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Magic Numbers: Reading

by Matthew Gamble @efc_mattgamble

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Ahead of Saturday's trip to the Madejski Stadium, we preview the game by way of a smorgasbord of stats and facts...

1 Defeat for Everton in past 20 league games. If the Toffees avoid defeat on Saturday it will equal the Club record for fewest losses in the top-flight over a span of 21 games, which was previously achieved in 1974/75, 1978/79 and 1984/85.

2 Seasons since the two clubs last played each other - Reading victorious 1-0 at Goodison in the FA Cup fifth round in March 2011. That remains the only meeting between the two managers. 

4 Premier League meetings between the two clubs, during the 2006/07 and 2007/08 campaigns. Everton won 2-0 and lost 1-0 in their two visits to the Madejski Stadium.

6 Number of successive league games where Everton have gone behind, before this weekend, and not lost any - a Premier League record. Two have been won with four drawn. 

8 Number of games in all competitions between the two clubs, Everton having won five and lost two.

James McFadden and Andy Johnson were both on target in December 2006's 2-0 away win.

9 Number of times David Moyes has faced Reading in his managerial career, with his record being at Preston W1 D2 L1 and Everton W2 D1 L2.

11 The number of times the Toffees have hit the woodwork in the Premier League season - more than any other team.

21 Goals for the Blues in their opening 11 league matches, the highest at this stage of the season since 22 in the 1982/83 season.

82 Years since the two clubs first met, in the old second division in November 1930 - the Toffees winning 2-0 away and 3-2 at home.

100 The number of Premier League wins in matches started for both Tim Howard and Phil Neville, who became the first Everton players to achieve the feat last Saturday against Sunderland.

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