Reading recorded a 3-1 victory at the DW Stadium on Saturday as George Puscas managed to net a five minute hat-trick to condemn Wigan to defeat.
It was a tight game for the most part, and Paul Cook’s side actually took the lead in the first-half through Joe Garner.
However, the headlines went to one man and that was Romanian forward Puscas. He netted a penalty, before scoring a brilliant solo effort. He then capped off his hat-trick with a fine left-footed finish from Garath McCleary’s cross.
Here’s THREE things we learned from Reading’s 3-1 victory over Wigan on Saturday…
Pushing on is now key for Puscas
Puscas was excellent in the game against Wigan and his hat-trick came at exactly the right time for the player. He will now be hoping to go on a run and continue his scoring form as it is evident to see to everyone that he has the ability.
The toughest thing for a striker is consistency, he has to keep performing at that level for the foreseeable future and that will help him become one of the best strikers in the league.
Reading squad good enough to deal with injuries
The Royals squad were without two of their best players on Saturday as Ovie Ejaria and John Swift were both out with illness and injury.
Many supporters were left worried about the duo, who had both been so consistent so far this season in terms of their ability to make and create chances. The rest of the squad, including Pele and Charlie Adam performed well when called upon.
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Mark Bowen proving himself with away victory
Reading have found away wins very hard to come by in recent months, and they had only recorded one this season before Wigan on Saturday. Slowly but surely, Bowen is proving himself to be key in finding a way through the opposition as he made a tactical change with 30 minutes left.
This allowed the Royals to play 4-4-2 and that meant that Puscas was having more of the ball and space to occupy when being met with crosses.