Date:Monday February 7 2011
James McCarthy was voted the Vital Latics man of the match for his superb display in Saturdays win over Blackburn at the DW Stadium.
The young midfield man was sorely missed by the Latics for the 14 league games that he was out injured; on Saturday he showed just how valuable he is to the team, giving his all until he limped out of the action totally exhausted on 82 minutes but with two goals under his belt.
The 20 year old gave an exhilarating display of box to box football, his two goals were excellent, the first showing his awareness and ability, reacting first to Boyce`s parried shot, firing home from a tight angle, his second demonstrated his close control, quick feet and coolness has he made a mockery of Blackburn`s defence packed penalty area to score a stunning goal.
His game wasn`t just about his goals though, he harried and tackled all afternoon, his passing was crisp and accurate and he made surging runs with the ball, a great game from a great young talent. Well deserved man of the match.
For the record the voting was:
James McCarthy - 78%
Ali Al-Habsi - 10%
Antolin Alcaraz - 6%
James McCarthy, Man of the Match
Courtesy of Bernard Platt/Wigan Athletic
The new poll is available on the right side of this page, looking for player of the month for January, to participate in the vote simply access the poll, select your option and then hit the submit button, it`s that easy.
Latics and Proud
Fancy writing an article about the Latics? Why not get in touch, we are always looking for new contributors, after all we are all Latics fans here and want to get the Latics message to the world, so if you have a favourite match or Latics memory get it jotted down, or whatever you want to say put it into an email and send it to us here at Vital Wigan
To get your article published just click here and we will put it onto the site
Date:Monday February 7 2011
Mackay To Weigh Squad Up Ahead Of Transfer Window (Tuesday November 25 2014)
Can We Now Get Back To Normal? (Tuesday November 25 2014)
Door Open For Grant Holt Return? (Tuesday November 25 2014)
Any Previous? - Sheffield Wednesday v Latics (Tuesday November 25 2014)
Meet The Ref - Sheff Weds v Latics Chris Kavanagh (Tuesday November 25 2014)
What The Bosses Said - Latics 1 Boro 1 (Monday November 24 2014)
Support Counts - Latics 1 Boro 1 (Sunday November 23 2014)
Stats: Wigan Athletic v Middlesbrough (Saturday November 22 2014)
Latics v Boro Big Game Preview (Saturday November 22 2014)
12th Man - Has Whelan Made The Right Call? (Friday November 21 2014)
|Cala Hits Out
» Cardiff : 25/11/2014 21:12:00
|Mackay's Honorary Status Revoked
» Cardiff : 25/11/2014 21:06:00
|Bent Set For Albion Loan
» Brighton : 25/11/2014 20:41:00
|March Pencilled In For Albion Return
» Brighton : 25/11/2014 20:38:00
|Walton Backed To Shine
» Brighton : 25/11/2014 20:34:00