Premier League

March 22, 2008

Full-time

Reading

2 - 1

Birmingham City

Premier League

15:00 +00:00, March 22, 2008

Madejski Stadium, England

  • 90'

    End of the game

  • 90'

    The referee has signaled the end of the second half

  • 90'

    Maik Taylor takes a long goal kick

  • 90'

    Throw-in: Nicky Shorey takes it (Attacking)

  • 90'

    Throw-in: Nicky Shorey takes it (Attacking)

  • 90'

    Marcus Hahnemann takes a direct freekick with his right foot from his own half. Outcome: open play

  • 90'

    Liam Ridgewell commits a foul on Ivar Ingimarsson resulting on a free kick for Reading

  • 90'

    Maik Taylor takes a long goal kick

  • 90'

    Marcus Hahnemann makes a very good save (Catch)

  • 90'

    Liam Ridgewell crosses the ball. Outcome: save

  • 90'

    Andre Bikey takes a direct freekick with his right foot from his own half. Outcome: open play

  • 90'

    Fabrice Muamba commits a foul on Dave Kitson resulting on a free kick for Reading

  • 90'

    Throw-in: David Murphy takes it (Attacking)

  • 90'

    Maik Taylor takes a long goal kick

  • 89'

    Nicky Shorey hits a good left footed shot. Outcome: save

  • 89'

    Marcus Hahnemann takes a direct freekick with his right foot from his own half. Outcome: open play

  • 89'

    Offside called on Cameron Jerome

  • 88'

    Sebastian Larsson takes a direct freekick with his right foot from the left wing. Outcome: open play

  • 88'

    Kevin Doyle commits a foul on Liam Ridgewell resulting on a free kick for Birmingham

  • 88'

    Andre Bikey clears the ball from danger.

  • 88'

    Mehdi Nafti crosses the ball. Outcome: clearance

  • 87'

    Maik Taylor takes a direct freekick with his right foot from his own half. Outcome: open play

  • 87'

    Offside called on Kevin Doyle

  • 86'

    Stephen Kelly clears the ball from danger.

  • 86'

    Stephen Hunt takes the corner kick from the right byline with his left foot and hits an inswinger to the near post, resulting in: clearance

  • 86'

    Maik Taylor makes a very good save (Feet)

  • 86'

    Shane Long hits a good right footed shot. Outcome: save

  • 85'

    Maik Taylor takes a direct freekick with his right foot from his own half. Outcome: open play

  • 85'

    Kevin Doyle commits a foul on Liam Ridgewell resulting on a free kick for Birmingham

  • 85'

    Throw-in: David Murphy takes it (Defending)

  • 85'

    Maik Taylor makes a very good save (Catch)

  • 83'

    Nicky Shorey takes a direct freekick with his left foot from the right channel. Outcome: shot

  • 83'

    Liam Ridgewell commits a foul on Shane Long resulting on a free kick for Reading

  • 83'

    Marcus Hahnemann takes a long goal kick

  • 82'

    Cameron Jerome hits a good right footed shot, but it is off target. Outcome: miss left

  • 82'

    Marcus Hahnemann makes a very good save (Catch)

  • 82'

    Cameron Jerome hits a good header. Outcome: save

  • 82'

    Stephen Kelly crosses the ball. Outcome: shot

  • 82'

    Throw-in: Stephen Kelly takes it (Attacking)

  • 81'

    Throw-in: Nicky Shorey takes it (Attacking)

  • 81'

    Throw-in: Stephen Kelly takes it (Attacking)

  • 81'

    Reading makes a sub: Kalifa Cisse enters for Marek Matejovsky. Reason: Tactical

  • 80'

    That last goal was assisted by Nicky Shorey (Cross from Right Wing)

  • 80'

    Birmingham makes a sub: Cameron Jerome enters for Mikael Forssell. Reason: Tactical

  • 79'

    Goal!! Andre Bikey hits a very good header low through the middle from the centre penalty area (aprox. 6 yards) and scores!! Reading now leads 2 - 1

  • 79'

    Andre Bikey hits a good header. Outcome: goal

  • 79'

    Nicky Shorey crosses the ball. Outcome: shot

  • 79'

    Nicky Shorey takes a direct freekick with his left foot from the left channel. Outcome: cross

