Callum McManaman's horror tackle overshadows Wigan win over Newcastle

McManaman went unpunished as referee Mark Halsey's line of vision was blocked by a Newcastle player but it did not go unnoticed by John Carver, the Newcastle assistant manager.

updated: March 18, 2013 10:14 IST
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Wigan: Wigan boosted their chances of escaping relegation from the Premier League yet again when they beat Newcastle 2-1 in controversial fashion on Sunday.

Goals by Jean Beausejour and a last minute strike from Arouna Kone -- his ninth of the season -- got them the three points but their victory was overshadowed by a dreadful foul on Massadio Haidara by Callum McManaman.

McManaman grabbed all the right headlines last weekend with a goal in the FA Cup quarter-final defeat of Everton but he is guaranteed the wrong ones on Monday after he went in studs up and connected with Haidara's knee.

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