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Sheffield Wednesday 1-1 Reading FC: Player Ratings

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The Royals were minutes away from victory at Hillsborough last night. See Chris Best's player ratings to find out which players excelled and which players failed.

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Jonathan Bond: 4

Had he not made the catastrophic error then he probably would have been a solid 6. Still looked nervy when kicking. You worry what that mistake will do for his confidence.

Chris Gunter: 6

Pretty quiet, solid but rarely tested. Slightly disappointed that he didn't get as forward as I would have liked.

Paul McShane: 8

Very solid and vocal. Won a number of headers and marshalled the defence well, can't be blamed for the goal.

Anton Ferdinand: 7

Less visible than his central defensive partner but very solid as he snuffed out the limited Wednesday attacks.

Andrew Taylor: 6

One great tackle in the second half and a little more adventurous than Gunter but nothing to write home about.

Oliver Norwood: 6

Not a poor display but certainly not his best in a Reading shirt. Some great corners in the second half but a little wasteful with free kicks and guilty of dropping deeper in the last ten minutes.

Aaron Tshibola: 6

Broke up play well but also guilty of giving the ball away too often. Lucky to not have been shown second yellow card after a reckless shoulder barge.

Danny Williams: 7

Took his goal well and was really impressive for 20 minutes in the second half, although less effective out wide right. Drove forward and started many attacks but still gave the ball away far too often.

Stephen Quinn: 7

Impressive second half performance with some neat link up play. Not at his best on the left wing but certainly worked hard.

Hal Robson Kanu: 7

Worked hard and held the ball up well, probably not the answer in the number 10 role for the royals but put in a decent shift.

Orlando Sa: 8

My man of the match, but he needs a goal. His performance had everything else in it, powerful and strong with a good assist for the goal. Reading struggled when he was withdrawn.

Subs

Jordan Obita: 5

A few runs down the left wing but no real impact on the game.

Nick Blackman: N/A

Cut a lonely figure up front and was forced to chase long balls smashed up to him

Michael Hector: N/A

An unnecessary change when the Royals were in control - no errors made but his presence contributed to the deep nature of Reading's defence at the death.

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