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Reading FC v Derby: Live Match Thread & Instant Reactions

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So roll on game number 12 for Reading as we face Derby at the Madejski Stadium. Share your thoughts here before, during and after today's game.

Jan Kruger

Full time. 0-3. Drab afternoon and Reading slip to 16th. Weak defending allowed Martin to open the scoring from a corner before Jordan Ibe strolled past Norwood to effectively settle the game before half-time. Martin sealed 3 points for Derby late on.

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Tim Dellor on BBC Berks asking the question if Adkins should be worried about the sack, thoughts?

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GOAL! Chris Martin. 3-0. Game over.

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As the hour mark passes the game gets bit feisty, with The Royals struggling to get back into the game, having a penalty shout is turned down.

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Half-time. 0-2.

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Game-defining five minutes, that. Murray headed inches wide, then hit the bar from a corner. From possibly 1-1 to 2-0 in a matter of minutes. Opinion seems split between blaming poor defending, or admiring Ibe's individual brilliance for that goal.

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GOAL! 2-0 Derby. Jordan Ibe walks through the defence and makes the visitors' lead a comfortable one.

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GOAL! 1-0 to Derby. Chris Martin heads in from a corner. Marking somewhat absent from the home side.

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Mackie starting on the wing ahead of Nick Blackman, something which Jonny Scott picked for his '3 Things' article yesterday, check it out here.

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So, a 4-4-2 with HRK and Mackie on the wings, Norwood and Taylor central midfield?
Or, a 4-2-3-1 with Cox dropping off from Murray?

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TEAM NEWS: 3 changes from Nigel Adkins.

We have: Federici, Gunter (C), Pearce, Hector, Obita, Norwood, Taylor, Robson-Kanu, Mackie, Cox, Murray.

On the bench: Andersen, Long, Cooper, Kuhl, Akpan, Blackman, Pogrebnyak.

Derby line up like this: Grant; Christie, Keogh, Whitbread, Forsyth; Eustace, Hughes, Bryson; Ibe, Ward, Martin.

Derby subs: Roos; Shotton, Buxton, Mascarell, Hendrick, Russell, Best

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You can check out a full range of pre-match previews here, while there's also still time to listen in to our latest Tilehurst End Podcast which was released after our match with Brentford.