UK time is: 20:27:39
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Half time Report Latics in front

Half Time Summary

2 Shots On Target 4
5 Shots Off Target 2
4 Fouls (Conceded) 4
2 Corners 2
1 Yellow Cards 0
0 Red Cards 0

Wigan started the match the more aggressive, with De Ridder and Kapo showing positive signs early, for about the 1st 10mins of the game Liverpool struggled to get a player forward into Wigans half, Wigan held the ball but just couldn't get enough room to create a chance at goal

The game really started coming to life from about the 25th min onwards, Liverpool through Keane had a great chance to put the Reds in front but pushed the ball wide.

Kirkland took the goal kick which went back to Carragher who sent the ball onto Agger who thumbled and slipped the ball onto the ever pressing Zaki, Zaki with only the keeper to beat put the ball into the back of the net with ease to give Wigan a 1-0 lead in the 29th minute

Liverpool went onto the attack, against Man City Liverpool trailed 2-0 yet came away with a 3-2 win, they clearly didn't want to go down 2-0 against Wigan and Agger made up for his mistake by setting Liverpool's equaliser.

It started on the left, Agger interchanged with Riera with a 1-2 passing on the edge of the box, Agger then beat Cattermole on the edge and set Kuyt up in the box who rifled the ball past Kirkland in the 37th min

After Liverpool levelled Wigan had 2 shots from wide out through Valencia and Kapo both along the ground and not threatening, however at the other end of the park Liverpool was were the action was starting to occur.

Kirkland pulled off one of the saves of the season from a bullet Kuyt shot, at full streatch diving in the air he managed to get his right hand onto the ball and deflect the ball onto the posts which went about 40yrds back into the field of play to give you some indication on how hard the shot was.

Then almost imediatley after that Penatt broke on the right and sent in a brilliant cross, Riera going up and getting his head to the ball in the middle of the box but put it wide, it was a sitter of a header and should have been converted.

From the ensuring goal kick, the ball went down to Valencia who beat 2 Liverpool players in the corner, and drifted along the goal line to chip the ball back into the box onto the left edge, Zaki mid air with his body parraell to the ground scissor kicked the ball and it went flying into the top right hand corner of the goal, it was a brilliant piece of magic from Zaki to get his 2nd right on halftime.

It's easy to join us at Vital Latics to register , simply click the link and enjoy getting involved








Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: sprayzen Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday October 18 2008

Time: 4:07PM

Your Comments

Fantastic
worbo
Great match guys. I think we deserved the win in the end but I didn't see the first half so what do I know.
Aamir
Not sure about the dismissal of Valencia... But very happy for Zaki whose reputation is continually growing.
The_Legend_Of_Zola
Valencia should have been given a straight red for the tackle on Alonso.
Aamir
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Wigan Athletic Articles

Latics Hero Ben Watson Back In Action (Thursday November 27 2014)

Wigan Athletic - The FAB Club (Wednesday November 26 2014)

Football Aid 2015 - Play at the DW Stadium! (Wednesday November 26 2014)

Can We Now Get Back To Normal? (Tuesday November 25 2014)

Door Open For Grant Holt Return? (Tuesday November 25 2014)

Archived Wigan Athletic Articles

List All Vital Latics Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Whittleblue 218
2. worbo 151
3. scotdave 138
4. hindleymonwafc 136
5. russialatic 128
6. Pauvre Jean 123
7. Jonny_SuffolkLatic 116
8. albert jckson 97
9. Oscarbon 96
10. loudmouthblue 91

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Wigan 1 - 1 Middlesbrough
Bolton 3 - 1 Wigan
Brighton 1 - 0 Wigan
Wigan 3 - 3 Fulham
Derby County 1 - 2 Wigan
Wigan 0 - 0 Millwall

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
18. Millwall 18 4 7 7 -5 19
19. Birmingham 18 4 7 7 -14 19
20. Brighton 18 3 9 6 -3 18
21. Rotherham 18 4 6 8 -10 18
22. Wigan 18 3 8 7 -4 17
23. Bolton 17 5 2 10 -7 17
24. Blackpool 17 1 4 12 -18 7

Breaking League News

LUFC Former keeper released by Crawley
Leeds Utd : 28/11/2014 20:24:00
LUFC Striker admits he has no future at Leeds
Leeds Utd : 28/11/2014 20:16:00
Vital Preview: Watford v Cardiff
Cardiff : 28/11/2014 20:13:00
Halford's Loan Extended!
Forest : 28/11/2014 20:06:00
Ipswich Town Under The Microscope Again
Ipswich : 28/11/2014 19:50:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Man of the Match v Boro
Suggested By:  Colin Crompton
Scott Carson 2%
Emmerson Boyce 0%
Ivan Ramis 3%
Leon Barnett 0%
Andrew Taylor 0%
Chris McCann 38%
Adam Forshaw 9%
Roger Espinoza 3%
Shaun Maloney 45%
Callum McManaman 0%
Marc-Antoine Fortune 0%