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FIVE IN FOCUS: LATICS 2 - 1 WEST HAM UNITED IN 2012

22 January 2018

Our first of five flashbacks to previous games against this weekend's Emirates FA Cup opponents West Ham United, starting with our latest home meeting in 2012.

  • Ivan Ramis and James McArthur on target in 2-1 win against West Ham United in 2012.
  • Latics recorded first DW Stadium win of 2012-13.
  • Jussi Jaaskelainen and Mohamed Diame lined-up for the visitors.

WIGAN ATHLETIC 2
Ramis 8'
McArthur 47'

WEST HAM UNITED 1
Tomkins 90+3'

Latics triumphed 2-1 the last time West Ham United visited the DW Stadium, with Ivan Ramis thumping home a volley to open his club account, before James McArthur doubled the lead after half time. Only a late James Tomkins header would be a negative marks on Roberto Martinez's card, as his side recorded their first home win of the 2012-13 campaign.

A 4-1 win at Upton Park in the League Cup a month earlier was Latics last victory before the Hammers visited the DW, with Martinez's men struggling for form.

Spanish defender Ramis, a summer signing from Real Mallorca, scored his first goal in blue and white in style when he volleyed home Jean Beausejour's corner to give Latics the lead after just eight minutes, beating future Latics' stopper Jussi Jaaskelainen in the process.

McArthur also beat the Finland international shortly after half time to double the host's advantage, Shaun Maloney picking up on a mistake from the keeper's clearance to slide his fellow Scotsman in for the finish.

Hammers defender Tomkins smashed an effort off the cross bar in the final stages, before forcing a consolation with the last touch of the game, a header to beat Ali Al Habsi.

MATCH STATS

Match Stats Wigan Athletic 2 West Ham United 1 October 2012

POST-MATCH - WHAT THE BOSSES SAID

Roberto Martinez:

"We don't get too many goals from set plays, but it was a tremendous finish from Ivan Ramis.

"That early goal set the tone of the game and allowed us to control it.

"I really enjoyed the performance. We have been showing flashes of our ability but today we were really good.

"Our philosophy and way of playing will never change."

Sam Allardyce:

"It was a bit of a push on Winston Reid for their first goal, but it was a brilliant volley. And they deserved to win.

"We didn't play any football today, we didn't get past half-decent. I'm disappointed our performance has reduced to such a level.

"It wasn't about Wigan today, it was about us not using the ability we've got. We can't keep giving the ball back to them.

"We were not good enough, in any shape or form. Our problems were all over the pitch."

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