Chelsea 4 - 2 Reading

Match info: Premier League at Stamford Bridge

Date: 22/08/2012 KO: 19:45 Ref: L Mason Att: 41,733

Home team/scorers Scores Away team/scorers


Frank Lampard 18 (pen)
Gary Cahill 69
Fernando Torres 81
Branislav Ivanovic 90+5



Pavel Pogrebnyak 25
Danny Guthrie 29

FT (ht: 1-2)

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  • FULL TIME. The ref blows for full time soon after the re-start. A great game here at Stamford Bridge. Thanks for your views tonight, stay with us for reaction. I'll post up a last word in a sec.

  • GOAL - IVANOVIC!!!! Federici comes up for the corner. Harte takes and Chelsea win the ball and break upfield. Federici tries to get back but it is always in vain. Hazard breaks into the right side of the box before crossing to Ivanovic at the far post who slots home from close range past Gunter!!!

    90 (+4)
  • Harte takes the free-kick and it takes a deflection off Terry and out for a corner on the right.

    90 (+3)
  • Harte takes the free-kick but it is poor and Meireles heads out for a throw in to Reading 15 yards out on the left. They take and win another throw in off Meireles. They take again and Leigertwood wins a free-kick off Terry 30 yards out in front of goal.

    90 (+2)
  • R-K wins a free-kick 28 yards out on the left off Ivanovic.

    90 (+1)
  • Five minutes of added time are announced.

  • Cahill needs treatment on the pitch after tussling for the ball in the box but is okay to continue.

  • R-K crosses from the left byline and McAnuff heads back across goal at the far post but Cech is quickly off his line and gathers.

  • Meireles wins a free-kick midway in Chelsea's half on the right off R-K. Chelsea putn it forward but the ball comes off Torres for a Reading throw in midway in their half on the left.

  • R-K is on for McCleary for Reading as they try to get back into the game.

  • Mata tries an effort from 25 yards on the left but it is wide and over. That is his last contribution of the game as he is replaced by Meireles.

  • Mata almost releases Torres into the left side of the box but Pearce clears.

  • McAnuff cuts in from the left before shooting from 25 yards but it is straight at Cech who gathers.

  • GOAL - TORRES!!! Torres for Chelsea, although replays show he was a yard offside when Cole plays his cross. In the build-up, Mata finds Cole to the left side of the box who then hits a cross across the face of goal and Torres has a simple tap in from six yards at the far post!!! Wow!!! Chris from Warrington i bet you're happy!!

  • Hazard's effort from 25 yards to the left is blocked, as is Ivanovic's shot from the right. The ball drops to Mata who tries an effort from 12 yards in front of goal but it is wide of Federici's right post.

  • Hunt comes on for Pog for Reading.

  • Sturridge releases Ivanovic to the right byline who crosses into the centre but Gorkss puts the ball out for a Chelsea throw in ten yards out on the right. They take but Reading clear.


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