The Soccer Saturday team analyse the big Premier League games
Our experts reflect on wins for Wigan, Aston Villa and Spurs, and Newcastle's draw with West Ham.
Last Updated: 04/05/13 9:58pm
West Brom 2- 3 Wigan: Read our report here
It is incredible, Wigan just don't know when they are beat. They have had some knocks this season; they were so many points adrift. They knew they had a game in hand but it is not a nice feeling to be five points adrift of the team above them going in today. Yet they have shown great character to come twice from behind. Absolutely superb. They changed a little bit of formation in the second half due to personnel more than anything but they always try to carry on and keep the ball on the deck. I have got to say that Shaun Maloney was absolutely outstanding today. All three Wigan goals were put on a plate by him.
Charlie Nicholas on Aston Villa's win over Norwich
Norwich 1-2 Aston Villa: Read our report here
I thought they edged the game but whether they deserved it would be open to debate. It was a first half that never really got going with very little happening in front of goal. There was no fluency or rhythm; it was quite tough to watch the first half. I did not really know what Gabriel Agbonlahor's actual role was today. Was it behind Benteke, was it left - he just popped up absolutely everywhere. And every time he got the ball his pace terrified Norwich. I think he is playing as well as he ever has, he has a maturity and I think he owes Aston Villa. I think he sees someone like Benteke and thinks you could make me better because I have the pace and the movement to work off you. He is now making things happen out of nothing.
There is no doubt that Paul Lambert would have enjoyed this because he has been back to his old club who have not particularly treated him well. This puts Norwich in an incredible situation. They are home to West Brom and then away to Manchester City on the final day - this is going right to the wire with Norwich.
Alan McInally on West Ham's draw with Newcastle
West Ham 0-0 Newcastle: Read our report here
I think Alan Pardew will be delighted with that. More so because of the performance. There was criticism towards him about splitting the camp as if they were not putting it all in and saying that there was basically anarchy. He will be delighted that they stuck together and dealt, on the main, with everything that West Ham threw at them. I have got to say that goalkeeper Rob Elliot had a fantastic day - the double save he made from Kevin Nolan is probably why they managed to get out of the east of London with a point.
Phil Thompson on Tottenham's win over Southampton
Tottenham 1-0 Southampton: Read our report here
It has not been a great game by any means. There has probably been a bit of pressure on Bale getting the awards that he did so everyone has been watching him. He has not really played so Spurs have not really got going at all. Spurs just looked very lethargic, today just did not really happen, there was no creativity in the midfield and no cutting edge up front. A bad day all round. Until the end. As a defender you know you do not let Gareth Bale get away. We see it so often; he came across the edge of the box and was able to get away. Young Luke Shaw has allowed that and he has got pace but not enough to stay with Gareth Bale.