The EFL Stats Gallery: Who created more XG for Reading? Which QPR player had the highest xT from passes?

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An injury-time equalizer handed QPR a 3-3 draw away at Reading in the EFL Championship. John Swift scored a hat-trick for Reading, but two late goals denied his team their second win of the season. Which team had the better stats?

We’ve broken down all the key stats for you to digest, including;

* shot maps

* xT (expected threat)

* pass networks

* xG timelines

* defensive duels

* average positions and much more!

We also try to answer some questions for you with the visuals;

Who attempted more shots from Reading in the match? What were QPR xT creating zones in the match?

To navigate the stats gallery simply click on the numbers to move through the pages.

At the end of the gallery, you’ll be able to download the full PDF stats report.

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Reading made six changes to their starting line-up. Both the full-backs were replaced by the manager for this match. John Swift was the only forward player who held his position. Ejaria, Halilovic, and Puscas were the changes up-front in the line-up.

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Beshir came into the centre midfield for this match. Laurent played a more defensive role than Beshir who supported the attack. Swift played as a striker in the latter part of the match.

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QPR remained unchanged for this game. Austin and Willock played as strikers and were supported by Chair who was the attacking midfielder.

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The average position map shows that Willock played more centrally than the other two forward players. Dominic Ball played more defensively with Johansen playing in a central midfield role. Andre Gray came on as a sub and played ahead of his other teammates.

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QPR dominated the possession in every phase of the match. Both teams had equal attempts on target, with QPR creating more chances in the match. QPR has more passes into the final third as well as in the opposition box. Clearly, the away side created more pressure on the opposition.

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Reading striker Puscas has the highest XG and even more than hat-trick scorer John Swift. QPR clearly attempted 50% more shots than the opposition. In the above viz we can see that most of the QPR players lead the stats in passes into the final third, opposition half recoveries, etc.

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Swift scored two goals from inside the box and one was scored from just outside the box. Reading players were able to take shots from inside the opposition box but were unable to beat the keeper.

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QPR created a threat from the left side and both the goals scored by their players were from that side only. The players attempted more shots from inside the opposition box, but weren’t able to score more goals.

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The xT timeline shows that QPR has a high graph. This means that the attacks created during that time were more threatening and this is the reason why graphs are high. Most of the attacks were made at the end of both halves.

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John Swift attempted the highest passes for the team and also received the most number of passes in return.

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Johansen attempted the most number of passes for the away team. He was well supported by his other teammates. He made the highest passes with Dickie, Willock and Ball.

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John Swift looks like the most dangerous player when we look at the above stats. Two of his balls landed in the opposition 6-yard box.

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QPR players have attempted a lot of crosses into the box. McCallum was a constant threat from crossing from the left and he was supported on the opposite side by Willock and Odubajo. Adomah came on as a sub and five out of his 10 passes were in the form of crosses.

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In the previous slides, we saw that John Swift troubled the opposition with his passing. His xT from passes is a bit high when compared to other team members. Abdul Rahman Baba also created some threats with his crossing.

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Goalscorer Swift was the only player who created some threat with dribbles. His other teammates created less threat in the match.

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Willock and Chair were the most threatening players with their passing. They were equally supported by Johansen from the centre of the park. Adomah created enough threat with his crosses into the opposition box.

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Both the teams have almost similar stats when we look at the threats from dribbles. Willock was the only player who created threat for QPR.

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Defensive duels were mostly contested on the left side of defence. The win % is around 57% and the team members lost almost half of the duels.

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Puscas was good in the air up-front and the striker won more than 80% of the duels contested by him. Morrison also held the command in the centre of defence.

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Loose balls were recovered well by the Reading players in the mid-phase of the field and especially on the left side.

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The defensive duels win rate was less in the central areas than the wider ones.

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The aerial duels contested by the team were less in number. Most of the duels contested were in the opposition final third. The team has been successful in winning the duel in that particular area.

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The loose ball duels win rate was just above 40% in the match. The viz clearly shows that QPR players have struggled to win these duels.

If you want to download the stats report in PDF format you can do so here: EFL Championship Stats: Reading vs QPR

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