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Wigan Athletic – teamtalk.com 22 Feb 11:04

Ian Holloway hails ?fantastic? Conor Washington after QPR edge past Wigan

QPR manager Ian Holloway believes in-form Conor Washington has been rejuvenated by playing in his natural position.

Washington scored the winner in a 2-1 victory over Wigan at Loftus Road – his fourth goal in six matches.He set up an early opener for strike partner Matt Smith and then restored Rangers’ lead after Omar Bogle had equalised with a penalty.

Washington scored just twice in 31 appearances under Holloway’s predecessor, who often deployed him on the left flank.

Holloway said: “He’s a centre-forward and he knows he can play with Matt Smith. When he’s in a two he’s fantastic.

“If you know what your job is, which is to go and score a goal instead of worrying about defending all the time, it makes a difference.

“He can press a centre-half all day long, but he finds it difficult in that wider area.

“Conor’s a fantastic goalscorer and he’s won us the game with that goal.”

The victory took Rangers 10 points clear of struggling Wigan, who remain third from bottom.

“We got an ugly win but the character has come and you can see that the lads are growing ,” Holloway said.

“The work-rate is there. They’re all wearing the shirt with so much pride.

“Even if we had drawn that game I still would have been happy with their effort. I can’t ask for any more from any one of them.

“We’re getting that feeling we can win games and that’s absolutely vital.

“We need a feeling that we can be good at this level and are moving forward. That’s what looks like is coming.”

Wigan boss Warren Joyce was disappointed with his team’s defending in the build-up to both QPR goals.

“They were two poor goals to concede. For the first goal we were wide open to a long kick down the middle,” Joyce said.

“We did well to come back and were good value for the 1-1 at half-time. I thought it was a deserved score at half-time.

“We were certainly under plenty of pressure from how direct they were. We know the lad (Matt Smith) wins a lot of balls in the air and that we had to get to the second ball.

“But the first goal comes from their kick and for the second goal we don’t pick the second ball up – it’s straight through on the back four.

“They were poor goals, not goals where you’re carved open. It was two giveaway goals really.

“The fitness and desire were there and we could have got an equaliser near the end. It’s just disappointing the way we gifted the goals away.”

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Wigan Athletic F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 22 Feb 02:34

QPR 2-1 Wigan: Conor Washingon seals crucial win

ADAM SHERGOLD AT LOFTUS ROAD: Conor Washington earned QPR a crucial three points on Tuesday night as Wigan's troubles continued. Ian Holloway's men are up to 15th in the Championship

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Wigan Athletic | BBC 21 Feb 23:19

Queens Park Rangers 2-1 Wigan Athletic

Wigan remain in the Championship's bottom three as goals from Matt Smith and Conor Washington earn QPR victory.

ESPN FC - Wigan Athletic News 20 Feb 19:06

Ian Holloway set to stick as QPR host Wigan

Queens Park Rangers Wigan Athletic 7:45 PM UTC Game Details Home: 23/20  Draw: 9/4  Away: 3/1  Odds from bet365 bet365 GameCast Lineups and Stats QPR could be unchanged for the visit of Wigan after enjoying a thumping 4-1 win at Birmingham on Saturday.Deadline-day signing Ravel Morrison is still building up his fitness having missed the last two games and the Lazio loanee will be assessed.Jack Robinson made his comeback from a hamstring injury for the under-23s on Monday.Fellow defender Steven Caulker is still out with a hip problem.Wigan are expected to be without Michael Jacobs when they travel to Loftus Road.Latics boss Warren Joyce believes...

Wigan Athletic F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 20 Feb 13:27

Zlatan must love playing with Pogba - 10 THINGS WE LEARNED

An exciting weekend of FA Cup football saw Lincoln City became the first non-League side to reach the last eight in 103 years, while there were wins for Chelsea, Manchester United and Spurs.

Wigan Athletic F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 18 Feb 18:48

Wigan 0-0 Preston: Jordan Hugill misses early penalty

Struggling Wigan held play-off chasing Preston to a goalless draw at the DW Stadium in a Sky Bet Championship encounter desperately short on quality and chances.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Wigan Athletic | BBC 18 Feb 18:18

Wigan Athletic 0-0 Preston North End

Matt Gilks saves a penalty on his home debut to earn relegation-threatened Wigan Athletic a point against Preston North End.

