Reading progressed into the last 16 of the EFL Trophy with a penalty shootout victory over Charlton Athletic.

Take a look at the ratings below.

Joel Pereira, 7: Made a few good saves but came into his own during the shootout, saving one and putting the taker off enough to miss the decisive effort. Had a good run of matches with Eastleigh and now Charlton.

Amadou Mbengue, 6: Similar to Sunday, the defender was not at his best on Wednesday. Looked to get forward where possible and provided a good threat out wide. Had to come off with a knock.

Nelson Abbey, 6: Swept up behind Tyler Bindon well and used his pace to make the game look quite straightforward. Continues to look more experienced than his age would tell.

Tyler Bindon, 6: Could have dealt with Alfie May's goal better, allowing the cross to reach the back post for a tap-in, but complimented Abbey's style well and won most duels in the air. 

Clinton Mola, 5: Beaten repeatedly in the first-half, looking out of his depth. A much improved second-half performance after switching across to right-back.

Sam Hutchinson, 5: A quiet display from the midfielder, who sat very deep and struggled to keep the tempo high with possession.

Ben Elliott, 6: A mixed bag from the youngster, who showed a great passing range and looked to make things happen but was also muscled off the ball quite easily on occasion.

Lewis Wing, 6: Quiet evening from the midfielder, who did the basics right but struggled to stamp his authority on the game.

Caylan Vickers, 7: The brightest spark for Reading, the teenager looked to make something happen whenever he had the ball. Still has to learn when's best to play simple. Looks wise beyond his years.

Sam Smith, 6: Quiet evening for the star striker, who held the ball well but looked isolated. Never had a clear chance to score, but made it through unscathed.

Paul Mukariu, 5: Direct and willing to take people on, but nothing really came off. The Player of the Group Stage failed to live up to the hype on this occasion.



Matt Carson, 6: Still defensively a bit of a concern but provided plenty of threat going forward.

Harvey Knibbs, 6: Looked bright and took his penalty well. Buzzed around and got in good positions to help his teammates.

Charlie Savage, 7; Looked like a man on a mission when coming on, keen to dictate play and make something happen. Took his goal expertly.

Femi Azeez, 6: Pacy and direct, the winger confidently dispatched his penalty.

Kelvin Ehibhatiomhan, 6: Had a few good sights of goal but came unstuck in front of goal. Needs to find the net and they will start to flow again.