Burnley 0-1 Reading

An injury-time strike by substitute Jem Karacan gave Reading victory over Burnley.

Karacan came on after Jay Tabb was struck in the face by a clearance from Burnley goalkeeper Lee Grant.

Tabb left the pitch in a neck brace after a lengthy delay but is now recovering well in hospital.

Reading had a penalty appeal refused before Karacan hit home from fellow substitute Mathieu Manset's cross in the eighth minute of added time.

Both sides had chances to go ahead in the first half, with Charlie Austin just failing to get a crucial touch on Jay Rodriguez's shot before Reading striker Adam Le Fondre forced the Burnley goalkeeper into a good save.

At times Burnley did find their rhythm and the home side were hopeful when Rodriguez's snapshot took a deflection off Kaspars Gorkss - just flying past the outstretched boot of Austin.

Referee Phil Gibbs incensed the visitors when he deemed Andre Amougou's challenge on Le Fondre in the box to be fair.

But the breakthrough came deep into added time and Reading will be looking to extend their unbeaten run to five matches against Derby on Tuesday.

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (4)

Burnley

  • 01 Grant
  • 02 Trippier Booked
  • 15 Edgar
  • 21 Amougou Booked
  • 24 Easton
  • 06 McCann
  • 07 Wallace
  • 11 Stanislas (Treacy - 55' )
  • 20 Bartley
  • 09 Rodriguez
  • 23 Austin

Substitutes

  • 30 Stewart
  • 36 Mee
  • 08 Marney
  • 26 Treacy
  • 16 Hines

Reading

  • 01 Federici
  • 05 Pearce
  • 16 Mills Booked
  • 17 Gorkss
  • 24 Cummings
  • 07 Tabb (Karacan - 72' )
  • 08 Leigertwood
  • 11 McAnuff (Hunt - 46' )
  • 19 Robson-Kanu
  • 09 Le Fondre
  • 18 Church (Manset - 81' )

Substitutes

  • 12 McCarthy
  • 23 Harte
  • 04 Karacan
  • 10 Hunt
  • 22 Manset
Ref: Phil Gibbs
Att: 13,664

Match Stats

Shots

15 13

On target

7 7

Corners

3 7

Fouls

9 13

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +10:35 Full time

Full Time The referee ends the match.

90:00 +8:25

Mathieu Manset provided the assist for the goal.

90:00 +8:25 Goal scored

Goal! - Jem Karacan - Burnley 0 - 1 Reading Jem Karacan grabs a goal from inside the six-yard box low into the middle of the goal. Burnley 0-1 Reading.

90:00 +6:18

Hal Robson-Kanu takes a shot. Save made by Lee Grant.

90:00 +5:01

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Joseph Mills. Corner taken by Joseph Mills played to the near post, Jay Rodriguez makes a clearance.

90:00 +3:12

Corner taken left-footed by Joseph Mills, Charlie Austin makes a clearance.

90:00 +2:18

A cross is delivered by Joseph Mills, Lee Grant makes a save.

90:00 +1:40

Kieran Trippier has an effort at goal from outside the box missing to the wide left of the goal.

90:00 +0:50

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Marvin Bartley by Mathieu Manset. Kieran Trippier takes the free kick.

89:51

Hal Robson-Kanu gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Marvin Bartley. Free kick crossed by Ross Wallace, save by Adam Federici.

89:00

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris McCann by Mikele Leigertwood. Kieran Trippier restarts play with the free kick.

87:09

Ross Wallace sends in a cross, Kieran Trippier has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

87:09 Booking

Booking Joseph Mills is cautioned.

86:47

Joseph Mills gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ross Wallace.

84:36 Booking

Booking Booking for Andre Amougou for unsporting behaviour.

83:19

Kieran Trippier sends in a cross.

82:25

Free kick awarded for a foul by Mathieu Manset on Kieran Trippier. Free kick crossed by Ross Wallace, clearance by Mikele Leigertwood.

80:56

Mathieu Manset has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

80:02 Substitution

Substitution Mathieu Manset comes on in place of Simon Church.

77:50

Corner from left by-line taken by Keith Treacy.

76:34

Noel Hunt has a headed effort at goal from just inside the penalty area that misses to the right of the goal.

75:23

Jem Karacan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Marvin Bartley. Direct free kick taken by Andre Amougou.

75:03

Keith Treacy takes a shot. Blocked by Kaspars Gorkss.

72:00 Substitution

Substitution Jem Karacan comes on in place of Jay Tabb.

63:07

The official flags Charlie Austin offside. Adam Federici restarts play with the free kick.

62:35

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jay Tabb on Marvin Bartley. Andre Amougou takes the free kick.

