• Date: Sat 20 March 2010
  • Venue: The JJB Stadium
  • Ref: Jones, M
  • Attendance: 18,498
Wigan Athletic

Wigan Athletic

Rodallega (90)

1 - 0

Wigan Athletic vs Burnley

Team Lineups

Wigan Athletic

Chris Kirkland
Gary Caldwell, G
Paul Scharner (Jason Scotland, 34)
Titus Bramble
Mario Melchiot
Maynor Figueroa
Hendry Thomas (Victor Moses, 75)
James McCarthy
Mohamed Diame
Marcelo Moreno
Hugo Rodallega


Brian Jensen
Michael Duff
Tyrone Mears
Leon Cort
Stephen Jordan
Graham Alexander
Kevin McDonald
Wade Elliott
Steven Fletcher (Robbie Blake, 69)
Martin Paterson (Chris Eagles, 82)
David Nugent

Match Report
Wigan Athletic striker Hugo Rodallega scored a last-minute winner minute to put a huge dent in Burnley's survival hopes, as the home side edged a 1-0 win at the DW Stadium. The Clarets had dominated for long periods but squandered all of the chances that came their way and were punished when the Colombian star headed home deep into injury time. Brian Laws' men, who had never won at Wigan, piled on the pressure in the early stages with player-coach Graham Alexander having a shot blocked and Steven Fletcher forcing Chris Kirkland into action. In the fourth minute David Nugent flashed a shot over the bar from the edge of the box and soon after Gary Caldwell brilliantly blocked Wade Elliott as he was about to pull the trigger. But Wigan were denied the lead in the 18th minute by the frame of the goal when Caldwell rose highest to meet James McCarthy's corner, but his bullet header crashed against the post. Burnley were again the better side after the break with Nugent fluffing another good chance wide. On the hour Alexander curled a free-kick inches wide after Fletcher had been fouled, with Marcelo Moreno coming closest for the below-par home side. In the 73rd minute the woodwork came to Wigan's rescue and denied Martin Paterson a stunning goal. Nugent's ball over the top found the Northern Ireland international and his first-time volley cannoned back off the bar with Kirkland beaten. Wigan finally came to life in the closing stages with Brian Jensen forced into action four minutes from time as he tipped over Jason Scotland's shot. And the giant Dane was at it again a minute later when he somehow kept out Mohamed Diame's fierce volley as Burnley began to rock. Wigan's late pressure finally told at the death though when Victor Moses' brilliant cross found Rodallega to launch himself into a diving header that flew past Jensen and broke the visitors' hearts.
Live Text Commentary
Full time

The final whistle goes and Wigan move further clear of the relegation zone while Burnley remain in trouble.


Hugo Rodallega breaks Burnley's hearts as his diving header beats Brian Jensen.


There are four minutes of added time for someone to take this game.

Yellow Card

Tyrone Mears is booked for brining down Maynor Figueroa.


Tyrone Mears is almost through on goal but Maynor Figueroa does well to halt the danger.


Brian Jensen saves Burnley again with another fine stop from Mohamed Diame's volley.


Jason Scotland comes close with a turn and shot which is tipped over the bar by Brian Jensen.


James McCarthy swings in a free-kick but Brian Jensen is there to make the catch.


Jason Scotland has another chance but sends his half-volley wide.


Martin Paterson makes way for Chris Eagles.


Chris Eagles looks to be warming up for the visitors.

Yellow Card

Michael Duff goes into the book now as the game threatens to boil over.


Both sides are going for the win now with just over 10 minutes to go.

Yellow Card

Kevin McDonald is booked for a trip on Hugo Rodallega.


Victor Moses replaces Hendry Thomas.


Robbie Blake misses the target from a long way out.


Wigan race up the other end and Hugo Rodallega sends a shot over the bar.


A lovely move from Burnley ends with Martin Paterson clipping the bar from six yards out.


Robbie Blake is on for Steven Fletcher.

Yellow Card

Titus Bramble is booked for a foul on Kevin McDonald.


