Our man Leon Wobschall was there to witness all the drama and on hand to give his marks out of 10 for each player on duty. Have a scroll down the page and see whether you agree with his marks and post your own thoughts in the comments section at the bottom.
Adam Davies: An early save to deny Chris Gunter aside, had nothing to do in the first period. A few token second-half saves - not overexerted. 6
Andy Yiadom: Tenacious and determined. But struggled with injury midway through the second half and it was on his flank from where Blackett delivered his telling cross for Kermorgant's goal. 6
Ethan Pinnock: Made some key clearing headers and had an excellent afternoon, headlined by his dramatic late leveller. Impressive. 8
Liam Lindsay: Solid enough, even if he was careless with his distribution at times. 6
Zeki Fryers: Not at his bucaneering best going forward, but did go close with a late shot. 6
Adam Hammill: Tried to make things happen and his attitude couldn't be faulted. Mature performance. 7
Joe Williams: Trademark energy and bite in the tackle and kept going right to the end. 6
Gary Gardner: One or the more accomplished players on view in the first half and steady-away on the restart. 7
Harvey Barnes: In what could be his Reds swansong with a return to parent club Leicester being a possibility at the start of 2018, Barnes missed a good first-half chance and it wasn't quite his day. 6
Mamadou Thiam: Clearly a work in progress at Championship level, but showed character with a zestful second-half performance. 7
Tom Bradshaw: Frustrating first half and spent most of his time trying to link up play outside of box. Most more involved in the box on the restart. 6
Substitutes: McCarthy (Yiadom 69) 6; Isgrove (Barnes 70), 7; Ugbo (Thiam 70), 6. Not used: Nick Townsend, Stevie Mallan, Brad Potts, Jared Bird.
Reading: Mannone 6; Gunter 6, McShane 7, Moore 7, Blackett 6; Swift 6 (Aluko 59, 6), Van Den Berg 6 (Evans 62, 6); Barrow 6, Edwards 6, McCleary 6 (Böðvarsson 81, 6); Kermorgant 7. Substitutes unused: Jaakkola, Richards, Evans, Aluko, Ilori, Clement.