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Britannia Stadium (ATT 26,737) 9th February 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: M Oliver

Stoke Stoke City vs Reading Reading

Stoke 2

R Huth (67)
C Jerome (81)


Reading 1

A Mariappa (83)

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  2. FULL-TIME: Stoke record their first victory of the year thanks to a hard-earned 2-1 win against plucky Reading at the Britannia Stadium. Robert Huth headed the hosts ahead with a close-range header before Cameron Jerome doubled the advantage after 81 minutes with a sublime right-foot strike. However, the Royals pulled one back just two minutes later thanks to Adrian Mariappa's first goal for the club, but Tony Pulis' men held on for the points.

  3. 90+4

    Adam Le Fondre goes over and claims a penalty, but referee Michael Oliver gives nothing.

  4. 90+3

    Reading break, but Cameron Jerome comes back to make a solid challenge.

  5. 90+1

    Noel Hunt fouls Steven Nzonzi and that gets a hugh cheer from the home supporters.

  6. 90

    YELLOW CARD: There will be FOUR ADDED minutes of stoppage time as Geoff Cameron is booked for a foul on Jimmy Kebe.

  7. 89

    Reading have scored the highest proportion of goals in the final 15 minutes of games (41%) and the most in total in that period (13). They've done it again today, but can they grab an equaliser?

  8. 87

    SUBSTITUTION: Geoff Cameron has come on for Stoke in place of Michael Kightly.

  9. Ian Harte's left-foot delivery is met at the near post by Adrian Mariappa ahead of Glenn Whelan to score his first goal for the club and hand the visitors a lifeline.

  10. 85


  11. 84

    Reading are not giving up that easily and they win themselves a corner down the right.

  12. What a wonderful finish by the substitute as the ball is headed up in the air and Cameron Jerome holds off Alex Pearce before lashing his right-foot effort into the far corner past a helpless Adam Federici.

  13. 82


  14. 80

    SUBSTITUTION: Reading change and Noel Hunt comes on for Pavel Pogrebnyak.

  15. 79

    POOR PASS! Reading break three against one, but Jimmy Kebe's pass to Pavel Pogrebnyak is short and that allows Stoke to get men back and make the block.

  16. 78

    Adrian Mariappa heads away after Kenwyne Jones looked to direct his header towards goal.

  17. 77

    Pavel Pogrebnyak tumbles to the floor as he collides with Robert Huth and Michael Oliver opts to wave play on.

  18. 75

    The ball does end up in the Stoke net from Adam Le Fondre, but referee Michael Oliver had already blown his whistle for a handball by Pavel Pogrebnyak.

  19. 74

    Meanwhile, Adam Le Fondre almost nips in after Reading launch the ball into the box, but Asmir Begovic is out in a flash.

  20. 73

    SUBSTITUTION: Garath McCleary replaces Jobi McAnuff for Reading.

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