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Wigan 2-2 Southampton – Shaun Brings Latics Back From Dead At The DW (Photos & Highlights)

By Alan Duffy

Wigan Athletic 2-2 Southampton – Premier League – 2nd February 2013

With just second remaining, Wigan were facing a potentially crucial defeat in their home clash with fellow relegation strugglers Southampton. However, with time running out, Scottish schemer Shaun Maloney popped up to resuce a precious point for the Latics.

The Saints had impressed in the first-half, with Gaston Ramirez going close, but it was the home side who would open the scoring midway through the first period, courtesy of a Gary Caldwell header.

After the break,¬†Mauricio Pochettino’s side continued to push for a goal and were eventually rewarded when Rickie Lambert headed home a Jack Cork centre. ¬†Adam Lallana then hit the woodwork as the visitors kept attacking before midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin, one of the league’s better performers this season, side-footed home on 85 minutes to secure what looked like a vital three points for the south-coast side.

However, at the death, Maloney turned the ball home after Paul Scharner got on the end of a corner. And that was that.

The draw sees the Saints in 16th place, three points clear of danger, while remain in the bottom three on 21 points.

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Photos: PA

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By Alan Duffy on February 2nd, 2013 in Newsnow, Photos, Southampton, Videos, Wigan Athletic. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

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