A history of Reading v Derby clashes

Last updated : 09 September 2004 By Rob Cooper
Reading have beaten Derby three times out of four in the last two seasons - but historically do not have a particularly strong record away to the Rams.

In nine matches they have won twice, drawn twice and lost five times.

However, Reading's home record against the Pride Park based team is much better, winning eight times, drawing once, and never losing.

Whilst the records suggest Reading will record an easy three points when George Burley's side travel to the Madejski Stadium later this season, based on the history books, all is very much to play for this weekend.

Steve Coppell's team will be hoping to put in a top performance at Pride Park to match that of last season. Shaun Goater and Scott Murray (remember them?) played some excellent football to help the Royals to a 3-2 win.

The full history of Reading v Derby clashes:

At Derby County (9)At Reading (9)
Derby County555.56Reading888.89
Reading222.22Derby County00.00
Derby County202.22Reading171.89
Reading80.89Derby County50.56
On Neutral Ground (0)
Overall (18 matches)
Derby County00.00Derby County527.78
Derby County00.00Derby County251.39
Highest Aggregate5Derby County 2 - 3Reading2003/2004
Highest Derby County score:4Derby County 4 - 1Reading1984/1985
Highest Reading score:3Reading 3 - 1Derby County2003/2004
2003/2004Sat 31 JanReading3 - 1Derby CountyLeague Division One
Sat 23 AugDerby County2 - 3ReadingLeague Division One
2002/2003Sat 28 DecReading2 - 1Derby CountyLeague Division One
Sat 10 AugDerby County3 - 0ReadingLeague Division One
1995/1996Sat 13 JanDerby County3 - 0ReadingLeague Division One
Sat 19 AugReading3 - 2Derby CountyLeague Division One
1994/1995Sat 11 FebReading1 - 0Derby CountyLeague Division One
Wed 02 NovDerby County1 - 2ReadingLeague Division One
Wed 28 SepDerby County2 - 0ReadingLeague Cup
after extra time, 90 mins 2-0, aggregate 3-3, Derby County won on away goals rule
Tue 20 SepReading3 - 1Derby CountyLeague Cup
1986/1987Mon 04 MayReading2 - 0Derby CountySecond Division
Sat 06 DecDerby County3 - 0ReadingSecond Division
1985/1986Sat 26 AprReading1 - 0Derby CountyThird Division
Sat 30 NovDerby County1 - 1ReadingThird Division
1984/1985Wed 17 AprDerby County4 - 1ReadingThird Division
Sat 22 SepReading0 - 0Derby CountyThird Division
1965/1966Wed 20 OctReading2 - 0Derby CountyLeague Cup
Wed 13 OctDerby County1 - 1ReadingLeague Cup