Portsmouth 1-2 Wigan Highlights

Emile Heskey’s injury-time winner for Wigan left Tony Adams looking for his first point as Portsmouth boss.

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Heskey’s 100th Premier League goal from Lee Cattermole’s pass settled an incredible game where Pompey hit the woodwork no less than five times.

Amr Zaki fired the Latics ahead from the penalty spot after Papa Bouba Diop fouled Titus Bramble.

Wigan’s goal lived a charmed life before substitute Niko Kranjcar looked to have saved a point for Pompey.

Portsmouth had some early defending to do when Nadir Belhadj fouled Luis Antonio Valencia and after the home defence failed to deal with the initial free-kick Lee Cattermole’s cross found Zaki whose header looped inches wide with David James floundering.

Wigan enjoyed a good spell of early pressure and Valencia’s shot was parried by James and the England keeper recovered to snaffle the rebound as Zaki looked to pounce on any crumbs.


Portsmouth 2-0 Wigan Athletic

29 March 2008 – Ref: Alan Wiley
Portsmouth scorers: Defoe 32, 90

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