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Championship strugglers Wigan hold Preston to goalless draw

Wigan Athletic Preston North End 0 0 FT Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » GameCast Lineups and Stats Struggling Wigan held play-off chasing Preston to a goalless draw at the DW Stadium in a Sky Bet Championship encounter desperately short on quality and chances.Preston only had themselves to blame for not picking up all three points, having been awarded a penalty inside 10 minutes.But Wigan goalkeeper Matt Gilks - making his home debut - kept out Jordan Hugill's spot-kick, before denying the North End man from the rebound as well.Wigan struggled to get anything going at the other end, with North...

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Wigan Athletic | BBC 14 Feb 23:15

Wolves 0-1 Wigan Athletic

Jake Buxton heads in a 88th-minute winner to earn Wigan Athletic a vital league win over Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Wigan Athletic F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 14 Feb 23:03

Wolves 0-1 Wigan Athletic: Buxton strikes late winner

Buxton headed home an 88th-minute corner from Max Power - Wigan's first attempt on goal - as Wolves crashed to a third successive defeat ahead of their FA Cup fifth round date with Chelsea.

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Wigan boost survival fight and add to Wolves' misery

Wolverhampton Wanderers Wigan Athletic 0 1 FT Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » GameCast Lineups and Stats Jake Buxton grabbed a decisive late goal as Wigan boosted their bid to avoid relegation with a priceless 1-0 Sky Bet Championship win away to Wolves.Buxton headed home an 88th-minute corner from Max Power - Wigan's first attempt on goal - as Wolves crashed to a third successive defeat.Wigan still needed a stunning late save from Matt Gilks to hold on to the three points when he tipped away a 25-yard drive from Conor Ronan in stoppage time.Gilks, who was making his first start after his recent move...

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Wigan Athletic | BBC 11 Feb 19:19

Fulham 3-2 Wigan Athletic

Neeskens Kebano's stoppage-time winner for Fulham sinks Championship strugglers Wigan at Craven Cottage.

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Fulham 3-2 Wigan Athletic

Fulham Wigan Athletic 3 2 FT Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » GameCast Lineups and Stats Neeskens Kebano grabbed a stoppage-time winner as Fulham hit back to stun struggling Wigan 3-2 in the Sky Bet Championship match at Craven Cottage.Floyd Ayite put the hosts ahead on 25 minutes, only for a Scott Malone own goal and Michael Jacobs' strike on the stroke of half-time to turn the match on its head.However, Denis Odoi equalised in the 71st minute and Kebano sealed a dramatic comeback with the 93rd-minute winner.Fulham welcomed back Ayite, while Wigan called upon David Perkins to replace...

Wigan Athletic – teamtalk.com 8 Feb 20:44

Leeds passed up chance to sign 1m striker on deadline day

Leeds United passed up the opportunity to bid for £1million striker Omar Bogle on transfer deadline day, according to Grimsby.

Leeds brought in two wingers on deadline day with Alfonso Pedraza joining from Villarreal and Modou Barrow from Swansea City but they did not firm up their interest in 24-year-old Bogle, who signed for Championship rivals Wigan.

The man who scored twice on his first start for the Latics on Tuesday night was on the radar of Garry Monk but instead went across the Pennines to Wigan in a deal which is believed will exceed £1million, including significant add-ons.

Grimsby Town director John Fenty says Leeds did not want to top the offer made by Warren Joyce’s relegation-threatened side.

“The football club and the board of directors always saw serious, serious potential in him,” Fenty told The Grimsby Telegraph.

“There was another club, which I now don’t mind revealing as Leeds United, who were tracking the interest in Omar and they had an opportunity, at the last minute on deadline day, to come in and pip what was being offered by Wigan.

“They weren’t prepared to do that and so that gives me the feeling that the deal we settled on with Wigan was of a good- and fair – value for a player of Omar’s calibre and future potential.”

Bogle had scored 19 goals in 27 League Two appearances, as well as five assists this term before he struck twice against Norwich last night.

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ESPN FC - Wigan Athletic News 7 Feb 22:57

Dijks equaliser cancels out Bogle brace in Wigan-Norwich draw

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Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Wigan Athletic | BBC 7 Feb 22:55

Wigan Athletic 2-2 Norwich City

Two Omar Bogle goals on his first Wigan start help earn the Championship strugglers a draw against Norwich City.

Wigan Athletic F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 3 Feb 22:39

Wigan 0-1 Sheffield Wednesday

ALAN BIGGS AT DW STADIUM: Jordan Rhodes celebrated his 27th birthday this weekend with a debut win for Sheffield Wednesday. The Owls are up to sixth place in the league after their win.

