Belfast Telegraph

Wigan nick late point at Bolton

Bolton 1 Wigan 1: Ronnie Stam scored an 80th-minute equaliser to salvage a precious point for Wigan and leave high-flying neighbours Bolton bitterly frustrated.

When on-loan Benfica forward Rodrigo Moreno produced a delightful finish to put Owen Coyle's men ahead in the 54th minute, the stage was set for the Trotters to emerge victorious.

Wigan had already lost on-loan playmaker Tom Cleverley to injury in the 12th minute and saw goalkeeper Chris Kirkland carried off on a stretcher shortly after the hour mark.

But Latics boss Roberto Martinez has fashioned a side with guts and Dutchman Stam, a summer signing from FC Twente, stabbed home at the far post in the 80th minute to claim his first Wigan goal and earn a booking for his celebrations in front of the visiting supporters.

Bolton mounted a late rally but Johan Elmander was denied by a superb save from substitute Wigan stopper Mike Pollitt and Fabrice Muamba blazed over from six yards.

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