• Date: Sat 02 January 2010
  • Venue: DW Stadium
  • Ref: Marriner, A
  • Attendance: 5,335
Wigan Athletic

Wigan Athletic

N'Zogbia (47)

McCarthy (63)

N'Zogbia (66)

Sinclair (90)

4 - 1
Hull City

Hull City

Geovanni (35)

Wigan Athletic vs Hull City

Team Lineups

Wigan Athletic

Mike Pollitt
Antonio Amaya
Titus Bramble
Mario Melchiot
Maynor Figueroa
Hendry Thomas
Jason Koumas (Charles N'Zogbia, 46)
Scott Sinclair
James McCarthy
Jason Scotland
Hugo Rodallega (Ben Watson, 77)

Hull City

Boaz Myhill
Bernard Mendy
Steven Mouyokolo
Kamil Zayatte
Deiberson Geovanni
Peter Halmosi (George Boateng, 71)
Kevin Kilbane
Kamel Ghilas (Mark Cullen, 67)
Tom Cairney
Richard Garcia
Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink (Jozy Altidore, 79)

Match Report
Second-half super sub Charles N'Zogbia blew Hull City away with an impressive double to book Wigan's FA Cup fourth round spot in style. Two goals from the former Newcastle flyer, James McCarthy's first strike of the season and a last-minute Scott Sinclair goal ensured the Latics turned a half-time deficit into a comfortable victory. Geovanni's first-half free-kick had given the Tigers the advantage at the interval but three goals in 16 second-half minutes ultimately downed Phil Brown's men. The home side threatened first when Scott Sinclair clipped Boaz Myhill's crossbar with a sixth-minute cross. And Sinclair was at it again in the 13th minute but, after teeing up Hugo Rodallega, the Colombian striker could only head wide. McCarthy was the next to go close for the home side but Myhill was equal to his 20- yard effort after 19 minutes. The visitors took the lead when Geovanni curled a free-kick from just outside the box for his fifth of the season. Titus Bramble's foul on Kamil Zayatte gave the Brazilian playmaker the opportunity and he gave 37-year-old home keeper Mike Pollitt - standing in for the injured Chris Kirkland - no chance. The Tigers started where they left off after the break but, after good work from Richard Garcia, Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink could only head over the bar. And the visitors were immediately left to rue that miss on 47 minutes when half-time substitute N'Zogbia immediately levelled proceedings. He was slipped through by Jason Scotland and the 23-year-old made no mistake firing low past Myhill for his first of the season. A rampant Wigan successfully turned the game on its head after 63 minutes when McCarthy beat Myhill from outside the box. The architect of the Latics comeback, N'Zogbia, was too hot to handle again four minutes later, picking up a short corner and firing an unstoppable drive to make it 3-1. And Sinclair put the icing on the cake of a vintage second-half performance with a stoppage-time strike.
Live Text Commentary
Full time

That's it, it's all over, the referee has blown the final whistle.


Goal!! Wigan have scored with Scott Sinclair putting it in the back of the net.

Yellow Card

The referee has booked Mark Cullen.


Hull City are replacing Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink with Jozy Altidore.


Wigan are replacing Hugo Rodallega with Ben Watson.


Peter Halmosi is being taken off, George Boateng has come on in his place.


Kamel Ghilas is replaced by Mark Cullen.


Goal!! Wigan have scored with Charles N'Zogbia putting it in the back of the net.


Goal!! Wigan have scored with James McCarthy putting it in the back of the net.


Goal!! Wigan have scored with Charles N'Zogbia putting it in the back of the net.

Second half

The second half is under way with the score currently at 0 v 1.


Jason Koumas is replaced by Charles N'Zogbia.

Half time

Half time whistle is blown by A Marriner


Goal!! Deiberson Geovanni scores for Hull City.


It's 3pm on Saturday, January 2nd, the match has kicked off.

Awaiting Kickoff

Wigan face Hull City at 3pm on Saturday, January 2nd.