James McArthur's stoppage-time goal earned Wigan a point from a thrilling encounter with Reading.

Callum McManaman put the hosts in front before the break when he took advantage of a deflection.

But Reading turned the game on its head with two goals in five minutes from Shaun Cummings - the first of his career - and Sean Morrison.

Wigan refused to give in and Scotland midfielder McArthur nodded home from close range in a frantic finish.

Both sides are looking to get back to the Premier League after failing to return at the first attempt last season.

Rosler on Wigan v Reading

They each have managers embarking on their first full campaigns in charge and Wigan's Uwe Rosler handed four players their debuts.

After surviving a nervous opening, when Scott Carson produced a tremendous save to deny Reading debutant Ryan Edwards, and Oriel Riera prodded against the frame of his own goal, McManaman seized on a loose ball to put Wigan in front.

Reading took command in the second-half.

Cummings rifled home the first goal of his 118-game professional career from 25 yards, then Nick Blackman hit the bar before Morrison headed home from close range.

Reading's fans celebrated as though victory was theirs. But their cheers were silenced in the third minute of injury-time as McArthur latched onto a long ball to snatch a point.

Wigan manager Uwe Rosler: "Today I had four or five players on from the start who did not play a full part in pre-season. We did not have the energy or the power to compete in the second-half.

"But they tried to run down the clock. It gave us an invitation and we used it.

Reading manager Nigel Adkins: "I am sick we haven't won the game but I am looking at it in a totally positive manner. We have a very young, hungry, ambitious group of players and we want to play in a manner we've demonstrated today."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (5)

Wigan Athletic

  • 01 Carson
  • 30 Kiernan
  • 03 Taylor Booked (Fortuné - 81' )
  • 24 Perch
  • 17 Boyce
  • 19 Cowie (Tavernier - 72' )
  • 16 McArthur
  • 14 Huws
  • 33 Waghorn (Maloney - 64' )
  • 09 Riera Magem
  • 15 McManaman

Substitutes

  • 02 Tavernier
  • 04 Ramis
  • 10 Maloney
  • 20 Fyvie
  • 25 Barnett
  • 26 Al-Habsi
  • 32 Fortuné

Reading

  • 01 Federici
  • 02 Gunter
  • 06 Morrison
  • 05 Pearce
  • 24 Cummings Booked
  • 11 Obita
  • 25 Taylor (Cox - 60' )
  • 22 Blackman
  • 15 Hector
  • 07 Pogrebnyak
  • 17 Edwards (Guthrie - 60' )

Substitutes

  • 08 Guthrie
  • 10 Cox
  • 16 Akpan
  • 20 McCarthy
  • 27 Tanner
  • 28 Kuhl
  • 37 Stacey
Ref: Mark Brown
Att: 12,174

Match Stats

Shots

8 11

On target

3 4

Corners

2 5

Fouls

17 16

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Wigan Athletic 2, Reading 2.

90:00 +5:37 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Wigan Athletic 2, Reading 2.

90:00 +5:09

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

90:00 +4:02

Delay in match Rob Kiernan (Wigan Athletic) because of an injury.

90:00 +2:58 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Wigan Athletic 2, Reading 2. James McArthur (Wigan Athletic) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Oriol Riera with a headed pass.

90:00 +1:58

Simon Cox (Reading) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +1:58

Foul by James Perch (Wigan Athletic).

90:00 +0:23

Corner, Reading. Conceded by James Perch.

89:32

Corner, Reading. Conceded by James Tavernier.

88:54

Corner, Reading. Conceded by James Tavernier.

88:17

Danny Guthrie (Reading) wins a free kick on the left wing.

88:17

Foul by James McArthur (Wigan Athletic).

86:34

Pavel Pogrebnyak (Reading) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

86:34

Foul by Emmerson Boyce (Wigan Athletic).

85:38

Foul by Nick Blackman (Reading).

85:38

Shaun Maloney (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

84:42

Danny Guthrie (Reading) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

84:42

Foul by Emyr Huws (Wigan Athletic).

82:16

Alex Pearce (Reading) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

82:16

Foul by Oriol Riera (Wigan Athletic).

80:51

Foul by Alex Pearce (Reading).

80:51

Oriol Riera (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

80:17 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Marc-Antoine Fortuné replaces Andrew Taylor.

78:34

Foul by Simon Cox (Reading).

78:34

Shaun Maloney (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

76:08 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Wigan Athletic 1, Reading 2. Sean Morrison (Reading) header from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Alex Pearce with a headed pass following a set piece situation.

75:12

Nick Blackman (Reading) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

75:12

Foul by Andrew Taylor (Wigan Athletic).

73:55

Nick Blackman (Reading) hits the left post with a left footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by Simon Cox.

