Reading 2 - 2 Newcastle United

Match info: Premier League at The Madejski Stadium

Date: 29/09/2012 KO: 15:00 Ref: A Marriner Att: 24,097

Home team/scorers Scores Away team/scorers


Jimmy Kebe 58
Noel Hunt 62



Demba Ba 58,83

FT (ht: 0-0)

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  • After a dreadful, goalless first half, the game exploded into life following the interval in what was a superb second half. Ba's stunning equaliser will be overshadowed by the use of his hand in Newcastle's second equaliser. Reading will feel hard done by after twice going in front through Kebe and Hunt. Stay with us for all the post-match reaction.


    90 + 4
  • Newcastle, though, are not sitting back and Ben Arfa sends a cross into the box. McCarthy is able to just beat Ba to the ball.

    90 + 3
  • Newcastle have been so insecure at the back since the reshuffle which followed Taylor's substation. They are on the ropes in added time.

    90 + 2
  • It is still Reading on the front foot. McAnuff sends a rocketing effort from 25 yards which rattles the post after cutting in from the right. Harper was beaten.

    90 + 1
  • ADDED TIME: There will be a minimum of four minutes added time before the final whistle.

  • Reading are not happy with a point and their fans are screaming for them to go forward and keep looking for a first win in the Premier League.

  • Another brilliant save from Harper as he denies Roberts, who span and shot. Reading keep the pressure on and another shot is deflected wide for a corner. It is an action-packed end to the game.

  • Reading are not sitting back and are pushing forward for a winner.

  • Le Fondre comes on for Hunt and almost immediately has the chance for the winner. But Williamson just blocks and manages to convince the officials it was not a corner.

  • What a contrast this half has been in comparison with the first. Ben Arfa shots wildly wide.

  • Ba equalises for Newcastle but it is surrounded by controversy. He meets Ferguson's cross from the left but he misses it with his head and it strikes his hand before going into the back of the net. It is not intentional and none of the officials see it. Newcastle are level.

  • GOAL BA (2-2)!!!

  • Reading are now getting twitchy. They are dropping deep and Newcastle are dominating possession.

  • Gorkss thinks about a maverick charge forward after tackling Ba. But he knows he needs to be responsible and he decides on a pass.

  • Pardew is gesticulating in his technical area. He thinks Reading are now time-wasting at set-pieces.

  • Newcastle think they have penalty when Ba is brought down by McCarthy from Ameobi's knock down. But a flag was correctly up for offside against Ba.

  • Roberts makes his return from injury as he comes on in place of Pogrebnyak. Roberts is given a warm welcome by the Madejski Stadium.

  • Corner to Newcastle won by Ferguson. Tiote is down with cramp. Newcastle waste the corner as it is taken short before Ben Arfa is tackled.

  • Santon is very lucky Shorey wastes a chance to cross having been gifted the ball by the Newcastle full-back.


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