Date: 29th November 2009 at 10:32am
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Wigan Athletic 1-0 Sunderland

Following the game yesterday both managers, a relieved Roberto Martinez and an angry Steve Bruce spoke to the press, lets see what they had to say:

Latics boss Roberto Martinez :

‘It has been a very painful and hurtful week and the humiliation comes if you don’t react. But the players showed terrific character and bounced back.

‘No-one more so than Chris Kirkland, who was brilliant today. Chris showed that if England need a goalkeeper it’s clear he has got everything.

‘We looked very mature, controlled the game and created many opportunities. To keep Sunderland to one opportunity on target shows great character. Everyone at Wigan Athletic should be proud.

‘We are a team who are very hard to beat at home and we showed that today.’


For the Martinez interview video click here


Sunderland boss Steve Bruce

‘It’s frustrating and disappointing, for sure. That’s a shadow of what we’ve produced for four or five weeks. The performance level was not there and that’s sad for me.

‘In the first half it looked like we just went through the motions. The first goal was always going to be vital but we didn’t get anywhere near it, especially in the first half.

‘The goal was sloppy and sums up our whole afternoon.

‘We know you can’t play well every week but on days like these we’ve got to be resilient and do enough to take a point. I’ll have a miserable weekend this weekend.’

For the Bruce interview video click here



T-Shirt Competition

Vital Wigan are running a competition for three lucky members to receive a Latics WN1 T-Shirt signed by the boss himself Roberto Martinez.

So how do you get to win a T-Shirt signed by the gaffer? Simply answer the following question.

Where is the new Latics WN1 situated?

A – The Galleries
B – The Grand Arcade
C – The Royal Arcade

Send your answer to: wigan@vitalfootball.co.uk, be sure to mark your email T-Shirt comp, include your name and a postal address and T-Shirt size required (these will be passed onto Wigan Athletic who will distribute the prize) and Vital username.

Closing date is Friday 4th December 5pm







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