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Wigan Rode Their Luck

Wigan Rode Their Luck

Paul Jewell has admitted that his team rode their luck in their 1-0 victory against Fulham at the weekend.

In an honest assessment he told the official site:

'We didn't play well, we were fortunate first half, it could have gone either way in the first fifteen minutes, but we've rode our luck. We came back into it a little bit and in the second half on balance we had better chances. They will feel aggrieved because when you have so many good chances like that you've got to take them and they didn't and no doubt there will be some moaning about the referee. But it happens every week in the Premiership. Whoever we play the referee's always biased towards Wigan, it's great!'
Adding

'We knew we were fortunate in the first half, I couldn't wait to get them in at half time because we needed to sort one or two things out. In the second half we got a bit tighter on them, but it looked like it was going to be 0-0. They've got Diop, two big centre backs, and they've got Collins John, and we've got a small team. We've had to fight like Trojans in the second half to stand up to the physical presence of Fulham. We were missing three strikers out of our team, and we won the game and I think the players deserve a bit of credit.'

Jewell also said about the argument between Arjan de Zeeuw and Jimmy Bullard: 'I don't mind that. That shows they care. Just as long as it does not fester or simmer, and it hasn't, then it is OK - and there's nothing like a victory for putting something like that to bed.'

Writer:Site Staff
Date:Monday October 31 2005
Time: 3:26PM

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