Wigan Athletic 4 Newcastle United 0: Mags massacred

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Newcastle’s Champions League ambitions suffered a chastening setback as rampant Wigan crushed the Magpies 4-0 at the DW Stadium today.

Victor Moses’ double – in the 13th and 15th minutes – set Wigan up, and further first-half strikes from Shaun Maloney and Franco Di Santo gave Wigan a huge boost in their fight to beat the drop.

Papiss Cisse twice hit the woodwork as the visitors rallied in the second half, but their hopes of holding down at least a top-four place in the Barclays Premier League had long since suffered a serious blow.

* Full report in tonight’s Football Echo