Sunderland prevails over Reading 3-0. HIGHLIGHTS

READING. Sunderland was in the end too much to handle for Reading.

Sunderland prevails over Reading 3-0. HIGHLIGHTS

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READING. Sunderland was finally too much to handle for Reading with the goal of P. Roberts (39′), P. Roberts (41′) and J. Clarke (69′). Sunderland was much superior in terms of ball possession (64%) and that was among the factors of its victory.​

The match was played at the Select Car Leasing Stadium stadium in Reading on Wednesday and it started at 8:00 pm local time. The referee was Matt Donohue assisted by Ian Cooper and G Read. The 4th official was James Linington. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was pleasant at 15.1 degrees Celsius or 59.22 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 69%.​

Match Statistics​

  • ! 36 Ball Possession 64
Shots
  • 6 Total 13
  • 2 On Target 6
  • 4 Off Target 7
  • 0 Shots blocked 0
  • 79 Attack 113
  • 23 Dangerous attack 42
  • 0 Ball safe​ 0
  • 0 Penalties 0
  • 3 Corners 7
Fouls
  • 16 Total 8
  • 1 Yellow Cards 1
  • 0 Double Yellow 0
  • 0 Red Card 0
Other
  • 3 Substitutions 6

Ball possession

Sunderland had a strong ball possession 64% while Reading was struggling with a 36% ball possession.

Attitude and shots

Sunderland had a more offensive attitude with 42 dangerous attacks and 13 shots of which 6 were on target. This is one of the reasons why Sunderland won the match.​

Reading shot 6 times, 2 on target, 4 off target. On the opposite side, Sunderland shot 13 times, 6 on target, 7 off target.

Cards

Reading received 1 yellow card (A. Yiadom). Regarding the opposition, Sunderland received 1 yellow card (A. Alese).

Match Timeline

37'
E. Embleton- sub ->E. Simms
39'
P. Roberts(goal)E. Embleton
41'
P. Roberts(goal)E. Embleton
A. Baba- sub ->M. Loum
46'
62'
A. Alese- Yellow
Y. Meite- sub ->S. Hutchinson
65'
69'
J. Clarke(goal)D. Neil
A. Yiadom- Yellow
71'
73'
J. Matete- sub ->P. Roberts
73'
A. Diallo- sub ->A. Pritchard
82'
J. Bennette- sub ->C. Evans
M. Craig- sub ->L. Joao
85'

Standings

After this encounter, Reading will stay with 15 points like Blackburn Rovers to sit in the 4th place. On the opposite side, Sunderland will have 14 points like Burnley, Bristol City and Queens Park Rangers to remain in the 6th place.

Next matches

In the next match in the Championship, Reading will play away with Luton Town on the 1st of November with a 6-5 head to head in favor of Reading (1 draw).

Sunderland will play away agasint Huddersfield Town on the 2nd of November with a 0-0 head to head stats.

Reading – Formation

Reading
G
J. Lumley 1.England
5.8
D
S. Hutchinson 4.England
5.9
65'
D
T. Mcintyre 5.Scotland
6.8
D
T. Holmes 3.England
6.8
M
A. Yiadom 17.Ghana
7.1
71'
M
J. Hendrick 8.Republic of Ireland
6.1
M
M. Ndiaye 22.Senegal
6.2
46'
M
T. Fornah 19.England
6.6
M
D. Hoilett 23.Canada
6.4
F
T. Ince 10.England
7.0
F
L. Santos João 9.Portugal
6.2
85'
Substitutes
G
D. Bouzanis 21.Australia
D
K. Abretti 30.England
D
A. Baba 12.Ghana
6.4
46'
D
N. Guinness-Walker 18.England
M
M. Craig 36.Scotland
6.6
85'
F
K. Ehibhaimha 35.England
F
Y. Meïté 11.Côte d'Ivoire
6.8
65'

Reading started with a 3-5-2 line-up (3-5-2).

The manager Paul Ince decided to play with the following team: Joe Lumley (5.8), Thomas Holmes (6.8), Sam Hutchinson (5.9), Tom McIntyre (6.8), Andy Yiadom (7.1), Jeff Hendrick (6.1), Mamadou Loum (6.2), Tyrese Fornah (6.6), Junior Hoilett (6.4), Lucas João (6.2) and Thomas Ince (7.0).

The home team had on the bench: Kelvin Abrefa, Abdul Baba Rahman (6.4), Kelvin Ehibhatiomhan, Michael Craig (6.6), Dean Bouzanis, Nesta Guinness-Walker and Yakou Méïté (6.8).

Substitutions

Reading made 3 changes: M. Loum for A. Baba (46′), S. Hutchinson for Y. Meite (65′) and L. Joao for M. Craig (85′).

Best player: Andy Yiadom​

The most impressive player for Reading was Andy Yiadom.

His rating is (7.1) with 33 passes (66% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 12 duels out of 21. He performed 1 cross.

Sunderland – Formation

Sunderland
G
A. Patterson 1.England
7.1
D
D. Batth 6.England
7.1
D
A. Alese 42.England
7.8
62'
D
L. O'Nien 13.England
7.1
M
C. Evans 4.Northern Ireland
7.3
82'
M
L. Gooch 11.USA
7.1
M
D. Neil 24.England
7.2
M
J. Clarke 20.England
6.4
Goals69'
F
A. Pritchard 21.England
6.8
73'
F
P. Roberts 10.England
8.6
73' Goals39', 41'
F
E. Simms 9.England
6.5
37'
Substitutes
G
A. Bass 12.England
D
T. Hume 32.Northern Ireland
M
J. Matete 27.England
6.7
73'
M
E. Embleton 8.England
7.4
37'
F
J. Bennette 19.Costa Rica
6.7
82'
F
A. Traoré 16.Côte d'Ivoire
7.1
73'
F
L. Dajaku 7.Germany

Sunderland started with a 3-4-2-1 line-up (3-4-2-1).

Tony Mowbray played with: Anthony Patterson (7.1), Luke O’Nien (7.1), Danny Batth (7.1), Ajibola-Joshua Alese (7.8), Lynden Gooch (7.1), Daniel Neil (7.2), Corry Evans (7.3), Jack Clarke (6.4), Patrick Roberts (8.6), Alex Pritchard (6.8) and Ellis Simms (6.5).

The following players were sitting on the bench: Jewison Bennette (6.7), Amad Diallo (7.1), Jay Matete (6.7), Leon Dajaku, Alex Bass, Elliot Embleton (7.4) and Trai Hume.

Sunderland could not rely on the presence of E. Embleton (injured).

Substitutions

Sunderland made 4 changes: E. Simms for E. Embleton (37′), P. Roberts for J. Matete (73′), A. Pritchard for A. Diallo (73′) and C. Evans for J. Bennette (82′).

Best player: Patrick Roberts​

The player that probably impressed the most for Sunderland was Patrick Roberts.

His rating is (8.6) with 2 goals, 39 passes (89% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 3 duels out of 6. He performed 1 cross.

Results of the day

These are the results of the day in the Championship.​