18 Dec 2011

Wigan draw with Chelsea, Blackburn lose again

8:57 am on 18 December 2011

Wigan have pulled off a shock 1-1 draw at home to Chelsea in the English Premier League football competition.

An 88th minute Jordi Gomez goal after a goalkeeping blunder from Blues custodian Petr Cech cancelled out Daniel Sturridge's 59th minute opener.

Wigan remain in the relegation zone while Chelsea stay third for now ahead of Tottenham's home game against Sunderland.

There's still no sign of All Whites captain Ryan Nelsen at his club Blackburn Rovers, who could sorely do with their former skipper as they lost again, 2-1 at home to visitors West Bromwich Albion.

Rovers are second bottom, one point above Bolton Wanderers who lost 2-0 at London side Fulham.

Stoke City solidified eighth place with a 2-1 away win at Wolverhampton Wanderers while Everton drew 1-1 with Norwich City in Liverpool and Newcastle United were held to a scoreless draw at home to Swansea City.