Here are our player ratings following Reading’s 3-1 triumph over Wigan Athletic at the DW Stadium.

Rafael: 7/10

As solid as ever from the Brazillian. Wasn’t hugely challenged throughout the game, but was called into action early on to deny Pilkington’s long range effort.

Very little he could have done about the goal after making a good stop initially.

Andy Yiadom: 7/10

Yiadom looked good on his return from suspension. Bombed forward and provided an attacking outlet for the Reading midfield, getting into good positions out wide before looking to centre the ball.

Liam Moore: 4/10

Lacked a little composure at times when on the ball and failed to organise Reading’s defending of the set piece which led to Joe Garner’s opener for the hosts, when Reading gifted the Wigan man an easy follow up after he saw his initial effort stopped.

Stood in for the injured John Swift on set piece duty as well and wasted a couple of good opportunities to shoot from range.

Michael Morrison: 5/10

Mark Bowen sacrificed Michael Morrison for Lucas Joao as Reading looked to get back into the game on the second half.

Morrison didn’t do an awful lot right or wrong on Saturday, hence a distinctly average rating.

Matt Miazga: 5/10

Miazga helped out his defensive colleagues on a number of occasions, providing an outlet to get the ball clear when pressed by the Wigan forwards.

A reasonably quiet and average performance otherwise from the American.

Omar Richards: 6/10

Much like Yiadom, Richards showed good energy to get up and down the flank and provide an attacking outlet for the midfielders. Also made a great challenge on Sam Morsy as the Wigan skipper looked to be set to double the hosts lead.

Andy Rinohmota: 5/10

In a game where Reading lacked the quality on the ball of John Swift and Ovie Ejaria, Rinohmota didn’t quite fill the void – looking wasteful in possession on occasion with some wayward passing.

Did well of the ball however, playing at a high tempo and making the game difficult for Wigan in the centre of the midfield.

Garath McCleary: 5/10

McCleary had a standout moment for all the wrong reasons in the second half, shanking his effort wide after being put clean through on goal. He made up for this later on however, picking the pocket of Kal Naismith before driving forward and putting it on a plate for George Puscas to complete his hat-trick.

Other that that, McCleary brought the ball forward plenty but without much end product.

Pele: 5/10

Much like Andy Rinohmota, Pele was persistent off the ball – closing down Wigan’s midfield as they looked to hit Reading on the counter.

A few lazy passes were given away however, and Pele didn’t provide much of an offensive threat when Reading fell behind.

Yakou Meite: 5/10

Pulled up after trying his luck from distance in the first half and didn’t quite look the same afterwards.

Got into some good positions and worked hard to hold the ball up but was limited to speculative efforts from range.

George Puscas: 10/10

Turned the game on it’s head with a brilliant five minute hat-trick. All three goals were taken well, but Puscas deserves special plaudits for the second goal. A beautiful turn and strike that all strikers would be proud of.

Possibly the turning point for Puscas’ Reading career.


Lucas Boye: 7/10

Was tenacious on the ball when introduced. Boye made life difficult for the Wigan back line with his persistent pressure and willingness to run at players when he was on the ball.

Did brilliantly to win the penalty which changed the game.

Lucas Joao: 6/10

Showed glimpses of what Reading have been missing in his absence. Looked a threat when in possession, driving at the defence with intent.

Charlie Adam: 5/10

Looked reasonably comfortable on his return from injury. Didn’t change the game but showed his experience as Reading closed out the game with confidence.