UK time is: 22:24:04
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Wigan Athletic 1 - Chelsea 1

DW Stadium

17/12/11 5:30pm

Attendance: 18,320

Latics 1-1 Chelsea

Latics took a fantastic point with a late Jordi Gomez goal as Martinez`s men came from behind against Chelsea.

A highly entertaining game of football saw both sides go close in the first half John Terry fired narrowly wide, Romeu also had a decent effort which was excellently saved by Al-Habsi, whilst at the other end Gomez and Moses both went close without troubling Cech too much.

A big penalty shout near the end of the half after Ivanovic appeared to turn the ball away with his elbow, I`ve seen them given but in truth it would have been harsh, right on the stroke of half-time Dave Jones made a great run down the left and fired across the Chelsea goal line, an in rushing Moses just couldn`t get his toe on the ball to knock it over the line.

The second half saw Latics go close when Gomez fired into the side netting and a Figueroa daisy cutter had Cech grasping to push it out for a corner.

Latics were playing some lovely football, looking composed in possession and threatening on the attack, but it was Chelsea who went in front on 58 minutes. A fantastic cross field pass from Ashley Cole was superbly taken by Sturridge at the Latics back post, he brought the ball down with his left foot and hit a crisp effort with his right into Al-Habsi`s far corner to put Chelsea ahead, 0-1.

Latics pushed for an equaliser and were now having the lion`s share of possession, Rodallega and Di Santo were sent on for Jones and Sammon on 72 minutes, Di Santo went close soon after when following a mistake by Ivanovic, Rodallega challenged Cech, the ball fell back to Di Santo and his shot on the turn was goal bound until Ivanovic managed to get his head in the away and amend for his error by diverting out for a corner.

Di Santo and Rodallega linked up again for the equaliser, the Argentine played a glorious through ball to Hugo who`s first time effort was spilled by Cech, an incoming Jordi Gomez made no mistake and smashed home his 4th goal in five games, 1-1.

A great display from the Latics who played with a fluid formation, a special mention must go to James McCarthy who was absolutely fantastic in centre midfield, more displays like this and the threat of relegation will be a distant memory.

Star Player

James McCarthy

Fantstic game from the young midfield star.

Teams

Latics: Al Habsi, Stam, Figueroa, Caldwell, Alcaraz, Diame, Jones (Rodallega 72), McCarthy, Gomez, Moses, Sammon (Di Santo 72)

Subs: Pollitt, Gohouri, Watson, McArthur, Crusat

Chelsea: Cech, Bosingwa, Cole, Ivanovic, Terry, Romeu (Kalou 45), Lampard, Meireles, Mata (Mikel 65), Sturridge (Malouda 79), Drogba

Subs: Turnbull, Ferreira, McEachran, Torres



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




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:Sunday December 18 2011

Time: 2:03PM

Your Comments

Highly entertaining game and a great point for the Latics
worbo
Congrats ^^
Astriel
Not happy with our play or that we didn't get the win but I wanted to come on here and congratulate you guys on a great effort/result. Took part in worbo's quiz for us Blues. I said you should finish out of the basement again and if you play the way you did, you definitely will. All the best!
Squig
Cheers Squig, I really enjoyed yesterday, I thought it was an open game
worbo
 

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 122
2. Oscarbon 104
3. Marksparko 88
4. Pauvre Jean 70
5. Jonny_SuffolkLatic 62
6. legolad 60
7. Noel Wards Leg 59
8. Lazysid 57
9. Thorpyness 56
10. Taff57 49

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Wigan 0 - 1 Millwall
Wigan 1 - 0 Leeds Utd
Wigan 2 - 2 Leicester City
Bolton 1 - 1 Wigan
Q.P.R. 1 - 0 Wigan
Wigan 2 - 1 Watford

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
2. Burnley 42 23 14 5 31 83
3. Derby County 42 22 9 11 27 75
4. Q.P.R. 42 21 10 11 15 73
5. Wigan 41 19 10 12 14 67
6. Reading 42 17 13 12 13 64
7. Brighton 42 17 13 12 12 64
8. Ipswich 42 17 13 12 8 64

Breaking League News

Berra Delighted With Awards
Ipswich : 17/04/2014 22:23:00
Oscar Looking For Unbelievable Finish
Brighton : 17/04/2014 22:09:00
DRFC Doncaster Rovers v Derby County Team News
Doncaster : 17/04/2014 21:27:00
DRFC Doncaster Rovers Greatest Ever
Doncaster : 17/04/2014 21:05:00
LUFC Barnsley v Leeds United Team News
Leeds Utd : 17/04/2014 20:52:00
LUFC McDermott anticipates tough game at Barnsley
Leeds Utd : 17/04/2014 20:21:00
LUFC Was Grayson better than Wilkinson?
Leeds Utd : 17/04/2014 19:59:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Will we make the playoffs?
Suggested By:  Greg Dyke
Yes 88%
No 6%