Half-Time Report: Goalless at Madejski Stadium

Half-Time Report: Goalless at Madejski Stadium
© PA Photos
An impressive defensive performance from Norwich City means that the first half at Madejski Stadium ends goalless.

Despite a bright start, Reading have been unable to break the deadlock against Norwich City in the first half at the Madejski Stadium.

The hosts started brightly and John Ruddy was tested in the Norwich goal early on, keeping out Garath McLeary's 25-yard strike.

Wes Hoolahan looked Norwich's main threat in attack and he created an opening for Bradley Johnson on the edge of the box but the midfielder fired his shot over the crossbar.

Kaspars Gorkss scored in Reading's draw with Queens Park Rangers last weekend and the defender should have made it two in two weeks but his header flew over the crossbar from a set piece situation.

Reading had an even better chance to take the lead heading into the break when Jason Roberts dispossessed Sebastian Bassong, but the striker's delivery was deflected inches wide of Ruddy's post.

Norwich and Stoke players in a bust-up
Read Next:
Result: Johnson secures three points for Norwich
>
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole



Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Leeds UnitedLeeds85211431117
2Wolverhampton WanderersWolves8521138517
3Cardiff CityCardiff8521127517
4Preston North EndPreston843193615
5Ipswich TownIpswich7502128415
6Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd850386215
7Middlesbrough8422105514
8Bristol City83411510513
9Sheffield WednesdaySheff Weds8341107313
10Nottingham ForestNott'm Forest84041113-212
11Queens Park RangersQPR83231212011
12Norwich CityNorwich8323812-411
13Aston Villa8242109110
14Fulham824287110
15Derby CountyDerby73131111010
16Millwall823311929
17Hull City82241415-18
18Reading722367-18
19Burton Albion8224615-98
20Barnsley7214811-37
21Sunderland8134712-56
22Brentford8044712-54
23Birmingham CityBirmingham8116412-84
24Bolton WanderersBolton8026416-122
LIVE SCORES VIDEPRINTER
expand