  • 79'

    Maik Taylor takes a direct freekick with his right foot from his own half. Outcome: open play

  • 79'

    Liam Ridgewell is awarded a yellow card. Reason: unsporting behaviour

  • 78'

    Liam Ridgewell commits a foul on Shane Long resulting on a free kick for Reading

  • 78'

    Stephen Hunt commits a foul on Maik Taylor resulting on a free kick for Birmingham

  • 77'

    Stephen Hunt takes the corner kick from the right byline with his left foot and hits an inswinger to the centre, resulting in: foul

  • 77'

    Throw-in: Nicky Shorey takes it (Attacking)

  • 77'

    Reading makes a sub: Shane Long enters for John Oster. Reason: Tactical

  • 76'

    Marcus Hahnemann takes a direct freekick with his right foot from his own half. Outcome: open play

  • 76'

    Sebastian Larsson commits a foul on James Harper resulting on a free kick for Reading

  • 75'

    Maik Taylor makes a very good save (Catch)

  • 75'

    John Oster hits a good left footed shot. Outcome: save

  • 75'

    David Murphy clears the ball from danger.

  • 75'

    Nicky Shorey crosses the ball. Outcome: clearance

  • 75'

    Throw-in: Nicky Shorey takes it (Attacking)

  • 75'

    Liam Ridgewell clears the ball from danger.

  • 74'

    John Oster crosses the ball. Outcome: clearance

  • 73'

    Throw-in: David Murphy takes it (Attacking)

  • 72'

    John Oster clears the ball from danger.

  • 72'

    Liam Ridgewell crosses the ball. Outcome: clearance

  • 72'

    Andre Bikey clears the ball from danger.

  • 71'

    Sebastian Larsson takes the corner kick from the left byline with his right foot and hits an inswinger to the centre, resulting in: clearance

  • 71'

    Marcus Hahnemann makes a very good save (Feet)

  • 71'

    Mikael Forssell hits a good left footed shot. Outcome: save

  • 71'

    Sebastian Larsson crosses the ball. Outcome: open play

  • 71'

    Sebastian Larsson takes a direct freekick with his right foot from the right wing. Outcome: cross

  • 71'

    Ivar Ingimarsson commits a foul on Mikael Forssell resulting on a free kick for Birmingham

  • 70'

    Throw-in: Stephen Kelly takes it (Defending)

  • 69'

    Marcus Hahnemann takes a direct freekick with his right foot from his own half. Outcome: open play

  • 69'

    Offside called on Mikael Forssell

  • 68'

    Throw-in: David Murphy takes it (Attacking)

  • 68'

    Marcus Hahnemann takes a direct freekick with his right foot from his own half. Outcome: open play

  • 68'

    Offside called on Mauro Matias Zarate

  • 67'

    Throw-in: David Murphy takes it (Attacking)

  • 67'

    Liam Ridgewell clears the ball from danger.

  • 67'

    John Oster crosses the ball. Outcome: clearance

  • 66'

    Maik Taylor takes a direct freekick with his right foot from his own half. Outcome: open play

  • 65'

    Kevin Doyle commits a foul on Liam Ridgewell resulting on a free kick for Birmingham

  • 65'

    That last goal was assisted by Mikael Forssell (Cross from Left Penalty Area)

  • 65'

    Birmingham makes a sub: Garry O'Connor enters for Gary McSheffrey. Reason: Tactical

  • 64'

    Goal!! Mauro Matias Zarate hits a very good left footed shot low through the middle from the right 6 yard (aprox. 6 yards) and scores!! The game is now tied at 1

  • 64'

    Mauro Matias Zarate hits a good left footed shot. Outcome: goal

  • 64'

    Mikael Forssell crosses the ball. Outcome: shot

  • 63'

    Throw-in: Stephen Kelly takes it (Attacking)

  • 62'

    Marcus Hahnemann takes a direct freekick with his right foot from his own half. Outcome: open play

  • 62'

    Handball called on Mikael Forssell

  • 62'

    David Murphy crosses the ball. Outcome: open play

  • 61'

    Throw-in: David Murphy takes it (Attacking)

  • 61'

    Andre Bikey clears the ball from danger.

