Franco di Santo could not prevent Wigan athletic from suffering a defeat at the hands of leaders Manchester City on Monday. Premier League leaders Manchester City were the visitors to the DW Stadium on Monday.
It was always going to be a tough match for Wigan athletic, who are down at the bottom of the table. However, even the presence of Franco di Santo in the second half could not prevent Wigan athletic from going to yet another defeat. Roberto Martinez and his men have not won at home since August, but they would have been hoping for a much better result against Manchester City given their performance.
Franco di Santo came on for Wigan athletic on the second half, but was unable to find the equaliser for Wigan athletic. He was one of the influential players in helping Wigan get a 1-1 draw with Chelsea a few weeks earlier, but he could not repeat the heroics for Wigan athletic this time around. Edin Dzeko was starting his first match for Manchester City after many months and was also looking for his first goal in 11 matches. However, he managed to get past a very impressive Al Habsi in the Wigan athletic goal in the 22nd minute.
“I’ve been here long enough to understand that trying to influence the referee is not accepted in the British game. I’ve been here since 1995 so when a player tries to simulate or to buy a decision from the referee that’s not seen as clever, that’s seen as cheating,” he said regarding the controversy surrounding Manchester city manager Roberto Mancini’s imaginary yellow card gesture. Wigan will be facing the likes of QPR and Tottenham in the next few fixtures. They’ll be looking to collect the maximum points from the away game against QPR.