Reading 1-1 Nottingham Forest: Draw on Saturday

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READING. Nottingham Forest and Reading draw 1-1. P. Zinckernagel scored the first goal (4') for Nottingham Forest. S. Dann settled the score 1-1 (64').

READING. Nottingham Forest and Reading draw 1-1. P. Zinckernagel scored the first goal (4′) for Nottingham Forest. S. Dann settled the score 1-1 (64′). Reading couldn’t win even though he was superior in terms of holding the ball possession (57%)

The match was held at the Gene L. Shirk Stadium Stadium in Reading on Saturday and this began at 3:00 pm local time. The referee was Andy Woolmer who was helped by Ian Cooper and Mark Dwyer. The 4th official was Craig Hicks. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was cold around 9.9 degrees Celsius or 49.75 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 80%.​

Match Statistics

Reading was in firm control of the ball 57% while Nottingham Forest was struggling with a 43% ball possession.

Reading was more aggressive with 67 dangerous attacks and 11 shots of which 6 were on target. However, this did not suffice for Reading to win the match​.

Reading shot 11 times, 6 on target, 3 off target. On the other side, Nottingham Forest shot 11 times, 3 on target, 7 off target.


Reading received 4 yellow cards (L. Moore, D. Drinkwater, and A. R. Baba). On the other side, Nottingham Forest received 1 yellow card (R. Yates).

After playing this match, Reading will have 16 points to stay in the 19th place. On the opposite side, Nottingham Forest will have 22 points like Middlesbrough and Birmingham City to stay in the 13th place.

Match Events

  • 4'

    P. Zinckernagel

  • 31'

    G. Bong

    M. Lowe

  • 32'

    L. Moore

  • 37'

    R. Yates

  • 57'

    D. Drinkwater

  • 61'

    A. Carroll

    L. Moore

  • 64'

    S. Dann

    J. Swift

  • 67'

    T. Figueiredo

    J. Lolley

  • 72'

    T. Dele-Bashiru

    D. Drinkwater

  • 74'

    J. Garner

    P. Zinckernagel

  • 87'

    A. R. Baba

  • 87'

    A. R. Baba

Next match

In the upcoming Championship match, Reading will host Sheffield United on the 23rd of November with a 8-5 head to head in favor of Sheffield United (3 draws).

Nottingham Forest will host Luton Town on the 23rd of November with a 2-2 head to head stats.

Reading: Formation and Lineups

Reading started with a mid-fielder-oriented line-up (4-1-4-1).

The manager Veljko Paunovic chose to play with the following team: Luke Southwood (6.4), Thomas Holmes (7.2), Liam Moore (6.8), Scott Dann (7.2), Abdul Baba Rahman (7.2), Danny Drinkwater (8.0), Andy Yiadom (6.4), John Swift (7.1), Josh Laurent (7.0), Ovie Ejaria (6.6) and George Pușcaș (6.4).


Reading made 2 changes: L. Moore for A. Carroll (61′) and D. Drinkwater for T. Dele-Bashiru (72′).

Top player: Danny Drinkwater

Probably the most impressive player in Reading was Danny Drinkwater.

His rating is (8.0) with 55 passes (85% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 8 duels out of 10.

Nottingham Forest: Formation and Lineups

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

On the other side, Steve Cooper played with: Brice Samba (7.8), Djed Spence (5.9), Joe Worrall (7.1), Scott McKenna (6.5), Max Lowe (6.2), Ryan Yates (7.0), Jack Colback (7.3), Joe Lolley (7.4), Philip Zinckernagel (7.5), Brennan Johnson (6.4) and Lewis Grabban (6.1).


Nottingham Forest made 3 changes: M. Lowe for G. Bong (31′), J. Lolley for T. Figueiredo (67′) and P. Zinckernagel for J. Garner (74′).

Best player: Brice Samba

The player that probably impressed the most for Nottingham Forest was the goalkeeper: Brice Samba. His rating is 7.81. He performed 5 saves.

Results of the day

These are the results of the day in the Championship



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