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Rupert Wyman 11th May 2009 - 17:04

Championship Opta Facts: 11-12 May

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Championship Opta Facts: 11-12 May

Sheffield United v Preston North End

  • The Blades are unbeaten in 12 against Preston at home, winning eight of those encounters.
  • Earlier this season a 50th minute Ugo Ehiogu goal was enough to give United a 1-0 win at Bramall Lane.
  • Only the three relegated teams won fewer away games than Preston North End (5) this season.
  • However the Northenders were unbeaten in their last four league games, wining two of their tally of five for the season.
  • United were unbeaten in their last seven games at home in the regular season, winning four of their last five.

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Reading v Burnley

  • When these sides met at the Madejski in the regular season, both the Hunt brother scored for the Royals, as the home side ran out 3-1 winners, Stephen Jordan saw red for Burnley on 90 minutes.
  • In 14 league meetings between the teams at Reading's home team, Burnley have only ever won once, way back in 1981.
  • Reading's home form at the end of the regular season was woeful; they failed to win in their last eight at the Madejski, failing to score in six of these.
  • In fact the Royals performed better in their final eight home games of last season when they were relegated from the Premier League.
  • Burnley scored in their last eight league games away from Turf Moor, but could only win two of these.

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