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Reading V Birmingham City

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English League Cup

Reading

  • Meite (11)
  • Swift (72)
2 - 0

Birmingham City

Madejski Stadium

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Match ends, Reading 2, Birmingham City 0.

Second Half ends, Reading 2, Birmingham City 0.

90'+3'

Pelle Clement (Reading) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90'+3'

Foul by Wes Harding (Birmingham City).

90'

Attempt missed. Viv Solomon-Otabor (Birmingham City) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

88'

Attempt blocked. Marc McNulty (Reading) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

87'

Attempt saved. Beryly Lubala (Birmingham City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

85'

Foul by Tyler Blackett (Reading).

85'

Beryly Lubala (Birmingham City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

85'

Attempt saved. Che Adams (Birmingham City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

83'

Attempt missed. Andy Yiadom (Reading) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

83'

Andy Rinomhota (Reading) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

83'

Foul by Jota (Birmingham City).

81'

Substitution, Reading. John O'Shea replaces Yakou Meite because of an injury.

81'

Andy Yiadom (Reading) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

81'

Foul by Beryly Lubala (Birmingham City).

78'

Delay in match Yakou Meite (Reading) because of an injury.

77'

Booking

Andy Rinomhota (Reading) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

77'

Foul by Andy Rinomhota (Reading).

77'

Wes Harding (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

76'

Sam Baldock (Reading) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

76'

Foul by Charlie Lakin (Birmingham City).

74'

Tiago Ilori (Reading) wins a free kick on the right wing.

74'

Foul by Beryly Lubala (Birmingham City).

72'

Substitution, Reading. Andy Rinomhota replaces Leandro Bacuna.

72'

Substitution, Birmingham City. Charlie Lakin replaces Gary Gardner.

71'

Goal

Goal! Reading 2, Birmingham City 0. John Swift (Reading) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the top right corner.

70'

Foul by Beryly Lubala (Birmingham City).

70'

Sam Baldock (Reading) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

65'

Substitution, Birmingham City. Che Adams replaces Omar Bogle.

65'

Substitution, Birmingham City. Jota replaces Connor Mahoney.

59'

Attempt missed. Viv Solomon-Otabor (Birmingham City) header from very close range is just a bit too high.

57'

Andy Yiadom (Reading) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

57'

Foul by Viv Solomon-Otabor (Birmingham City).

56'

Attempt missed. Connor Mahoney (Birmingham City) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

55'

Foul by Andy Yiadom (Reading).

55'

Viv Solomon-Otabor (Birmingham City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

55'

Attempt missed. Maikel Kieftenbeld (Birmingham City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

53'

Attempt saved. Yakou Meite (Reading) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

52'

Corner, Reading. Conceded by Josh Dacres-Cogley.

50'

Attempt blocked. Beryly Lubala (Birmingham City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

49'

Corner, Reading. Conceded by Viv Solomon-Otabor.

49'

Corner, Reading. Conceded by Dan Scarr.

48'

Attempt blocked. Yakou Meite (Reading) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Second Half begins Reading 1, Birmingham City 0.

First Half ends, Reading 1, Birmingham City 0.

48'

Foul by Yakou Meite (Reading).

48'

Gary Gardner (Birmingham City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

47'

Foul by Leandro Bacuna (Reading).

47'

Beryly Lubala (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

42'

Foul by Sam Baldock (Reading).

42'

Josh Dacres-Cogley (Birmingham City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

40'

Corner, Reading. Conceded by Dan Scarr.

38'

Delay in match Leandro Bacuna (Reading) because of an injury.

38'

Leandro Bacuna (Reading) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

38'

Foul by Maikel Kieftenbeld (Birmingham City).

36'

Foul by Tiago Ilori (Reading).

36'

Omar Bogle (Birmingham City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

35'

Attempt blocked. Yakou Meite (Reading) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

32'

Attempt missed. Sam Baldock (Reading) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

29'

Delay in match Yakou Meite (Reading) because of an injury.

29'

Booking

Josh Dacres-Cogley (Birmingham City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

28'

Sam Baldock (Reading) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

28'

Foul by Josh Dacres-Cogley (Birmingham City).

28'

Attempt blocked. Omar Bogle (Birmingham City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

28'

Corner, Birmingham City. Conceded by Sam Walker.

28'

Attempt saved. Connor Mahoney (Birmingham City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

26'

Tiago Ilori (Reading) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

26'

Foul by Connor Mahoney (Birmingham City).

25'

Substitution, Reading. Pelle Clement replaces Modou Barrow because of an injury.

24'

Attempt missed. Gary Gardner (Birmingham City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

21'

Delay in match Gary Gardner (Birmingham City) because of an injury.

20'

Foul by Andy Yiadom (Reading).

20'

Omar Bogle (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

18'

Foul by Modou Barrow (Reading).

18'

Josh Dacres-Cogley (Birmingham City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

17'

Booking

Gary Gardner (Birmingham City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

16'

Leandro Bacuna (Reading) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

16'

Foul by Gary Gardner (Birmingham City).

12'

Corner, Birmingham City. Conceded by Tyler Blackett.

10'

Goal

Goal! Reading 1, Birmingham City 0. Yakou Meite (Reading) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Marc McNulty.

8'

Corner, Reading. Conceded by Wes Harding.

6'

Leandro Bacuna (Reading) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

6'

Foul by Maikel Kieftenbeld (Birmingham City).

6'

Attempt missed. Leandro Bacuna (Reading) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

5'

Marc McNulty (Reading) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

5'

Foul by Maikel Kieftenbeld (Birmingham City).

3'

Attempt missed. Beryly Lubala (Birmingham City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

1'

Attempt blocked. Sam Baldock (Reading) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

1'

John Swift (Reading) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

1'

Foul by Beryly Lubala (Birmingham City).

First Half begins.

Team Line-ups

Reading

# Player
28 Sam Walker
3 Andy Yiadom
6 Liam Moore
24 Tyler Blackett
20 Tiago Abiola Delfim Almeida Ilori
21 Yakou Meite John O'Shea 82'
17 Modou Barrow Pelle Clement 26'
10 John Swift
7 Leandro Bacuna Andy Rinomhota 73'
9 Sam Baldock
29 Marc McNulty

Substitutes

# Player
35 Andy Rinomhota
4 John O'Shea
38 Liam Kelly
22 Pelle Clement
27 Omar Richards
23 Jón Dadi Bödvarsson
1 Vito Mannone

Birmingham City

# Player
1 Lee Camp
25 Josh Dacres-Cogley
24 Dan Scarr
45 Wes Harding
4 Marc Roberts
22 Viv Solomon-Otabor
20 Gary Gardner Charlie Lakin 73'
7 Connor Mahoney José Ignacio Peleteiro Ramallo 66'
6 Maikel Kieftenbeld
30 Beryly Lubala
14 Omar Bogle Che Adams 66'

Substitutes

# Player
27 Connal Trueman
31 Charlie Lakin
17 Cheikh N'Doye
23 José Ignacio Peleteiro Ramallo
32 Steve Seddon
19 Jacques Maghoma
9 Che Adams

Head to Head Stats

Possession (%)

59%
41%

Shots

10
11

Shots on target

3
3

Corners

5
2

Fouls

9
14

Saves

3
1