Vital Football

Latest Wigan Atletic News

Time For A Rest - Latics 0 Millwall 1

Wigan Athletic
0 - 1
Millwall

DW Stadium

08/04/14 7:45pm

Attendance: 14,124

Referee:

Latics lost their unbeaten home record under Uwe Rösler against a determined Millwall, with eight changes to the side that beat Leeds at the weekend it is hardly surprising that the performance was more akin to a training ground practice than a Championship game from a side busting a gut to ensure a playoff spot is the order of the day.

Carlos Edwards 22nd minute deflected shot gave the visitors the lead that they deserved, to make so many changes to the starting line-up I felt showed a lack of respect to our opponents and they made us pay for that with a dogged performance that had Ian Holloway dancing with joy at the final whistle.

Latics were a team bereft of ideas in the first half, the midfield had no direction, the forward line was too isolated and the defence lacked any urgency when in possession and moved the ball side-ways.

For the second 45 minutes Rösler threw on Fortune and McArthur for the ineffectual Maynard and McEachran, but despite a slightly quickened tempo there wasn't really anything to talk about, maybe a chance for Collison that he curled wide when he really should have hit the target and Powell who was very wasteful in possession, once again.

The two bright spots on a dismal evening were the fact that Shaun Maloney came through his first 90 minutes since September and another solid performance from Rob Kiernan.

We went into the game with a nine point cushion on the chasing pack, by the time we play again that could be down to just three, let's hope that last night's 'restings' don't come back to haunt us.

Teams

Latics - Carson, Boyce, Barnett, Kiernan, McEachran (McArthur 45), Collison, Beausejour, Waghorn, Maloney, McClean (Powell 63), Maynard (Fortune 45)
Unused subs - Nicholls, Caldwell, Rogne, McManaman

Millwall - Forde; Edwards (Fredericks 45), Dunne, Beevers, Malone; Upson (Williams 66), Bailey; Martin, Garvan, Woolford; Maierhofer (Morison 67)
Unused subs - Bywater, Robinson, Jackson, McDonald


Writer:Barry Worthington
Date:Wednesday April 9 2014
Time: 1:03PM

Comments

0
Well one good thing, we surely can't play any worse than that again this season
worbo
09/04/2014 13:06:00
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?
Suggested By: Archie Gemmill
Latics64%
Derby County26%
Draw10%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 19 13 1 5 40 21
2 Brighton 18 11 5 2 38 17
3 Reading 18 10 4 4 34 6
4 Birmingham 18 8 7 3 31 5
5 Leeds Utd 18 9 2 7 29 1
6 Huddersfield 18 9 2 7 29 -3
7 Sheff Wed 18 8 4 6 28 0
8 Norwich 18 8 3 7 27 -1
9 Derby County 18 7 5 6 26 3
10 Fulham 18 6 7 5 25 4
11 Aston Villa 18 5 10 3 25 3
12 Preston 18 7 4 7 25 2
13 Forest 19 7 4 8 25 1
14 Bristol City 18 7 3 8 24 2
15 Ipswich 18 6 6 6 24 0
16 Q.P.R. 19 6 5 8 23 -8
17 Brentford 18 6 4 8 22 3
18 Barnsley 18 6 4 8 22 0
19 Wolves 19 5 6 8 21 -3
20 Burton 18 4 7 7 19 -5
21 Blackburn 18 5 4 9 19 -7
22 Wigan 18 4 6 8 18 -4
23 Cardiff 18 5 3 10 18 -12
24 Rotherham 18 1 4 13 7 -25
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Wigan Athletic Results (view all)

Wigan Athletic Fixtures (view all)

Dec 3 2016 3:00PM : Derby County (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 10 2016 3:00PM : Aston Villa (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 14 2016 7:45PM : Newcastle United (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 17 2016 3:00PM : Ipswich Town (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 26 2016 3:00PM : Rotherham United (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 31 2016 3:00PM : Derby County (a)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Thorpyness37
2.Whittleblue28
3.BrickLatic27
4.Get a Grip!26
5.Ihaventaclue22
6.Moonay22
7.hindleymonwafc16
8.scotdave15
9.Barry W14
10.nottinghamlatic13
The Vital Football Members League