Ali Al Habsi
Nothing he could do about the first goal, but a monumental cock-up for the second was as embarrassing a goalkeeping mistake as you will see this season.
Reverted to centre-half in Gary Caldwell's absence and it showed.
Not as effective as Boyce usually is down the right hand side, but stuck to his task against McAnuff.
Adam Le Fondre caused him problems all afternoon.
Captain for the day but was consistently ruffled by the power of Jason Roberts.
Struggled to really make an impact on the game, but always sound in possession.
Jones looked rusty, but put himself about against Leigertwood.
The link between midfield and attack, Maloney always has the spark, but failed to shine before being taken off at half-time.
Not the home crowd's favourite, Gomez sometimes gets a raw deal, but silenced his critics with a second-half hat-trick. A case of being in the right place at the right time.
Always a reliable source of quality deliveries from the left, he crossed for a number of good opportunities, including the second goal and another that was disallowed.
Missed glorious first-half chances, but his presence is enough to unsettle even the best defenders. Pulled Gorkss away from his central berth to allow Gomez to roam frequently.
Made a number of terrific saves and still came away having conceded three times - it was that type of game.
Arouna Kone is a tricky customer, but Gorkss stood tall for the most part.
Scored the opener, quick on the ground against Kone and won the majority of aerial duals.
Wicked ball in for the opening goal and did most of his work going forward given Ronnie Stam's inability to push on from wing back.
Did not have to exert himself physically against Jean Beausejour, but needed to be alert to the wing-back's ability from wide areas. Might have ventured forward more.
A weaving winger rather than one who possesses blistering pace, McAnuff's positional sense gave Reading a solid look across midfield.
Was missing for the majority of the game, but showed glimpses of his quality.
No-nonsense, no frills. Tabb, black booted, is a midfielder from a bygone era and a key cog in the well-drilled machine.
Forever reliable, Leigertwood got in amongst the Wigan midfield and did not let them settle.
A. Le Fondre
Missed a number of presentable chances and will feel that he should have bagged all three points for Reading.
Excellent at holding up the ball and allowing others to impose quality in and around the box. Got a standing ovation from the home crowd when subbed.