Alex McCarthy makes a number of good saves to ensure that his Reading side go into the break with Queens Park Rangers with the score at 0-0.
have dominated the first half of their Championship encounter against Queens Park Rangers , who have clung on to go into the break at 0-0. Reading
The away side rushed out of the blocks and created a series of chances in the first five minutes.
crashed a 25-yard shot against the bar, and then Junior Hoilett was denied twice in quick succession by Charlie Austin . Alex McCarthy , who set up Austin's earlier chances, himself went close in the 12th minute when the right winger cut inside onto his left foot and rifled a low shot inches wide of the near post. Matt Phillips
Reading struggled to get a foothold in the opening quarter of the game, but had strong appeals for a penalty waved away when
seemed to bring down Danny Simpson with a clumsy challenge. Jordan Obita then poked the ball wide in the 27th minute as the home side began to forge out some openings. Pavel Pogrebnyak
Five minutes later,
sent a free kick towards Danny Guthrie , whose header was pushed behind by Chris Baird . Robert Green
However, QPR continued to create openings as Austin tested McCarthy once more with a diving header before the goalkeeper was called into action again in the 41st minute to tip Hoilett's fierce, low drive around the post.
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