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Reading 3-3 Northampton

Reading 3-3 Northampton (aet)

Reading   3 - 3   Northampton

League Two Northampton stunned Reading of the Championship to reach round three of the Carling Cup on penalties.

Matt Mills put the hosts ahead with a back-heeled finish but keeper Ben Hamer then gifted Andrew Holt an equaliser.

After Hal Robson-Kanu drilled in, Kevin Thornton slid home to level and the Cobbers had a goal ruled out late on.

In extra-time Mills headed his second but bundled into his own net, before misses by Simon Church and Jake Taylor saw Northampton win 4-2 on spot kicks.

Reading, 49 places above their opponents in the Football League, started brightly and skipper Mills produced an exquisite flick to open the scoring.

But Northampton were handed an equaliser three minutes later when Royals Hamer fumbled Nathaniel Wedderburn's corner to leave Holt with an easy finish.

The visitors were almost in front when a deft flick from Tadhg Purcell fell narrowly wide and the striker went close again after half-time, sending a rasping effort past the post with Hamer stranded.

Reading restored their lead as Robson-Kanu scrambled home following three saves in quick succession from on-loan keeper Oscar Jansson.

But the Cobblers hit straight back, Hamer parrying Osman's shot as far as Thorton who finished from six yards.

Northampton thought they had victory at the death but Steve Guinan's close-range effort was flagged offside.

Despite the visitors enjoying the best opening in the first half of extra time, after the break Mills and Brian Howard combined and the centre-back thumped a header past Jansson from the midfield's corner.

But Northampton battled on and drew level again in injury time when Mills diverted a shot into his own net, taking the match to penalties.

Jansson saved the opening spot kick from Church and Taylor blazed wide for the Royals, meaning successful efforts from Guinan, Kevin Thornton, Jacobs and Abdul Osman sent Northampton through.

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Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Carling Cup

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Reading 3-3 Northampton FT
(HT 1-1)Northampton win 4-2 on penalties
  • Mills 16
  • Robson-Kanu 62
  • Mills 113
  • Holt 20
  • Thornton 64
  • Mills (og) 120+5

Reading

  • 21 Hamer
  • 03 Williams yellow card
  • 05 Mills yellow card
  • 22 Kelly (Taylor 50)
  • 26 Pearce
  • 04 Karacan
  • 17 Antonio (Kebe 46)
  • 19 Robson-Kanu
  • 20 Howard yellow card
  • 10 Hunt (Long 94)
  • 18 Church

Substitutes

  • 01 Federici,
  • 06 Gunnarsson,
  • 08 Sigurdsson,
  • 11 McAnuff,
  • 14 Kebe,
  • 25 Taylor,
  • 09 Long

Northampton

  • 26 Jansson
  • 02 Rodgers
  • 03 Hall
  • 06 Beckwith
  • 04 Thornton
  • 08 Osman
  • 11 Holt
  • 12 Wedderburn
  • 10 Purcell yellow card (Konstantinou 109)
  • 15 Herbert (Jacobs 62)
  • 16 McKay yellow card (Guinan 83 yellow card)

Substitutes

  • 13 Walker,
  • 17 Jacobs,
  • 21 Slowe,
  • 22 Death,
  • 09 Guinan,
  • 19 Konstantinou,
  • 20 Harris
Ref: EastAtt: 6,986
READING
NORTHAMPTON

