• Date: Mon 03 May 2010
  • Venue: The JJB Stadium
  • Ref: Dowd, P
  • Attendance: 20,242
Wigan Athletic

Wigan Athletic

Moses (30)

Gohouri (90)

2 - 2
Hull City

Hull City

Atkinson (42)

Cullen (64)

Wigan Athletic vs Hull City

Team Lineups

Wigan Athletic

Vladimir Stojkovic
Steve Gohouri
Gary Caldwell, G
Mario Melchiot
Maynor Figueroa
Ben Watson
Garcia Jordi Gomez (Jason Scotland, 79)
James McCarthy (Scott Sinclair, 65)
Mohamed Diame (Paul Scharner, 82)
Victor Moses
Hugo Rodallega

Hull City

Matt Duke
Andy Dawson
Anthony Gardner
Steven Mouyokolo
Bernard Mendy
Kevin Kilbane
George Boateng
Will Atkinson
Tom Cairney
Mark Cullen
Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink (Caleb Folan, 70)

Match Report
Wigan Athletic defender Steve Gohouri's last-gasp overhead kick confirmed Hull City's relegation to the Championship as the Latics came from behind to secure an unlikely 2-2 draw. Former Crystal Palace teenager Victor Moses netted his first Premier League goal in the 30th minute to put the Latics ahead but Ian Dowie's troops hit back and Will Atkinson's equaliser three minutes before the break sparked an all too rare comeback for the visitors. Mark Cullen - on his first start for Hull - grabbed his first goal for the club in the 64th minute but Gohouri had other ideas, popping up in the dying seconds to relegate the Tigers. Hull sat three points behind West Ham - who lost 3-2 to Fulham on Sunday - before kick-off and needed a win to put off relegation until the last weekend of the season. Both sides traded chances in the opening exchanges with Steven Mouyokolo bundling Hugo Rodallega's effort for Wigan behind and Atkinson testing Latics keeper Vladimir Stojkovic. Hull midfielder Kevin Kilbane then fired a left-foot shot just wide before 19-year-old Moses opened his Wigan account on only his second start for the club. The winger left Bernard Mendy for dead before cutting inside Mouyokolo and slotting his shot past Matt Duke via the post. Moses should have netted his second moments later and put the result beyond doubt but he kicked thin air when unmarked in the box and Hull soon took full advantage. Atkinson headed home Kilbane's pin-point cross in the 42nd minute but it nearly wasn't allowed as the linesman initially flagged for offside before swiftly changing his mind. Wigan piled on the pressure after the break but it was Hull who found the net and took the lead against the run of play in the 64th minute. George Boateng sent over a cross that Stojkovic failed to collect, Gohouri missed and Cullen - at the far post - powered home with his head. However, deep into stoppage time Ivorian Gohouri made amends, acrobatically turning in substitute Paul Scharner's cross to grab an unlikely draw for the Latics.
Live Text Commentary
Full time

Full Time: WIGAN 2-2 HULL: That dramatic equaliser was tough on Hull, who are now officially relegated from the Premier League.


WIGAN 2-2 HULL: Heartbreak for the Tigers as GOHOURI'S overhead kick from Paul Scharner's knock down brings Wigan level.


Three minutes will be added on.


More than 20,000 have packed into the DW Stadium this afternoon, a decent attendance for the Latics. It looks like the home fans will go home diappointed though as Hull look like hanging on to this lead


Steven Mouyokolo appears to push Hugo Rodallega off the ball as the Wigan man chases a through ball, the referee however waved play on.


Paul Scharner comes on for Mohamed Diame


Cullen, full of confidence after his goal, slashes an effort over from 25 yards.


Garcia Jordi Gomez comes off for Jason Scotland.

Yellow Card

Mario Melchiot is booked for a late tackle on Kilbane.


The Hull fans are singing and their team is looking confident at the minute. Afirst away win of the season could be on the cards.


Caleb Folan is on for Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink


James McCarthy is replaced by Scott Sinclair


WIGAN 1-2 HULL. MARK CULLEN heads home Kilbane's free-kick to give the Tigers the lead.

Yellow Card

Steve Gohouri is booked for a cynical trip on George Boateng.


A great touch from Rodallega as he instantly controls Melchiot's long ball and fires in a half volley just over.


Mark Cullen continues to battle away for Hull, going into a 50/50 challenge with Mario Melchiot on th eleft of the area, Maynor Figueroa is there to cover however and manages to clear.


Hull are screaming for a penalty as Cullen's cross hits Maynor Figueroa on the arm. Referee Phil Dowd deemed it accidental though.

Second half

No changes at the break as Hull kick off the second half.

Half time

Half Time: WIGAN 1-1 HULL. After a slow start the game came to life later in the half. Hull will be the happier of the two teams at the break though.


WIGAN 1-1 HULL: Confusion momentarily as WILL ATKINSON heads home Kilbane's cross only for the linesman's flag to rule it out. Then after consulting with the referee, the goal is given and Hull are level.


Mario Melchiot heads a corner back into the penalty area towards Moses who completely mis-hits a half volley 12 yards from goal, good chance to grab his second that.


The goal has knocked the stuffing out Hull, who must have fragile confidence, and Wigan are now dominating the possession.


WIGAN 1-0 HULL. Great goal for Wigan. VICTOR MOSES picks the ball up on the left flank before cutting inside and curling home a brilliant effort from 25 yards. It's his first goal for the Latics.


Kilbane has an effort flash wide from the edge of the box - it's Hull who have creaed the chances so far despite having less possession.


Ben Watson curls in a free-kick, but it is over-hit and drifts out for a goal kick. The final ball is lacking at the moment.


First chance of the game for Hull as youngster Will Atkinson fires in a half volley from Kevin Kilbane's cross that Stojkovic does well to parry away.


The game is very much a end-of-season affair, with a slow leisurely pace. Though both managers are urging their players on.


Vladimir Stojkovic plays a poor goal kick straight to Tom Cairney, but his cross is headed wide by Vennegoor of Hesselink.


Wigan are dominating the early possession and nearly carve out another opening with Hugo Rodallega having a shot delelcted wide by Bernard Mendy.


Jordi Gomez has the first shot of the day,firing a low effort from 25 yards just wide of the post.


We are underway at the DW Stadium

Awaiting Kickoff

Hull line-up: Duke, Dawson, Gardner, Mendy, Mouyokolo, Kilbane, Boateng, Atkinson, Cairney, Cullen, Vennegoor of Hesselink

Awaiting Kickoff

Wigan line up:Stojkovic, Gohouri, Caldwell, Melchiot, Figueroa, Watson, Moses, Gomez, McCarthy, Diame, Rodallega.