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RATINGS: Jaakkola and Rinomhota impress as Swift struggles again for Reading FC

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Andy Rinomhota


Andy Rinomhota and Anssi Jaakkola continued their good form with impressive performances as Reading grabbed a late equaliser to draw 2-2 against Stoke City at the Mad Stad.

Marc McNulty put the Royals ahead only for Benik Afobe and Tom Ince strikes to turn the game on its head.

However, substitute Mo Barrow popped up deep into stoppage time to earn a share of the spoils.

Here are the Reading ratings out of 10.

ANSSI JAAKKOLA: Important early save to deny Afobe as well as late on from Allen and could do little about either Stoke goal – 8

ANDY YIADOM: Got forward well throughout the contest and played his part in the second Reading goal – 7

TIAGO ILORI: Got away with a cuple of sloppy passes but also produced some important interceptions – 6

Tyler Blackett filled in at centre-back

TYLER BLACKETT: Solid, no nonsense defending in a rare appearance at centre-back. Made a big block to thwart Afobe – 7

CHRIS GUNTER: Often left exposed during the first half but improved after the restart. Offered little going forwards – 5

ANDY RINOMHOTA: Composed on the ball and strong in the tackle. Brilliant assist for the opener but faded a little after the break – 8* (star man)

LEANDRO BACUNA: Handed the captain’s armband and produced a typically busy display but got fortunate when Stoke missed following his heavy touch – 6

JOHN SWIFT: Tried his luck with some early shots but struggled defensively and was the first to be withdrawn – 4

DANNY LOADER: Showed his class with some good touches and fired one shot wide but was largely starved of service before being subbed – 6

GARATH McCLEARY: A mixed performance. At times could have helped out more defensively but showed good pace going forwards – 6

MARC McNULTY: Perfect response to his penalty miss on Tuesday by heading in the opening goal but a quiet afternoon aside from that – 7


MO BARROW: Blazed a shot out for a throw-in but regrouped and brilliantly picked his spot to make it 2-2 at the death – 7

YAKOU MEITE: Provided a real threat when he came on and played a key role in the late equaliser with his hold up play – 7

SAM BALDOCK: Went close to latching onto a Meite cross but could not quite get into the game after coming on – 6

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