B Sharp (83),S Baldock (86 og)
Reading vs Sheff Utd
Sky Bet Ch'ship
5:30pm Saturday 8th December
The Madejski Stadium
BALDOCK SCORES OWN GOAL
READING 0-2 SHEFF UTD
FT: It was a tale of two subs as both Sharp and Sam Baldock scored the goals to send Sheffield United third in the league.
90: Henderson suffers an arm injury after colliding with Yiadom.
89: Reading have not had a decent chance all game so it's unlikely they will be able to score twice in the closing stages.
GOAL! READING 0-2 SHEFF UTD (Sam Baldock, OG, 86)
Another substitute gets his name on the scoresheet, unfortunately for Reading it comes in the form of an own goal from Sam Baldock who rises highest to flick a corner beyond his own goalkeeper.
READING 0-1 SHEFF UTD
86: SUB! Aluko comes on for Reading.
GOAL! READING 0-1 SHEFF UTD (Sharp, 83)
It has been coming for the whole of the second-half and the goal finally arrives when Chris Basham sends a driven cross into the area which finds its way to an unmarked Billy Sharp at the back post from where he taps home.
READING 0-0 SHEFF UTD
82: All gone quiet on the pitch.
80: YELLOW! Loader goes into the book after fouling George Baldock and then having a few words with the referee.
78: CHANCE! A well worked corner finds its way to Fleck just inside the area but his curling shot is deflected wide by his own player.
76: Jaakkola messes up when he fails to control a backpass, allowing the ball to trickle out of play. The goalkeeper is given some relief when the referee calls a foul from the subsequent corner.
74: CHANCE! Fleck whips a cross into the box from deep which lands perfectly on Sharp's head but he can only direct it wide of the post despite being in plenty of space.
72: CHANCE! George Baldock swings in a deep cross from the right for McGoldrick who heads the ball down into the ground but straight into the hands of Jaakkola.
70: Henderson is still to make a save and it's not hard to see why as Reading once again enjoy good possession on the edge of the box but create absolutely nothing from it.
68: Norwood swings in a corner which Blackett heads out of the box, the ball eventually reaches Duffy but his cross goes straight out of play.
66: Norwood performs a poor challenge on Loader but the teenager keeps his feet to go beyond the midfielder. The referee has a word but no card is shown.
64: SUBS! Barrow and Sam Baldock have replaced McNulty and Sims, as Reading look to mix it up.
62: Reading have really struggled to get hold of the ball since the break and their efforts are summed by by Blackett sending a backpass straight out of play for a corner. Will anything come of it?
60: SUB! Sharp comes on for Washington.
59: Fleck fires in a shot from 25 yards but it flies a couple of yards over the bar.
57: A bit of a scrap for the ball starts in the Sheffield United box after O'Connell heads it against his own teammate, McNulty tries to take control of the ball but is hounded out and the Blades get rid.
55: Sheffield United have upped it since the break; they are looking a lot livelier than in the opening 45 minutes and Reading are just holding on at the moment. Two dangerous crosses flash across the Reading box but they just about get them clear.
53: Some slight concerns from the home fans when the referee blows the whistle goes down in the area but it turns out he has given a foul to Reading.
51: McCleary picks up possession on the left wing but he is tackled by Baldock and the ball goes out of play.
KO: And we're off once again!
READING TO MIX IT UP?
Marshall has plenty of choices on the bench if he wants to change things in the final third with Barrow, Baldock and Aluko all ready to come on if required.
Dave Kitson in the studio says Reading are as blunt a team as he's every seen and at the moment it's pretty hard to disagree.
38: Reading a still to create a good chance, which is a shame considering how much possession they have had.
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