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Wigan Quick Takes: 'I Live For Score' - A Royals Miracle

WE ALL. LIVE. FOR SCORE!

George Puscas celebrates his second
Simeon Pickup

Key plays

Nothing really going on for the first 30 minutes. Both teams playing like they’re scrapping for survival. Surely gets better.

34’ ⚽️ - Out of nowhere, corner for Wigan, parried by Rafael, manic scramble and tapped in by Garner. 1-0 Wigan...

The referee blows for halftime. 45 minutes of our lives we’ll never get back.

49’ - Nice work from Puscas feeding McCleary who pushes his shot wide. Minutes later Morrison with a huge block from a Wigan shot to keep the Royals in this... somehow.

Cagey, bit of possession for Royals, nothing clear cut.

77’ ⚽️ -...PENALTY Royals ... Boye brought down and Puscas steps up.... and slots home! Now maybe that’ll get the monkey off his back. 1-1

80’ ⚽️ - PUSCAS. AGAIN. FAITH REWARDED. WHAT A STORY.

Wait until you see that one later!

84’ ⚽️ - PUSCAS. AGAIN. FAITH REWARDED. WHAT. A. STORY.

Full time. Hooollyyy...

That’s a five-minute hat-trick... just think about that for a second...

Brian McDermott Appreciation Player of the Game

Our boy George.

This is exactly the confidence booster the kid needed, and boy did he do it in style! Let’s see if he can kick on from here now and become a consistent goal-scoring threat week in week out. The pressure has certainly lifted.

Other notes

...and breathe...

MIRACLE - Reading rising from the dead to completely turn this game around within a couple of minutes. Puski has rewarded Bowen’s persistence in starting him. This is a truly feel-good story for the club today...

LOVE - Also love the captain giving a huge hug to Puscas at full time, everyone knows how big this is for him..

YOU WERE MISSED - Playing the Devil’s advocate real quick...

Ejaria and Swift were noticeably missed today, a real lack of composure and creativity in the middle for most of the game. Worrying signs when we want to talk about the depth of this squad.

HOME - Royals back home on Saturday (7th) to host Birmingham City.

HUGE OPPORTUNITY - Of the next 3 games, 2 are against relegation contenders Barnsley and Stoke City. Both on the road. Huge opportunities coming up to rack up points before Christmas. And what a wonderful gift that would be...

Got to love football in December.

#URZ

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