  • 61'

    Mehdi Nafti crosses the ball. Outcome: clearance

  • 61'

    Mehdi Nafti takes a direct freekick with his right foot from the right channel. Outcome: cross

  • 61'

    Marek Matejovsky commits a foul on Mehdi Nafti resulting on a free kick for Birmingham

  • 61'

    Maik Taylor makes a very good save (Catch)

  • 60'

    Stephen Hunt takes the corner kick from the right byline with his left foot and hits an inswinger to the centre, resulting in: save

  • 60'

    Stephen Kelly clears the ball from danger.

  • 60'

    Stephen Hunt takes the corner kick from the right byline with his left foot and hits an inswinger to the near post, resulting in: clearance

  • 60'

    Mehdi Nafti clears the ball from danger.

  • 59'

    John Oster takes the corner kick from the right byline with his right foot and hits an outswinger to the centre, resulting in: clearance

  • 59'

    Fabrice Muamba blocks the cross

  • 59'

    John Oster crosses the ball. Outcome: blocked

  • 58'

    Andre Bikey clears the ball from danger.

  • 58'

    Mauro Matias Zarate crosses the ball. Outcome: clearance

  • 58'

    Throw-in: Mauro Matias Zarate takes it (Attacking)

  • 57'

    Marcus Hahnemann takes a direct freekick with his right foot from his own half. Outcome: open play

  • 57'

    Sebastian Larsson commits a foul on Nicky Shorey resulting on a free kick for Reading

  • 57'

    Maik Taylor takes a direct freekick with his right foot from his own half. Outcome: open play

  • 57'

    Offside called on Kevin Doyle

  • 57'

    Throw-in: David Murphy takes it (Defending)

  • 56'

    Throw-in: Nicky Shorey takes it (Attacking)

  • 56'

    David Murphy clears the ball from danger.

  • 56'

    Stephen Hunt takes the corner kick from the left byline with his left foot and hits an outswinger to the near post, resulting in: clearance

  • 55'

    Maik Taylor takes a long goal kick

  • 55'

    Kevin Doyle hits a good header, but it is off target. Outcome: miss left

  • 55'

    Stephen Hunt crosses the ball. Outcome: shot

  • 55'

    Stephen Hunt takes a direct freekick with his left foot from the left channel. Outcome: cross

  • 54'

    Radhi Jaidi commits a foul on Dave Kitson resulting on a free kick for Reading

  • 54'

    Throw-in: Liam Rosenior takes it (Attacking)

  • 53'

    Throw-in: Liam Rosenior takes it (Attacking)

  • 53'

    Ivar Ingimarsson clears the ball from danger.

  • 53'

    David Murphy crosses the ball. Outcome: clearance

  • 53'

    David Murphy takes a direct freekick with his left foot from his own half. Outcome: cross

  • 53'

    Marek Matejovsky commits a foul on Radhi Jaidi resulting on a free kick for Birmingham

  • 52'

    Maik Taylor takes a long goal kick

  • 52'

    John Oster hits a good right footed shot, but it is off target. Outcome: over bar

  • 51'

    Kevin Doyle crosses the ball. Outcome: shot

  • 51'

    Throw-in: Nicky Shorey takes it (Attacking)

  • 51'

    Mikael Forssell clears the ball from danger.

  • 51'

    Stephen Hunt crosses the ball. Outcome: clearance

  • 51'

    Stephen Hunt takes a direct freekick with his left foot from the right wing. Outcome: cross

  • 51'

    Gary McSheffrey commits a foul on Stephen Hunt resulting on a free kick for Reading

  • 50'

    Radhi Jaidi hits a good header. Outcome: save

  • 50'

    Marcus Hahnemann makes a very good save (Catch)

  • 50'

    David Murphy crosses the ball. Outcome: shot

  • 50'

    David Murphy takes a direct freekick with his left foot from his own half. Outcome: cross

  • 50'

    Andre Bikey commits a foul on Mehdi Nafti resulting on a free kick for Birmingham

  • 49'

    Throw-in: David Murphy takes it (Defending)

  • 49'

    Stephen Hunt takes the corner kick from the right byline with his left foot and hits an inswinger to the near post, resulting in: open play

  • 49'

    Radhi Jaidi clears the ball from danger.

