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Martinez proud to reach 150-game milestone

6 May 2013 16:00

Wigan boss Roberto Martinez says he is filled with "immense pride" ahead of his 150th Premier League game as the club's manager.

The Spaniard was appointed as Steve Bruce's successor in 2009 and has since attracted plaudits for helping the club maintain their top-flight status despite a negligible transfer budget.

But, ahead of reaching the milestone when his team take on his former club Swansea on Tuesday, Martinez claimed he will only be happy with three points.

"I never really take much notice of landmarks but 150 games in the Premier League ... fills me with immense pride," he told the club's official website.

"This football club is an incredible place for me and always will be. I'm proud to reach that landmark but it's important we mark it with a good performance and three points."

Wigan continued their bid for survival with a 3-2 win over West Brom at the weekend, and the 39-year-old is eager for that run to continue against Michael Laudrup's men.

"It's certainly pleasing to see a real continuity in our performances," said Martinez. "The last four games have seen displays of the highest order and that's when you need to take three points.

"We are not viewing Tuesday's game simply as a chance to move out of the bottom three. Each week the table has its twists and turns so for me the only thing to focus on is the opportunity to add more points to our tally."

Wigan sit two points adrift of safety in 18th place.

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Info

Competition
Premier League
Date
7 May 2013
Game week
33
Kick-off
20:45
Half-time
1 - 0
Full-time
2 - 3
Venue
The DW Stadium (Wigan)
Attendance
18550

Goals

R. Espinoza 45'+1  
1 - 0
1 - 1
50' Àngel Rangel
 (assist by W. Routledge)
J. McCarthy 53'
(assist by G. Caldwell) 
2 - 1
2 - 2
59' E. Shechter
 (assist by Pablo Hernández)
2 - 3

Lineups

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
9
14 90+2'
23
11
25
26
6
# Player Bookings
12
26
25
2
3
19
41

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