Vital Football

Latest Wigan Atletic News

Gomez Stunner Tames Wolves

Wigan Athletic
2 - 0
Wolverhampton Wanderers

DW Stadium

2/10/10 12:45

Attendance: 14,042

Referee:

Wigan Athletic took three points from the game with Wolverhampton Wanderers yesterday and jumped out of the bottom three to the relatively healthy position of 13th in the table, a superb Jordi Gomez free-kick and a poachers goal from Hugo Rodallega gave the Latics their first home win of the season.

Wolves rolled up at the DW Stadium looking to end a dismal run of three straight Premier League defeats and it told with a defensive line up and not much attacking intention.

On 16 minutes that attacking intention was reduced to zero when Wolves midfield man Karl Henry lunged two footed into a challenge on Jordi Gomez that was so ferocious the Latics man was somersaulted into the air and how he escaped serious injury is anyones guess.

Referee Lee Mason only had one option but to show the red card and has Henry left the field so did any hopes of an open game, Wolves crowded their defence hoping to stifle the Latics attacking threat and they were content to squander possession and just sit back.

Latics plugged away patiently, probing for an opening and tested Hahnemann in the Wolves goal several times in the first half to no avail, if the Latics as a team are learning to deal with tight defences the fans certainly aren`t and a few boos were heard as the half-time whistle went.

The second half was in the same vein as the first, Wolves sitting back and Latics patiently pushing the ball around, though Di Santo should have put the home side ahead just two minutes after the restart when a great combination play between himself and Rodallega left the young striker stood on the six yard box, Hahnemann produced a good save and the ball went out for a corner.

When the first goal eventually came it was well worth the wait, Latics were awarded a free-kick on the right edge of the Wolves box after N`Zogbia had been tugged back, Gomez placed the ball then took four measured steps back, similar to a rugby goal kicker, he hit a left footed screamer around the wall and into the far top corner leaving Hahnemann with no chance, a fantastic goal.

Latics pushed and probed to extend their lead and Di Santo was unlucky with an effort from 40 yards that he hit first time following a pass from Gomez, the ball dropped over his shoulder and sensing Hahnemann off his goal line the Argentinean hit a powerful shot that had the Wolves keeper scrambling back and just managing to clear for a corner.

Latics wrapped the game up on 85 minutes when N`Zogbia knocked a through ball into the area, Rodallega chased Wolves defender Berra who got in a muddle with his keeper and Rodallega poked home from 6 yards.

Latics enjoyed 60% possession and 24 goals attempts but more importantly showed that they are learning how to break down stubborn teams and grind out wins

Star Player


James McCarthy, a solid performance from the young midfielder

Wigan Athletic

Al Habsi; Gohouri, Alcaraz, Boyce, Thomas (Diame 73), Figueroa (Stam 59); McCarthy, Gomez, N'Zogbia; Di Santo (Watson 84), Rodallega

Subs: Kirkland; Boselli, Moses, S. Caldwell

Wolverhampton Wanderers

Hahnemann; Foley, Craddock, Berra, Ward (Ebanks-Blake 81); Mancienne, Edwards (Bent 81), Fletcher (Elokobi 51), Jarvis, Foley; Doyle

Subs: Hennessey; Van Damme, Stearman, Jones


Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football

Writer:Barry Worthington
Date:Sunday October 3 2010
Time: 12:02PM

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Dan Blackwell Retires

Comments

0
Personally IO thought we did pretty well yesterday and an enjoyable game from our point of view, two goals scored, none conceded and three points, that'll do nicely
worbo
03/10/2010 12:06:00
0
yUP
WN1
04/10/2010 00:33:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Site Journalists

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

Current Poll (see more polls)

Big Game Winners On Saturday?
Suggested By: Syd Little
Latics100%
Blackpool0%
Draw0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Wigan 44 23 15 6 84 36
2 Burton 44 24 9 11 81 19
3 Walsall 44 22 12 10 78 15
4 Millwall 44 22 9 13 75 20
5 Bradford 44 21 11 12 74 12
6 Barnsley 44 21 7 16 70 13
7 Gillingham 44 19 12 13 69 17
8 Scunthorpe 44 19 11 14 68 10
9 Sheff Utd 44 18 12 14 66 9
10 Rochdale 44 18 11 15 65 6
11 Port Vale 44 18 11 15 65 4
12 Coventry 44 17 12 15 63 14
13 Southend 44 16 11 17 59 -4
14 Peterborough 44 17 6 21 57 4
15 Bury 44 15 12 17 57 -15
16 Swindon 44 15 10 19 55 -10
17 Oldham 44 12 18 14 54 -9
18 Chesterfield 44 14 8 22 50 -13
19 Shrewsbury 44 13 11 20 50 -17
20 Fleetwood 44 11 15 18 48 -4
21 Blackpool 44 12 10 22 46 -15
22 Doncaster 44 11 12 21 45 -14
R Colchester 44 9 12 23 39 -41
R Crewe 44 6 13 25 31 -37
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Wigan Athletic Results (view all)

Wigan Athletic Fixtures (view all)

Apr 30 2016 12:30PM : Blackpool (a)
Sky Bet League One
May 8 2016 12:30PM : Barnsley (H)
Sky Bet League One

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Whittleblue186
2.BrickLatic181
3.Moonay173
4.Thorpyness165
5.Noel Wards Leg90
6.hindleymonwafc87
7.Oscarbon72
8.Ihaventaclue71
9.worbo67
10.TRUE BELIEVER61