Wigan v Newcastle Player Ratings
Ben Arfa (6.5)
Perch (For Simpson 81mins)
Ferguson (For Cabaye 83mins)
Ryan Taylor (5) (For Ben Arfa 73 mins)
A sad story all around the pitch but at least Ben Arfa came alive in a fifteen minute spell in the second half and if Cisse had shown his usual deadly accuracy when he twice hit the woodwork then we might have got an unlikely route back into the game.
Once the game was definitely lost I thought good management by Pardew to withdraw Ben Arfa with Chelsea in mind.
I thought Santon did ok and Cisse still looked dangerous despite not hitting the net, as for the rest…there’s always Wednesday to put things right.
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