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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 Nottingham Forest 4 10
2 Watford 4 9
3 Norwich City 4 9
4 Wolverhampton Wanderers 4 9
5 Charlton Athletic 4 8
6 Sheffield Wednesday 4 8
7 Derby County 4 7
8 Cardiff City 4 7
9 Millwall 4 7
10 Blackburn Rovers 4 7
11 Bournemouth 4 6
12 Middlesbrough 4 6
13 Brighton and Hove Albion 4 6
14 Rotherham United 4 6
15 Brentford 4 5
16 Birmingham City 4 5
17 Ipswich Town 4 4
18 Wigan Athletic 4 4
19 Reading 4 4
20 Huddersfield Town 4 4
21 Leeds United 4 3
22 Bolton Wanderers 4 1
23 Blackpool 4 0
24 Fulham 4 0

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