Wigan Lose 3-2 To Swansea – Throw Newcastle A Lifeline


It was simply fantastic news for Newcastle United at the DW Stadium tonight, when after a full 9 minutes of added time Swansea beat Wigan 3-2, and Wigan remain 3 points behind Newcastle with the exact same goal difference of -23, the worst goal difference in the league except for the two already relegated sides QPR and Reading.

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Wigan players look a little dejected

Wigan were leading 2-1 after 53 minutes, but Swansea came back with goals from Itey Shechter after 59 minutes and Dwight Tiendalli after 76 minutes for the win – and it’s a massively positive result for Newcastle.

Wigan had gone ahead – at just the right time – when Roger Espinoza scored in added time of the first half, but Angel Rangel equalized five minutes into the second half, before James McCarthy put Wigan 2-1 ahead three minutes later.

Newcastle must now go to QPR with some confidence – and our lads need to play their hearts out for the win – because it really looks like Alan Pardew was now right when he said after the 1-1 draw at West Ham on Saturday – that a win at QPR will see Newcastle safe.

After goal difference, the next decider is goals scored, and Wigan have now scored one more than Newcastle after scoring 7 goals in their last three games, whereas Newcastle have scored just the one in the last four games.

But it could be that Newcastle’s poor goal difference will not matter, if we can get two decent results in the last two matches at QPR on Sunday and then against Arsenal at home a week on Sunday.

Fulham and Aston Villa are on 40 points, Southampton are on 39 points and then Sunderland, Norwich and Newcastle are on 38 points – but it could be that Wigan will finally be relegated, after managing to dodge the drop so many times over the last several years.

Wigan play Manchester City in the FA Cup Final on Saturday and they are at Arsenal on Tuesday night, and finish the season at home to Aston Villa on May 19th – and they will need to win at least one of those games, if they are to have any chance of another escape this season.

But that’s also three matches in eight days for Wigan – something they are not used to with their small squad.

We need to see Newcastle get the win on Sunday – nothing less – and then if Wigan don’t beat Arsenal on Tuesday we are safe – and it will be official.

Howay The Lads!!

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147 comments so far

  • ende

    May 7, 2013 at 9:49 PM

    Comment #1

    Thank god.

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  • daztoon-anti christ is that the time

    May 7, 2013 at 9:49 PM

    Comment #2

    Pardew will think us safe now and set out stall for a point. I expect same side as west ham but with debuchy for simpson

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  • RonVanDam

    May 7, 2013 at 9:49 PM

    Comment #3

    Its all or nothing now for us. Theres no other option apart from winning at QPR

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  • Toon Tang

    May 7, 2013 at 9:49 PM

    Comment #4

    hallelujah

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  • TyneValleyToon

    May 7, 2013 at 9:50 PM

    Comment #5

    I Villa Loose to Chequeski & IF (BIG) we beat QPR. We’re SAFE !!! 🙂

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  • do the hatem shake

    May 7, 2013 at 9:50 PM

    Comment #6

    we beat qpr and then we can sit back and watch arsenal to smash the might wigan ans the watch us get smashed by arsenal and not give a shit

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  • PompeyJohn

    May 7, 2013 at 9:51 PM

    Comment #7

    As much as I like the Wigan style of play, after that tackle by Callum McManaman on Massadio Haidara, (not to mention their winner from a handball) it would be a travesty if Wigan stayed up at the expense of us. The FA should get their act together and ensure nobody else gets away with it. To think a linesman saw it and thought it was OK????
    Anyway HWTL, win on Sat, get a few goals to improve our goal difference and hopefully that will be us safe.

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  • yo-yo

    May 7, 2013 at 9:51 PM

    Comment #8

    every little helps

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  • Cisse's Big Toe

    May 7, 2013 at 9:51 PM

    Comment #9

    qpr win and keep it tight against arsenal and we stay up

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  • Beattie25

    May 7, 2013 at 9:52 PM

    Comment #10

    Seriously WTF?

    Why are people thinking 1 point might be enough?

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  • TyneValleyToon

    May 7, 2013 at 9:52 PM

    Comment #11

    I =If 🙁

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  • TimKrulFan

    May 7, 2013 at 9:52 PM

    Comment #12

    A point should be enough now.

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  • Lachu

    May 7, 2013 at 9:52 PM

    Comment #13

    Yesssss!!!! now pardDue can play for a draw against QPR #masterstroke

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  • TimKrulFan

    May 7, 2013 at 9:53 PM

    Comment #14

    @Beattie Wigan should lose to arsenal so a point would be enough.

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  • Transfer Sage

    May 7, 2013 at 9:53 PM

    Comment #15

    beattie

    1 point might be enough because if wigan lose to arsenal at the emirates (likely but not nailed on) then that 1 point makes us 100% safe.

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    May 7, 2013 at 9:53 PM

    Comment #16

    Did anyone else hear that Ba went to visit the squad in London before our game against West Ham ?. Apparently he gave them a pep talk as he didn’t want to see us relegated and reckons we are only a couple of players away from a cracking team. Big mistake letting him go without bringing in a replacement off equal quality. Not that Gouffran is rubbish but he should be 3rd choice IMO.

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  • catchy in norway

    May 7, 2013 at 9:53 PM

    Comment #17

    lets get 3,
    lets ditch AP
    lets rock the prem next year

    i know we can do it,

    i know we have a great squad

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  • Transfer Sage

    May 7, 2013 at 9:55 PM

    Comment #18

    catchy

    good not great squad 😉

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  • TimKrulFan

    May 7, 2013 at 9:55 PM

    Comment #19

    Pardew go for the win at QPR not a flipping draw.

