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Nialls View - Spurs 0-1 Latics

Nialls View - Spurs 0-1 Latics

Latics blogger Niall Owens gives us his take on yesterday's proceedings at White Hart Lane:

The Latics stunned Tottenham at White Hart Lane on Saturday afternoon, as Ben Watson solitary strike was enough to give the Latics their second consecutive league win.

Watson became the first English man to score for the Latics this calendar year, when he netted from close range after Brad Friedel failed to deal with Shaun Maloney's corner.

Roberto Martinez's men put in an inch perfect defensive performance and going forward they had much of the game and created the better chance throughout.

The Latics were on the front foot from the outset and kept the Spurs backline busy, as they carved out three great chances during the opening period.

Veteran keeper Friedel was on hand to deny both Maloney and Arouna Kone, as the pair linked up to great effect all afternoon, and match winner Watson fired over from range in the first half.

The Latics were finally rewarded for their dominance early into the second period, when Friedel was unable to keep Watson`s effort from going across the line.

Much of the pre match talk had focussed on how the Latics would deal with the inform Gareth Bale, and Martinez's men responded by doubling up on the Welsh star, disturbing his influence on proceedings.

Wigan`s goal early into the second period stunned White Hart Lane, and this seemed to affect the home side, and voiced their disapproval when Jermain Defoe was changed for Emmanuel Adebayor shortly after the opening.

Despite needing to chase the game the Latics saw out the game with some ease, with Steven Caulker's header the only real concern for Ali Al Habsi.

The centre half pair of Ivan Ramis and captain Gary Caldwell through themselves at every Spurs effort and frustrated the home side to great effect.

Despite the expected late onslaught the Latics held firm and secured their second victory in a week and moves them onto eleven points and up to eleventh place.

The victory signals a fantastic start to November as the Latics still face a trip to Liverpool, along with three crucial home games as the season really begins to take shape.

Niall Joseph Owens

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Writer:Niall Joseph Owens
Date:Sunday November 4 2012
Time: 2:00PM


The game could have finished 3 or 4-0 to us
04/11/2012 15:29:00
Spurs fan here..Unfortunately, I called this result before the game. Not really surprised. Anyone who knows the game would have known Wigan have actually improved as a footballing side through out the seasons and the one thing Spurs hate is teams who are technically ok and can move the ball around. We cant handle it and run around like hadess chickens.. Some might say its only little Wigan but we are very easy to play against especially when we dont have the ball as apart from one defensive midfielder who cant actually tackle they rest of the team just chase the man with the ball without the concept of compressing the space the oppostion is passing in. Mind you didnt help that we had the dump truck in Huddlestone in the middle of the park and Siggurson(aka hard man keano) as accomplice. We need to get our injured plays back ASAP or else I cold easily see us loosing heavily to Man City and our french neighbours down the road.. Well done Wigan!
04/11/2012 18:56:00
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