The relegation six pointer between Reading and Norwich turns into a damp squid as both sides settle for a point in a meaningless 0-0 draw.
Date: Saturday 10th November 2012
Venue: Madejski Stadium
Referee: Chris Foy
Score: Reading 0-0 Norwich City
Yellow Cards: Michael Turner
Red Cards: None
Reading: Federichi, Gunter, Shorey, Morrison, Gorkss, Leigertwood, Tabb, McCleary, McAnuff, Hunt, Roberts
Subs: Taylor, Mariappa, Pogrebnyak, Le Fondre, Kebe, Robson-Kanu, Cummings
Norwich City: Ruddy, Whittaker, Turner, Bassong, Garrido, Snodgrass, Tetley, Johnson, Pilkington, Hoolahan, Holt
Subs: Bunn, Howson, Jackson, Morison, Elliott Bennett, Tierney, Ryan Bennett
Brian McDermott remains without a win in this season as both sides failed to even score a goal. While a point a piece is not the worst result in the world for the two teams things indeed look bleak for both sides at the moment. While Reading were the more dominating side in the first half it was a different story after the half time break as Norwich City took control of proceedings.
The first half was truelly boring with none of the sides being able to etch out any clear cut chances. Jobi McAnuff had the best chance of the match to win it for reading when he blasted a shot high after cutting in quite brilliantly from the left hand side. Grant Holt also had a chance at the end to win it for Norwich City when he failed to get meaningful contact from just handshaking distance from the goalkeeper.
Man of the match: None
This is indeed a first but according to me there was indeed no man of the match. It was a tactical battle with no individual player standing out.