READING. West Bromwich Albion had a surprising win over Reading with a 2-0 win with a goal from M. Phillips (25′) and a goal from T. Gardner-Hickman (73′). Reading lost this match even if it was better in terms of ball possession (58%).
The match was played at the Select Car Leasing Stadium stadium in Reading on Saturday and it started at 3:00 pm local time. The referee was Tim Robinson with the support of Andrew Fox and Craig Taylor. The 4th official was James Linington. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was cold at 14.5 degrees Celsius or 58.01 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 65%.
- 58 Ball Possession 42
- 16 Total 9
- 6 On Target 2
- 10 Off Target 7
- 0 Shots blocked 1
- 119 Attack 95
- 48 Dangerous attack 39
- 0 Ball safe 0
- 0 Penalties 0
- 4 Corners 7
- 4 Off Sides 3
- 10 Total 11
- 3 Yellow Cards 1
- 0 Double Yellow 0
- 0 Red Card 0
- 1 Substitutions 4
Reading had a superior ball possession 58% while West Bromwich Albion was struggling with a 42% ball possession.
Attitude and shots
Reading was more aggressive with 48 dangerous attacks and 16 shots of which 6 were on target. Anyway, West Bromwich Albion was capable to find the solution to win this match.
Reading shot 16 times, 6 on target, 10 off target. On the other side, West Bromwich Albion shot 9 times, 2 on target, 7 off target.
Reading received 3 yellow cards (T. Ince, M. Loum and T. McIntyre). Regarding the opposition, West Bromwich Albion received 1 yellow card (M. Phillips).
After this match, Reading will stay with 22 points to hold in the 6th place. Talking about the opposition, West Bromwich Albion will have 14 points like Hull City to hold in the 20th place.
In the next match in the Championship, Reading will play away against Luton Town on the 1st of November with a 6-5 head to head record in favor of Reading (1 draw).
West Bromwich Albion will host Blackpool on the 1st of November with a 6-1 head to head in favor of West Bromwich Albion (2 draws).
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: Dean Bouzanis, Andy Yiadom , Thomas Holmes , Tom McIntyre , Junior Hoilett , Mamadou Loum , Jeff Hendrick , Thomas Ince , Nesta Guinness-Walker , Andy Carroll and Lucas João .
The home team had on the bench: Jack Senga-Ngoyi, Tyrese Fornah, Yakou Méïté, Amadou Salif Mbengue, Shane Long, Coniah Boyce-Clarke and Nelson Abbey.
Reading made only 1 change substituting A. Carroll for Y. Meite (65′).
Best player: Mamadou Loum
The most impressive player for Reading was Mamadou Loum.
His rating iswith 60 passes (88% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 7 duels out of 9.
West Bromwich Albion – Formation
West Bromwich Albion started with an extremely aggressive line-up (3-4-3).
Steve Bruce played with: Alex Palmer, Dara O’Shea , Martin Kelly , Erik Pieters , Matt Phillips , Jake Livermore , Taylor Gardner-Hickman , Conor Townsend , Jed Wallace , Brandon Thomas-Asante and Grady Diangana .
These were the players on the bench: Reyes Cleary, Jayson Molumby, Okay Yokuşlu, John Swift, Karlan Grant , Darnell Furlong and David Button.
West Bromwich Albion made 4 changes: G. Diangana for R. Cleary (66′), B. Thomas-Asante for K. Grant (66′), J. Livermore for J. Molumby (80′) and J. Wallace for O. Yokuslu (80′).
Best player: Taylor Gardner-Hickman
Following our analysis, the most impressive player for West Bromwich Albion was Taylor Gardner-Hickman.
His rating iswith 1 goal, 28 passes (67% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 6 duels out of 13. He performed 1 cross.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Championship.
- Watford – Norwich City – 2-1
- Sunderland – Wigan Athletic – 2-1
- Sheffield United – Blackpool – 3-3
- Rotherham United – Huddersfield Town – 2-1
- Reading – West Bromwich Albion – 0-2
- Preston North End – Stoke City – 0-2
- Middlesbrough – Blackburn Rovers – 1-2
- Luton Town – Queens Park Rangers – 3-1
- Cardiff City – Coventry City – 0-1
- Burnley – Swansea City – 4-0
- Bristol City – Millwall – 1-2