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Reading 2-2 Sunderland: Player Ratings

The full set of grades as the Royals fight back to claim a point against relegation rivals.

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Vito Mannone: 6

Did a decent job in goal and did well when called upon. Couldn’t do anything for either goal, with Paddy McNair unleashing a wonderful effort that flew in and Cattermole’s goal which went in due to Dave Edwards losing his man.

Chris Gunter: 7

Solid performance from the Welshman. He did well from a defensive point of view and got a really good assist for Yann Kermorgant’s goal.

Liam Moore: 7

A rock solid performance from the centre back who has been one of the better players in what’s been an awful season. Made a brilliant goal-line clearance to stop Sunderland from equalising in the first half.

Tiago Ilori: 6

Not a bad performance but got caught out a few times on the ball which put his side under pressure.

Omar Richards: 6

Did a good job in challenging circumstances before being substituted.

Dave Edwards: 4

Terrible performance from Edwards. Offered nothing going forwards and didn’t give the defence enough protection.

John Swift: 5

Could have offered more from an attacking point of view. Didn’t create enough.

Liam Kelly: 5

Well-taken penalty in the first half, but weak and ineffectual for much of the game.

Mo Barrow: 5

Looked a decent threat throughout the game, but his final ball was terrible. Missed a great chance late on.

Jon Dadi Bodvarsson: 5

Decent hold-up play but he was far too isolated.

Sone Aluko: 5

Didn’t get involved enough, and should have done better with his finishing, especially at the end when he could have scored the winner.


Tyler Blackett: 5

Not strong defensively, backed off his man too much. Ok going forwards but didn’t offer a lot.

Yann Kermorgant: 6

Got his team out of jail by scoring a 79th minute equaliser with a fine headed effort, but missed another late chance that would have given Reading the win.

Average: 5.53

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