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Match Report - Reading 3:1 Hull City

By Mark Sugar
November 22 2005

Reading closed the gap on league leaders Sheffield United to 1 point after an impressive win over Hull City at the Madejski Stadium.Both Reading wingers were on the scoresheet for the Royals who are still unbeaten since the opening day of the season. New Page 1 MADEJSKI STADIUM


Coca Cola Championship

Saturday 19th November 2005,

Madejski Stadium, 15:00pm Kick-Off

Reading 1
Hull City 1


Reading - Hahnemann, Murty, Sonko, Ingimarsson, Shorey, Little (Oster 76), Harper, Sidwell, Convey (Hunt 76), Doyle (Obinna 84), Lita

Subs not used; Stack (GK), Makin

Hull City - Myhill, Lynch, Cort, Collins, Delaney, Fagan, Green, Welsh, Elliott (Fry 73), Barmby (Ellison 77), Burgess (Paynter 77)

Subs not used; Leite (GK), France


Steve Coppell's Reading side closed the gap on Sheffield United to 1 point after the Royals picked up a 3:1 win against Hull City while Millwall held the Blades to a 2:2 draw.

It took just 7 minutes before the Royals went in front when Kevin Doyle pass through found Bobby Convey, who beat the offside and he curled home with his left foot to give Reading the lead.

Reading continued to press for a second, but supporters would have been wary that Hull themselves had created some decent chances and if it wasn't for the excellent goalkeeping of Marcus Hahnemann the scores would have been level.

But City got level 10 minutes into the second half when the ball broke down the right wing and former Manchester United winger Mark Lynch got the better of Ivar Ingimarsson and he crossed for Ben Burgess who headed back for Nick Barmby to slam in, to send the strong contingent of Hull fans into deep celebration's.

Game on it was, and City took the game to Reading who were anxious.

But on 69 minutes the Royals were back in front when a left wing Glen Little cross was chested by Kevin Doyle who then executed a wild scissor kick/overhead kick which beat the helpless City goalkeeper. It had been Doyle's 1st goal since the live Sky game against Ipswich a month earlier.

Just seconds later it was truly game over when City lost possession cheaply just after the restart which saw a brilliant counter attack by the Royals winger's when Bobby Convey ran at the Hull defence before finding Glen Little who finished brilliantly to send the home fans wild.

Full Time : Reading 3-1 Hull City

Man Of The Match - Kevin Doyle
Attendance - 17,864


The Royals are back on the road on Tuesday night when we make the journey to Ipswich for a crucial match.

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