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  • Date:16 Apr 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Bloomfield Road
  • Campbell (82)
  • Rodallega (2) N'Zogbia (45)
    Craig Cathcart - og (66) Neal Eardley - og (66)
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92:05 +2.05

Stephen Crainey concedes a free kick for a foul on Jordi Gomez. Conor Sammon takes the direct free kick.

89:42

Conor Sammon gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Craig Cathcart. Charlie Adam takes the direct free kick.

88:34

Matt Phillips has a drilled shot. Save by Ali Al Habsi.

88:15

Hugo Rodallega takes a shot. Matthew Gilks makes a save.

87:35

Centre by Matt Phillips, clearance by Gary Caldwell.

86:48

Charlie Adam takes a shot. Save made by Ali Al Habsi.

86:06

Neal Eardley crosses the ball, James Beattie takes a shot. Save by Ali Al Habsi.

82:55

Goal scored by Dudley Campbell from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Blackpool 1-3 Wigan.The assist for the goal came from Matt Phillips.

81:57

Charlie Adam fouled by Jordi Gomez, the ref awards a free kick. Charlie Adam restarts play with the free kick, Neal Eardley takes a shot.

81:50

The ball is sent over by Neal Eardley, Gary Caldwell makes a clearance.

81:00

Neal Eardley produces a cross, James Beattie takes a shot. Ali Al Habsi makes a save.

80:02

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jordi Gomez on Ian Evatt. Direct free kick taken by Stephen Crainey.

79:18

(Wigan) makes a substitution, with Jordi Gomez coming on for Mohamed Diame.

79:07

Dudley Campbell takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar.

76:17

Conor Sammon joins the action as a substitute, replacing Charles N'Zogbia. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ben Watson by Charlie Adam. Ali Al Habsi takes the indirect free kick.

75:42

A cross is delivered by Matt Phillips.

73:40

Foul by Dudley Campbell on Ben Watson, free kick awarded. Gary Caldwell takes the free kick.

72:19

Neal Eardley produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the target.

71:30

Corner taken by Charlie Adam.

69:35

Stephen Crainey is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

69:22

The assistant referee signals for offside against Dudley Campbell. Ali Al Habsi takes the indirect free kick.

67:52

Unfair challenge on Dudley Campbell by James McCarthy results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Charlie Adam.

67:37

The referee blows for offside against Hugo Rodallega. Indirect free kick taken by Matthew Gilks.

66:21

Neal Eardley concedes an unfortunate own goal. Blackpool 0-3 Wigan.Assist on the goal came from Mohamed Diame.

65:17

Mohamed Diame has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide left of the goal.

64:10

Mohamed Diame takes a shot. Save by Matthew Gilks.

62:18

Inswinging corner taken by Charles N'Zogbia from the right by-line, save made by Matthew Gilks.

60:46

The ball is swung over by Matt Phillips.

60:30

The ball is delivered by Neal Eardley, clearance by Gary Caldwell.

59:37

Charles N'Zogbia takes a shot. Save made by Matthew Gilks.

57:29

Matt Phillips on for Elliot Grandin. James Beattie joins the action as a substitute, replacing Gary Taylor-Fletcher. Luke Varney goes off and Jason Puncheon comes on.

56:39

Mohamed Diame fouled by Charlie Adam, the ref awards a free kick. Antolin Alcaraz restarts play with the free kick.

55:36

Hugo Rodallega fouled by Charlie Adam, the ref awards a free kick. Charles N'Zogbia crosses the ball in from the free kick.

54:20

Luke Varney is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Ali Al Habsi takes the free kick.

53:52

Charlie Adam fouled by Mohamed Diame, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Charlie Adam.

51:52

Gary Caldwell concedes a free kick for a foul on Luke Varney. Charlie Adam shoots direct from the free kick.

50:31

Charles N'Zogbia takes a corner.

48:31

Ian Evatt gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Hugo Rodallega. Ben Watson restarts play with the free kick.

47:01

Hugo Rodallega has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the goal.

46:50

A cross is delivered by Stephen Crainey, Ben Watson manages to make a clearance.

46:40 +1.40

Elliot Grandin takes a shot. Save made by Ali Al Habsi.

46:10

Shot from just outside the box by Ben Watson misses to the left of the target.

45:15 +0.15

A goal is scored by Charles N'Zogbia from deep inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Blackpool 0-2 Wigan.

44:34

Shot from just outside the box by Keith Southern goes over the bar.

43:43

The assistant referee signals for offside against Mohamed Diame. Free kick taken by Matthew Gilks.

36:43

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Ben Watson.

34:31

Luke Varney is caught offside. Free kick taken by Ali Al Habsi.

32:34

Charlie Adam fouled by James McCarthy, the ref awards a free kick. Matthew Gilks restarts play with the free kick.

31:03

Caution for James McCarthy. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Charlie Adam by James McCarthy. Matthew Gilks takes the indirect free kick.

