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Wigan nab point at Anfield


Wigan nab point at Anfield

Titus Bramble's 80th minute goal gave Wigan a smash and grab point at Anfield against Liverpool. The Reds dominated for most of the game, and looked to be heading to three points after Fernando Torres gave them an early lead.

Fernando Torres had earlier put the home team ahead after a precise finish while Chris Kirkland made several excellent saves to deny Gerrard.

The result leaves Liverpool 12 points behind leaders Arsenal.

Rafael Benitez's team have a game in hand on the Gunners but their failure to collect three points at Anfield against a team starting the match in the relegation zone does little for their title credentials.

Benitez selected Torres as the lone striker but introduced Peter Crouch and Dirk Kuyt shortly after Bramble's 80th-minute strike - a measure of the manager's desperation to collect all three points.

The Spaniard cut an animated and frustrated figure as the clock ticked down but counterpart Steve Bruce must have been delighted with his team's third away point of the season.

Bramble's strike was Wigan's first goal against the Reds in the top flight.