English Premiership

Wigan, Villa get survival boost

2013-05-04 18:12
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London - Wigan and Aston Villa boosted their English Premiership survival hopes with late victories at West Bromwich Albion and Norwich City on Saturday.

Midfielder Callum McManaman pounced in the 80th minute at the Hawthorns to give Wigan a 3-2 win over West Brom after they had twice fallen behind.

Villa left Carrow Road with a 2-1 triumph courtesy of Gabriel Agbonlahor's double, including an 89th-minute winner.

Newcastle United were held to a 0-0 draw at West Ham United, leaving the Magpies three points above the relegation zone.

Wigan are third bottom on 35 points, two points behind Sunderland, who play Stoke City on Monday.

Villa moved up to 14th place with 40 points, leaving Norwich still in trouble on 38.

Second-placed Manchester City drew 0-0 at Swansea City and relegated Reading won 4-2 at Fulham.

Tottenham Hotspur's home game with Southampton was delayed due to a traffic accident. Arsenal, like Spurs chasing a Champions League place, play relegated Queens Park Rangers in the day's late kickoff.

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