Reading 0-0 Blackburn Highlights
Marek Matejovsky was sent off as Reading were held at home by Blackburn and remained dangerously close to the relegation zone.
After a quiet first half the game finally came to life after the break. Matejovsky departed after two bookable offences before Reading keeper Marcus Hahnemann denied Zurab Khizanishvili and Morten Gamst Pedersen. Stephen Hunt should have won it late on for the Royals, but failed to connect with Shane Long’s cross. Reading boss Steve Coppell named an unchanged side, while Blackburn captain Ryan Nelson returned after 10 weeks out to replace the suspended Christopher Samba. Both teams were eager not to concede early on and their cautious approach, coupled with the damp conditions, made for a flat opening quarter of the game.