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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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Pos Team P Pts
1 Derby County 14 26
2 Watford 14 26
3 Norwich City 15 26
4 Wolverhampton Wanderers 14 26
5 Bournemouth 14 24
6 Middlesbrough 14 24
7 Nottingham Forest 14 22
8 Blackburn Rovers 14 22
9 Charlton Athletic 14 22
10 Ipswich Town 14 21
11 Cardiff City 14 19
12 Sheffield Wednesday 14 19
13 Brentford 14 19
14 Reading 14 18
15 Millwall 14 17
16 Rotherham United 14 17
17 Huddersfield Town 14 17
18 Leeds United 14 16
19 Wigan Athletic 14 15
20 Fulham 14 14
21 Brighton and Hove Albion 14 13
22 Bolton Wanderers 15 11
23 Birmingham City 14 11
24 Blackpool 14 6

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