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Stam snatches late point for Wigan

Ronnie Stam conjured a late equaliser to salvage a precious point for Wigan and leave high-flying neighbours Bolton bitterly frustrated.

When on-loan Benfica forward Rodrigo Moreno, 19, produced a delightful finish to put Owen Coyle's men ahead in the 54th minute, the stage was set for the Trotters to emerge victorious.

A delightful passing sequence led to Mark Davies spotting Moreno making a diagonal run inside the Wigan penalty area.

Moreno took a touch to steady himself and then clipped a superb left-foot shot past Kris Kirkland from the edge of the six-yard box.

Bolton then pressed for a second and after Johan Elmander caught Kirkland with a late challenge the goalkeeper required lengthy treatment before being carried off on a stretcher and replaced by Mike Pollitt.

But Stam managed to snatch a point after he stabbed home at the far post in the 80th minute to draw Wigan level and earn a booking for his celebrations in front of the visiting supporters.

Irish Independent