PREMIER LEAGUE: Liverpool shocked at home by Wigan

Wigan registered their first ever win at Anfield following a 2-1 success over Liverpool which boosts their chances of avoiding relegation.

Wigan registered their first ever win at Anfield following a 2-1 success over Liverpool which boosts their chances of avoiding relegation.

For Liverpool and their stunned boss Kenny Dalglish this was the Reds fifth defeat in their last six league games and overall the Latics deserved their victory.

A miserable first half for the home side saw Wigan take the lead from the penalty spot following an unfair challenge on Victor Moses by Martin Skrtel. Shaun Maloney finished confidently from 12 yards.

Luisa Suarez, who was Liverpool’s best player, gave the host’s a platform on which to build when he levelled just after half-time collecting a Steven Gerrard pass to finish clinically.

The Uruguayan then had a goal disallowed for handball before defender Gary Caldwell stunned the home crowd with a neat finish after collecting a loose ball inside the penalty area.

Wigan then clung on and survived seven minutes of added time for only their second league win in 15 games.

Referee: Lee Mason

Venue: Anfield

Attendance: 44,431

Liverpool scorers: Suarez 47
Wigan scorers: Maloney pen 30, Caldwell 63

TRIBAL ASKS: Winning the League Cup has not done Liverpool’s form any good whatsoever, did the players become over confident?

Yellow cards: Figueroa (WIG), Di Santo (WIG), Suarez (LIV), Flanagan (LIV),

 

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