Reading surrendered a first half lead to lose 2-1 to QPR at Loftus Road.

Here are the player ratings.

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Joe Lumley: 7- The former QPR Academy graduate put in a sterling performance at the ground he used to call home, pulling off some smart saves to keep the Royals in the match. Not a great deal he could do about either goal.

Andy Yiadom: 6- Good to see the captain back after injury, the Ghanain played better when moved into centre-back after Sam Hutchinson's substitution.

Sam Hutchinson: 6- Only played 40 minutes until he picked up a calf injury- handled the ball and fortunate not to give a penalty away.

Tom Holmes: 6- Was beaten at the near post for the first goal, but had a solid performance other than that.

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Tom McIntyre: 6- Solid without being spectacular- he had less chance to get on the ball and start attacks like he had earlier in the week.

Nesta Guinness-Walker: 7- Failed to stop the cross for the opening goal, however provided a constant threat and at times was the most attacking player on the pitch giving the defenders a break.

Mamadou Loum: 5- Poor game for the loanee. Passing was off the whole night and then gave away a daft penalty for the decisive goal. One to forget.

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Tyrese Fornah: 6- Not his best performance but not his worse, just kept things tidy in the middle.

Jeff Hendrick: 6- Similar to Fornah, did nothing of note particularly but was not poor. Just kept things ticking over.

Lucas Joao: 6- Hold up play had improved, but still failed to relieve much pressure by keeping hold of the ball. Fouled for the Reading goal before being taken off for Tom Ince.

Andy Carroll: 7- Another dominant performance, the Geordie regularly had three defenders on him but he still brought the ball down and played it off. Made no mistake with his penalty.

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Junior Hoilett: 6- Came on in place of Hutchinson, he had a quieter game than usual against his former team. Forced to defend more, with the team unable to see much of his crossing ability.

Ovie Ejaria: 6- Looked bright when he came on, a much-needed attacking force. Should have done better with his effort on the edge of the box.

Tom Ince: 6- Had little to do, but added energy in the closing stages.