The Scottish international buried the winner from 20 yards out to give the Latics a deserved victory against an out of sorts United.
In yet another game littered with poor decisions from the officials, the eventual winner was seen to have come from a corner that should not have been. But as the old saying goes, decisions do have a tendency to even themselves out over the course of a season.
The result sees
Wigan finally overcome the 19 time league Champions, and ensured that they keep up with their impressive run of form. Following their contentious last gasp defeat at on Saturday, it would have perhaps been easy for their heads to drop. Chelsea
Instead Roberto Martinez’s men made up for Saturday’s heartache by sealing what could prove to be a huge victory for his side. He had called for a “perfect” performance and they delivered ten fold.
As usual they dictated much of the play in the first half, but once again failed to trouble the opposition keeper. This was until Moses’ goal was ruled out, sparking outrage from the home bench.
Despite the setback they kept their cool and finally took the lead early into the second half. It was nothing more than their play merited, Maloney worked a short corner with the impressive Jean Beausejour to curl an outstanding strike past De Gea.
In the other results QPR picked up three points with a 3-0 victory against
which sees them remaining level on 31 points with the Latics. Crucially Swansea ’s men are now out of the drop zone, for the first time since November. Martinez
Despite this being an unexpected victory it will serve as a huge boost in the push for survival and next up is an equally tough task on Monday night at Arsenal.
On tonight’s evidence the belief is flowing throughout the team and the performances of late have shown that the Latics are up for the fight and are ready to pull of the great escape once again.