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Wolves 1-1 Reading (4-2 Pens): Player Ratings

How we graded the team for an impressive performance at Molineux.

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Joao Virginia: 4

Actually had a fairly strong game. He claimed some difficult crosses and made one notable crucial save in the second half. But, ultimately, his performance was marred by that horror mistake for Wolves’ goal. More woes for the young ‘keeper.

Teddy Howe: 6

Strong defensively and looked like one of our few attacking threats in the opening 45. Made way for George Puscas in the second half as the Royals chased an equaliser.

Matt Miazga: 7

Was very, very solid on his return to the starting eleven. We have missed him a lot since his injury in the Huddersfield game. I’m sure he will be welcomed back into the starting eleven with open arms on Saturday against Swansea City.

Tom McIntyre: 6

Another important experience for the young centre-half. Looked comfortable at and home against Premier League opposition. This kid’s got a big future.

Tyler Blackett: 6

Like his fellow centre backs, he was very impressive. Looks twice the player he was before Gomes took over the reigns at the Mad Stad. More positive signs regarding the depth of our squad.

Omar Richards: 6

Unfortunate to miss out on Saturday against Blackburn Rovers due to the return of Jordan Obita, but slotted seamlessly back into that wing back position that he’d made his own before his omission at the weekend.

Charlie Adam: 5

His best days are behind him - it’s clear to see. He still has a hell of a left foot on him, but looks knackered after 20 minutes. Uncharacteristically misplaced some fairly straightforward passes too during his time on the pitch.

Andy Rinomhota: 6

A reliable, standard performance from the academy graduate. Showed his versatility again as he moved to right back in the second half - but he’s still nowhere near the heights he hit last season.

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Reading FC - Carabao Cup Third Round Photo by Morgan Harlow/Getty Images

Josh Barrett: 7

Another solid performance from the bullish midfielder. Looks more comfortable playing through the middle than he does out wide; he’s a very tidy player on the ball and caused Wolves a few problems throughout the game.

Lucas Boye: 7

The final pass or shot let him down on several occasions, but all was forgiven when he fired that header passed John Ruddy in the 99th minute - that was until he skied his penalty into Row Z. I feel there is still a lot more to come from the Argentine.

Yakou Meite: 6

He held the ball up very well when he was left a bit isolated up top. Never really got a chance to stretch his legs against an ever-organised Wolves outfit. When he did, he didn’t do it very well.

Subs

John Swift: 8

The boy. What a bloke. He ran the show when he came on, and I don’t think he misplaced a pass. And that Rabona assist? Absolute filth. If Swift plays well, Reading play well.

Ovie Ejaria: 7

I don’t think I’ve ever seen a Reading player with more composure and calmness on the ball. Really helped Reading get a foothold in the game and build a bit of momentum and pressure. His body feints as silky and smooth as ever.

George Puscas: 6

Stretched the game well as Wolves’ legs began to tire. Saw a fantastic chance saved by Ruddy towards the end of the game. The goals will come for the Romanian, he’s too good for them not to.


Average: 6.21

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