Goal of the day: Simon Cox (Nottingham Forest) vs Wigan | inside World Soccer

Simon Cox scored a world class goal for Nottingham Forest during a 4-1 home defeat to Wigan Athletic in the Capital One Cup Second Round.

Nottingham Forest player Simon Cox shoots from long range to score against Wigan
Nottingham Forest player Simon Cox shoots from long range to score against Wigan

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Argentine striker Mauro Boselli opened the scoring for Wigan in the 25th minute before Maynor Figueroa doubled the lead 10 minutes later with an absolute belter from 30 yards.

And it got worse for the home side as Jordi Gómez made it 3-0 in the 44th minute with another bullet into the top corner from the edge of the box.

But Forest never gave up and they hit back immediately after the break thanks to a Cox blast.

The Irish international controlled a long ball from goalkeeper Lee Camp, nutmegged a defender before thundering a right foot shot past Ali Al-Habsi.

However, even with Wigan defender Antolín Alcaraz's departure in the 78th minute, the visitors managed to keep Forest at bay, with Callum McManaman's last-minute goal sealing the win.


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