How they rated

The Wokingham Paper - - SPORT -

ANSSI JAAKKOLA: Sur­pris­ingly quiet af­ter­noon. Made a bril­liant late stop to deny Pereira and was left ex­posed for both goals. De­cent dis­play and ap­pears to have nailed down num­ber one spot - 7

ANDY YI­ADOM: A con­stant threat in at­tack, twice go­ing close and shifted to cen­tre­back for the se­cond half but was given a tough time by Sanchez - 6

TI­AGO ILORI: De­fended solidly but looked ham­pered by a heavy fall which even­tu­ally

forced him off at half-time - 7

LIAM MOORE: Con­fi­dent start, bring­ing the ball out from the back and mak­ing blocks. Showed signs of his top form - 8 OMAR RICHARDS: Tripped Mata for the penalty but re­cov­ered to make a vi­tal chal­lenge on Sanchez. Im­proved in the se­cond half - 6 LIAM KELLY: Re­called to the team for the first time un­der Gomes and played a key role in the Roy­als dom­i­nat­ing pos­ses­sion - 7 ANDY RI­NOMHOTA: Con­tin­u­ing to grow in

con­fi­dence ev­ery week and looked equally adept in mid­field or right-back. Bril­liant per­for­mance. 9* (star man)

CAL­LUM HAR­RIOTT: First start in over two years and tried his luck on a num­ber of oc­ca­sions, work­ing hard un­til be­ing subbed off - 7

JOHN SWIFT: Gave the ball away for the se­cond goal but gen­er­ally looked af­ter the ball well - 6 GARATH McCLEARY: Found plenty of space down the left but was waste­ful from dan­ger­ous po­si­tions - 5 DANNY LOADER: Big day

cho­sen to lead the line but squan­dered Read­ing’s golden chance to level af­ter rac­ing through one-on-one - 5


SONE ALUKO: Looked af­ter the ball well in the fi­nal third and played a cou­ple of key passes around the box - 6

MODOU BAR­ROW: His pace caused prob­lems af­ter be­ing in­tro­duced for the fi­nal half an hour - 6 YAKOU MEITE: Lit­tle time to make much of an im­pact. Shot over the bar from an off­side po­si­tion in one of his only touches - 5

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