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Reading Reading vs Leicester City Leicester

Royals march on

By Chris Stanton.   Last Updated: 28/12/05 3:48pm

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Reading continue to trailblaze at the top of The Championship after second half goals from Kevin Doyle and Brynjar Gunnarsson gave The Royals a 2-0 win over Leicester.

The result was hard on The Foxes who set their stall out to frustrate the likes of free-scoring strikers Dave Kitson and Doyle and it almost worked.

Indeed, in a match initially devoid of goalmouth opportunity, it was the visitors' Joe Hamill who had the first shot of note but he fired wide of Marcus Hahnemann's right-hand post.

Nicky Shorey chanced his arm for the hosts but Rab Douglas comfortably had the measure of the midfielder's shot.

The second half started in livelier fashion and Shorey tested Douglas again before, at the other end, Mark de Vries drew a save from Hahnemann.

There was little warning but Doyle did break the deadlock on the hour, finishing well from 12 yards.

Doyle could have doubled the advantage ten minutes later but missed and it was left to Gunnarsson to put the match beyond the visitors in the closing stages when he headed home Shorey's left-wing cross.

The result extends Reading's unbeaten run to 25 matches and Steve Coppell's side already appear destined for The Premiership, enjoying, as they do, a 20-point advantage over third-placed Leeds.

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Reading 2-0 Leicester City

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Sky Bet Championship
Pos Team P Pts
1 Watford 44 85
2 Bournemouth 44 84
3 Middlesbrough 44 84
4 Norwich City 44 82
5 Derby County 44 76
6 Ipswich Town 44 75
7 Brentford 44 72
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 44 72
9 Blackburn Rovers 43 60
10 Charlton Athletic 44 60
11 Nottingham Forest 44 59
12 Sheffield Wednesday 44 59
13 Cardiff City 44 56
14 Birmingham City 43 54
15 Huddersfield Town 44 53
16 Leeds United 44 52
17 Bolton Wanderers 44 51
18 Fulham 44 49
19 Reading 42 47
20 Brighton and Hove Albion 44 46
21 Rotherham United 43 44
22 Millwall 43 40
23 Wigan Athletic 44 39
24 Blackpool 44 25

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