Arsenal 4 - 1 Reading

Match info: Premier League at Emirates Stadium

Date: 30/03/2013 KO: 15:00 Ref: C Foy Att: 60,082

Home team/scorers Scores Away team/scorers

Arsenal

Gervinho 11
Santi Cazorla 48
Olivier Giroud 67
Mikel Arteta 77 (pen)

4
vs
1

Reading

Hal Robson-Kanu 68

FT (ht: 1-0)

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  • Thanks for joining me this afternoon and for all your comments - sorry I couldn't publish them all. Do stick around for match reports and reaction.

  • A comfortable victory for Arsenal to give their top four hopes a real boost. Reading boss Nigel Adkins has a real fight on his hands if he is to keep the Royals up.

  • Arsenal 4 Reading 1

    90+3
  • Reading clear, but Arsenal regain posssession on the halfway line.

    90+1
  • Another lovely cross by Cazorla is headed over his own bar by Shorey, corner to Arsenal.

    90
  • The game has slowed right down now, it just seems a case of playing out time. The match was gone for Reading a long time ago.

    87
  • More lovely stuff as Cazorla's lofted ball finds Rosicky in the area. All he needs to do is slot home, but instead he tries to pass to a team-mate, allowing Reading to clear.

    83
  • Change for Reading: Garath McCleary is on for Robson-Kanu.

    80
  • Arsenal really turning it on now, some lovely passing on the edge of the box before Arteta is flagged offside.

    80
  • Goal for Arsenal!! Arteta sends Taylor the wrong way!!

    77
  • Penalty to Arsenal!! Oxlade-Chamberlain tripped in the area by Mariappa!!

    77
  • Sub for Reading: Hope Akpan is on for Jem Karacan.

    75
  • Changes for Arsenal: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Lukas Podolski replace Gervinho and Olivier Giroud.

    75
  • Sub for Arsenal: Kieran Gibbs is on for Monreal, who clattered with the post trying to stop Robson-Kanu from nodding home Reading's goal.

    71
  • Is the comeback on? McAnuff curls in an inviting cross from the left, allowing Robson-Kanu to convert at the far post with a diving header.

    69
  • Goal for Reading!! Robson-Kanu!!

    69
  • Reading make a mess of a corner and the ball breaks to Gervinho, who sprints half the length of the pitch before laying it off to Giroud to drill home low beyond Taylor.

    67
  • Goal for Arsenal!! Giroud!!!

    67
  • Reading scramble the corner clear. In other news, the snow has stopped.

    65
  • It's sunny at the Emirates, but it has also started snowing. It is nearly April right? Back on the pitch Arsenal win yet another corner...

    64

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