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Sam Morsy features for Wigan in 6-goal thriller
Egypt-eligible midfielder Sam Morsy played for 66 minutes as Wigan Athletic drew 3-3 with Colchester United in Gameweek 36 of League One on Saturday.
The Latics dominated the early minutes of the game, pushing forward and attacking. In the 15th minute Colchester goalkeeper Elliot Parish denied Wigan a certain goal as he double saved Will Grigg’s shots from inside the box.
Twenty minutes into the game, Colchester were still missing as Wigan had already won four corners and were a real threat. In the 26th minute, Parish shined again as he saved Max Power’s shot after David Perkins found Power inside the box.
The tables had turned just minutes later, as Colchester started showing some signs of life. It wasn’t much later that Wigan regained the upper hand and took the lead through Yanic Wildschut’s shot from the left flank in the 36th minute.
Four minutes later, Colchester equalised as Alex Gilbey scored a stunner from distance to level the score.
The Latics then took the lead again just one minute before half time. Wildschut, this time with an assist, as his effort down the left flank didn’t go to waste as Ryan Colclough slotted his cutback in the bottom right corner.
Five minutes into the second half, Colchester leveled the score again through a stunner courtesy of Elliot Lee who buried his left foot shot into the upper left corner.
Colchester showed more character in the second half, as they came back after being 2-1 down to equalise and then take the lead as George Moncur scored from the spot at the one-hour mark.
Sam Morsy was the first substitution for Wigan manager Gary Caldwell as he brought on defender Andy Kellett to replace him in the 66th minute.
Wigan was pretty much in charge in the remaining minutes of the game and showed true spirit and resilience, as in the 90th minute Will Grigg leveled the score to extend the Latics’ unbeaten run to 14 games.
Wigan is now second in the league with 65 points, sitting six points behind leaders Burton Albion and three points above Adam El-Abd’s Gillingham. The Latics are set to face six-placed Bradford City on March 19.