Rafael: 4/10

Not the best of games for the Brazilian shot-stopper. His distribution was particularly worrying, particularly when he played Liam Moore into all sorts of trouble at 2-0 down.

Yiadom: 5/10

Not his best display. Struggled to get forward as he normally does so well and was part of a very rocky Reading defence.

Moore: 5/10

A slightly erratic display from the captain saw him dragged out of position on numerous occasions but he produced an early contender for goal of the season to give Royals a glimmer of hope at 3-1 down.

Morrison: 4/10

Won the majority of his duels from open play but, like the rest of the defence, simply has to do better from set pieces.

McIntyre: 4/10

Showed his versatility and operated in both centre-back and left-back on the night. Was unfortunate not to score in the first half when his strike was deflected away for a corner.

Bristow: 5/10

 Solid first-half display from the teenager who has stepped up to first-team football really well. A very neat assist for Femi Azeez’ goal before being hooked at half time.

Laurent: 5/10

Used his physicality well to get win the ball back in midfield but misplaced a few passes when Royals were presented an opportunity to break forward.

Rinomhota: 5/10

Defensively solid as always but was guilty of holding onto the ball for too long on a number of occasions.

Swift: 5/10

Failed to hit the heights he reached in the opening two games of the season and struggled to create any clear-cut chances.

Puscas: 5/10

An improved display from the Romanian international who showed good physicality to hold the ball up when required. Should have scored in the first half but thankfully his miss-kick fell to Azeez to bury into the top corner.

Azeez: 6/10

 Energetic first-half performance and took his goal really well with a neat finish into the top corner. Tailed off slightly in the second half and struggled to get into the game.

Dele-Bashiru: 5/10

Got himself into some really good positions and certainly looked like he’ll be a valuable asset for the remainder of the season.