Featured Matches
Previous
Brazil
Netherlands
ESPN, ESPN3 8:00 PM GMT
Match 63
Game Details
Germany
Argentina
ABC, ESPN3 Jul 13, 2014 7:00 PM GMT
Match 64
Game Details
Brazil
Netherlands
ESPN, ESPN3 8:00 PM GMT
Match 63
Game Details
AIK
Kalmar FF
1
0
LIVE 45'
Game Details
Mjallby
Falkenbergs FF
1
0
LIVE 45'
Game Details
Malmo FF
Atvidabergs FF
3:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Sogndal
Viking FK
0
0
LIVE 77'
Game Details
Bodo/Glimt
Odd Grenland
4:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Lillestrom
Sarpsborg FK
4:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Sandnes Ulf
IK Start
4:00 PM GMT
Game Details
SK Brann
Stromsgodset
5:00 PM GMT
Game Details
New York Red Bulls
Columbus
11:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Philadelphia Union
Colorado
11:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Toronto FC
Houston
11:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Montreal Impact
Kansas City
11:30 PM GMT
Game Details
New England
Chicago
11:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Vancouver Whitecaps
Chivas USA
2:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Los Angeles
Real Salt Lake
2:30 AM GMT
Game Details
New York Cosmos
San Antonio Scorpions
11:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Carolina RailHawks
Indy Eleven
11:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Fort Lauderdale Strikers
Minnesota United FC
11:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Tampa Bay Rowdies
Atlanta Silverbacks
11:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Sporting Cristal
San Martin
4:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Sport Huancayo
San Simón
6:30 PM GMT
Game Details
UTC
Universitario de Deportes
8:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Los Caimanes
Real Garcilaso
11:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Alianza Lima
César Vallejo
1:10 AM GMT
Game Details
LDU Quito
Barcelona
4:30 PM GMT
Game Details
U. Católica
El Nacional
4:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Manta F.C.
Deportivo Quito
9:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Western New York Flash
Washington Spirit
11:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Chicago Red Stars
Seattle Reign FC
12:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Next
 Posted by ESPN Staff
Sep, 11, 2006

Coppell relief, Pearce frustrated by Dabo red

Reading boss Steve Coppell was relieved after seeing his side climb to eighth in the Premiership as they claimed their second successive home win.

The Royals won 1-0 thanks to a first-half header from defender Ivar Ingimarsson to claim their second win of the season.

Ousmane Dabo earned City's second red card of the season when he was sent off for violent conduct after 80 minutes in what appeared a harsh decision by referee Howard Webb after he led with his arm in an aerial challenge with Steve Sidwell.

Coppell told Sky Sports: 'It was margins throughout the game.

'We were thankful to score the goal and that gave us the incentive to hang on in the second half.'

The Royals narrowly lost two away games after winning their opening match against Middlesbrough and Coppell believed tonight's victory offered a measurement of their progress.

'It's just difficult to know where we are at with just four games gone.

'It was difficult to be conclusive after three games but this has shown we can compete.'

Following their weekend trip to Sheffield United, three of Reading's four following games see them take on Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal - something Coppell is relishing.

He said: 'We are loving it, enjoying it. You work so hard to be up against these players and go to these stadiums. We are going to try and enjoy it anyway.'

Coppell's opposite number Stuart Pearce was disappointed although he refuted a suggestion that City were being targeted by referees following Ben Thatcher's challenge on Pedro Mendes.

Pearce told Sky Sports: 'Firstly, I think it had nothing to do with Ben Thatcher.

'Secondly Ousmane is very disappointed.

'I only saw it in real time so we'll have a look at it.'

City defender Micah Richards reacted angrily to being substituted and Pearce was quick to point out who is boss.

'I'll educate him. I want to see spirit in all my players but you have to learn a lot in this game and learn a lot quickly and it's up to me to educate my young players.'

With regard to the game, the City boss believed his side had not got what they deserved.

'We are disappointed. I thought it was the best we played this season.

'But that is the margins in the Premiership if you don't take your chances, we passed it around well but you have to take your chances.'

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.