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Reading 1-2 Sheffield United: Player Ratings

Harry rates the individual performances from a stoic performance against Premier League Sheffield United.

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Rafael: 7

Didn't really have too much to do, which was credit to the 10 players in front of him who put in an absolute shift to protect his goal. However, as usual, when he was called upon he produced the goods with two or three good saves.

Andy Yiadom: 7

As ever, never stopped bombarding down that right-hand side and showed once again how much we missed his energy and running while he was out injured in January.

Matt Miazga: 7

Came back with a clean sheet on Saturday and, bar one obvious defensive sleep, he and the rest of the back four were brilliant on Tuesday night. Would love to see how many aerial duels he won over the 120 minutes. USA USA USA.

Michael Morrison: 7

Just like his partner at centre back, won virtually everything in the air and was solid as a rock at the back against a top, top attacking side in Sheffield United.

Jordan Obita: 6

Defensively sound, but not his usual self going forward and too many times his crosses fell straight into the hands of Dean Henderson or were easily cleared by the United backline.

John Swift: 8

Absolutely superb. We’ve been crying out for that deep-lying playmaker ever since Lewis Baker’s loan finished at the end of last season, but Swift showed he is more than capable of filling that role against the Blades.

Andy Rinomhota: 7

Really made a statement to the manager on Tuesday. He hasn't been starting in recent weeks but that performance may just have changed Bowen’s mind about him - looked back to his best of last season.

Ovie Ejaria: 6

Gone off the boil in recent weeks, teams know he is a danger man so he needs to find different ways of impacting the game. Still found the time and space to produce two or three wonderful pieces of skill as he does.

Yakou Meite: 6

Maybe a bit harsh. He was an aerial threat all game and forced a very good save from Henderson in the early stages of the game - but, to me, just didn’t ‘stand out’ like some of his teammates.

Michael Olise: 7

A young lad playing way, way ahead of his years. He has the ability to go all the way to the top, he really, really does. Another academy gem who keeps getting better and better every time he plays.

George Puscas: 7

Bagged himself another goal and is really starting to look like the player we’ve always wanted him to be. Needs to sharpen up his passing still, but his all round game is slowly but surely getting there.

Subs

Ayub Timbe: 5

Didn’t get the chance to effect the game much, as Bowen chose to make all of his changes in extra time.

Pele: 5

Had a couple of great chances to equalise in the dying embers but squandered both.

Garath McCleary and Sam Baldock: N/A

Neither were on long enough to get a rating.


Average: 6.53/10

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