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Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-0 Reading FC: Player Ratings

Here’s how Becka rated the players in the Royals’ defeat at Molineux.

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Ali Al-Habsi: 6

This was a difficult one. Don’t get me wrong the ‘keeper made some brilliant saves similar to those we were used to at the end of last season, but he also made a few mistakes too, one of which led to Wolves’ second goal.

Chris Gunter: 5

Back to his favoured right side after the return of Obita on the left. However, it was a reasonably quiet game from him as he struggled to get forward and get crosses into the box.

Paul McShane: 5

Marginally better than Van Den Berg. Probably should have done better with closing down Doherty for his goal.

Joey van den Berg: 4

Completely different performance to the one against Preston last weekend. Looked slow and seemingly frustrated towards the end of the game.

Jordan Obita: 5

Good to see he was back after being substituted early on against Preston. Similarly to Gunter, a quiet game for him on the left. Should have done better with marking Mason for Wolves second goal.

George Evans: 5

He didn’t have a particularly bad performance, just wasn’t up there with his display against Preston. Nothing against him at all, the midfield just didn’t dominate the game like we have seen previously.

Danny Williams: 5

Similarly to Evans, Williams just didn’t get into game. Not much wrong but nothing spectacular either. Maybe could have done better with Wolves’ first goal.

John Swift: 6

Produced Reading’s only shot on target. Still looked confident on the ball but struggled to make anything happen.

Roy Beerens: 5

A very non-existent game for him and one I think he’ll easily forget about. Still made some pacey runs but to no avail.

Yann Kermorgant : 5

A good work rate but didn’t find anything to trouble the Wolves back five. A lack of communication between him, McCleary and Al-Habsi gifted Wolves their second goal.

Garath McCleary: 6

Became lively after Reading conceded two goals. Definitely not his day for corners, with two in the second half just ending up straight in Ikeme’s hands.


Yakou Méïte: 6

Had a good run in the second half and almost made an impact as soon as he came on.

Callum Harriott: 5

Didn’t make as much of an impact as he did against Preston but still an exciting player to watch.

Deniss Rakels: N/A

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Average Rating: 5.2

Three best and worst performances from 2015/2016

7.5 - Ipswich Town H (W 5-1)

6.9 - Brentford A (W 3-1)

6.9 - Bristol City A (W 2-0)


5.2 - Huddersfield Town H (D 2-2)

5.1 - Nottingham Forest (L 1-3)

4.6 - Birmingham City H (L 0-2)

Season's Ratings: