Not pretty, damn effective - Sheffield United player ratings gallery v Reading as Middlesbrough gap restored

Sheffield United restored their seven-point cushion over promotion rivals Middlesbrough with victory in their game in hand at Reading tonight.

Iliman Ndiaye was the hero for the Blades on the night before limping off later with an injury, giving United something of an injury concern ahead of more key games coming up.

But United showed their character to bounce back from Saturday's disappointing defeat at Blackburn, with would-be new owner Dozy Mmobuosi watching on from the stands.

Here's how we rated United’s players in victory in Berkshire...