Vital Football

Latest Wigan Atletic News

What The Bosses Said - Sunderland 1-2 Latics

What The Bosses Said - Sunderland 1-2 Latics

Wigan Athletic travelled up to Sunderland hoping to get their first win since August and they did just that in dramatic fashion with Franco Di Santo`s last gasp winner. Obviously both bosses, Latics Roberto Martinez and Sunderlands Steve Bruce, had something to say at the end of the match, lets take a look at their views on proceedings:

Latics boss Roberto Martinez:

'I feel this can be a defining moment in our season. It has to be'

'Last week I thought was a real turning point in terms of the way we performed, and if you look at the two points we dropped you see where that would put us in the table.

'We simply carried on where we left off last week.

'It was a completely different type of performance, but we showed a real maturity to know what to do to win the game.

'The season for us started last week and the competition for places we have now should give us the belief and the desire to move on from this.

'Throughout the bad run we never lost our standards, and that's very important.

'In the first 20 minutes, it was very tough and we were second best to every 50/50 ball.

'That allowed Sunderland to build a little bit of momentum and to be a threat in the final third.

'We finished the first half well, though, and that allowed us to be ourselves in the second half and the win was just rewards for that.

'To have found a performance like that after such a bad run of results speaks volumes about the players.

'We have worked very, very hard to get a positive result in the last few weeks and we've had to put up with disappointment after disappointment.

'Not being able to get that feeling that the players have deserved in recent weeks probably pushed us over the line in that last minute.

'Franco (Di Santo) came on and made a really massive impact as did James McArthur, and the difference the substitutes made shows you the character and the togetherness in the dressing room.

'I thought it was a performance that was all about what you need to come to grounds like this and get a result.

'We perhaps didn't have the dominance or the flair that we have showed in other games, but in terms of knowing what we had to do to get a result, I thought it was a joy to see the players going about their work.

'I think we'd all agree that three years ago we wouldn't have been able to get this result.

'Now we can, and that's all down to the quality of the players and what they produce on a daily basis.'

Sunderland boss Steve Bruce:

'It sums us up at home for the last four or five weeks. I can't keep coming out here and say we've created a few chances. We're not taken them chances. It's tough at the moment and I'm a resilient so and so. With the so called pressure and the fans the way they are you have to earn your money and come out fighting as they say.'

Bookmark and Share

Join The Vital Debate

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

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

Writer:Barry Worthington
Date:Sunday November 27 2011
Time: 6:46PM

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Bellew Wants Lebedev Next


27/11/2011 19:19:00
massive win for you guys
27/11/2011 21:33:00
Don't like Sunderland, at least Villa fans are quiet and wanting to fix their problems first.
28/11/2011 08:34:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Wigan Athletic Articles

It's Friday - PWU Latics Podcast - Brighton Preview

Friday afternoon is the perfect time to grab a brew, a chocolate Hobnob, or Jacobs Fig Roll settle down, turn the volume up and soak up the very latest PWU Latics Podcast

Shaun MacDonald Voted Vital Latics Man Of The Match v Leeds

Shaun MacDonald has been voted the Vital Latics man of the match for his performance and no doubt his last gasp equalising goal away at Leeds on Tuesday

12th Man - The Win Would Bring A Mood Changer

A week in football, as the saying goes, is a long time, the mood of supporters can swing dramatically over this period, go back seven days and we had three games on the horizon

Any Previous? - Latics v Brighton and Hove Albion

Latics face Brighton at the DW Stadium on Saturday, down the years the two clubs have met a total of 14 times and things are pretty even.

Archived Vital Latics Articles

Vital Latics articles from

Site Journalists

Barry Worthington
Editor email
Dan Farrimond (JWAW)
no email
Adam Convery
no email
Frank Ford
no email
Noel Wards Leg
no email

Current Poll (see more polls)

Big Game Winners On Saturday?
Suggested By: Jimmy Melia
Brighton and Hobe Albion0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 13 9 1 3 28 16
2 Norwich 13 8 3 2 27 8
3 Brighton 13 7 4 2 25 8
4 Huddersfield 13 8 1 4 25 3
5 Birmingham 13 6 5 2 23 5
6 Sheff Wed 13 6 3 4 21 0
7 Bristol City 13 6 2 5 20 5
8 Brentford 13 5 4 4 19 7
9 Q.P.R. 13 5 4 4 19 -2
10 Reading 13 5 4 4 19 -4
11 Fulham 13 4 6 3 18 -1
12 Ipswich 13 4 5 4 17 1
13 Preston 13 5 2 6 17 0
14 Leeds Utd 13 5 2 6 17 -2
15 Barnsley 13 5 1 7 16 1
16 Wolves 13 4 4 5 16 0
17 Forest 13 4 3 6 15 -2
18 Aston Villa 13 2 8 3 14 -1
19 Burton 13 3 5 5 14 -2
20 Derby County 13 3 5 5 14 -3
21 Blackburn 13 3 3 7 12 -7
22 Cardiff 13 3 3 7 12 -10
23 Wigan 13 2 5 6 11 -2
24 Rotherham 13 1 3 9 6 -18
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Wigan Athletic Results (view all)

Wigan Athletic Fixtures (view all)

Oct 22 2016 3:00PM : Brighton & Hove Albion (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 29 2016 3:00PM : Cardiff City (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Nov 5 2016 3:00PM : Reading (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Nov 19 2016 3:00PM : Barnsley (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Nov 28 2016 7:45PM : Huddersfield Town (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 3 2016 3:00PM : Derby County (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

1.Get a Grip!147
5.Barry W77
6.jeffs right64
Write for Vital Football