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Reading   0 - 1   QPR

Adel Taarabt

Reading 0-1 QPR

Ten-man QPR extended their lead at the top of the Championship to eight points with a 1-0 victory at Reading.

Wayne Routledge scored the late winner, racing on to Alejandro Faurlin's pass before firing a low shot from inside the box beyond Adam Federici's dive.

Rangers failed to register a shot on target in the first half and had Hogan Ephraim dismissed just before the break for a lunge on Reading's Jimmy Kebe.

Simon Church had Reading's best effort, but Paddy Kenny saved his half volley.

From the resulting corner, Kenny kept out a header from Matt Mills, while Church could not force the rebound over the line.

Moments later, QPR were reduced to 10 men when Ephraim lost control of the ball in midfield and, in attempting to retrieve the ball, mistimed his challenge on Kebe.

Referee Russell Booth deemed it dangerous enough to warrant a red card.

It was a disappointing end to a half that the visiting side had started brightly with Rob Hulse heading wide and Adel Taarabt firing a 25-yard effort over the bar.

Shane Long almost made Reading's numerical advantage count before half time, but he shot into the side-netting from an acute angle.

After the break, Rangers refused to sit back but it was the home side who came closest to breaking the deadlock.

Mills headed narrowly wide while Long had an appeal for a penalty waved away.

The game looked set to end goalless until, with eight minutes left, the on-loan Routledge struck.

He sped on to Faurlin's accurate through ball to place his shot from the edge of the box past Federici's right hand and into the bottom corner.

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Friday, 4 February 2011

Npower Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Reading 0-1 QPR FT
(HT 0-0)
    • Routledge 82

    Reading

    • 01 Federici
    • 02 Griffin yellow card
    • 05 Mills yellow card
    • 16 Ingimarsson
    • 23 Harte
    • 04 Karacan
    • 07 Tabb (Robson-Kanu 76)
    • 11 McAnuff
    • 14 Kebe
    • 09 Long
    • 18 Church (Manset 68)

    Substitutes

    • 41 McCarthy,
    • 15 Khizanishvili,
    • 24 Cummings,
    • 06 Gunnarsson,
    • 19 Robson-Kanu,
    • 10 Hunt,
    • 45 Manset

    QPR

    • 01 Kenny
    • 02 Orr
    • 03 Hill yellow card
    • 13 Gorkss
    • 16 Connolly yellow card
    • 04 Derry
    • 07 Taarabt (Moen 86)
    • 11 Faurlin
    • 15 Routledge (Hall 90+4)
    • 25 Ephraim red card
    • 20 Hulse (Miller 66)

    Substitutes

    • 24 Cerny,
    • 05 Hall,
    • 39 Chimbonda,
    • 41 Shittu,
    • 14 Rowlands,
    • 23 Moen,
    • 29 Miller
    Ref: BoothAtt: 18,982
    READING
    QPR

