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November 24, 2012 10:00 AM EST
The DW Stadium — Wigan
Referee:‬ H. Webb‎
Attendance:‬ 15436‎
 
58′ Jordi Gómez
68′ Jordi Gómez
Ali Al Habsi 79′ (OG)
90+2′ Jordi Gómez
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Wigan 3-2 Reading

A Jordi Gomez hat-trick gave Wigan a remarkable 3-2 win against Reading.

By Jack Gaughan

  • Ali Al Habsi
    2
    2
    2.00

    Ali Al Habsi Flop of the Match

    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.

  • Emmerson Boyce
    0
    0
    3.00

    Emmerson Boyce

    Reverted to centre-half in Gary Caldwell's absence and it showed.

  • Iván Ramis
    0
    0
    2.50

    Iván Ramis

    Captain for the day but was consistently ruffled by the power of Jason Roberts.

  • Ronnie Stam
    0
    0
    2.50

    Ronnie Stam

    Not as effective as Boyce usually is down the right hand side, but stuck to his task against McAnuff.

  • Maynor Figueroa
    3
    0
    3.00

    Maynor Figueroa

    Adam Le Fondre caused him problems all afternoon.

  • James McCarthy
    1
    0
    2.50

    James McCarthy

    Struggled to really make an impact on the game, but always sound in possession.

  • David Jones
    0
    0
    3.00

    David Jones

    Jones looked rusty, but put himself about against Leigertwood.

  • Jordi Gómez
    12
    0
    4.00

    Jordi Gómez Top of the Match

    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.

  • Jean Beausejour
    0
    0
    3.50

    Jean Beausejour

    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.

  • Arouna Kone
    0
    0
    3.50

    Arouna Kone

    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.

  • Shaun Maloney
    0
    0
    2.50

    Shaun Maloney

    The link between midfield and attack, Maloney always has the spark, but failed to shine before being taken off at half-time.

Substitutions

  • Adrain Lopez
    0
    0
    3.00

    Adrain Lopez

    Added stability into the middle of defence when he came on.

  • James McArthur
    0
    0
    2.50

    James McArthur

    Not enough time to make an impact.

  • Franco Di Santo
    2
    0
    3.50

    Franco Di Santo

    Ignited the home fight; Di Santo now has the confidence to be a real hit in English football.

  • Adam Federici
    0
    0
    3.50

    Adam Federici

    Made a number of terrific saves and still came away having conceded three times - it was that type of game.

  • Chris Gunter
    0
    0
    3.00

    Chris Gunter

    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.

  • Nicky Shorey
    0
    0
    3.50

    Nicky Shorey

    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.

  • Sean Morrison
    0
    0
    3.50

    Sean Morrison

    Scored the opener, quick on the ground against Kone and won the majority of aerial duals.

  • Kaspars Gorkss
    0
    0
    3.00

    Kaspars Gorkss

    Arouna Kone is a tricky customer, but Gorkss stood tall for the most part.

  • Mikele Leigertwood
    0
    0
    3.00

    Mikele Leigertwood

    Forever reliable, Leigertwood got in amongst the Wigan midfield and did not let them settle.

  • Jobi McAnuff
    1
    0
    3.50

    Jobi McAnuff

    A weaving winger rather than one who possesses blistering pace, McAnuff's positional sense gave Reading a solid look across midfield.

  • Jay Tabb
    0
    0
    3.00

    Jay Tabb

    No-nonsense, no frills. Tabb, black booted, is a midfielder from a bygone era and a key cog in the well-drilled machine.

  • Hal Robson-Kanu
    0
    0
    2.50

    Hal Robson-Kanu

    Was missing for the majority of the game, but showed glimpses of his quality.

  • Adam Le Fondre
    0
    0
    2.00

    Adam Le Fondre

    Missed a number of presentable chances and will feel that he should have bagged all three points for Reading.

  • Jason Roberts
    0
    1
    3.50

    Jason Roberts

    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.

Substitutions

  • Garath McCleary
    0
    1
    2.50

    Garath McCleary

    Did little to impact proceedings as a substitute.

Results
 
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Tournament
Position
Ranking
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Luis Suárez Luis Suárez
Striker
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29 0
Daniel Sturridge Daniel Sturridge
Striker
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20 0
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Midfielder
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18 6
Wayne Rooney Wayne Rooney
Striker
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15 2
Sergio Agüero Sergio Agüero
Striker
Man City
15 0