Here are our player ratings from Reading’s 2-0 defeat away at Watford.

Rafael – 5

Beaten twice early on with two fantastic finishes from Sarr which left him helpless. Had little else to do.

Lewis Gibson – 2

Really struggled to cope with the pace of Sarr and was punished for slack defensive work twice early on as Watford raced into a two-goal lead. Offered very little going forward and looked nervous defensively. Understandably subbed for Richards.

Liam Moore – 4

Will probably have thought he could have closed down quicker for both goals and left a bit too much space in behind at times.

Tom Holmes – 7

Made some really important challenges and blocks and managed to deal with Joao Pedro’s trickery well. Won more than his fair share of headers.

Andy Yiadom – 5

Had a decent shift and worked the channels well all game as well as putting in some strong challenges.

Andy Rinomhota – 5

Largely anonymous in possession but did make some important challenges to break up Watford breaks.

Josh Laurent – 4

Gave the ball away cheaply at times and did not live up to his usual high standards. Struggled to stamp his authority on the the middle of the pitch.

Ovie Ejaria – 7

Showed skill and composure on the ball to keep a hold of it and thread balls in behind into the channels.

Michael Olise – 8

Broke the Watford press on several occasions with sumptuous skill on the ball. Always looked to make his first touch a forward one and gave the Watford defenders plenty of headaches.

Yakou Meite – 4

Plenty of attacking intent and took the game to Masina with some good runs down the line but poor finishing ultimately let him down. Needed to contribute a bit more to the press as well.

George Puscas – 4

Missed a big chance when he hit the woodwork from close range after being found by Meite. Worked the channels well but was left feeding on scraps at times. Subbed for Joao.


Lucas Joao – 3

Came on but didn’t make much of an impact on the game, putting it kindly. Never really got involved to the degree he’d have wanted too.

Omar Richards – 5

Solidified the left-hand side of defence and added an extra option in attack, delivering some nice crosses.

Neither Baldock or Aluko featured for long enough for a fair rating.