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Arsenal added to in-form Wigan's hit list

Published: Monday 16 April 2012, 23.09CET
Five days after beating Manchester United FC, relegation-threatened Wigan Athletic FC recorded another shock Premier League win by inflicting a 2-1 defeat on Arsenal FC.
Arsenal added to in-form Wigan's hit list
Jordi Gómez wheels away after doubling Wigan's lead ©AFP/Getty Images
Published: Monday 16 April 2012, 23.09CET

Arsenal added to in-form Wigan's hit list

Five days after beating Manchester United FC, relegation-threatened Wigan Athletic FC recorded another shock Premier League win by inflicting a 2-1 defeat on Arsenal FC.

Arsenal FC missed the chance to put eight points between themselves and their nearest challengers for third place in the Premier League after suffering a surprise 2-1 home defeat by lowly Wigan Athletic FC.

Roberto Martínez's men, who completed a shock 1-0 win against leaders Manchester United FC in their last outing, did their prospects of avoiding relegation the power of good by taking another notable scalp in north London.

Wigan raced into a two-goal lead inside the opening eight minutes, Jordi Gómez finishing off excellent wing play by Victor Moses barely 60 seconds after Franco Di Santo had rounded off a rapid counterattack to give the visitors the lead.

The Gunners, who had won nine of their previous ten top-flight matches, halved the deficit midway through the first period when Thomas Vermaelen headed Tomáš Rosický's cross past Ali Al-Habsi, but the hosts' best efforts were thwarted thereafter by a committed Wigan side now five points clear of the bottom three following this fourth league triumph in five.

Arsenal, meanwhile, remain five points clear of Tottenham Hotspur FC and Newcastle United FC.

Last updated: 16/04/12 23.17CET

Results

English Premier League 2011/12

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 17/04/2012 17:56 CET

16/04/2012

ArsenalArsenal1-2WiganWigan

Vermaelen 21

Di Santo 7, Jordi Gómez 8

Venue: London

15/04/2012

Man. UnitedMan. United4-0Aston VillaAston Villa

Rooney 7 (P), 73, Welbeck 43, Nani 90+3

Venue: Manchester

14/04/2012

West BromWest Brom1-0QPRQPR

Dorrans 22

Venue: West Bromwich

14/04/2012

SunderlandSunderland0-0WolvesWolves

Venue: Sunderland

14/04/2012

SwanseaSwansea3-0BlackburnBlackburn

G. Sigurdsson 37, Dyer 43, Dann 63 (o.g.)

Venue: Swansea

14/04/2012

NorwichNorwich1-6Man. CityMan. City

Surman 51

Tévez 18, 73, 80, Agüero 27, 75, A. Johnson 90+3

Venue: Norwich

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