Wigan and West Brom put on a drab display as they produced one of the close football scores of the midweek action in the Championship. Josh Magennis put the hosts ahead in the sixth minute before Karlan grant equalized in the 22nd minute. He was second best for much of the chase before shrugging Semi Ajayi out of the way before slotting past David Button.
Wigan’s Leam Richardson: “I thought a draw was a fair result. We’re obviously disappointed after taking the lead, and the manner of their equalizer. But when lads make honest mistakes as we did – and I mean this genuinely – I have no problem with that at all. I have a problem when players don’t run hard, or work hard, or have good habits throughout the week – I have big problems with that. But when they make honest mistakes, I have absolutely no issues, and we have to keep reminding ourselves of the clubs we’re going head to head with here.”
West Brom’s Steve Bruce: “I’m glad I didn’t have to pay to watch it. Look, I can’t fault my team in terms of effort and endeavor, but we knew Wigan would have a backlash from the weekend (5-1 home defeat to Burnley), and we found it difficult. We couldn’t find the answers to be able to break through, we didn’t pass it well enough, and we didn’t have nearly enough penetration. It was a frustrating night for us because we simply didn’t play well enough to win the match. For how well we played at the weekend, we didn’t play well enough here. It’s arguably as poor as we’ve played, and that’s the way it is, but also credit to Wigan, who were determined, aggressive, put it forward, and asked a few questions of us.”
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