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MetiNews.Com - Our verdict on how each Royals player fared at Adams Park on Tuesday night
Breaking News ! Reading's miserable run continued as they were beaten 1-0 by Championship basement club Wycombe Wanderers on Tuesday night to make it four losses in five games. The hosts had the better of the opening exchanges but Royals grew into the half and had decent chances to score through Andy Rinomhota and Ovie Ejaria. It was Wycombe who broke the deadlock, though, when Fred Onyedinma made it 1-0 four minutes into the second half when he bundled the ball home from close range. Lucas Joao had a glorious opportunity to level the score after Andy Rinomhota was brought down in the penalty area but his spot-kick clipped the bar. The incident also saw Wycombe play the final 20 minutes with 10 men following Ryan Tafazolli's red card. Wanderers then had a chance to extend their lead - also from the spot - but Rafael saved Uche Ikpeazu's effort and the hosts managed to see out the game. Read More Related Articles Wycombe 1 Reading FC 0 highlights: Joao penalty miss costly as Royals' poor form continues Here are our Reading player ratings post match from Adams Park. Rafael 6 Had a quiet first half but was called into action early in the second half at the opening goal which he looked slow at coming out to. Redeemed himself with the penalty save. Holmes 5 Brought back into the side at the expense of Yiadom at right-back. Got in a few important tackles but lacked a cutting edge going forward. Had a header cleared off the line. Morrison 6 Lucky not to be severely hurt when he was on the end of a very late challenge by Knight in the first half. Excellent in the air but rather loose in playing the ball out - which he was allowed to do on numerous occasions. Moore 6 Back in the side having missed the past 12 games with a foot injury and brought a presence and physically to the backline. Constantly organising and communicating with his teammates to get them in shape. McIntyre 4 Filled in at left-back with Richards on the bench and Gibson injured. Made some excellent driving runs down the flank, especially in the first half. Gave away the penalty late on. Tom Holmes Rinomhota 7 Spurned a glorious opportunity early on to open the scoring when clean through but couldn't lift the ball over Stockdale.
. Laurent 5 A strong and tireless display from the midfielder who covered so much ground throughout. Constant driving force through the middle. Olise 5 Had plenty of moments to affect the game but disappointed more often than not at both corners and free-kicks. Played one lovely ball through to Joao in the second half but the forward lost his footing. Semedo 5 Gave away a few silly fouls early on which gave Wycombe opportunities to pump the ball into Reading's box. Tried to drive the team on in the second half but couldn't make an impact in the final third.
Ejaria 7 Unlucky not to claim an assist early on when he played in Rinomhota. Went close to scoring later in the half with a powerful drive which was well tipped over. Exquisite pass through to Rinomhota for the penalty. Joao 4 Had an extremely quiet first half, but busier second. Wasted the big moment when he hit the bar from the spot and also had a few other moments where he could have done better. SUBS Puscas 4 Got the final 15 minutes in place of Olise. Picked up a yellow almost straight away. Aluko 4 Slammed a free-kick into the wall from a good position. Baldock 5 Got the closing stages and pressed well, but got little reward. Recap all of the game as it happened in our live blog here
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Join us this weekend Reading are back in Championship action this weekend when they head to Rotherham United. Kick-off at the New York Stadium is 3pm on Saturday, February 27. Join us for full coverage of the game throughout the afternoon with all of the build-up starting in our live blog from 12pm. Keep an eye out for a live video on our dedicated Reading FC Facebook page as well post match.
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