Uwe Rösler made three changes to his starting eleven ahead of the visit to Wolves on Saturday, McManaman and Delort dropped to the bench whilst Emmerson Boyce missed through injury, in came Marc-Antoine Fortune, Shaun Maloney and for his first start of the season, about time too I may add, Leon Barnett came into the centre of defence.
Latics had to have a change of shorts due to a clash of colour with the Wolves kit, looking more like a Wigan Athletic team with their white shorts instead of the awful mismatched black ones, the Latics lined up hoping to carry on from where they left off against Nottingham Forest last Tuesday.
It was Wolves who were first to show though Dicko, Sako and Doherty all causing problems for the Latics defence, it was no surprise when they took the lead in the 30th minute, van La Parra’s cross from the right was met by Dave Edwards who powered a header home from around the penalty spot into Scott Carson’s top right hand corner leaving the Latics keeper with no chance, 1-0.
Within 90 seconds the Latics were level, a Shaun Maloney free kick from the edge of the Wolves penalty box, right on the bye-line was met by James Perch, six yards out at the far post, he headed home with aplomb, 1-1.
Then with the half-time cuppa’s being poured the Latics took the lead, Andrew Taylor crossed from the left, Fortune out muscled his marker inside the Wolves area, swivelled and smashed home a right footed effort from eight yards out, 1-2.
Wolves grabbed an equaliser on 64 minutes, a corner from the left was swung over, Henry took a swing at the ball and completely missed, the ball kindly fell for Bakary Sako on the edge of the box and he curled a first time effort in at the far post, 2-2.
Both side had chances, the clearest of which fell to the home side, Ramis and Carson both doing well on several occasions to block efforts.
At the final whistle a share of the spoils wasn’t a bad result, a week’s break now due the international fixtures next weekend gives the squad to work on their game plan ahead of the crunch game with Brentford at the DW Stadium next time out.
Wolves – Ikeme; Doherty, Batth (c), Stearman, Golbourne; McDonald, Rowe, van La Parra (Henry 60), Edwards, Sako; Dicko (Sagbo 90+1)
Unused subs – McCarey, Ebanks-Landell, Saville, Clarke, Jacobs
Latics – Carson, Taylor, Ramis, Maloney, McClean (McManaman 84), Huws, Cowie, Perch (c), Barnett, Fortune (Delort 74), Kvist (Forshaw 57)
Unused subs – Al Habsi, Tavernier, Riera, Kiernan