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Championship: Blackpool tops Reading after recovering from a 2-0 deficit

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READING. Blackpool had a striking comeback against Reading.

READING. Blackpool had a fantastic comeback against Reading. Blackpool took advantage of its superior ball possession (56%).

The match was held at the Madejski Stadium Stadium in Reading on Wednesday and this began at 7:00 pm local time. The referee was Jeremy Simpson with the assistance of Nigel Lugg and Lee Venamore. The 4th official was James Linington. The weather was rainy. The temperature was cold around 11.8 degrees Celsius or 53.22 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 85%.​

Match Statistics

Blackpool was in firm control of the ball 56% while Reading was struggling with a 44% ball possession.

Blackpool was more aggressive with 70 dangerous attacks and 19 shots of which 10 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Blackpool won the encounter.​

Reading shot 6 times, 4 on target, 2 off target. On the opposite side, Blackpool shot 19 times, 10 on target, 9 off target.


No yellow cards were issued to Reading. On the opposite side, Blackpool received 3 yellow cards (J. Yates, D. Mitchell and D. Grimshaw).

After this match, Reading will stay with 19 points to stay in the 8th place. On the other side, Blackpool will have 18 points like Luton Town, Middlesbrough and Millwall to stay in the 12th place.

Match Events

  • 11'

    S. Dann

    J. Swift

  • 21'

    T. Dele-Bashiru

    J. Laurent

  • 52'

    J. Yates

  • 57'

    D. Mitchell

  • 64'

    O. Dale

    K. Anderson

  • 67'

    F. Azeez

    G. Puscas

  • 67'

    J. Bowler

    D. Mitchell

  • 69'

    O. Dale

  • 73'

    J. Yates

    O. Dale

  • 83'

    J. Clarke

    T. Dele-Bashiru

  • 85'

    J. Yates (Penalty)

  • 90'

    D. Grimshaw

  • 90'

    G. Madine

    J. Yates

  • 90'

    Daniel Grimshaw

Next matche

In the upcoming Championship match, Reading will play away against Blackburn Rovers on the 23rd of October with a 7-6 head to head record in favor of Blackburn Rovers (5 draws).

Blackpool will host Preston North End on the 23rd of October with a 2-1 head to head stats in favor of Blackpool (3 draws).

Reading: Formation and Lineups

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

The manager Veljko Paunovic chose to play with the following team: Luke Southwood (7.4), Andy Yiadom (6.2), Liam Moore (6.7), Scott Dann (7.1), Abdul Baba Rahman (6.6), Danny Drinkwater (6.2), Josh Laurent (6.8), Ayotomiwa Dele-Bashiru (6.8), John Swift (7.3), Ovie Ejaria (6.2) and George Pușcaș (6.6).


Reading made 2 changes: G. Puscas for F. Azeez (67′) and T. Dele-Bashiru for J. Clarke (83′).

Best player: Luke Southwood

The player that probably impressed the most for Reading was the goalkeeper: Luke Southwood. His rating is 7.40. He performed 7 saves.

Blackpool: Formation and Lineups

Blackpool started with a conservative line-up (4-4-2).

On the opposite side, Neil Critchley played with: Daniel Grimshaw (6.2), Jordan Lawrence-Gabriel (6.5), Marvin Ekpiteta (6.6), Richard Keogh (6.2), James Husband (7.1), Demetri Mitchell (6.5), Ryan Wintle (6.9), Kenneth Dougall (7.3), Keshi Anderson (6.5), Sonny Carey (7.6) and Jerry Yates (8.4).


Blackpool made 3 changes: K. Anderson for O. Dale (64′), D. Mitchell for J. Bowler (67′) and J. Yates for G. Madine (90′).

Top player: Jerry Yates

Probably the most impressive player in Blackpool was Jerry Yates.

His rating is (8.4) with 1 goal, 9 passes (77% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 5 duels out of 10.

Results of the day

These are the results of the day in the Championship



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