  • 49'

    Nicky Shorey crosses the ball. Outcome: clearance

  • 48'

    Nicky Shorey takes a direct freekick with his left foot from the left channel. Outcome: cross

  • 48'

    Radhi Jaidi commits a foul on Dave Kitson resulting on a free kick for Reading

  • 48'

    Nicky Shorey clears the ball from danger.

  • 48'

    Gary McSheffrey crosses the ball. Outcome: clearance

  • 48'

    David Murphy clears the ball from danger.

  • 48'

    John Oster crosses the ball. Outcome: clearance

  • 47'

    Throw-in: Nicky Shorey takes it (Attacking)

  • 47'

    David Murphy clears the ball from danger.

  • 47'

    Kevin Doyle crosses the ball. Outcome: clearance

  • 47'

    Throw-in: Mehdi Nafti takes it (Attacking)

  • 46'

    Dave Kitson clears the ball from danger.

  • 46'

    Sebastian Larsson takes the corner kick from the left byline with his right foot and hits an inswinger to the centre, resulting in: clearance

  • 46'

    Throw-in: David Murphy takes it (Attacking)

  • 45'

    The second half is under way

  • 45'

    The referee has signaled the end of the first half

  • 45'

    Maik Taylor takes a direct freekick with his right foot from his own half. Outcome: open play

  • 45'

    Offside called on Stephen Hunt

  • 45'

    Liam Ridgewell clears the ball from danger.

  • 45'

    Stephen Hunt crosses the ball. Outcome: clearance

  • 45'

    Throw-in: Liam Rosenior takes it (Attacking)

  • 45'

    Throw-in: Liam Rosenior takes it (Attacking)

  • 45'

    John Oster takes the corner kick from the left byline with his right foot and hits an inswinger to the far post, resulting in: open play

  • 45'

    Sebastian Larsson blocks the cross

  • 45'

    Stephen Hunt crosses the ball. Outcome: blocked

  • 44'

    Marcus Hahnemann takes a direct freekick with his right foot from his own half. Outcome: open play

  • 44'

    Mikael Forssell commits a foul on Liam Rosenior resulting on a free kick for Reading

  • 43'

    Throw-in: David Murphy takes it (Defending)

  • 43'

    Throw-in: Stephen Kelly takes it (Attacking)

  • 42'

    Marcus Hahnemann makes a very good save (Catch)

  • 42'

    Liam Ridgewell curls a good right footed shot. Outcome: save

  • 41'

    Nicky Shorey clears the ball from danger.

  • 41'

    Sebastian Larsson takes the corner kick from the left byline with his right foot and hits an inswinger to the centre, resulting in: clearance

  • 41'

    Dave Kitson clears the ball from danger.

  • 41'

    Sebastian Larsson crosses the ball. Outcome: clearance

  • 40'

    Sebastian Larsson takes a direct freekick with his right foot from the left wing. Outcome: cross

  • 40'

    Dave Kitson commits a foul on Gary McSheffrey resulting on a free kick for Birmingham

  • 40'

    Throw-in: Liam Rosenior takes it (Defending)

  • 39'

    Throw-in: Stephen Kelly takes it (Attacking)

  • 39'

    David Murphy takes a direct freekick with his left foot from his own half. Outcome: pass

  • 38'

    Liam Rosenior commits a foul on Gary McSheffrey resulting on a free kick for Birmingham

  • 38'

    Throw-in: David Murphy takes it (Defending)

  • 37'

    Nicky Shorey clears the ball from danger.

  • 37'

    Gary McSheffrey crosses the ball. Outcome: clearance

  • 36'

    Stephen Kelly clears the ball from danger.

  • 36'

    Liam Rosenior crosses the ball. Outcome: clearance

  • 36'

    Marcus Hahnemann makes a very good save (Catch)

  • 36'

    Gary McSheffrey crosses the ball. Outcome: save

  • 35'

    Gary McSheffrey takes a direct freekick with his left foot from the right channel. Outcome: cross

  • 35'

    Stephen Hunt commits a foul on Sebastian Larsson resulting on a free kick for Birmingham

  • 35'

    Throw-in: Stephen Kelly takes it (Defending)

  • 34'

    Maik Taylor makes a very good save (Catch)

  • 34'

    John Oster crosses the ball. Outcome: save

  • 34'

    Radhi Jaidi clears the ball from danger.

