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Championship: Southampton 1 Reading 3

14 April 2012 02:49

Reading moved to first place in the Championship after defeating Southampton 3-1 in a top-of-the-table clash on Friday.

The victory at St Mary's Stadium was Reading's 14th from 16 matches as Brian McDermott's side usurped nearest rivals Southampton to claim a three-point lead at the summit.

A late brace from substitute Adam Le Fondre secured the points for the visitors, who led 1-0 at half-time thanks to Jason Roberts' header on 19 minutes, before Rickie Lambert levelled three minutes after the interval.

Le Fondre struck his first with 18 minutes remaining, meeting Kebe's square pass across the box with an arrowed strike that found the top corner of the goal.

The diminutive striker sealed the three points in stoppage time as Southampon pressed for an equaliser, pouncing on Jose Fonte's failed clearance before rounding Kelvin Davis and shooting into a vacant goal.

McDermott applauded the efforts of his players afterwards.

"That was a big performance. They're a good side Southampton who played really well and we had to stay in the game, which we did," he told Sky Sports.

"What's important for me is the next game against Nottingham Forest, it's the only thing that's important, it's the only thing that matters.

"And Alfie's (Le Fondre) come on again and he's made the difference with the finishes - that's top-drawer finishes both goals.

"So we're absolutely delighted for everyone today."

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1 - 3

Competition
Championship
Date
13 April 2012
Game week
43
Kick-off
20:45
Half-time
0 - 1
Full-time
1 - 3

Goals

0 - 1
19' J. Roberts
 (assist by J. Kébé)
R. Lambert 48'
(assist by B. Sharp) 
1 - 1
1 - 2
72' A. Le Fondre
 (assist by J. Kébé)
1 - 3

Lineups

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
33
10 88'
2
3
16
# Player Bookings
9 72' 90+2'
51
6
12
18

Friday 29 August

12:59
12:50
12:50
12:29
12:18
11:37
11:35
11:10
10:55
10:44
10:43
10:29
10:11
10:06
09:47
09:47
09:40
09:23
07:26
06:40
06:35
05:41
05:07
04:39
04:36
04:30
03:28
02:57
02:29
01:42
01:00

Thursday 28 August

23:51
23:35
23:26
23:00
22:54
22:53
22:41
22:41
22:32
22:17
22:01
22:01
21:53
21:35
20:55
20:43
20:33
19:51
19:41
19:33
19:19
19:15
19:10
18:38
17:44
17:34
17:21
17:20
17:00
16:59
16:52
16:38
16:32
16:31
16:28
16:25
16:04
16:00
15:50
15:29
15:25
15:17
14:53
14:17
14:07
13:58
13:58
13:26
13:11
13:04
12:37
12:26
12:10
11:44
11:13
10:56
10:41
10:25
10:11
07:51
07:21
06:58
06:34
05:00
04:33
04:03
03:58
02:46
01:34
00:13
00:12

Wednesday 27 August

23:32
23:28
23:09
23:07
23:02
22:57
22:57
22:43
22:42
22:38
22:00
20:17
20:04
19:42
19:27
19:01
18:40
18:38
18:23
18:20
17:57
17:14
16:46
16:44
16:39
16:14
15:44
14:59
14:32
14:11
13:39
13:06
12:56
12:42
11:32
11:24
10:40
09:49
09:18
08:33
06:57
06:46
04:50
02:49
02:44
01:39
01:35
00:42
00:07
00:05
00:01

Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 2 +5 6
2 2 +4 6
3 2 +4 6
4 2 +2 6
5 2 +1 4
6 2 +1 4
7 2 +1 4
8 2 +1 3
9 2 -1 3
10 2 +0 2
11 2 +0 2
12 2 +0 2
13 2 -1 1
14 2 -1 1
15 2 -1 1
16 2 -2 1
17 2 -2 1
18 2 -3 0
19 2 -3 0
20 2 -5 0

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