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Reading FC 2-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers: Player Ratings

Here's how Becka rated the players after Reading's 2-1 victory over Wolves at the Madejski Stadium on Saturday.

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Ali Al-Habsi – 6

A good performance in goal that we have got used to seeing. Had a pretty quiet first half but made a couple of good saves, particularly in the second half.

Tyler Blackett – 5

Wasn't his best game, wasn't his worst. Blackett just didn't get forward enough for me, and probably could have done a bit better to prevent Ben Marshall scoring Wolves' equaliser. Although it didn't matter too much in the end.

Paul McShane – 8

The man's a hero. Kept the Wolves front line quiet, made a couple of runs forward (!) and topped off a great performance with a nice header to win it for the Royals.

Liam Moore – 6

Like Blackett, could have maybe held onto the Wolves players to stop the goal, but it wasn't a bad day at the office for February's player of the month.

Chris Gunter – 6

Made a few good interceptions to fizzle out Wolves' attacking moves before they became anything too serious.

Joey van den Berg – 7

Made a good impact coming back into the squad. Looked sharper and stronger and was probably one of his best performances this season; pinging some great balls out to the wide players. He had one slight wobble, but we recovered well.

Danny Williams – 6

Made a nuisance of himself in a crowded midfield. Had a good, if somewhat fluky assist for Kermorgant's opening goal.

John Swift – 7

Great free kick for Paul McShane's goal and a generally good performance in midfield.

Adrian Popa – 6

I like him. He's got good strength on the ball, and he's so quick. I found him exciting to watch and I'm looking forward to seeing more of him.

Roy Beerens – 5

A quiet one for the Dutch winger, and didn't have as much ball time as Popa on the opposite side and had a few ineffective crosses. Will need his usual pace and awareness back on Tuesday if he starts.

Yann Kermorgant – 7

Whether he meant to put his foot out or not, he scored the opening goal and made some good contributions throughout the game.


Yakou Meite – 6

Said to my Mum at half time that Stam should put Meite on in the second half to liven things up and he definitely did that. Ran a lot, and did well to win the free kick for the winning goal.

Lewis Grabban – 5

Maybe not as effective as Meite, but made a couple of good runs and passes when he came on.

George Evans – N/A

Average: 6.2

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