Lewis Wing and Harvey Knibbs netted a pair of quickfire second-half goals to squeeze past Port Vale in a big game at the bottom end of League One.

Take a look at our ratings below.

David Button, 6: The keeper was under slight pressure to perform from a section of supporters following shipping four goals at Portsmouth on Saturday. He need not worry, however, with Port Vale barely laying a glove on the Royals. One save and one dubious punch was the extent of Button's involvement.

Andy Yiadom, 6: Good to get another 90 minutes in the tank for the captain. A few trademark runs in-field on his 201st club appearance, but on the whole a quieter evening than some he has had this season.

Tyler Bindon, 7: Great to see the teenager pick up a clean sheet after a tough day at Fratton Park on Saturday. A commanding performance from the New Zealand international who loved to drive forward with the ball at his feet.

Amadou Mbengue, 6: His long throws continued to cause carnage in the opposition box but it was the defender's recovery pace which came in handy on more than one occasion. Forging a successful partnership with Bindon after the injury to Tom Holmes.

Clinton Mola, 6: Solid but unspectacular showing from the full-back, who had a relatively quiet evening against the Valiants.

Michael Craig, 6: The youngster did what he was on the pitch to do, but his defensive-minded nature did little to carve open the opposition. The right call to bring on the more forward-thinking Charlie Savage at the break to help progress the ball.

Harvey Knibbs, 6: Until his goal, one of the quieter performances from the top scorer. Still ran hard and did the dirty work, taking his goal well after two near-misses from Sam Smith and Ben Elliott.

Lewis Wing, 7: A cut above the rest with his range of passing and hard running to win back possession. Stunning strike to win the game, leaving the keeper with no chance.

Femi Azeez, 7: Upped his game in the final 30 minutes and probably became a catalyst for the improved performance. Snatched at some big chances to make the evening a more comfortable one.

Sam Smith, 6: Another difficult evening of snatched opportunities for the goal-shy striker. Still running himself into the ground and getting himself in the right positions, just needs a goal to fall for him to get back on track.

Kelvin Ehibhatiomhan, 6: Missed some golden chances to take the lead in the first half, but his finishing instincts still need some work.



Charlie Savage, 6: Backed up his goal on Saturday with another strong cameo, helping progress the ball into more attacking areas and force the issue. Has to be a shoo-in to start on Saturday.

Ben Elliott, 6: Still trying to feel his way back into action after a month out with AFCON, the youngster showed some glimpses but needs minutes to find a level of consistency.