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Ipswich   1 - 3   Reading

Highlights - Ipswich 1-3 Reading

Ipswich 1-3 Reading

Shane Long took his season's tally to 20 goals as Reading kept alive their promotion hopes with a win at Ipswich.

Long put the visitors ahead when he evaded his marker to head Brian Howard's corner in at the near post.

Reading made sure of the win when Ian Harte curled an unstoppable shot into the top corner and Noel Hunt ran around Marton Fulop to tap into an empty net.

Connor Wickham shot low from an acute angle in stoppage time but it was merely consolation for Ipswich.

Ipswich were without midfielder Jimmy Bullard, who scored both goals in the win at Cardiff at the weekend, and the home team sorely missed his presence.

The visitors were forced into an early changed when captain Matt Mills limped off to be replaced by Ivar Ingimarsson.

But Mills's absence had little affect on Reading as Long struck in the 18th minute for his 12th goal in his last 15 games.

The Republic of Ireland international nearly doubled his tally for the evening when he turned his defender, Gareth McAuley, and sent a low drive, which Fulop did well to keep out.

Jason Scotland was replaced by Tamas Priskin as Paul Jewell searched for an answer and Gareth McAuley went close with a header from a corner but Harte killed the game off with his 82nd-minute strike.

With a minute remaining, Hunt made it three for Reading before Wickham's added time consolation.

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Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Npower Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Ipswich 1-3 Reading FT
(HT 0-1)
  • Wickham 90+3
  • Long 18
  • Harte 86
  • Hunt 89

Ipswich

  • 21 Fulop
  • 04 McAuley
  • 05 Delaney
  • 48 O'Dea
  • 06 Leadbitter
  • 07 Edwards
  • 08 Norris yellow card
  • 11 Martin
  • 17 Drury (Civelli 71)
  • 09 Wickham
  • 10 Scotland (Priskin 62)

Substitutes

  • 12 Lee-Barrett,
  • 02 Peters,
  • 03 O'Connor,
  • 20 Smith,
  • 19 Hyam,
  • 26 Civelli,
  • 16 Priskin

Reading

  • 41 McCarthy
  • 05 Mills (Ingimarsson 16)
  • 15 Khizanishvili
  • 23 Harte
  • 04 Karacan
  • 06 Gunnarsson
  • 08 Leigertwood
  • 19 Robson-Kanu yellow card
  • 20 Howard
  • 09 Long (Church 90)
  • 10 Hunt yellow card

Substitutes

  • 31 Andersen,
  • 16 Ingimarsson,
  • 28 Morrison,
  • 17 Antonio,
  • 25 Taylor,
  • 18 Church,
  • 45 Manset
Ref: Danny McDermidAtt: 17,308
IPSWICH
READING

