Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-2 Wigan Athletic - Sako rescues a point for Wolves

Wolverhampton Wanderers 2 - 2 Wigan Athletic

  • 30" Dave Edwards
  • 32" James Perch
  • 47" Marc-Antoine Fortuné
  • 64" Bakary Sako

Ref: Andy Davies
Attendance: 21,288

Molineux

Wolverhampton Wanderers played out a 2-2 draw against Wigan Athletic today as their defence looked shaky once again.

Wolverhampton Wanderers conceded just six goals in the first eight games of the season, with Kenny Jackett's side holding one of the sternest defences in English football. Yet in the last couple of games, that record went flying out of the window having leaked three goals against both Reading and Huddersfield Town.

With six goals conceded in two games, Jackett needed a positive response as they faced the Molineux crowd again, with Uwe Rosler's Wigan travelling to the West Midlands this afternoon.

New signing Yannick Sagbo was left on the bench despite completing a move from Hull City this week, but Wolves got the opening goal of the game as midfielder David Edwards but Jackett's men ahead, but they were quickly pegged back as James Perch pulled the Latics level within two minutes - once again exposing Wolves' recently shaky defence.

And Wolves fans must have been fearing a repeat of Wednesday's defeat to Huddersfield when former West Bromwich Albion striker Marc-Antoine Fortune came back to haunt the Baggies' rivals with a goal on the stroke of half time to give Wigan the lead heading into the break.

Yet Wolves showed the fight to get back into the game in the second half, as winger Bakary Sako converted from a Scott Golbourne corner to level the game up again in the 64th minute.

Neither side could find a winner though - despite Wigan piling 28 shots on goal against that recently porous Wolves defence - and the draw leaves Wolves in seventh place, whilst Wigan's early season struggles continue, with Rosler's men down in 21st place.

Statistics

Wolverhampton Wanderers

Wigan Athletic

Possession

65.7%
34.3%

Shots on target

Total shots

Team Lineups

Wolverhampton Wanderers

  • Carl Ikeme
  • Danny Batth
  • Richard Stearman
  • Matt Doherty
  • Scott Golbourne
  • Tommy Rowe
  • Kevin McDonald
  • Dave Edwards
  • Rajiv van La Parra
  • Nouha Dicko
  • Bakary Sako

Substitutes

  • Michael Jacobs
  • Yannick Sagbo
  • Aaron McCarey
  • Leon Clarke
  • Ethan Ebanks-Landell
  • George Saville
  • James Henry

Wigan Athletic

  • Scott Carson
  • Leon Barnett
  • James Perch
  • Andrew Taylor
  • Iván Ramis
  • Emyr Huws
  • Don Cowie
  • James McClean
  • William Kvist
  • Marc-Antoine Fortuné
  • Shaun Maloney

Substitutes

  • James Tavernier
  • Callum McManaman
  • Ali Al-Habsi
  • Rob Kiernan
  • Adam Forshaw
  • Oriol Riera
  • Andy Delort

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