|Shots by Team - Wigan with double the number on target and Swans with 3 goals from 4 attempts on target|
In the first half in particular, Swansea looked pretty pedestrian with Wigan looking the better team and an awful lot of their playing going to Callum McManaman on the right who was having an interesting contest with Ben Davies. Second half however little came to McManaman and he was subbed in the 64th minute.
|Passes Received by McManaman - First Half (left) and up to replacement in 2nd half after 64 min (right), one of the 2 passes received in the 2nd half is probably at kick off after Swansea equalised|
|Forward Passes by Swansea in each half - far more play down the left in more advanced positions in the second half|
|Chalkboard of the Rangel goal|
This limited Wigan's attacking threat to some extent and also made it harder for them to retain the ball at the back due to more aggressive pressing from Swansea. This can be seen from Wigan keeper Joel Robel's passing pre and post the stoppage for Vorm's injury (after which Stam was introduced).
|Robles passing first 85 minutes (left) and post substitutions, most balls going long with no success|
It's the kind of situation you might only get a couple of times a season so no point practising, but would have been interesting to see something a bit more inventive that just smashing the hell out of it. As a replacement to the 'lottery' of penalties I'd like to see a shoot out of a series of indirect free kicks from 10 yards out as it gets the whole team involved and is one of those things like 21 man brawls and referee's falling over that everyone loves.
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