Wigan Athletic – teamtalk.com 1 Feb 10:28

Every completed deal in the Championship during January

TEAMtalk runs you through a full list of every done deal in the Championship during a busy January transfer window.


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Ins: Sam Johnstone (Manchester United, loan), Henri Lansbury (Nottingham Forest, £3million), James Bree (Barnsley, undisclosed), Birkir Bjarnason (Basle, undisclosed), Conor Hourihane (Barnsley, undisclosed), Jacob Bedeau (Bury, undisclosed), Neil Taylor (Swansea, undisclosed), Scott Hogan (Brentford, undisclosed)

Outs: Rudy Gestede (Middlesbrough, undisclosed), Pierluigi Gollini (Atalanta, loan), Aly Cissokho (Olympiacos, loan), Aaron Tshibola (Nottingham Forest, loan), Ashley Westwood (Burnley, undisclosed), Kevin Toner (Bradford, loan), Jordan Ayew (Swansea, undisclosed), Ross McCormack (Nottingham Forest, loan)



Ins: Gethin Jones (Everton, loan), Matt James (Leicester, loan), Alex Mowatt (Leeds, undisclosed), Callum Elder (Leicester, loan), Ryan Hedges (Swansea, undisclosed)

Outs: Sam Winnall (Sheffield Wednesday, undisclosed), James Bree (Aston Villa, undisclosed), Conor Hourihane (Aston Villa, undisclosed), Stefan Payne (Shrewsbury, loan)



Ins: Lukas Jutkiewicz (Burnley, £1million), Craig Gardner (West Brom, loan), Emilio Nsue (Middlesbrough, undisclosed), Dan Scarr (Stourbridge, undisclosed), Jerome Sinclair (Watford, loan), Krystian Bielik (Arsenal, loan)

Outs: Alex Jones (Bradford, undisclosed), Charlie Cooper (Forest Green, loan), Diego Fabbrini (Spezia Calcio, loan), Jonathan Spector (Orlando City, undisclosed), Paul Caddis (released), Luke Maxwell (Grimsby, loan), Reece Brown (Chesterfield, loan), Viv Solomon-Otabor (Bolton, loan), David Cotterill (Bristol City, loan)



Marvin Emnes: Available again after injury

Ins: Lucas Joao (Sheffield Wednesday, loan), Marvin Emnes (Swansea, loan)

Outs: John O’Sullivan (Carlisle, free), Scott Wharton (Cambridge, loan), Ben Marshall (Wolves, undisclosed)



Ins: Florian Jozefzoon (PSV Eindhoven, undisclosed), Sergi Canos (Norwich, undisclosed)

Outs: Emmanuel Onariase (Cheltenham, loan), Sam Saunders (Wycombe, free), Scott Hogan (Brentford, undisclosed)



Chuba Akpom: Striker scored Arsenal's third

Ins: Fikayo Tomori (Chelsea, loan), Chuba Akpom (Arsenal, loan), Glenn Murray (Bournemouth, undisclosed)

Outs: Jake Forster-Caskey (Charlton, undisclosed), Kazenga LuaLua (QPR, loan), Rob Hunt (Oldham, loan), Rohan Ince (Swindon, loan), Jesse Starkey (Swindon, undisclosed)



Ins: Jens Hegeler (Hertha Berlin, undisclosed), Milan Djuric (Cesena, undisclosed), Bailey Wright (Preston, undisclosed), Fabian Giefer (Schalke, loan), Freddie Hinds (Luton, undisclosed), Matty Taylor (Bristol Rovers, undisclosed), David Cotterill (Birmingham, loan)

Outs: Diego De Girolamo (Cheltenham, loan), Taylor Moore (Bury, loan), Richard O’Donnell (Rotherham, undisclosed), Wes Burns (Fleetwood, undisclosed), Ivan Lucic (Aalborg BK, loan), Luke Freeman (QPR, undisclosed), Tin Plavotic (Cheltenham, loan)



Ins: Marvin Sordell (Coventry, free), Luke Varney (Ipswich, free), Luke Murphy (Leeds, loan), Lasse Vigen Christensen (Fulham, loan), Cauley Woodrow (Fulham, loan), Michael Kightly (Burnley, loan)

Outs: Stuart Beavon (Coventry, free), Callum Reilly (Coventry, loan)



Ins: Greg Halford (Rotherham, undisclosed), Ibrahim Meite (Harrow, undisclosed), Allan McGregor (Hull, loan)

