 83:38 Shane Long gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Paul McShane. Free kick taken by Vito Mannone.
  • 83:04 Substitution Jay Simpson goes off and Richard Garcia comes on.
  • 81:58 Shane Long fouled by Kamil Zayatte, the ref awards a free kick.
  • 81:58 GOAL - Simon ChurchHull 1 - 1 Reading A goal is scored by Simon Church from close range to the top left corner of the goal. Hull 1-1 Reading.
  • 80:34 Ian Ashbee fouled by Jobi McAnuff, the ref awards a free kick. Vito Mannone takes the direct free kick.
  • 78:31 Cameron Stewart delivers the ball. Effort on goal by Robert Koren from just inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.
  • 77:01 Substitution Nick Barmby is brought on as a substitute for Jamie Devitt.
  • 76:32 Effort on goal by Paul McShane from 30 yards. Adam Federici makes a comfortable save.
  • 75:49 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Andy Dawson, clearance made by Matt Mills.
  • 74:22 The ball is crossed by Jimmy Kebe.
  • 73:52 Michail Antonio takes a shot. Kamil Zayatte gets a block in.
  • 72:51 The ball is swung over by Andy Dawson, Adam Federici makes a comfortable save.
  • 71:31 Substitution Michail Antonio is brought on as a substitute for Mikele Leigertwood.
  • 70:41 Corner taken right-footed by Jobi McAnuff from the left by-line, Jamie Devitt makes a clearance.
  • 70:03 Jamie Devitt crosses the ball, Mikele Leigertwood makes a clearance.
  • 68:55 Mikele Leigertwood challenges James Harper unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Andy Dawson.
  • 68:36 The ball is crossed by Jimmy Kebe.
  • 66:31 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Jamie Devitt from the left by-line, clearance made by Matt Mills.
  • 65:36 Shot from just outside the box by Mikele Leigertwood misses to the left of the target.
  • 65:06 Andy Dawson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jimmy Kebe. Matt Mills restarts play with the free kick.
  • 64:16 Matt Mills challenges Vito Mannone unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Vito Mannone.
  • 63:59 Corner taken by Jobi McAnuff, Andy Dawson manages to make a clearance.
  • 63:54 A save by Vito Mannone from penalty by Shane Long. Hull 1-0 Reading.
  • 63:00 Centre by Jimmy Kebe. Paul McShane challenges Shane Long unfairly and gives away a Penalty.
  • 62:01 Shane Long takes a shot. Blocked by Kamil Zayatte. Corner from the left by-line taken by Jobi McAnuff, clearance made by Kamil Zayatte.
  • 61:03 Jimmy Kebe is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Free kick taken by Vito Mannone.
  • 59:42 Andy Dawson produces a cross, Matt Mills makes a clearance.
  • Correction - 57:11 Foul by James Harper on Jem Karacan, free kick awarded. Brian Howard takes the free kick.
  • Correction - 57:11 Substitution Simon Church is brought on as a substitute for Noel Hunt.
  • Correction - 57:11 Substitution Brian Howard replaces Jem Karacan.
  • 57:11 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jem Karacan by James Harper. Ian Harte takes the free kick.
  • 57:11 Substitution Simon Church replaces Noel Hunt.
  • 57:11 Substitution Brian Howard is brought on as a substitute for Jem Karacan.
  • 55:28 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Ian Harte played to the near post, James Harper manages to make a clearance.
  • 49:52 The ball is swung over by Ian Harte, Andy Dawson manages to make a clearance.
  • 49:16 Liam Rosenior produces a cross.
  • 46:53 Centre by Cameron Stewart, clearance made by Matt Mills.
  • 46:15 Inswinging corner taken by Andy Dawson, clearance by Alex Pearce.
  • 45:01 The second half begins.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+2:08 The ref blows to end the first period.
  • 45:00+1:57 The ball is sent over by Jimmy Kebe, Ian Ashbee makes a clearance.
  • 45:00+1:49 Ian Harte crosses the ball, clearance made by Paul McShane.
  • 45:00+0:42 Shot from just outside the box by Cameron Stewart misses to the right of the target.
  • 43:24 Shot from just outside the area by Jamie Devitt misses to the left of the target.
  • 42:56 Foul by Mikele Leigertwood on Jay Simpson, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Ian Ashbee.
  • 41:52 The ball is swung over by Cameron Stewart, clearance by Matt Mills. Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Jamie Devitt.
  • 40:54 Cameron Stewart crosses the ball, Robert Koren takes a shot. Jobi McAnuff gets a block in. Shane Long is adjudged to have handled the ball. Kamil Zayatte takes the free kick.
  • 40:17 Cameron Stewart produces a curled right-footed shot from the edge of the box and hits the post.
