English Premiership

West Brom win away at Wigan

2012-11-10 19:26
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Wigan - West Brom's excellent start to the season continued on Saturday as they recorded their first away win of the campaign with a 2-1 victory over in-form Wigan in an entertaining Premier League clash.

All the goals came in the first-half with James Morrison and an own goal by Gary Caldwell giving the visitors a two goal lead - taking their total to just five away goals all season - before Arouna Kone reduced the arrears.

Victory keeps West Brom in fifth spot.

The hosts tested stand-in Welsh goalkeeper Boaz Myhill from the kick-off, clearly keen to see whether he was still suffering from the after effects of his previous match when he let in six against Serbia in a World Cup qualifier.

Maynor Figueroa and James McCarthy both went close to opening the score before Myhill - who was starting because Ben Foster has a groin injury - pulled off a great save from Ben Watson.

However, it was the visitors, whose manager Steve Clarke had surprisingly left out Peter Odemwingie despite two goals in their win over Southampton last Monday, who opened the scoring.

Morrison - who was returning from a hamstring injury - meeting a brilliant cross by Chris Brunt at the back post to put it into the net.

The visitors doubled their lead when Scottish defender Caldwell turned the ball into his own net when trying to clear Billy Jones's cross, but Wigan struck back immediately and scored a goal of their own.

Kone was on hand to prod into the net after a brilliant cross by Chilean star Jean Beausejour to send them in at half-time just 2-1 down.

However, it was their excellent Omani goalkeeper Ali Al Habsi who kept them in the match with a stunning save from Romelu Lukaku.

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