Sunderland success in context
As Brian McDermott's men continue to raise eyebrows in the Barclays Premier League, it's worth taking stock of our recent rejuvenation in facts and figures...
In all competitions
Brian McDermott's men have won six times out of eight in all competitions
The Royals have also gone six games unbeaten, with just one defeat in nine in all competitions.
We're unbeaten at home (four wins, one draw) since Arsenal defeat on December 17th.
We're third in the Barclays Premier League form table - only the two Manchester clubs are on a better run of form.
Picked up 10 points out of a possible 12, and 13 points out of a possible 18.
The Royals have scored more goals in the final 15 minutes of matches than any other team in the Premier League.
Our next three fixtures: Stoke (A), Wigan (H), Everton (A).
After setting up Jimmy Kebe for his cracking opener, Jobi McAnuff now has seven assists to his name.
Kebe's Sunderland brace means he has now taking his goal scoring tally to five goals this season - two more than his total last season.
The Mali winger appeared in BBC's Garth Crooks' team of the week (pictured), while Ian Harte made it into ESPN's team of the week
, alongside Jimmy.
Full back Stephen Kelly is certainly enjoying his start to life at Reading - the Royals are unbeaten in each game the Irishman has played.
Adam Le Fondre has equaled the Premier League record for goals as a substitute in one season. With six goals from the bench, Alfie's now level with Manchester United legend Ole Gunner Solskjaer.
Midfielder Mikele Leigertwood put in another solid shift - and the stats backed that up as Ledge made the most successful interceptions and had the best passing success record that afternoon.
Hartey and Ledge were the most effective duo with the ball as they strung 15 successful passes together - six more than any other combination.