Monday, 4 February 2008

Wigan Athletic 1 West Ham United 0

Pitch Battles Show Wigan An Obvious Route To Safety by David Hopps
From the primordial swamp otherwise known as the JJB Stadium pitch, comes the signs of stirring. Wigan Athletic might not be the highest evolutionary form known to the Premier League, but on this evidence they are certainly one of the most combative... Guardian
Heskey Injury Takes Gloss Off Wigan Win by Peter Keeling
Wigan's joy at gaining the three points that took them out of the relegation zone was tempered somewhat by their striker Emile Heskey limping out of the match and out of Wednesday's international friendly with Switzerland... Observer
Wigan Revival Continues Under Steve Bruce by Neil Johnston
Considering the drama in his private life, Wilson Palacios could be excused for not having the appetite for a relegation battle. After all, the “King of Honduras” has more pressing matters on his mind, such as whether he will see his 15-year-old brother again... Times
Heskey Ruled Out But Wigan Battle On by Pete Oliver
WIGAN’S revival under Steve Bruce has so far been a stop-start affair but suddenly they must see a chink of light in their escape tunnel from the relegation places. After deservedly beating West Ham yesterday, Sunderland and Derby County now stand between them and breathing space in their next two pivotal fixtures... Sunday Times
Kilbane Revives New-Age Wigan by Dan Murphy
The pitch belonged to another age, but there was no mistaking that this Wigan team is very much a creation of the Premier League-era... Independent
Injured Heskey Out Of England Squad by Graham Chase
It has always been a habit of those connected to West Ham to wonder and hope more than most but growing ambitions of European football next season suffered a firm jolt as Alan Curbishley's side came up second best in the Lancashire mud... Sunday Telegraph
Wilson Palacios Crowns Wigan's Victory by Phil Shaw
It was a moment loaded with symbolism. Lee Bowyer was overpowered by one of the Wigan midfield, the West Ham substitute's face a picture of disbelief as he looked up from the ground. He said nothing, but inscribed on his features were the words, "Who on earth are you - and where did you spring from?"... Telegraph
It's All Rosy For Kirkland On The Cabbage Pitch by Chris Wheeler
With a clean sheet for his club and a clean slate for his country, Chris Kirkland had every reason to smile on Saturday night. Having survived what he described as Wigan's 'nightmare' pitch without making an ill-timed blunder, Kirkland beat Fabio Capello's cut to make the final 23-man squad for the Italian's first game in charge against Switzerland on Wednesday... Mail

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