Gomez hat trick gives Wigan 3-2 win over Reading

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.