Tag Archives: Aston Villa

Unbeaten run comes to an end – Aston Villa 4 Wigan Athletic 1

Latics unbeaten opening to the season came to an end as they lost 4-1 to Aston Villa in the Carabao Cup (League Cup) at Villa Park. Both Latics and Villa made eleven changes from their starting line ups from Saturday’s … Continue reading

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Latics rue missed chances and slip further into trouble – Wigan Athletic 0 Aston Villa 2

Wigan Athletic produced a much-improved performance under interim manager Graham Barrow following the departure of Warren Joyce. Latics showed great commitment and had plenty of chances to win the game but were frustrated by Aston Villa keeper Sam Johnstone and … Continue reading

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12th Man – Players must respond if tactics are right

The inevitable happened this week when Warren Joyce was dismissed as Latics manager. The former Manchester United reserve manager had struggled to come to terms with the challenges of Championship football and his negative tactics had alienated the Latics fan … Continue reading

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Grealish late strike sinks Latics – Aston Villa 1 Wigan Athletic 0

Another spirited backs to the wall defensive display wasn’t enough to save Latics from defeat at Villa Park. Warren Joyce’s risky strategy to defend for 95 minutes was undone in the 88th minute when Jack Grealish curled a shot into the … Continue reading

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12th Man – The Bruce effect

Latics will come up against former manager Steve Bruce when they visit Aston Villa on Saturday. The well-travelled Geordie has transformed Villa since taking over at the beginning of October, having lost only once in eight games they are now … Continue reading

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Book review: Making the impossible possible – How Steeple Sinderby Wanderers Won the FA Cup

The re-published ‘How Steeple Sinderby Wanderers Won the FA Cup’ by J.L.Carr is a classic football tale from a bygone age but it still has a resonance for football fans today. It is a story about a small village team … Continue reading

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Final game of the season ends in stalemate – Wigan Athletic 2 Aston Villa 2

Wigan’s last game in the Premier League ended in stalemate as they were held 2-2 by Aston Villa. Darren Bent gave Villa an early lead with a shot from eighteen yards before Emmerson Boyce equalised with a header and then Latics … Continue reading

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