SWANSEA. Reading beat Swansea City. Swansea City was vastly superior in terms of ball possession (74%).
The match was held at the Swansea.com Stadium Stadium in Swansea on Saturday and this began at 3:00 pm local time. The referee was Tony Harrington who was helped by Edward Smart and Steve Meredith. The 4th official was Lee Swabey. The weather was clear. The temperature was quite cold around 4.9 degrees Celsius or 40.87 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 58%.
Swansea City was in firm control of the ball 74% while Reading was struggling with a 26% ball possession.
Swansea City was more aggressive with 70 dangerous attacks and 23 shots of which 13 were on target. Nonetheless, Reading found a way to find the solution to win this match.
Swansea City shot 23 times, 13 on target, 10 off target. On the opposite side, Reading shot 9 times, 6 on target, 3 off target.
Swansea City received 1 yellow card (E. Laird). On the other side, Reading received 3 yellow cards (D. Drinkwater, J. Swift and G. Puscas).
After this contest, Swansea City will stay with 27 points like Millwall and Blackpool to stay in the 9th place. On the other side, Reading will have 17 points to stay in the 21st place.
Reading will host Hull City on the 4th of December with a 6-2 head to head record in favor of Hull City (6 draws).
Swansea City: Formation and Lineups
Swansea City started with a 3-4-2-1 line-up (3-4-2-1).
The manager Russell Martin chose to play with the following team: Ben Hamer , Ryan Bennett , Kyle Naughton , Rhys Williams , Ethan Laird , Matt Grimes , Olivier Ntcham , Ryan Manning , Korey Smith , Jamie Paterson and Joël Piroe .
Swansea City made 2 changes: K. Smith for F. Downes (62′) and R. Bennett for L. Cullen (81′).
Top player: Jamie Paterson
The player who no doubt impressed Swansea City the most was Jamie Paterson.
His rating iswith 1 goal, 41 passes (85% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 1 duel out of 3. He performed 4 crosses.
Reading: Formation and Lineups
Reading started with a mid-fielder-oriented line-up (4-1-4-1).
On the other side, Veljko Paunovic played with: Luke Southwood , Andy Yiadom , Thomas Holmes , Scott Dann , Abdul Baba Rahman , Josh Laurent , Alen Halilović , Danny Drinkwater , John Swift , Ayotomiwa Dele-Bashiru and Andy Carroll .
Reading made 2 changes: A. Halilovic for F. Azeez (66′) and A. Carroll for G. Puscas (81′).
Top player: Danny Drinkwater
The player who no doubt impressed Reading the most was Danny Drinkwater.
His rating iswith 1 goal, 40 passes (80% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 5 duels out of 14. He performed 1 cross.
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