- match commentary
- English Barclays Premier League
- 22 August 2012, 6:45pm
- Stamford Bridge
- Attendance: 41,733
95 mins:FULL-TIME: CHELSEA 4:2 READING
94 mins:GOAL. Chelsea 4 Reading 2. Chelsea break out as the keeper is up for the corner. Eden Hazard rolls the ball to Branislav Ivanovic and he taps it in for a fourth.
93 mins:Reading win a dangerous free-kick 30 yards out and Ian Harte's strike goes out for a corner.
93 mins: Adam Federici is up for the corner.
90 mins:Brian McDermott looks unhappy on the dug-out and he'll be aggrieved about how Chelsea have seemingly won this game.
89 mins:Reading are trying to go forward and get something out of the game. There will be five minutes of added time.
85 mins:for Reading, Hal Robson-Kanu comes on for Garath McCleary.
83 mins:Raul Meireles brought on for Juan Mata.
81 mins:There was a hint of offside and replays show that Fernando Torres could indeed have been offside when Ashley Cole rolled the ball across. Reading will feel hard-done by.
80 mins:GOAL. Chelsea 3 Reading 2. Fernando Torres with the goal, Ashley Cole slid the ball across after a flowing move and Torres with a simple tap-in.
79 mins:Juan Mata gets on the end of a scuffed Branislav Ivanovic cross just inside the area but his snap shot on his right foot is screwed wide of the post.
77 mins:Another change for Reading as Pavel Pogrebnyak is replaced by Noel Hunt.
75 mins:Jobi McAnuff almost put through by Danny Guthrie but Branislav Ivanovic just manages to nick the ball away from him on the edge of the area.
73 mins:Daniel Sturridge races past Ian Harte on the right hand side but he cuts inside and blasts it well wide. A bit selfish as others were in space.
71 mins:Reading substitution. Jem Karacan taken off for Adam Le Fondre.
70 mins:Juan Mata finds good space on the edge of the area but his attempted curler goes wide of the goal. A strong effort.
69 mins:GOAL. Chelsea 2 Reading 2. Gary Cahill with a strike from 30 yards brings Chelsea level. It was an error from Adam Federici as he should have saved it.
68 mins:Second change for Chelsea, as John Obi Mikel is taken off for Daniel Sturridge.
66 mins:A chance for Chelsea, a Branislav Ivanovic cross and Juan Mata's stinging shot is blocked before Ashley Cole fires the rebound wide.
65 mins:Chelsea are struggling to find a way through the resolute Reading defence and the Stamford Bridge fans are getting a bit restless.
64 mins:Pavel Pogrebnyak booked for a challenge on Ashley Cole
62 mins:Oscar attacks down the centre and pulls the trigger from 25 yards but Adam Federici goes down to his right to stop it.
59 mins:John Terry is down injured after an aerial challenge with Alex Pearce
58 mins:Jem Karacan booked for a foul on Juan Mata
57 mins:Ramires taken off by di Matteo and it is Oscar who comes on in his place.
56 mins:Eden Hazard and Juan Mata are the two causing all the problems with everything going through them two as Chelsea crank up the pressure.
54 mins:Reading are getting men behind the ball and chasing everything down, so Chelsea are struggling to break them down and seem a little bit confused.
52 mins:Chelsea are looking laboured and lacking a bit of ideas in this second half so far. Roberto di Matteo will be thinking about his options.
50 mins:Eden Hazard goes for a long range curling effort but Adam Federici grabs it simply.
49 mins:Chelsea come forward and Eden Hazard injects some pace into the attack but his attempted cross flies out for a goal kick.
47 mins:Nice play from Chelsea. Eden Hazard plays in Fernando Torres and he sets up Branislav Ivanovic, but the defender's shot was high and wide.
45 mins:Reading kick off the second half and there have been no changes made by either manager at half-time.
46 mins:HALF-TIME: CHELSEA 1:2 READING
45 mins:A great chance for Fernando Torres, Eden Hazard knocked the ball in and the striker headed wide from six yards out.
44 mins:After such a strong start, Chelsea have failed to really create much since Reading went ahead.
43 mins:Ian Harte puts a dangerous free kick in and Alex Pearce finds acres of space but doesnt get his head on it to get the goal.
40 mins:Reading are growing in confidence, Garath McCleary puts in another great cross and Pavel Pogrebnyak almost gets to it.
38 mins:John Obi Mikel crosses and Eden Hazard finds some good space but his shot flies over Adam Federici's goal.
36 mins:Pavel Pogrebnyak goes down after a challenge by Branislav Ivanovic but after some treatment is fine to continue.
34 mins:John Terry gets on the end of a dangerous Juan Mata free-kick but his header goes over the Reading goal.
33 mins:Chelsea press Fernando Torres tries to shoot but Alex Pearce does well to block the effort.
32 mins:After a frantic period in which Reading got the two goals, the game hits a bit of a lull. There's no need for Chelsea to panic as they've caused problems going forward.
29 mins:GOAL. Chelsea 1 Reading 2. Reading are ahead. Danny Guthrie with the goal, his free-kick is bundled into the net by Petr Cech to give the visitors a surprise lead.
28 mins:John Terry escapes a yellow card for a cynical foul on Jobi McAnuff. A free kick to Reading in a dangerous position.
25 mins:Pavel Pogrebnyak got ahead of Gary Cahill and it was a great header from 15 yards into the left hand corner.
24 mins:GOAL. Chelsea 1 Reading 1. A shock goal. Garath McCleary with a drilled cross and Pavel Pogrebnyak gets his head on it to bury it in.
22 mins:Chelsea have been completely on top on the opening quarter of the game. Their passing and overall confidence has blown away Reading.
20 mins:Eden Hazard breaks forward and puts the ball over to Fernando Torres, but it's a little too high and the striker cannot connect with the volley.
17 mins:GOAL. Chelsea 1 Reading 0. Frank Lampard smashes the ball past Adam Federici from the penalty spot.
16 mins:Penalty to Chelsea. Eden Hazard is fouled by Chris Gunter in the box.
14 mins:Ramires has a weak header and than Frank Lampard's shot is blocked as Chelsea pepper the Reading goal. The visitors cannot get out of their own half.
12 mins:Fernando Torres goes on a solo effort and beats two men, but his final strike is blocked. A great effort from the Spaniard, he looks to have his swagger back.
11 mins:The first 11 minutes have been all Chelsea and Reading have really struggled to get hold of the ball. It could be a long night for the Premier League new-boys.
9 mins:It has been a very strong start from Chelsea and Pavel Pogrebnyak's wide long-range effort is the first glimpse of Reading going forward.
7 mins:Torres was not happy with Ramires as the midfielder should have passed to the unmarked striker at the far post rather than go for goal himself.
6 mins:Chelsea are dominating the early possession and knocking the ball around with great confidence. Ramires forces Adam Federici into a good save.
4 mins:Great movement and passing play from Chelsea, it has been a strong start by the home side. They look confident and up for this game.
2 mins:Juan Mata plays in Eden Hazard but his left foot strike from the edge of the area goes wide of the Reading goal.
1 mins:Some good early attacking from Chelsea as Branislav Ivanovic almost gets in down their right hand side.
Chelsea get the game underway at Stamford Bridge.
3 mins:Reading: Federici, Gunter, Pearce, Leigertwood, Harte, Karacan, McAnuff, Guthrie, Gorkss, Pogrebnyak, McCleary.
2 mins:Chelsea: Cech, Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Cole, Ramires, Lampard, Mata, Mikel, Hazard, Torres.
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