Possession

  • Reading 51%
  • Northampton 49%

Attempts on target

  • Reading 7
  • Northampton 7

Attempts off target

  • Reading 9
  • Northampton 4

Corners

  • Reading 8
  • Northampton 8

Fouls

  • Reading 13
  • Northampton 10
  • Final Result
  • 127:40 The referee gets the game started.
  • 126:44 Abdul Osman scores a penalty. Reading 2-4 Northampton on penalties.
  • 126:04 Placed penalty taken by Jake Taylor saved by Oscar Jansson.
  • 125:48 Michael Jacobs scores a penalty. Reading 2-3 Northampton on penalties.
  • 125:05 Penalty scored by Hal Robson-Kanu. Reading 2-2 Northampton on penalties.
  • 124:24 Kevin Thornton scores a penalty. Reading 1-2 Northampton on penalties.
  • 123:58 Penalty scored by Shane Long. Reading 1-1 Northampton on penalties.
  • 123:35 Penalty scored by Steve Guinan. Reading 0-1 Northampton on penalties.
  • Correction - 120:05 Power penalty taken by Simon Church saved by Oscar Jansson.
  • 120:05 Penalty taken by Hal Robson-Kanu is saved by Oscar Jansson.
  • Penalty Shoot-out
  • 120:01 The referee calls the first player forward to start the penalty shoot-out.
  • 120:00+4:59 GOAL - Matt MillsReading 3 - 3 Northampton Matt Mills puts the ball into his own goal from 6 yards. Reading 3-3 Northampton.
  • 120:00+4:52 The ball is sent over by Michael Jacobs.
  • 120:00+3:54 Kevin Thornton restarts play with the free kick.
  • 120:00+3:54 Booking Marcus Williams goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.
  • 120:00+3:48 Alex Konstantinou fouled by Marcus Williams, the ref awards a free kick.
  • 120:00+3:33 Booking Booking for Steve Guinan.
  • 120:00+3:14 Goal kick taken long by Oscar Jansson (Northampton).
  • 120:00+2:31 Effort from deep inside the penalty box by Brian Howard hits the post.
  • 120:00+2:08 Attacking throw-in by Marcus Williams (Reading).
  • 120:00+1:33 The assistant referee signals for offside against Alex Konstantinou. Free kick taken by Ben Hamer.
  • 120:00+1:08 Defending throw-in by Paul Rodgers (Northampton).
  • 120:00+0:07 Goal kick taken long by Ben Hamer (Reading).
  • Extra Time Complete
  • 120:00 The match is going to penalties.
  • 119:20 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andrew Holt by Jimmy Kebe. Oscar Jansson restarts play with the free kick.
  • 118:41 Goal kick taken long by Ben Hamer (Reading).
  • 118:08 Shane Long is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Oscar Jansson takes the free kick.
  • 117:28 Attacking throw-in by Jake Taylor (Reading).
  • 114:07 Defending throw-in by Marcus Williams (Reading).
  • 113:49 Attacking throw-in by Kevin Thornton (Northampton).
  • 112:29 Assist by Brian Howard.
  • 112:29 GOAL - Matt MillsReading 3 - 2 Northampton Matt Mills finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close in. Reading 3-2 Northampton.
  • 111:48 Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Brian Howard from the left by-line,
  • 110:24 Steve Guinan is ruled offside. Ben Hamer restarts play with the free kick.
  • 109:48 Goal kick taken long by Oscar Jansson (Northampton).
  • 109:30 Defending throw-in by Paul Rodgers (Northampton).
  • 108:53 Substitution (Northampton) makes a substitution, with Alex Konstantinou coming on for Tadhg Purcell.
  • 108:46 Defending throw-in by Paul Rodgers (Northampton).
  • 108:25 Defending throw-in by Marcus Hall (Northampton).
  • 108:05 Defending throw-in by Marcus Hall (Northampton).
  • 107:11 Direct free kick taken by Alex Pearce.
  • 107:11 Booking Tadhg Purcell receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.
  • 107:09 Marcus Williams fouled by Tadhg Purcell, the ref awards a free kick.
  • 106:29 Steve Guinan takes a shot. Save by Ben Hamer.
  • 105:13 Corner taken left-footed by Brian Howard, clearance by Dean Beckwith.
  • Extra Time Started
  • 105:01 The match restarts for the second half of extra time.
