Manchester City overcame a dogged Reading side to set up a Manchester Derby in the FA Cup semi final. Reading came with a game plan which entailed defending in depth and trying to frustrate their multi millionaire opponents, and for 84 minutes it looked like they might just succeed in earning a replay. However defender Micah Richards popped up with the winner to set up the all Manchester clash.
City deserved their 1-0 win, creating 18 shots at goal to Readings 4 and they had just the better of the possession.
The attendance at Eastlands was 41,150 around half the that expected for the Wembley Semi Final.