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Unbeaten Run Continues At Stoke

06 February 2021
By Hob Nob Anyone?

It is easy to see why Stoke City have now gone ten games without win. They successfully stifled Reading's attacking threat for most of the game but lacked the ability to create many scoring opportunities themselves. Reading certainly struggled to cope with City's effective pressing game and the long ball option was also fruitless against the likes of the towering Soutter, Collins and Batth who won just about everything in the air at the back. Up front Fletcher was winning more than his share of headers too against Morrison and McIntyre. Reading's first and only shot on target came from Ejaria after seventy-nine minutes which reflected the amount of time they spent passing the ball around in their own half especially in the first forty-five minutes.

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