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Sunderland 0 - Wigan Athletic 3

Stadium of Light

5/07/2008 3pm

Attendance: 20,821

Ding, Ding Round 4

Latics glide into the 4th round of the FA cup following this three-nil drubbing of Sunderland away at the Stadium of Light in front of just over 20,000 spectators.

Full of confidence from their morale boosting draw at Anfield on Wednesday Latics went into the game making seven changes but surprisingly Heskey retained his place hoping to get some match fitness

Sunderland made five changes from their last game so the two Premiership teams started the game with less than their strongest teams on display.

Latics lost three players due to injury, Ryan Taylor after 15 minutes, Antoine Sibierski after 42 minutes and Emile Heskey after 72 minutes.

Latics first goal came with their first real attack of the game Paul Scharner heading home a Josip Skoko free kick on 19 minutes.

The next goal came on 56 minutes when Julius Aghahowa, who had replaced Sibierski, cut inside Jonny Evans and Sunderland defender Paul McShane desperately trying to dispossess Aghahowa ended up blasting in an own goal from 18 yards out.

The last goal for Latics was a cracker, David Cotterill, on for the injured Ryan Taylor, smashed home a well struck effort from just outside the box on 76 minutes.

Although Sunderland had a string of corners they never looked like scoring and the Latics faithful, around 300 made the trip up the A1, could have seen their side score at least another 3 times in what was a comfortable victory for Steve Bruces men

Star Player

Paul Scharner, started the ball rolling with the first goal and was comfortable all afternoon

Player Ratings


Pollitt....7

Good to see polly back and he was very commanding

Boyce....7

Good game from Mr Reliable

Scharner....8

started the ball rolling with the first goal and was comfortable all afternoon with a classy display

Granqvist....7

Never really troubled throughout

Kilbane....7

Steady game as usual

Olembe....7

Played his part without being spectacular

Koumas....7

Good game easing back from injury

Skoko....7

Impressive display from the Aussie

Taylor ....5

Injured after 15 minutes, no news on how serious yet

Heskey ....6

Easing back to fitness, taken off as a precaution

Sibierski ....6

Went off injured on 42 minutes

Cotterill....7

Came on for Taylor and scored a cracking goal, some penetrating runs

Aghahowa....7

Looked livelier than of late and the Sunderland defenders didnt like him being around, massive part in second goal

Brown....7

Cameo performance for last twenty minutes, nearly scored

Manager Rating

Steve Bruce...9

got the better of his old mucker

Opponent Rating

Roy Keane...5

lost out to his old skipper




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Date:Saturday January 5 2008

Time: 10:08PM

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Smelling a cup run here folks
worbo
 

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