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  • Date:11 Dec 2010
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Goodison Park
Goal!

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95mins

The referee shows Charles N'Zogbia a yellow card. Charles N'Zogbia concedes a free kick for a foul on Leighton Baines. Direct free kick taken by Sylvain Distin.

94mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ronnie Stam by Leighton Baines. Ronnie Stam takes the free kick.

94mins

Jermaine Beckford is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Steven Caldwell.

91mins

Corner from left by-line taken by Ben Watson.

91mins

Ronnie Stam takes a shot. Save made by Tim Howard.

90mins

Maynor Figueroa is booked. Free kick awarded for a foul by Maynor Figueroa on Seamus Coleman. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Leighton Baines, clearance made by James McArthur.

88mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against Tim Cahill. Indirect free kick taken by Ali Al Habsi.

87mins

Foul by Jermaine Beckford on Steven Caldwell, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Ali Al Habsi.

86mins

Foul by Charles N'Zogbia on Seamus Coleman, free kick awarded. Sylvain Distin takes the direct free kick.

85mins

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Ben Watson.

85mins

Corner taken right-footed by Ben Watson from the left by-line, clearance by Phil Jagielka.

84mins

Foul by Steve Gohouri on Victor Anichebe, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed left-footed by Leighton Baines, Ben Watson manages to make a clearance.

82mins

Leighton Baines takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, Steven Caldwell makes a clearance.

81mins

Seamus Coleman takes a shot. Blocked by Antolin Alcaraz.

80mins

Steve Gohouri is booked. Unfair challenge on Victor Anichebe by Steven Caldwell results in a free kick. Leighton Baines takes the direct free kick.

79mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Steven Caldwell by Victor Anichebe. Free kick taken by Steven Caldwell.

77mins

Jack Rodwell has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide right of the target.

76mins

Ronnie Stam is adjudged to have handled the ball. Sylvain Distin takes the direct free kick.

74mins

Jermaine Beckford takes a shot. Save made by Ali Al Habsi.

73mins

Steve Gohouri gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Victor Anichebe. Leighton Baines crosses the ball in from the free kick.

73mins

Hugo Rodallega is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Sylvain Distin takes the indirect free kick.

72mins

Hugo Rodallega takes a shot. Save by Tim Howard.

71mins

Mohamed Diame takes a shot. Phil Jagielka gets a block in.

71mins

Shot from 18 yards by Mohamed Diame.

70mins

Jermaine Beckford is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Ali Al Habsi.

69mins

Marouane Fellaini takes a shot. Save by Ali Al Habsi.

68mins

Unfair challenge on Jermaine Beckford by Antolin Alcaraz results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Leighton Baines.

67mins

Phil Neville fouled by Charles N'Zogbia, the ref awards a free kick. Phil Jagielka takes the free kick.

66mins

Victor Anichebe joins the action as a substitute, replacing Steven Pienaar. Jermaine Beckford is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Antolin Alcaraz.

64mins

Hendry Thomas leaves the field to be replaced by James McArthur.

63mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Maynor Figueroa by Seamus Coleman. Free kick taken by Maynor Figueroa.

60mins

Louis Saha goes off and Jermaine Beckford comes on.

60mins

Effort on goal by Steven Pienaar from just inside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the target.

60mins

Seamus Coleman takes a shot. Save by Ali Al Habsi.

59mins

Tim Cahill produces a header from deep inside the area and hits the post.

58mins

Louis Saha takes a shot. Save by Ali Al Habsi.

54mins

Hugo Rodallega is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Phil Jagielka takes the free kick.

52mins

Tim Cahill produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the goal.

51mins

Short corner taken by Leighton Baines from the left by-line.

50mins

Phil Jagielka takes a shot. Save by Ali Al Habsi.

50mins

Corner from the left by-line taken by Leighton Baines, save by Ali Al Habsi.

50mins

Corner taken by Leighton Baines from the left by-line played to the near post, Hugo Rodallega makes a clearance.

