At last Wigan Athletic get the result they deserve with a 1-0 win over West Brom. It could have been a lot better but three points are in the bag and a lesson must be learned to kill matches off.

BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE – DW STADIUM – Saturday 13th November 2010

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Latics were coming off the back of a great draw against Liverpool, but in the back of their minds they will have known that the result on Wednesday could and should have been better.

This game started off with two teams playing the same formation and the same tempo and as such cancelled each other out in every department.

The only breaks came to Latics as their possession took toll, but the goal didn’t seem to be forthcoming. There were plenty of efforts, Gomez and N’Zogbia came close on a couple of occasions.

Tom Cleverley was having another fine game and come close to opening the scoring early on. Even Steve Gohouri came close but he saw his shot go agonisingly past the post.

There were some entertaining but frustrating periods where both teams cancelled each other in the first half, but the promising signs were that it was only Latics that looked anything like they were going to score.

Apart from a couple of efforts from Rodallega and N’Zogbia the opening 45 ended at a stalemate, but at least the Wigan fans were looking forward to the second half after dominating proceedings in the first.

The second half started with Jordi Gomez giving way for Victor Moses and what an impact he was to have.

In a game that was heading to a stalemate, he took the incentive and almost immediately got us infront. A hack on Thomas got us a free kick just outside of the area, but Victor sent the kick narrowly past the post.

Paul Scharner made his return to Latics and proved to all that he is no midfielder as at every opportunity he was neutralised and was made ineffective, though he did get a good send off when substituted.

Not long after though was the breakthrough that we craved and deserved, Charles N’Zogbia fed Victor Moses who fired in an excellent, unstoppable shot to fire Latics into the lead.

We didn’t look back after the goal, it might have taken 70 minutes but we were controlling the match week and except for the Baggies hitting the post in the 95th minute we were under no threat and so ended up good winners on the day.

Only Manchester United next, and maybe another three points.

Cockney Latic Man of the Match: Tom Cleverley
Referee: Anthony Taylor (Manchester)
Attendance: 16,085
26 Ali Al Habsi 1 Scott Carson
3 Antolin Alcaraz 20 Nicky Shorey
5 Gary Caldwell 33 Paul Scharner
2 Steve Gohouri 30 Gabriel Tamas
23 Ronnie Stam 6 Pablo Ibanez
27 Mohamed Diame 12 Steven Reid
10 Charles N’Zogbia 14 Jerome Thomas
14 Jordi Gomez 11 Chris Brunt
20 Hugo Rodallega 7 James Morrison
6 Hendry Thomas 21 Youssouf Mulumbu
15 Tom Cleverley 24 Peter Odemwingie
1 Chris Kirkland 13 Boaz Myhill
13 Steven Caldwell 4 Marek Cech
31 Maynor Figueroa 22 Gianni Zuiverloon
11 Victor Moses 8 Giles Barnes
9 Mauro Boselli 17 Graham Dorrans
8 Ben Watson 28 Marc-Antoine Fortune
7 Franco Di Santo 31 Simon Cox
16′ Player Off Gary Caldwell
Player On Steven Caldwell
44′ Yellow Card Steven Caldwell    
45′ Player Off Jordi Gomez
Player On Victor Moses
51′     Yellow Card Paul Scharner
67′     Player Off Paul Scharner
Player On Giles Barnes
70′ Goal Victor Moses    
73′     Player Off James Morrison
Player On Simon Cox
77′ Player Off Hugo Rodallega
Player On Franco Di Santo
89′     Player Off Youssouf Mulumbu
Player On Marc-Antoine Fortune

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