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Reading 0-3 Brentford: Player Ratings

How we scored the Royals’ individual performances against Brentford.

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Rafael: 5

Although he didn’t do as well as he would’ve wanted for Brentford’s second and third goals, it would’ve been a lot, lot worse without him between the sticks. Made some very good saves, particularly in the second half.

Chris Gunter: 5

I mean, no-one played well but Gunter didn’t do anything catastrophically bad so I can’t really give him anything lower than a 5.

Michael Morrison: 5

Similar to Rafael, was absolutely awful for the second goal, but did make some crucial tackles and interceptions to prevent the battering from being even worse.

Liam Moore: 4

Another poor game for the skipper. Really hasn’t been up to scratch since the return from lockdown and he’ll more than know it. Fell asleep for second goal, and for the first goal the defending is absolutely laughable from all involved, especially Moore who lost his man for a free header.

Jordan Obita: 5

Similar to Gunter on the opposite side of the defence, wasn't very good but also wasn’t really bad.

John Swift: 5

Another bad day at the office for Swift, who really struggled to get on the ball against a dominant Brentford midfield. Doesn't look very comfortable playing in a central midfield in a 4-4-2.

Andy Rinomhota: 6

Probably Reading’s most effective player during the 90. Had a few bursts from midfield and defended relatively well. But again, nobody played well so he still only gets a 6.

Well done to Steven on Twitter who spotted the original version of this rating, which was a test to see which of you could be caught out, and definitely not a typo.

Ovie Ejaria: 4

Like Moore, hasn’t looked anywhere near up to the standard we all expect of him in the last three games. 4/10 may be a bit harsh, but with the talent and ability he has, he really has to grab a hold of a game better.

Michael Olise: 5

Was probably our most dangerous player before being hauled off by Bowen after 60 minutes. Had Reading’s only real chance of note at the end of the first half, volleying over the bar via a deflection.

Yakou Meite: 4

Don't think there’s a player in the Championship who can do the hard bit and then mess up the easy bit quite like Meite. Hardly had a kick in the second half.

Sam Baldock: 5

Few good pieces of movement in the first half, but like Meite he didn't have a touch after the half-time break. Just as isolated as any other time Mark Bowen’s chosen to play him or Puscas up top their own - what’s the definition of insanity again?

Subs

Garath McCleary: 5

Wasn't as bad as the others but again didn’t do anything of note once he came on. Bang average.

George Puscas: 5

Trod on the ball during our best opening of the second half. Just as isolated as any other time Bowen’s chosen to play him or Baldock up top on their own - what’s the definition of insanity again?

Charlie Adam: 5

Actually didn’t do too badly. A few decent passes out wide to McCleary and looked a little bit like he wanted to actually do something - unlike the other 13 players who played in blue and white hoops today.


Average: 4.85/10

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