Wigan keeps fighting as West Ham is relegated

Wigan keeps fighting as West Ham is relegated

Published May. 15, 2011 2:46 p.m. ET

West Ham's relegation from the Premier League was confirmed Sunday when it threw away a two-goal lead to lose 3-2 at Wigan, which ensured its own survival battle goes to the last day of the season.

The Hammers needed a victory at DW Stadium to stand any chance of beating the drop and were 2-0 up at halftime courtesy of Demba Ba's headers on 12 and 26 minutes.

The Latics stormed back after the break and Charles N'Zogbia scored twice, either side of Conor Sammon's goal.

The equalizer was enough to demote West Ham but N'Zogbia's stoppage-time winner left Wigan manager Roberto Martinez's side in the bottom three on goal difference alone.


Wigan is 19th on 39 points, the same as 18th-placed Blackpool and 17th-placed Birmingham.