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  • Date:17 Sep 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Goodison Park
  • Attendance:31,576
  • Jagielka (32) Vellios (83)
    Drenthe (90)
  • Di Santo (30) Di Santo (30)
Goal!

Live Commentary

98:53 +8.53

Marouane Fellaini gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Franco Di Santo. Free kick taken by Ali Al Habsi.

98:05 +8.05

Short corner taken by Leon Osman.

97:04 +7.04

Roysten Drenthe scores a goal from inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Everton 3-1 Wigan.Assist by Denis Stracqualursi.

96:18 +6.18

Effort from outside the penalty box by Ben Watson goes wide right of the target.

91:05 +1.05

Hugo Rodallega goes off and Shaun Maloney comes on.

87:26

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Patrick Van Aanholt by Apostolos Vellios. The referee shows Apostolos Vellios a yellow card. Direct free kick taken by Patrick Van Aanholt.

84:58

David Jones decides to take the corner short.

84:32

Hugo Rodallega takes a shot. Tony Hibbert gets a block in.

84:27

David Jones takes a shot.

83:25

Apostolos Vellios finds the back of the net with a headed goal from inside the box. Everton 2-1 Wigan.Assist on the goal came from Tony Hibbert.

82:30

Denis Stracqualursi comes on in place of Tim Cahill.

80:49

Roysten Drenthe produces a cross, save by Ali Al Habsi.

80:00

The referee gives a free kick against Leon Osman for handball. Direct free kick taken by Ben Watson.

76:25

Effort on goal by Patrick Van Aanholt from just inside the area clears the crossbar.

75:42

Franco Di Santo gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tony Hibbert. Tony Hibbert restarts play with the free kick.

73:52

Free kick awarded for a foul by Tim Cahill on Gary Caldwell. Free kick taken by Ali Al Habsi.

72:14

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by David Jones from the right by-line.

71:54

Patrick Van Aanholt takes a shot. Blocked by Jack Rodwell.

71:34

Short corner taken by Franco Di Santo.

70:17

Jordi Gomez leaves the field to be replaced by David Jones.

67:33

Apostolos Vellios takes a shot. Ali Al Habsi makes a comfortable save.

65:50

Apostolos Vellios is brought on as a substitute for Seamus Coleman.

64:19

Tim Cahill fouled by Gary Caldwell, the ref awards a free kick. Gary Caldwell is cautioned. Leighton Baines shoots direct from the free kick.

62:15

Free kick awarded for a foul by Seamus Coleman on James McCarthy. Ben Watson takes the direct free kick.

59:05

Foul by Marouane Fellaini on Franco Di Santo, free kick awarded. Marouane Fellaini booked. Hugo Rodallega produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

57:50

The offside flag is raised against Tim Cahill. Roysten Drenthe replaces Diniyar Bilyaletdinov. Gary Caldwell takes the indirect free kick.

56:02

Jordi Gomez fouled by Marouane Fellaini, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Ben Watson.

55:09

Inswinging corner taken by Leon Osman from the left by-line.

54:29

Foul by Patrick Van Aanholt on Seamus Coleman, free kick awarded. Leighton Baines delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, Franco Di Santo makes a clearance.

51:07

The official flags Tim Cahill offside. Indirect free kick taken by Ali Al Habsi.

49:55

Corner taken right-footed by Ben Watson from the left by-line to the near post, Tim Howard makes a save.

49:03

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Ben Watson from the left by-line to the near post, Leon Osman manages to make a clearance.

48:37

Marouane Fellaini concedes a free kick for a foul on Jordi Gomez. Direct free kick taken by Ben Watson.

46:48

Effort from the edge of the penalty area by Seamus Coleman goes wide of the left-hand post.

45:08 +0.08

Tim Cahill produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.

43:30

Franco Di Santo fouled by Tony Hibbert, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Ben Watson, Marouane Fellaini makes a clearance.

42:51

Diniyar Bilyaletdinov sends in a cross.

42:27

Victor Moses takes a shot. Phil Jagielka gets a block in.

42:09

Diniyar Bilyaletdinov takes a shot. Blocked by Ben Watson.

40:21

Maynor Figueroa concedes a free kick for a foul on Tim Cahill. Phil Jagielka takes the free kick.

39:10

Ben Watson takes the inswinging corner, Tim Howard makes a save.

38:14

Phil Jagielka challenges Hugo Rodallega unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Hugo Rodallega.

33:45

Leon Osman fouled by Gary Caldwell, the ref awards a free kick. Leighton Baines fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

32:05

Corner taken right-footed by Leon Osman from the left by-line, Tim Cahill takes a shot. Phil Jagielka finds the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Everton 1-1 Wigan.The assist for the goal came from Tim Cahill.

