Premier League — 05 May 2013

Callum McManaman scored Wigan's winner at West Brom in a 3-2 victoryYesterday was a big day in the Premier League at the bottom of the table. Wigan closed in on the teams above them by winning 3-2 at West Brom.

The home side took the lead on the half-hour mark, Shane Long scoring from close range from Markus Rosenberg’s cross.

The Latics equalised on 39 minutes, Arouna Kone heading home from Jean Beausejour’s cross.

The Baggies regained the lead early in the second half though. Graham Dorrans curling free-kick found centre-back Gareth McAuley, whose header beat Joel in the Wigan.

The visitors refused to lie down though and equalised yet again on 58 minutes. Shaun Maloney’s superb delivery was met by substitute James McArthur and the midfielder headed home at the far post.

The Latics claimed victory on 80 minutes, as Callum McManaman fired home from six yards from another good Maloney delivery. The victory moved the visitors to within two points of safety.

Aston Villa moved closer to safety by winning 2-1 at fellow strugglers Norwich. The visitors took the lead on 55 minutes, as Gabby Agbonlahor ran from the halfway line and curled home a superb effort from 25 yards.

Norwich equalised in the 74th minute, Canaries striker Grant Holt scoring from the penalty spot, after Robert Snodgrass was brought down in the penalty area by Joe Bennett. Villa were not to be denied maximum points though and struck with just a minute remaining.

Agbonlahor again escaped the attention of the Norwich defence, before firing low beyond Canaries keeper Mark Bunn. The victory moved Villa five points clear of the drop zone, while the home side are just three points clear of the drop zone.

Newcastle remain in the relegation mix after drawing 0-0 at midtable West Ham. The Magpies are now just three points clear of the relegation zone.

Other Premier League results:

Fulham 2-4 Reading

Swansea 0-0 Manchester City

Tottenham 1-0 Southampton

QPR 0-1 Arsenal

Who will take the third relegation spot in the Premier League?


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