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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 Leicester City 42 90
2 Burnley 42 83
3 Derby County 42 75
4 Queens Park Rangers 42 73
5 Wigan Athletic 41 67
6 Reading 42 64
7 Brighton and Hove Albion 42 64
8 Ipswich Town 42 64
9 Bournemouth 42 62
10 Blackburn Rovers 42 60
11 Nottingham Forest 42 59
12 Middlesbrough 42 58
13 Watford 41 57
14 Bolton Wanderers 42 54
15 Sheffield Wednesday 42 50
16 Leeds United 42 50
17 Huddersfield Town 42 46
18 Birmingham City 41 43
19 Doncaster Rovers 42 43
20 Blackpool 42 42
21 Charlton Athletic 41 41
22 Millwall 42 40
23 Barnsley 42 39
24 Yeovil Town 42 36

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