Martinez welcomes Lady Luck

Spaniard hoping the Latics can earn more good fortune

Roberto Martinez: Hoping to help Wigan avoid Premier League relegation for the second successive season

Wigan boss Roberto Martinez hopes Lady Luck will shine on his side for the rest of the Premier League season.

The Spaniard believes the Latics finally got a deserved slice of good fortune to earn their first Premier League away win of the season at Sunderland.

Franco di Santo capitalised on a blunder by home defender Wes Brown to net an injury-time winner in Saturday's 2-1 success.

Before the match Martinez had bemoaned Wigan's bad luck this season, which culminated in Blackburn scoring from an illegal corner in a 3-3 draw at the DW Stadium.

He reckons every football team needs good fortune - and is aiming for plenty more to come Wigan's way in the future.

Belief

"In football you need luck - there is only so much you can achieve by being good."

Roberto Martinez

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Martinez said: "In football you need luck - there is only so much you can achieve by being good.

"Being good is great, and that is something you can affect, but having a little bit of luck helps you to be a stronger side.

"In any sport where you have a group of individuals you need to create that little bit of momentum and belief.

"Sometimes you have a third party decision that is involved in the outcome of a game. It can sometimes go your way or sometimes go against you.

"Unfortunately over the last few weeks nothing went our way and now it has turned around a little bit.

"Every season you feel as if it will balance out, so we are looking forward to that."