Wigan 1-1 Chelsea: Sturridge, Gomez score, Cech blunder
Chelsea failed to maintain its superiority when they travel to Wigan Athletic. Goals host when the game three minutes remaining to force the Blues came home with one point of playing 1-1.
In the game do the DW Stadium on Saturday (12/17/2011) , Chelsea went ahead through Daniel Sturridge in the 59th minute. Victory seemed to be obtained of the Blues, until finally Jordi Gomez, goalkeeper Petr Cech when the game three minutes remaining.
The draw is slowing efforts to continue surging Chelsea rose to near the top of the standings. Protege Andre Villas-Boas now has 32 points, four points adrift of Manchester United in second place.
Chelsea can even be displaced by Tottenham Hotspur if the Lilywhites, who now have 31 points, can reap the maximum points over Sunderland tonight.
Chelsea start pressing Wigan defense after the referee started the game. But that does not mean because Frank Lamprd cs always failed when trying to break into the penalty box.
The first chance for the visitors came from John Terry. Pierce far into the future, Terry fired a long distance still deviated to the right side of goal. On 23 minutes Chelsea again threatened by long-range shot. This time the goalkeeper blocked kick Oriol Romeu Al Habsi flopping down.
Wigan was not without opportunities. Began to rise after minute 30, the best chance the host came in the 40th minute when kicking Victor Moses Branislav Ivanovic hit the right hand in front of goal. But the referee did not give Wigan a penalty for the incident.
Moses returned before halftime had a chance through Moses. This time he failed to grab the ball passing in front of the penalty box after fed from the left side.
Second-half run more exciting with both teams out to build an attack. Wigan had two early chances when Moses's kick hit the outside netting Chelsea goalkeeper Jordi Gomez and effort can still be muted Petr Cech.
In the 59th minute the score changed to 1-0 to Chelsea. Starting from Ashley Cole's long ball in center field, Sturridge managed to master the ball perfectly in the penalty box. He then hard kick off the nest in the Wigan goalkeeper.
The host immediately reacted to these goals, long-range shot Figueroa in 63 minutes should be pushed over Cech with difficulty. About 10 minutes later Di Santo waste the opportunity to equalize, his shot towards goal that has been left Cech is not a goal because the ball was intercepted by Branislav Ivanovic head.
Pressure being waged for the sake of Wigan pressure finally paid off, precisely on 87 minutes. Starting from a puncture in the right side of Chelsea's defense that gave rise to chaos in the penalty box, Gomez had struck the ball into the empty goal.
1-1 score lasted until the referee blew the long whistle.
Wigan: Ali Al Habsi, Antol n Alcaraz, James McCarthy, Gary Caldwell, Maynor Figueroa, Ronnie Stam, Mohamed Diame, David Jones ('72 Hugo Rodallega), Victor Moses, Jordi G Mez, Conor Sammon ('73 Franco Di Santo)
Chelsea: Petr Cech, John Terry, Branislav Ivanovic, Ashley Cole, Bosingwa Jos, Oriol Romeu (Kalou 45), Frank Lampard, Raul Meireles, Juan Mata ('66 Obi Mikel), Didier Drogba, Daniel Sturridge (Malouda '80)