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Match Report: Wigan Athletic 0-1 Leeds United

The game signified the start of the ear of David Sharpe at home and maybe, hopefully a return to winning ways on the DW pitch. The game that followed would typify our season and our relegation prospects would be sent scattering to the sky.

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This week has gone extremely quickly. I have turned around and bang it is Thursday, although the further away we are from the weekend the better. What was built up as the chance to really push our season on turned out to be a great anti-climax as we succumbed to yet another home defeat.

Before the game it was an emotional fair well to Dave Whelan who came onto the pitch before the game, and bid the fans farewell. Unfortunately the game would not be an appropriate way to send off the man who has led this club for 20 years.

The team didn't include Leon Clarke who wasn't even on the bench, instead Sheyi Ojo came back into the team. The bench saw the return of William Kvist.

The game started with a massive tempo as the lads looked to continue their fine form from the Norwich game. It looked like we were going to go at the game and really try get in the Leeds defence.

The one problem? We couldn't score a goal for toffee. Marc Antoine Fortune is not a striker who is going to score us goals. The striker has only managed two goals all season and that doesn't look like changing any time soon. Whilst James McClean seems only capable of hitting strikes from outside the area.

In the end it would be a strike from a Leeds United player  in the weirdest of circumstances that would change the game. James Perch was struck by the ball on the head, it then dropped to Alex Mowett who hammered the ball in from 25 yards out.

The stats wouldn't match up with the result. The Latics dominating possession with 60% of it and having 19 shots at goal. For the stats to shape up that way and us not to take advantage shows the sheer amount of our problems with at the club when going forward.

All eyes now to the weekend and a crucial away day tie at Rotherham United.