Reading vs. West Ham United  1 - 0

General Game Stats Chart

Commentary

Minute   Description
90' +1 Not much is happening at the moment, which will be music to the ears of Brian McDermott. West Ham have been fitful from the very beginning but arguably deserve a point solely down to the chance created for Vaz Te's miss.
90' Four minutes of stoppage time here. What a win this would be for Reading!
88' Reading are closing in on victory here. West Ham's spirits look to have been hit by that incredible Vaz Te miss and the home side are now monopolising possession of the ball. They have a corner and there are only minutes to go now.
85' Reading waste a chance to seal the victory! A West Ham attack breaks down and the home side race clear through Jem Karacan who has four team-mates for company with only two Hammers defenders to beat. However, the midfielder lacks speed and dallies and the momentum is lost. Less than five minutes to go now, the nerves are really jangling at the Madejski for Brian McDermott.
82' Ricardo Vaz Te has missed a sitter! Finally a West Ham set-piece goes the distance, this time from Jarvis, and Vaz Te is totally unmarked inside the six-yard-box. However, he gets barely any contact on his header and somehow steers the ball wide with the goal absolutely gaping. What a horrendous miss.
81' K. Nolan gets yellow.
80' M. Maïga enters the game and replaces M. Noble.
Maiga almost has an instant impact! Ricardo Vaz Te finds himself driving at the Reading defence and produces a fierce cross-cum-shot that is just waiting to be tapped in by the onrushing Maiga only Chris Gunter to intervene with a superb goal-saving challenge to put it out for a corner. Fantastic football all round.
79' I. Harte gets yellow.
78' Reading have the ball in the opposition third. They may not entirely be attacking with gusto but it at least relieves the pressure a little and brings that priceless three points just a little closer.
76' H. Robson-Kanu enters the game and replaces J. Kébé.
Reading are dropping extremely deep here and understandably so. A win here could be absolutely crucial in their fight for survival. Perhaps Brian McDermott is just feeling the pressure a little bit because he's just replaced the game's best player in Jimmy Kebe for Hal Robson-Kanu.

Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 38 +43 89
2 38 +32 78
3 38 +36 75
4 38 +35 73
5 38 +20 72
6 38 +15 63
7 38 +28 61
8 38 -4 49
9 38 -4 46
10 38 -8 46
11 38 -17 44
12 38 -10 43
13 38 -11 42
14 38 -11 41
15 38 -22 41
16 38 -23 41
17 38 -13 39
18 38 -26 36
19 38 -30 28
20 38 -30 25