Jordi Gomez scored a hat trick to lead Wigan to a 3-2 victory
over Reading in a battle of Premier League strugglers at the DW
Stadium on Saturday.
Sean Morrison opened the scoring for the visitors, notching his
first league goal in the 35th minute with a header from close
range. Gomez equalized in the 58th before adding his second 10
minutes later to give the home side the lead.
But Reading benefited from Wigan goalkeeper Ali Al Habsi’s own
goal to get back on level terms in the 80th only for Gomez to score
his third of the game in injury time from the edge of the penalty
Wigan, which was missing several first-choice players through
injury and came into the game having lost seven of 12 league games
this season, moves up to 15th in the standings with 14 points.
The defeat ended Reading’s four-game league unbeaten run as the
Royals remain in 17th place with nine points.