Reading threw away a two-goal lead to lose 3-2 against league leaders Portsmouth at the SCL Stadium.

Here are the player ratings.

David Button, 7: Made some outstanding saves and kept his side in it when Portsmouth really turned the screw in the second half. Even had a shot himself in stoppage time, skewing wide from a corner.

Andy Yiadom, 6: One of the captain's better performances. Controlled most things that came at him and looked to get forward wherever possible.

Harlee Dean, 5: Lost too many headers and played big roles in Pompey's goals. Unfortunately slipped for their first goal while left hopelessly out of position for their equaliser.

Tyler Bindon, 5: Looked much better in his more natural centre-back role, but could have done better for their goals. Lost too many aerial battles.

Nesta Guinness-Walker, 4: Really bad day at the office from the full-back. One of those games where nothing he tried came off. 

Michael Craig, 6: Flew into tackles and made himself very busy as a protector in front of the defence. His work rate allowed Lewis Wing and Charlie Savage the freedom to play further up the field.

Lewis Wing, 6: Took his goal really well and generally looked much more threatening with the freedom to get forward. Hopefully a regular formation change.

Charlie Savage, 7: Was like a man possessed in midfield, chasing and pressing all game. Took his goal well and expertly threaded a glorious ball for Sam Smith. Suits a three-man midfield much more than a two.

Harvey Knibbs, 5: Knocked the ball down nicely for Savage's goal and won the ball high up a few times but on the whole a quiet afternoon for Knibbs. Not sure out wide gets the best out of his abilities.

Sam Smith, 5: Ran around and loved to press, but as a striker, you're paid to score goals. Having rounded the goalkeeper, putting it over the bar while baring down on an open goal is not acceptable. He will know it himself though, so hopefully he can find the net sooner rather than later.

Femi Azeez, 5: After making a good impact on Tuesday, had hoped for more from the start against Portsmouth. Always say the same about Azeez, is great at getting into the final third but decision-making is questionable once he reaches it.



Amadou Mbengue, 5: A strong cameo is let down by a moment of stupidity to get sent off after the final whistle. Now missing for three matches

Paul Mukariu, 4: Anonymous cameo from the winger. Did little of note.

Ben Elliott, 7: The stand-out of the subs, the youngster needs to see more minutes. Confident and bright from the get-go, looked the most likely to conjure up an equaliser in the closing stages.

Dom Ballard, 6: Ran around lots but the ball never fell for him to truly make an impact.

Kelvin Ehibhatiomhan, 6: Saw one good chance deflected over the bar in his brief cameo.