- Reading vs Stoke

Saturday 18 August 2012 | Madejski Stadium | Referee: Kevin Friend | Attendance 23,973

Reading
  • Adam Le Fondre (90 Pen)
Reading
1 - 1
Stoke
  • Michael Kightly (34)
Stoke

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Reading looked set to be taught a harsh lesson in the realities of top-flight football after Adam Federici's mistake gave Michael Kightly a debut goal for Stoke. But new signing Garath McCleary came off the bench to turn the game, winning the penalty that earned Dean Whitehead a second yellow card.

Le Fondre dispatched the spot-kick to spark joy at the Madejski Stadium, which was almost repeated when Stoke's Robert Huth gave away a stoppage-time free-kick that Harte curled inches over the top.

In the end, Reading fans went home happy from what was their first Barclays Premier League outing for four years.


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Line-up All Fans BFR
1. Adam Federici - -
17. Kaspars Gorkss - -
23. Ian Harte - -
2. Chris Gunter - -
5. Alex Pearce - -
11. Jobi McAnuff - -
19. Hal Robson-Kanu - -
20. Danny Guthrie - -
8. Mikele Leigertwood - -
9. Adam Le Fondre - -
7. Pavel Pogrebnyak - -
Substitutes All Fans BFR
21. Alex McCarthy - -
24. Shaun Cummings - -
12. Garath McCleary - -
10. Noel Hunt - -
16. Jay Tabb - -
18. Simon Church - -
6. Adrian Mariappa - -
Line-up All Fans BFR
1. Asmir Begovic - -
4. Robert Huth - -
28. Andy Wilkinson - -
17. Ryan Shawcross - -
12. Marc Wilson - -
6. Glenn Whelan - -
18. Dean Whitehead - -
21. Michael Kightly - -
26. Matthew Etherington - -
25. Peter Crouch - -
19. Jonathan Walters - -
Substitutes All Fans BFR
14. Jamie Ness - -
29. Thomas Sørensen - -
30. Ryan Shotton - -
24. Rory Delap - -
33. Cameron Jerome - -
9. Kenwyne Jones - -
40. Wilson Palacios - -

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