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The Madejski Stadium (ATT 22,061) 28th December 2005 - Kick off 20:00 Ref: A Wiley

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

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

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