Possession

  • Ipswich 49%
  • Reading 51%

Attempts on target

  • Ipswich 10
  • Reading 8

Attempts off target

  • Ipswich 6
  • Reading 6

Corners

  • Ipswich 5
  • Reading 6

Fouls

  • Ipswich 11
  • Reading 12
  • Final Result
  • 93:54 The referee blows his whistle to end the game.
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+3:21 Effort from inside the area by Simon Church misses to the right of the goal.
  • 90:00+2:13 Assist on the goal came from Grant Leadbitter.
  • 90:00+2:13 GOAL - Connor WickhamIpswich 1 - 3 Reading Connor Wickham finds the net with a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Ipswich 1-3 Reading.
  • 90:00+0:33 David Norris gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mikele Leigertwood. Direct free kick taken by Zurab Khizanishvili.
  • 90:00+0:33 Booking Caution for David Norris.
  • 89:36 Substitution Simon Church is brought on as a substitute for Shane Long.
  • 89:14 Effort on goal by Noel Hunt from just inside the area clears the bar.
  • 88:03 Assist on the goal came from Shane Long.
  • 88:03 GOAL - Noel HuntIpswich 0 - 3 Reading Noel Hunt finds the back of the net with a goal from just inside the area low into the middle of the goal. Ipswich 0-3 Reading.
  • 86:44 Shot from a long way out by Jem Karacan goes wide of the left-hand post.
  • 85:02 Free kick awarded for a foul by Lee Martin on Noel Hunt. Noel Hunt provided the assist for the goal.
  • 85:02 GOAL - Ian HarteIpswich 0 - 2 Reading Ian Harte finds the net with a goal from long distance to the top left corner of the goal. Ipswich 0-2 Reading.
  • 83:18 The ball is delivered by Hal Robson-Kanu, save made by Marton Fulop.
  • 82:27 Centre by Noel Hunt.
  • 81:10 Unfair challenge on David Norris by Brian Howard results in a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Grant Leadbitter from left channel.
  • 80:19 Grant Leadbitter crosses the ball, Tamas Priskin concedes a free kick for a foul on Alex McCarthy. Direct free kick taken by Alex McCarthy.
  • 78:57 The ball is delivered by Grant Leadbitter, save made by Alex McCarthy.
  • 78:18 Corner taken right-footed by Grant Leadbitter.
  • 78:00 The ball is crossed by Darren O'Dea.
  • 77:37 Shane Long concedes a free kick for a foul on Darren O'Dea. Damien Delaney restarts play with the free kick.
  • 76:48 Free kick awarded for a foul by Brian Howard on Carlos Edwards. Carlos Edwards takes the free kick.
  • 76:48 Booking Booking for Hal Robson-Kanu.
  • 75:44 Centre by Darren O'Dea, Zurab Khizanishvili makes a clearance.
  • 73:51 Jem Karacan delivers the ball, save by Marton Fulop.
  • 73:12 Corner taken right-footed by Grant Leadbitter.
  • 72:24 Corner taken left-footed by Ian Harte, save by Marton Fulop.
  • 71:19 Free kick awarded for a foul by Luciano Civelli on Brynjar Gunnarsson. Direct free kick taken by Alex McCarthy.
  • 70:09 Damien Delaney concedes a free kick for a foul on Shane Long. Ian Harte restarts play with the free kick.
  • 70:09 Substitution Andy Drury leaves the field to be replaced by Luciano Civelli.
  • 68:53 Corner from the right by-line taken by Andy Drury, Close range header by Gareth McAuley goes over the bar.
  • 68:32 Lee Martin takes a shot. Ian Harte gets a block in.
  • 67:54 Handball by Ivar Ingimarsson. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Andy Drury from left wing.
  • 67:06 David Norris challenges Jem Karacan unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ian Harte.
  • 66:42 Darren O'Dea is adjudged to have handled the ball. Brynjar Gunnarsson restarts play with the free kick.
  • 66:15 The ball is sent over by Lee Martin, Tamas Priskin takes a shot. Save by Alex McCarthy.
  • 64:49 Grant Leadbitter has an effort at goal. Tamas Priskin is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Alex McCarthy.
  • 64:00 Noel Hunt produces a cross, Close range header by Shane Long goes over the bar.
  • 63:00 Grant Leadbitter takes a shot from 35 yards and missed to the right of the net.
  • 61:24 Substitution Tamas Priskin joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jason Scotland.
  • 60:14 Hal Robson-Kanu produces a cross.
  • 58:39 Andy Drury crosses the ball, save made by Alex McCarthy.
  • 56:56 Damien Delaney concedes a free kick for a foul on Brian Howard. Free kick taken by Ian Harte.
  • 55:48 Free kick awarded for a foul by Jem Karacan on Jason Scotland. Direct free kick taken by Damien Delaney.
  • 55:18 Connor Wickham challenges Zurab Khizanishvili unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Alex McCarthy.
  • 54:34 Shane Long has an effort at goal. Save made by Marton Fulop. Shot by Brian Howard from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.
  • 52:40 Mikele Leigertwood concedes a free kick for a foul on Gareth McAuley. Direct free kick taken by Marton Fulop.
  • 52:08 Hal Robson-Kanu delivers the ball, David Norris makes a clearance.
  • 50:37 Foul by Brian Howard on Lee Martin, free kick awarded. Carlos Edwards takes the direct free kick.
  • 49:52 Outswinging corner taken by Brian Howard from the left by-line, Gareth McAuley manages to make a clearance.
