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19 September 2017

Forward talks to iFollow Latics after his goal earns 1-0 win against his former club.

  • WATCH: Michael Jacobs on Latics’ 1-0 win against Northampton Town.
  • Jacobs’ third goal of the season the difference at the DW Stadium.
  • Jacobs: “It’s up there with my best Latics goals.”

Wigan Athletic forward Michael Jacobs said his goal against Northampton Town on Tuesday night was up there with his best in a Latics shirt.

Reflecting post-match with iFollow Latics, Jacobs said:

“I’d say it was up there; it was a great strike, it sat nicely for me, I had a little bit of space and was getting shut down so I just thought I would hit it.

“We didn’t really create much in the whole game and we weren’t really testing there keeper much. A lot of the time it goes here, there and everywhere for me but luckily tonight it has gone in the corner.”

And Jacobs celebrated like the 7,000 Latics fans in the Stadium when the ball hit the net, he said a sign of his frustration at his performance against his former club up to that point.

“I wasn’t really having the best of the games and I was getting a bit frustrated; sometimes it gets the better of you – obviously the Northampton fans know how much I love them and how much I love their club.

“When you score a goal like that, the emotions take over and for me it is all about winning football matches and scoring goals and when it hit the back of the net I wanted to celebrate.”

Jacobs did praise our visitors, though, and said manager Paul Cook told the players after the game how big a win they had just achieved.

“I said prior to the game in the programme that Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink sets his team up to be organised and they would come here with a good game plan. Fair play to them they deployed it tonight and they did it make it hard for us,” he explained.

“The gaffer said to us in there, though, that if we come out of them games with a point or three points then it is a massive plus – even if the performance wasn’t there.

“It is difficult for the fans because we play great football at times but if we don’t they can get a bit frustrated, they didn’t tonight, though, and fair play to them they stuck with us.”

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