Outs: Kieran Richardson, Marouane Chamakh, Lex Immers (all released), Tom James (Yeovil, free), Eli Phipps (Colchester, undisclosed), Tommy O’Sullivan (Colchester, undisclosed), Semi Ajayi (Rotherham, loan), Ben Wilson (Rochdale, loan), Adam Le Fondre (Bolton, loan), Emyr Huws (Ipswich, loan), Stuart O’Keefe (MK Dons, loan), Matthew Kennedy (Plymouth, loan)



Ins: Julien de Sart (Middlesbrough, loan), David Nugent (Middlesbrough, undisclosed), Kyle McAllister (St Mirren, undisclosed)

Outs: Lee Grant (Stoke, £1.3million), Callum Guy (Port Vale, loan), Farrend Rawson (Coventry, loan), Chris Weale (released), Andreas Weimann (Wolves, loan), Charles Vernam (Coventry, loan), Jamie Hanson (Wigan, loan)



Ins: Thanos Petsos (Werder Bremen, loan), Gohi Cyriac (KV Oostende, loan),

Outs: Sean Kavanagh (Hartlepool, loan), Cameron Burgess (Bury, loan), Jozabed (Celta Vigo, loan), Marek Rodak (Accrington, loan), Stephen Humphrys (Shrewsbury, loan), Lasse Vigen Christensen (Burton, loan), Cauley Woodrow (Burton, loan), Matt Smith (QPR, undisclosed)


Ins: Isaiah Brown (Chelsea, loan), Collin Quaner (Union Berlin, undisclosed)

Outs: Will Boyle (Cheltenham, free), Ivan Paurevic (released), Flo Bojaj (Newport, loan), Joe Murphy (Bury, loan), Rekeil Pyke (Colchester, loan), Jacob Hanson (Bradford, undisclosed)



Toumani Diagouraga: Joins Leeds on deal to June 2018

Ins: Kieffer Moore (Forest Green, undisclosed), Jordan Spence (unattached), Toumani Diagouraga (Leeds, loan), Steven Taylor (unattached), Danny Rowe (Macclesfield, undisclosed), Dominic Samuel (Reading, loan), Emyr Huws (Cardiff, loan),

Outs: Luke Varney (Burton, free)



Pablo Hernandez: Makes Leeds deal permanent

Ins: Pablo Hernandez (Al-Arabi, undisclosed), Alfonso Pedraza (Villarreal, loan), Madou Barrow (Swansea, loan)

Outs: Luke Murphy (Burton, loan), Toumani Diagouraga (Ipswich, loan), Alex Mowatt (Barnsley, undisclosed)




Outs: Macaulay Gillesphey (Carlisle, loan), Sean Longstaff (Kilmarnock, loan), Callum Roberts (Kilmarnock, loan), Freddie Woodman (Kilmarnock, loan), Alex Gilliead (Bradford, loan), Ivan Toney (Scunthorpe, loan), Tim Krul (AZ Alkmaar, loan).



Robbie Brady: Ready for Sweden clash

Ins: Mitchell Dijks (Ajax, loan), Yanic Wildschut (Wigan, undisclosed)

Outs: Harry Toffolo (Scunthorpe, loan), Martin Olsson (Swansea, undisclosed), Carlton Morris (Rotherham, loan), Sergi Canos (Brentford, undisclosed), Robbie Brady (Burnley, undisclosed)



Aaron Tshibola: Nets late equaliser

Ins: Joao Teixeira (Benfica, loan), Aaron Tshibola (Aston Villa, loan), Zach Clough (Bolton, undisclosed), Ross McCormack (Aston Villa, loan), Gboly Ariyibi (undisclosed, Chesterfield)

Outs: Tyler Walker (Port Vale, loan), Henri Lansbury (Aston Villa, £3million), Gerry McDonagh (Cambridge, loan), Ryan Yates (Shrewsbury, loan), Jorge Grant (Notts County, loan)



Ins: Tyias Browning (Everton, loan)

Outs: Ben Davies (Fleetwood, loan), Bailey Wright (Bristol City, undisclosed), Eoin Doyle (Portsmouth, loan), Liam Grimshaw (Chesterfield, loan)



Sean Goss: Linked with QPR move

Ins: Kazenga LuaLua (Brighton, loan), Sean Goss (Manchester United, undisclosed), Luke Freeman (Bristol City, undisclosed), Matt Smith (Fulham, undisclosed), Pawel Wszolek (Hellas Verona, undisclosed), Ravel Morrison (Lazio, loan),

