Shock Wigan Win Over Gunners Helps Newcastle


Another shock result by Wigan tonight, with the Latics  winning 2-1 at the Emirates, after being 2-0 up after just eight minutes.

Roberto Martinez – has Wigan playing great at the moment

And like in their last game, when they won at home to Manchester United 1-0, Wigan  deserved the win tonight, and that puts Newcastle within a possible 2 points of Arsenal, who are in 3rd place.

Arsenal are now on 64 points,  and if Newcastle win their game in hand,  it puts the Magpies just two points behind the Gunners.

Franco Di Santo scored his first goal since late November for Wigan, after 7 minutes, and Jordi Gómez put one in one minute later after some poor Arsenal defending  to give Wigan a shock 2-0 early lead.

But then Thomas Vermaelen got one back for Arsenal,  with a nice header after 20 minutes from a right wing cross.

But Wigan  hung on well, and defended very well, and in the second half their most dangerous player, Victor Moses,  missed a gilt edged opportunity to Wigan 3-1 up, when he was put clean through, but then  shot too early and straight at goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny.

That puts Wigan on 34 points from 34 games and 5 points above the drop zone, and it puts extras pressure on Bl;ackburn, Biolton and QPR to start making up the points gap.

And it could be that Wigan will make another incredible escape from relegation this season, just like they did in the very last game of  last season.

Newcastle play Wigan a week on Saturday away, and that will  be a tough game now,  with Wigan having won four of their last five games and they drew the two games before that.

The only loss in that streak was their 2-1  defeat at Chelsea, with  both Chelsea goals later shown to be offside on TV replays, with the Blues winner coming late in stoppage time.

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103 comments so far

  • ady

    Apr 16, 2012 at 10:13 PM

    Comment #1

    helps uss my ass i am scared of them hope they wont beat up the way the playing the look unstopable lol

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  • HOVIS (the poster formerly known as cheick norris)

    Apr 16, 2012 at 10:14 PM

    Comment #2

    Wigan are like a relegation avoidance machine its crazy

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  • nufc786

    Apr 16, 2012 at 10:14 PM

    Comment #3

    moses play right wing if im correct to thts against guti and santon….. well im reassured i think well i hope

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  • HOVIS (the poster formerly known as cheick norris)

    Apr 16, 2012 at 10:15 PM

    Comment #4

    Ady we’ve won our last 5. Surely we are looking unstoppable?

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  • 9

    Apr 16, 2012 at 10:16 PM

    Comment #5

    Results are all going our way! Incredible!

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  • ParisToon

    Apr 16, 2012 at 10:16 PM

    Comment #6

    Agreed played really well and deserved the win against arsehole winger, bloody martinez hqs got them on fire at the mo…..better prepare pards

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  • Tommyy

    Apr 16, 2012 at 10:17 PM

    Comment #7

    Unbelievable! I would have put money on them going down a month ago with their run in, but wow have they turned it around!
    I just hope they drop in form before we play them, they can’t maintain this level of performance and results for much longer surely!?
    Forget Chelsea and City, Wigan could be our sternest test in our remaining games Haha!

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  • Toonbyblood

    Apr 16, 2012 at 10:18 PM

    Comment #8

    Hopefully Tottenham play Wigan lol

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  • ady

    Apr 16, 2012 at 10:18 PM

    Comment #9

    hovis let wait and see there is no point getting happy that arsenal lose points if we can beat them but my hopes are very high on HBF and his magic left foot hehe

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  • Offkey

    Apr 16, 2012 at 10:18 PM

    Comment #10

    nufc786 – Was on the left nearly all night……proper live wire…..our right side should beware

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  • Toon Tang

    Apr 16, 2012 at 10:18 PM

    Comment #11

    jesus christ wigan are flying mate. if they carry this form into the summer they could win the euros , who knows.

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  • geordiejamie89

    Apr 16, 2012 at 10:18 PM

    Comment #12

    Newcastle need to show the other top clubs how to play Wigan. We’re the experts at riding the storm and unleashing the front three on the break. Against Stoke this weekend, 4-0. Wigan the week after, 1-0

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  • nufc786

    Apr 16, 2012 at 10:18 PM

    Comment #13

    the unstoppable force (us) vs the immovable object (wigan i hope u know why i call em that)

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  • ParisToon

    Apr 16, 2012 at 10:19 PM

    Comment #14

    Aye and spuds are playing shite at the minute……..

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  • nufc786

    Apr 16, 2012 at 10:20 PM

    Comment #15

    Offkey
    he’s against simmo and hba yikes watch yerselves lads

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  • Offkey

    Apr 16, 2012 at 10:21 PM

    Comment #16

    Hopefully QPR get a run of form…… two london derby’s coming up against spurs and chelsea

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  • Tommyy

    Apr 16, 2012 at 10:22 PM

    Comment #17

    Wigan have Fulham at Craven Cottage next week, I have a feeling Fulham will put a stop to their run. Thus allowing us to smash and grab the 3 points at the DW!

