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Arouna Kone scored in stoppage time to earn Wigan a 2-1 win over Newcastle at the DW Stadium that boosts their Premier League survival hopes.
The striker scored a last-minute winner to send Roberto Martinez's side to within three points of safety, although they were lucky not to have had Callum McManaman sent-off for an earlier tackle which saw Massadio Haidara stretchered off.
Jean Beausejour handed the hosts the lead, only for Davide Santon to level matters before the Ivorian's dramatic late winner.
Wigan's young goalkeeper Joel was forced into the first meaningful save of the afternoon as he sprang across his line to handle Sylvain Marveaux's point-blank header from an inswinging corner.
And after some more assertive pressure from the hosts, they eventually broke the deadlock on 18 minutes with a well-worked goal. McManaman showed quick fleet of foot to burst past Haidara down the right before delivering a cross to the back post where Davide Santon made a mess...
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Wigan manager Roberto Martinez insisted Callum McManaman was not a malicious player after his horror tackle on Massadio Haidara during his side's 2-1 win against Newcastle.
The Latics forward, on his first Premier League start, caused outrage at the DW Stadium with a reckless knee-high challenge on substitute Haidara, which referee Mark Halsey failed to spot.
But the Spaniard...
It’s really adding insult to injury when after the game yesterday, when Wigan manager Roberto Martinez defended the tackle made by his striker McManaman on Massadio Haidara that resulted in a gruesome knee injury being suffered by the Newcastle defender. Haidara being stretchered off in some pain But Wigan manager Roberto Martinez is confident his striker will not receive...
Shaun Maloney believes Wigan's dramatic 2-1 victory at home to Newcastle could prove to be a turning point in their season.
Jean Beasejour's first-half goal was cancelled out by Davide Santon with 18 minutes to go only for Arouna Kone to snatch a vital close-range goal in a goalmouth scramble for Roberto Martinez's relegation-threatened side.
The win was crucial for...