49mins

Leighton Baines takes the inswinging corner, Steven Caldwell makes a clearance.

49mins

Steve Gohouri challenges Louis Saha unfairly and gives away a free kick. Leighton Baines restarts play with the free kick.

48mins

Steven Pienaar takes a shot. Save made by Ali Al Habsi.

47mins

The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Ali Al Habsi.

46mins

Steven Pienaar fouled by Hendry Thomas, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Leighton Baines.

46mins

Leighton Baines takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post.

46mins

Tom Cleverley leaves the field to be replaced by Ronnie Stam.

44mins

Ben Watson concedes a free kick for a foul on Steven Pienaar. Direct free kick taken by Leighton Baines.

41mins

Foul by Steven Pienaar on Hendry Thomas, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Ben Watson.

38mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mohamed Diame by Steven Pienaar. Direct free kick taken by Ali Al Habsi.

37mins

The assistant referee signals for offside against Tim Cahill. Ali Al Habsi takes the free kick.

31mins

Leighton Baines takes the inswinging corner, Ali Al Habsi makes a save.

30mins

Foul by Steven Caldwell on Tim Cahill, free kick awarded. Hendry Thomas goes into the referee's book. The ball is delivered by Leighton Baines, Jack Rodwell takes a shot. Save by Ali Al Habsi.

27mins

Maynor Figueroa challenges Louis Saha unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Phil Neville.

27mins

Steven Pienaar shown a yellow card. Steven Pienaar gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tom Cleverley. Direct free kick taken by Hendry Thomas.

22mins

Unfair challenge on Steven Caldwell by Tim Cahill results in a free kick. Steven Caldwell takes the free kick.

22mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Tom Cleverley on Leighton Baines. Sylvain Distin takes the direct free kick.

22mins

Foul by Leighton Baines on Tom Cleverley, free kick awarded. Steve Gohouri restarts play with the free kick.

21mins

Leighton Baines is caught offside. Ali Al Habsi takes the free kick.

16mins

Hendry Thomas fouled by Tim Cahill, the ref awards a free kick. Steven Caldwell takes the free kick.

14mins

Short corner taken by Leighton Baines from the left by-line. Close range header by Louis Saha misses to the right of the target.

13mins

Foul by Tom Cleverley on Steven Pienaar, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Sylvain Distin.

12mins

Foul by Jack Rodwell on Maynor Figueroa, free kick awarded. Maynor Figueroa restarts play with the free kick.

10mins

Steven Pienaar fouled by Mohamed Diame, the ref awards a free kick. The ball is swung over by Leighton Baines, Header from deep inside the penalty area by Marouane Fellaini goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

10mins

Header by Hugo Rodallega from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.

9mins

Corner taken by Ben Watson from the left by-line played to the near post, Louis Saha makes a clearance.

8mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Antolin Alcaraz by Tim Cahill. Ali Al Habsi takes the free kick.

7mins

Phil Neville is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Foul by Phil Neville on Charles N'Zogbia, free kick awarded. Charles N'Zogbia produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick.

5mins

Unfair challenge on Steven Pienaar by Hendry Thomas results in a free kick. Leighton Baines restarts play with the free kick.

4mins

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Leighton Baines from the left by-line. Effort on goal by Seamus Coleman from outside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the bar.

3mins

Foul by Steve Gohouri on Tim Cahill, free kick awarded. Leighton Baines delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from left wing, save made by Ali Al Habsi.

3mins

The offside flag is raised against Hugo Rodallega. Free kick taken by Tim Howard.

1mins

Effort from 12 yards by Tim Cahill. Save made by Ali Al Habsi.

The game kicks-off.

The players leave the pitch at half time.

The second half kicks off.

The final whistle is blown by the referee.

