Vito Mannone: 6
Mostly a quiet game and couldn't do anything about the winner.
Andy Yiadom: 6
Energetic down the right and got forward well, particularly in the first half.
Tiago Ilori: 7
Composed on the ball and dealt really well with the pace of Lewis Grabban. Perhaps could have closed down Hilal Soudani for the goal.
Paul McShane: 6
Did well defensively like Ilori, but some wayward passes let him down including a backpass that almost went past Mannone for an own goal.
Tyler Blackett: 5
More assured than he was last season, but didn't give Reading an option down the left.
Yakou Meite: 6
Gave Reading a good aerial presence down the right despite not otherwise showing too much. Looked an upgrade on Sone Aluko and could be in a good position to take his place in the first team going forwards. Spurned a golden chance when through on goal in the first half.
Liam Kelly: 5
Moved the ball around well but, as Reading's passer in the middle of the park, you want to see more control of the game and more creativity.
David Meyler: 5
Hardworking but quiet game.
Modou Barrow: 5
Didn't show enough in the final third bar the odd flash of pace. Impact in the final third needs to improve a lot.
Sam Baldock: 5
Anonymous going forwards but worked hard off it. Subbed off for McNulty.
Jon Dadi Bodvarsson: 5
Mostly the same as Baldock but missed some good chances in the second half - a one-on-one and a header palmed away by the keeper.
Marc McNulty: 5
Leandro Bacuna: 5
Ineffective, didn't impose himself on the midfield.
Omar Richards: 5
Brought on for Blackett presumably to give Reading more threat down the left, but to no avail.
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