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QPR 2-2 Reading: Player Ratings

How we graded the Royals in Mark Bowen’s second game as Reading manager.

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Rafael: 5

Not really a night for keeper heroics and he didn’t have a major save to make, being well beaten for the goals. Distribution was okay.

Andy Yiadom: 8

Bombed up and down the flank just like we know he can. Provided a very nice assist for the second goal. The sort of form that made him last year’s best player.

Liam Moore: 6

Perhaps caught out for the first goal, Moore was our best of the three central defenders and I caught him yelling down Rafael when the keeper failed to make a call from a defensive free kick. Good leadership to see.

Matt Miazga 4

A poor night that saw the American get caught in too many scuffles and produce a string of long balls to nowhere.

Michael Morrison: 5

Gifted QPR the ball for the first goal and looked uncomfortable when playing out from the back. He was largely ignored in that as the game went on and made two vital goalline blocks in a row early on.

Omar Richards: 6

Made a few mistakes in the first half but grew into the game well. Good competition between him and Jordan Obita.

Andy Rinomhota: 6

Busy performance that saw the young midfielder pulled up for a number of niggly fouls - not all fairly. Subbed off when chasing the game.

John Swift: 6

A pretty average night until he got into his best position, on the left corner of the box, later on. Sent in a perfect cross just before Reading’s second goal.

Ovie Ejaria: 8

Boy, can this boy play. Incredible through ball to set up the first goal just the tip of a supreme performance full of more twists and turns than a Thorpe Park rollercoaster. And he’s just as fun.

Sam Baldock: 6

Back in the XI and Baldock got in plenty of good positions to score. It’s just a shame the only one he could finish was a tap in. Still, enough to keep him in the side for Forest.

George Puscas: 5

A really tough call between 5 and 6 but Puscas, fine finish aside, he really struggled. Largely out battled by his markers, he also gave the ball away for the opener.


Garath McCleary: 6

Performed like a man finally playing after being subjected to a needless exile for three months. Straight into the mix with his pace and direct running, from a more central role that shows Jose Gomes was wrong to drop him.

Pele: N/A

Not on long enough to be rated.

Average: 5.92/10

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