Manchester City 1 - 0 Reading

Match info: Premier League at Etihad Stadium

Date: 22/12/2012 KO: 15:00 Ref: M Dean Att: 47,007

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Man City

Gareth Barry 90+3



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  • That's it! It's all over at the Etihad as Barry's last-gasp goal makes it 1-0 to City after a hard-working display from Reading.

  • We're into the dying seconds and Reading have a corner but City defend it.

  • Well it's been a long time coming and City finally see the rewards of all that pressing as Barry climbs to head home Silva's great ball. So tough on Reading, who have defended magnificently.


  • Trouble for Reading as Aguero makes a terrific burst into the right channel, accelerating but then firing his shot into the side-netting.

  • Pogrebnyak makes a nuisance of himself as he disrupts Hart's goal-kick and the City custodian takes another.

  • Four extra minutes are to be added this half. Reading win a throw on the right of the City half as the clock ticks down.

  • We're in the final stages of this clash and Reading are still hanging in there. Milner looks for Dzeko in the box but he can't get his header down.

  • Zabaleta is challenged by Kebe in the box but Dean again shakes his head and it's a free-kick for the visitors.

  • The defender looks to have picked up a leg knock and he hobbles off, with Nicky Shorey coming on to replace him.

  • Sinclair tries his luck with a shot from range on his right foot but he can't get it on target. Reading have a player down as Harte appears to have done some damage.

  • Barry tries to slot the ball through to Sinclair but he's held up yet again by the Royals' defence. A long McAnuff ball goes back to Hart.

  • James Milner comes on for debutant Rekik, who settled after a nervy few opening minutes.

  • Another chance for Reading as Pearce gets up well again to greet the corner but nods it over the bar.

  • Kebe makes a break down the right and looks to find the advancing Pogrebynak down the middle but he just overshoots him as the Russian slides in.

  • Aguero gets a shot away but it's deflected wide for a corner, then they win a throw soon after. Sinclair whips in a dangerous cross but Pearce meets it to clear.

  • Reading, having got forward, are suddenly caught out by a City attack and are forced to rush back, with McAnuff making the vital clearance.

  • We're into the final 10 minutes at the Etihad and Reading will be hoping they can hold on. The visitors win a throw-in on the right of the City goal.

  • Barry makes a great run but his pull-back isn't the greatest and he can't pick out a team-mate to finish his move in the box.


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