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Last Updated: Saturday, 30 December 2006, 16:34 GMT
Rain ends Watford v Wigan match
Wigan's Leighton Baines (left) and Watford's Ashley Young battle for the ball in the heavy rain
A second-half downpour made conditions unplayable
Watford and Wigan's match at Vicarage Road was abandoned because of a waterlogged pitch after torrential rain with the scores level at 1-1.

Referee Steve Tanner halted the match for 10 minutes in the 56th minute but the game was soon called off.

Emile Heskey had given Wigan the lead after 24 minutes when he fired in Kevin Kilbane's cross from 12 yards.

Tamas Priskin equalised on the 44th minute but those goals will now be struck from the Premiership records.


  • Wigan manager Paul Jewell:
    "It was the only decision to make. It was unplayable and the match couldn't continue.

    "We were concerned the game was becoming a lottery and we don't want to lose in lottery conditions.

    "The ball just wasn't running and we will come down here again and play them on a level playing field."

  • Watford boss Adrian Boothroyd:
    "I'm pleased with some of the performances today and the good thing is now we have another game in hand and we have to win it.

    "The match could not go on. We don't want players injured, people pay good money to be entertained and it was a bit of a farce.

    "We played well up until the monsoon and on another day, if the weather had been different, we might have got the three points."

    SEE ALSO
    Saturday's Premiership photos
    30 Dec 06 |  Football


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