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20 Jul 2009 21:09:56

Martinez still waiting for win

Roberto Martinez's wait for a first win as Wigan boss continued as his side were forced to come from behind to earn a 1-1 draw in their pre-season friendly with Hannover. The Bundesliga club took the lead early on through Jan Rosenthal, but Mario Melchiot equalised shortly after in a frenetic opening period. Martinez, who saw his side lose to Crewe last week in his first match in charge since leaving Swansea, was therefore forced to settle for a share of the spoils. It took only eight minutes for Hannover to take the lead in the Austrian Alps as midfielder Rosenthal fired a low effort past Chris Kirkland from the edge of the box. Wigan, though, responded almost immediately as Melchiot restored parity in the 11th minute when heading in a Charles N'Zogbia corner. Jason Koumas, who entered the game among a host of half-time substitutions, went close to winning the match for the Latics with a skilful effort. However, Hannover also threatened in the second 45 minutes and substitute goalkeeper Mike Pollitt was required to be at his best on three occasions.


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