Match Preview

Moyes sweats on duo's availability Everton manager David Moyes will monitor the fitness of John Heitinga and Steven Pienaar ahead of the Barclays Premier League match against Wigan. Heitinga has a stiff knee while Pienaar suffered an ankle problem in the draw at Chelsea last weekend. Mikel Arteta is again ruled out through suspension while Tony Hibbert remains sidelined with an ankle problem. Meanwhile, Moyes has rounded on Newcastle for dismissing Chris Hughton and says club bosses should follow the example set by Manchester United and Arsenal. Hughton was replaced by Alan Pardew this week despite leading his team to 11th place in the Barclays Premier League after promotion. Moyes will take charge of his 401st game for Everton against Wigan since joining in 2002. He said: "Losing your job is a concern to all managers. "But I don't think everyone has treated their managers the way Newcastle have done. Chris Hughton did a brilliant job and I defy anyone could have done better in the time he was in charge. He took them to promotion and put them in a good position in the league. "If you look at Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger they have been given a good chance to stabilise, build the academies and get the young players through. "They have set the foundations for the long-term future. People should look at those clubs under those managers and see how well they have done." Moyes has been widely praised by the football community for his work at Goodison Park but he gives a modest assessment. He said: "I am not sure how much I have achieved. I think I have done a steady job. I still have a lot to do. "I will be satisfied if I think I can get the team to cup finals, maybe winning them or getting in Europe. "I want to be winning things and challenging the big teams at the top. I still believe the best is yet to come and the good times are not that far away." Wigan manager Roberto Martinez is confident his players have the character to cope with the pressure of finding themselves faced with another relegation battle. The Latics have not been able to rectify inconsistencies in their results which caused them difficulties last season and once again find themselves in the bottom three. A busy period over the next month will not decide their season but a healthy return of points would make things easier for Wigan going into the new year. Martinez has, probably wisely, not set his squad a target haul from matches against Everton, Aston Villa, Wolves, Arsenal, Newcastle and Bolton. But he is certain they have the mental strength to stand up to the pressure and pull away from the relegation zone, as they did towards the latter end of last season. "I am not looking for a return in points, I am looking how we can reflect a bit more in the scorelines our good performances on the pitch," he said. "There have been too many times when we have been so close and those little margins are the ones we need to correct over the next few months. "We have a huge advantage in that we are a young and talented group and we don't believe what the table is saying. "We believe in our own ability and we believe in what we are capable of doing so we set our own targets. "It is important we don't get too pessimistic because we are third from bottom with the same points as fourth from bottom (Fulham) but we should not get too optimistic if we are fifth from bottom. "The differences are minimal and you can't drop your standards but I think the squad is responsible and mature enough now to understand the needs we have this season. "We have a fantastic challenge and I don't see it as a pressure point at all, I see it as an opportunity to start getting rewards." Striker Hugo Rodallega makes a welcome return having served a three-match suspension for his sending-off against Manchester United at Old Trafford.

Formation:4411Manager: David Moyes

Everton

Formation: 4231Manager: Roberto Martinez

Wigan

  • Tim Howard
  • Phil Neville
  • Phil Jagielka
  • Sylvain Distin
  • Leighton Baines
  • Seamus Coleman
  • Marouane Fellaini
  • Jack Rodwell
  • Steven Pienaar
  • Tim Cahill
  • Louis Saha
  • SUBS
  • Jan Mucha
  • Diniyar Bilyaletdinov
  • Jermaine Beckford
  • Leon Osman
  • Ayegbeni Yakubu
  • Victor Anichebe
  • Shane Duffy

