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Reading's Penalty Shoot-out Five: The Results

Last night we asked who you'd pick as your first five shooters in a possible penalty shoot-out. Here are the results from the 142 of you who responded.

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Having given you the entire first-team squad to choose from, we now count down the order for a spot-kick decider.

No. 1: Pavel Pogrebnyak - 85%

To kick us off, you've chosen the Reliable-Russian, storming home with 121 of your votes. He's off League Cup miss off a 100% penalty record for the Royals, and is apparently the fans most popular penalty taker. His style is effortlessly ice-cool, hard-and-low, and generally successful.

No. 2: Nick Blackman - 67.6%

To think that two thirds of Reading fans would back Nick Blackman to do anything positive this 18 months ago is somewhat of a miracle in itself. Still, the attacker's penalty exploits has accounted for half of his goals this season -which might be more were it not for Glenn Murray at Sheffield Wednesday!

No. 3: Yakubu - 60%

Feeding the Yak is easy when no one is allowed to stop him pelting the ball into the net from a spot-kick, and it's easy to understand why 85 of you want the Nigerian to take a pressure penalty. All that experience, all that prowess, all that history - oh.

No 4: Jamie Mackie - 50%

This man is on such a hot-streak, it's no surprise that he's in this first-five. Never really associated with penalties, but the passion of the man should see him through such a situation - although don't hold me to that *cough* John Terry *cough* Stuart Pearce...

No 5: Hal Robson-Kanu - 47%

Just trailing the Scottish winger is the ever-unpredictable HRK. This man could have a nothing game and score the winning penalty, and it shouldn't suprise any one of us. Let's just hope he doesn't miss, like his last one, then...

The Sudden-Deaths

If your votes are to be sorted into a likely line-up for the remaining six takers (forgetting formation), here's how it could line up:

Oli Norwood - 42%
Simon Cox - 31%
Garath McCleary - 26%
Danny Williams - 25%
Nathaniel Chalobah - 20%
Jordan Obita - 15%

Honourable mentions go to Adam Federici beating the majority of his back-four to 5% of votes, while poor-old Stephen Kelly was not selected by anyone, the only player to not be picked.

So, does this make you confident of a penalty shoot-out win - if need be? Comment below.