With Wigan’s Maynor Figueroa and goalie Joel Robles kicking the ball back and forth, Gareth Bale launched forward to karate kick a pass straight in for a goal.
Arouna Kone boosted Wigan's chances of staying in the Premier League with a late goal Sunday to secure a 2-1 win over Newcastle in a game that was marred by an ugly tackle on Massadio Haidara.
Kone slotted in the winner in the 90th minute after a goalmouth scramble following a corner, with the Newcastle players all appealing for handball on Maynor Figueroa.
Newcastle had been...
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March 17, 2013
Newcastle have every right to feel aggrieved about the result of this game, as a controversial 90th minute goal was allowed by referee Mark Halsey even though it was clear that Maynor Figueroa had handled the ball in the build up to the goal. And referee Halsey also has some explaining to do related to [...]
Wigan Athletic moved out of the relegation zone as they eased to their first league win in seven games after beating Reading 3-0 at the Madejski Stadium.
Arouna Kone struck twice in two minutes at the end of the first half to give Roberto Martinez's side the advantage.
Maynor Figueroa added a third early in the second half, and when Pavel Pogrebnyak was sent off on 55 minutes...
Maynor Figueroa will serve a one-match ban in Wigan's Premier League clash with QPR on Saturday after the club's appeal was rejected.
The Latics had hoped to overturn the red card shown to the defender during the first half of their 3-0 defeat by Newcastle at St James' Park on Monday.
Figueroa was sent off after he was deemed to have denied Toon striker Papiss Cisse...
Newcastle were given a huge advantage in this game after 13 minutes when Demba Ba was fouled in the penalty area by Maynor Figueroa, and referee Mike Jones gave a penalty and since the foul robbed Ba of a goal scoring opportunity Figueroa was sent off – and Demba Ba hit the penalty beautifully low [...]
Speaking to FIFA.com, Honduras star Maynor Figueroa looks ahead to a key FIFA World Cup qualifier and reflects on how Los Catrachos will cope without key midfielder Roger Espinoza.
TSHQ’s Olympic Football Preview: Group D
by Gus Elvin
Honduras- After losing all 3 of their matches at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing without scoring a goal, Honduras will look for much better in London. The Hondurans qualified for their 2nd straight Olympics by finishing 2nd in CONCACAF, clinching their spot with a dramatic 3-2 extra time win over fierce rival El Salvador in the...