Wigan Athletic Vs Nottingham Forest: Summary

Forest beaten for the first time this season - Tony Marshall

The Latics claim their first home win of the season by beating fellow promotion rivals Nottingham Forest.

Wigan Athletic Vs Nottingham Forest

Date: Saturday 31st August 2013

Venue: The DW Stadium

Referee: Craig Pawson

Assistant Referees: Robert Jones and Anthony Tankard

Fourth Official: Dean Whitestone

Score: 2-1

Wigan Athletic Line Up

01 Scott Carson

06 Thomas Rogne

17 Emmerson Boyce

22 Jean Beausejour

25 Barnett

04 James McCarthy

08 Ben Watson (McCann-77’)

10 Shaun Maloney

07 Jordi Gomez

18 Roger Espinoza (James McArthur-65’)

32 Marc-Antoine Fortune (McClean-86’)

Substitutes

13 Lee Nicholls

03 Stephen Crainey

24 James Perch

07 Chris McCann

11 James McClean

16 James McArthur

29 Nouha Dicko

Nottingham Forest Line Up

01 Karl Darlow

02 Eric Lichaj

08 Chris Cohen

22 Kelvin Wilson

25 Jack Hobbs

07 Adlene Guedioura (Harding-46’)

10 Henri Lansbury

11 Andy Reid

15 Greg Halford (Miller-77’)

28 Radoslaw Majewski (Paterson-73’)

12 Jamie Mackie

Substitutes

29 Dorus De Vries

03 Dan Harding

05 Danny Collins

17 Ishmael Miller

21 Jamie Paterson

27 Matt Derbyshire

31 Simon Cox

Wigan Athletic got back to winning ways today as they beat Nottingham Forest 2-1. Owen Coyle made five changes to the Wigan team that played out a 2-2 draw with Middlesbrough and these changes proved to be justified as the Latics came out the stronger of the two sides. It was, however, Forest who took the lead after just 8 minutes with a superbly taken Andy Reid free-kick. Wigan were not phased and continued as they had started which eventually paid off just six minutes after Reid’s goal. Marc-Antoine Fortune was taken down in the box by Jack Hobbs and Shaun Maloney converted from the penalty spot. 1-1. Owen Coyle’s men pushed on further and scored a second goal after thirty-five minutes. A Fortune cross-cum-shot hit the underside of the crossbar and Jordi Gomez only needed tap the ball into the back of the net from six yards.

Wigan were much improved today and defensively they were solid. Thomas Rogne and Leon Barnett were winning everything in the air and nothing was getting past them. Offensively they were dangerous as well with Shaun Maloney and Jean Beausejour creating chances with their crosses. However, the formation was all over the place and it did not look as though the Wigan players knew where they needed to play.  Overall, Wigan should be very happy. Maybe this is the start of their promotion push.

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