Reading draw at Wigan on opening day of the season

Reading draw at Wigan on opening day of the season

Reading draw at Wigan on opening day of the season

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by , Sports Reporter

READING had to settle for a 2-2 draw on the opening day of the Championship campaign, after James McArthur scored an equaliser in stoppage time at Wigan.

The Royals had trailed at half-time to a Callum McManaman goal, but scored twice in a six minute spell to lead 2-1 after 77 minutes.

The first-ever league goal for Shaun Cummings with a lovely strike from the edge of the box level things.

Nick Blackman then hit the post, before Sean Morrison headed in after a free-kick, but Wigan never gave-up and McArthur made sure honours were even for two of the promotion favourites.

Reading boss Nigel Adkins said: “We had an excellent second-half and deserved something from the game.”

The Royals are next in action on Tuesday night (kick-off 8pm), when they entertain Newport County in the League Cup.

The Welsh side lost on the opening day of their League Two campaign against Wycombe Wanderers.

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