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Reading Reading vs Sheffield Wednesday Sheff Wed

Kitson keeps Royals in full flow

By Andy Clarke.   Last Updated: 01/11/05 9:45pm

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Dave Kitson proved to be the difference as Reading beat Sheffield Wednesday 2-0 to maintain their club-record unbeaten run.

Kitson was initially credited with the opening goal - which later went down as an own goal by Glenn Whelan - before settling the contest with his eighth goal of the season.

The Royals have now gone 19 league and cup games without defeat to stay hot on the heels of leaders Sheffield United and nine points clear of Watford in third place.

Kitson could have opened the scoring in the fifth minute, but his header from Bobby Convey's cross was pushed away by David Lucas, and he later headed a cross from Graeme Murty over the crossbar.

Steve Coppell's side finally went ahead in the 38th minute when Kevin Doyle darted down the left and cut the ball back towards Kitson, and it was unclear if it was the Royals striker or the backtracking Whelan who got the final touch.

Convey narrowly missed the target with a whipped free kick just before the interval and early in the second half the United States international struck a post before Glen Little's follow-up was cleared off the line by Lee Peacock.

Kitson made sure of the points for the home side in the 64th minute when he collected Little's pass and rifled a low, angled drive beyond Lucas.

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Sky Bet Championship
Pos Team P Pts
1 Derby County 34 65
2 Middlesbrough 34 63
3 Norwich City 34 62
4 Watford 34 62
5 Bournemouth 34 60
6 Ipswich Town 34 60
7 Brentford 34 58
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 34 57
9 Nottingham Forest 34 50
10 Sheffield Wednesday 34 46
11 Blackburn Rovers 34 45
12 Charlton Athletic 34 42
13 Birmingham City 34 42
14 Huddersfield Town 34 42
15 Cardiff City 34 41
16 Leeds United 34 41
17 Bolton Wanderers 34 40
18 Reading 34 40
19 Fulham 34 39
20 Brighton and Hove Albion 34 37
21 Rotherham United 34 37
22 Millwall 34 31
23 Wigan Athletic 34 28
24 Blackpool 34 22

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