Wigan 3 - 2 West Ham

Discussion in 'Wigan' started by connor wigham, May 16, 2011.

  1. connor wigham

    connor wigham Active Member

    Feb 26, 2011
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    West Ham United were relegated to the Championship as Wigan Athletic staged a dramatic recovery from two goals down to keep their hopes of Premier League survival alive with victory at the DW Stadium.

    Wigan, who were at one time rooted to the foot of the table by results around them on an afternoon of drama and tension, then embarked on a stunning comeback that overturned West Ham's advantage

    Charles N'Zogbia launched the recovery with a free-kick just before the hour and substitute Conor Sammon put Wigan level, and left West Ham staring at the drop, with an equaliser 11 minutes later.

    And in a frantic finale that saw both sides trade blows in an attempt to score the goal that could shape their future, Ben Watson hit the post for Wigan before West Ham keeper Robert Green let N'Zogbia's tame shot slip through his grasp for the winner seconds before the end of four minutes of stoppage time.

    It was the moment that sealed West Ham's fate - and that of manager Grant, as the club confirmed they had parted company with the Israeli shortly after the final whistle.

    That sad end was the final act following a match which saw a first half of optimism and hope for the Hammers transformed into a second period of abject misery.

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