Martinez Said Red Card Was Key for Wigan’s Defeat

Wigan Athletic suffered a 3-0 defeat against Newcastle United on Monday and the Latics’ boss Roberto Martinez believes that the sending off along with penalty decision was the key factor on his team’s loss.

Martinez said that his side started things brightly but everything changed when Maynor Figueroa was sent off and Newcastle was given the spot kick. Wigan suffered two goals down before half time and things were simply too difficult for them after the break.

However, the manager was still please with his players effort as they played well in the second half despite conceding another goal.