Wigan Athletic boss Roberto Martinez wants defensive improvements for the remainder of the season.
Wigan have kept just four league clean sheets so far this term.
"I would say defensively it was as good as it gets," he said. "Defensively you know you are going to play against a Reading side that are strong, especially in the dead-ball situations. We dealt with that really well.
"We have to keep improving but to keep a clean sheet away from home, especially at the Madejski Stadium, is pleasing.
"Since they've changed tactically they have become a very difficult side to restrict.
"So that clean sheet pleases me as much as any defensive display this season.
"We have to make sure we replicate this level until the end of the season."