Saturday's 5-0 defeat compiled a hellish week off the field, with an impending points deduction hovering over the club.

The Teesside terror was no unusual though, with the Royals last witnessing victory in the shadow of the Transporter Bridge almost a decade ago, August 30, 2014.

Simon Cox's strike was enough, 3,111 days ago, for Nigel Adkins men to seal victory.

Of the current Championship line-up, only four sides have longer unbeaten league home runs over Reading than Michael Carrick's side.

Incredibly, it was 12,792 days since a Royal league win at the Hawthorns, Reading beating West Brom in February 1988.

A league win at Bloomfield Road was last witnessed as far back as August 2001, while Stoke City and Coventry City have had the better of the league affairs in the Midlands for well over a decade.

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At the other end of the spectrum, it has been just 115 days since the Royals won at Hull City, a first win on Humberside since the 1990s, and 192 since a 1-0 win over Millwall put Paul Ince's men top of the Championship table.

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