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READING 3, SPURS 1

Posted on 12 November 2006  - 12:00

All the action from Sunday afternoon's Premiership clash at the Madejski Stadium.

All the action from Sunday afternoon's Premiership clash at the Madejski Stadium.

Lee Young-Pyo replaced the injured Pascal Chimbonda with only two of the starting line-up against Port Vale in the Carling Cup on Wednesday in the XI at Reading.

THE KEY ACTION...

2mins: Jenas spotted Berbatov's early movement and fed in quick free-kick, good position but striker had strayed offside.

3mins: Sidwell took a left-foot swinger at Hunt's cross, ballooned ball over from 20 yards.

5mins: Lee got to right byline, low cross taken by Hahnemann at near post.

9mins: CHANCE. Sidwell robbed Ghaly 40 yards out, carried ball into box before slipping in Doyle, quite a tight angle to the right of the goal, lashed low shot across Robinson and well wide.

18mins: GOAL DISALLOWED - SPURS. Ghaly clearly offside when he picked up Keane's shot and slotted home.

20mins: OFF LINE. Lovely reverse pass from Keane picked out Ghaly's run from left to right, took ball around Hahnemann in one movement but that left angle tight, squared to Berbatov who hit the target but Murty there to block.

22mins: PENALTY/GOAL - SPURS. Best move yet, one-touch passing ended with Keane feeding in Ghaly again, same diagonal run from Ghaly, this time Sonko dived in and brought him down and no doubts that it was a penalty. Keane slotted spot kick into corner.
Reading 0, Spurs 1

31mins: Berbatov fine control on left touchline, played ball inside to Jenas, Lennon made run behind Sonko and the pass was just a fraction too heavy, allowing Hahnemann to slide out and collect.

36mins: Patient build-up from Reading, Little put in dangerous cross that Dawson was there to head away.

37mins: GOAL - READING. Shorey picked up ball in plenty of space down the left side, controlled and shot across Robinson into far corner from 25 yards.
Reading 1, Spurs 1

40mins: Run and clever flicked pass from Lennon played Berbatov through, tricky chance with ball running away from him, didn't get hold of it.

43mins: Berbatov cut inside from left, ran away from from a couple of challenges before striking well from 20 yards, unfortunately straight at Hahnemann.

Added time: GOAL - READING. Little swung in corner from left that went over Berbatov, missed by Zokora and prodded home by Sidwell six yards out.
Reading 2, Spurs 1

Half-time: Reading 2, Spurs 1

52mins: YELLOW CARD - READING. Seol for foul on Zokora.

54mins: PENALTY? Little got away from Berbatov, continued run into the box, King went in for tackle, Little went down, might have clipped him, corner awarded.

57mins: Lennon created half an opening for Jenas who dragged shot wide from 22 yards.

63mins: Patient build-up ended with Ghaly wide right clipping cross in for Berbatov to header powerfully but straight at Hahnemann.

67mins: SUBS - SPURS. Defoe and Huddlestone for Lee and Zokora.

71mins: CHANCE. Sidwell slipped pass into Doyle, 15 yards out, Robinson well positioned to palm away shot.

74mins: SUB - READING. Lita for Seol.

77mins: CHANCE. Ingimarsson poor headed clearance went to Ghaly who volleyed wide from 16 yards.

79mins: CHANCE. Lennon cut inside from right, inch-perfect pass for Defoe who could only strike into side-netting.

80mins: GOAL - READING. Lita climbed well to flick on Hahnemann's clearance, Doyle onto it, shot across Robinson into far corner from 16 yards.
Reading 3, Spurs 1

80mins: SUB - READING. Oster for Hunt.

83mins: WOODWORK. Lita fine header at near post cannoned back off right upright.

85mins: SUB - READING. Gunnarsson for Little.

86mins: WOODWORK/MISS. Jenas fed pass into Defoe who spun in an instant and hit left-foot shot that struck the inside of the left upright, Lennon won the ball back and crossed for Berbatov to smash high and wide from 10 yards.

88mins: YELLOW CARD - SPURS. Jenas for foul on Oster.

Full-time: Reading 3, Spurs 1

THE LINE-UPS

Reading: Hahnemann, Murty, Shorey, Sidwell, Sonko, Little (Gunnarsson, 85), Doyle, Hunt (Lita, 74), Harper, Ingimarsson, Seol (Lita, 74). Subs: Gunnarsson, Bikey, Federici.

Spurs: Robinson, YP Lee (Huddlestone, 67), Dawson, King, Assou-Ekotto, Lennon, Jenas, Zokora (Defoe, 67), Ghaly, Keane, Berbatov. Subs: Cerny, Murphy, Ziegler.

THE OFFICIALS

Referee: Mr R Styles. Assistants: Mr P Kirkup, Mr M Yerby. Fourth official: Mr D Gallagher.

THE ATTENDANCE

24,110.