English Premiership

Sunderland sink Wigan

2013-01-19 19:27
Alfred N'Diaye (Gallo Images)

Wigan - Sunderland came from behind to consolidate mid-table status in the English Premier League and push Wigan back into the drop zone after a 3-2 victory at the DW Stadium on Saturday.

Sunderland arrived having managed four wins in their last seven outings whereas perennial strugglers Wigan started the day only out of the drop zone on goal difference.

And they duly sank back into trouble despite taking an early, albeit fortuitous, lead.

Wigan, whose tremendous form in the closing weeks of last season kept them afloat with something to spare, went ahead on just four minutes, David Vaughan putting though his own net after Ronnie Stam played on a Jean Beausejour cross.

But Sunderland roared back and Craig Gardner levelled from the spot after 16 minutes after James McCarthy handled a Sebastian Larsson effort.

Steven Fletcher then made it 2-1 to the visitors as Sunderland turned the match around with their second goal in four minutes after Alfred N'Diaye had done the spadework.

Vaughan then tried to make amends for his earlier misfortune with a snapshot that Wigan keeper Ali Al Habsi smothered.

Yet Martin O'Neill's men kept up the pressure on their hosts and Fletcher made it 3-1 five minutes before the break when he took a return pass from Adam Johnson before blasting high into the top corner from inside the box.

Wigan coach Roberto Martinez made a switch with 20 minutes remaining, throwing on Angelo Henriquez in place of Emmerson Boyce and he headed in from close range following good work by Shaun Maloney in the 79th minute

Henriquez might have bagged an unlikely point when, with five minutes left, he sent another close range header just over the crossbar.

But his miss means it is now just one win in 10 games for the Latics, who drop back into the bottom three after Reading's win at a Newcastle side in freefall.

Read more on:    sunderland  |  wigan  |  english premiership  |  soccer
NEXT ON SPORT24X

Go to Holland, Rivaldo: Fans

2014-11-24 14:57

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
Live Video Streaming
  • Blitz
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @00:00
  • SS1
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @01:00
  • SS2
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @02:00
  • SS3
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @03:00
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

 

Hottie of the day: Charlotte

Meet our hottie of the day, Charlotte. She feels sexiest after a good workout at the gym!

 
 

Men24.com

This is why guys shouldn’t be in photos
BMW drift battle: M235i vs. speedway bike
Want to start talking dirty?
And this year's Miss Bumbum title goes to...
Fixtures
24 November 2014
Aston Villa v Southampton, Villa Park 22:00
29 November 2014
West Bromwich Albion v Arsenal, The Hawthorns 14:45
Liverpool v Stoke City, Anfield 17:00
West Ham United v Newcastle United, Boleyn Ground 17:00
Swansea City v Crystal Palace, Liberty Stadium 17:00
Queens Park Rangers v Leicester City, Loftus Road Stadium 17:00
Manchester United v Hull City, Old Trafford 17:00
Burnley v Aston Villa, Turf Moor 17:00
Sunderland v Chelsea, Stadium of Light 19:30
30 November 2014
Southampton v Manchester City, St. Mary's Stadium 15:30
Tottenham Hotspur v Everton, White Hart Lane 18:00
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

How long will Mario Balotelli last at Liverpool?

 
 
/Sport
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Featured

Got something you'd like to get off your chest? Got a burning desire to air an opinion? If so, be sure to sign-up on Sport24's FORUM!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

Newsletters Sign up for the Morning Glory, Super 15 and Soccer newsletters

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

Mobile Sport24 on your mobile phone - WAP, alerts, downloads, services

Forum Have your Say on Sport24's brand new Forum!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

iPhone Latest Sport24 news on your iPhone

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

Blogs Yes your opinion counts. Get it out there

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.