Wigan Athletic 2 – 2 Leicester City

Hammond rescues point for Premier League hopefuls.

Wigan led twice with goals coming from the unlikely sources of Ivan Ramis and Rob Kiernan but a cool finish from Andy King and an 87th equaliser courtesy of Dean Hammond left the near-3,000 travelling Foxes fans feeling like they’d taken all three points. The game was end-to-end from the very first whistle and wouldn’t have surprised many if the score-board had read 4-4. 

 

Wigan Athletic

Al Habsi – Wasn’t tested too often, did well when called upon. Kicking was quite poor. 6.5
Perch – Looked comfortable throughout, got forward well. 7
Boyce – Started plenty of Wigan moves off from the back, read the game superbly. 7
Ramis – Solid from start to finish. Good header to open the scoring too. 8
Kiernan – Didn’t see an awful lot from him, did well to get on the score-sheet. 6.5
Crainey – Brilliant first-half, attacked extremely well. Very much the opposite in the second-half though. 7
McArthur – Looked promising every time he got the ball. 8
Gomez – Set-pieces were top quality, Wigan’s best player by far. 9
Collison – Wasn’t involved an awful lot, average performance. 6.5
Powell –  Tricky player, kept the ball well. 7.5
Maynard – Not a massive contribution but kept the Leicester defenders on their toes.
7

Substitutions

McClean – Looked dangerous when he had the ball, his pace caused problems. 7
Fortune – Very little impact on the game. 6
McEachran – Came on in the 79th minute so had little time to make an impact. 6

 

Leicester City:

Schmeichel – Made a couple of very good saves. Little he could have done about the Wigan goals. 7.5
De Laet – A few brilliant, solid tackles. Quality attacking runs in the second half. 8
Morgan – A good performance, nothing too special. 7
Moore – Best Leicester player on the night by a mile. 9
Konchesky – Average display, a couple of good attempts on goal. 6.5
Knockaert – Snatching at his opportunties. Showed good flare at times. 6.5
King – Took his goal brilliantly. Most Leicester moves went through him. 8

7
Dyer – Good pace as usual, poor end product. 6.5
Nugent – Not a lot fell to the forward, made a nuisance of himself though. 6.5
Wood – Did well in aerial battles, average performance. 7

Substitutions

Mahrez – Very dangerous when he came on, was rarely stopped by any Wigan player. 8.5
Taylor-Fletcher – Kept the ball well and was better playing in the hole behind Phillips. 7.5
Phillips – Did very little in the 20 minutes he was on. 7

 

Man of the Match

Liam Moore/Jordi Gomez – Couldn’t decide the two as they both did extremely well for different reasons. Moore put his body on the line plenty of times throughout the night and was probably the reason why Wigan only scored two. Gomez was superb from start to finish, his set-pieces were a joy to watch and was at the heart of most, if not all, Wigan attacks. 9

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