Apr 20, 2013 at 3pm UK at ​Carrow Road
NorwichNorwich City
2-1
Reading
Bennett (52'), Bennett (50')
Snodgrass (61'), Bennett (78')
FT(HT: 0-0)
McCleary (72')
Guthrie (13'), Karacan (50'), Blackman (68')

Half-Time Report: Norwich City fail to break down Reading

Norwich manager Chris Hughton before his side's match against Sunderland on March 17, 2013
© PA Photos
Norwich enjoy the better of the opening 45 minutes against bottom-of-the-table Reading, but there are no goals in the first half at Carrow Road.

Norwich City were not rewarded for their first-half dominance over Reading as the visitors hung on to maintain parity at the Carrow Road interval.

The Canaries, seeking a win that could move them eight points clear of the relegation zone, began very brightly, with wingers Elliott Bennett and Robert Snodgrass proving a threat.

The recalled Bennett fired a 20-yard shot wide via a deflection off Snodgrass, whose cross to the back post was struck fiercely by Javier Garrido, but straight at Alex McCarthy.

An injury to centre-back Michael Turner, who was replaced by Ryan Bennett, halted Norwich's promising start as Reading settled into the contest after the half-hour mark.

Garath McCleary cut inside before slicing a shot over the crossbar and the winger tried his luck twice more later in the half, but he was denied by blocks from goalkeeper Mark Bunn and Russell Martin.

Michu celebrates moments after grabbing a goal back against Spurs on March 30, 2013
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