Quiet day at the office for the keeper, but did what he needed to without fuss. Could do nothing about Ba's goals.
Very solid defensively but possibly could have ventured forwards on more occasions.
Looked clumsy at times and gave the ball away on occasions, however made some decent blocks.
Whipped some dangerous deliveries into the box, while tracking Ben Arfa well too. Blocked well from Cisse after the break.
Part of a defence that kept Newcastle's ominous front men largely at bay. Put in a number of good tackles.
Looked dangerous when running with the ball, created the first real chance of the game in the shape of Pogrebnyak's header, then assisted Reading's two goals.
Looked as if he scuffed his goal slightly, but nevertheless sent Harper the wrong way and was in the right place at the right time.
Made one reckless tackle on Tiote which he was fortunate not to be punished for, some decent runs but could have offered more.
Kept things ticking in midfield and helped with the defensive effort, could have moved it quicker in attack.
By far Reading's most dangerous player, made himself a nuisance time and time again. Forced Harper into a brilliant save and was denied by Perch in the first half too.
Worked hard but sometimes didn't support Pogrebnyak enough in the first, popped up in the right place after losing his man to score their second.
Comfortable under the high ball, couldn't do anything about the two finishes but could have organised his defence better. Made a number of top saves, namely from Pogrebnyak and then Roberts late on to save the point.
Very poor tackle on McAnuff earned him a yellow, but made a brilliant goal-saving tackle to deny Pogrebnyak.
Not enough dominance for the goals but made some good blocks.
A few runs forward but pretty quiet on the attacking front, some lacklustre marking at times, including Reading's goals.
Was forced off in the second after a collision, but looked solid as ever before that with a number of tackles.
Along with Tiote kept the ball well, and provided some bite. Brought off in the second as he lost influence.
H. Ben Arfa
Dangerous when running on the break but his final ball was sometimes lacking
Kept the ball well, but gave away some silly fouls from which Pogrebnyak was a threat.
Took his first goal very well, and was in the right place, as usual, for his second - although it did go in off his hand.
Showed some nice touches but not as lethal as his strike partner, replaced by Ameobi.