Wigan’s Wembley dream lives
Have to admit, I didn’t watch the match, but I was still very happy to see Wigan beat just about anybody. That this third round victory in the Carling Cup came against Championship side Preston North End hardly bothers me. The manner in which they won, requiring two late goals to overcome a 1-0 deficit, also should matter little at this point.
All I care about is Wigan not embarrassing themselves, really.
From the match reports, it appears they did their best to do just that until late. Some bad defending led to a first-half penalty and a resulting 1-0 deficit. It took the Latics until two minutes before stoppage time to find the equalizer and up until the final play of the match for Charles N’Zogbia to secure the spot in the fourth round.
With his side unable to make any match look easy, Latics manager Roberto Martinez seems to have adopted a similar stance as myself.
“We started the game in such a slow tempo, and probably didn’t give the occasion the approach it deserved.
“But in situations like this you see the reactions of individuals as men and as a team, and we were really together at the end and managed to find the solutions.”