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  • kilcline

    May 7, 2013 at 9:55 PM

    Comment #20

    One point will be enough lads, Arsenal will not mess up against Wigan, Wigan cant defend, Arsenal will tear them apart, they are made for Arsenal!

    Can we get a point against QPR, first half showing at West Ham for 90 mins and we will.

    Terrible season though.

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  • SupaToonKid

    May 7, 2013 at 9:56 PM

    Comment #21

    I’m dancing in my living room. What a great result. Don’t get carried away though lads as we do have Pardumb as manager so with that muppet in command we’re still in grave peril. Hopefully the player’s talent shines through his horrendous tactics/formations & substitutions.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    May 7, 2013 at 9:56 PM

    Comment #22

    repost
    valle ,
    Given a life line like this nothing but a win at QPR should be accepted,Wigan could well be worth a draw at the Emirates leaving us having to beat Arsenal ,lets go for for the kill on Sunday.

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  • internationaltoon

    May 7, 2013 at 9:56 PM

    Comment #23

    This means that if we beat QPR on Saturday, it will probably go down to who wins between Wigan and Aston Villa on final day of the season

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  • beefman13

    May 7, 2013 at 9:56 PM

    Comment #24

    Pardew will still have the attitude of an away point is a good point, I would love to see organised entertaining football at SJP with a coach who does not just set out not to loose, I don’t think I can recall being so frustrated with any managers tactics we have ever had.

    And I will add this will go to the final day, Wigan wont give up easy and I still cant see us getting three points of anyone, such a sad state.

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  • TyneValleyToon

    May 7, 2013 at 9:56 PM

    Comment #25

    1 point may be enough. But Wigwam going to Villa with Villa safe ain’t what I want when I’m @ St James

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  • Beattie25

    May 7, 2013 at 9:56 PM

    Comment #26

    Just me then that is worried that Wigan might beat Arsenal if we draw or lose?

    If we win then yeah, Wigan will be down and feel down.

    If we draw it might serve to re-energise them.

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  • KevinHann

    May 7, 2013 at 9:56 PM

    Comment #27

    Congratulations! What a breath of fresh air tonight!

    Guys, if you don’t want the sport night to end I suggest tuning in for Grigor Dimitrov – Novak Djokovic:

    http://lsh.streamhunter.eu/static/popups/149791980341080.html

    It’s a spectacle and Novak’s not winning 🙂

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  • JTOONJ

    May 7, 2013 at 9:57 PM

    Comment #28

    do the hatem shake

    ABOUT THAT SHEEP?

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  • davis_toons

    May 7, 2013 at 9:57 PM

    Comment #29

    1. I can’t imagine a club like Newcastle Utd are dog fighting in this mess.

    2. Fans are cheering for club like Swansea to WIN games against Wigan in order for us to survive.

    3. We are Damn Down Class now.

    4. If we survive, I hope

    1.1 Hull will not Crush Us
    1.2 Cardiff will not Set their New High Scoring Records on us.
    1.3 The last promoted team will not set their 1st Winning Record on Us.

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  • hotdog

    May 7, 2013 at 9:57 PM

    Comment #30

    I thought Wigan would win tonight and against villa, sending us down. We have been given another chance if they mess up at QPR and can’t get a point, we deserve to go down.

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  • KevinHann

    May 7, 2013 at 9:57 PM

    Comment #31

    Congratulations! What a breath of fresh air tonight!

    Guys, if you don’t want the sport night to end I suggest tuning in for Grigor Dimitrov – Novak Djokovic!

    It’s a spectacle and Novak’s not winning 🙂

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  • catchy in norway

    May 7, 2013 at 9:57 PM

    Comment #32

    TS

    i think super great

    i could do wonders with it
    hahahahaha

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  • do the hatem shake

    May 7, 2013 at 9:57 PM

    Comment #33
  • kevymartins

    May 7, 2013 at 9:57 PM

    Comment #34

    @Beattie arsenal need to win or they can kiss champions league good bye

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  • Beattie25

    May 7, 2013 at 9:57 PM

    Comment #35

    We can’t hope for other teams to do our work for us.

    We need to win and do it ourselves. If we only get a draw then I’ll be furious.

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  • TimKrulFan

    May 7, 2013 at 9:58 PM

    Comment #36

    Wigan beat arsenal there own place last year.

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  • Transfer Sage

    May 7, 2013 at 9:58 PM

    Comment #37

    beattie

    i’d much rather we beat qpr, don’t get me wrong but i think a point is ok

    wigan play FA cup final where city will run them ragged then 3 days later arsenal will do the same to them, really can’t see them getting anything from the emirates.

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  • JTOONJ

    May 7, 2013 at 9:58 PM

    Comment #38

    If Dwight Tiendalli ever fancies coming to newcastle for a night out i will happily buy him all his drinks!

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  • Transfer Sage

    May 7, 2013 at 9:59 PM

    Comment #39

    catchy

    get your CV sent in then pal…then people can really have a dig at you if you have us playing bad football haha.

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  • davis_toons

    May 7, 2013 at 10:00 PM

    Comment #40

    When are we going to talk about challenging the likes of ManUtd, Arsenal, Tottenham, Chelsea.

    I hope in my life-time.

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