Reading 2-1 Sunderland Highlights
Two goals from Jimmy Kebe helped Reading maintain their recent revival and stay out of the Premier League relegation zone.
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Venue: Madejski Stadium
Date: Saturday, 2 February, 2013
Kick off: 15:00 GMT
1-0 Kebe J. 7′
1-1 (Penalty) Gardner C. 29′
2-1 Kebe J. 85′
The last nine meetings have produced five wins for Sunderland and four victories for Reading.
There has never been a goalless draw in this fixture.
They have lost one of six league games since Christmas (W3, D2, L1), having previously suffered seven successive defeats.
Adam Le Fondre has scored a league-high six goals as a substitute this season and has equalled the record for most goals by a substitute in a Premier League campaign. Tore Andre Flo (for Chelsea in 1997-98) and Jermain Defoe (for West Ham in 2001-02) also managed the feat.
Without Le Fondre’s goals the Royals would be bottom of the table, 10 point from safety.
The Black Cats have kept five clean sheets in their last nine league games.
Only Manchester City (11) have recorded more Premier League shut-outs than Sunderland this season.
They have the chance to win back-to-back away league matches for the first time in over a year. Last season they followed up a 3-2 win at QPR on 21 December with a 4-1 victory at Wigan on 3 January.