Reading recorded a brilliant 3-1 victory at Wigan on Saturday which moved the Royals further away from any threat of relegation.
There was one man who stole the show, and that was Romanian striker George Puscas as he managed to net a simply sensational five minute hat-trick for Reading.
With just over ten minutes left, the Royals were a goal down and chasing an equaliser. However, Puscas had other ideas and managed to net three times in quick succession.
His first goal was a penalty but his second was a moment of sheer magic as he nicked it past the defender and slotted it with ease.
He completed his hat-trick with just five minutes to go when he got on the end of a brilliant Garath McCleary pass to score a first-timed left-footed striker into the top corner.
It was some timely goals for both Puscas and Reading, and here’s how supporters reacted to the Romanian’s performance…
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I’m not one to overreact, but the last five minutes are the greatest in #readingfc’s 148 year history.
— Royal Kingsley (@Kingsley_Royal) November 30, 2019
Couldn’t be happier for George Pușcaș! Mark Bowen has kept the faith in him and he really showed why with the hat-trick. He’s a young player that needs confidence and wow did he get that today.
— Talk Reading (@TalkReading) November 30, 2019
Watching Puscas walk around the pitch with the ball under his arm, his teammates hugging and congratulating him and with a huge smile in his face is a thing of beauty. What a hat trick! #URZ #ReadingFC
— Jatt (@JatthewMenkins) November 30, 2019
Today is a @puski47 kind of day! Still so elated about those three goals, even more so because they were Puşcaş goals! Happy days! 😊 Bring it on Birmingham City 🔫🔫🔫 The #Rifleman is back! And hopefully #Ovie the #BallWizard will be back with us too ⚽️ 💙 🔥 #ReadingFC
— Clare D 🐾 (@claredoc76) December 1, 2019
Was never going to be easy coming into this sort of league with the pace and physicality of it. But you can see he works hard, gets into positions and has ability for sure. I’m bloody over the moon for Puscas….. #ReadingFC
— Samuel Kailus (@SKailus) November 30, 2019
Its going to take a long time for feeling to come back into my feet but it's absolutely fine when you've just seen George Puscas score a 5 minute hat trick 😍 much better second half! #readingfc
— Becki White (@MissBeckaEllen) November 30, 2019
He really does live for score. PUSCAS IS SCORE! #readingfc
— Nath St Paul (@NathStPaul) November 30, 2019