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