31:50

Diniyar Bilyaletdinov takes a shot. Gary Caldwell gets a block in.

30:32

Franco Di Santo finds the back of the net with a goal from just outside the area to the top right corner of the goal. Everton 0-1 Wigan.Assist by Ben Watson.

29:47

Inswinging corner taken by Ben Watson from the left by-line played to the near post.

28:55

Unfair challenge on Victor Moses by Marouane Fellaini results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Gary Caldwell.

28:37

Marouane Fellaini takes a shot. Blocked by Gary Caldwell.

27:22

Franco Di Santo concedes a free kick for a foul on Tony Hibbert. Phil Jagielka restarts play with the free kick.

24:58

Leon Osman produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the goal.

21:45

Jordi Gomez decides to take a short corner.

19:10

Maynor Figueroa concedes a free kick for a foul on Leon Osman. Free kick taken by Leon Osman.

18:14

Diniyar Bilyaletdinov concedes a free kick for a foul on Victor Moses. Free kick taken by Ben Watson.

17:11

Patrick Van Aanholt fouled by Seamus Coleman, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ali Al Habsi.

16:03

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Leon Osman by Gary Caldwell. Free kick crossed by Leighton Baines, clearance by Adrian Lopez.

15:42

Tim Cahill takes a shot. Blocked by Gary Caldwell.

13:33

Tim Cahill is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Maynor Figueroa takes the indirect free kick.

12:21

The ball is crossed by Diniyar Bilyaletdinov.

9:24

Franco Di Santo has an effort at goal from outside the area which goes wide left of the target.

7:05

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James McCarthy by Marouane Fellaini. Free kick taken by Patrick Van Aanholt.

5:10

Inswinging corner taken by Leighton Baines, Jack Rodwell takes a shot. Patrick Van Aanholt gets a block in.

5:01

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

4:32

The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Sylvain Distin.

3:11

The referee blows for offside against Hugo Rodallega. Tim Howard takes the free kick.

2:08

Jack Rodwell takes a shot from long distance which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

0:11

Tim Cahill gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Adrian Lopez. Gary Caldwell restarts play with the free kick.

Match Preview

Moyes prepared to make changes Everton manager David Moyes has warned that despite having one of the smallest squads in the top flight no player should become complacent about their first-team place. The Toffees registered just 18 players over the age of 21 in their 25-man list submitted to the Premier League. But even then it is not a case of the established names turning out every match as captain Phil Neville discovered last weekend. The 34-year-old was left on the bench for 2-2 draw with Aston Villa in what was expected to be his 200th Premier League appearance for the club. "We have got some options. I don't know how many we registered in the 25-man squad but it wasn't that many," said Moyes ahead of the visit of Wigan. "We have competition and I have said if I don't think someone is quite playing well enough then I will change it. "After that we have one or two but after that we have to go into the kids and that is where I am short. "But I've got good competition at right-back with Tony Hibbert and Phil Neville and that is healthy." Interestingly Moyes now seems to see Neville, who has operated as Everton's midfield anchor more often than not, primarily as a defender. That could be due, in part, to the array of choices he has in midfield. He started with Marouane Fellaini, 23, and Jack Rodwell, 20, in central midfield against Villa and sees that as being the partnership for the future. "It is only exciting if they play well and they did that last week but if they don't play well it won't be exciting for me and I have other people who can take their place," said the Toffees boss. "We would like players to develop and we would like to introduce younger players if we can. "Felli's been around the team since we bought him as a 19-year-old and Jack has been around it since he was 17. "They are young but they are good, experienced players and they know how it works and what is expected. "The `young boy' tag has not left Jack yet but he it is for him to step up to the mark and I thought last week he did that. "He now has to show that on a consistent and regular basis but he's certainly got a talent and that is why he is talked about so much." Tim Cahill is set to start in attack again with Louis Saha's perennial fitness problems continuing. Wigan defender Emmerson Boyce (hamstring) is rated only 50-50. Defenders Steven Gohouri (calf) and Antolin Alcaraz (thigh) are getting closer to fitness but remain sidelined. Manager Roberto Martinez, who made seven changes in the Carling Cup in midweek, will revert to a more familiar line-up but Shaun Maloney, David Jones and Patrick van Aanholt could make league debuts.