  • Extra Time Half Time
  • 104:33 Michael Jacobs is caught offside. Ben Hamer takes the indirect free kick.
  • 104:08 Attacking throw-in by Marcus Hall (Northampton).
  • 103:36 Shane Long gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andrew Holt. Direct free kick taken by Oscar Jansson.
  • 103:13 Attacking throw-in by Marcus Hall (Northampton).
  • 103:07 Defending throw-in by Marcus Hall (Northampton).
  • 102:33 Tadhg Purcell takes a shot. Save by Ben Hamer.
  • 100:34 Hal Robson-Kanu takes a shot. Save made by Oscar Jansson.
  • 99:18 Michael Jacobs takes a shot. Save by Ben Hamer.
  • 98:54 Defending throw-in by Marcus Hall (Northampton).
  • 96:44 Shane Long concedes a free kick for a foul on Andrew Holt. Dean Beckwith restarts play with the free kick.
  • 95:37 Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Brian Howard, Alex Pearce takes a shot. Save by Oscar Jansson.
  • 94:53 Unfair challenge on Brian Howard by Abdul Osman results in a free kick. Brian Howard restarts play with the free kick.
  • 94:05 Attacking throw-in by Marcus Williams (Reading).
  • 93:19 Substitution Shane Long is brought on as a substitute for Noel Hunt.
  • 90:53 Jake Taylor gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Michael Jacobs. Marcus Hall takes the direct free kick.
  • 90:50 Attacking throw-in by Jake Taylor (Reading).
  • Extra Time Started
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+2:08 Steve Guinan is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Ben Hamer.
  • 90:00+1:29 Corner taken left-footed by Kevin Thornton, Matt Mills manages to make a clearance.
  • 90:00+0:43 Foul by Steve Guinan on Marcus Williams, free kick awarded. Alex Pearce takes the direct free kick.
  • 90:00 The whistle goes for the end of normal time.
  • 89:53 Free kick awarded for a foul by Marcus Williams on Paul Rodgers. Free kick taken by Paul Rodgers.
  • 89:27 Attacking throw-in by Jake Taylor (Reading).
  • 88:54 Defending throw-in by Jake Taylor (Reading).
  • 88:39 Attacking throw-in by Marcus Hall (Northampton).
  • 88:03 Defending throw-in by Paul Rodgers (Northampton).
  • 87:06 Kevin Thornton takes a shot. Ben Hamer makes a save.
  • 85:53 Goal kick taken long by Ben Hamer (Reading).
  • 85:14 Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Kevin Thornton from the left by-line to the near post, save by Ben Hamer.
  • 84:35 Dean Beckwith is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Ben Hamer.
  • 84:11 Jimmy Kebe challenges Marcus Hall unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Marcus Hall.
  • 81:40 Free kick taken by Ben Hamer.
  • 81:40 Substitution Steve Guinan replaces Billy Mckay.
  • 81:40 The official flags Tadhg Purcell offside.
  • 80:50 Attacking throw-in by Kevin Thornton (Northampton).
  • 79:44 Goal kick taken long by Oscar Jansson (Northampton).
  • 79:18 Attacking throw-in by Marcus Williams (Reading).
  • 78:58 Attacking throw-in by Marcus Williams (Reading).
  • 74:59 Attacking throw-in by Jake Taylor (Reading).
  • 73:16 Defending throw-in by Marcus Hall (Northampton).
  • 73:03 Defending throw-in by Jake Taylor (Reading).
  • 72:29 Close range headed effort by Simon Church goes wide of the left-hand upright.
  • 71:52 Jimmy Kebe takes a shot. Oscar Jansson makes a save.
  • 71:06 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Alex Pearce by Tadhg Purcell. Ben Hamer takes the direct free kick.
  • 70:48 Defending throw-in by Paul Rodgers (Northampton).
  • 69:50 Jimmy Kebe challenges Nathaniel Wedderburn unfairly and gives away a free kick. Marcus Hall takes the direct free kick.
  • 69:10 Defending throw-in by Jake Taylor (Reading).
  • 68:48 Goal kick taken long by Oscar Jansson (Northampton).
  • 68:15 Inswinging corner taken by Brian Howard, Alex Pearce has a headed effort at goal from close range which goes wide left of the target.
