Middlesbrough FC player ratings: 'Priceless' Lewis Wing stars as two Boro players get 8s

Middlesbrough kept their play-off hopes alive after coming from behind to beat Reading at the Riverside on Saturday afternoon - but who stood out?

Sunday, 28th April 2019, 08:59 am
Updated Sunday, 28th April 2019, 09:10 am
Lewis Wing impressed against Reading.

A Lewis Wing equaliser and Britt Assombalonga penalty helped Tony Pulis' side earn a 2-1 win over the Royals, after teenager Danny Loader had opened the scoring for the visitors. Our reporter Joe Nicholson has dished out his player ratings following the game - scroll down and flick through our gallery to see how each player performed.

Rarely tested despite Reading dominating possession in the second half. Could do little about the opener. 6
Made some important interceptions on the left of a back three but was also caught out a few times. 6
A shaky start when required to play out from the back. Better in the second half when Boro were under the cosh. 6

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Comfortable on the ball on the right of a back three. Defended admirably with some tough tackles and headed clearances. 7
Won the penalty. Found himself in some decent attacking areas at left wing-back. Crossing was erratic in the final third. 6
Full of energy at right wing-back. His crosses from wide areas led to both goals. 8
Allowed Danny Loader to coast past him before the Reading teenager curled home the opener. Helped keep the visitors at bay as the game wore on. 6
Showed glimpses of quality on the ball but was also wasteful at times. 6
Lashed home the equaliser and could have scored more. His energy and goal threat from midfield was priceless. 8
Worked tirelessly up front and helped bring others into the game with some neat link up play. 7
Calmly tucked away the penalty and hit the post in the first half. Faded in the second though. 6
Helped get Boro over the line with a tenacious cameo in midfield. 6
Little chance to express himself. N/A
Picked up a booking in stoppage-time. N/A