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Martinez happy with Wigan's patience

03 Oct 2010 - 08:57:38

Wigan boss Roberto Martinez hailed his maturing side after they overcame ten-man Sunderland 2-0 at the DW Stadium.

Goals from Jordi Gomez and Hugo Rodallega earned the improving Latics a second league victory of the season.

Wolves lost captain Karl Henry to a red card after a rash 11th-minute challenge on Gomez and Martinez was happy with the patience his players showed.

Earlier in the season they failed to overcome ten-man Sunderland in a 1-1 home draw.

"I was extremely proud of the players, how they found the solutions, how they learned from the last experience against Sunderland and we created many chances," said Martinez.

"The pleasing aspect was we limited Wolves to nothing. The maturity and responsibility of the players in a no-win situation was very, very good.

"It needed a bit of magic to open the scoring but you could see after the first goal it was going to be a lot easier."

Meanwhile, Martinez pulled no punches when he described Henry's X-rated tackle on Gomez as the worst he had seen during his time in management.

"It wasn't just the first contact. Karl catches Jordi with his knee, he comes with real force and you fear the worst," he explained.

"I felt it was a broken leg. He was a very fortunate man."


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