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17 games in Reading sit in 14th place with 21 points with a goal difference of -5. @WilliamOwain brings us some more numbers that may paint a picture of the Royals' season so far.

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0.6 – The crosses blocked per game by Chris Gunter. 33 players in the Championship have played 5+ games at full back and average a higher number of crosses blocked.

2.5 – The fouls Glenn Murray commits per game. Only Bournemouth’s Callum Wilson (2.6) has a higher average.

2.8 – The number of times Glenn Murray is fouled per game. No player in the Championship, who has made 5+ appearances, is fouled more often.

2.9 – The number of interceptions Oliver Norwood does per game. The highest number for a central midfielder in the league.

3.7 – Glenn Murray’s average shots per game. The joint highest in the Championship alongside Rudy Gestede. Murray also has the league’s best per game ratio for shots from inside the six yard box.

4 – Reading are the fourth most fouled team in the league. They have also committed the fourth most fouls.

8.8 – No outfield player in the league averages more accurate long balls per game than Oliver Norwood.

9.7 – No outfield player in the league averages more unsuccessful long balls per game than Michael Hector.

25 – Reading’s crosses per game. Norwich and Wolves are the only teams who have a higher average.

45 – The percentage of Reading’s attacks which go down the right side. The highest in the Championship. The Royals’ 21% through the middle of the pitch is only higher than Wigan.

49 – The total number of successful tackles by Michael Hector. The eighth most in the league and the most for a centre back in the Championship.

72 – Oliver Norwood’s total attempted tackles. The fourth highest in the league.

82 – The number of headers Alex Pearce has won this season. Only Matt Mills (91) has won more in the Championship.

160 – No team has had more unsuccessful dribbles than the Royals.

214 – Reading’s total number of interceptions. Only Derby, Millwall and Wolves have a lower number.

809 – The number of aerial duels Nigel Adkins’ team has been involved in this season. The fourth most in the league.

847 – Only four teams have made more inaccurate long balls than the Royals’ 847.

All stats are from WhoScored.