UK time is: 18:28:06
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Wigan Athletic 2 - Swansea City 0

DW Stadium

26/10/10 8pm

Attendance: 11,705

Latics Beat Swans

Latics progressed through to the quarter finals of the Carling Cup for the first time in five seasons courtesy of Mauro Boselli`s first competitive goal for the club and Ben Watsons last gasp penalty.

Both Wigan and Swansea made changes for the game and Roberto Martinez drafted in seven new faces from the side that had played Bolton at the weekend, Gary Caldwell getting his first taste of first team action this season whilst Ali Al-Habsi was reinstated in the nets.

Latics started brightly and Victor Moses was proving to be the main outlet down the left, but it was Swansea who had the best chance of the opening exchanges, Darren Pratley fed a through ball into the path of Dutchman Cedric Van der Gun who raced clear of the Latics back line.

With just Al-Habsi to beat Van der Gun, instead of shooting, inexplicably played the ball to team mate Craig Beattie who was in an off side position and although the burly striker rolled the ball into an empty net, it was rightly flagged off side.

The first half was entertaining and enjoyable without being too exciting, both sides prepared to mount attacks but most petered out without really troubling the keepers, though Al-Habsi did look commanding in his area.

Within seven minutes of the restart the Latics were in front, Antolin Alcaraz carried the ball out of defence and played a delightful through ball into the path of Mauro Boselli, the Argentine striker took it in his stride, rounded Swansea keeper Kalambay and side footed home from a slight angle.

The delight and relief was plain to see on Boselli`s face following his first competitive goal for the club has he punched the air and ran towards the Latics fans in the East Stand.

Charles N`Zogbia replaced Jordi Gomez on 66 minutes and the introduction of the little Frenchman brought a zip to the Latics attacks but it was two minutes into stoppage time at the end of the game before the Latics wrapped up proceedings.

N`Zogbia picked up a ball at pace and skirted into the Swansea area in his usual style only to be tripped by Andrea Orlandi leaving referee Kevin Friend with no choice but to point to the spot.

Ben Watson stepped up and confidently dispatched the penalty into the bottom left hand corner, 2-0 game over.

A good evenings entertainment, full credit to Swansea City who fought until the end playing some decent football and full credit to the Swansea fans who came in numbers, sang till the end and helped make a cracking atmosphere.

Wigan Athletic

Al Habsi; Stam, G. Caldwell, Alcaraz, Figueroa; Thomas, Diame; Gomez (N'Zogbia, 66), Watson, Moses; Boselli (Di Santo, 78)

Subs: Kirkland, S. Caldwell, McArthur, Rodallega, De Ridder

Swansea City

Ma-Kalambay; Taylor, Tate, Cotterill, Pratley, Beattie (Dobbie, 63), Van Der Gun, Serran (Monk, 19), Rangel, Agustien (Orlandi, 46), Emnes

Subs: De Vries, Dyer, Sinclair, Allen


Bookmark and Share




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

The Journalist

Writer: worbo Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday October 27 2010

Time: 10:46AM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
Very enjoyable
worbo
Report Abuse
27/10/2010 10:48:00

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. worbo 263
2. Danny_de_Zeeuw16 252
3. Whittleblue 227
4. russialatic 218
5. Pauvre Jean 151
6. Bert Hughes 145
7. legolad 142
8. Jonny_SuffolkLatic 127
9. albert jckson 126
10. SwindonLatic 124

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Wigan 0 - 1 Huddersfield
Wigan 1 - 1 Blackburn
Birmingham 3 - 1 Wigan
Wigan 0 - 1 Sheff Wed
Leeds Utd 0 - 2 Wigan
Wigan 1 - 2 Rotherham

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
18. Reading 27 8 7 12 -11 31
19. Brighton 27 6 11 10 -5 29
20. Rotherham 27 6 11 10 -10 29
21. Leeds Utd 26 6 8 12 -11 26
22. Millwall 27 5 9 13 -19 24
23. Wigan 27 4 9 14 -10 21
24. Blackpool 26 3 7 16 -29 16

Breaking League News

Kayal Targets Brighton Success
Brighton : 30/01/2015 18:21:00
Clark Tries to Give Lewis Clarity
Blackpool : 30/01/2015 18:07:00
Redmond Returns Home
Norwich : 30/01/2015 18:00:00
Clark - Two Birds One Brighton
Blackpool : 30/01/2015 17:59:00
Vital Preview: Cardiff v Derby
Cardiff : 30/01/2015 17:18:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

With All These New Signings Coming In How Will We Fare At The Weekend?
Suggested By:  Mick Mills
Latics Win 32%
Ipswich Win 51%
Draw 17%