Half-Time Report: No goals at Madejski Stadium

It is goalless at half time between relegation candidates Reading and Queens Park Rangers at the Madejski Stadium.

There were no goals in the first half of the winner-takes-all Premier League game between Reading and Queens Park Rangers at the Madejski Stadium this lunchtime.

QPR's Esteban Granero shields the ball from Reading's Jobi McAnuff on April 28, 2013© PA Photos

The visitors won a free kick from the edge of the area early on, but Esteban Granero's curling effort was kept out by the crossbar.

Adel Taarabt created a couple of chances, but the Moroccan could not find the target, sending two shots well wide in the space of five minutes.

Jay Bothroyd watched his 20th-minute strike go just inches wide, after the forward chipped the ball over Alex McCarthy, who was off his line, but the Reading goalkeeper continued to live a charmed life.

The home side had a strong spell towards the end of the half, as Pavel Pogrebnyak forced a save from Rob Green before Jose Bosingwa had to clear the follow-up off the line.

The Royals also appealed for two penalties before the half-time interval, but referee Kevin Friend was not interested.

A draw would see both sides relegated from the Premier League.

QPR boss Harry Redknapp in the dugout during the match against Wigan against Fulham on April 7, 2013
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