Looked solid when called upon by the Reading attackers, but blotted his copybook when Garath McCleary's shot squirmed under him in the second half for a goal.
Had an ongoing battle with Pavel Pogrebnyak and largely came out on top, restricting the Russian only to a few half-chances.
Had some early problems with the direct running of Jobi McAnuff at times, but otherwise looked solid in defence and showcased a good range of passing in attack.
Had a promising start in defence but was forced off after 18 minutes with an injury and replaced by Ryan Bennett.
Looked to be positive in attack and had a good early shot on goal in another encouraging performance from the Lazio loanee at left-back.
Caused some real problems on the right of midfield with his direct running and superb passing as the fulcrum of the Canaries’ attacking play, creating their second goal with a great corner.
Had a couple of good shots in the first half and enjoyed a comfortable afternoon in midfield before scoring Norwich’s second with a deflected finish.
Showed flashes of his considerable ability at times with some good passes, but struggled to have a sustained influence on proceedings.
Broke up play well in the centre of midfield, and despite a couple of minor defensive errors had a solid game.
A typically physical and uncompromising performance from the Canaries captain, who linked up well with his team-mates and bullied his way past the Reading defenders seemingly at will.
Looked incredibly enterprising going forward, showing some good pace and linking up well with Holt to give Reading’s defence constant headaches.
Looked slightly nervous early on as he spilled Javier Garrido’s shot and lacked accuracy in his distribution, flapping at some crosses and appearing a little overawed by the occasion.
Looked solid if unspectacular in defence as he worked well with his team-mates to stifle most of Norwich’s chances.
Made some tough tackles and was handy in the air, while he also crossed well for Pogrebnyak in the first half to nearly give his team the lead.
Looked solid in the air and was useful in attack but struggled with Robert Snodgrass at times as the Canaries midfielder attacked at will.
Was found wanting aerially at times and had some struggles against the physical presence of Grant Holt and Snodgrass’ set-piece delivery.
Got forward well as the focal point of Reading’s attacking play, showcasing some good skill and making life difficult for the opposition’s defence.
Had some good moments in midfield, but was let down often by his final pass, which was slightly lacking in quality.
Another who struggled with Snodgrass slightly, the Turk was largely anonymous in the centre of midfield and was handled well by Bradley Johnson.
Involved in a continual battle with Sebastian Bassong and often came deep to assist in midfield, but was guilty of wasting a glorious chance to give his side the lead in the first half.
Came very deep to get involved in play and played some good passes without creating any chances of his own.
Attacked well but found himself overshadowed at times by his team-mates and the stout Norwich defence until an ambitious shot crept in for a goal to give his side some hope.