Sheffield United 2 Reading 1 Player Ratings 

 Mannone 6

Nothing he could do about the goals, made some good saves to keep the scoreline down. 

Gunter 6 

Decent performance, but never looked at threat going forwards. Played well when he was moved to left back. 

Moore 6

Like Gunter, a decent performance but he made a pathetic attempt to block Mark Duffy’s low cross for Billy Sharp’s goal. 

Ilori 5

An average performance from Tiago. He didn’t play bad nor did he play well. 

Blackett 4 

Today Blackett showed us today why he hasn’t been playing in recent weeks. Failed to stop crosses coming into the penalty area which put his team mates under huge pressure throughout the match. His awful showing resulted in him rightly being replaced by the returning McShane. We looked far more solid after this change. 

Bacuna 6 

Looked solid down the right hand side but like Gunter he didn’t offer much going forward. 

Edwards 6 

Didn’t do too badly but looked weak in midfield, struggled to create anything worth of note. 

Aluko 5 

A quiet game for the former Fulham, never got into the game and gave the ball away for Sheffield United‘s goal. 

Van Der Berg 7 MOTM 

Joey was our best player today, hardly put a foot wrong. Was solid and made some good interceptions throughout the match. He was the only player who turned up in the first half in my opinion.

Barrow 6 

Like Aluko, Barrow had a quiet game but got the assist for the Beerens goal. 

Beerens 6 

Frustrated the away fans throughout the 90 minutes but did his best to try and create something. Got on the end of Barrow’s low cross to score his first goal of the season and get his team back in the game. 

Subs : 

McShane 6 

Came on for Blackett and provided more solidity to the defence. Reading fans will be delighted with his return from injury and hope he can help stop the goals from being leaked so easily. 

Swift 6

Arguably change the game in Reading’s favour but by then it was too little too late. Provided the pass for Barrow which led to him to setting up the late Beerens goal. 

Clement 5 

Didn’t do too much of note after coming on 

Jack Simpson 

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