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Gomez fires Latics to victory

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Gomez fires Latics to victory (©GettyImages)
Gomez fires Latics to victory (©GettyImages).

Hat-trick hero Jordi Gomez spared goalkeeper Ali Al Habsi's blushes with an injury-time winner to earn Wigan three much-needed points in a 3-2 victory against Reading at the DW Stadium.

The Royals 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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Reading
Hal Robson-Kanu
Sean Morrison
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Premier League
Wigan Athletic
Ali Al Habsi
Jordi Gomez
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