Wigan Athletic and Newcastle United have met 18 times in all competitions, the first encounter coming back on the 9th January 1954 when non-league Latics held top flight Newcastle 2-2 up at St James’ Park in an FA cup 3rd round tie, we lost the replay at Springfield Park 2-3 but the game went down in folklore and is still talked about by the older generation of Latics fans.
One game that really sticks out for the Latics fans is the four nil drubbing we gave them at the DW Stadium in April 2012, that game sticks out as one of the finest ever footballing displays by a Latics team.
We have a pretty close record against the Geordies
Latics 7 wins, Newcastle 8, draws 3
In the Premier League its much the same with five wins, six defeats and two draws. All those five wins have come at home with just one defeat at the DW, but no wins up at St James’.
Last Six Meetings
14 Dec 2016 – Championship – Latics 0 Newcastle United 2
17 Mar 2013 – Premier League – Latics 2 Newcastle United 1
03 Dec 2012 – Premier League – Newcastle United 3 Latics 0
28 Apr 2012 – Premier League – Latics 4 Newcastle United 0
22 Oct 2011 – Premier League – Newcastle United 1 Latics 0
02 Jan 2011 – Premier League – Latics 0 Newcastle United 1
Last Time Out
Latics 0 Newcastle United 2
Goalscorers – Diame 26, Atsu 78 mins
Referee – Simon Hooper
Attendance – 14,562
Latics – Jaaskelainen, Garbutt (Kellett 20), Morgan (Burn 68), Buxton, Warnock, MacDonald (Davies 80), Perkins, Power, Jacobs, Wildschut, Grigg.
Unused Subs – Lavercombe, Gomez, Byrne, Le Fondre.
Newcastle United – Darlow, Anita, Lascelles, Clark, Dummett, Shelvey, Hayden, Ritchie (Atsu 69), Diame, Gayle (Perez 82).
Unused Subs – Sels, Yedin, Lazaar, Mbemba, Mitrovic.
Check out the latest PWU Podcast – Villa And FAB Report
This week we take a look back at the Villa game, life without Joyce feels so much brighter.
Some positive signs and despite the score line there was some promise.
The under 18s are on the march once again, EFL Trophy Northern winners and now they face Bournemouth in the national final.
Cut to the chase, FAB meeting feedback and some discussion around the points raised.
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