2007-08 Wigan Athletic F.C. Season
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2007%E2%80%9308 Wigan Athletic F.C. Season

Wigan Athletic
2007-08 season
ChairmanDave Whelan
ManagerChris Hutchings (until 5 November)
Frank Barlow (caretaker)
Steve Bruce (from 19 November)
Premier League14th
FA CupFourth round
League CupSecond round
Top goalscorer
Highest home attendance25,133 (vs. Manchester United, Premier League, 11 May 2008)
Lowest home attendance5,440 (vs. Hull City, League Cup, 28 August 2007)
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The 2007-08 Wigan Athletic F.C. season was the club's 30th season in the Football League and their third season in the Premier League.

Season summary

Under new manager Chris Hutchings, the team started the season well, winning two of their opening three games and briefly leading the Premiership table for the first time in the club's history. However, after going the next ten games without a win, Wigan found themselves in the bottom three.[1] Hutchings was sacked and Birmingham City's Steve Bruce was appointed as the new manager a couple of weeks later. Results began to improve, and the club steadily pulled away from relegation before finally securing their survival in their penultimate game in a 2-0 away win against Aston Villa.[2] The club finished in 14th place at the end of the season.

Wigan had little success in the cups, and were knocked out of the League Cup in their first game against Hull City. The club also made it to the fourth round of the FA Cup before losing 2-1 to Chelsea. Marcus Bent, on loan from Charlton Athletic, finished the season as the club's top goalscorer with a total of seven goals, and Paul Scharner was voted as the club's Player of the Year.

Final league table

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
12 Newcastle United 38 11 10 17 45 65 −20 43
13 Middlesbrough 38 10 12 16 43 53 −10 42
14 Wigan Athletic 38 10 10 18 34 51 −17 40
15 Sunderland 38 11 6 21 36 59 −23 39
16 Bolton Wanderers 38 9 10 19 36 54 −18 37
Source: Premier League
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
For further information on European qualification see Premier League - Competition

Squad

First-team squad

(Sources)[3]Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

On loan

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
22 Wales MF David Cotterill (at Sheffield United)
Scotland DF Andy Webster (at Rangers)

Starting 11

Considering starts in all competitions[7]

Results

Premier League

Results summary

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
38 10 10 18 34 51  -17 40 8 5 6 21 17  +4 2 5 12 13 34  -21

Last updated: 24 January 2019.
Source: 11v11

Results per matchday

Matchday1234567891011121314151617181920212223242526272829303132333435363738
GroundAHHAAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHHAAHAHAHAHHAAHAHHAH
ResultLWWDLDLLLLLLLLDLWDWLDWLLWLWDDWLLWDDDWL
Position1710137101012141616181919191919191718171717181516141413121416141513141314
Updated to match(es) played on 11 May 2008. Source: Statto.com
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss
Match Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers Report
1 11 August 2007 Everton A 1 - 2 39,220 Sibierski Report
2 15 August 2007 Middlesbrough H 1 - 0 14,007 Sibierski Report
3 18 August 2007 Sunderland H 3 - 0 18,639 Sibierski, Heskey, Landzaat Report
4 25 August 2007 West Ham United A 1 - 1 33,793 Scharner Report
5 1 September 2007 Newcastle United A 0 - 1 50,461 Report
6 15 September 2007 Fulham H 1 - 1 16,973 Koumas Report
7 22 September 2007 Reading A 1 - 2 21,379 Bent Report
8 29 September 2007 Liverpool H 0 - 1 24,311 Report
9 6 October 2007 Manchester United A 0 - 4 75,300 Report
10 20 October 2007 Portsmouth H 0 - 2 17,695 Report
11 27 October 2007 Birmingham City A 2 - 3 27,661 Bent (2) Report
12 3 November 2007 Chelsea H 0 - 2 19,011 Report
13 11 November 2007 Tottenham Hotspur A 0 - 4 35,504 Report
14 24 November 2007 Arsenal A 0 - 2 60,126 Report
15 1 December 2007 Manchester City H 1 - 1 18,614 Scharner Report
16 9 December 2007 Bolton Wanderers A 1 - 4 20,309 Landzaat Report
17 15 December 2007 Blackburn Rovers H 5 - 3 16,489 Landzaat, Bent (3), Scharner Report
18 22 December 2007 Fulham A 1 - 1 20,820 Bent Report
19 26 December 2007 Newcastle United H 1 - 0 20,304 Taylor Report
20 29 December 2007 Aston Villa H 1 - 2 18,806 Bramble Report
21 2 January 2008 Liverpool A 1 - 1 42,302 Bramble Report
22 12 January 2008 Derby County A 1 - 0 31,652 Sibierski Report
23 20 January 2008 Everton H 1 - 2 18,820 Jagielka (o.g.) Report
24 29 January 2008 Middlesbrough A 0 - 1 22,963 Report
25 2 February 2008 West Ham United H 1 - 0 20,525 Kilbane Report
26 9 February 2008 Sunderland A 0 - 2 43,600 Report
27 23 February 2008 Derby County H 2 - 0 20,176 Report
28 1 March 2008 Manchester City A 0 - 0 38,261 Report
29 9 March 2008 Arsenal H 0 - 0 19,676 Report
30 16 March 2008 Bolton Wanderers H 1 - 0 17,055 Heskey Report
31 22 March 2008 Blackburn Rovers A 1 - 3 23,541 King Report
32 29 March 2008 Portsmouth A 0 - 2 18,623 Report
33 5 April 2008 Birmingham City H 2 - 0 17,926 Taylor (2) Report
34 14 April 2008 Chelsea A 1 - 1 40,487 Heskey Report
35 19 April 2008 Tottenham Hotspur H 1 - 1 18,673 Heskey Report
36 26 April 2008 Reading H 0 - 0 19,043 Report
37 3 May 2008 Aston Villa A 2 - 0 42,640 Valencia (2) Report
38 11 May 2008 Manchester United H 0 - 2 25,133 Report

FA Cup

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers Report
R3 5 January 2008 Sunderland A 3 - 0 20,821 (1,184 away) Scharner, Cotterill, McShane (o.g.) Report
R4 26 January 2008 Chelsea H 1 - 2 14,166 Sibierski Report

League Cup

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers Report
R2 28 August 2007 Hull City H 0 - 1 5,440 Report

See also

References

  1. ^ "Wigan 0-2 Chelsea". 3 November 2007. Retrieved 2010.
  2. ^ "Latics are safe". 3 May 2008. Retrieved 2010.
  3. ^ http://www.footballsquads.co.uk/eng/2007-2008/faprem/wigan.htm FootballSquads - Wigan Athletic - 2007/08
  4. ^ Kilbane was born in Preston, England.
  5. ^ King was born in Dulwich, London, England.
  6. ^ Boyce was born in Aylesbury, England, but also qualified to represent Barbados internationally through his parents and would make his full international debut for Barbados in March 2008.
  7. ^ [1]

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