YANN KERMOGANT’S early strike condemned Wigan Athletic to relegation as Reading seal their spot in the play-off places.
Jaap Stam’s men won 1-0 at the Madejski Stadium in a thrilling day in the Sky Bet Championship.
Reading sit third in England’s second-tier, but could finish as low as fifth in the table if they fail to beat Burton Albion in the last game of the season.
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Kermorgant scored in just the sixth minute as he powered in a header from a Garath McCleary corner that nestled in the roof of the net.
There was to be no more goals in the clash, as the Latics drop down to League One after just one campaign playing back in the Championship.
They have only won ten games out of 45 matches this season, and have scored just a mere 39 goals – a joint league low with Rotherham United, who are also relegated.
Reading will either face Sheffield Wednesday, Huddersfield Town or Fulham in the play-offs.