Monthly Archives: August 2013

Wigan extinguish Forest fire – Wigan Athletic 2 Nottingham Forest 1

Wigan secured their first home win of the season and inflicted Nottingham Forest’s first defeat of the Championship campaign. Forest had taken the lead early in the first half through a superb Andy Reid free kick. But Latics equalised quickly … Continue reading

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No glamour ties for Wigan in Europa League draw

For those of us who have followed Wigan Athletic from their non-league days seeing the club in today’s Europa League draw in Monaco was quite a surreal experience. Little Latics in a draw with famous names such as Lazio, Valencia, … Continue reading

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Wigan struggling to adjust to life in the Championship – Wigan Athletic 2 Middlesbrough 2

A late equaliser by substitute Jordi Gomez saved a point for Wigan after they had been outplayed by Middlesbrough for long periods. Latics had taken the lead through a Grant Holt penalty, after Marc-Antoine Fortune was brought down. Boro defender … Continue reading

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Latics fight back to salvage a point – Wigan Athletic 2 Doncaster Rovers 2

A dramatic 90th minute equaliser by Leon Barnett secured a share of the spoils for Wigan after they had trailed 2-0 to Doncaster at half time. Somewhat against the run of play the Yorkshiremen had stunned the home crowd with … Continue reading

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Wigan get rude Championship awakening – Bournemouth 1 Wigan Athletic 0

Any Latics fans who expected the team to cruise through the Championship got a shock on Saturday as recently promoted Bournemouth deservedly won 1-0 at the Goldsands Stadium. Lewis Grabban’s goal on 43 minutes following a poor back pass by … Continue reading

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Robin Van Persie is the difference – Wigan Athletic 0 – Manchester United 2

Two goals by Robin Van Persie secured a first trophy for David Moyes as United overcame Latics in the Community Shield. Wigan were competitive throughout and matched their local rivals for long periods but it was the quality of Van … Continue reading

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Latics start season with emphatic win – Barnsley 0 Wigan Athletic 4

Wigan Athletic kicked off their Championship campaign with a 4-0 demolition of Barnsley at Oakwell. Owen Coyle’s team were dominant throughout and showed both commitment and quality against an initially combative Yorkshire outfit. Ben Watson opened the scoring with a … Continue reading

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