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Last Updated: Sunday December 02 2007 10:24 GMT

Bruce halts Wigan's losing streak

Paul Scharner of Wigan Athletic celebrates with his team mates after scoring an equalising goal

An eight-game losing streak came to an end for Wigan when they managed a 1-1 draw against Manchester City.

Their new boss Steve Bruce must be pleased as the game started badly with a City goal after 28 seconds.

Wigan kept up the pressure and a Paul Scharner header made it equal before half-time.

Emile Heskey hurt his leg and Wigan captain Mario Melchiot was sent off for a dangerous tackle. Bruce has returned as manager, from Birmingham City.

Elsewhere it was edge-of-the-seat stuff as Sunderland substitute Anthony Stokes earned his side an amazing victory with a 92nd minute winner against Derby at the Stadium of Light.

Other Premier League results
Blackburn 3-1 Newcastle
Chelsea 1-0 West Ham
Portsmouth 0-0 Everton
Reading 1-1 Middlesbrough
Aston Villa 1-2 Arsenal
Both teams wanted to prove something.

Sunderland were thrashed 7-1 at Everton last week and the Rams started the game without having scored in 10 hours of football.

Kenwyne Jones's header was saved by Derby keeper Stephen Bywater but the 19-year-old Stokes reacted quickest to hit home at the second attempt.

The defeat for the new Derby boss Paul Jewell leaves his side bottom of the table.



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