Reading FC: Al Habsi; Gunter, McShane, L. Moore, Blackett; Evans, Williams; McCleary, Swift, Harriott
Subs: van den Berg, Obita, Samuel, Meite, Watson, Kelly, S. Moore.
Reading made it three wins on the spin in the EFL Championship with a clinical attacking display against struggling Wigan.
The Royals roared into an early lead with the fastest goal scored in the division this season so far. It took just 57 seconds for the visitors to go ahead, after an inquisitive forward ball from George Evans was chased down by Gareth McCleary, who capitalised on Adam Bogdan's hesitancy to loft the ball into the back of the net
It was the electric pace of Gareth McCleary which was again responsible for the second goal. Liam Moore galloped out of the defensive back line with a marauding run forward, before a slick pass found McCleary's feet, who outstripped defenders on either side of him before slotting home coolly.
Rarely troubled by a lacklustre Wigan side and it was Reading who provided the maortiy of the game's attacking industry. John Swift came close to adding to the tally with a speculative effort, before Yann Kermorgant went close with a shot that was deflected just past the post after 20 minutes. It wasn't all one way traffic though, with former Royal Adam Le Fondre pestering the Reading defence throughout the first period, even drawing out the game's first booking as he was fouled by Royals skipper Paul McShane.
The away side continued to be the more impressive side as the game entered the second half, and their attacking prowess was rewarded on the hour mark. After John Swift was felled in the penalty box, Yann Kermorgant stepped up and slotted the ball home to secure a great three points for the Royals.
We'll have a full report and player ratings up a little later this weekend so please check back for that later on.