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Firefighter Stephen Hunt was part of a team responding to a fire at Paul's Hair World in Oldham Street

Keeper comes to Reading's rescue with late equaliser

Reading 1 Cardiff City 1

Royals send Christmas message

Birmingham City 1 Reading 3

Fightback too late for Trapattoni

Republic of Ireland 2 Poland 3

Coppell happy to replay goal-farce match

Reading manager Steve Coppell has insisted that he has "no objection" to replaying their Coca-Cola Championship match with Watford after the farcical goal his side were awarded on Saturday.

Nick Townsend: Culpable Reading pair prove nice guys finish last

Coppell's inertia in the transfer market and Madejski's decision to stand still have led to a right Royal cock-up

Reading 0 Tottenham Hotspur 1: Coppell faces credibility crunch with spent force

Steve Coppell looked like a beaten man who was beating himself up. "We stood still last summer," the Reading manager said. "Everybody else moved. If you look at the champions, Manchester United, they spent £50m. Maybe I would accuse myself that we stood still. I took the calculated risk not to spend much money. If it doesn't work, it's my fault.

Cech will wear face mask with helmet

Petr Cech insisted yesterday that it was possible he could be back in action in two weeks – despite having 50 stitches inserted into a face wound and undergoing plastic surgery after accidentally being kicked in the head by his team-mate Tal Ben Haim.

Newcastle Utd 3 Reading 0: Newcastle keep the recovery going

In a raucous atmosphere, with the noise tumbling down Gallowgate, Newcastle United began to believe in themselves again yesterday. This was a third straight victory under Kevin Keegan, one that means while mathematically Newcastle can still go down, the possibility is now as remote as Derby County.If Newcastle win next week and Bolton do not, then the Geordies are safe.

Reading 0 Blackburn Rovers 0: Reading survive Matejovsky mishap but Coppell rages

Rather like dog bites man, manager condemns referee may not be news. Steve Coppell questioning one certainly is. Andthis was one of the rare occasions when the Reading man-ager allowed that normal stoicalvisage to slip.

Reading 2 Birmingham City 1: Bikey rides to the rescue as Reading banish Blues

Cameroon defender leaves McLeish's men teetering above the drop-zone

Reading 2 Manchester City 0: Long's training in free expression sends a signal to Trapattoni

It was fitting, on the eve of Cheltenham week, for Steve Coppell to hail the Irish influence at Reading that has helped to lengthen their odds against being relegated. Perhaps his opposite number, Sven Goran Eriksson, would have been wise to introduce his own Stephen Ireland from the Manchester City bench to try to reverse their poor form.

Keane faces 'biggest test yet' as signs of disquiet emerge

With pressure rising on Wearside following last Saturday's FA Cup débâcle against Wigan Athletic, and with his management style coming under scrutiny for the first time, Roy Keane acknowledged yesterday that Sunderland need a win at home to Portsmouth tomorrow to "get people back on side". Keane was talking of Sunderland fans, though internally he repeated that "being popular is not what I'm in the game for".

Hughes in mission to transform Koumas into new Savage

Blackburn Rovers are to make a £3m bid to sign Jason Koumas from Wigan Athletic. The 28-year-old midfielder has been targeted to replace Robbie Savage who was sold for £1.5m to Derby County earlier this week.

Sunderland 3 Bolton Wanderers 1: Jones shows battling spirit to bring sweet relief to Sunderland

Striker's fifth goal helps Keane's side to second victory in 14 matches and lifts them out of the relegation places
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