Ali Al-Habsi: 5
Apart from the two goals, Al-Habsi had a reasonably quiet afternoon. Unlucky with the second goal after a good first save from the initial free kick.
Chris Gunter: 5
A very bizarre decision from McDermott to substitute Gunter for McCleary in the second half. Got forward but didn't have much support due to the narrow diamond formation.
Paul McShane: 5
Ended up being Reading's main goal threat in the first half and saw a couple of headers go close.
Jake Cooper: 4
After a couple of good performances, it felt like Cooper took a couple of steps back today. He looked shaky and made a couple of mistimed tackles.
Jordan Obita: 5
Again like Gunter, Obita's ability to get forward didn't suit the diamond formation in midfield. Maybe should have done better for the first goal.
Oliver Norwood: 4
Had an effort that sailed over the bar in the second half but apart from that, Norwood was ineffective and his passing was poor.
Danny Williams: 5
Was pushed off the ball far too easily a few times which is unlike him. Moved out to the right of the diamond when McCleary came on but that position just isn't his best.
Stephen Quinn: 5
One of the only players who actually looked half bothered. He ran around a lot but wasn't rewarded for his efforts.
Lucas Piazon: 4
Poor first half and much like Cox was non-existent. Not much effort, blazed a two-yard effort over the bar and was right to be substituted at half time.
Yann Kermorgant: 5
Just didn't get the service to even create half a chance in an afternoon which I imagine was horrendously frustrating for him.
Simon Cox: 4
He didn't even really do his speciality of running around this week. Unnoticable.
Matej Vydra: 4
Didn't make any kind of impact when he came on. His second half performance probably sums up his whole season - unspectacular.
Garath McCleary: 5
As if McCleary replaced an uninjured Gunter to play at right back?!
Ola John: N/A
Not on the pitch long enough to make an impact.
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