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%.
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.
Reading received 1 yellow card (A. Yiadom). Regarding the opposition, Sunderland received 1 yellow card (A. Alese).
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.
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 started with a 3-5-2 line-up (3-5-2).
The manager Paul Ince decided to play with the following team: Joe Lumley, Thomas Holmes , Sam Hutchinson , Tom McIntyre , Andy Yiadom , Jeff Hendrick , Mamadou Loum , Tyrese Fornah , Junior Hoilett , Lucas João and Thomas Ince .
The home team had on the bench: Kelvin Abrefa, Abdul Baba Rahman, Kelvin Ehibhatiomhan, Michael Craig , Dean Bouzanis, Nesta Guinness-Walker and Yakou Méïté .
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 iswith 33 passes (66% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 12 duels out of 21. He performed 1 cross.
Sunderland – Formation
Sunderland started with a 3-4-2-1 line-up (3-4-2-1).
Tony Mowbray played with: Anthony Patterson, Luke O’Nien , Danny Batth , Ajibola-Joshua Alese , Lynden Gooch , Daniel Neil , Corry Evans , Jack Clarke , Patrick Roberts , Alex Pritchard and Ellis Simms .
The following players were sitting on the bench: Jewison Bennette, Amad Diallo , Jay Matete , Leon Dajaku, Alex Bass, Elliot Embleton and Trai Hume.
Sunderland could not rely on the presence of E. Embleton (injured).
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 iswith 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.