Manchester United’s Nick Powell put his name into Wigan Athletic’s history books on Thursday night as he scored their first ever goal in Europe as Wigan beat Maribor 3-1 at home with Powell grabbing a brace.
Not the most spectacular of goals that he has scored in his short career, but for Wigan Atheltic fans it is a goal that got them under-way in Europe against Maribor. Powell, no doubt will be a pub quiz question in a few years time of ‘Who scored Wigan Athletic’s first ever goal in Europe’
Watch his goal video’s below:
Nick Powell’s First Goal (22nd minute)
Nick Powell’s Second Goal (90th minute)
Nick Powell, 19, joined Wigan Athletic on a season long loan back in August and has been shifted into a more attacking role due to a Wigan suffering from injuries of late.
Wigan Athletic manager Owen Coyle has been high of praise for the young United Midfielder, speaking in a recent Daily Mail interview, Coyle said:
“He has been terrific since coming here.
“You see him bouncing into the place with a smile on his face, and you can see he really enjoys his work.
“There is more to come from him and I am determined to get more out of him.
“He does care about his football, despite looking so laid back.”
Powell adds another successful loan move thus far for Manchester United, with Lingard, Macheda and Tunnicliffe impressing at their respected loan clubs starting this season.