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Match Report: Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-2 Wigan Athletic

Is that improving? Well we first of all managed to score goals, and we didn't lose a game so I suppose you could argue we have shown signs of progression. Yet things still nag at me that this team has still to really find its feet, and of course its form.

Dean Mouhtaropoulos

Uwe Rosler has been a bit of talking point amoungst the Wigan faithful currently. Many feeling that he should be given more time at the club and others saying that we should get rid already. Well Rosler and the coaching staff now have two weeks to get the players running smoothly again before the Brentford game at home, we all have to hope that it works.

Yet going into the weekends game, optimism had been re-established after a good performances against Nottingham Forest. Unfortunately changes had to be made, Leon Barnett, Marc-Antoine Fortune and Shaun Maloney all coming into the starting line up.

Questions were raised as to Fortunes inclusion, the striker had looked set to be another outcasted man by Uwe Rosler, yet has managed to be selected for the past two away games. The reasoning shows after Fortune put in a sparkling performance, but you wonder if our new strikers are then up to the challenge?

Back to the game though, and Wigan were hoping to repeat the feat of Huddersfield Town in mid-week and beat Wolves at Molineux. That didn't look particularly on the cards for most of the first half, although we had chances, we didn't look like converting them.

Then 32 minutes in Wolves took the lead, Rajiv van La Parra finding space down the Wolves right crossed the ball into the box. The ball finding the unmarked Dave Richards who had gotten in between James Perch and Ivan Ramis allowing him to attack the ball.

Yet we would hit back almost immediately. Fortune being fouled on the corner of the box after some great hold up play, it allowed Shaun Maloney to get the ball in the box and well James Perch (captain in Emmerson Boyce's absence) scored the equalizing goal.

We had been quiet for most of the half and now suddenly we seemed to half life again, Fortune being the trouble maker and chances came. First Ramis came close with a header from a corner, before Fortune got the lead taking goal.

Andrew Taylor whipping a ball low and hard into the box, and Fortune latching onto Andrew Surman's failure to clear to smash the ball into the back of the net. It meant we went in 2-1 up at half time and you wonder if we could hold on or improve the scoreline.

Yet it was not to be as Wolves upped the tempo and we started to struggle under the pressure form a very high attacking team. Our back line though was working hard, the combination of Ramis and Barnett was slowly starting to click, and you felt maybe just maybe we could hold on.

But after the hour mark, an uncleared corner came to bite back as Bakary Sako latched onto the loose ball and hit the ball home to make it 2-2 and set up a very thrilling final twenty minutes.

The game then went to switch from end to end. Wolves looked the more likely to get the winner as the crowd roared them on. Yet it wasn't to be a combination of keeper and framework kept them out, whilst at the other end our lack of clinical finishing shone true.