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The tie in context
• This is one of the 12 third round ties bringing together a Premier League and a Championship club.
Gulf in class
• Reading are 12 places lower than the Baggies in the pecking order.
• These clubs met four times last season when they were both in the Championship.
• West Brom won one and drew one of the league games; Reading prevailed after a replay in the FA Cup.
• Albion have never won at the Madejski Stadium.
• The Baggies have drawn four and lost four of their last eight league and cup games on Reading turf, since a 2-0 league win in January 1995.
FA Cup records and best performances
• This is the fourth time they have been drawn to meet each other in the FA Cup.
• Reading lead 2-1 in the head-to-head standings, progressing on both occasions after a replay and extra time, in the third round in 2006 and in the fifth round last year.
• West Brom dismissed the Royals, courtesy of a 2-0 home win in the third round in 1948.
• Won three of five; lost only one of the last 10.
• Conceded one goal in each of their last five games.
• Won their last two at home, and unbeaten in seven at the Madejski since Swansea's visit on 16 October.
FA Cup form
• Quarter-finalists last season, which was their best performance since the club record appearance in the semi-finals in 1927.
• Knocked out Liverpool at this third round stage last season, and then followed up with the Premier League scalp of Burnley.
WEST BROMWICH ALBION
• Lost their last five, after beating Newcastle 3-1 at the Hawthorns in the Premier League on 5 December.
• Lost the last four away in league and cup.
• Not won on the road since defeating Everton in the Premier League on 27 November.
FA Cup form
• Last dismissed in the third round in 2006, by Reading.
• The five times winners, who have not lifted the trophy since 1968, have scored in each of their last eight ties, since the 1-0 loss to Portsmouth in the 2008 semi-finals.
Tuesday, 18 January 2011 (Kick off: 2000 GMT)
Referee: Jon Moss (West Yorkshire)
Assistant referees: Mike Cairns and Darren Bond
Fourth official: Mike Russell
Source: BBC Sport