Vuckic Makes Winning Debut For Wigan – Takes To Twitter

Haris Vuckic started the game for Wigan today at Chesterfield, and he played for the first hour,  before being replaced by Hiwula-Mayifuila after 60 minutes.

At the time the score was 0-0 but then Chesterfield scored two goals in the 62nd and 68th minutes,  before Wigan came storming back with three goals in the last nine minutes. 

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Haris Vuckic in training at Newcastle this summer

They scored in the 82nd minute, the 86th minute with a penalty and then Hiwula-Mayifuila scored in stoppage time for the winner, and their first road win of the season.

After the game Haris, who is playing for his Newcastle future at Wigan this season, was delighted with the victory and he tweeted this:

That has put Wigan level with Chesterfield on 10 points after six games played and they move up nicely into 9th place.

Coventry are in 7th place, and they play at Burton tomorrow, but without Newcastle 18 year-old loanee Adam Armstrong, who is on International duty with the England U19 side.

After the game this is what Wigan manager Gary Caldwell told BBC Radio Manchester:

“Crazy game. I thought we deserved to be in front before they scored, but in the second half we just had a crazy 10 minutes.”

“Character and desire is something you need in any successful football team. The way they played in the last 15 to 20 minutes was phenomenal and we deserved to win at the end.”

“I’d look like Graham Barrow, with grey hair, if we keep doing that so that’s not how we want to win games.”

“But at times you need to have the desire to keep going. We’re going to need that throughout the season.”

The 23 year-old Newcastle midfielder has got off to a decent start and it was a great win for Wigan today, and they are now only 4 points behind leaders Gillingham.

It would be great if Wigan can mount a promotion push this season, and get straight back to the Championship at the first attempt.

Comments welcome.

5 comments so far

  • Belfast

    Sep 5, 2015 at 10:51 PM

    Comment #1

    I hope Wigan stay there to be honest. 🙂

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Sep 5, 2015 at 10:58 PM

    Comment #2

    Good luck Haris, and stay injury free!

  • Mister Tuff

    Sep 5, 2015 at 11:02 PM

    Comment #3

    Well, now if I were the president of this land
    You know, I’d declare total war on The Multiple man
    I’d cut him if he stands, and I’d shoot him if he’d run
    Yes I’d kill him with my Bible and my razor and my gun

    God damn The Multiple man
    Gad damn The Multiple man.

  • jimmysmith

    Sep 5, 2015 at 11:04 PM

    Comment #4

    We resign players like Vuckic, Sammi, Fergi, those who inhabit a nether world, on the fringes of decent first team football year after year, primarily because they are on low wages I suppose, and far less in the hope they’ll finally come good enough for the 1st team, than the hope of getting our by now not inconsiderable investment back on them.

  • welshgeordie9

    Sep 5, 2015 at 11:05 PM

    Comment #5

    Can I have whatever you’ve been drinking.


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