Wigan vs Blackburn: Two hat tricks and the mind of Mark Clattenburg

Two hat tricks with Roque Santa Cruz ending a 7 game drought in style in a losing effort for Blackburn and Marcus Bent for Wigan which got the Latics their first win in 13 games. In between Mark Clattenburg issued nine yellow cards, ejected Emerton, gave Benni McCarthy a penalty on a dubious foul, denied Morten Gamst Pedersen when he was definitely brought down in the penalty area, and should have sent off Julius Agahowa after he illegally blocked a David Bentley freekick.
It was a thoroughly entertaining match and the sad eyed Steve Bruce had much to celebrate while Mark Hughes granite face looked a bit more careworn after Blackburn stumbled once again. His much vaunted defence has sprung a leak letting them down once again with Steven Warnock and Christopher Samba the culprits this time.
As for Mark Clattenburg, he really loves the limelight, doesn’t he?

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