  • Correction - 67:30 Defending throw-in by Paul Rodgers (Northampton).
  • 67:30 Attacking throw-in by Paul Rodgers (Northampton).
  • 66:27 Andrew Holt concedes a free kick for a foul on Jimmy Kebe. Ben Hamer takes the direct free kick.
  • 63:18 GOAL - Kevin ThorntonReading 2 - 2 Northampton Kevin Thornton fires in a goal from close in low into the middle of the goal. Reading 2-2 Northampton.
  • Correction - 61:50 Corner taken by Brian Howard from the left by-line played to the near post, Alex Pearce concedes a free kick for a foul on Dean Beckwith. Oscar Jansson takes the free kick.
  • Correction - 61:50 Substitution Michael Jacobs joins the action as a substitute, replacing Courtney Herbert.
  • 61:50 Brian Howard takes the outswinging corner, free kick awarded for a foul by Alex Pearce on Dean Beckwith. Oscar Jansson restarts play with the free kick.
  • 61:50 Substitution Michael Jacobs replaces Billy Mckay.
  • 61:12 The assist for the goal came from Noel Hunt.
  • 61:12 GOAL - Hal Robson-KanuReading 2 - 1 Northampton Goal scored by Hal Robson-Kanu from close in low into the middle of the goal. Reading 2-1 Northampton.
  • 61:05 Noel Hunt takes a shot. Oscar Jansson makes a save.
  • 59:12 Attacking throw-in by Marcus Williams (Reading).
  • 58:47 Defending throw-in by Paul Rodgers (Northampton).
  • 56:33 Attacking throw-in by Marcus Williams (Reading).
  • 55:51 Goal kick taken long by Ben Hamer (Reading).
  • 55:38 Effort on goal by Billy Mckay from inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.
  • 53:44 Tadhg Purcell takes a shot. Save by Ben Hamer.
  • 53:13 Attacking throw-in by Andrew Holt (Northampton).
  • 52:47 Goal kick taken long by Oscar Jansson (Northampton).
  • 52:35 Jem Karacan produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty area that goes harmlessly over the target.
  • 51:35 Booking Billy Mckay receives a yellow card for dissent.
  • 51:28 Goal kick taken long by Oscar Jansson (Northampton).
  • 51:09 Shot from just outside the box by Jem Karacan misses to the right of the target.
  • 50:00 Substitution Jake Taylor is brought on as a substitute for Julian Kelly.
  • 49:49 Goal kick taken long by Ben Hamer (Reading).
  • 48:30 Corner taken right-footed by Abdul Osman, Header from close in by Courtney Herbert misses to the right of the target.
  • 46:41 Unfair challenge on Jem Karacan by Nathaniel Wedderburn results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Brian Howard.
  • 45:19 Corner taken by Brian Howard from the right by-line played to the near post, Andrew Holt manages to make a clearance.
  • 45:01 Substitution Jimmy Kebe on for Michail Antonio.
  • 45:01 The match restarts for the second half.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+2:29 Goal kick taken long by Oscar Jansson (Northampton).
  • 45:00+1:49 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Brian Howard, Matt Mills has a headed effort at goal from close range which goes wide of the left-hand post.
  • 45:00+1:11 Marcus Hall gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Michail Antonio. Brian Howard takes the free kick.
  • 45:00+1:01 Attacking throw-in by Julian Kelly (Reading).
  • 45:00+0:04 Attacking throw-in by Michail Antonio (Reading).
  • 45:00 The referee blows for half time.
  • 44:48 Attacking throw-in by Julian Kelly (Reading).
  • 43:44 Abdul Osman challenges Michail Antonio unfairly and gives away a free kick. Matt Mills takes the free kick.
  • 41:59 Nathaniel Wedderburn fouled by Brian Howard, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Abdul Osman.
  • 40:02 Defending throw-in by Marcus Hall (Northampton).
  • 38:03 Shot from just outside the box by Kevin Thornton goes over the bar.
  • 36:08 Attacking throw-in by Billy Mckay (Northampton).
  • 34:54 Shot from just outside the box by Simon Church misses to the left of the goal.
  • 33:46 Defending throw-in by Marcus Hall (Northampton).
