With the world cup finally coming to an end, normal club football is to resume soon all over the world. However, matches in the EFL are already underway where Wigan faced Sheffield recently. However, it was a bad day at the office for Wigan Athletic as they lost to Sheffield 2-1. The Blades struck first, with Egan thumping home a header from Oliver Norwood’s superb eighth-minute corner.
It was dreadful defending by the hosts’ Wigan Athletic, who had been given wake-up call just moments earlier when goalkeeper Jamie Jones saved from Elliman Ndiaye, with Sander Berge’s follow-up blocked. At the other end, James McClean was unfortunate to see his right-footed volley spin just past Wes Foderingham’s post. But the Blades continued to cause issues with their high press as Wigan’s defenders – under the guidance of new coach Toure, struggled for composure and were ill at ease with their opponents’ measured aggression. (more…)