Everton 3-1 Reading Highlights
Everton breathed new life into their push for a European place with a comfortable win which increased Reading’s relegation worries.
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Venue: Goodison Park
Date: Saturday, 2 March, 2013
Kick off: 15:00 GMT.
1-0 Fellaini 42′
2-0 Pienaar 59′
Everton’s only defeat at Goodison Park in five previous meetings with Reading was in the FA Cup two seasons ago.
Adam Le Fondre scored both of the Royals goals as they beat Everton 2-1 in the reverse fixture in November. He featured from the start that day, playing 81 minutes. It was Reading’s first win of the season.
Reading have won three of their last four matches against Everton in all competitions, including the last two.
Everton are in danger of losing three successive league matches for the first time since September-October 2011.
David Moyes’s side have lost only one of their previous 17 home league games, taking 36 points from a possible 51 in the process (W10, D6, L1).
The Toffees have conceded 13 Premier League headed goals this season, the equal-most in the division with Wigan.
Everton lost for the third time after taking the lead last weekend. They have dropped 19 points from winning positions this season – only opponents Reading (20) and Southampton (27) have fared worse.
The Royals are on a two-game losing streak, and only Wigan (15) have lost more league games than Brian McDermott’s side (14) this season.
With just five points from a possible 39, the Royals have the worst top-flight away record.
Reading have allowed the opposition more shots on target than any other top-flight side this campaign (158).
The last 12 of Reading’s Premier League goals have come either in the opening 10 minutes (three) or the last 20 minutes of matches (nine).