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When Saturday 22 December 2001, 3.00pm kick-off
Who and Where WIGAN ATHLETIC (Home, Madejski Stadium, League Division Two)
Ticket Info

Pay in advance or on the day, normal home match prices apply for adults and concessions other than children. Children's prices have been reduced to a pound for tickets bought in advance only.

Upper West Stand:
Adults: 18 in advance, 20 on the day.
Concessions: 12 in advance, 14 on the day.
The Upper West Stand is RESERVED seating

Lower West, East, North and South Stands:

Adults: 13 in advance, 15 on the day.
Concessions: 8 in advance, 9 on the day.
Children: £1 in advance, £9 on the day.
The East and West Stands are RESERVED seating.
The North Stand is UNRESERVED seating.

Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling the ticket office on 0118 968 1000.

Food and Beer.

Home match - See away fans guide for travel, food and beer guide.

Team news

Reading - from: Hahnemann, Murty, Williams, Mackie, Shorey, Hughes, Jones, Harper, Rougier, Igoe, Cureton, Forster, Henderson, Parkinson, Ashdown.

Wigan - from: Filan, Green, De Zeeuw, Jackson, McMillan, Brannan, Liddell, Kennedy, Kilford, Cook, Haworth, Teale, Dalglish, McCulloch, McGibbon, Nolan.

Form Guide

View Latest Second Division Table And Form Table

Previous Meetings 

Reading wins: 9
Draws: 6
Wigan Athletic wins: 11
Figures include League, League Cup, and FA Cup only.

2000/2001 Season:
Last season's encounters against Wigan included the most memorable Madejski Stadium game ever - the dramatic 2-1 play-off second leg victory that sent us through to the final at Cardiff. Reading were trailing with five minutes to go before two late goals from Butler and Forster saw the stadium erupt in celebration. Reading did half the job in the first leg with a 0-0 draw away.
In our two league meetings Reading managed to earn four points off Wigan. We beat Wigan 1-0 at the Madejski Stadium in March, and earlier in the season, Martin Butler scored the goal which gave the Royals a draw at Wigan.
16 May 2001: Reading 2 Wigan Athletic 1 (Division Two Play Off, Second Leg)
13 May 2001: Wigan Athletic 0 Reading 0 (Division Two Play Off, First Leg)
9 March 2001: Reading 1 Wigan Athletic 0 (Division Two)
6 October 2000: Wigan Athletic 1 Reading 1 (Division Two)

1999/2000 Season:
Wigan took the full six points during the 1999/2000 season:
22 April 2000: Wigan Athletic 1 Reading 0
(Division Two)
16 October 1999: Reading 0 Wigan Athletic 2
(Division Two)

1998/1999 Season:
Wigan enjoyed another double over the Royals during the 1998/1999 season - including an impressive 4-1 victory over us.
24 April 1999: Wigan Athletic 4 Reading 1
(Division Two)
11 November 1998: Reading 0 Wigan Athletic 1
(Division Two)

Click on the results for full match reports.

Match Odds

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Reading are favourites for home victory.

Reading win:
Wigan win:

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