Wigan Athletic v Liverpool (21/12/2011) - Down Memory Lane
Monday, 19th December 2011

YNWA looks back at our previous away meetings with Wigan Athletic as we prepare for only our seventh ever trip to face the Latics in any competition on Wednesday, and the third since the ground's renaming as the DW Stadium.

Most recently
We were held to a 1-1 draw in November 2010, with Fernando Torres firing us into an early lead. However, Hugo Rodallega levelled after the break with Steven Gerrard striking the crossbar late on. We lost 1-0 at the DW Stadium eight months earlier, when Rodallega again netted. The closest we came in a poor performance was when Torres struck the outside of a post early on.

Another stalemate
We suffered our third straight 1-1 draw in January 2009, our fourth consecutive stalemate in all competitions as we visited the JJB Stadium. Robbie Keane played his 28th and final reds game as a late substitute for Steven Gerrard. Yossi Benayoun gave us the lead, with Fernando Torres hitting the post before Lucas gave away a very late penalty that Mido converted, so scoring against the reds for his second club in the League that season after netting for Middlesbrough at Anfield.

Other visits
Craig Bellamy struck twice in December 2006 as we won away from home in the League for the first time that season, at the eighth time of asking. Our other goals in a 4-0 victory came from Dirk Kuyt and a Lee McCulloch own goal, with all the goals coming in the opening period.

Substitute Yossi Benayoun bagged the only goal of the game at the JJB in September 2007 with a quarter of an hour remaining as we reached 400 away Premiership points. However, the match was somewhat marred by fighting in the home stands when some reds celebrated our winning goal in amongst Latics fans.

First trip
We paid our first visit to the JJB Stadium in February 2006, when their then record attendance of 25,023 saw Sami Hyypiä net the only goal. This has since been beaten by 110 extra fans when Manchester United visited in May 2008.

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