WIGAN ATHLETIC 1
- Rodallega 35
**Competed for 90 minutes, plus injury time, Liverpool finally had to admit the benefits of Wigan Athletic. The Reds defeated 0-1 by goals scored by Hugo Rodallega.
In the action in DW Stadium, Monday (8/3/2010) , Liverpool created enough chances, but none of them managed to convert into goals. In contrast, Wigan appear effective.
One goal was succeeded by taking advantage of carelessness of Dirk Kuyt. And finally succeeded in their goal to maintain the long whistle sounded.
These results do not change the position of Liverpool who are still stuck in sixth position with a notch 48 value. As for Wigan, this victory made their position up to the order of 14 with a collection of 28 value.
Liverpool became the first team to earn a chance at this fight. Football Steven Gerrard corner passed by Sotirios Kyrgiakos to the Fernando Torres. Direct last name continues to kick volleyball. Damn him, the ball still hit the goalpost.
Wigan responded to pressure. At minute 18, Charles N'Zogbia to puncture and successfully passed Emiliao Insua. He gives pass to Marcelo Moreno who was standing in front of goal. Unfortunately for Wigan, Jamie Carragher swiftly grab the ball has led to Moreno.
In the 27th minute, Gerrard's turn to get a golden opportunity. Receive a pass from Yossi Benayoun, Liverpool captain is directly off a hard kick. Chris Kirkland was unable to defuse it, but the ball was still widening.
Continue to be attacked, instead Wigan scored first in minute 35. Superior host after Dirk Kuyt made a mistake. Defense toward Operannya instead cut by Mohamed Diame.
Diame then send feedback to the defense cross 'The Red' and Rodallega who was there, successfully pass with a flick. Liverpool's goal was breaking.
In the second half, Liverpool raise the tempo of the game. Two minutes after halftime, scoring chance for it to come again. Pass to Maxi Rodriguez Insua forwarded directly to the Torres. But Torres failed to solve this opportunity well after his shot soared above the crossbar.
One chance again obtained Torres on 75 minutes. Same as before, getting feedback from the mature Rodriguez, from Spain striker is continuing with volleyball kick hard enough,
The result? The ball has not met the target, but wide in the side of the goal. 15-minute live action towards the end and Liverpool never could convert the chances into goals.
Wigan: Chris Kirkland, Emerson Boyce, Gary Caldwell, Titus Bramble, Maynor Figueroa, Mohamed Diame, (Hendry Thomas 83) James McCarthy, Charles N'Zogbia, Paul Scharner, Hugo Rodallega (Jason Scotland 87), Marcelo Moreno (67 Victor Moses ).
Liverpool: Jose Reina, Javier Mascherano, Jamie Carragher, Sotirios Kyrgiakos, Emiliano Insua, Lucas Leiva (Glen Johnson 55), Steven Gerrard, Maxi Rodriguez, Dirk Kuyt (Ryan Babel 83), Yossi Benayoun (Alberto Aquilani 69), Fernando Torres.