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Ex-Latic David Unsworth Calls it a Day

Ex-Latic David Unsworth Calls it a Day


Former Wigan Athletic player David Unsworth has decided to hang up his boots and concentrate on the coaching side of football as he looks to the future, he says that he has enjoyed his playing days but now wants to move on, in an interview with Evertons official website Unsworth said:

"I`ve had a great time but it`s the right time now for me to concentrate on something else"

"I am doing my coaching badges and my intention is to move into that side of the game. I`m thoroughly enjoying the coaching side and am keen to really get started, which is the main reason for hanging my boots up."


The Chorley born player had a good career that saw him play for Everton (twice), West Ham, Aston Villa, Ipswich Town, Portsmouth, Sheffield United and Wigan Athletic, whilst at Everton he got a cup winners medal and his only England cap but Latics fans will remember him for something other than winning trophies.

Unsworth was Paul Jewells last signing when he captured him on a short term contract from Sheffield United in January 2007 as cover for Leighton Baines so how ironic that the last game that season was to be against Sheffield United and Unsworth was to play a massive part in the game and the future of the Latics.

Sunday 13th May 2007 and Wigan Athletic were in a relegation place, the last game of the season pitched Latics away at Sheffield United who were two places and three points ahead similar goal difference but hadn`t scored as many goals.

The scenario was quite simple, Latics had to win to stay up anything else and we would be relegated.

Shortly before half-time with the scores at 1-1 the Latics were awarded a penalty after Sheffield United defender Phil Jagielka handled in the area, up stepped former Blades player David Unsworth to slam the ball home, give Latics an incredible 1-2 victory and so kept the clubs Premier League status.

Nice one big lad and good luck for the coaching





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Writer:Barry Worthington
Date:Saturday April 4 2009
Time: 9:07AM

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I will never forget THAT penalty, must nerve wracking game of football that I have ever witnessed
worbo
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I will never forget THAT penalty, must nerve wracking game of football that I have ever witnessed
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