  • 38:10 Robert Koren provided the assist for the goal.
  • 38:10 GOAL - James HarperHull 1 - 0 Reading James Harper scores a goal from outside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Hull 1-0 Reading.
  • 37:46 Matt Mills concedes a free kick for a foul on Cameron Stewart. Direct free kick taken by Jamie Devitt.
  • 37:22 Jobi McAnuff crosses the ball, save made by Vito Mannone.
  • 36:30 Corner taken by Jobi McAnuff from the left by-line to the near post, save made by Vito Mannone.
  • 35:23 Unfair challenge on Jimmy Kebe by Andy Dawson results in a free kick. Andy Griffin takes the free kick.
  • 30:01 Jobi McAnuff crosses the ball, Jimmy Kebe takes a shot. Paul McShane makes a clearance. Corner taken by Ian Harte, free kick awarded for a foul by Alex Pearce on Paul McShane. Vito Mannone restarts play with the free kick.
  • 29:30 Effort from just inside the penalty box by Robert Koren strikes the post. Foul by James Harper on Ian Harte, free kick awarded. Adam Federici takes the direct free kick.
  • 29:30 Booking James Harper goes into the book.
  • 26:07 The ball is swung over by Robert Koren, save by Adam Federici.
  • 24:41 James Harper gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jem Karacan. Direct free kick taken by Adam Federici.
  • 23:58 The ball is sent over by Ian Harte, Kamil Zayatte manages to make a clearance.
  • 22:49 Shane Long concedes a free kick for a foul on Andy Dawson. Vito Mannone takes the direct free kick.
  • 21:53 The ball is sent over by Mikele Leigertwood, Paul McShane makes a clearance.
  • 19:50 Andy Dawson concedes a free kick for a foul on Jimmy Kebe. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Ian Harte from right wing, clearance made by Ian Ashbee.
  • 18:45 Foul by Kamil Zayatte on Shane Long, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Ian Harte.
  • 18:37 Cameron Stewart delivers the ball, Alex Pearce manages to make a clearance.
  • 16:39 Kamil Zayatte challenges Jimmy Kebe unfairly and gives away a free kick. Alex Pearce restarts play with the free kick.
  • 16:39 Booking Kamil Zayatte receives a yellow card.
  • 16:09 The ball is sent over by Liam Rosenior, clearance made by Alex Pearce.
  • 15:28 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Robert Koren by Jem Karacan. James Harper restarts play with the free kick.
  • 14:36 Jobi McAnuff sends in a cross, Jimmy Kebe has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.
  • 14:01 Corner taken right-footed by Jobi McAnuff from the left by-line, clearance made by Kamil Zayatte.
  • 13:53 The ball is crossed by Jobi McAnuff, Paul McShane manages to make a clearance.
  • 13:37 Jamie Devitt delivers the ball, Matt Mills manages to make a clearance.
  • 13:17 The ball is delivered by Andy Dawson, Robert Koren takes a shot. Adam Federici makes a save.
  • 11:11 Unfair challenge on Paul McShane by Jem Karacan results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Vito Mannone.
  • 10:29 Free kick awarded for a foul by Shane Long on Paul McShane. Ian Ashbee takes the free kick.
  • 9:58 The official flags Jay Simpson offside. Andy Griffin takes the free kick.
  • 8:55 Jamie Devitt takes a shot. Comfortable save by Adam Federici.
  • 5:16 Shane Long gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andy Dawson. Free kick taken by Vito Mannone.
  • 3:34 Corner taken by Jamie Devitt from the left by-line, Unfair challenge on Shane Long by Ian Ashbee results in a free kick. Adam Federici takes the direct free kick.
  • 2:53 Corner taken right-footed by Jamie Devitt from the left by-line, Kamil Zayatte takes a shot. Save by Adam Federici.
  • 0:00 The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.

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Npower Championship table snapshot

As it stood on 28 Dec 2010 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 QPR 23 28 47
2 Cardiff 23 12 40
3 Swansea 24 6 40
4 Leeds 24 4 40
5 Norwich 23 7 39
6 Reading 23 10 34
7 Coventry 24 0 34
8 Watford 22 8 33
9 Burnley 22 5 32
10 Millwall 23 5 32
11 Nott'm Forest 20 7 30
12 Derby 22 6 30
13 Portsmouth 22 1 30
14 Doncaster 21 -2 30
15 Hull 23 -3 30
16 Barnsley 22 -6 29
17 Leicester 24 -9 29
18 Ipswich 22 -5 27
19 Bristol City 23 -9 27
20 Sheff Utd 23 -14 25
21 Middlesbrough 23 -9 24
22 Scunthorpe 21 -10 23
23 Crystal Palace 23 -16 22
24 Preston 22 -16 19


see also
Hull 1-1 Reading
29 Dec 10 |  Championship
Pearson happy with improving Hull
28 Dec 10 |  Hull
McDermott happy with 'good point'
28 Dec 10 |  Reading


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