Reading 0-3 Sunderland: Patrick Roberts sees a double see black cats outrun the royals

Patrick Roberts scored only two goals in his career at Sunderland before scoring twice in Reading

Tony Mowbray saw Sunderland win for the second time in his three matches thanks to the team’s three excellent goals in Reading.

A poor first half came to life when Patrick Roberts scored twice in just under two minutes before the break after two superb counterattacks.

The Black Cats sealed the win with another superb passing move that saw Jack Clarke finish off with a confident shot midway through the second half.

Clarke should have made it 4-0, but he parried a long shot from Ahmed Diallo’s pass with nine minutes to go.

This win put Sunderland back into the playoffs after Bristol City’s loss in Norwich, while Reading remained fourth.

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formation – composition 3-5-2

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  • 3Holmes
  • 4Hutchinsonhas been replaced bywein 65′Minutes
  • 5McIntyre
  • 17YidomBooked in 71 minutes
  • 8Hendrick
  • 22Lumhas been replaced byBabain 45′Minutes
  • 19Furnh
  • 23Howlit
  • 9Lucas Joaohas been replaced byCraigin 85 ‘Minutes
  • 10forget


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  • 12Baba
  • 18Guinness Walker
  • 21Pozani
  • 30Abreva
  • 35Ehivatiumhan
  • 36Craig


formation – composition 3-4-2-1

  • 1Patterson
  • 13O’Nien
  • 6BATH
  • 42SelectionBooked in 62 minutes
  • 11gooch
  • 24Nile
  • 4Evanshas been replaced byBennettin 82 ‘Minutes
  • 20Clark
  • 10Robertshas been replaced byDialoin 74 ‘Minutes
  • 21Pritchardhas been replaced byThinin 74 ‘Minutes
  • 9Simshas been replaced byampletonin 37 ‘Minutes


  • 7beating
  • 8ampleton
  • 12deep voice
  • 16Dialo
  • 19Bennett
  • 27Thin
  • 32Hume

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