Wigan’s League One campaign is over after their shock win at Leicester City and their Championship hopes are in tatters.
Manager Mick McCarthy made two changes to the side that won 2-0 on Saturday and was without a first-team player.
The players returned to the club’s training ground to find McCarthy’s squad still without a player to lead them to a victory.
The Foxes had a commanding lead at half-time but McCarthy’s side held on to win 2-1.
The result means Wigan will go into the FA Cup fourth round against Bolton Wanderers on Monday.
After McCarthy made the changes, there were no changes to his squad, which included the former Swansea City and West Ham United midfielder Steven Pienaar, former Liverpool and Everton defender Michael Hector, and striker Samir Nasri.LIVERPOOL 4-0 HAVOC: Leicester v Everton (Sky Sports)The Fox’s Premier League title rivals Leicester City had their best start to a campaign with a 4-1 win at Everton on Saturday.
Manager Steve Bruce had already made three changes to that side that were without a goal scorer, and the visitors were just 1-0 down in the opening stages.
Their first real chance of the first half came when a cross was headed straight at keeper Scott Dann from six yards out, before a brilliant strike from Adam Federici brought a goal back.
Everton were the better side, though, and goalkeeper Fraser Forster was called into action with a deflection just wide.
They added another goal in the second half, but the Foxes eventually took the lead when striker Nasri found space behind the Everton defence, and crossed for Nasri to head home.
This was their third straight win in the league and first since a 2-2 draw with Stoke City on May 30.
Manager Ronald Koeman had to make two changes in his side, with defender Martin Olsson replacing Leroy Fer, and midfielder Daniel Amartey replacing striker Yannick Bolasie.
The Dutchman’s first substitution saw midfielder Marouane Fellaini replaced by substitute Christian Eriksen, but Koeman didn’t make another change.
Everards fans were left with the impression of an early goal being the difference in the match.
But with the match still well inside the half-hour mark, it was only the Fox side who could claim the lead.
Defender James Ward-Prowse’s shot from the edge of the box was tipped over by Forster, but substitute Tom Huddlestone’s deflection from 20 yards sent the ball into the net.
But it was the Fox’s first goal since the start of the season, a goal from midfielder Nacer Chadli that sent Jamie Vardy’s team into the Championship play-offs.LAS VEGAS 2-3 POMPERS: West Bromwich Albion v Brighton & Manchester City (Sky Atlantic)A West Brom win at Brighton &t after a 1-1 draw with Manchester City has lifted the Blues into the top four of the Premier League.
City were on the front foot until the interval, with a shot from Andy Carroll from distance bouncing off the post before hitting the woodwork.
The striker fired in from the penalty spot after his shot had been blocked by West Brom’s keeper.
But the visitors’ lead was short-lived, with City equalising through striker Sergio Aguero.
It was the first time in 11 league games that Aguero scored in the Premier Leagues opening round, and his goals had lifted his side to 11 points.
City also made three substitute appearances, and a number of other players made more than one appearance for the first-half.
City striker Yaya Toure came on to replace striker Chris Brunt, but he did not make a difference as his team lost the tie 3-1 at home to Sunderland.
There was a lot of excitement in the Kop at the end of the game, with West Brom fans chanting their players’ names and the players were joined by their fans at half time.
However, the visitors did take advantage of the time that was left on the clock in the final half-minute, and Aguero netted twice, including a thunderous strike to put the game beyond doubt.
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