x Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 23 July 2017

Premier League reports

Chris Hughton, the Newcastle manager, praised the way his team fought back from 2-0 down to snatch a point against Wigan.

Newcastle United 2 // Wigan Athletic 2

Newcastle Ameobi 72', Coliccini 90+4' 

Wigan N'Zogbia 22', 23'

Chris Hughton, the Newcastle manager, praised the way his team fought back from 2-0 down to snatch a point against Wigan. Fabricio Coloccini, the Argentine centre-back, headed home an equaliser in the fourth minute of added time after Newcastle had been two goals down. "What we have got in this side is great character, that I am aware of," said Hughton.

Bolton Lee 22', Klasnic 90+2' 

Stoke Delap 48'

Red cards Ivan Klasnic (Bolton)

Ivan Klasnic came on as a substitute, scored the winner for Bolton and was then sent off by referee Peter Walton.

"He made an impression, and what an impression," said Owen Coyle, the Bolton manager. "The quality of Ivan's finish was there for everybody to see. It was an exquisite winner. The disappointment for him is he has received a red card on the back of that."

Fulham 1 // Tottenham 2

Fulham Kamara 30'

Tottenham Pavlyuchenko 31', Huddlestone 63'

Referee Mike Dean last night refused to explain his decision to award one of the most controversial goals of the season so far after it handed Tottenham victory and Mark Hughes his first Premier League defeat as Fulham manager. Dean allowed Tom Huddlestone's 63rd-minute winner to stand after assistant Martin Yerby had initially flagged William Gallas offside.

Wolves 1 // West Ham 1

Wolves Jarvis 10' 

West Ham Noble (pen) 53'

Avram Grant, the West Ham manager, felt his side were denied a legitimate goal in stoppage time against Wolves. After Mark Noble's penalty had cancelled out Matt Jarvis's first-half opener, Frederic Piquionne thought he had netted a late winner for the Hammers but was adjudged to have handled before scoring. "All of us have seen it now on the television and we saw that it was a goal," Grant said.