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  • ady

    Apr 16, 2012 at 10:23 PM

    Comment #18

    it would made my day if newcastle crush them 5-0 lol and show other teams newcastle are better then them 😛 but the only thing i am worries about is that we dont have pace and wigan got some killer pace upfront

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  • Ben3arfa

    Apr 16, 2012 at 10:23 PM

    Comment #19

    lets try beat stoke first lads , we already looking forward to playing wigan as if we dont have a game this weekend

    i think stoke will try batter us , theyre smarting frm when we beat them at the brittania

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  • nufc786

    Apr 16, 2012 at 10:23 PM

    Comment #20

    Offkey
    need barton to do us the favor then

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  • HOVIS (the poster formerly known as cheick norris)

    Apr 16, 2012 at 10:25 PM

    Comment #21

    @13 that’s just tiote vs tiote surely?

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  • nufc786

    Apr 16, 2012 at 10:27 PM

    Comment #22

    HOVIS
    player for player yes but team for team
    we r on a great run of form
    and wigan refuse to be relgated from the epl each season even though they look like they r going down every season

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  • ady

    Apr 16, 2012 at 10:28 PM

    Comment #23

    who ever watched a game will agree with me RVP is a joke did u guys see what he did at the end :S he dident shake hand what a nob the guy was after him just to shake hand and he wont shake it with him i think he should say sorry

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  • ParisToon

    Apr 16, 2012 at 10:29 PM

    Comment #24

    See we have Martin(the ball didnt cross the line,sorry Harry)Atkinson as 4th official on Saturday…hope the other 3 are better….

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  • shitehawk

    Apr 16, 2012 at 10:29 PM

    Comment #25

    Great game for the neutral tonight. Great for Newcastle! RVP again showed what a bad sportsman he is whenever things are not going Arsenal’s way.

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  • nufc786

    Apr 16, 2012 at 10:30 PM

    Comment #26

    rvp is worse than a joke first with krulo
    then with caldwell he is ummmmmmm im trying to find an adequate insult here its coming…..

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  • Thump

    Apr 16, 2012 at 10:30 PM

    Comment #27

    @Paris: His middle name would be too long if we counted up all of his errors mate.

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  • Oleg G

    Apr 16, 2012 at 10:30 PM

    Comment #28

    Some people maybe forgot but…. we won our last 5 games! What are you afraid of Wigan for?

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Apr 16, 2012 at 10:30 PM

    Comment #29

    Is that muppet wenger seriously not gonna do an interview after the match what a loser

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  • Thump

    Apr 16, 2012 at 10:31 PM

    Comment #30

    @nufc786: The words you’re looking for is “utter cnut”

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  • Oleg G

    Apr 16, 2012 at 10:31 PM

    Comment #31

    nufc786 // Apr 16, 2012 at 10:30 PM

    And a**hole ? (with a Tony Soprano’s accent?)

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  • Offkey

    Apr 16, 2012 at 10:32 PM

    Comment #32

    nufc786 – I am hoping for another old boy to story, like Carroll. It could be the best business this club has done in recent years, bringing in class, getting rid of players who damage our rivals…… if only….

    Ady – RVP needs get his head out of his own !!!!!……really unsporting……

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  • Oleg G

    Apr 16, 2012 at 10:32 PM

    Comment #33

    *an

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  • geordiejamie89

    Apr 16, 2012 at 10:32 PM

    Comment #34

    Van Persie is a complete tool, his head won’t fit through the tunnel soon. QPR still to play spurs and chelsea will hopefully do us a favour to keep themselves up. Bolton will have a big say in it too. Arsenal to come back and beat Chelsea or a draw would be nice. But most importantly Newcastle to win our own games.

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  • nufc786

    Apr 16, 2012 at 10:34 PM

    Comment #35

    Oleg G
    thts something like it

    Thump
    i wudnt like to insult the leader of the viking! but yes rvp is a cnut

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  • MagpiesFlyHigh

    Apr 16, 2012 at 10:36 PM

    Comment #36

    adt

    We haven’t got pace up front ?
    Benny’s pretty quick pushin his zimmer frame…:-)

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  • ady

    Apr 16, 2012 at 10:36 PM

    Comment #37

    offkey i agree that ass hole needs to be fixed when he wins games then he loves it goes away shaking others hands but when he loses then cries like a baby i think he should say sorry front ov every 1

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  • nufc786

    Apr 16, 2012 at 10:39 PM

    Comment #38

    Mr T pitys the fool, Cheik tiote pitys Mr T

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  • ady

    Apr 16, 2012 at 10:39 PM

    Comment #39

    i mean over defenders dont have much pace compare to wigan strike santon is the only one with little pace

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  • MagpiesFlyHigh

    Apr 16, 2012 at 10:40 PM

    Comment #40

    I used to like RVP as a player but he’s been chucking his toys oot the pram an awful lot lately.
    Almost as petulant as Neil Lennon..

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