28:50

James McCarthy fouled by Ian Evatt, the ref awards a free kick. Ali Al Habsi takes the free kick.

28:43

The ball is delivered by Neal Eardley, Emmerson Boyce makes a clearance.

27:52

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Charlie Adam. Neal Eardley produces a cross. Ian Evatt delivers the ball, clearance by Emmerson Boyce.

25:28

Corner taken by Elliot Grandin from the left by-line to the near post, Emmerson Boyce manages to make a clearance.

24:56

Corner from the right by-line taken by Charlie Adam, clearance by Antolin Alcaraz.

20:41

The ball is sent over by Mohamed Diame, blocked by Neal Eardley.

18:57

Free kick awarded for a foul by Charlie Adam on Charles N'Zogbia. Free kick crossed right-footed by Ben Watson from left wing, Matthew Gilks makes a save.

17:31

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gary Taylor-Fletcher by Tom Cleverley. Neal Eardley takes the free kick.

12:28

Ian Evatt is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Ian Evatt concedes a free kick for a foul on Charles N'Zogbia. Free kick taken by Gary Caldwell.

11:18

Mohamed Diame challenges Charlie Adam unfairly and gives away a free kick. Matthew Gilks takes the free kick.

10:07

Gary Taylor-Fletcher concedes a free kick for a foul on Ben Watson. Indirect free kick taken by Ali Al Habsi.

9:41

Corner taken by Elliot Grandin.

9:17

Neal Eardley takes a shot. Save by Ali Al Habsi.

8:47

James McCarthy concedes a free kick for a foul on Stephen Crainey. Charlie Adam takes the direct free kick.

6:37

Header by Hugo Rodallega from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

5:52

Unfair challenge on Hugo Rodallega by Keith Southern results in a free kick. Ben Watson takes the direct free kick.

4:40

Hugo Rodallega receives a yellow card. James McCarthy fouled by Charlie Adam, the ref awards a free kick. Gary Caldwell takes the direct free kick.

2:37

Hugo Rodallega finds the back of the net with a goal from the edge of the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Blackpool 0-1 Wigan.Assist on the goal came from Charles N'Zogbia.

2:17

Charlie Adam fouled by Ben Watson, the ref awards a free kick. Craig Cathcart takes the free kick.

1:23

Neal Eardley concedes a free kick for a foul on Tom Cleverley. Tom Cleverley restarts play with the free kick.

0:19

Shot from just outside the area by Luke Varney misses to the right of the target.

Match Preview

Holloway hails Martinez style Blackpool manager Ian Holloway believes Wigan counterpart Roberto Martinez deserves more credit and is convinced the Spaniard will go far in football management. It has been a difficult second season for Martinez in charge of Wigan, who finished 16th under him last year but are currently bottom of the Barclays Premier League with six games to play. The 37-year-old landed the job with the Latics in 2009 after an impressive stint at Swansea, during which he guided the Welsh side into the Championship and earned wide acclaim for the way they played. Their flowing style was a major influence on Holloway and he is confident Martinez - although struggling to find success at the moment - is destined for great things. "I don't think he's got anything like the credit he deserves," Holloway said. "He's come up from two divisions down and he's taken over at a club which has sold some top-quality players. "The football they have tried to play is quite outstanding. Unfortunately this level is so tough and there is always going to be someone down at the bottom. "But as football managers go, I think he is fantastic and there is no doubt in my mind that he is going to be a top, top manager - not just keeping a club in the Premier League. "I think he will have gone an awfully long way by the time he finishes, because he is a lot younger than me and looks a lot fresher than me! He's been an inspiration to me." Since watching Martinez's Swansea, Holloway has transformed Blackpool into the dynamic outfit that won promotion to the Premier League last summer and have so far managed to keep their heads above the relegation zone this term. The Seasiders are 17th, just two points better off than Wigan, and the clash between the two sides at Bloomfield Road could prove vital to either's chances of survival. It promises to be quite a battle - although it seems the feeling between the two managers could not be more harmonious. Told that Martinez had described him as inspirational, Holloway said: "He's really the one who alerted me to seeing what else there was out there. "A friend of mine told me to go and watch them (Swansea), so I did. "I was amazed at the players he had and how they were now playing - the coolness they had, the ball control, and it must have been something he was doing day in, day out, week in, week out to improve them. "I had a look at what I was doing and thought I'd better change, so if I'm inspirational, what on earth is he? "I'm not going to stand here patting him on the back, but he's a wonderful fella. "He's a Spanish lad and it seems to be bred in them - they keep the ball, look after it. His players do, and he teaches them how to do it." Martinez insists the trip is not "win or bust" for his relegation-threatened side. Martinez said: "I wouldn't say it is win or bust, but it is quite clear we need 10 more points between now and the end of the season and we have 18 to play for. "It is quite an exciting moment for us. "In the last eight games we played five of the top six teams in the Premier League. "That is a big ask for any football club but I think the level of performance has been good. "But we need to get wins now and we are going to approach the next six games in that manner. "We all know the importance of the points going to Blackpool. "With a win there you are not going to guarantee you stay up and losing does not mean you are going to go down. "It is just a very important step towards controlling your fate. "It is important we take it game by game and give it the importance it gets without losing sight that there are 18 points to play for."

