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Pavel's aerial dominance

13 January 2014

Top display from our big Russian

The Big Russian had his name sung loud and clear throughout Saturday's 1-0 victory over Watford at Vicarage Road.

And it's no wonder - time after time, Pavel won his battles in the air and was a key part of the Royals' resilience which ensured that three points were heading back to Madejski Stadium.

Pogrebnyak won a total of 17 aerial duels on Saturday and remarkably, no player has won more in a Championship match in 2013/14. (Stat courtesy of

Pavel has six goals to his name this season and though he didn't find the back of the net last weekend, his display typified his ability to work hard for the team to grind out results.

You can watch highlights from the Watford win right now on our YouTube page, or below.


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