Wigan Athletic Stadium - Wigan 28/11/2013 - 21:05CET (20:05 local time)

Group stage - Group D

Wigan - Zulte Waregem
1-2
 

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Zulte Waregem snatch win at Wigan

Published: Thursday 28 November 2013, 23.05CET
Wigan Athletic FC 1-2 SV Zulte Waregem
The race for the knockout stage will go to the final day in Group D after Junior Malanda's late stunner grabbed an unlikely win for the Belgian outfit.
Zulte Waregem snatch win at Wigan
Junior Malanda's wonderful late winner snatched victory at the last for Zulte Waregem ©AFP/Getty Images
 

Match statistics

Wigan
Zulte Waregem

1

Goals scored

2

39

Possession (%)

61

14

Total attempts

10

6

on target

3

5

off target

4

3

blocked

3

0

against woodwork

0

12

Corners

8

3

Offsides

0

3

Yellow cards

2

0

Red Cards

0

16

Fouls committed

12

11

Fouls suffered

15

275

Passes

441

208

completed

333

Lineups

wigan

Wigan

zulte waregem

Zulte Waregem

13Nicholls (GK)1Bossut (GK)
3Crainey2De Fauw (C)
6Rogne3Colpaert
7McCann7Habibou
11McClean
Yellow Card59
8Kums
Substitution90
14Jordi Gómez
Substitution64
10Hazard
Goal37
15McManaman
Substitution84
16Ó. Skúlason
Yellow Card27
Substitution80
16McArthur
Yellow Card87
Substitution90
17Conté
Substitution73
17Boyce (C)18Duplus
19Powell
Yellow Card40
24D'Haene
25Barnett
Goal7
28Malanda
Yellow Card56
Goal88

Substitutes

12Pollitt (GK)22Bruzzese (GK)
4Shotton5Verboom
8Watson11Sylla
Substitution73
9Holt
Substitution90
13N'Diaye
Substitution80
18Espinoza
Substitution84
19Cacérès
Substitution90
22Beausejour21Godeau
32Fortuné
Substitution64
27Bongonda

Coaches

Owen Coyle (SCO) Francky Dury (BEL)

Referee

Ruddy Buquet (FRA)

Press kits

Last updated: 28/11/2013 23:09 CET

Standings

Last updated: 29/11/2013 09:12 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
  
Published: Thursday 28 November 2013, 23.05CET

Zulte Waregem snatch win at Wigan

Wigan Athletic FC 1-2 SV Zulte Waregem
The race for the knockout stage will go to the final day in Group D after Junior Malanda's late stunner grabbed an unlikely win for the Belgian outfit.

The battle for qualification from UEFA Europa League Group D will go down to the wire after Wigan Athletic FC lost 2-1 at home to SV Zulte Waregem.

Junior Malanda's superb 88th-minute goal, a first-time top-corner curler, completed a surprise victory for a Zulte Waregem side who had been on the back foot for much of the contest. The success lifts Francky Dury's charges into second in the section, two points clear of Wigan – although should the Belgian team lose against qualified FC Rubin Kazan on matchday six, fourth-placed NK Maribor could snatch second spot by beating the Latics.

Knowing a win would guarantee knockout football, Wigan went full-throttle from the outset and seized a seventh-minute lead. Leon Barnett was the scorer, meeting a heavily sliced Jordi Gómez effort with a fine instep volley and picking out the bottom-left corner.

An inspired Sammy Bossut stood between the hosts and a second goal. The keeper first brilliantly blocked a Callum McManaman shot with his legs and soon after flung himself low to his left to tip wide a James McClean strike.

On 37 minutes, against the run of play, Zulte Waregem were level. Breaking from a Wigan corner, Sven Kums fed Thorgan Hazard, bursting into the area to the right. The winger fired in a powerful near-post drive that somehow got through the gloves of keeper Lee Nicholls and bounced agonisingly over the line.

After half-time the frenetic pace and gung-ho attitude were replaced by a palpable anxiety, as both sides feared losing the valuable point. Bossut was required to show his reflexes to parry a Nick Powell effort, though the No1 could do nothing about a James McArthur attempt that dragged narrowly wide.

Bossut's heroics proved even more decisive at the death, as Idrissa Sylla collected a long ball and pulled it back for Malanda, lurking on the edge of the box, to find the angle under the post and crossbar.

Last updated: 30/11/13 0.03CET

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