Reading vs. Manchester City  0 - 2

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Commentary

Minute   Description
90' McCarthy, undoubtedly Reading's man of the match tonight, is forced into one final top save, and he denies Carlos Tevez from making it three. The Argentine found space in the area and wriggled past two defenders before shooting from no more than nine yards, but he couldn't beat McCarthy who reacted brilliantly.
88' E. Džeko has scored a goal for Manchester City! Assist by David Silva.
GOAL! Reading 0-2 Manchester City (Dzeko) The substitute ensures all three points for the visitors after finishing off a wonderful disguised pass from David Silva. The Spain midfielder won the ball off Mariappa and dribbled towards goal from a central area before fooling three defenders with a slide-rule pass through to Dzeko who shimmied past McCarthy before finishing in the corner. Top class finish.
85' That's better from Toure. From further out, around 25 yards or so, he bends an effort towards the top corner, which McCarthy has to quickly get across to see the ball around the post.
83' Another effort from Toure, but once again he has been unable to hit the target. His workrate has been good this evening, but his finishing in front of goal has not.
81' They almost do, as Joe Hart is forced to fly to his left to turn an effort from Jem Karacan away to safety.
79' Reading seem to have been storing up their energy for the final 20 minutes, because they have been arguably the better side for the latter part of this half. They've found a bit of confidence and fluidity, and may well grab themselves an equaliser here.
77' Garath McCleary powers in a shot from around 25 yards which takes a big deflection to go wide of the goal. That could of gone anywhere, and the home crowd are finding their voices after several good efforts of late, which included City making a goal line clearance from an Adrian Mariappa header.
75' Tom McKeown reports: "Micah Richards is clearly enjoying being back in the Manchester City side as he attempts an audacious bicycle kick which flies wide of Alex McCarthy's far post. "Blue Moon" then rings out from the visiting fans as we enter the last quarter of an hour. City should have wrapped this up by now but it remains 1-0."
73' Micah Richards tries a rathr ambitious overhead kick in the area, and alas, his effort goes quite some way wide of the goal. Kudos for trying it though Micah, and in all honesty, I've seen worse efforts than that by players facing the goal.
71' The Reading keeper is forced into a tougher save now though as Yaya Toure lets fly from the edge of the area. McCarthy gets a strong hand on his effort to push the ball behind for a corner.

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