Spurs strike back to rescue Wigan point

27 April 2013 05:47

Emmerson Boyce's late own-goal saw relegation-threatened Wigan denied a precious victory as they recorded a 2-2 draw against Champions League-chasing Tottenham at the DW Stadium.

The Latics, 18th in the Barclays Premier League, would have moved out of the drop zone had they been able to hang on for victory, but having come from behind to take the lead after conceding early on through a defensive mix-up, in the end their efforts were not quite enough for all three points.

Gareth Bale put Tottenham in front in the ninth minute, capitalising on some ponderous play by Maynor Figueroa and Joel Robles, but Wigan were level in the 11th thanks to Boyce's header. Callum McManaman's excellent piledriver then put them 2-1 up four minutes after the break, but Boyce was unlucky to find the net again with an own-goal in the closing stages.

Source: PA