Amadou Mbengue scored his first goal for Reading in a gutsy 1-0 win over in-form Coventry City.

Here are the player ratings.

Reading Chronicle:

Joe Lumley, 7: Was kept busy throughout and stood up to the challenge. Fresh off the back of injury, the on-loan stopper kept another clean sheet.

Junior Hoilett, 7: After an impressive World Cup, the Canada international could be forgiven for a slower return to club action. However, the wing-back was a constant thorn in the sides of the Sky Blues, looking to hook balls into the box at every opportunity.

Andy Yiadom, 7: A solid performance from the skipper. Made one stand-out challenge in the second half and rallied his troops well.

Tom Holmes, 6: Played less than 10 minutes due to a head injury. Did nothing wrong when he was on the pitch.

Reading Chronicle:

Amadou Mbengue, 8: The man was everywhere. A shaky start, he looked a different person after his header nestled in the back of the net. Stepping out of defence regularly, it was a composed performance from the 20-year-old.

Baba Rahman, 6: Solid performance but fatigued. Unsurprising considering his involvement in the World Cup. Was being targeted by Mark Robins' side, but stood up to the challenge.

Jeff Hendrick, 7: A good performance from the Ireland international. Looking to play forward into Tom Ince regularly, he was an experienced head alongside youngster Tyrese Fornah.

Tyrese Fornah, 7: A composed performance from the Nottingham Forest loanee, he had bright flashes of turning the game from defence into attack.

Reading Chronicle:

Tom Ince, 7: As always, the man was everywhere. Perhaps not his most impactful performance, the top scorer was buzzing around the box looking to make things happen.

Yakou Meite, 6: A battering ram of a performance, the Ivorian chased everything down. Unfortunately no efforts on goal fell his way, but he did his bit for the team.

Andy Carroll, 6: A mixed bag from the Geordie, he was winning everything in the air but his link up play was not perhaps as strong as it has been in previous weeks.



Tom McIntyre, 8: For a sub having to come on cold, the Academy graduate hardly put a foot wrong in an assured performance against an attacking Sky Blues outfit.

Reading Chronicle:

Mamadou Loum, 6: Brought on to shore things up in midfield, the Senegal international kept things ticking over.

Lucas Joao, 6: Never getting the opportunity to extend the lead, the centurion ran the clock down and won some clever fouls.

Shane Long, 7: A typical Long perofmrance, he ran the defence ragged and chased down hopeless balls to keep the pressure on the visitors.

Naby Sarr, 6: A long-awaited home debut for Sarr, he came on and did his job to see the game out.