Reading 0 - 2 Manchester City

Match info: Premier League at The Madejski Stadium

Date: 14/05/2013 KO: 20:00 Ref: M Atkinson Att: 22,859

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Man City

Sergio Aguero 40
Edin Dzeko 88

FT (ht: 0-1)

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  • Reading 0 Man City 2. The Blues start life post-Roberto Mancini with a comfortable win. The Royals played well, but didn't have enough on the day.

  • Final seconds at the Madejski and City are easing their way over the line. Silva slides a pass in between the Reading centre-halves, but Tevez isn't on his wavelength.

  • Tevez so close to making it three. He plays a neat one-two with Dzeko and cuts across the box. He looks to fire into the corner, but is denied by McCarthy. Corner played short, but Milner can't find a cross or a shot and then concedes a free-kick.

  • Two minutes of stoppage-time to be played.

  • Dzeko unable to run away from Karacan. Reading still looking to play football. Guthrie tries to feed a pass into the feet of Blackman, but too much on the ball.

  • Harsh on Reading given how they have defended, but City have threatened to run away with this tie at times. They have deserved all three points.

  • GOAL MAN CITY - DZEKO. The gloves have done business as Dzeko steps off the bench again to get himself on the scoresheet. Reading give the ball away in their own half, allowing Silva to find Dzeko. He cuts inside Kelly and rolls the ball under McCarthy.

  • Toure feeds over a cross-shot, with Morrison clears. McCleary allowed to race Reading forward again. He has been a useful out ball for the hosts, but his final pass lets him down.

  • Tevez takes the corner short to Milner. He squares for Toure, who sees a swerving drive from 25 yards out touched over by McCarthy. The second corner comes to nothing.

  • Milner drifting further inside, as Maicon offers width outside him. Reading battling away bravely in midfield. They are forced backwards, with Clichy winning a corner of Mariappa.

  • Reading looking to finish with a flourish. They have started to ask a few more questions in the second half. They have to be awake at the back, though, as Tevez drives into box. Toure ends up slicing into the stands.

  • Guthrie spreads play wide to Kelly. He gets the ball back off McCleary and goes square. Guthrie tees up Karacan, who stings the hands of Hart from 25 yards.

  • City prepared to go back to Hart. He goes long, but Silva offers little effort in an aerial challenge. Toure takes over and surges forward. Tevez unable to spin away from Morrison.

  • Le Fondre moves out to the Reading right. He is faced by Clichy, and fires off the City man for a corner. Guthrie delivers once more, looking for Morrison again. His nod down finds a City shirt. Kelly trips Dzeko as he looks to counter.

  • Wild effort from Dzeko. He is found by Tevez 25 yards from goal, but is always leaning back and hammers high over the crossbar. City still only leading by one and anything is possible.

  • The second corner comes to nothing. City can't get out, though, and are relieved to see the flag go up against Blackman. Hart able to hammer down field.

  • Guthrie looks for Morrison at the back post. He nods down to Robson-Kanu, but he can't turn in the box. He tees up McCleary, who sees a shot deflected behind by Lescott. The corner picks out Mariappa, who sees a header nodded off the line by Tevez.

  • Hand ball by the gloved man Dzeko. Unfortunate as the ball flicked off his shoulder onto his arm. Reading looking to force the issue now and Garcia has to trip Karacan. No card brandished again.

  • Guthrie with a great delivery to the back post, which is nodded back across goal. Hart comes off his line trying to claim and wins himself a free-kick.

  • Reading still looking to play their football. Kelly is picked out well forward down their left. He is caught by a wild bundled challenge from Milner.


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