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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 Bournemouth 39 73
2 Watford 39 72
3 Middlesbrough 39 72
4 Norwich City 39 70
5 Derby County 39 67
6 Ipswich Town 39 67
7 Brentford 39 66
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 39 65
9 Nottingham Forest 39 57
10 Blackburn Rovers 39 54
11 Charlton Athletic 39 54
12 Sheffield Wednesday 39 53
13 Leeds United 39 52
14 Cardiff City 39 51
15 Birmingham City 38 47
16 Brighton and Hove Albion 39 45
17 Bolton Wanderers 39 45
18 Huddersfield Town 39 44
19 Reading 38 44
20 Fulham 39 43
21 Rotherham United 39 40
22 Wigan Athletic 39 35
23 Millwall 39 33
24 Blackpool 39 23

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