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Burton Albion 2-4 Reading FC: Player Ratings

Here's how Becka rated the players after Saturday's victory at the Pirelli Stadium.

Reading v Wigan Athletic - Sky Bet Championship Photo by Ben Hoskins/Getty Images

Ali Al-Habsi: 6

Didn't have an awful lot to do throughout the game, but made a fantastic save in the first half to ensure the Royals went into the break with the score at 2-0

Chris Gunter: 6

Solid performance at wing back, didn't have quite as much freedom down the right but still a strong 90 minutes.

Tiago Illori: 6

Maybe could've done better in the air for Burton's second goal, but on the whole a good performance. The man is just so cool under pressure.

Liam Moore: 7

Made some wonderful tackles and interceptions throughout the game, and looks even more impressive in a back three formation.

Paul McShane: 5

Great to see the skipper back. It was obvious from his first half performance that he'd been out for a couple of months, but it's a relief we were able to get him back before the play offs.

Jordan Obita: 7

Had a lot of freedom down the left hand side, took some corners which caused some issues, and his efforts were rewarded with a fantastic goal in the first half.

George Evans: 6

Could have done better leading up to Burton's first goal, but not a bad overall performance.

Liam Kelly: 7

Another classy performance in midfield, topped off with a beautiful assist for Obita's goal.

Roy Beerens: 7

A quiet game on the whole, but delivered when it mattered the most with two assists.

Joseph Mendes: 6

Maybe not as prolific as he was against Aston Villa, but had a well taken goal and probably should have had a second too.

Yann Kermorgant: 7

The man has just scored his 18th goal of the season at the age of 35, and he still manages to do other duties on the pitch too. What more can you say?


Joey van den Berg: 5

Much like McShane, it was quite apparent that he was coming back from an injury, and definitely could have done better with Burton's second goal.

Lewis Grabban: 6

Not sure he could have hit the ball harder than he did from two yards out to score Reading's fourth goal.

Danny Williams: 6

Just looked seriously up for it when he came onto the pitch. It's a shame he didn't get much longer as I think he could have been even more dangerous.

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Average Rating: 6.2

Best and worst performances from 2016/2017:

6.8 - Leeds H (W 1-0)

6.7 - Preston H (W 1-0)

6.7 - Sheff Wed A (W 2-0)


4.7 - Brentford A (L 1-4)

4.4 - Fulham A (L 0-5)

2.1 - Norwich A (L 1-7)

Season's Ratings: