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Latics 3-2 Wolves

Wigan Athletic
3 - 2
Wolverhampton Wanderers

DW Stadium

13/05/12 3pm

Attendance: 21,986

Referee:

A memorable double from club legend Emmerson Boyce ensured the Latics signed off the season in great style, in front a full house on Sunday afternoon.

The result sees Roberto Martinez's men finish off in 15th place, after an incredible run, saw them pick up seven wins from their final nine games.

Already relegated Wolves looked to dampen the party atmosphere when they took the lead through winger Matt Jarvis, whose terrific effort left Ali Al Habsi with no chance, after only nine minutes.

The Latics were not behind for long and soon levelled up, when Argentine striker Franco Di Santo`s deflected left the visiting keeper flat footed. Moments later Boyce's fine header put the home side ahead, from a Jean Beausejour corner.

Boyce sealed the points late into the second half, with a stunning strike after great link up play with Hugo Rodallega, who is set to leave the club.

Steven Fletcher`s late goal took some of the gloss off the day, after a defensive mix up, again gave Al Habsi no chance.

The game had very much a feel of an end of season affair, but few inside the DW would complain; only eight weeks ago the club looked doomed and set for a return to the football league.

The day was very much about the fans and a full house ensured a great atmosphere and Martinez made only one change. Adrian Lopez was given a rare outing alongside player of the season Gary Caldwell, and despite his late error looked assured.

To have finished five points ahead of Aston Villa, a founding member of the Premier League is an incredible achievement, and shows that Martinez was right to stick with the Latics.

As always, there is sure to be much change over the course of the summer period, with Rodallega, Chris Kirkland, Steve Gohouri and Mohammed Diame all confirmed as being released.

There is also plenty of interest around other members of the squad as well as the staff, with Aston Villa confirming their interest once again in Martinez this evening.

Regardless of what happens over the next couple of months, the Latics will be taking part in their eighth consecutive season in the top flight and the future is looking very, very good.

Niall Joseph Owen

To read more from Niall visit laticsinanutshell.blogspot.co.uk

Teams

Latics - Al Habsi, McCarthy, Caldwell (c), Di Santo (Rodallega 78), Maloney (Gomez 82), Moses (Crusat 58), McArthur, Boyce, Beasejour, Lopez, Figueroa
Unused Subs: Pollitt, Watson, Sammon, Diame.

Wolves - De Vries (Ikeme 51), Edwards, Stearman, Henry, Ebanks-Blake (Fletcher 75), Ward, Hunt (Forde 58), Berra, Jarvis, Zubar, Doyle
Unused Subs: Elokobi, Johnson, Milijas, Jonsson.



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Writer:Niall Joseph Owens
Date:Tuesday May 15 2012
Time: 10:54PM

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Great way to finish the season off
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