A late own goal denied Wigan Athletic three valuable points against Tottenham Hotspur, a draw that pleased neither side.
Spurs were so impressive last week in beating Manchester City last week, and seemed to be on their way to another victory when Gareth Bale charged down Wigan goalkeeper Joel Robles’ clearance for his 19th goal of the campaign.
But Wigan were level within minutes when Boyce headed home from a corner and when Callum McManaman put Wigan ahead with a fantastic shot, you got the sense that Roberto Mancini’s side was on their way to climbing out of the relegation zone with a famous victory. But they couldn’t hang on and Boyce inadvertently deflected Tom Huddlestone’s free-kick past Robles in the 89th minute. With the draw Spurs are now tied with fourth-placed Chelsea on 62 points.
Liverpool FC has been in the headlines all week for all the wrong reasons. But those headlines tomorrow will be how they inflicted the biggest defeat on Newcastle United at St. James Park since 1925. Jordan Henderson and Daniel Sturridge both scored twice for Liverpool in the romp. Luis who?
Last year at this time Newcastle were fourth in the Premier League. Today they are only 5 points above the relegation zone with three games to go.
Elsewhere Stoke City beat Norwich 1-0 to all but guarantee their Premier League status, while Yaya Touré brilliant shot from outside the box helped Manchester City beat West Ham United 2-1.
Everton beat Fulham 1-0 at Goodison thanks to a Steven Pienaar’s first-half goal while West Brom beat Southampton 3-0.