By Alan Duffy
Premier League – Wigan Athletic 3-3 Blackburn Rovers – 19th November 2011
Blackburn boss Steve Kean confronts the ‘Kean Out’ Rovers’ fans
The DW Stadium hosted a quite fantastic ‘relegation dogfight’ which produced a total of six goals in a game which ultimately saw Wigan and Blackburn have to make do with a share of the points.
With the Latics 2-1 up and Rovers’ schemer David Dunn sent off after receiving a second yellow card (on 48 minutes), Roberto Martinez must have been confident of finally securing another league victory. However, once again his Wigan side failed to capitalise on the situation, conceding a goal from David Hoillet just before the hour mark to make it 2-2.
Then, in a fantastically dramatic final act, Wigan sub Albert Crusat looked to have won the game for the home side on 88 minutes. However, with the game spilling in to injury time, Rovers’ keeper Paul Robinson, who had had an extremely poor game, came forward for a Blackburn corner. His foray into the opposition box was well worth the jog, however, as the former England man received a boot in the head (courtesy of David Jones) from the corner kick, which won his side a dramatic penalty. Veteran hitman Yakubu helpd his nerve and stroked home the spot-kick to give his side a well-earned point.
Wigan remain bottom with just six points from 12 games while Rovers are one point ahead. Just how long can Martinez and Kean hold on to their jobs for?