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  • Date:09 Mar 2013
  • Kick-off:12:45
  • Venue:Goodison Park
  • Attendance:35,068
  • Figueroa (29) McManaman (30)
    Gomez (32)
Goal!

Live Commentary

94mins

Shot from just outside the area by Leighton Baines misses to the left of the target.

92mins

Leon Osman gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Shaun Maloney. Shaun Maloney takes the direct free kick.

92mins

Close range header by Nikica Jelavic goes wide of the left-hand post.

91mins

Seamus Coleman fouled by Jean Beausejour, the ref awards a free kick. Roman Golobart replaces Antolin Alcaraz. Darron Gibson produces a cross, Leon Osman takes a shot. Save by Joel Robles.

87mins

Foul by Darron Gibson on Jordi Gomez, free kick awarded. Darron Gibson receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Direct free kick taken by James McCarthy.

84mins

Effort from the edge of the penalty box by Ross Barkley goes wide of the right-hand upright.

83mins

Johnny Heitinga concedes a free kick for a foul on Arouna Kone. Direct free kick taken by Maynor Figueroa.

82mins

Steven Pienaar fouled by Emmerson Boyce, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Steven Pienaar.

79mins

Jean Beausejour concedes a free kick for a foul on Seamus Coleman. Darron Gibson takes the direct free kick.

79mins

Ross Barkley is brought on as a substitute for Kevin Mirallas.

76mins

Kevin Mirallas takes a inswinging corner.

75mins

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Joel Robles.

73mins

Nikica Jelavic is caught offside. Free kick taken by Joel Robles.

73mins

Kevin Mirallas takes a outswinging corner.

72mins

James McArthur is brought on as a substitute for Ryo Miyaichi.

72mins

Leighton Baines takes a shot. Save made by Joel Robles.

70mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jordi Gomez by Steven Pienaar. Antolin Alcaraz restarts play with the free kick.

69mins

Unfair challenge on Maynor Figueroa by Steven Pienaar results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Maynor Figueroa.

67mins

Unfair challenge on Steven Pienaar by Arouna Kone results in a free kick. Darron Gibson comes on in place of Marouane Fellaini. Johnny Heitinga takes the free kick.

65mins

Maynor Figueroa takes a shot. Save by Jan Mucha.

64mins

Corner from left by-line taken by Jean Beausejour.

60mins

Corner taken by Kevin Mirallas from the right by-line played to the near post, Maynor Figueroa manages to make a clearance.

60mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Antolin Alcaraz by Sylvain Distin. Free kick taken by Joel Robles.

59mins

Corner taken by Leighton Baines from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Paul Scharner.

59mins

Kevin Mirallas decides to take the corner short.

58mins

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

56mins

Marouane Fellaini challenges Shaun Maloney unfairly and gives away a free kick. The referee shows Marouane Fellaini a yellow card. Free kick taken by Paul Scharner.

55mins

Nikica Jelavic is penalised for a handball. Joel Robles takes the indirect free kick.

54mins

Corner taken right-footed by Shaun Maloney from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Nikica Jelavic.

50mins

Effort from outside the box by Marouane Fellaini goes wide right of the target.

49mins

Kevin Mirallas fouled by Shaun Maloney, the ref awards a free kick. Shaun Maloney goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. Strike comes in from Leighton Baines from the free kick, save made by Joel Robles.

48mins

Paul Scharner fouled by Steven Pienaar, the ref awards a free kick. James McCarthy restarts play with the free kick.

47mins

Johnny Heitinga challenges Arouna Kone unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Maynor Figueroa.

47mins

Arouna Kone takes a shot. Save made by Jan Mucha.

46mins

(Everton) makes a substitution, with Victor Anichebe coming on for Phil Neville.

45mins

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Jordi Gomez played to the near post, Nikica Jelavic manages to make a clearance.

43mins

Kevin Mirallas gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Shaun Maloney. Shaun Maloney has an effort direct from the free kick, save by Jan Mucha.

43mins

Jordi Gomez has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the goal.

41mins

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Shaun Maloney, clearance made by Marouane Fellaini.

40mins

Leon Osman concedes a free kick for a foul on Jordi Gomez. Leon Osman is cautioned. Paul Scharner takes the direct free kick.

