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Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-2 Reading FC: Player Ratings

Here’s how we rated the players from Saturday’s win at the Molineux.

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Adam Federici: 7

He only scored low because he didn't have many saves to make! I don't believe he was at fault for Benik Afobe's goal, but his save to deny Bakary Sako just before was an important one. A standard, solid performance from the keeper.

Stephen Kelly: 7

A quiet but effective performance from the right back, defending the wings well and feeding some good balls down the channels.

Michael Hector: 8

He was pretty close to getting a 9 not going to lie, but there was still moments of nervousness from the centre back. However, he's improving and growing in confidence week on week, and he kept the likes of Sako quiet for large portions of the game. He also had a chance at goal from a corner, but headed narrowly wide.

Alex Pearce: 8

I think he's finding his feet again! It was a solid display from the captain, keeping the back four organised and tight. He did the obligatory fist pumping at the travelling supporters at full time too, something I've commented on in previous blogs. I love seeing the passion he has for the club after games like that; that in itself almost makes going to watch them worthwhile.

Jordan Obita: 7

He had a tough afternoon marking the lively Rajiv Van La Parra, but did well most of the time; however there were some moments where he needed to be stronger. All in all, a decent individual performance.

Hal Robson-Kanu: 6

There was nothing particularly wrong with his performance on Saturday, there just wasn't much to write home about either. He managed to get himself into some half decent positions, but didn't have many clear cut chances.

Nathaniel Chalobah: 6

He wasn't as involved with the game as maybe he could have been and was last weekend, but made a crucial clearance off the line to deny Sako a goal. Still definitely a promising addition to the squad for the rest of the season.

Danny Williams: 8

That man just never fails to impress, and his goal was a classy finish to round off a classy performance. He was another player who just showed so much passion, particularly when he scored the winner. Williams is definitely an essential part of our midfield.

Garath McCleary: 7

I think he struggled to get into his rhythm in the first half, but came to life in the second, running hard down the wing and timing his pass to perfection to set up the winner.

Simon Cox: 7

His work rate is incredible! I enjoy the partnership he has with Pogrebnyak, and that certainly showed when he set the Russian up for the quick opening goal. Was unlucky not score himself but was denied well by Kuszczak.

Pavel Pogrebnyak: 9

Wow, what a difference! He was just a nuisance to Wolves from the outset, scoring quickly and continuing to play well for the remainder of the game. He got himself into decent positions, and linked up well with various players. I hope this form continues.


Oliver Norwood: 6

Made an impact as soon as he came on, making decent passes and forcing Kuszczak to make a decent save from a dipping free kick.

Nick Blackman: 5

Should have had a goal of his own, but again was denied by the Wolves keeper.

Hope Akpan: N/A

Came on too late to make an impact.

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