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Brighton & Hove Albion 2-2 Reading FC: Player Ratings

You've read the match report, now read what @rfcfanmatt thinks of what the players did individually, and don't forget to let us know who your man of the match was in the poll below.

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Adam Federici: 7

Some stunning saves in the second half, but was far too static for Brighton’s first goal and has to shoulder the blame for the moment which arguably changed the game.

Chris Gunter: 6

Let his man put the cross in for the equaliser but a far cry from some of his earlier performances this season. Hopefully he’s turned a corner and keeps improving.

Jordan Obita: 7

No dramas defensively but looks much better going forward. Hopefully the imminent arrival of Travner allows him to play on the wing as he can do more damage there.

Alex Pearce: 7

Our defence seems to have become a lot more solid now and Pearce is a big part of that; some good blocks and tackles, and there wasn’t a great deal more that he could have done for either goal. Still not back to his best for attacking set pieces, however.

Michael Hector: 7

Much the same as Pearce in terms of performance. He still misplaced a few long balls, but generally a very tidy performance for a young centre-half.

Hal Robson-Kanu: 7

A real turnaround for Hal, who had seemed to have gone backwards since his great season in the Premier League. Put in the cross for the opening goal and generally looked a lot more competent down the wing. The substitution came at the right time as he was starting to run out of steam but most fans would be very happy with his display.

Jake Taylor: 6

A fairly quiet display, but nothing really went wrong for him either. Nearly scored with a header as well, but not the most threatening going forwards. As a youngster having a breakthrough season, that’s all you can ask of Taylor.

Oliver Norwood: 7

Once again, some incredible long balls which put Guthrie to shame. Not only was he part of a midfield which finally dominated a game, but he also put a brilliant cross in to set up the second goal. Easy to see why he’s a fan favourite.

Danny Williams: 6

Still to get back to his best but didn’t look particularly bad either. Did most of the dirty work in the middle but no spectacular moments like we know he can do.

Simon Cox: 6

Won the header to release Robson-Kanu down the wing in the first minute for the opening goal, but didn’t do a great deal after that. We know he can have quiet games but, like usual, always had the threat to grab a goal.

Glenn Murray: 8

A man of the match performance against his old club. Made a great run into the box for the opening goal (and had to put it on from quite a tough angle), put away the second with a good header and could probably have got a hat trick with a little more luck (and had he not been taken off so early). A silly booking for the clearest handball I’ve ever seen, but he’s a player that we’ll sorely miss if Palace take him back next month.


Shaun Cummings: 6

Quite a comfortable display considering he was playing out of position, and looked good going forward. Always seems to be dependable without being spectacular, and today was no different.

Nick Blackman: 5

Once again, lazy and greedy with the ball. Ran through and shot very wide when it was easier to pass, and missed a run to pick up a great ball played in by Cox. A real shame, as he started the season so brightly.

Stephen Kelly: 6

No real time to make an impact.