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Etihad Stadium (ATT 47,007) 22nd December 2012 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: M Dean

Man City Manchester City vs Reading Reading

Man City 1

G Barry (90+3)


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  2. 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.

  3. 90+4

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

  4. 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.

  5. 90+3


  6. 90+2

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

  7. 90+1

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

  8. 90

    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.

  9. 89

    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.

  10. 88

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

  11. 87

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

  12. 86

    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.

  13. 85

    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.

  14. 84

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

  15. 83

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

  16. 83

    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.

  17. 82

    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.

  18. 81

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

  19. 80

    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.

  20. 79

    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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