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Reading FC 1-2 Hull City: Player Ratings

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A decent performance lacking that final bit of quality saw the Royals lose at home to Hull - here's how we rated the players.

Ali Al Habsi - 6

I haven't seen the goals back but it looked like he was beaten far too easily for Hull's equaliser, with Hernandez somehow getting the ball past him from point blank range. That said, he made a couple of good saves later on from Huddlestone and Hernandez again to keep the Royals in the game.

Garath McCleary - 6

Far more defensive than in recent weeks, the Jamaican winger largely dealt with the threat down his side well... with the exception of Hull's winner. Got forward whenever he could but didn't really make anything happen.

Anton Ferdinand - 6

A typically quiet, solid game for Ferdinand, though it looked as though he was outpaced for Hull's equaliser. Dealt with most other attacks well.

Jake Cooper - 6

Reading's most obvious aerial threat in many a decade made no mistake when presented with the easiest of chances to nod the Royals in front. But his distribution was at times awful and unnecessarily put pressure back on the back four.

Michael Hector - 5

A poor game from Hector, who looked to have carved out a role as the holding midfielder in this new-look formation. Passing was off and he was caught in possession far too often.

Stephen Quinn - 7

A bundle of energy against his former side, Quinn got forward well and looked dangerous, as well as covering defensively.

Oliver Norwood - 6

A quiet game for Norwood really, deployed on the right-hand side of the midfield diamond. He couldn't control the game as he has attempted to do in recent weeks but delivered a peach of a free-kick for Cooper to finish off.

Simon Cox - 6

Moved back into the attacking midfield role and was lively without ever really threatening to add to his goal against Middlesbrough a week ago - aside from spurning a great chance in the first couple of minutes of the game.

Matej Vydra - 5

When your confidence is gone... Vydra looked like he wanted to get rid of the ball any time he got it, and generally his passes were off when he did so. Brought off after 55 minutes for Kermorgant.

Deniss Rakels - 7

Perhaps Reading's most dangerous outlet, the Latvian looked lively all game and could have had a penalty but for the linesman eventually overruling the referee. Went close with a couple of pot shots.

Subs

Yann Kermorgant - 5

Came on for Vydra but didn't affect the game too much - one header straight at McGregor and a neat layoff to Rakels were his only real contributions.

Ola John - 5

Looked slow and at times uninterested, nothing came off for him tonight.

That's how we saw the game but what did you think? And who was your man of the match? Let us know below.

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