In a battle for mid-table respectability and relegation survival; Wigan Athletic produced a performance for the ages.
The Latics defeated Hull City 8-0 with the scoreline 7-0 at halftime; such a result would have made their rugby teams proud. With the threat of a 12 point deduction hovering over the DW Stadium, a performance like this would definitely restore the feel-good factor at the Championship club.
Kieran Dowell finally has a story he can tell his grandkids at the fireplace when he gets old and grey. An overall performance like this is the stuff of dreams for a player like Kieran Dowell. Interestingly, prior to yesterday; Dowell had only found the back of the net once this season, his hat-trick takes his tally to four goals this season.
The midfield duo of Jamal Lowe and Joe Williams were a joy to watch. With both contributing goals, assists, as well as contributions on the defensive end. Jamal Lowe ended the match with a goal and three assists whilst Joe Williams finally broke his duck for the season with his goal.
In defence, Nigerian International Leon Balogun with a solid rearguard performance bringing all that international experience to the fore. As Wigan remain unbeaten in their last three matches.
Here are some of the top tweets surrounding the bewildering result…
With two games remaining till the end of the Championship season, this result will definitely enhance the mood at the DW. With Wigan Athletic hoping to wave off the dark cloud of administration.