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Balogun Stars As Wigan Beat Reading; Keep Back-to-back Clean Sheets

Balogun Stars As Wigan Beat Reading; Keep Back-to-back Clean Sheets

Super Eagles defender Leon Balogun helped Wigan Athletic keep a clean sheet again, following their 3-0 win at Reading in Wednesday’s Championship game, Completesports.com reports.

On Saturday, Balogun was in action for Wigan and helped in stopping Millwall from breaching their defence as they ran out 1-0 victors.

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The game against Reading was Balogun’s fourth since joining Wigan on loan from Brighton and Hove Albion in the January transfer window.

Wednesday’s win means Wigan are unbeaten in their last four Championship games.

Kieffer Moore opened scoring for Wigan on 23 minutes before Jamal Lowe made it 2-0 on 67 minutes.

And in the 90th minute Michael Jacobs scored to put the Baggies 3-0 ahead.

Wigan are still in the relegation zone in 22nd position on 37 points, in the 24-team league table.

By James Agberebi 

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  • Dr. Drey 4 years ago

    Better playing in the championship than sitting in the stands in the premier League…!

    • GLORY 4 years ago

      Watched all his recent games Still as good as he has always being if not better.

      • Dr. Drey 4 years ago

        I really don’t know why Balogun refused to grab his situation by the balls after 6 months on the Brighton bench.

        You are a regular international with a big country like Nigeria, you have even been at the world cup and yet allow yourself to be confined to the stands like a trialist for defenders who haven’t even completed world cup qualification matches for England ever before….and worst still for 18 months…? Cmon. Danny Rose was only on the bench for 6 games before handing in a transfer request. I wish our players can be more decisive with their careers.

        I’m still using corner eye to watch iheanacho’s case at LCFC. I won’t say pim on that matter again. You are already going to 25 and you are still contented with playing 2nd fiddle to Vardy after almost 3yrs at the club. Unfortunately Vardy looks like one who will still maintain his form for another 2 years. So when do you want to emerge and stamp your feet on your career…@ 27…??? And then @ 30 clubs will be thinking twice before they approach you…?

        I hope some of these guys can learn to make hay when the sun is still shinning.

        • GLORY 4 years ago

          @Drey, same page with you. Some of our players come across as timid in decision making and that really annoys me. I can’t be an Iheanacho or Isaac success etc and accept to understudy anyone. Call that arrogance,then I will tell you, that you need a bit of arrogance to be treated with some respects and value.

  • Wigan Athletic took a giant leap towards safety in the English Championship yesterday with a shocking 3:0 away victory at Reading with our own Balogun playing his part from the heart of their defence.

    Rating Balogun for their penultimate game, wigantoday.net wrote:”Leon Balogun: 8 – Could turn out to be the signing of the season; incredible to think he hadn’t played in the league for over a year before last week.”

    Balogun then followed this up with another sturdy performance yesterday that attracted a rating of 7.5/10.

    The Super Eagles international, who played 90 minutes, made 7 key clearances and 3 incisive interceptions to help his team keep a clean sheet.

    He won 3 ground and 7 aerial duels and was himself fouled later on to post a performance that the club fans would be proud of.

    The nature of the bitter, brutal battle to attempt to avoid relegation should help sharpen Balogun’s competitive edge ahead of key matches for the Super Eagles.

    It has been reported that the 31 year old centre defender remains integral to the plans of the coach of the Super Eagles Gernot Rohr.

  • Ololo 4 years ago

    I have been following the championship week by week this season… One of the hardest thing to do is to win 3:0 away and for a team battling relagation, that is exceptional. Balogun is back

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