Vital Football

Latest Wigan Atletic News

West Brom 1-2 Latics

West Bromwich Albion
1 - 2
Wigan Athletic

The Hawthorns

10/12/11 3pm

Attendance: 25,446

Referee:

Latics made it two consecutive wins on the road as they beat West Brom 2-1 with a stunning Victor Moses goal and a Jordi Gomez penalty.

Martinez made just one change from the defeat against Arsenal, restoring Antolin Alcaraz to the defence following his three match ban for spitting, Steve Gohouri dropped down to the bench.

West Brom started the game with all guns blazing and Al-Habsi made a great save with just two minutes on the clock, but the Latics settled and slowly grew into the game with Diame, McCarthy and Gomez playing well in midfield, Moses and Sammon proving willing runners and chasing every ball it looked like a game that we could get something from.

Latics should have had a penalty on 20 minutes when Dave Jones produced a great run into the West Brom area but he was scythed down by a defender, a well placed Mike Dean waved play on.

On 33 minutes it was the home side though that took the lead, Caldwell was penalised for a pull on Odemwingie 30 yards out and dead central, up stepped Steven Reid and the former Blackburn player planted a great effort into the top right hand corner of Al-Habsi`s goal, 1-0.

Four minutes later the Latics were level, Victor Moses, who was superb all afternoon, played the ball to Momo Diame out on the left, the Senegal international crossed the ball into the box, Moses had made ground and hit a sublime effort from 18 yards into the top corner, 1-1.

The Latics finished the half looking the most likely to add to their goal tally and so it proved when Gomez knocked home a penalty on 56 minutes, Moses took on two West Brom defenders, skipped into the box, a quick change of direction left Reid making a clumsy challenge and taking Moses` feet from under him, this time Mike Dean pointed to the spot, up stepped Gomez to send Baggies keeper Ben Foster the wrong way, 1-2.

The Latics defence stayed resolute as West Brom went in search of an equaliser, Alcaraz left the pitch with a suspected broken rib on 67 minutes but it made little difference, some great defending saw the Baggies shut out, an outrageous dive that saw Dorrans booked for simulation did have the hearts in the mouth though late on, and ex-Latic Paul Scharner put a header wide with seconds remaining.

Overall a great away performance, full of effort and some great play, a well deserved victory that, for 24 hours, lifts the Latics out of the bottom three.

Star Player

Victor Moses

A great game from Moses, scored a glorious opener, caused West Brom problems all afternoon with his pace and direct running, he won the penalty that secured the win with a great dribble.

Moses fires the Latics level

By permission of Bernard Platt/Wigan Athletic

Teams

West Brom: Foster; Reid, McAuley, Olsson, Shorey; Brunt, Morrison (Scharner, 84), Mulumbu (Dorrans, 66), Thomas; Odemwingie (Tchoyi, 80), Long

Subs: Fulop, Dawson, B. Jones, Cox

Latics: Al-Habsi; Stam (McArthur, 70), Alcaraz (Gohouri, 67), Caldwell, Figueroa, D. Jones; McCarthy, Diame, Gomez, Moses, Sammon (Di Santo, 80)

Subs: Pollitt, Watson, Maloney, Rodallega



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


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 December 11 2011
Time: 9:49AM

Comments

0
Fantastic result, I see Woy was his usual ungracious self in defeat
worbo
11/12/2011 10:35:00
0
A very good result for us and a mutch better perormance from us is this the start of a good run or with the games comeing up is it back to the bottom of the prem for us.
BlueGoose
11/12/2011 13:06:00
0
I'd take three points from the next three right now if offered, then the battle begins
worbo
11/12/2011 13:56:00
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)

Man Of The Match v Blackpool
Suggested By: David Sharpe
Jussi Jääskeläinen9%
Donervon Daniels0%
Craig Morgan0%
Stephen Warnock0%
Reece Wabara0%
Sam Morsy0%
David Perkins0%
Max Power0%
Chris McCann81%
Michael Jacobs0%
Will Grigg0%
Yanic Wildschut10%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
P Wigan 45 24 15 6 87 40
2 Burton 45 25 9 11 84 20
3 Walsall 45 23 12 10 81 17
4 Millwall 45 23 9 13 78 23
5 Bradford 45 22 11 12 77 13
6 Barnsley 45 21 8 16 71 13
7 Scunthorpe 45 20 11 14 71 11
8 Gillingham 45 19 12 14 69 16
9 Coventry 45 18 12 15 66 16
10 Sheff Utd 45 18 12 15 66 7
11 Rochdale 45 18 12 15 66 6
12 Port Vale 45 18 11 16 65 3
13 Peterborough 45 18 6 21 60 5
14 Southend 45 16 11 18 59 -5
15 Bury 45 15 12 18 57 -18
16 Swindon 45 15 11 19 56 -10
17 Oldham 45 12 18 15 54 -12
18 Chesterfield 45 15 8 22 53 -10
19 Shrewsbury 45 13 11 21 50 -18
20 Fleetwood 45 11 15 19 48 -6
21 Blackpool 45 12 10 23 46 -19
22 Doncaster 45 11 12 22 45 -16
R Colchester 45 9 13 23 40 -41
R Crewe 45 7 13 25 34 -35
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Wigan Athletic Results (view all)

Wigan Athletic Fixtures (view all)

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

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Moonay93
2.Whittleblue84
3.Thorpyness67
4.BrickLatic64
5.K-shine25
6.Ihaventaclue22
7.hindleymonwafc17
8.Lazysid13
9.scotdave13
10.loudmouthblue12