By Alan Duffy
West Bromwich Albion 2-3 Wigan Athletic – Premier League – 4th May 2013
He of the tricky dribbling and knee-high assaults, Callum MacManaman, proved the match-winner for Wigan on Saturday, with the wideman’s late winner at the Hawthorns keeping the Latics’ hopes of survival very much alive,
The Latics had twice found themselves to the Baggies, with Aruna Koné cancelling out Shane Long’s first-half strike and then James McArthur leveling the scores again for Roberto Martinez’s men after Gareth McAuley had put the Baggies ahead again on 50 minutes.
However, a point would have been of little use to the FA Cup finalists, who pushed for that all-important winner. And then, with just 10 minutes left, the superb Shaun Maloney set up McManaman who netted from close-range.
The result sees Wigan go just two points behind 17th-placed Sunderland while the Baggies stay eighth.