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Whelan stands by McManaman over tackle

March 18, 2013
By ESPN staff and Kristan Heneage
Wigan chairman Dave Whelan has backed Callum McManaman following his heavy challenge on Massadio Haidara during Wigan's 2-1 victory against Newcastle on Sunday as the FA awaits the official's report before deciding whether to take disciplinary action.

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Referee Mark Halsey admitted after the game that he did not spot the knee-high challenge, which forced the French player - himself a first-half substitute - to be stretchered off in considerable ...

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