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United: The Stats


11:36 19th March 2013

Inside look at Old Trafford battle

The Royals certainly gave a good account of themselves at Old Trafford this past weekend – as the stats show!

It was always going to be a tough ask - in 21 years of Premier League competition, Manchester United have played 122 games against newly-promoted sides – losing just 11 in total, and only four times at home. The last time they lost to a newly-promoted side in front of their own fans was more than ten years ago, when Bolton upset Sir Alex’s side with a 2-1 win over the Red Devils at Old Trafford in October 2001.

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Reading_62.png In total the Royals completed 75% of their passes - 252 out of an attempted 338.

Reading_62.png Reading attempted 124 passes in the attacking third of the pitch, compared to United’s 139.

Reading_62.png The visitors attempted 26 crosses. The home side attempted 22.

Reading_62.png Reading attempted 22 tackles, winning 22. Manchester United won 12 tackles of an attemtped 20.

Reading_62.png There were 43 aerial duels during the game, with the Royals winning 23 of them. 

Reading_62.png Mikele Leigertwood had the most completed passes in a Reading shirt – successful managing 46 out of 56. 


Reading_62.png Only Ryan Giggs made more successful passes in the final third than Nicky Shorey. 

Reading_62.png Jobi McAnuff completed 12 of an attempted 13 passes

Reading_62.png No player made more successful tackles than Mikele Leigertwood

Reading_62.png Alex Pearce completed six clearances and one five out of six of his aerial duels. 


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