Monthly Archives: December 2011

Refereeing mistakes ease the way for United – Manchester United 5 Wigan Athletic 0

The scoreline may suggest an easy win for United but it was two catastrophic mistakes by referee Phil Dowd that tipped the game in United’s favour. United had taken the lead through Park Ji-Sung but Wigan were starting to get … Continue reading

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Ali is the Wigan hero – Wigan Athletic 0 Liverpool 0

Prior to the game all attention was on Luis Suarez after his proposed eight-game ban was announced by the FA. The decision seemed to galvanise Liverpool but it was Wigan who ultimately emerged the stronger team from one of the … Continue reading

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Cech hands Wigan a deserved point – Wigan Athletic 1 Chelsea 1

Wigan Athletic earned an excellent point against their super wealthy opponents in the late kick off at the DW Stadium on Saturday evening. Daniel Sturridge had given Chelsea the lead in the 59th minute but a mistake by Chelsea goalkeeper Petr … Continue reading

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West Bromwich Albion 1 Wigan Athletic 2 – Moses is the difference

Before this game Roy Hodgson patronised Wigan by saying their summer bid for Peter Odemwingie was “a little bit like West Brom trying to sign Lionel Messi”. Hodgson’s ill-considered comments may have helped to motivate the Latics who fought back from … Continue reading

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Back to the bottom – Wigan Athletic 0 Arsenal 4

Wigan Athletic returned to the bottom of the table after this disappointing home defeat to a formidable Arsenal. Wigan’s ability to self destruct was once again in evidence, as was the excellence of Arsenal’s intricate passing game. The Latics started … Continue reading

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