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WATCH: PAUL COOK ON LATICS' 2-1 WIN AT SCUNTHORPE UNITED

7 October 2017

Wigan Athletic manager Paul Cook says his side deservedly won the game as they beat Scunthorpe United 2-1 on Saturday afternoon.

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Wigan Athletic manager Paul Cook told iFollow Latics his side were deserved winners as they beat Scunthorpe United 2-1 on Saturday afternoon.

Goals from Dan Burn and Nick Powell grabbed all three points for Latics, who won for a third consecutive game.

Speaking post-match, Cook said:

“We played well today, make no mistake about it. We played against a very strong team who in my opinion will be up there come the end of the season. They’ve got some very good players and have an experienced manager in charge who knows what he’s doing.

“To play in the manner we did was pleasing, but the disappointment was having Lee Evans sent off and I think if we’re being honest with ourselves it probably was a sending off. At that stage we were just about to take control of the game and possibly go on and win it.

“It was credit to Scunthorpe though because they put us under pressure until the end and got their goal back, but fair play to my lads for playing well.

“We felt that we dominated the game for long parts and were the better team, so because of that we deservedly won the game.

“We’re all still learning though and football is about learning. We’ve had some good results on the road now and I think we’ve won four and lost two, so we’ve got 12 points out of six games which is okay. I’m delighted for the travelling support because you could see what it meant to them.”

On goal-scorers Powell and Burn, he added:

“It’s great to have Powelly on our side and he’s a good lad. We all love him around the club and he’s got that magic to change things in games. I can’t speak highly enough of Dan as well because he’s not just a good player but a fantastic lad too.”


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