Clint Dempsey has returned from injury to score three times in his last two games and the American, who inspires mixed opinion from supporters, continued his happy knack of finding the net in vital games and at the most important time.
Dempsey scored the equaliser the last time a Manchester based team had travelled to the Lane but this time, he drew us level with enough time left on the clock to put the match out of reach.
“It was a great spell to play in,” said Clint on the club’s official website. “Three different players scored, that gives confidence to the team and hopefully the result will give us that push for the final five matches of the season as we try to get into the top four.”
Dempsey also hopes that such an important win over a top side will help the squad maintain the momentum needed to finish the campaign strongly.
“The result gives us a lift and hopefully we’ll now get on a good run of form. We’ve had a bit of a rough patch and hopefully this will give us the lift we need to finish strong,” he added.
Wigan will be no pushover, as they proved to us earlier in the season and it could be another tight finish this weekend and one that Clint Dempsey could play a vital role in.
As for the player himself, where do you stand on Clint’s contribution this season?