    Possession

    • Reading 49%
    • QPR 51%

    Attempts on target

    • Reading 4
    • QPR 1

    Attempts off target

    • Reading 5
    • QPR 5

    Corners

    • Reading 7
    • QPR 2

    Fouls

    • Reading 16
    • QPR 17
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+4:45 The match has reached full-time.
    • 90:00+3:07 Substitution Fitz Hall joins the action as a substitute, replacing Wayne Routledge.
    • 90:00+1:57 Mathieu Manset fouled by Matthew Connolly, the ref awards a free kick. Ian Harte has an effort direct from the free kick.
    • 89:19 Unfair challenge on Jem Karacan by Wayne Routledge results in a free kick. Adam Federici takes the free kick.
    • 87:11 Shane Long produces a cross.
    • 86:23 Corner from left by-line taken by Ian Harte.
    • 85:44 Substitution (QPR) makes a substitution, with Petter Vaagan Moen coming on for Adel Taarabt.
    • 85:31 The ball is crossed by Hal Robson-Kanu, clearance by Matthew Connolly.
    • 84:33 Centre by Jem Karacan, Matthew Connolly manages to make a clearance.
    • 83:08 Mathieu Manset has an effort at goal from the edge of the box that misses to the right of the target.
    • Correction - 81:53 Assist by Alejandro Faurlin.
    • 81:53 Assist on the goal came from Shaun Derry.
    • 81:53 GOAL - Wayne RoutledgeReading 0 - 1 QPR Wayne Routledge gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Reading 0-1 QPR.
    • 81:20 The offside flag is raised against Adel Taarabt. Adam Federici restarts play with the free kick.
    • 77:24 The assistant referee flags for offside against Ishmael Miller. Indirect free kick taken by Ian Harte.
    • 76:24 The offside flag is raised against Mathieu Manset. Patrick Kenny takes the free kick.
    • Correction - 75:25 Free kick awarded for a foul by Ian Harte on Ishmael Miller. Bradley Orr takes the free kick.
    • Correction - 75:25 Substitution Hal Robson-Kanu on for Jay Tabb.
    • 75:25 Ishmael Miller fouled by Ian Harte, the ref awards a free kick. Bradley Orr takes the direct free kick.
    • 75:25 Substitution Hal Robson-Kanu replaces Jay Tabb.
    • 74:55 The ball is delivered by Shane Long, save by Patrick Kenny.
    • 73:28 Ishmael Miller produces a left-footed shot from close range which goes wide of the left-hand post.
    • 71:40 The offside flag is raised against Shane Long. Patrick Kenny takes the indirect free kick.
    • 70:03 Corner taken by Ian Harte, Headed effort from close range by Matt Mills goes wide left of the target.
    • 69:46 A cross is delivered by Shane Long, Alejandro Faurlin gets a block in.
    • 69:16 Foul by Matthew Connolly on Jimmy Kebe, free kick awarded. Andy Griffin takes the free kick.
    • 68:24 Ivar Ingimarsson concedes a free kick for a foul on Wayne Routledge. Free kick taken by Adel Taarabt.
    • 67:45 Shane Long is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Patrick Kenny.
    • 67:12 Substitution Mathieu Manset replaces Simon Church.
    • 65:59 Substitution Rob Hulse leaves the field to be replaced by Ishmael Miller.
    • 64:43 Shane Long fouled by Matthew Connolly, the ref awards a free kick. Ian Harte restarts play with the free kick.
    • 64:43 Booking The referee books Matthew Connolly for unsporting behaviour.
    • 63:46 Unfair challenge on Alejandro Faurlin by Jem Karacan results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Patrick Kenny.
    • 63:05 Centre by Wayne Routledge, Jobi McAnuff gets a block in.
    • 62:17 Free kick awarded for a foul by Andy Griffin on Shaun Derry. Free kick taken by Clint Hill.
    • 59:45 Effort from the edge of the penalty box by Andy Griffin goes wide of the right-hand upright.
    • 58:25 Jay Tabb gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Adel Taarabt. Free kick taken by Kaspars Gorkss.
    • 56:34 Foul by Adel Taarabt on Andy Griffin, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Ian Harte.
    • 54:24 Foul by Matthew Connolly on Shane Long, free kick awarded. Ian Harte restarts play with the free kick.
    • 53:31 Jobi McAnuff fouled by Bradley Orr, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ian Harte.
    • 52:30 Free kick awarded for a foul by Ian Harte on Wayne Routledge. Direct free kick taken by Adel Taarabt.
    • 51:38 Shot from just outside the box by Jem Karacan misses to the left of the target.
    • 50:44 Jay Tabb concedes a free kick for a foul on Rob Hulse. Free kick taken by Bradley Orr.
    • 49:30 The ball is swung over by Bradley Orr.
    • 48:30 Free kick awarded for a foul by Shane Long on Clint Hill. Clint Hill restarts play with the free kick.
    • 48:18 Bradley Orr produces a cross.
    • 47:11 Foul by Alejandro Faurlin on Jimmy Kebe, free kick awarded. Jimmy Kebe takes the direct free kick.
    • 46:08 Jem Karacan produces a cross, save made by Patrick Kenny.
    • 45:01 The game restarts for the second half.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+2:37 The first half comes to an end.
    • 45:00+1:11 Jem Karacan challenges Wayne Routledge unfairly and gives away a free kick. Patrick Kenny restarts play with the free kick.
