Sunderland 4 - 2 Wigan

Discussion in 'Wigan' started by connor wigham, Apr 23, 2011.

  1. connor wigham

    connor wigham Active Member

    Feb 26, 2011
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    Sunderland produced a stirring second half comeback to sink Wigan and secure their first win in 10 matches. With 41 points now on the board, the Black Cats would appear to be safe but there is no such comfort for Wigan

    Sunderland's afternoon got off to the worst of starts when they lost Phil Bardsley and hamstring strain victim Danny Welbeck within the first 20 minutes.

    The Black Cats began the second period in lively fashion, But after picking up Charles N'Zogbia's pass 30 yards from goal, got away from Michael Turner and launched an unstoppable drive past Mignolet.

    Sunderland no doubt feared the worst but they would have been surprised to see the hosts hit back immediately, With Steed Malbranque's inch-perfect cross was met by Gyan's bullet header at the near post and Fate seemed to conspire against Sunderland once more when Gyan's afternoon was ended by yet another injury They responded by scoring three goals in 11 minutes.

    Firstly Midfielder Henderson popped up and hammered a superb left-footed effort into the roof of the net. Then Sessegnon then won a penalty when he was barged over by Antolin Alcaraz in the box, and the player picked himself up to calmly stroke home the spot-kick.

    As Wigan's defence proceeded to disintegrate, Sessegnon raced clear and picked out the unmarked Henderson, who slotted in his second.

    Di Santo converted a Victor Moses cross from close range in the 89th minute but it could not dampen the relief of the Sunderland fans celebrating their first home win since New Year's Day.
  2. Welcome to the North

    Welcome to the North Active Member

    Feb 25, 2011
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    Get in Sunderland!

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