Pete Sixsmith‘s considered view – a point won, or two sacrificed? – should be up and running here by tomorrow. But before he even left Wigan, he was being pumped by Salut! Sunderland for his seven-word verdict – published here last night – and The Observer for a slight longer instant summary …
THE OBSERVER fan’s verdict:
It was very frustrating at the end because I thought we had done enough to just about deserve the win.
Wigan’s equaliser took a big deflection and you wouldn’t be able to print what I said. We had an excellent second half – calm, controlled with hardly a misplaced pass thanks to Malbranque and Riveros.
Gyan’s goal was a stunner, a superb volley, but words fail me when it comes to Cattermole. He let down his team mates, his manager and the fans yet again by being sent off. Our young goalkeeper Mignolet gets better every game. He made a couple of good saves and was really impressive.
Mignolet 9; Onuoha 7, Ferdinand 8, Bramble 8, Richardson 7 (Mensah 80 7); Elmohammady 6 (Riveros 33 8), Malbranque 8 Cattermole 0, Henderson 7 Wellbeck 6 (Gyan 46 7); Bent 6