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THREE OF A KIND: WEST BROMWICH ALBION

18 October 2018

Three memorable moments against West Bromwich Albion.

  • A look at previous meetings between Wigan Athletic and West Bromwich Albion.
  • Latics prepare to face the Baggies at the DW Stadium on Saturday 20 October.
  • Our first Premier League away victory, Emmerson Boyce's first Latics goal and our final win in the top flight.

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West Bromwich Albion 1 Wigan Athletic 2 - Saturday 10 September 2005

David Connolly celebration v West Bromwich Albion 2005

Despite falling behind midway through the first half, Latics recorded their first ever away Premier League victory thanks to an equaliser from David Connolly and a late, late winner in stoppage time thanks to Jimmy Bullard.

Jonathan Greening gave the hosts the lead in the 26th minute before Connolly netted his only Latics league goal five minutes before the break.

Having lost their first away match to Charlton Athletic, a draw would have been a reasonable result for Paul Jewell's Latics, but Bullard pulled it out of the bag in the final moments to earn his side their first ever top flight win on the road and our first back-to-back victories amongst the country's elite.

It was to be the second game of a nine-match unbeaten run in the Premier League and an 11-game run in all competitions.

West Bromwich Albion: Kirkland, Albrechtsen, Gaardsoe, Robinson, Clement, Watson, Wallwork (Campbell 71), Greening, Carter (Chaplow 57), Horsfield, Ellington (Earnshaw 71)
Subs: Kuszczak, Davies

Latics: Pollitt, Henchoz, De Zeeuw, Baines, Chimbonda, McCulloch, Kavanagh (Taylor 79), Francis (Skoko 89), Bullard, Roberts, Connolly
Subs: Walsh, McMillan, Jackson

Wigan Athletic 2 West Bromwich Albion 1 - Saturday 29 November 2008

Having scored five days earlier to earn Latics a 1-0 win against Everton, Henri Camara was on target again in the next home match against West Bromwich Albion, but it was an unlikely hero who secured all three points and completed Steve Bruce's side's comeback, with Emmerson Boyce heading home an 87th minute winner and his first for the club.

Ishmael Miller gave the visitors the lead two minutes after half time when he picked up on a Titus Bramble mistake, but Latics turned things around in style when Camara used his initiative to reverse flick a poor backpass beyond future Latics stopper Scott Carson, before Boyce slammed home a header from a corner following a mistake by Carson in the build-up.

The win was Latics' second consecutive three points, and their second of six wins from the next seven matches.

Latics: Kirkland, Taylor (Melchiot 70), Bramble, Valencia, Boyce, Figueroa (Kilbane 81), Brown (Koumas 60), Palacios, Cattermole, Heskey, Camara
Subs: Pollitt, Kingson, De Ridder, Cywka

West Bromwich Albion: Carson, Zuiverloon, Meite, Robinson, Olsson, Koren, Greening, Morrison (Moore 89), Valero, Brunt (Bednar 89), Miller
Subs: Kiely, Cech, Barnett, Teixeira, Kim Do-Heon

West Bromwich Albion 2 Wigan Athletic 3 - Saturday 4 May 2013

Callum McManaman celebration v West Bromwich Albion May 2013

Latics' Premier League status was hanging by a thread and with the FA Cup final fast approaching, Roberto Martinez's side were desperate for a league win, so going behind twice to goals from Shane Long and Gareth McAuley wasn't part of the plan.

Fortunately, Arouna Kone and James McArthur were sharp enough to take their chances and pull Latics level on both occasions, before Callum McManaman popped up 10 minutes from time to turn hero and grab a later winning goal.

The victory buoyed Latics, but remains our final Premier League three points, with defeats to Swansea City and Arsenal, and a final day draw against Aston Villa.

West Bromwich Albion: Foster, Olsson, Ridgewell, McAuley, Jones, Yacob, Dorrans, Mulumbu (Brown 86), Rosenberg (Morrison 65), Long, Lukaku (Thomas 65)
Subs: Myhill, Dawson, Tamas, Odemwingie

Latics: Robles, Boyce, Stam (Golobart 57), McCarthy, Watson, Maloney, Gomez (McArthur 57), McManaman, Beausejour (Espinoza 75), Scharner, Kone
Subs: Al Habsi, Caldwell, Di Santo, Henriquez

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