Fulham 2-4 Reading: Player Ratings

Paul Gilham

A first win of the Nigel Adkins era, and one of the best performances this season - but how did the individuals do on the day?

Alex McCarthy: 8

The Fulham goals were more down to defensive errors than goalkeeping howlers, and even though he let in two he still made a number of top class saves, most notably from Hugo Rodallega at point-blank range.

Chris Gunter: 7

Looks more assured in every game, a far cry from the Gunter who was scared of the ball earlier in the season. Got forward to support his winger often.

Sean Morrison: 7

Like Gunter, with every passing minute Morrison seems more comfortable, which can only be good for next season in the Championship. His height helps him not only in defence but also in attack, and as you'd expect he's the target for nearly ever set piece.

Adrian Mariappa: 7

Quietly effective as ever, he leads the back line well and likes to bring the ball out of defence. A couple of nervy moments with regards to the latter, but otherwise he was solid.

Stephen Kelly: 7

Back at Craven Cottage and this was possibly his worst game for the club yet, as he lost Ruiz for one of the Fulham goals. But for a right-back playing at left-back to still get a 7, tells you how much of an upgrade he is on Harte and Shorey.

Hal Robson-Kanu: 9

Two goals speak for themselves really. HRK won and dispatched a penalty with coolness, then showed experience beyond his years to calmly slot home his second. Caused trouble all day.

Jem Karacan: 9

Had it not been for another Academy product stealing the show, Jem's performance would have won him the champagne. All action, as ever, but this time with crisp passing and support mixed in. And topped off with a goal. Lovely stuff.

Jobi McAnuff: 7

Less prominent than in some other matches this season but he was still at the centre of things, creating two or three good chances from the middle of the park.

Danny Guthrie: 7

Overshadowed by some other performances in the midfield but Guthrie was assured in possession and tried, as ever, to make his 40 yard passes count. Had a couple of shots too, and was generally lively.

Garath McCleary: 8

This would have been a 3-way go for man of the match had McCleary taken one of his many chances. Exciting on the ball, never scared to take his man on - all that was missing was a finish.

Pavel Pogrebnyak: 7

Another former Cottager returning and he played pretty well, although a couple of his chances really should have been finished off.


Adam Le Fondre: 7

Another glorious finish from ALF, very reminiscent of his goal against Southampton last season which all but sealed the title. Whether he's a Reading player next season is up in the air, but he certainly knows where the net is.

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