Wigan manager Paul Cook has stated that the penalty that Reading received on Saturday shouldn’t have been given.
The Latics had been on top in the game but Dujon Sterling appeared to have fouled Reading forward Lucas Boye, and the referee pointed to the spot.
George Puscas stepped up and dispatched the penalty-kick with ease, but this wasn’t the worst part of that decisive moment for Wigan. The Romanian forward was given a lift by this crucial moment and went onto net a five-minute hat-trick for the Royals.
Cook was left bemoaning the decision from the referee and has stated that it completely changed the game. He also talks about his disappointment that he has for the players.
Speaking to Latics TV, Cook said: “There’s a penalty incident that we obviously feel isn’t a penalty, but all of a sudden the whole complex of the game changes.
“I’m so disappointed for the players, because I don’t feel they did a great deal wrong. It was a big decision that changed the game, but there’s nothing we can do about it now.”
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Wigan were unlucky, but at the end of the day the quality shone and Puscas showed he can do it at this level having signed from Inter Milan in the summer.
It’s one of those moments in a game that can turn it on their head, and in truth, Wigan just didn’t respond well to Reading being able to peg it back and then go on and get three points.
Cook is now under pressure and he’ll be hoping that his side can pick it up in the next few weeks otherwise he may well find himself out of the job in the near future.