  • 49:44 Centre by Hal Robson-Kanu, clearance by Damien Delaney.
  • 49:15 Shane Long concedes a free kick for a foul on Gareth McAuley. Gareth McAuley takes the free kick.
  • 48:26 Effort on goal by Andy Drury from deep inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.
  • 46:13 Connor Wickham takes a shot. Brynjar Gunnarsson gets a block in. Grant Leadbitter has an effort at goal. Save by Alex McCarthy.
  • 45:01 The second half kicks off.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+3:03 The whistle is blown to end the first half.
  • 45:00+2:17 Hal Robson-Kanu delivers the ball.
  • 45:00+1:38 Inswinging corner taken by Ian Harte, Gareth McAuley makes a clearance.
  • 45:00+0:33 The ball is delivered by Connor Wickham, Effort from deep inside the area by Jason Scotland misses to the right of the target.
  • 44:11 Unfair challenge on Jason Scotland by Zurab Khizanishvili results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Andy Drury.
  • 42:45 Grant Leadbitter takes a long range shot harmlessly clearing the crossbar.
  • 42:13 Shane Long sends in a cross, Marton Fulop makes a save.
  • 41:27 Shane Long takes a shot. Save by Marton Fulop.
  • 40:44 Andy Drury takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Save by Alex McCarthy.
  • 40:20 Ian Harte takes a shot. Damien Delaney gets a block in.
  • 40:08 Shane Long produces a cross, clearance by Grant Leadbitter.
  • 39:13 Brian Howard takes a shot. Damien Delaney gets a block in.
  • 36:00 Brynjar Gunnarsson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lee Martin. Direct free kick taken by David Norris. Grant Leadbitter has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide right of the target.
  • 35:32 Hal Robson-Kanu is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Carlos Edwards.
  • 34:43 The ball is delivered by Ian Harte, Damien Delaney manages to make a clearance.
  • 32:48 Grant Leadbitter delivers the ball, Ivar Ingimarsson manages to make a clearance.
  • 32:06 Noel Hunt takes a shot. Gareth McAuley gets a block in.
  • 30:49 Lee Martin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Brian Howard. Ian Harte takes the direct free kick.
  • 29:26 Shot by Grant Leadbitter from 25 yards. Blocked by Zurab Khizanishvili.
  • 28:55 Free kick awarded for a foul by Zurab Khizanishvili on Jason Scotland. Carlos Edwards restarts play with the free kick.
  • 28:45 The ball is swung over by Ian Harte, Gareth McAuley makes a clearance.
  • 27:56 Ivar Ingimarsson fouled by Jason Scotland, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Ivar Ingimarsson.
  • 27:30 Long range effort by Shane Long goes over the bar.
  • 26:20 Corner taken right-footed by Andy Drury from the right by-line, Mikele Leigertwood makes a clearance.
  • 24:33 Jem Karacan challenges Andy Drury unfairly and gives away a free kick. Grant Leadbitter takes the direct free kick.
  • 22:44 Free kick awarded for a foul by Jem Karacan on Lee Martin. Direct free kick taken by Andy Drury.
  • 21:19 Shane Long is caught offside. Free kick taken by Marton Fulop.
  • 19:37 Lee Martin takes a shot. Save made by Alex McCarthy.
  • 19:25 A cross is delivered by Carlos Edwards, clearance by Ivar Ingimarsson.
  • 18:54 Corner taken by Brian Howard from the left by-line, assist by Brian Howard.
  • 18:54 Booking The referee cautions Noel Hunt for unsporting behaviour.
  • 17:49 GOAL - Shane LongIpswich 0 - 1 Reading Shane Long scores a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Ipswich 0-1 Reading.
  • 16:25 The ball is swung over by Lee Martin, clearance made by Zurab Khizanishvili.
  • 15:04 Substitution Matt Mills leaves the field to be replaced by Ivar Ingimarsson.
  • 13:44 A cross is delivered by Connor Wickham, save by Alex McCarthy.
  • 13:12 Outswinging corner taken by Andy Drury from the right by-line.
  • 10:57 Corner taken by Brian Howard.
  • 8:59 Brynjar Gunnarsson sends in a cross, Gareth McAuley manages to make a clearance.
  • 8:26 David Norris gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Brian Howard. Ian Harte takes the direct free kick.
  • 6:34 The ball is crossed by Shane Long, clearance by Damien Delaney.
  • 5:20 Jason Scotland has an effort at goal. Save made by Alex McCarthy.
  • 1:54 The ball is delivered by Hal Robson-Kanu, Andy Drury gets a block in.
  • 0:25 Corner taken by Brian Howard from the right by-line to the near post.
  • 0:00 The referee starts the match.

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Npower Championship table snapshot

As it stood on 8 Mar 2011 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 QPR 36 35 70
2 Swansea 36 17 63
3 Norwich 36 13 63
4 Cardiff 36 14 61
5 Leeds 36 11 60
6 Nott'm Forest 36 14 59
7 Burnley 34 12 56
8 Reading 36 17 54
9 Hull 36 3 52
10 Leicester 36 -2 52
11 Watford 35 9 50
12 Millwall 36 8 50
13 Portsmouth 36 1 50
14 Bristol City 36 -4 47
15 Barnsley 36 -10 46
16 Ipswich 35 0 45
17 Doncaster 36 -17 43
18 Coventry 35 -7 41
19 Derby 36 -6 40
20 Middlesbrough 35 -9 40
21 Crystal Palace 36 -21 38
22 Scunthorpe 35 -27 34
23 Sheff Utd 36 -24 32
24 Preston 35 -27 25


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