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Sheffield Wednesday 0-2 Reading FC: Player Ratings

Ali Al-Habsi was the star in The Royals' second best performance of the season.

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Ali Al-Habsi: 9

Despite a very quiet performance for 85 minutes, his final final minutes were the difference between a 1-1 draw and a 2-0 win. I counted at least three or four world class saves. This guy is the best shot stopper in the division, bar none.

Chris Gunter: 7

Didn't allow much down the Wednesday left at all, and managed to get forward a couple of times as well. Made a crucial interception during the second half covering a mistake.

Liam Moore: 6

Did what was needed of him tonight and stood solid at the back. Similar to Blackett not his best performance, but a clean sheet he can take with some pride.

Tyler Blackett: 6

Not his best performance, but by no means his worst. Looked cautious after his booking, but was generally calm on the ball and took the easy option.

Jordan Obita: 7

A great first half in which he gave Beerens a lot of overlapping support going forwards. Was marred somewhat by having to hold off during the second half, however was able to prevent many by line crosses, often forcing Wednesday to turn back and cross from deep.

Joey van den Berg: 7

The man exudes confidence currently, and despite me wondering what exactly Evans had done wrong to not be in the side, with Joey in this form, it's tough not to see him in the side every week currently.

Danny Williams: 7

Did not stop running. Created numerous driving runs, and actually managed to keep his head up a lot. Combined with Swift, he gave a first half performance which saw the Wednesday midfield look virtually non existent.

John Swift: 7

Much closer to a performance we saw from him before Christmas. Some beautiful flicks and tricks, and a great pass for the first goal from him.

Garath McCleary: 6

A few driving runs in the first 25 minutes, and linked up well with Gunter when he got forward. A very quiet second half, to be expected given the pressure Reading had allowed onto themselves.

Yann Kermorgant: 8

One of his strongest performances In a Reading shirt, he hassled every time a Wednesday defender had the ball, and took his goal very well.

Roy Beerens: 5

I'm still struggling to see what Beerens is adding. Unfortunately, this seemed like another quiet game for the Dutchman, and his spot in the side cannot be a guarantee with Popa and Harriot chomping at the bit.


Lewis Grabban: 5

Doesn't seem to be confident on the ball, and actually appears to be less talented than many had hoped before he arrived. Certainly isn't pushing for a starting spot on recent performances.

Adrian Popa: N/A

Looked lively on the counter when he came on, and managed to get on the scoresheet for the first time.

Reece Oxford: N/A

Who was YOUR man of the match? Vote in our poll at the bottom of the page, and leave your thoughts in the comments section.

Average Rating: 6.7

Best and worst performances from 2016/2017:

6.7 - Preston North End H (W 1-0)

6.7 - Sheffield Wednesday A (W 2-0)

6.6 - Wigan Athletic A (W 3-0)


4.8 - QPR H (L 0-1)

4.7 - Brentford A (L 1-4)

4.4 - Fulham A (L 0-5)

Season's Ratings: