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FAC 3rd Round Replay Reading v West Brom

From the BBC...
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/foot...up/4612312.stm

Madejski Stadium
Tuesday, 17 January
Third Round Replay
Kick-off: 2000 GMT
Referee: Paul Taylor (Hertfordshire)
Winners: home to Torquay or Birmingham

Reading boss Steve Coppell can welcome back Leroy Lita (ankle) and Steve Sidwell (virus) for their replay.

Stephen Hunt and John Oster also return while goalkeeper Graham Stack is expected to keep his place.

West Brom'S Darren Moore is suspended so Martin Albrechtsen is likely to partner Curtis Davies in defence.

Neil Clement and Kanu (both fractured cheekbones), Thomas Gaardsoe and Zoltan Gera (both groin) and Geoff Horsfield (hamstring) are all ruled out.

West Brom (from): Kuszczak, Kirkland, Watson, Albrechtsen, C Davies, Robinson, Greening, Wallwork, Inamoto, Carter, Ellington, Campbell, Earnshaw, Chaplow, R Davies, Dyer.

KEY MATCH STATS

# READING are enjoying an amazing season, which goes from strength to strength. A 3-0 defeat to Arsenal at Highbury in the Fourth Round of the Carling Cup is the only loss Steve Coppell's men have suffered since the opening day of the season. They've won 25 and drawn seven in all competitions since the reverse to Plymouth at the Madejski on 6 August. One of those draws was on the Saturday before last when an under-strength Royals line-up still embarrassed Bryan Robson's West Brom side by gaining a well-deserved replay through a late penalty drama at The Hawthorns. A controversial 82nd minute spot-kick converted by Zoltan Gera looked to have given Albion a fortunate win, but Reading substitute Kevin Doyle levelled with a second penalty seven minutes from time after Baggies defender Martin Albrechtsen had handled.

# The Thames Valley club have only progressed to the Fourth Round of the FA Cup once since 1998 - that being last season. This is the first time they've met top flight opposition in the competition since Southampton were paired with them in the Third Round on 4 January 1997. James Lambert and Darren Caskey both helped themselves to a goal and Trevor Morley converted a penalty as the home side ran out 3-1 victors at Elm Park.

# The Royals have won two and drawn two of their last four meetings with West Brom. Both managers have had more than their fair share of FA Cup Final experience. Steve Coppell played in three Cup Finals with Manchester United, winning the trophy in 1977 and finishing as a runner-up in 1976 and 1979. He was also a losing finalist as manager of Crystal Palace in 1990. Bryan Robson lifted the Cup three times as Manchester United skipper in 1983, '85 and '90. He scored twice in the 1983 Replay, and once in the 1990 original tie.

# WEST BROMWICH ALBION are a mere five places superior to Reading on the League ladder. They beat Wigan 0-1 at the JJB on Saturday - their first victory in four League and Cup outings. While they hover two places and five points above the Premiership trap door, Reading sit proudly at the top of the Championship nine points clear and red hot favourites for automatic promotion to the big League.

# Robson's club have fallen at the Third Round hurdle once in the last four seasons - that was two years ago when then fellow second tier Nottingham Forest defeated them 1-0 at the City Ground. A year earlier, Albion as a Premiership club were knocked out by lower League opposition in Watford. They lost the Fourth Round tie 1-0 at Vicarage Road. The Baggies have only met Reading once before in the FA Cup. Roy Finch and George Drury were on target as the Midlanders, then second level, defeated a Royals outfit from Division Three South 2-0 in the Third Round at the Hawthorns on 10 January 1948.

# The late Jeff Astle was West Brom's hero when they won the Cup for the fifth time in 1968. He netted the goal that beat Harry Cattterick's Everton three minutes into extra time in the Wembley Final. In 1931 when they beat Birmingham 2-1 in an all-Midland Final, Albion became the only club to win the FA Cup and promotion to the top flight in the same season.

HEAD TO HEAD

Comp Total Reading WBA Draws
League 26 6 15 5
FA Cup 2 0 1 1

FA CUP MEETINGS

Date Rnd Res
10 Jan 1948 R3 West Brom Alb 2-0 Reading
07 Jan 2006 R3 West Brom Alb 1-1 Reading

READING
1st Championship
Club stats

Best FA Cup record
SEMI-FINALS (once)
Date Rnd Res
26 Mar 1927 SF Cardiff City 3-0 Reading

Last season's FA Cup exit point
Date Rnd Res
29 Jan 2005 R4 Reading 1-2 Leicester C

This season's Cup run
Date Rnd Res
07 Jan 2006 R3 West Brom 1-1 Reading
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WEST BROMWICH ALBION
16th PREM
Club stats

Best FA Cup record
WINNERS (five times)
Date Rnd Res
24 Mar 1888 FNL Preston NE 1-2 West Brom
19 Mar 1892 FNL Aston Villa 0-3 West Brom
25 Apr 1931 FNL Birmingham 1-2 West Brom
01 May 1954 FNL Preston NE 2-3 West Brom
18 May 1968 FNL Everton 0-1 West Brom AET

Last season's FA Cup exit point
Date Rnd Res
12 Feb 205 R4 R Tottenham 3-1 West Brom

This season's Cup run
Date Rnd Res
07 Jan 2006 R3 West Brom 1-1 Reading

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I dont fancy our chances in another away game, for a victory. Hot on the heels of our away win at the JJB, we have to travel to the team who top The Championship. With the amount of away goals we haven't scored, you feel if we concede we wont win!

I really dont want extra time, as we have a more important game v Sunderland at the weekend.

I think 2-1 Reading in normal time.
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This is gonna be a very tough match, but one that is winnable. Unfortunately, I think this one will go to extra-time, and will be a very close game, perhaps decided on penalties. A win could see a derby in the Fourth Round should Birmingham defeat Torquay.

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Dont get me wrong I really want us to win, but more importantly we absolutely must get 3 points Saturday.

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Young guns on standby

Bryan Robson has been forced to draft in five untried young pros for
tonight's (Tuesday, ko 8pm) FA Cup replay at Reading as his injury
problems continue to mount.

Rob Elvins, Jared Hodgkiss, Rob Davies, Jeff Forsyth and Stuart
Nicholson - all yet to make a competitive senior appearance for the club
- have been included in the Baggies' depleted squad.

Skipper Kevin Campbell, Paul Robinson and Steve Watson suffered knocks
in ten-man Albion's gutsy 1-0 win at Wigan on Sunday and are injury
doubts for the Madejski Stadium rematch.

Should the experienced trio miss out, Robson will be without TEN
first-team regulars for the Reading tie.

That has prompted the Albion manager to include strikers Elvins and
Nicholson, full-back Hodgkiss, centre-half Forsyth and midfielder Davies
in his travelling party.

Hodgkiss, aged 19, and Forsyth and Nicholson, both 18, have only signed
professional forms in the past fortnight.

They have been handed senior squad numbers 28, 31 and 32 respectively
and follow in the footsteps of Elvins, 19, and Davies, 18, who signed
pro contracts at the end of last term.

All five have figured regularly for Albion's Academy team and reserves
this season.

Robson's injury problems saw him name Wales youth international Davies
on the bench for the first time at Wigan.

Robson will again be without Neil Clement (fracture to side of head),
Kanu, Diomansy Kamara (both African Nations Cup duty), Thomas Gaardsoe,
Zoltan Gera (both groin) and Geoff Horsfield (hamstring).

And Darren Moore joins them on the sidelines as he serves a one-match
ban for his JJB Stadium red card.

Academy coach Craig Shakespeare is full of sympathy for boss Robson's
injury woes but is pleased to see some of his young guns linking up with
the senior squad.

"It's been a great month for us with Jeff, Stuart and Jared being
awarded pro contracts," said Shakespeare.

"They are thoroughly deserved and we also had Rob on the bench on
Sunday. We've now got five players in the squad tonight which is great
reward for the boys but also the Academy as a whole.It just shows that
if we can produce good footballers they will get a chance at this club.
I've told them to look forward to it and show their hunger. Hopefully,
this is the start of a long professional career for these lads at
Albion."

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G Stack, G Murty, S Sidwell, B Gunnarsson, L Lita, S Hunt, J Oster, J Harper, I Ingimarsson, C Makin, S Long
Subs: M Hahnemann, G Little, K Doyle, C Osano, S Cox

West Brom
C Kirkland, J Greening, R Chaplow, M Albrechtsen, D Carter, C Davies, N Ellington, R Earnshaw, R Wallwork, J Hodgkiss, J Inamoto
Subs: L Dyer, R Davies, R Elvins, T Kuszczak, S Nicholson

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West Brom (4-4-2)

................ N Ellington, R Earnshaw
J Greening, J Inamoto, R Wallwork, R Chaplow
D Carter, M Albrechtsen, C Davies, J Hodgkiss
..................... C Kirkland

Subs: L Dyer, R Davies, R Elvins, T Kuszczak, S Nicholson

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Jared Hogkiss (making his debut) passes up the right to Earnshaw, who plays a ball for Chaplow to race onto and smack into the net.

1-0 Baggies

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Will this be another away win

Carter can play as LB ?!
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2-0 Baggies.

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First when I saw that lineup I thought there's no chance to win

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Carter seems to be man of all positions, but can play none LOL!!!

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Reading 0 - West Brom 1
Goal by Richard Chaplow (West Brom) left-footed (bottom-right of goal) from left side of penalty area (12 yards).Reading 0-1 West Brom. Assist (pass) by Robert Earnshaw (West Brom) from right channel.



31:02 GOAL - Richard Chaplow
Reading 0 - West Brom 2
Goal by Richard Chaplow (West Brom) right-footed (bottom-left of goal) from left side of penalty area (6 yards).Reading 0-2 West Brom.

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Reading 1 v 2 Baggies

Leroy Lita (50), but defending by the sound of it.

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49:32 GOAL - Leroy Lita
Reading 1 - West Brom 2
Goal by Leroy Lita (Reading) right-footed (bottom-right of goal) from centre of penalty area (12 yards).Reading 1-2 West Brom. Assist (pass) by John Oster (Reading) from right side of penalty area.

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fcuk!!!!!!!!! Lita scores catching Kirkland off his line!

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What are you guys doing? I want a B'ham derby in the next round and stuff the Bluenoses

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3-2 to Reading.

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Disappointing, to say the least. I didn't get to see the match, but I can tell it was a heartbreaker. However, looking at Reading's form at the top of the Championship and given our current injury crisis, I'm glad it wasn't worse.

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Who would'v thought this would happen after 0-2 lead

oh well... important is to get 3pts against Sunderland
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