  • 34'

    Liam Rosenior crosses the ball. Outcome: clearance

  • 34'

    Maik Taylor takes a long goal kick

  • 33'

    Mikael Forssell hits a good right footed shot, but it is off target. Outcome: miss left

  • 33'

    Gary McSheffrey takes the corner kick from the right byline with his left foot and hits an inswinger to the far post, resulting in: shot

  • 33'

    Marcus Hahnemann makes a very good save (Tip Over)

  • 33'

    Gary McSheffrey hits a good left footed shot. Outcome: save

  • 32'

    That last goal was assisted by John Oster (Cross from Left Wing)

  • 31'

    Goal!! Andre Bikey hits a very good header to the lower left corner from the right 6 yard (aprox. 6 yards) and scores!! Reading now leads 1 - 0

  • 31'

    Andre Bikey hits a good header. Outcome: goal

  • 31'

    John Oster crosses the ball. Outcome: shot

  • 31'

    John Oster takes a direct freekick with his right foot from the left wing. Outcome: cross

  • 31'

    Fabrice Muamba commits a foul on Stephen Hunt resulting on a free kick for Reading

  • 30'

    Ivar Ingimarsson clears the ball from danger.

  • 30'

    David Murphy crosses the ball. Outcome: clearance

  • 30'

    Mehdi Nafti takes a direct freekick with his right foot from the right channel. Outcome: pass

  • 30'

    James Harper commits a foul on Mauro Matias Zarate resulting on a free kick for Birmingham

  • 29'

    Throw-in: Stephen Kelly takes it (Defending)

  • 29'

    Throw-in: Nicky Shorey takes it (Attacking)

  • 29'

    Throw-in: Stephen Hunt takes it (Attacking)

  • 28'

    Maik Taylor makes a very good save (Catch)

  • 28'

    Marek Matejovsky hits a good header. Outcome: save

  • 28'

    Liam Rosenior crosses the ball. Outcome: shot

  • 28'

    Throw-in: Andre Bikey takes it (Defending)

  • 28'

    Throw-in: Liam Rosenior takes it (Attacking)

  • 27'

    Throw-in: Sebastian Larsson takes it (Attacking)

  • 26'

    Throw-in: Stephen Kelly takes it (Attacking)

  • 26'

    Maik Taylor makes a very good save (Catch)

  • 26'

    Marek Matejovsky hits a good right footed shot. Outcome: save

  • 26'

    Throw-in: Stephen Hunt takes it (Attacking)

  • 25'

    Sebastian Larsson clears the ball from danger.

  • 25'

    Kevin Doyle crosses the ball. Outcome: clearance

  • 25'

    Throw-in: Liam Rosenior takes it (Attacking)

  • 25'

    Marcus Hahnemann takes a long goal kick

  • 24'

    Mikael Forssell hits a good header, but it is off target. Outcome: miss right

  • 24'

    Sebastian Larsson crosses the ball. Outcome: shot

  • 24'

    Throw-in: David Murphy takes it (Defending)

  • 24'

    Stephen Kelly clears the ball from danger.

  • 24'

    Marek Matejovsky crosses the ball. Outcome: clearance

  • 22'

    Throw-in: David Murphy takes it (Defending)

  • 22'

    Throw-in: Andre Bikey takes it (Defending)

  • 21'

    Marcus Hahnemann takes a long goal kick

  • 21'

    Radhi Jaidi hits a good header, but it is off target. Outcome: over bar

  • 20'

    Sebastian Larsson takes the corner kick from the left byline with his right foot and hits an inswinger to the far post, resulting in: shot

  • 20'

    Gary McSheffrey takes the corner kick from the right byline with his left foot and hits an inswinger to the near post, resulting in: open play

  • 19'

    Throw-in: Stephen Kelly takes it (Attacking)

  • 19'

    Maik Taylor takes a long goal kick

  • 18'

    Stephen Hunt hits a good left footed shot, but it is off target. Outcome: hit bar

  • 18'

    Ivar Ingimarsson clears the ball from danger.

  • 18'

    Gary McSheffrey takes the corner kick from the right byline with his left foot and hits an inswinger to the far post, resulting in: clearance

  • 18'

    Throw-in: David Murphy takes it (Defending)

  • 17'

    Stephen Kelly clears the ball from danger.