Outs: Ben Gladwin (Swindon, loan), Sandro (Antalyaspor, undisclosed), Sebastian Polter (Union Berlin, undisclosed), Brandon Comley (Grimsby, loan), Joe Lumley (Bristol Rovers, loan), Brandon Adams (Persatuan Bola Sepak Perlis, loan), Tjaronn Chery (Guizhou Hengfeng Zhicheng, undisclosed), Ariel Borysiuk (Lechia Gdansk, loan), Olamide Shodipo (Port Vale, loan), Osman Kakay (Chesterfield, loan), Axel Prohouly (Port Vale, loan), Nasser El Khayati (ADO Den Hagg, loan)



Lewis Grabban: Could feature against Norwich

Ins: Tiago Ilori (Liverpool, undisclosed), Adrian Popa (Steaua Bucharest, undisclosed), Jordon Mutch (Crystal Palace, loan), Reece Oxford (West Ham, loan), Lewis Grabban (Bournemouth, loan)

Outs: Jake Cooper (Millwall, loan), Niall Keown (Partick Thistle, loan), Stuart Moore (Luton, loan), Dominic Samuel (Ipswich, loan)



Ins: Richard O’Donnell (Bristol City, undisclosed), Alex Bray (Swansea, loan), Semi Ajayi (Cardiff, loan), Ben Purrington (Plymouth, undisclosed), Carlton Morris (Norwich, loan),

Outs: Dominic Ball (Peterborough, loan), Greg Halford (Cardiff, undisclosed)



Callum McManaman: Moves to Sheffield Wednesday

Ins: Morgan Fox (Charlton, undisclosed), Callum McManaman (West Brom, loan), Sam Winnall (Barnsley, undisclosed)

Outs: Sergiu Bus (Astra Giurgiu, free), Filipe Melo (Pacos de Ferreira, loan), Sean Clare (Accrington, loan), Lucas Joao (Blackburn, loan), Modou Sougou (Moreirense, loan), Matthew Penney (Bradford, loan)



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Ins: Jakob Haugaard (Stoke, loan), Callum Connolly (Everton, loan), Marcus Browne (West Ham, loan), Jamie Hanson (Derby, loan), Matt Gilks (Rangers, undisclosed), Alex Bruce (Hull, loan), James Weir (Hull, loan), Mikael Mandron (Eastleigh, undisclosed), Josh Laurent (Hartlepool, undisclosed), Gabriel Obertan (free agent), Jack Byrne (Man City, undisclosed), Omar Bogle (Grimsby, undisclosed)

Outs: Craig Davies (Scunthorpe, undisclosed), Nathan Byrne (Charlton, loan), Jordan Flores (Blackpool, loan), Jordi Gomez (Rayo Vallecano, free), Billy McKay (Inverness, loan), Yanic Wildschut (Norwich, undisclosed)


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Ins: Andreas Weimann (Derby, loan), Helder Costa (Benfica, undisclosed), Ben Marshall (Blackburn, undisclosed)

Outs: Ola John (Deportivo, loan), Prince Oniangue (Bastia, loan), Jed Wallace (Millwall, loan), Will Randall (Walsall, loan), Aaron Simpson (Portsmouth, loan), Sylvain Deslandes (Bury, loan)

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Wigan Athletic – teamtalk.com 30 Jan 11:46

Ref Review: All the controversies from the FA Cup 4th round

Our panel debates the big refereeing decisions over the weekend, with Yaya Toure’s red card escape, Anthony Martial’s disallowed goal and Sutton’s win over Leeds analysed.


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Refereeing decisions are regularly the source of debate among fans, pundits, players and managers so this season a five-strong TEAMtalk panel will be passing judgement on every red card (or avoidance of one), every penalty and any other major incident every matchday.

We’ll also decide on a weekly basis which side can consider themselves most fortunate and which was the easiest decision for a match official to make.

Derby County penalty appeal v Leicester City

Mark Clattenburg: Wanted in China

In the dying embers of a rip roaring FA Cup fourth round clash at Pride Park Derby sub Abdoul Camara almost had an instant impact for the Rams. He went on a jinky run into the area before firing a shot that was heading goalwards but hit the outstretched arm of Robert Huth.

It blatantly hit Huth’s arm -which was not by his side – and everyone barring the 5,500 Foxes fans in the stadium screamed for a penalty.

Ref Mark Clattenburg was having none of it though and waved play on. Big decision. And the wrong call on reflection.

