First Barclays Premier League win for Pool with four goal rout of Wigan

Last updated : 15 August 2010 By INOIT

Ian Holloway's side completely overwhelmed and outplayed a Wigan outfit bereft of the kind of quality that Blackpool were expecting to run into every week this season... if that is you believed everything written by the media pundits.

The Seasiders hit the Latics for three by half-time to effectively pick up all the valuable points on offer in somewhat confident swaggering fashion with debutant Marlon Harewood scoring twice after Gary Taylor-Fletcher had put Pool in front.

Not since the competition was formed in 1992, had any side such as Blackpool been written off quite so mercilessly. Yet the 4.200 strong Tangerine army were belting out "Bring on the Arsenal" before Alex Baptiste somehow beat Chris Kirkland at his near post to ensure Wigan were effectively well and truly routed.

You really couldn't fault the superb sedutant performances of Harewood, along with Elliot Grandin and the sturdy Craig Cathcart, who were not even at Bloomfield Road last week.

Wigan were under prssure as early as the second minute, when Ormerod twice failed to find the net after a couple of simple chances from the centre of the six-yard box.

Harewood also stuck his header wide before the magnificent Charlie Adam found Harewood again, Ormerod made his way into the box, taking with him two Latic defenders before leaving the ball for Gary Taylor-Fletcher to bury it home at the far-post.

Kirkland made an excellent save after Harewood was sent clean through, before he finally allowed Harewood to beat him with a shot which he allowed the ball to slip through his gasp on 38 minutes. In the 43rd minute Kirkland was at fault again failed to hold a Grandin effort and Harewood tapped home the rebound from a tight angle.

Steve Gohouri had a headed goal incorrectly disallowed at the start of the second period that might have made a difference and Mauro Boselli saw his angled header clip the bar.

The Tangerine fans rounded off an incredible day which will be rembered for a long time when Baptiste caught Kirkland out again on 75 minutes with a cross from the touchline that crept in at the near-post, despite the evening win by Chelsea it still left them looking down on the likes of Arsenal, Manchester United and the rest.

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