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Match Report

Wigan frustrate Toffees Wigan displayed unfamiliar defensive resilience to earn a point from a goalless draw against Everton at Goodison Park which left home fans deeply unimpressed. Despite dominating for the majority of the game, the closest the Toffees came to making a breakthrough was when Tim Cahill's second-half header rebounded off a post. Neither side has been particularly prolific this season but Everton created enough chances to have put the result beyond doubt and their failure to do so will be a concern for manager David Moyes. The result extended their winless run to seven matches and, with just three victories in the current campaign, they remain two points above the relegation zone. Wigan, for their part, could not be criticised for hanging on at times in the hope they would get a chance to snatch victory. It was a plan which almost worked late on when Mohamed Diame broke through only to delay his shot too long and, although the draw kept the Latics third-bottom, the character they displayed will serve them well in the expected relegation battle after Christmas. Things did not really spark into life until after the interval, by which time the 32,853 at Goodison had endured an attritional, dogged and frustrating 45 minutes. The improvement in quality was marginal but at least there was more action to watch. Wigan's Ali Al Habsi was by far the busier of the two goalkeepers, palming away Steven Pienaar's long-range shot soon after the restart before clinging on to Phil Jagielka's near-post flick-on of Leighton Baines' cross. Louis Saha's backheel inside the penalty teed up Cahill but he screwed his shot wide of the far post, sparking a manic two-minute period when Everton should have scored at least once from four attempts. Saha has not scored in the Barclays Premier League this season and his lack of confidence appeared evident as he struggled to control Pienaar's perfect 58th-minute through-ball before poking left-footed straight at Al Habsi. The goalkeeper had no time to reflect on that save as Cahill's header from Sylvain Distin's cross bounced back off the foot of the post, Seamus Coleman shot straight at him from close range and Pienaar fired over in quick succession. In that short spell Everton appeared to burn themselves out as Wigan then sensed their chance to nick something from the game. Having soaked up an enormous amount of pressure, the visitors should have punished Everton with the classic sucker punch with 20 minutes to go when Diame was put clean through after a one-two with Hugo Rodallega but he delayed long enough for Jagielka to get back with a sliding block. In added time substitute Ronnie Stam's shot was tipped behind by Tim Howard and Rodallega headed wide the resulting corner. Saying the second half contained the best action was not much of an endorsement of the opening 45 minutes, which began brightly for Everton but went downhill fast. Cahill almost converted Jagielka's 60-yard pass inside the first minute but was put off by Antolin Alcaraz. Two half-chances fell to Saha but he could not take either; the first was from Pienaar's curling cross-shot which the Frenchman could not get a touch to and the second came when he directed a far-post header wide. In between those Marouane Fellaini had probably the best opportunity but nodded over Baines' free-kick when unmarked while Jack Rodwell could consider himself unlucky when his header deflected off Ben Watson onto the top of the net. Wigan, to their credit, did what they had to do - which was hang on as best they could but it obviously had a negative effect on their attacking capabilities and their one real opening came when Charles N'Zogbia drilled a low cross through the six-yard box but with no team-mate near Baines hacked away. Frustration began to grow both on and off the pitch and as the half drew to a close Hendry Thomas and Pienaar, both on yellow cards, were given their final warnings by referee Mike Oliver for persistent fouling. They calmed down after the break as the match action livened up but neither side could ultimately do enough to earn three points.

Form Guide

    DDLDLD
  • Everton
  • VS
  • Wigan
  • LDWLLD

Last Meetings

  • Wigan
  • 0 - 1
  • Everton
  • 30/01/2010
  • Everton
  • 2 - 1
  • Wigan
  • 30/08/2009
  • Everton
  • 4 - 0
  • Wigan
  • 05/04/2009
  • Wigan
  • 1 - 0
  • Everton
  • 24/11/2008
  • Wigan
  • 1 - 2
  • Everton
  • 20/01/2008
  • Everton
  • 2 - 1
  • Wigan
  • 11/08/2007

Top Scorers

Everton

  • T Cahill 8
  • M Arteta 3
  • J Beckford 2
  • A Yakubu 1
  • S Pienaar 1
  • L Baines 1
  • S Coleman 1

Wigan

  • H Rodallega 4
  • C N'Zogbia 3
  • T Cleverley 2
  • AV Alcaraz 1
  • J Gomez 1
  • V Moses 1

Goals

Everton

    • Total goals 38
    • Goals per game 18
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 7 (For) 1 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Wigan

    • Total goals 33
    • Goals per game 13
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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