Fantastic Wilmot, Brilliant Quinos – The best and the worst rated Watford players vs Reading

Full Time: Watford 2-0 Reading

Talented youngster Domingos Quina marked his Watford debut with a superb 25-yard thunderbolt as Javi Gracia’s side beat Reading 2-0 in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday.

Isaac Success put Watford ahead with a goal from close range in the first half. That goal from Success set the Hornets on their way to the third round of the Carabao Cup.

A wonder goal from Quina just after the hour mark, secured the visitors’ safe passage to the next stage.

Watford Player Ratings

Heurelho Gomes – 6/10

Gomes made some decent, routine saves in the game but was never really tested by the Reading attackers.

Marc Navarro – 6/10

Navarro was an energetic presence at right-back, always on the move to offer width to the team. Tried some ambitious efforts but they were way off the mark.

Sebastian Prodl – 6/10

Prodl kept things tight at the back and put in some excellent challenges.

Adrian Mariappa – 6/10

Mariappa started alongside Prodl in central defence and barring a few shaky moments, he had a good game.

Adam Masina – 7/10

Masina bombed up and down the left as he showed great enterprise at left-back. He played a big hand in Watford’s opener.

Kiko Femenia – 7/10

Femenia was full of running as he provided a great attacking outlet from the right-hand side of midfield. His crossing was fantastic, as it often caused problems to the Reading defenders.

Nathaniel Chalobah – 7/10

Never looked like he returned from a long injury layoff. Chalobah added a lot of bite to Watford’s midfield and always looked for the forward passes. He will certainly be pleased with his display against the Royals.

Ben Wilmot – 8/10

Shielded the defence very well, often staying so close to the two centre-backs. From a deeper position, Wilmot offered the ammunition with his crisp passing. Never looked for the Hollywood pass or the cross but kept things simple.

Domingos Quinos – 8/10

A debut worth remembering for the young Domingos Quinos! The youngster was a bundle of energy in the middle of the park, creating problems for the Reading defenders with his pace and directness. Scored a pin-missile in the second half as he helped the Hornets reach the next round of the Carabao Cup.

Ken Sema – 5/10

Sema rarely threatened and lacked composure on the ball. Tried a lot to make things happen but it wasn’t just his evening.

Isaac Success – 7/10

Success started slowly but steadily picked up the rhythm. Took his goal very well and did a good job by leading the Watford line single-handedly.


Stefano Okaka – 6/10

Okaka should have scored but his header went wide. Showed some really good touches on the ball and kept the Royals defenders on their toes.

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Abdoulaye Doucoure – 5/10

Was brought on with 10 minutes left in the game and did his job well.

Will Hughes – N/A

Was brought on to chew up some minutes.

Written by Rohan Sengupta

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