  • 17'

    Stephen Hunt hits a good right footed shot, but it is off target. Outcome: clearance

  • 17'

    Marek Matejovsky crosses the ball. Outcome: shot

  • 16'

    Marcus Hahnemann takes a long goal kick

  • 16'

    Mikael Forssell drills a good left footed shot, but it is off target. Outcome: miss left

  • 16'

    Throw-in: Nicky Shorey takes it (Defending)

  • 16'

    Gary McSheffrey takes a direct freekick with his right foot from the right wing. Outcome: open play

  • 15'

    Liam Ridgewell blocks the shot

  • 15'

    Dave Kitson commits a foul on Radhi Jaidi resulting on a free kick for Birmingham

  • 14'

    John Oster takes a direct freekick with his right foot from the right wing. Outcome: open play

  • 14'

    Mehdi Nafti commits a foul on John Oster resulting on a free kick for Reading

  • 14'

    Kevin Doyle hits a good right footed shot. Outcome: blocked

  • 14'

    John Oster hits(volley) a good right footed shot, but it is off target. Outcome: open play

  • 14'

    Nicky Shorey crosses the ball. Outcome: shot

  • 13'

    Throw-in: Nicky Shorey takes it (Attacking)

  • 12'

    Throw-in: David Murphy takes it (Attacking)

  • 12'

    David Murphy takes a direct freekick with his left foot from his own half. Outcome: open play

  • 11'

    Dave Kitson commits a foul on Mehdi Nafti resulting on a free kick for Birmingham

  • 11'

    Marcus Hahnemann makes a very good save (Catch)

  • 11'

    Sebastian Larsson crosses the ball. Outcome: save

  • 10'

    Maik Taylor takes a direct freekick with his right foot from his own half. Outcome: open play

  • 10'

    Dave Kitson commits a foul on Radhi Jaidi resulting on a free kick for Birmingham

  • 10'

    Marcus Hahnemann takes a long goal kick

  • 10'

    Gary McSheffrey crosses the ball. Outcome: out of play

  • 9'

    Throw-in: Stephen Hunt takes it (Attacking)

  • 9'

    Throw-in: Stephen Kelly takes it (Attacking)

  • 8'

    Marcus Hahnemann takes a long goal kick

  • 8'

    Gary McSheffrey drills a good left footed shot, but it is off target. Outcome: miss left

  • 7'

    Throw-in: Nicky Shorey takes it (Defending)

  • 7'

    Throw-in: Stephen Kelly takes it (Attacking)

  • 7'

    Throw-in: Stephen Kelly takes it (Defending)

  • 7'

    Radhi Jaidi clears the ball from danger.

  • 7'

    Stephen Hunt crosses the ball. Outcome: clearance

  • 6'

    James Harper takes a direct freekick with his right foot from the right channel. Outcome: pass

  • 6'

    Mauro Matias Zarate commits a foul on Liam Rosenior resulting on a free kick for Reading

  • 6'

    Marcus Hahnemann makes a very good save (Catch)

  • 6'

    Gary McSheffrey drills a good left footed shot. Outcome: save

  • 6'

    Gary McSheffrey takes a direct freekick with his left foot from the right channel. Outcome: shot

  • 5'

    Marek Matejovsky commits a foul on Fabrice Muamba resulting on a free kick for Birmingham

  • 5'

    Throw-in: David Murphy takes it (Defending)

  • 4'

    Andre Bikey takes a direct freekick with his right foot from his own half. Outcome: open play

  • 4'

    David Murphy commits a foul on Liam Rosenior resulting on a free kick for Reading

  • 3'

    Maik Taylor makes a very good save (Catch)

  • 3'

    Stephen Hunt crosses the ball. Outcome: save

  • 2'

    Throw-in: Nicky Shorey takes it (Attacking)

  • 1'

    Marcus Hahnemann takes a direct freekick with his right foot from his own half. Outcome: pass

  • 1'

    Mikael Forssell commits a foul on Ivar Ingimarsson resulting on a free kick for Reading

  • 1'

    Stephen Kelly clears the ball from danger.

  • 1'

    Liam Rosenior crosses the ball. Outcome: clearance

  • 0'

    Game on!