Date: 27th October 2018 at 7:58pm
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Swansea City striker Oli McBurnie was finally back in the goals today with a brace to help us to another home win against Paul Clement’s Reading.

After an 8-game spell without a goal, McBurnie struck twice today, first from the spot as Dan James was brought down inside the box as the winger looked to cut inside of his marker. After missing a penalty against Preston, McBurnie made no mistake this time by striking home a low, powerful effort to give us a deserved lead. Later on, in the second half, good play down the left saw Celina release James in behind the Reading defence and his low cross put it on a plate for the Scottish international with a simple tap-in (watch below).

McBurnie has received some criticism from fans in recent games with some questioning if he’s good and strong enough up top but he silenced his critics this afternoon. Some of his general play at times wasn’t great today as Reading did well to crowd him out but his key stats are what counts – particularly as a striker.

McBurnie has been high up on the shot assists for us this season but he would have been very relieved to turn from creator to goalscorer. He managed a total of 5 shots on goal, four of which were on target plus three key passes leading to a chance and 80.8% passing accuracy.

Gabrielle Ambrosetti, who worked as a coach with former boss Francesco Guidolin, was back at the Liberty to watch and he had some nice words for the striker on Twitter:

 

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