Tag Archives: Wigan

Roberto Martinez and Wigan

I don’t think he is overrated. I think he is “overloyal”. He needs to leave Wigan.

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Wigan vs. Blackburn – Controversial Goal

Wigan is losing and losing and losing….

Barclay’s English Premier League – Round 31 review. Manchester United increased lead.

Manchester United was able to increase their lead to seven points in the Barclay’s English Premier League. While Arsenal and Chelsea drew their games and left valuable points on the table, United was able to turn around an already lost game against West Ham. At halftime the Hammers were leading 2-0. Wayne Rooney, with a hattrick, helped United to gain the lead. Hernandez secured the important win with United’s fourth of the game.

Besides United, Manchester City was the only team in the top 5 that could win and make an impact on the table. City passed Chelsea and regained 3rd spot with an impressive 5-0 win against Sunderland. The win also took the pressure of City Manager Mancini.

West Brom and Birmingham City were the winners at the other end of the table. West Brom beat Liverpool and Birmingham City left Bolton with the short stick.

The line for relegation contenders can be drawn at place 13 and West Brom. Everyone from 13 to 20 is in a fierce battle to avoid the drop. West Brom currently shows 36 points as 13th, Wigan on 20th has 31 points. Depending on next weeks results, teams from 12th to 9th can be thrown back into the relegation battle. Sunderland, a few weeks ago was hoping to secure 6th and a chance for European honors, might next week find itself just 3 points from relegation. The bottom part of the table guarantees excitement until the last game.

Manchester United is the winner of round 28 in the Barclay’s English Premier League

Manchester United was the winner of round 28 in the Barclay’s English premier League. The trip to Wigan turned out to be more difficult than past results and,more, the result of this game display. After a though first half, at the end Sir Alex’ boys won 4-0. It didn’t look that clear for a long time. Only Edwin van der Sar saved United from going down in the first half. The 40 year old dutch played an outstanding game and with 3 first class saves held United in the game before Hernandez (2), Rooney and Fabio put the lid on the game for United. The game was the warm up for the “week of truth” for Manchester United. On Tuesday, 03/01/ they face Chelsea at Stamford Bridge and the following Sunday Liverpool at Anfield Road.

In their fight to avoid relegation Wolves landed an important and strong looking 4-0 win against Blackpool. Sunderland lost ground for the battle for 6th spot and possible Europe League qualification with a 2-0 loss against Everton FC.

Aston Villa secured a 4-1 win against Blackburn Rovers and Newcastle United and Bolton Wanderers tied 1-1 on Saturday.

On Sunday, Liverpool is trying to close the gap to Spurs with a win at West Ham while Manchester City and Fulham meet in Manchester. Round 28 will be closed on Monday with West Brom visiting Stoke. The games Chelsea – Birmingham and Spurs – Arsenal take place at a later date.