Senegalese international Henri Camara's goal gave Wigan a much-needed 1-0 win over Everton here on Monday in their Premier League clash and lifted them out of the relegation places.
The 31-year-old – a hero for Senegal in the 2002 World Cup when they reached the quarter-finals after his golden goal beat Sweden in the round of 16 – struck in the 51st minute to give his side a welcome three points.
His goal means that Wigan gain a bit of breathing space in the relegation battle and that Premier League giants Newcastle descend back into the bottom three.
However, despite the victory Wigan manager Steve Bruce was not happy.
“It was arguably one of our worst performances this season – we have played better and lost,” said the former Manchester United stalwart.
His Everton counterpart David Moyes held his hands up for a really dreadful performance by his side.
“I was hoping for more from us but it was a poor performance,” said the ever frank Scot.
Camara – has been limited to cameo appearances this season under Bruce mainly because he had not scored for 28 Premier League matches going back to December 2006 – but he showed that his goalscoring instincts have not been diminished when he got on the end of Luis Valencia's pass to break the deadlock.
Everton also had their chances to extend their run of five games without defeat and their surge up the table, but both Nigerian striker Yakubu and Australian star Tim Cahill missed great opportunities to score.
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