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Reading 3-1 Millwall: Player Ratings

Our full set of grades for the Royals’ second home league win of the season.

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Anssi Jaakkola: 9

Easily his best performance in a Reading shirt. Kept us in the game in the first half. And even managed to catch a cross! Where has this Jaakkola been hiding?

Andy Yiadom: 6

Back at right back, Yiadom was his usual energetic self. Though not much sign yet of an instinctive understanding with McCleary going forward.

Tiago Ilori: 6

Didn’t really see him put a foot wrong. But he did feel a mite lightweight against the brawn of Millwall.

Liam Moore: 6

Tried his damnest, and spent most of the game in the air trying to head the ball.

Tyler Blackett: 7

Solid at left back, with some good tricks going forward. Excellent to see a left footer in the role. Top cross for the first goal! And a good sprawl for the penalty!

Sam Baldock: 7

One of the few Reading players to dish out as much as he got. Did a job on the left wing, even if it’s clearly not his position. Unstoppable penalty.

John Swift: 4

Poor. Not his kind of game. Brushed too easily off the ball.

Leandro Bacuna: 5

Quiet game. Tried to hold back the rampaging Millwall front line, but just not big enough or solid enough.

Liam Kelly: 6

Started awfully. Passing back all the time as if he’d been coached by Chris Gunter. Much better playing further forward in the second half.

Garath McCleary: 7

As if he’s never been away! Not on the ball as much as we’d love to see, but did his job and put in the crosses.

Yakou Meite: 8

Heroic stuff from Meite. Clement is right about him. Bullied the defence. Got his head to everything. Scored a couple. Bit more precision in his footwork, and he’d be a hat trick hero.


Andy Rinomhota: 6

Came on for Baldock after 80 minutes. Looked beefy and full of running.

Chris Gunter: 4

Replaced McCleary. Seemed to let their winger in too easily.

Marc McNulty: N/A

Only on for a few minutes, but made a difference by cleverly blocking the goalie for Reading’s third.

Average: 6.23

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