A quintet of Welsh Royals represented their nation last night as Wales defeated Faroe Islands 4-0, with three of the goals coming from Reading players, including a goal on her international debut from Lily Woodham. Royals captain Natasha Harding, Rachel Rowe, Lily Woodham, Angharad James and Jess Fishlock all graced the pitch for their country’s Group C qualifier in the UEFA European Championship at Rodney Parade in Newport.
I think that our performances have been fantastic since our disappointing result against Arsenal,” Chambers said. Bouncing back from that was the most important thing for us, and since then our performances have been outstanding, even against Birmingham, we just weren’t ruthless enough in front of goal. We felt confident going into the Birmingham game.
I wouldn’t have minded a new winger in the window, but with two great players to come back from injury, this team appears to have more than enough to get us to the next transfer window (in just over two months) before we need to take another look at squad depth. Expected goals vs finishing chances and defending stoutly I stumbled across this xG table after five games from @eflstats this weekend, and let’s just say: it got me thinking about the problems with the ‘expected goals for’ statistic.
|Promotion (League Winners): Reading|
|Promotion (League Position): Bristol City|
|Promotion (Play Off): Watford, Bournemouth, Swansea City, Millwall|
|Relegation (League Position): Barnsley, Wycombe Wanderers, Sheffield Wednesday|