    • 45:00+0:16 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Matt Mills by Wayne Routledge. Ian Harte takes the direct free kick.
    • 44:09 Shane Long fouled by Clint Hill, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Andy Griffin.
    • 42:58 Effort from inside the area by Shane Long misses to the right of the goal.
    • 41:38 Unfair challenge on Jimmy Kebe by Hogan Ephraim results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Matt Mills.
    • 41:38 Sent off Hogan Ephraim shown a red card.
    • 40:19 Inswinging corner taken by Ian Harte from the right by-line, Matt Mills takes a shot. Save made by Patrick Kenny. Inswinging corner taken by Ian Harte, clearance made by Matthew Connolly.
    • 40:06 Jem Karacan crosses the ball, Alejandro Faurlin gets a block in.
    • 39:46 Simon Church takes a shot. Save by Patrick Kenny.
    • 38:22 Hogan Ephraim fouled by Matt Mills, the ref awards a free kick. Adel Taarabt has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.
    • 38:22 Booking Matt Mills is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.
    • 36:57 Ivar Ingimarsson fouled by Rob Hulse, the ref awards a free kick. Adam Federici takes the free kick.
    • 35:59 Foul by Wayne Routledge on Jobi McAnuff, free kick awarded. Ian Harte takes the free kick.
    • 35:21 Bradley Orr concedes a free kick for a foul on Jobi McAnuff. Adam Federici restarts play with the free kick.
    • 35:11 The ball is delivered by Adel Taarabt, clearance by Jobi McAnuff.
    • 34:26 The ball is sent over by Jobi McAnuff, clearance made by Matthew Connolly.
    • 33:38 Corner taken by Ian Harte played to the near post, clearance by Clint Hill.
    • 33:19 Jobi McAnuff takes a shot. Blocked by Simon Church.
    • 33:10 Shane Long sends in a cross, clearance by Matthew Connolly.
    • 32:39 Hogan Ephraim fouled by Ian Harte, the ref awards a free kick. Bradley Orr takes the indirect free kick.
    • 31:57 Adel Taarabt has shot on goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
    • 30:45 Kaspars Gorkss fouled by Shane Long, the ref awards a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Patrick Kenny.
    • 30:15 Clint Hill concedes a free kick for a foul on Jimmy Kebe. Andy Griffin restarts play with the free kick.
    • 29:50 Centre by Wayne Routledge.
    • 27:39 Andy Griffin concedes a free kick for a foul on Adel Taarabt. Clint Hill takes the direct free kick.
    • 27:39 Booking Andy Griffin goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.
    • 26:55 Jobi McAnuff delivers the ball.
    • 23:42 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Adel Taarabt, Jay Tabb manages to make a clearance.
    • 23:23 Shaun Derry produces a cross, Andy Griffin makes a clearance.
    • 21:53 Corner taken by Ian Harte.
    • 20:53 Alejandro Faurlin concedes a free kick for a foul on Jem Karacan. Direct free kick taken by Ian Harte.
    • 20:13 Adel Taarabt crosses the ball, clearance by Matt Mills.
    • 16:40 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Rob Hulse by Matt Mills. Direct free kick taken by Adel Taarabt.
    • 15:12 Inswinging corner taken by Adel Taarabt.
    • 13:30 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Adel Taarabt by Andy Griffin. Free kick taken by Adel Taarabt.
    • 12:54 Simon Church challenges Alejandro Faurlin unfairly and gives away a free kick. Patrick Kenny takes the free kick.
    • 11:18 Shaun Derry gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jimmy Kebe. Andy Griffin takes the indirect free kick.
    • 9:57 Jimmy Kebe produces a cross, Kaspars Gorkss makes a clearance.
    • 7:32 A cross is delivered by Shane Long, Kaspars Gorkss makes a clearance.
    • 6:56 Alejandro Faurlin has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.
    • Correction - 4:20 Bradley Orr produces a cross, Close range headed effort by Rob Hulse goes wide of the left-hand upright.
    • 4:20 Centre by Bradley Orr, Close range headed effort by Rob Hulse goes wide of the left-hand post.
    • 3:14 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Ian Harte from the right by-line.
    • 3:14 Booking Clint Hill is given a yellow card.
    • 0:00 The referee gets the game underway.

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    Npower Championship table snapshot

    As it stood on 4 Feb 2011 23:59 UK

    Position Team P GD PTS
    1 QPR 30 31 59
    2 Norwich 29 10 51
    3 Swansea 29 11 50
    4 Nott'm Forest 27 15 49
    5 Cardiff 28 12 48
    6 Leeds 29 7 46
    7 Watford 27 13 43
    8 Reading 29 12 42
    9 Millwall 29 8 42
    10 Leicester 29 -4 42
    11 Burnley 28 6 40
    12 Barnsley 29 -5 40
    13 Hull 29 -1 39
    14 Doncaster 27 -4 37
    15 Coventry 29 -3 36
    16 Derby 28 -1 34
    17 Ipswich 27 -5 34
    18 Middlesbrough 28 -3 33
    19 Bristol City 29 -13 32
    20 Portsmouth 28 -7 31
    21 Crystal Palace 29 -21 28
    22 Sheff Utd 28 -18 27
    23 Scunthorpe 26 -20 24
    24 Preston 27 -20 21


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