Sports - Ivorian Kone Scores As Wigan Beat Southampton


Wigan secured their first win of the new campaign as Southampton's first top-flight home game for seven seasons ended in disappointment.
Franco di Santo rifled into the roof of the net for a Latics side without Victor Moses , whose move to Chelsea went through on Friday.
Arouna Kone then robbed Jose Fonte near the halfway line to secure the points.
Saints captain Adam Lallana and defender Jos Hooiveld both hit the bar but Wigan deserved their win.
The match was the Saints' first home game since their 27-year stay in the top flight was ended in May 2005.

Neither side could create any notable chances in the opening stages, before England Under-21 international Lallana took things into his own hands and produced a stunning save from Ali Al Habsi as the Wigan goalkeeper used all his 6ft 4in frame to tip the 25-yard drive onto the bar.
The dismal play on the pitch was soon reflected by the weather as heavy rain fell towards the end of the first half.
Whatever the managers said at the interval had an immediate effect, as Rickie Lambert - who scored 27 goals in the Championship for Southampton last term - forced Al Habsi into a smart save from a header before Di Santo opened the scoring for the visitors a minute later.
The Argentine ran onto an incisive through-ball by a twisting Shaun Maloney and powered his shot into the roof of Kelvin Davis's net from a tight angle.
Lambert was carrying all Southampton's attacking threat and, after he forced another save from Al Habsi with a low shot from 25 yards, he turned creator as his cross was headed onto the bar by centre-back Hooiveld.
Wigan's defence was torn apart by Chelsea at times last Sunday, but summer signing Ivan Ramis - so badly exposed by Eden Hazard last weekend - helped them to hold firm and keep successive away home clean sheets for the first time in a year.


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