Hat-trick hero Jordi Gomez spared goalkeeper Ali Al Habsi’s blushes with an injury-time winner to earn Wigan three much-needed points against Reading at the DW Stadium.
The Royals arrived in the north west fresh from their first Premier League victory of the season against Everton and took the lead in the 35th minute through Sean Morrison’s first top-flight goal.
But Gomez turned things around in the second half with a brace and that looked to be that until, 10 minutes from time, Al Habsi dropped a half-blocked shot from Hal Robson-Kanu on to the bar and the ball then hit him and went in.
It was a hammer blow for Roberto Martinez’s injury-hit side, but Gomez had the last laugh two minutes into added on time to lift the Latics five points clear of the relegation zone.
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