Twitter reacts: Wigan fans react to 90th minute winner in promotion clash

A titanic clash between two League One promotion chasing sides in Wigan and Walsall ended in sensational fashion, with Wigan’s star forward Yanic Wildschut netting a last-gasp winner at Banks’s Stadium.

A stunning strike from loanee Conor McAleny in the 39th minute gave The Latics the initial edge, however an equally fantastic effort from Walsall’s Sam Mantom appeared to have snatched a point for the home side.

As the clock ticked towards 90 minutes, it seemed as if both sides would be left frustrated and without victory. In the dying embers of the match, against the run the play, a trademark surging sprint from Wigan substitute Yanic Wildschut was completed with a thumping finish past Walsall keeper Neil Etheridge, sending the Wigan faithful into raptures.

The sheer joy and excitement of the moment was encapsulated on Twitter:

One Latics fan page highlighted how important last minute winners against fellow promotion contenders Gillingham and Walsall could prove to be come the end of the season.

The win sees Wigan vault two positions, moving up from fourth to second in Sky Bet League One. It’s the first time this season Wigan have sat in an automatic promotion spot.

Incredibly, Wildschut’s injury time goal marked the fifth time this season Wigan have either equalised or secured all three points in the 90th minute. Latics’ tendency to perform last-gasp heroics has certainly boosted the levels of drama and intensity in games, something some fans would rather live without!

Another Wigan fan seemingly sees into the future, making a prediction yesterday eerily similar to today’s result.

This Latics fan was seemingly as excited as any other, except this wasn’t just a fan, it was former Wigan and Chelsea defender Mario Melchiot!

Wigan fans will be hoping The Latics can maintain their lofty League One position as they head into their final stretch of fixtures in the coming months.

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