UK time is: 21:38:08
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Should Malouda's Goal Have Been Ruled Out?




Wigan Athletic boss Roberto Martinez is still smarting over the Florent Malouda goal that cost the Latics a share of the spoils in Saturdays tussle against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

Martinez claimed that it was 'a crime against football` not to award a free kick to the Latics rather than a goal to Chelsea following a blatant foul in the build up to the goal.

Match referee Howard Webb had a clear view when Chelsea forward Fernando Torres challenged Latics keeper Ali Al-Habsi as the ball was crossed into the box, the Spain international clearly put his elbow into Al-Habsi`s jaw and his forearm across the keepers face.

Although the assistant flagged, Webb allowed play to continue and the ball dropped to Malouda who poked home. An aggrieved Martinez said 'I am very frustrated, it was a clear foul, Torres put his elbow in Ali`s face and once again a big decision goes against us`

Foul or no foul? You decide






Join The Vital Debate



Bookmark and Share












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






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: worbo Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday April 12 2011

Time: 7:00AM

Your Comments

Definite foul, goal should have been ruled out
worbo
I can;t understand why the press haven't honed in on this.
wigginer
Cos it's bloody wigan and not a fashionable club. We're in the boring stages now. Long way before we become establishment....or until we start scoring, when the world will wake up.
thorpyness
Graham Poll metnions it on his article in the mail saying it's the only thing refs got wrong this weekend. Funny no sports journo's have mentioned it.
wigginer
theres another pic where webb is about 10 years away looking straight at it and still didnt give it how many more game changing decisions can go against us this season?????
legolad
 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Wigan Athletic Articles

Any Previous? - Derby v Latics (Thursday October 23 2014)

PWU Latics Podcast - All M*A*S*H*ed Up (Thursday October 23 2014)

The Bag Had It - Latics 0 Millwall 0 (Wednesday October 22 2014)

What The Bosses Said - Latics 0 Millwall 0 (Wednesday October 22 2014)

Stats: Wigan Athletic v Millwall (Tuesday October 21 2014)

Is This The One? - Latics v Millwall (Tuesday October 21 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. worbo 169
2. loudmouthblue 112
3. russialatic 96
4. Thorpyness 91
5. hindleymonwafc 89
6. Pauvre Jean 78
7. SwindonLatic 57
8. riddy 56
9. Lazysid 54
10. Whittleblue 54

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Wigan 1 - 0 Blackpool
Wigan 2 - 2 Reading
Wigan 0 - 0 Millwall
Wigan 1 - 2 Ipswich
Wigan 4 - 0 Birmingham
Charlton 2 - 1 Wigan

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
16. Huddersfield 13 4 4 5 -6 16
17. Reading 13 4 3 6 -8 15
18. Millwall 13 3 5 5 -3 14
19. Wigan 13 2 6 5 -2 12
20. Brighton 13 2 6 5 -3 12
21. Birmingham 13 2 5 6 -8 11
22. Fulham 13 3 2 8 -9 11

Breaking League News

Milanic wants motivated Leeds to claim the points
Leeds Utd : 23/10/2014 21:05:00
Howe: Only a matter of time for Ritchie
Bournemouth : 23/10/2014 20:10:00
On this day 1999
Blackpool : 23/10/2014 20:06:00
RUFC - No One In Before Weekend
Rotherham : 23/10/2014 19:20:00
BWFC: Mark Davies
Bolton : 23/10/2014 19:00:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Man of the Match v Millwall
Suggested By:  Roy Cropper
Scott Carson 5%
James Tavernier 33%
Ivan Ramis 3%
Leon Barnett 0%
Maynor Figueroa 14%
William Kvist 3%
Adam Forshaw 11%
Shaun Maloney 7%
James McClean 3%
Marc-Antoine Fortune 18%
Oriol Riera 3%