Here we are again, on a Sunday afternoon i get to write a lovely match report how, yet again we fail to do what we should of and could have done. Losing to our dearest rivals seems to be a trend that Wigan have, and if we want to stay in the league, then we can not let it continue for much longer.
The line up itself was really questionable, you have to wonder what he was doing. Over Christmas we hardly changed the team and played really well. Yet recently he has made drastic changes and we are playing bad. It is somewhat starting to make sense our descent down the table.
The welcomed return of Emmerson Boyce meant relatively nothing due to the return to the side of Steve Gohouri, who never fails to do badly. Then Crusat who showed he was capable of playing well was dropped and instead we have the likes of Ben Watson and Jordi Gomes in the midfield.
It was shaping up to be a poor result for Wigan.
Yet give Martinez credit. His changes looked to have been working for the first 30 minutes of the game. Okay we came under pressure at times, yet we held strong and Rodallega and Moses were both unlucky to to have scored. Yet you could see QPR were a side building with confidence.
Then yet again another silly mistake, which cost us the game. This time James McCarthy believing he was the goal keeper, saw him booked and a penalty given. Ali Al Habsi was helpless as the penalty was put away and QPR had their tails between their legs.
Gohuri making a foul on Campbell 25 yards out allowed QPR to take a 2-0 lead in at half time. Buzsacky, who had a a top corner saved minutes earlier by Ali. Now blasted the long range free kick into the top corner of the goal, and the game was beyond Wigan.
Yet at half time on came Connor Sammon and Wigan started to look a bit more alive. With 20 minutes gone we looked like we might be able to get something from the game. Hugo Rodallega scoring his second goal of the season with a stunning freekick which made QPR shake.
Yet it wasn't enough as typical as we are. We could not find that second goal to draw level and instead fell behind after Tommy Smith came of the bench to score for QPR. We have yet to find that balance in attack and defence recently. The change back to a four in defence hasn't helped us at all.
So another three points down and we are now four points behind out of the drop zone. As everyone else managed to pull of a result.
What can we put it down to? There are many things, one we can't score goals, two the team changes from week to week. And three Martinez's insits on playing the likes of Ben Watson, Steve Gohouri and Jordi Gomez in a Premier League side. We will have to step up our game if we are to have any change of beating Tottenham come next weekend.