  • 32:45 Defending throw-in by Marcus Hall (Northampton).
  • 31:08 Goal kick taken long by Oscar Jansson (Northampton).
  • 30:39 Defending throw-in by Julian Kelly (Reading).
  • 29:13 Brian Howard is penalised for a handball. Free kick taken by Oscar Jansson.
  • 28:53 Corner taken left-footed by Brian Howard to the near post, Nathaniel Wedderburn manages to make a clearance.
  • 26:44 Attacking throw-in by Michail Antonio (Reading).
  • 26:18 Goal kick taken long by Ben Hamer (Reading).
  • 25:57 Goal kick taken long by Oscar Jansson (Northampton).
  • 25:00 Simon Church fouled by Dean Beckwith, the ref awards a free kick. Brian Howard fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick,
  • 24:08 Billy Mckay crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel, save made by Ben Hamer.
  • 24:08 Booking The referee books Brian Howard for unsporting behaviour.
  • 23:50 Brian Howard gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Courtney Herbert.
  • Correction - 23:01 Marcus Hall takes the free kick.
  • Correction - 23:01 Booking The referee books Matt Mills for unsporting behaviour.
  • 22:58 Marcus Hall takes the direct free kick.
  • 22:58 Booking Matt Mills is given a yellow card.
  • Correction - 22:54 Free kick awarded for a foul by Matt Mills on Billy Mckay.
  • 22:54 Foul by Matt Mills on Billy Mckay, free kick awarded.
  • 22:21 Defending throw-in by Paul Rodgers (Northampton).
  • 21:54 Goal kick taken long by Ben Hamer (Reading).
  • 21:45 Tadhg Purcell has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.
  • 19:20 GOAL - Andrew HoltReading 1 - 1 Northampton Andrew Holt scores a goal from deep inside the penalty box low into the middle of the goal. Reading 1-1 Northampton.
  • 18:51 Nathaniel Wedderburn takes the inswinging corner,
  • 17:50 Goal kick taken long by Oscar Jansson (Northampton).
  • 17:41 Shot from just outside the penalty area by Hal Robson-Kanu misses to the left of the target.
  • 17:02 Goal kick taken long by Oscar Jansson (Northampton).
  • 15:42 Brian Howard provided the assist for the goal.
  • 15:42 GOAL - Matt MillsReading 1 - 0 Northampton Goal scored by Matt Mills from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Reading 1-0 Northampton.
  • Correction - 14:02 Abdul Osman handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Brian Howard restarts play with the free kick.
  • 14:02 Handball by Abdul Osman (Northampton). Direct free kick taken left-footed by Brian Howard (Reading) from own half, passed.
  • 13:58 Goal kick taken long by Oscar Jansson (Northampton).
  • 11:50 Defending throw-in by Paul Rodgers (Northampton).
  • 11:27 Attacking throw-in by Marcus Williams (Reading).
  • 9:23 Attacking throw-in by Marcus Williams (Reading).
  • 8:44 Corner taken by Nathaniel Wedderburn from the right by-line to the near post.
  • 8:07 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Nathaniel Wedderburn from the right by-line to the near post, Noel Hunt makes a clearance.
  • 7:08 Attacking throw-in by Marcus Williams (Reading).
  • 6:36 Goal kick taken short by Oscar Jansson (Northampton).
  • 6:10 Simon Church fouled by Dean Beckwith, the ref awards a free kick. Brian Howard takes the free kick.
  • 5:36 Defending throw-in by Marcus Hall (Northampton).
  • 5:05 Tadhg Purcell is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Matt Mills takes the free kick.
  • 4:12 Michail Antonio challenges Andrew Holt unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Oscar Jansson.
  • 2:37 Kevin Thornton delivers a pass corner to short, clearance made by Jem Karacan. Courtney Herbert takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, Ben Hamer makes a save.
  • 0:58 Goal kick taken long by Ben Hamer (Reading).
  • 0:49 Attacking throw-in by Courtney Herbert (Northampton).

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