Monthly Archives: September 2013

Europa League comes to Wigan – Wigan Athletic v NK Maribor preview

A historic first ever Europa League game will take place on Thursday night as Slovenian league leaders NK Maribor visit the DW Stadium. Latics take on Maribor in strange circumstances as they have recently sacked their coach Ante Čačić less … Continue reading

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Controversial decisions deny Wigan – Watford 1 Wigan Athletic 0

A late strike from substitute Cristian Battocchio ensured Watford denied Wigan at least a point at Vicarage Road. Clear cut opportunities were at a premium, but Wigan can regard themselves unlucky to have a Nick Powell goal disallowed for offside … Continue reading

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Wigan slip tamely out of Capital One Cup – Manchester City 5 Wigan Athletic 0

Latics unsurprisingly slipped out of the League Cup at the Etihad Stadium as Manchester City hit five goals to secure a place in the fourth round. City only led 1-0 at half time after good work by Fernandinho set up … Continue reading

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Wigan Athletic’s European Adventure part 1 – Slideshow

From non-league to Europa League it’s been quite an adventure for the fans of Wigan Athletic. Most long-standing Latics fans could never have dreamt that they would one day play in a European competition, so this was a night to be … Continue reading

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Wigan ride their luck to survive Ipswich onslaught – Wigan Athletic 2 Ipswich Town 0

An early headed goal by Ryan Shotton and a late finish by Nick Powell secured an unlikely three points for Wigan at home to Ipswich Town. The Stoke loanee Shotton rose unchallenged at the back post to head home following … Continue reading

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Latics outfought by Foxes – Leicester City 2 Wigan Athletic 0

Wigan slumped to a disappointing 2-0 defeat at the King Power Stadium with Liam Moore scoring his first goal for the Foxes and David Nugent scoring a late penalty. Moore put City ahead when he headed home unmarked from a … Continue reading

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Transfer deadline day round up – Wigan Athletic

The main news of the night was the transfer of James McCarthy to Everton for a fee reported to be £13m. Maroune Fellaini’s late move from Everton to Manchester United for £27.5m looked to have triggered McCarthy’s move to Goodison Park. … Continue reading

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