Formation:4231Manager: Ian Holloway

Blackpool

Formation: 4231Manager: Roberto Martinez

Wigan

  • Matthew Gilks
  • Neal Eardley
  • Ian Evatt
  • Craig Cathcart
  • Stephen Crainey
  • Keith Southern
  • Charlie Adam
  • Gary Taylor-Fletcher
  • Elliot Grandin
  • Luke Varney
  • Dudley Campbell
  • SUBS
  • Richard Kingson
  • Brett Ormerod
  • Alex Baptiste
  • Ludovic Sylvestre
  • Matt Phillips
  • Jason Puncheon
  • James Beattie

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Match Report

Latics surge ahead in survival race Wigan moved out of the Barclays Premier League relegation zone and pushed Blackpool into it with a comfortable 3-1 victory at Bloomfield Road. Hugo Rodallega put the visitors ahead early on by nutmegging Matt Gilks and Charles N'Zogbia made it 2-0 in first-half stoppage time. Mohamed Diame sent in the third via a deflection off Neal Eardley midway through the second period, rendering DJ Campbell's late reply for the Seasiders a mere consolation. The result means the Latics, who started the day bottom of the table, leapfrogged Blackpool into 17th place. Roared on by their vociferous fans, it was Wigan who looked more up for the battle from the off and within three minutes they had taken the lead. Blackpool defender Craig Cathcart slipped as N'Zogbia fed the ball through to Rodallega, who coolly slotted it through Gilks' legs and into the net for his eighth goal of the season. Rodallega then headed a long ball over the bar, before a cross-cum-shot from Eardley brought a save out of Ali Al Habsi at the other end. Gilks - back in the side for the first time since breaking his kneecap in November - punched away a ball into the box from Ben Watson as the visitors continued to press. The Seasiders tried to hit back and won a series of corners, but struggled to fashion a real effort on goal. Wigan were soon back on the front foot with N'Zogbia proving a particular threat, and the Frenchman struck into the side netting towards the end of the first half. Moments later he doubled the Latics' advantage, collecting the ball after Charlie Adam had been dispossessed by Diame, breaking into the box and finishing past Gilks. Wigan picked up where they left off after the restart, with Watson sending a low drive wide and Rodallega flashing an effort across the face of goal. After seeing Adam strike a free-kick into the Latics wall, Blackpool boss Ian Holloway needed no further prompting and made a triple substitution, bringing on Matt Phillips, James Beattie and Jason Puncheon for Elliot Grandin, Gary Taylor-Fletcher and Luke Varney. N'Zogbia was on the attack again soon after, though, and produced a shot that stung Gilks' palms. Diame was next to try his luck with an effort that Gilks collected comfortably, but moments later the outcome was different. Diame received the ball from Rodallega, turned and hit a shot that deceived Gilks by deflecting off Eardley on its way towards goal. The game seemed up for the Seasiders and Wigan manager Roberto Martinez brought off N'Zogbia and Diame - both to great applause from the Wigan faithful - for Conor Sammon and Jordi Gomez. But there was still life in the hosts and with seven minutes remaining, Campbell made it 3-1, sliding in to convert Phillips' cross after a free-kick had come off the wall. Soon after, Phillips struck a low effort, but Al Habsi smothered it before the final whistle went to confirm a vital win for the Latics.

Form Guide

    WLLDLL
  • Blackpool
  • VS
  • Wigan
  • DLLWDL

Last Meetings

  • Wigan
  • 0 - 4
  • Blackpool
  • 14/08/2010

Top Scorers

Blackpool

  • D Campbell 9
  • G Taylor-Fletcher 5
  • L Varney 5
  • C Adam 3
  • DO Vaughan 2
  • A Baptiste 2
  • J Puncheon 2
  • B Ormerod 1
  • I Evatt 1
  • E Grandin 1
  • C Cathcart 1
  • N Eardley 1
  • M Phillips 1

Wigan

  • H Rodallega 7
  • C N'Zogbia 4
  • T Cleverley 4
  • J McCarthy 3
  • S Gohouri 1
  • AV Alcaraz 1
  • B Watson 1
  • R Stam 1
  • M Figueroa 1
  • J Gomez 1
  • V Moses 1

Goals

Blackpool

    • Total goals 112
    • Goals per game 46
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 7 (For) 8 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 7 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 8 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 11 (For) 6 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 6 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 6 (For) 9 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 7 (For) 15 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Wigan

    • Total goals 95
    • Goals per game 29
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 6 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 7 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 7 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 5 (For) 9 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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