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Football: Jewell ready to 'break hearts' over cup final; FA CUP/BARCLAYS PREMIERSHIP.


Tottenham 2

Wigan 2

WIGAN manager Paul Jewell has admitted he will "break one or two hearts" when he names his team for next week's Car ling Cup Final clash with Manchester United.

Jewell has proven goal-scorer Jason Roberts available again following suspension but knows stand-in Andreas Johansson has been in sparkling form, with the Swede netting twice in a 2-2 Premiership draw at Spurs.

Senegal's Henri Camara outraged Jewell with a slow return from the African Nations Cup but the front man was also instrumental in the Latics' success and set up the second goal with a fine flick.

Jewell knows he has players knocking on the door in other positions and has a worry over defender Stephane Henchoz, who was forced off at half-time because of a knee problem. But the Latics manager was more than happy to make those tough calls, having missed out on a final himself when Wigan played Brentford in the Freight Rover final in 1985. He said: "I'm going to have to break one or two hearts. I don't think a lot of the players like me anyway and some of them are going to dislike me even more. But I know what it feels like to be left out of a final because it happened to me. It may have been the Freight Rover or whatever it's called but it was still playing at Wembley, which was a big thing for me. I got 10 minutes as a sub and never touched the ball."

Johansson fired Wigan ahead in the 10th minute but Spurs manager Martin Jol was convinced it should not have been allowed to stand as Camara had been in an offside position.

Spurs equalised through Mido in the first half and seconds after Johansson had struck again after the break, with Jermain Defoe also on target.


Tottenham's Mido (left) equalises yesterday
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Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
Date:Feb 20, 2006
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