Leon Balogun Sinks With Wigan Athletic After 12 Point Deduction


Leon Balogun will be playing football in the league one next season after Wigan Athletic were relegated from the Championship after they were held to a draw by a Fulham at the DW Stadium, OwoSports Reports

The Latics, had 12-point deduction for going into administration means they finish in the bottom three, a win for Cook’s Wigan would have been enough to avoid the drop.

Their hopes now rest on an appeal against the sanction, while Fulham will have to settle for a play-off place after remaining below both Brentford and West Bromwich Albion, who ended as runners-up.

Wigan’s hopes of staying in the division looked good when Kieffer Moore headed them ahead from close range in the first half.

Neeskens Kebano’s sublime free-kick drew Fulham level, but Wigan spurned plenty of opportunities to secure the win that would have saved them from dropping into League One.

Championship season
A remarkable finish at Griffin Park saw Barnsley claim a late win against Brentford to reach 49 points and move third from bottom.

But had Paul Cook’s Wigan side made the most of their second-half chances, they would have finished above the Tykes on goal difference – even with their deduction.

Defeats for Hull City and Charlton Athletic see them join Wigan in the bottom three, while Fulham will meet Cardiff City in the two legged play-off semi-finals.


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