Wigan have a free-kick which Marcelo Moreno sends into the wall and they can't make the most of the rebound.


The game's a lot more open now as James McCarthy sends Marcelo Moreno's cross over the bar.


James McCarthy swings in a corner and Wade Elliott is there again to make a clearance off the line.


Jason Scotland rides a couple of Burnley challenges and unleashes a shot which goes just wide.


Graham Alexander curls a free-kick goalwards but it's just wide of the post with Chris Kirkland nowhere near.


A promising break from Burnley but Martin Paterson's cross is overhit.


Chris Kirkland is okay to continue .


Chris Kirkland is down injured and seems to have been hit on the head by something.


Maynor Figueroa sends the free-kick way wide to the frustration of the home fans.


James McCarthy is fouled by Stephen Jordan just outside the box and Wigan have another free-kick in a dangerous position.


David Nugent has a shot from distance which goes wide.


Wigan have a free-kick which comes to nothing and Jason Scotland is given some stick for a poor touch.


David Nugent tries to curl the ball towards Wade Elliott but it's beyond his team-mate.


Jason Scotland has a shot which goes wide of the post.


Burnley counterattack through Steven Fletcher and Chris Kirkland gathers Wade Elliott's shot at the second attempt.

Second half

The second half gets underway.

Half time

The half-time whistle is greeted by boos from the Wigan fans.


There are two minutes of added time.


Graham Alexander takes a corner for Burnley but it's cleared by Marcelo Moreno.


Jason Scotland goes down on the edge of the area under the challenge of Michael Duff but the referee isn't interested.


Mohamed Diame has an effort which goes way wide of Brian Jensen's goal.


Marcelo Moreno has a shot which is blocked and the ball eventually falls to Brian Jensen.


The crowd aren't happy with Wigan's display, there are a few whistles of discontent already.


Wigan have a dangerous free-kick 30 yards out which is taken by Hugo Rodallega but it's way too deep.


Paul Scharner is replaced by Jason Scotland.


Wigan seem about to make a substitution and must have an injury.


There's a good tempo to the game but both sides are giving the ball away.


Tyrone Mears takes a free-kick which causes some panic in the box but Chris Kirkland is able to claim.


Burnley are looking strong in midfield and aren't playing like a team in the relegation zone.


Graham Alexander takes the corner and the ball bobbles around the area until Chris Kirkland is finally able to make the catch.


Martin Paterson wins Burnley a corner off Titus Bramble.


The injuries have disrupted the pace of the game and it's gone a little scrappy.


Michael Duff catches Paul Scharner off the ball and the Wigan man needs some treatment.


Paul Scharner has a shot which goes wide as Wigan step up the pressure.


Wade Elliott deflects a Gary Caldwell header onto the bar as the home side come close to opening the scoring.


Wigan win the first corner of the game and David Nugent is back on.


David Nugent seems to be in some pain after that challenge and is off the pitch momentarily.


Titus Bramble appears to foul David Nugent just outside the area but referee Mike Jones waves play on.


Titus Bramble is having to cover Maynor Figueroa who is looking a little shaky in the air.


Wigan can't keep the ball and need to get into the game.


Burnley are competing for every ball and are looking the brighter of the two teams.


The home supporters aren't happy as a Wigan attack is halted by the referee for a foul on Wade Elliott.


James McCarthy almost gets behind the Burnley defence but is penalised for a push on a defender.


Wade Elliott has a shot which is blocked by Gary Caldwell and Tyrone Mears tries again but Chris Kirkland gratefully gathers the ball.


David Nugent has an effort which flies over the bar as Burnley come forward again.


Chris Kirkland is forced into an early save as Steven Fletcher's shot gets a deflection.


Burnley have made a bright start to the game and their fans are making themselves heard.


Wigan get the game underway.

Awaiting Kickoff

Steven Fletcher, Kevin McDonald, Stephen Jordan and Michael Duff all return for Burnley.

Awaiting Kickoff

Wigan captain Mario Melchiot returns, replacing Emmerson Boyce, while Paul Scharner comes in for Charles N'Zogbia.