Newcastle United vs. Reading  1 - 2

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Commentary

Minute   Description
90' +4 J. Kébé gets yellow.
It's all over Reading have won here at St James' Park thanks to a double from Adam Le Fondre and have come from behind for the second week in a row to secure a vital three points in their quest for Premier League survival.
90' +2 CHANCE!!!! Bigirimana launches the ball into the penalty area where he finds Ameobi, the striker knocks the ball down to Obertan who fires a volley at goal. But Federici is there again to make the save.
90' Newcastle are trying to throw everything they have at Reading but the visitors are holding strong at the back. They're looking to hit the Magpies on the counter when they can.
87' CHANCE!!!! Cisse misses a golden chance to get Newcastle level as he fires over the bar with only Federici to beat, after he latched onto Perch's knockdown from Debuchy's cross into the area.
85' Federici is called on again as Bigirimana fires a dangerous cross into the area but the keeper is off his line in a flash and punches the ball clear which averts the danger for now.
83' It's Reading who are doing all the pressing now, as McCleary is pushing Newcastle back and is keeping them penned in their own half. The Magpies who have played so fluently are struggling to string two passes together now.
80' G. Obertan enters the game and replaces V. Anita.
Newcastle are shell shocked by that Le Fondre goal but it had been coming since his arrival on the pitch. He's looked so sharp in and around the six-yard box and he's made the Magpies pay.
79' M. Debuchy gets yellow.
77' A. Le Fondre has scored a goal for Reading! Assist by H. Akpan.
GOALL!!!!! Le Fondre gives Reading the lead smacking the ball home from close range as Kebe knocks the ball back to him beating Coloccini in the air.
76' Newcastle are really against the cosh now, as Reading have been inspired but Le Fondre's equaliser. They're now getting all the decisions and are first to every ball.

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