MX23RW : Tuesday, March 31 01:17:14| >> :600:1191034:1191034:
Feb 11, 2020 at 7.45pm UK at The DW Stadium
WiganWigan Athletic
2-2
Middlesbrough
Morsy (29'), Moukoudi (76' og.)
Dunkley (62')
FT(HT: 1-0)
Wing (64', 68')

Paul Cook, Jonathan Woodgate both question officials in Wigan-Middlesbrough draw

Paul Cook, Jonathan Woodgate both question officials in Wigan-Middlesbrough draw
© Reuters
Paul Cook and Jonathan Woodgate were upset with referee Oliver Langford.

Wigan boss Paul Cook and Middlesbrough counterpart Jonathan Woodgate both felt hard done by after a dramatic 2-2 draw at the DW Stadium.

Sam Morsy put Latics ahead but after Chey Dunkley was sent off just after the hour for a second yellow card, Lewis Wing's brace had the visitors in the lead within six minutes.

Harold Moukoudi's own goal 14 minutes from time then ensured the points would be shared, but both bosses were left aggrieved by decisions made by referee Oliver Langford.

Wigan forward Kieffer Moore was taken out by Moukoudi on the edge of the box on the hour mark, with Langford choosing to brandish only a yellow card, while Boro had an early goal from Ashley Fletcher chalked off for offside.

"We obviously feel aggrieved at decisions going against us when we're 1-0 up," said Cook, who was booked for dissent just prior to Middlesbrough's equaliser.

"But I thought the lads showed great conviction in what they did to get a result.

"To go down to 10 men against a side like Middlesbrough, who can dominate the ball, and take a point is pleasing."

On the decision not to send off Moukoudi, Cook continued: "I'm genuinely not going to get involved.

"You guys have watched the same game, so many decisions where you just think...

"We're all after consistency in the game and to have that many bookings and a sending-off, and to end up with booing in the stadium and chaos, it's not good enough. But that's for others to sort out."

Boro boss Woodgate was also left choose his words carefully after Fletcher's disallowed strike.

"I don't want to talk about the officials, I don't want to get fined," he said.

"But it's a yard onside, a yard onside. I'm not going to talk about it but we should be 1-0 up and then it's difficult for Wigan to come back."

On the result, Woodgate added: "I thought it was a typical Championship game, end to end.

"But when Wigan took the lead I thought they sat back and we started dominating the game. We go 2-1 up, we look to be in the ascendancy, they're down to 10 men and then we give away a freak own goal.

"I can't knock my players, I thought there were times in the game when we looked quite slick. We need to keep that slickness but also be difficult to beat when we go in front, especially against 10 men.

"I said before the game, we wanted to win, but it was important we didn't get beat.

"The gap (to Wigan) stays the same, it doesn't decrease, but it is difficult to take, with the own goal."

ID:389436:

Click here for more stories about Paul Cook

Click here for more stories about Middlesbrough

Share this article now:
Shocked Leeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa on February 8, 2020
Read Next:
Championship week 32 predictions including Brentford vs. Leeds
>
Latest Sports Video
Did you know...?
Sports Mole Logo
Enter your email address to subscribe to Sports Mole's free match previews newsletter! Updates are sent twice a week.

rhs 2.0
Live scores banner
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Leeds UnitedLeeds37218856302671
2West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom371913564372770
3Fulham371810952381464
4Brentford371791164333160
5Nottingham ForestNott'm Forest371612948381060
6Preston North EndPreston37168135045556
7Bristol City371510125153-255
8Millwall37131594440454
9Cardiff CityCardiff37131595250254
10Blackburn RoversBlackburn371411125245753
11Swansea CitySwansea371314104645153
12Derby CountyDerby371312124949051
13Queens Park RangersQPR37148155862-450
14Reading37139154642448
15Sheffield WednesdaySheff Weds37139154649-348
16Birmingham CityBirmingham371211144857-947
17Stoke CityStoke37126194955-642
18Huddersfield TownHuddersfield37119174558-1342
19Middlesbrough37914143747-1041
20Wigan AthleticWigan371011163850-1241
21Hull City37118184963-1441
22Charlton AthleticCharlton37109184454-1039
23Luton TownLuton37105224371-2835
24Barnsley37810194262-2034

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!