73:12 Booking

Booking Andrew Taylor (Wigan Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

73:05

Nick Blackman (Reading) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

73:05

Foul by Andrew Taylor (Wigan Athletic).

72:38

Foul by Simon Cox (Reading).

72:38

James Perch (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

71:28 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Wigan Athletic. James Tavernier replaces Don Cowie.

70:21 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Wigan Athletic 1, Reading 1. Shaun Cummings (Reading) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Michael Hector.

68:58

Shaun Cummings (Reading) wins a free kick on the left wing.

68:58

Foul by James McArthur (Wigan Athletic).

67:07

Attempt missed. Danny Guthrie (Reading) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Alex Pearce.

66:48

Attempt saved. Nick Blackman (Reading) header from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Jordan Obita with a cross.

66:26

Corner, Reading. Conceded by Don Cowie.

63:41 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Shaun Maloney replaces Martyn Waghorn.

60:28

Attempt missed. Simon Cox (Reading) right footed shot from long range on the left is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Shaun Cummings.

59:41 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Reading. Danny Guthrie replaces Ryan Edwards.

59:24 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Reading. Simon Cox replaces Jake Taylor.

58:22

Attempt missed. Martyn Waghorn (Wigan Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by James Perch.

57:53 Booking

Booking Shaun Cummings (Reading) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

57:26

Foul by Shaun Cummings (Reading).

57:26

Callum McManaman (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

56:49

Alex Pearce (Reading) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

56:49

Foul by Oriol Riera (Wigan Athletic).

55:43

Attempt missed. Ryan Edwards (Reading) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

55:41

Attempt blocked. Jake Taylor (Reading) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

54:56

Nick Blackman (Reading) wins a free kick on the right wing.

54:56

Foul by Andrew Taylor (Wigan Athletic).

53:33

Attempt missed. Nick Blackman (Reading) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Jake Taylor.

50:58

Foul by Michael Hector (Reading).

50:58

Emyr Huws (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

50:11

Foul by Pavel Pogrebnyak (Reading).

50:11

Emyr Huws (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

49:27

Attempt blocked. Michael Hector (Reading) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

45:00

Second Half begins Wigan Athletic 1, Reading 0.

45:00 +1:00 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Wigan Athletic 1, Reading 0.

43:56

Michael Hector (Reading) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

43:56

Foul by Emyr Huws (Wigan Athletic).

43:06

Adam Federici (Reading) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

43:06

Foul by Martyn Waghorn (Wigan Athletic).

40:25

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Alex Pearce.

38:42

Attempt missed. Andrew Taylor (Wigan Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

37:44

Foul by Alex Pearce (Reading).

37:44

Oriol Riera (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

37:01

Sean Morrison (Reading) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

37:01

Foul by Oriol Riera (Wigan Athletic).

33:00

Pavel Pogrebnyak (Reading) wins a free kick on the left wing.

33:00

Foul by Don Cowie (Wigan Athletic).

31:18

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Chris Gunter.

30:22

Chris Gunter (Reading) wins a free kick on the right wing.

30:22

Foul by Martyn Waghorn (Wigan Athletic).

28:46

Offside, Reading. Ryan Edwards tries a through ball, but Alex Pearce is caught offside.

28:14

Ryan Edwards (Reading) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

28:14

Foul by James McArthur (Wigan Athletic).

26:23 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Wigan Athletic 1, Reading 0. Callum McManaman (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Martyn Waghorn.

26:17

Attempt blocked. Martyn Waghorn (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

26:13

Attempt saved. Callum McManaman (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by James Perch.

24:52

Foul by Ryan Edwards (Reading).

24:52

Emyr Huws (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

20:04

Emyr Huws (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

20:04

Foul by Nick Blackman (Reading).

18:01

Offside, Wigan Athletic. Rob Kiernan tries a through ball, but Martyn Waghorn is caught offside.

12:55

Hand ball by Jake Taylor (Reading).

12:22

Emyr Huws (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

12:22

Foul by Pavel Pogrebnyak (Reading).

11:50

Attempt missed. James Perch (Wigan Athletic) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Emyr Huws following a set piece situation.

11:11

Foul by Michael Hector (Reading).

11:11

Emyr Huws (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

9:03

Corner, Reading. Conceded by Andrew Taylor.

8:56

Attempt saved. Ryan Edwards (Reading) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Pavel Pogrebnyak.

8:19

Foul by Nick Blackman (Reading).

8:19

Andrew Taylor (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

7:19

Hand ball by Oriol Riera (Wigan Athletic).

6:52

Attempt blocked. Emyr Huws (Wigan Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

5:44

Foul by Michael Hector (Reading).

5:44

Martyn Waghorn (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

5:00

Foul by Ryan Edwards (Reading).

5:00

Emyr Huws (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

3:19

Offside, Wigan Athletic. Andrew Taylor tries a through ball, but Martyn Waghorn is caught offside.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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