When, after three and a half years with the club, attacking midfielder Rony Lopes departed Manchester for pastures new on the south coast of France this August, there was a stifled exhalation betraying a slight sense of growing exasperation amongst Manchester City fans.
Prior to his much-praised tactical last season conversion, Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini was often bemoaned by fans for his unwavering dedication to what many saw as an archaic 4-4-2 system.
Last week Wigan fans came together to sing 90 songs in 90 minutes which has since resulted in back-to-back wins for the Latics against Blackpool and Norwich after Wednesday’s five-hour slog to East Anglia.
The Latics suffered yet another loss on Saturday at home to Norwich City, who saw the struggling club off in the first five minutes to come away with a 1-0 win that left Wigan three points from safety.
The Scotsman, who is going into his third game in charge of the Latics, made over 200 appearances for Norwich City between 1998 and 2004.
Although Norwich have picked up only three points from five games since late September, Bolton’s Neil Lennon believes the trip to Carrow Road this evening will be one of the most difficult of the season
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