Vital Football

Latest Reading FC News

Royals 0 Spurs 1

Reading
0 - 1
Tottenham

Mad Stad

15/01/08 20.00

Attendance: 22,130

Referee:

After fourteen goals between the two sides in their previous two meetings, it was somewhat surprising that this one was kept to one nil.

A Robbie Keane goal after fifteen minutes was enough to settle this tie, although there could and perhaps should have been more goals for both sides.

Reading started the brightest and should have had a penalty when Leroy Lita was bundled over after Radek Cerny could only parry Lita's attempted lob. The verdict however was a free kick to Spurs and Lita was booked for apparent simulation.

Spurs went in front after fifteen minutes when Younes Kaboul's close range header hit the bar, and Spurs captain Robbie Keane was on hand to tap in his 99th goal for the club.

Tottenham could have gone further ahead had it not been for some excellent goalkeeping from Reading's reserve 'keeper Adam Federici.

There were chances for both sides as the game neared it's conclusion, with Royals' sub Stephen Hunt coming the closest as he hit the bar from long range.

Spurs held on for a fairly comfortable win and now face the daunting prospect of travelling to Old Trafford in the next round.

Star Player

Adam Federici.
Federici gave Royals' number one Marcus Hahnemann a goalkeeping lesson after a series of saves. One has to wonder if the Australian will be given a chance in the first team as Hahnemann continues to embarass himself.


Writer:Chris Kitley
Date:Wednesday January 16 2008
Time: 2:56PM

Best of Vital Network

Comments

0
not a bad result to only lose 1-0 to a very good and well drilled spurs outfit but i had hoped you would cause another upset
ozanne park rangers
16/01/2008 19:14:00
0
Yeah, cud have been worse, we're saving the upset for saturday!!
uroyals
17/01/2008 16:20:00
0
You can focus on being in the Prem now, far more important.
storagematt
17/01/2008 16:33:00
0
Agreed, altho its not gonna be easy!
uroyals
17/01/2008 17:28:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Reading
Write For Vital Reading
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Sheff W MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Al Habsi51%
Gunter0%
Moore0%
Blackett0%
Obita0%
Williams0%
van den Berg0%
McCleary0%
Swift0%
Beerens0%
Kermorgant12%
Sub - Grabban0%
Sub - Popa25%
Sub - Oxford12%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 38 24 6 8 78 38
2 Brighton 38 23 8 7 77 30
3 Huddersfield 37 22 5 10 71 4
4 Leeds Utd 38 21 6 11 69 16
5 Reading 38 20 7 11 67 2
6 Sheff Wed 38 18 8 12 62 9
7 Fulham 38 16 13 9 61 19
8 Norwich 38 16 9 13 57 9
9 Preston 38 15 12 11 57 6
10 Derby County 38 14 11 13 53 3
11 Barnsley 38 14 9 15 51 0
12 Aston Villa 38 13 12 13 51 0
13 Cardiff 38 14 9 15 51 -1
14 Brentford 38 14 8 16 50 3
15 Q.P.R. 38 14 8 16 50 -5
16 Wolves 37 12 9 16 45 -2
17 Ipswich 38 10 15 13 45 -9
18 Birmingham 38 11 12 15 45 -16
19 Bristol City 38 11 8 19 41 -3
20 Forest 38 11 8 19 41 -11
21 Burton 38 10 11 17 41 -14
22 Blackburn 38 9 13 16 40 -11
23 Wigan 38 8 10 20 34 -13
24 Rotherham 38 4 5 29 17 -54
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Reading Results (view all)

Reading Fixtures (view all)

Apr 1 2017 5:30PM : Leeds United (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 4 2017 8:00PM : Blackburn Rovers (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 8 2017 3:00PM : Norwich City (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 15 2017 3:00PM : Aston Villa (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 17 2017 3:00PM : Rotherham United (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 22 2017 3:00PM : Nottingham Forest (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Vital Football Comment