Reading vs Newcastle United match highlights and post match interviews.
Posted on September 29th, 2012 | 113 Comments |
Highlights of this afternoon’s game between the Magpies and the Royals at Reading’s Madejski Stadium.
A real “game of two halves,” the first one being one of the most tedious 45 minutes in the whole of human history, and the second being somewhat better than that with four goals, one of them a controversial “Hand of Allah” effort from Newcastle United’s Demba Ba.
With Alan Pardew paying a visit to his old protege, Brian McDermott, at Reading’s Madejski Stadium. It was hardly surprising that this was a managerial “meeting of the minds” with two 90s style 4-4-2 sides pumping crosses into the box.
It took until the 58th minute for the game to wake up with Jimmy Kébé’s goal for the Royals, swiftly followed by a great first touch finish by Newcastle’s Demba Ba. Only two minutes later it was 2-1 to the home side however, with Noel Hunt’s ghosting in front of two Toon defenders to head in an excellent left hand cross Then came the controversy with Ba’s above mentioned “hand of Allah” effort which clearly hit the striker’s hand on the way in. Despite the second half excitement, and the goals, it was a disappointing performance overall for Newcastle against the Premier League’s bottom feeders.
As usual, I will update with better highlights, once they become available, as well as a full match video for those who missed the game, or simply want to watch it all over again.
Post match interviews
Post match interview with Alan Pardew.
Teams and match facts.
Reading (4-4-2): Alex McCarthy; Shaun Cummings, Adrian Mariappa, Kaspars Gorkss, Nicky Shorey, Jimmy Kébé (Garath McCleary 69), Mikele Leigertwood, Jem Karacan, Jobi McAnuff (C), Noel Hunt, Pavel Pogrebnyak (Jason Roberts 77).
Subs: Stuart Taylor, Alex Pearce, Danny Guthrie, Garath McCleary, Hal Robson-Kanu, Adam Le Fondre, Jason Roberts.
Newcastle United (4-4-2): Steve Harper G), James Perch, Mike Williamson, Steven Taylor (James Tavernier 60), Davide Santon, Hatem Ben Arfa, Gael Bigirimana (Shane Ferguson 68), Cheick Tiote, Jonas Gutierrez (C), Demba Ba, Papiss Cisse (Shola Ameobi 67).
Subs: Rob Elliot (G), James Tavernier, Shane Ferguson, Vurnon Anita, Gabriel Obertan, Sammy Ameobi, Shola Ameobi.
Score / Goalscorers: Reading 2 (Jimmy Kébé 58, Noel Hunt 61), Newcastle United 2 (Demba Ba 59, 83)
Yellow cards: James Perch (45), Mike Williamson (54).
Red cards: None.
Referee: Andre Marriner (Sheldon, W.Mids).