Wigan Athletic’s remarkable run of form continued at the weekend as they beat league-leaders West Brom 1-0 at The Hawthorns.
Sam Morsy’s goal after 73 minutes proved to be enough for the Latics as they made it three wins in a row in the Championship, to give themselves a real chance of survival this term.
Wigan are now unbeaten in their last five games, and will be hoping they can build on this impressive showing as the season progresses, with just ten league games remaining in this year’s campaign.
The Latics are sat 19th in the Championship table, and will be confident of pulling further clear of the bottom-three in the near future.
In our latest FLW Spotlight, we look into Sam Morsy’s performance on the day in more detail, and see how key of a player he is going to be for Paul Cook’s side as they look to retain their Championship status for another season.
Morsy has been a key member of the Wigan squad this season, and has been leading from the front in recent weeks, as they target survival in the second-tier.
The central midfielder played the full match against the Baggies, and scored the crucial goal which gave them the three points on the day.
He was busy defensively against an attack-minded West Brom side though, and had to make three interceptions during the match, as Wigan desperately tried to defend their lead.
The 28-year-old also won 12 out of the 19 duels he was faced with against a physical Baggies team, who struggled to assert their dominance against Paul Cook’s side, who had the better of the chances and possession on Saturday.
Morsy’s passing statistics certainly make for impressive reading, with the midfielder being successful in 52 of the 61 passes he attempted against Slaven Bilic’s side.
So, it was certainly a match-winning performance for Morsy at the weekend, and Paul Cook will be hoping that his captain can continue to impress as the season goes on.
There doesn’t seem to be much stopping Wigan at this moment in time, and if they can build on some positive recent results, then their Championship status will be retained for another season a lot sooner than the majority of supporters would have originally hoped for.