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Previous Meetings - Reading v Latics




Wigan Athletic travel down to Reading on Saturday and it will be the 38th meeting between the two clubs

The first ever game was on August 26th 1978 when the Latics travelled to Elm Park, the previous home of Reading, and 5,033 spectators saw the home side run out 2-0 winners in the Fourth Division game, in the return fixture at Springfield Park in November that same year Latics got their revenge with a 3-0 win, they had started to find their feet in league football and would go on to have a very good season

There have been a few memorable encounters with Reading down the years, but the one that jumps out to me is the game that took place on Sunday 8th May 2005.

Lying second in the Championship we knew a win would guarantee promotion to the Premier League and that's exactly what we got. Goals from Lee McCulloch, Jason Roberts and Nathan Ellington put the Latics 3-0 up before Steve Sidwell grabbed a consolation for the visitors in the 90th minute. I still get goose bumps thinking about that day, I witnessed many a grown man in floods of tears, a fantastic occasion, a great result, but something that gets a little lost in the importance of it all, an excellent game of football played by the Latics.

Our record against Reading reads:

Played 37, won 14, lost 14, drawn 9.

In the Premier League the record is 2 wins, 2 defeats, 1 draw, our last win coming on the 24th November 2013 by virtue of a Jprdi Gomez hat-trick in an enthralling 3-2 victory

Last Six Meetings

24 Nov 2013 - Premier League - Latics 3 Reading 2
26 Apr 2008 - Premier League - Latics 0 Reading 0
22 Sep 2007 - Premier League - Reading 2 Latics 1
30 Jan 2007 - Premier League - Reading 3 Latics 2
26 Aug 2006 - Premier League - Latics 1 Reading 0
8 May 2005 - Championship - Latics 3 Reading 1




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Writer: worbo Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday February 20 2013

Time: 6:00AM

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In 17 visits to Reading we have won 4 and drawn 2, time to make it 5 wins
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