Reading 1 - 3 Tottenham Hotspur

Match info: Premier League at The Madejski Stadium

Date: 16/09/2012 KO: 16:00 Ref: H Webb Att: 24,160

Home team/scorers Scores Away team/scorers


Hal Robson-Kanu 90



Jermain Defoe 18,74
Gareth Bale 71

FT (ht: 0-1)

  • Last Updated: September 14 2012, 16:33 BST

Team news for Sunday's Barclays Premier League clash between Reading and Tottenham.

Jimmy Kebe: Returns for Reading
Jimmy Kebe: Returns for Reading

Reading boss Brian McDermott will welcome Jimmy Kebe back into his squad for Sunday's Barclays Premier League fixture at home to Tottenham.

The Mali winger has been missing all season due to a hamstring injury but is now available for selection after returning to training.

Jason Roberts (calf) is the only player unavailable to McDermott with all of his international players returning unscathed from their respective matches.

There had been a small doubt over the fitness of Adam Federici but the goalkeeper is likely to retain his starting place at the Madejski Stadium on Sunday.

Brad Friedel will keep his place in the Tottenham team despite the recent signing of France captain Hugo Lloris.

Manager Andre Villas-Boas said Lloris may not even be on the bench on Sunday as he has only trained with his new team-mates once since signing from Lyon for £8million on deadline day.

Clint Dempsey, who also signed on deadline day, could make his debut at the Madejski Stadium, but Younes Kaboul (knee), Scott Parker (Achilles) and Heurelho Gomes (ankle) are out.


Reading (from): Federici, Taylor, Gunter, Cummings, Gorkss, Pearce, Mariappa, Shorey, Harte, McAnuff, Guthrie, Leigertwood, Tabb, Kebe, McCleary, Pogrebnyak, Le Fondre, Hunt, Robson-Kanu, Church, McCarthy.

Tottenham (from): Lloris, Friedel, Cudicini, Gallas, Dawson, Walker, Assou-Ekotto, Vertonghen, Caulker, Naughton, Bale, Lennon, Livermore, Sandro, Jenas, Dembele, Dempsey, Sigurdsson, Carroll, Townsend, Defoe, Adebayor.