English Premiership

Wigan win at Wolves

2010-12-26 20:02
Roberto Martinez (File)

Birmingham - First-half goals by Colombian international Hugo Rodallega and on-loan midfielder Tom Cleverley saw Wigan to a 2-1 victory over fellow English Premier League strugglers Wolves on Sunday and a priceless three away points.

Although Steven Fletcher grabbed a late consolation goal for the hosts it was not enough to dampen the celebrations of Roberto Martinez' players who were registering only their third away win of the year and just their second in 11 league matches.

Victory kept them above the bottom three - three points clear of Fulham who lost 3-1 at home earlier to second from bottom West Ham - while defeat for Wolves sees them drop to bottom and make it a miserable way for Mick McCarthy to remember his 500th Premier League match as a manager.

Rodallega struck in the ninth minute as he turned and volleyed past Wolves Welsh international goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey after the home defence failed to clear a corner for his fifth goal of the campaign.

Rodallega, who has been with Wigan since joining from Mexican outfit Necaxa last year, turned provider for the visitors second as his incisive pass found Cleverley and the midfielder, who is on-loan from Manchester United, made no mistake shooting past Hennessey in the 20th minute.

Referee Mike Dean became the villain of the piece for the Wolves fans when five minutes later he rejected the players appeals for a penalty as Stephen Ward went down under a clumsy challenge from Steve Gohouri.

Ward was the hosts' most impressive performer in the opening half and the defender came close to reducing the deficit but goalkeeper Ali Al Habsi managed to keep it out with an instinctive save with his feet.

Read more on:    epl


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
Comments have been closed for this article.
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

05 December 2015
Stoke City v Manchester City, Britannia Stadium 14:45
Arsenal v Sunderland, Emirates Stadium 17:00
Swansea City v Leicester City, Liberty Stadium 17:00
Manchester United v West Ham United, Old Trafford 17:00
Southampton v Aston Villa, St. Mary's Stadium 17:00
West Bromwich Albion v Tottenham Hotspur, The Hawthorns 17:00
Watford v Norwich City, Vicarage Road 17:00
Chelsea v Bournemouth, Stamford Bridge 19:30
06 December 2015
Newcastle United v Liverpool, St. James' Park 18:00
07 December 2015
Everton v Crystal Palace, Goodison Park 22:00
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team

Who was the best summer signing in the EPL?

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...


30 of the world's greatest golfers will be heading to the Gary Player Country Club for this year's Nedbank Golf Challenge - now in its 35th year. For all the latest news, player profiles, hole-by-hole descriptions and past winners, be sure to check out Sport24's dedicated section.

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

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