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Wigan Shocks Newcastle In Premier League

Newcastle United’s six-game winning streak in the Premier League came to an surprising end as Wigan Athletic thrashed Alan Pardew’s side 4-0, to keep their survival hopes very much alive.

Newcastle came into this game in fourth place, but they quickly found themselves two goals down inside the opening 15 minutes courtesy of two goals form Victor Moses. When Shaun Maloney and Franco Di Santo made it Wigan fans must have thought they were dreaming!

With the win, Wigan are now three points clear of the drop zone after their fifth win in seven games. Most impressive is that during this winning streak they have beaten Manchester United, Arsenal and Newcastle, and would have won at Chelsea if it was not for two really bad referring decisions.

Wigan’s win puts even more pressure on Big Eck and Aston Villa, as Wigan are now level on points with Villa, after their goalless draw at West Bromwich. Staying in the bottom three are Bolton, despite their 2-2 draw with Sunderland

Arsenal drew 1-1 at Stoke a result that extends their lead over Newcastle to four points and also puts a little more distance between themselves and Spurs and Chelsea, who play tomorrow. Robin van Persie’s 28th league goal of the season cancelled out Peter Crouch’s opener as Arsène Wenger’s men had to settle for a point.

The game of the day was in Wales as relegated Wolverhampton Wanderers displayed a fighting spirit that has been sorely lacking this season to battle back from conceding the fastest Premier League goal in six years, and from falling behind 4-1 to draw 4-4 at Swansea City. Where has that fighting spirit been all season?

Finally Nikica Jelavić continued his excellent goal scoring form with two goals in Everton thrashed Fulham 4-0 at home.

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