Verdict: Incorrect decision


Lincoln City penalty v Brighton

Little Lincoln making it into the hat for round five was arguably the FA Cup story of the weekend and the penalty they were awarded when 1-0 down to high flying Brighton was a game changer.

But was it warranted? Seagulls star Glenn Murray held back Theo Robinson in the area and ref Andy Madley was well placed.

Verdict: Correct decision


Yaya Toure possible red card v Crystal Palace

Man City eventually ran out comfortable 3-0 winners at Selhurst Park but Sam Allardyce was left seething with ref Mike Jones’ decision not to send off Yaya Toure with the score still 0-0.

The big Ivorian had been booked just a few minutes before for s reckless lunge when he bundled Jordon Mutch to the floor. The home fans demanded a second yellow but Jones was unmoved.

Allardyce said afterwards “They should have been down to 10 men as he had been booked for less a few minutes before that, so that was a sending off.”

It was too.

Verdict: Incorrect decision


Newcastle penalty v Oxford United

The Toon were ultimately humbled 3-0 by League One side Oxford, a result which had boss Rafa Bentitez apologising to the travelling faithful afterwards. These things will happen when you rest nine first-team stars though Senor.

At 1-0 down however they were thrown a lifeline when Massadio Haidas was bundled over in the box. Defender Phil Edwards was furious and to add insult to injury was then booked for his troubles. The call was marginal but ref David Coote got it right.

Verdict: Correct decision

Sutton United disallowed goal v Leeds United

Non-League Sutton made a lively start against West Yorkshire giants Leeds at Gander Green Lane and thought they were ahead after Roarie Deacon buried a bullet into the top corner. The old ground erupted but the celebrations were cut short by s late offside flag. Deacon blue? Absolutely, but it was the right shout by the ref and his assistant.

Verdict: Correct decision

Sutton United penalty v Leeds United

Sutton United: Make FA Cup 5th round

Benny Hill-esque defending from Leeds as ‘keeper Marco Silvestri came flying off his line early in the second half and got in a right old pickle with defender Lewis Coyle. Deacon was upended, and ref Stuart Atwell was left with no alternative but to call it. Stonewaller.

Verdict: Correct decision


Watford penalty appeal v Millwall

Stefano Okaka: At the double for Watford v Everton

Stefano Okaka was furious with ref Martin Atkinson who wasn’t having it when he appealed after being upended in the box by Byron Webster with the score locked at 0-0.

Replays show Webster clearly has a grip of Okaka’s hand before he went to ground. Poor decision. Little wonder the normally mild-mannered Walter Mazzarri sprinted from his own bench to remonstrate.

Verdict: Incorrect decision


Hull City penalty #2 v Fulham

Crazy scenes at Craven Cottage as Abel Hernandez has two penalties saved in the space of a minute! The first one is saved smartly by Marcus Bettinelli. Hernandez is onto the rebound only to then be brought down by Bettinelli. Ref Paul Tierney points to the spot again. Hernandez steps up, goes the same way, bosh! Bettinelli beats it away again. One foul. Two penalties. Two saves.

Verdict: Correct decision


Anthony Martial disallowed goal v Wigan

Anthony Martial: Struggling at United

The Red Devils were 4-0 up and cruising but the Frenchman could have done with this counting to boost his fragile confidence after an indifferent season. He lashed home in fine style but Bastian Schweinsteiger was penalised, correct, for high feet just before Martial applied the coupe de grace.

Verdict: Correct decision


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If Martin Atkinson gives the foul on Okaka at The Den then Watford would almost certainly still be in this season’s FA Cup. It was clumsy by Webster and warranted a foul.


Stonewall decision of the week

Sutton United: In the FA Cup fifth round

Sutton United penalty v Leeds

There were actually two fouls in the box in quick succession the ref could have blown for. Both were nailed on. Leeds, who gambled by making wholesale changes, can have few complaints about having their FA Cup dreams extinguished for another season.

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Wigan Athletic – teamtalk.com 29 Jan 18:51

Man Utd cruise into FA Cup fifth round with hammering of Wigan

Manchester United secured their progression into the fifth round of the FA Cup with a 4-0 win over Championship strugglers Wigan.

Marouane Fellaini opened the scoring a minute before half-time for Jose Mourinho’s men at Old Trafford.

Chris Smalling, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Bastian Schweinsteiger all scored in the second half for United, with the German scoring his first home goal for the club.

More to follow…

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