Date: 22nd October 2018 at 9:25am
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West Bromwich Albion lost their third game of the 2018/19 Championship campaign on Saturday as we went down 1-0 to newly promoted Wigan Athletic.

A late 74th-minute goal from Josh Windass brought out seven-game unbeaten run to an end and it was a poor showing once again given the improved standards the side had set under head coach Darren Moore and Wigan’s margin of victory could well have been larger had it not been for the efforts of goalkeeper Sam Johnstone between the sticks.

The day didn’t get much better as any hope of a late fightback were pretty much ended when Jake Livermore saw himself sent off inside of the final ten minutes of the match for a second bookable offence.

Frustration was high on the order for fans following the game, and the fact we only got one effort on target across the whole game probably shows how bad a performance it was from us.

Unfortunately, as the above comments show, 35-year-old Tyrone Mears’ arrival at the club pretty much marked his card before he even began so any poor performance is quickly jumped on. Some of the comments are fair enough, others a touch over the top given Mears is a makeweight given our failures in the transfer window and it’s not like we’re third or anything.