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Reading 1-2 Norwich City

Cameron Jerome
Cameron Jerome's goal was his first in the league this term and second in all competitions

Norwich City extended their unbeaten run to seven games as they inflicted a fourth loss in six matches on Reading.

James Maddison's curling free-kick put Norwich ahead but the hosts levelled promptly through Liam Moore's header.

Cameron Jerome then side-footed against the post for the Canaries, before heading them in front after half-time, unmarked at the far post from a corner.

Marley Watkins was sent off late on for a wild tackle on Chris Gunter, but the Royals had little time to capitalise.

The defeat was Reading's third in their last four home games in all competitions, while for Daniel Farke's improving Norwich it brought a fourth-straight away win.

Gunter had clipped the bar with a powerful drive in the second half, but that was the closest Jaap Stam's side went to making it 2-2.

The 2016-17 play-off finalists have won just two of their first 11 league games of this season and look far less clinical so far this term in the absence of injured veteran striker Yann Kermorgant, who remains sidelined following a pre-season hip and groin injury.

Garath McCleary could have given the hosts the lead in the first half, but he dinked just wide of the near post under pressure from keeper Angus Gunn, and Norwich earned all three points when Maddison's bouncing corner was not dealt with and Jerome headed home precisely.

Line-ups

Reading

  • 1Mannone
  • 2Gunter
  • 5McShane
  • 6MooreBooked at 60mins
  • 24BlackettSubstituted forRichardsat 75'minutes
  • 19BacunaBooked at 6mins
  • 4van den BergBooked at 66mins
  • 38Kelly
  • 14AlukoSubstituted forBödvarssonat 68'minutes
  • 7BeerensBooked at 63mins
  • 12McClearySubstituted forBarrowat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 16Edwards
  • 17Barrow
  • 20Ilori
  • 22Clement
  • 23Bödvarsson
  • 31Jaakkola
  • 50Richards

Norwich

  • 1Gunn
  • 2Pinto
  • 6Zimmermann
  • 15Klose
  • 3Husband
  • 27Tettey
  • 19Trybull
  • 14HoolahanSubstituted forWildschutat 85'minutes
  • 23MaddisonSubstituted forReedat 77'minutesBooked at 78mins
  • 11MurphySubstituted forWatkinsat 60'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 10Jerome

Substitutes

  • 4Reed
  • 8Vrancic
  • 9Oliveira
  • 12Watkins
  • 17Wildschut
  • 31Hanley
  • 33McGovern
Referee:
Tim Robinson
Attendance:
14,226

Match Stats

Home TeamReadingAway TeamNorwich
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home7
Away6
Shots on Target
Home1
Away3
Corners
Home1
Away1
Fouls
Home19
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Reading 1, Norwich City 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Reading 1, Norwich City 2.

Foul by Liam Moore (Reading).

Christoph Zimmermann (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Dismissal

Marley Watkins (Norwich City) is shown the red card.

Chris Gunter (Reading) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Marley Watkins (Norwich City).

Foul by Roy Beerens (Reading).

Harrison Reed (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Liam Moore (Reading) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Roy Beerens with a cross following a set piece situation.

Joey van den Berg (Reading) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Yanic Wildschut (Norwich City).

Foul by Leandro Bacuna (Reading).

Yanic Wildschut (Norwich City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Omar Richards (Reading) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Yanic Wildschut (Norwich City).

Substitution

Substitution, Norwich City. Yanic Wildschut replaces Wes Hoolahan.

Foul by Joey van den Berg (Reading).

Ivo Pinto (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Leandro Bacuna (Reading).

Wes Hoolahan (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Liam Kelly (Reading).

Tom Trybull (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Harrison Reed (Norwich City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Paul McShane (Reading) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Harrison Reed (Norwich City).

Substitution

Substitution, Norwich City. Harrison Reed replaces James Maddison.

Substitution

Substitution, Reading. Modou Barrow replaces Garath McCleary.

Substitution

Substitution, Reading. Omar Richards replaces Tyler Blackett.

Paul McShane (Reading) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Marley Watkins (Norwich City).

Chris Gunter (Reading) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the right side of the box.

Attempt blocked. Jón Dadi Bödvarsson (Reading) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Garath McCleary.

Substitution

Substitution, Reading. Jón Dadi Bödvarsson replaces Sone Aluko.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Booking

Joey van den Berg (Reading) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Delay in match James Maddison (Norwich City) because of an injury.

Foul by Joey van den Berg (Reading).

James Maddison (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Garath McCleary (Reading) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

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