61:52

Chris McCann has an effort at goal from outside the area which goes wide left of the target.

60:02

Joseph Mills fouled by Charlie Austin, the ref awards a free kick. Joseph Mills takes the direct free kick. Adam Le Fondre takes a shot. Lee Grant makes a save.

58:15

Adam Le Fondre takes a shot. Save by Lee Grant.

56:35

Joseph Mills takes a outswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, Simon Church has a header from close in and clears the crossbar.

56:02

Keith Treacy delivers the ball, save by Adam Federici.

55:19

Marvin Bartley takes a shot. Adam Federici makes a save.

52:16 Substitution

Substitution Keith Treacy replaces Junior Stanislas.

52:16

Centre by Adam Le Fondre, clearance made by Brian Easton. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Joseph Mills, Andre Amougou makes a clearance. Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Joseph Mills from the left by-line to the near post, Marvin Bartley fouled by Kaspars Gorkss, the ref awards a free kick. Lee Grant takes the direct free kick.

51:54

Chris McCann sends in a cross, save by Adam Federici.

50:23

Free kick awarded for a foul by Andre Amougou on Adam Le Fondre. Joseph Mills takes the free kick, Kaspars Gorkss has a headed effort at goal from just inside the area that misses to the right of the goal.

48:30

Effort from outside the penalty box by Jay Rodriguez goes wide right of the target.

47:34

The ball is sent over by Noel Hunt, save made by Lee Grant.

45:01

The second half begins.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Noel Hunt replaces Jobi McAnuff.

45:00 +1:30 Half time

Half Time The match has reached half-time.

45:00 +0:16

Ross Wallace takes a shot. Blocked by Jobi McAnuff. Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Ross Wallace, Andre Amougou produces a header from inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.

44:18

The assistant referee signals for offside against Adam Le Fondre. Lee Grant restarts play with the free kick.

43:37

Jay Rodriguez concedes a free kick for a foul on Shaun Cummings. Adam Federici takes the free kick.

41:11

Adam Le Fondre takes a shot. Save by Lee Grant.

37:28

Charlie Austin takes a shot. Save by Adam Federici.

36:38

Joseph Mills delivers the ball.

35:45

Adam Federici takes the direct free kick.

35:45 Booking

Booking Kieran Trippier receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

35:35

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jay Tabb by Kieran Trippier.

34:42

Ross Wallace takes a shot. Mikele Leigertwood gets a block in.

32:36

Unfair challenge on Ross Wallace by Hal Robson-Kanu results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Kieran Trippier.

30:07

Jay Tabb takes a shot. Save made by Lee Grant.

28:59

A cross is delivered by Marvin Bartley.

27:49

The referee blows for offside. Lee Grant takes the direct free kick.

27:05

Adam Le Fondre takes a shot. Save by Lee Grant.

25:51

Charlie Austin takes a shot. Save made by Adam Federici.

25:09

The ball is delivered by Shaun Cummings, Andre Amougou manages to make a clearance.

23:57

Foul by Alex Pearce on Jay Rodriguez, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Brian Easton.

22:54

Junior Stanislas takes a shot. Shaun Cummings gets a block in.

21:15

Andre Amougou concedes a free kick for a foul on Jobi McAnuff. Simon Church produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick, blocked by Ross Wallace.

19:31

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jay Rodriguez by Kaspars Gorkss. Brian Easton takes the free kick.

18:59

Effort from just outside the area by Ross Wallace goes over the bar.

16:22

The offside flag is raised against Simon Church. Indirect free kick taken by Lee Grant.

13:59

Free kick awarded for a foul by Joseph Mills on Ross Wallace. Free kick taken by Ross Wallace.

13:28

Mikele Leigertwood fouled by Andre Amougou, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Adam Federici.

12:45

Corner taken left-footed by Ross Wallace, Kaspars Gorkss makes a clearance.

12:00

Ross Wallace concedes a free kick for a foul on Hal Robson-Kanu. Free kick crossed right-footed by Joseph Mills from left wing.

11:26

Jay Rodriguez produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the target.

10:40

Mikele Leigertwood challenges Marvin Bartley unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Kieran Trippier.

5:28

The referee blows for offside. Adam Federici takes the indirect free kick.

4:39

Ross Wallace concedes a free kick for a foul on Hal Robson-Kanu. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Jobi McAnuff, clearance by Andre Amougou.

4:03

Marvin Bartley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mikele Leigertwood. Direct free kick taken by Adam Federici.

2:19

Corner taken left-footed by Joseph Mills from the right by-line to the near post, Kaspars Gorkss produces a header from inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.

0:14

Marvin Bartley takes a shot. Save made by Adam Federici.

0:00

The game kicks-off.

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