39mins

Phil Neville gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jean Beausejour. Phil Neville receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Ryo Miyaichi joins the action as a substitute, replacing Callum McManaman. Maynor Figueroa takes the free kick.

35mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Steven Pienaar by James McCarthy. Leighton Baines delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from left wing, save made by Joel Robles.

33mins

Jordi Gomez grabs a goal from just outside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Everton 0-3 Wigan.Arouna Kone provided the assist for the goal.

32mins

Antolin Alcaraz fouled by Marouane Fellaini, the ref awards a free kick. Joel Robles takes the free kick.

31mins

Goal scored by Callum McManaman from inside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Everton 0-2 Wigan.

30mins

Corner taken left-footed by Jordi Gomez from the right by-line, Maynor Figueroa finds the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Everton 0-1 Wigan.Assist by Jordi Gomez.

29mins

James McCarthy takes a shot. Save by Jan Mucha.

29mins

Seamus Coleman gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Shaun Maloney. Free kick taken by Jordi Gomez.

28mins

Kevin Mirallas gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jean Beausejour. Joel Robles restarts play with the free kick.

27mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against Marouane Fellaini. Indirect free kick taken by Paul Scharner.

25mins

The referee gives a free kick against Marouane Fellaini for handball. Paul Scharner takes the free kick.

25mins

Effort from outside the penalty box by Phil Neville goes wide left of the target.

24mins

Leighton Baines takes a shot. Paul Scharner gets a block in.

23mins

Nikica Jelavic has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.

23mins

Emmerson Boyce concedes a free kick for a foul on Steven Pienaar. Leighton Baines takes the free kick.

22mins

The referee blows for offside. Phil Neville takes the indirect free kick.

21mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Seamus Coleman by Maynor Figueroa. Free kick crossed by Leighton Baines, save by Joel Robles.

19mins

Nikica Jelavic takes a shot. Save by Joel Robles.

19mins

Close range headed effort by Arouna Kone clears the crossbar.

18mins

James McCarthy fouled by Leon Osman, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Antolin Alcaraz.

16mins

Corner taken by Jean Beausejour from the left by-line, Header by Antolin Alcaraz from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.

14mins

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Leighton Baines, Header from close in by Nikica Jelavic misses to the left of the goal.

14mins

Sylvain Distin is penalised for a handball. James McCarthy takes the direct free kick.

13mins

Effort by Maynor Figueroa from a long way out goes over the target.

12mins

The referee blows for offside against Steven Pienaar. Joel Robles restarts play with the free kick.

11mins

The referee blows for offside against Arouna Kone. Indirect free kick taken by Jan Mucha.

11mins

Effort from outside the area by Shaun Maloney strikes the post.

7mins

Jean Beausejour delivers the ball, clearance made by Johnny Heitinga.

5mins

Kevin Mirallas takes a shot. Blocked by Paul Scharner.

5mins

James McCarthy challenges Leon Osman unfairly and gives away a free kick. Leon Osman restarts play with the free kick.

4mins

Headed effort from deep inside the area by Sylvain Distin misses to the right of the goal.

3mins

Kevin Mirallas decides to take a short corner.

1mins

Arouna Kone takes a shot. Save by Jan Mucha.

