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4 March 2018

Duo discuss who is claiming the first goal from Latics' comeback at Blackburn Rovers on Sunday afternoon.

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The debate continued for a good length of time at Ewood Park post-match, who got Latics' first goal? 

Michael Jacobs and Will Grigg both put claims to it as Jacobs fired towards goal before a deflection off either Grigg or Charlie Mulgrew diverted the ball beyond David Raya.

Speaking to iFollow Latics post-match, Jacobs said:

"Definitely my goal - a great strike!

"I was just happy that the ball hit the net, it was a great time for us to score having been 2-0 down. It's another one for me, I am really happy with it.

"Will will always score more than me, he's a natural finisher, I just try and deflect them in but it is another goal and that's fantastic."

Will didn't agree, though:

"Rules are rules, I have touched it unfortunately for the big man - I am happy for him to take it if that works out.

"Like he said, the goal came at a great time and we were really pleased.

"It was a massive point for us; they scored with their first attack and it was a big blow for us -we didn't get going until after half-time.

"We said in the dressing room, though, that the next goal was massive and I think you could tell by the players and the atmosphere around the place that as soon as we got that, I think there was only one team going to win it."

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