Formation:4411Manager: David Moyes

Everton

Formation: 433Manager: Roberto Martinez

Wigan

  • Tim Howard
  • Tony Hibbert
  • Phil Jagielka
  • Sylvain Distin
  • Leighton Baines
  • Seamus Coleman
  • Marouane Fellaini
  • Jack Rodwell
  • Diniyar Bilyaletdinov
  • Leon Osman
  • Tim Cahill
  • SUBS
  • Jan Mucha
  • Johnny Heitinga
  • Roysten Drenthe
  • Denis Stracqualursi
  • Phil Neville
  • Ross Barkley
  • Apostolos Vellios

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Match Report

Toffees leave it late Everton left it late to secure their first home win of the season as they came from behind to beat Wigan 3-1 David Moyes' side laboured in front of goal, as they have done so far season, but managed to eke out victory without a recognised front-line striker. Three goals in their previous three matches had pointed to a familiar problem for the Toffees. And on a day when one centre-forward they let go in the summer was the match-winner a few miles up the road in Lancashire, and the one genuine striker they have left departed Goodison Park in a huff before kick-off it seemed they might pay for their lack of bite up front. Ayegbeni Yakubu, deemed surplus to requirements by Moyes in the summer and allowed to leave for little over #1million, scored twice for Blackburn on his debut against Arsenal. Louis Saha, he of the perennial injury problems, was left out of the squad again and reacted by venting his frustration on Twitter. With Tim Cahill now reclassified as a striker by Moyes, who has few other options at the moment, it highlighted how short the resources are. But the Scot's sides are nothing if determined and after defender Phil Jagielka had equalised Franco di Santo's opener with only the third goal of his four-year Everton career, youngster Apostolos Vellios headed in with six minutes to go before Royston Drenthe poked home deep in injury time. It made the absence of Saha, who has played just 41 minutes in two substitute appearances this season, immaterial - although Moyes may have something to say about his pre-match comments. "I am not good enough. Absolutely destroyed," tweeted the Frenchman, who is understood to have left Goodison Park soon after discovering he was not in the squad. "It's coz I'm confident in my ability that I'm gutted." Everton had dominated from the off but after Seamus Coleman's stooping header was turned around the post by Ali Al Habsi. Di Santo's lack of vision squandered Wigan's chance to take an early lead. Marouane Fellaini's stumble on the halfway line gave the Argentinian a free run at Jagielka but with the unmarked Victor Moses in acres of space to his right the striker blazed a hopelessly optimistic 30-yard shot well wide. It was a rare chance in a half which the hosts dominated with Tim Cahill being crowded out by Gary Caldwell after Leon Osman's neat reverse pass had sent Leighton Baines racing into the area. Caldwell was the busiest centre-half as he also kept out Fellaini's close-range effort as Coleman began to enjoy some freedom on the right. But Moses posed even more of a threat and looked destined to score when he nipped in front of Sylvain Distin only for Tony Hibbert to slide in and knock the ball behind in the 31st minute. Moyes will have been furious with the way Di Santo was allowed to collect Ben Watson's near-post corner, casually wander back towards the flag before turning inside Osman and firing in a shot which deflected off Hibbert and past Tim Howard for his third goal of the season. Having previously struggled for goals the Argentinian has now scored more this season than in his previous three-and-a-half years in England. However, the lead lasted just 97 seconds as Osman's inswinging corner was met by a powerful Cahill header which crashed against the crossbar, rebounding to Jagielka four yards out who nodded home. Baines, with a free-kick, and Cahill, with a header, both went close as Everton finished the half strongly. Everton continued to pressure without threatening after the break. Their lack of a predatory instinct up front was highlighted in the 76th minute when Osman rolled an inviting cross into the six-yard area only to look up and see none of his team-mates had made a run to connect. Drenthe and fellow loan signing Denis Stracqualursi, making his debut, came on as substitutes and without very little input the game swung in Everton's favour. When Hibbert whipped over a cross from the right the 19-year-old Vellios rose highest to head into the far corner of the net. Even then Everton could not relax with Wigan substitute Dave Jones hitting the crossbar from long range. However, when Drenthe raced through to poke past Al Habsi in the eighth minute of injury time the fans were finally able to celebrate three points at home for the first time since May.

Form Guide

    LWD
  • Everton
  • VS
  • Wigan
  • DDWL

Last Meetings

  • Wigan
  • 1 - 1
  • Everton
  • 30/04/2011
  • Everton
  • 0 - 0
  • Wigan
  • 11/12/2010
  • 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

Top Scorers

Everton

  • L Osman 1

Wigan

  • F Di Santo 2

Goals

Everton

    • Total goals 6
    • Goals per game 3
  • 1 (For) Period 11-20 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Wigan

    • Total goals 6
    • Goals per game 3
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins

possession


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