Championship: Derby County manages to draw 2-2 with Reading after recovering a 0-2 deficit

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READING. Reading manages to recover against Derby County with a goal on the C. Kazim-Richards 87' and a goal on the C. Davies 90'.

READING. Reading manages to recover against Derby County with a goal on the C. Kazim-Richards 87′ and a goal on the C. Davies 90′. Derby County was far superior when it came to possession ball (70%)​

The match was played at the Select Car Leasing Stadium stadium in Reading on Monday and it started at 3:00 pm local time. The referee was John Busby with the assistance of Graham Kane and Adam Crysell. The 4th official was Keith Stroud. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was cold around 9.4 degrees Celsius or 48.99 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 74%.​

Match Statistics

Derby County was in firm control of the ball 70% while Reading was struggling with a 30% ball possession.

Derby County was more aggressive with 85 dangerous attacks and 17 shots of which 5 were on target. However, this did not suffice for Derby County to win the match​.

Reading shot 9 times, 3 on target, 6 off target. On the opposite side, Derby County shot 17 times, 5 on target, 12 off target.

Cards

Reading received 1 yellow card (J. Laurent). On the other side, Derby County received 2 yellow cards (C. Davies and ).

After this encounter, Reading will have 21 points to stay in the 21st place. On the opposite side, Derby County will have 10 points to stay in the 24th place.

Match Events

  • 37'
    37'

    J. Hoilett

    Goal! Reading 1, Derby County 0. David Junior Hoilett - Reading - shot with right foot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assist - Andy Carroll with a head.
  • 45'
    45'

    J. Laurent

    Josh Laurent - Reading - receive yellow card for a foul. Tom Lawrence - Derby County - won a free kick in defence. Fouled by Josh Laurent - Reading First Half ended - Reading 1, Derby County 0. Substitution - Reading. Felipe Araruna for Tyrell Ashcroft. Second Half starts Reading 1, Derby County 0.
  • 46'
    46'

    F. Araruna

    T. Ashcroft

  • 57'
    57'

    J. Hoilett

    Substitution - Derby County. Colin Kazim-Richards for Luke Plange. Substitution - Derby County. Festy Ebosele for Craig Forsyth.
  • 57'
    57'

    C. Kazim-Richards

    L. Plange

  • 57'
    57'

    F. Ebosele

    C. Forsyth

  • 65'
    65'

    F. Azeez

    A. Halilovic

  • 67'
    67'

    R. Morrison

    J. Knight

  • 82'
    82'

    C. Davies

    Curtis Davies - Derby County - receive yellow card for a foul. Josh Laurent - Reading - won a free kick on the right wing. Fouled by Curtis Davies - Derby County
  • 87'
    87'

    C. Kazim-Richards

  • 89'
    89'

    M. Camara

    J. Swift

  • 90'
    90'

    C. Davies

    N. Byrne

    Goal! Reading 2, Derby County 2. Curtis Davies - Derby County - shot with the head from the centre of the box to the right corner. Assist - Nathan Byrne with a cross. Missed chance. Femi Azeez - Reading - shot with right foot from the right side of the box is close, but missed. Assist - Mamadi Camara following a fast break. Missed chance. Femi Azeez - Reading - shot with the head from the right side of the box missed to the left. Assist - David Junior Hoilett with a cross. Fouled by Mamadi Camara - Reading Fouled by Nathan Byrne - Derby County Phil Jagielka - Derby County - won a free kick in defence. Second Half ended - Reading 2, Derby County 2. Nathan Byrne - Derby County - receive yellow card for a foul. Josh Laurent - Reading - won a free kick on the left wing.
  • 90'
    90'

    N. Byrne

    Goal! Reading 2, Derby County 2. Curtis Davies - Derby County - shot with the head from the centre of the box to the right corner. Assist - Nathan Byrne with a cross. Missed chance. Femi Azeez - Reading - shot with right foot from the right side of the box is close, but missed. Assist - Mamadi Camara following a fast break. Missed chance. Femi Azeez - Reading - shot with the head from the right side of the box missed to the left. Assist - David Junior Hoilett with a cross. Fouled by Mamadi Camara - Reading Fouled by Nathan Byrne - Derby County Phil Jagielka - Derby County - won a free kick in defence. Second Half ended - Reading 2, Derby County 2. Nathan Byrne - Derby County - receive yellow card for a foul. Josh Laurent - Reading - won a free kick on the left wing.

Next match

In the upcoming Championship match, Reading will play away against Middlesbrough on the 15th of January with a 12-8 head to head in favor of Middlesbrough (5 draws).

Derby County will host Sheffield United on the 15th of January with a 8-3 head to head record in favor of Sheffield United (2 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 (6.8), Tyrell Ashcroft (6.2), Thomas Holmes (7.0), Scott Dann (6.8), Abdul Baba Rahman (6.6), Tom Dele-Bashiru (6.5), Josh Laurent (6.7), Alen Halilović (6.8), John Swift (6.8), Junior Hoilett (8.2) and Andy Carroll (7.2).

Substitutes

Reading made 3 changes: T. Ashcroft for F. Araruna (46′), A. Halilovic for F. Azeez (65′) and J. Swift for M. Camara (89′).

Top player: Junior Hoilett

Probably the most impressive player in Reading was Junior Hoilett.

His rating is (8.2) with 2 goals, 20 passes (70% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 3 duels out of 6. He performed 2 crosses.

Derby County: Formation and Lineups

Derby County started with a 4-4-1-1 line-up (4-4-1-1).

On the other side, Wayne Mark Rooney played with: Ryan Allsop (6.2), Nathan Byrne (6.6), Phil Jagielka (6.4), Curtis Davies (6.7), Craig Forsyth (6.5), Kamil Jóźwiak (6.6), Max Bird (8.1), Liam Thompson (6.4), Jason Knight (6.3), Tom Lawrence (7.1) and Luke Plange (7.0).

Substitutes

Derby County made 3 changes: L. Plange for C. Kazim-Richards (57′), C. Forsyth for F. Ebosele (57′) and J. Knight for R. Morrison (67′).

Top player: Max Bird

The player who no doubt impressed Derby County the most was Max Bird.

His rating is (8.1) with 63 passes (92% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 4 duels out of 5. He performed 10 crosses.

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