Match Preview

Howard doubt for Toffees Everton manager David Moyes has not yet made a decision on goalkeeper Tim Howard's fitness for their FA Cup quarter-final at home to Wigan. The United States international missed last week's win over Reading with a back injury and if he is not passed fit then Jan Mucha will make his first FA Cup appearance for the Toffees. Centre-back Phil Jagielka is missing after surgery on an ankle injury so John Heitinga is set to deputise. Everton defender Leighton Baines faces his former club having scored three times - all penalties - in his last eight outings against them and is looking forward to the occasion at Goodison Park. "Wigan is always going to be special for me," he said. "Not only did they give me my chance but we had success in that period because we were in League One when I came through and to rise and end up in the Premier League is something I'll always look back on fondly." While Baines is still waiting for his silverware at Everton since leaving Wigan in 2007, manager David Moyes marks his 11th anniversary at the club next week having not yet managed to break his trophy duck. "It is the one thing that is missing for him and the club," said Baines. "The manager has been at the club for a lengthy spell and silverware would cap what has been a good spell for him. "For the club it has also been too long." Moyes also believes his side's recent near-misses in the cup have allowed them to become more effective in knockout competition. "I wouldn't say we are getting a better cup team but I think we are getting a team who are maybe finding a goal to win the games," he said. "I couldn't turn around and say any of my cup performances have made me go 'wow, that was a great performance' but in a cup competition the most important thing is you get through. "I think over recent years we have started to get a little bit closer to the final numbers in this competition and we will try to do so again this weekend. "To get close to these things you have to be in a position to win the games and we have a chance with a home tie, which we have to make the most of." Wigan have fit-again pair Adrian Lopez and Ryo Miyaichi back available for first-team selection ahead. Defender Lopez and winger Miyaichi could be involved at Goodison Park after both featured in the Latics' Under-21s fixture against Nottingham Forest earlier this week as they continued their rehabilitation from hamstring and ankle problems respectively. Manager Roberto Martinez has indicated he may once again give an opportunity to some fringe players - such as striker Callum McManaman and midfielder Fraser Fyvie - who have come into the Wigan team for other cup games this season Martinez has made it clear that while he is eager to see the team continue to progress in the cup, survival in the league has to be the priority. And chairman David Whelan, although an FA Cup romantic, takes a similar view. "I would never, ever want to sacrifice a place in the Premier League," Whelan said. "Whatever we say, the Premier League is the biggest league in the whole world." Spaniard Martinez, a former midfielder who played for Wigan between 1995 and 2001 and was brought back to the club by Whelan when he appointed him as manager in 2009, has spoken of his ambitions of making the Latics a top-10 Premier League outfit. It is something Whelan believes could have been achieved this season if the squad had not been hit by so many injuries, and looking to the future, the chairman has stressed that even if Wigan do go down this year, Martinez will retain his backing. Whelan said: "I think with the team we have, if they are all fit it is good enough to get into the top half of the Premier League. "It is an ambition Roberto has and we really thought we could do it this year. "But Lady Luck hasn't smiled on us in terms of injuries and we have had to bear it. "If the worst did come to the worst this season and we got relegated, the fight would be on to get back immediately, and Roberto is the man to fight for us, there is no question about that."

Formation:4411Manager: David Moyes

Everton

Formation: 343Manager: Roberto Martinez

Wigan

  • Jan Mucha
  • Seamus Coleman
  • Johnny Heitinga
  • Sylvain Distin
  • Leighton Baines
  • Kevin Mirallas
  • Phil Neville
  • Leon Osman
  • Steven Pienaar
  • Marouane Fellaini
  • Nikica Jelavic
  • SUBS
  • Mason Springthorpe
  • Darron Gibson
  • Steven Naismith
  • Thomas Hitzlsperger
  • Ross Barkley
  • Victor Anichebe
  • Shane Duffy

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Match Report

Everton 0-3 Wigan: Match Report - view commentary, squad, and statistics of the game as it happened.


Latics off to Wembley

Wigan made history by reaching an FA Cup semi-final for the first time after three goals in a devastating four-minute spell saw them beat an abject Everton 3-0 at Goodison Park.

Maynor Figueroa, Callum McManaman and Jordi Gomez scored within just 202 seconds of each other in the first half to demolish last year's semi-finalists hope of a return to Wembley.

Strangely for Everton they failed to produce anything like the expected response and exited the cup with a whimper - much to the disgust of an angry home crowd.

Somewhat oddly for this stage of competition the FA Cup is not something either manager had considered a priority.

Toffees boss David Moyes said he would rather secure Champions League football than a place in the final while Roberto Martinez insisted he would not allow the FA Cup to deflect attention from their fight for Premier League survival.

Now the Spaniard, who has fielded weakened teams in cup competitions throughout his reign at the DW Stadium, has to seriously consider the best way forward.

There are also plenty of questions for Moyes, who will mark his 11th anniversary at the club next week still not having won silverware.

With his contract up at the end of the season and a top-four finish by no means guaranteed the Scot has a significant personal decision to make.

Of more pressing concern, considering he values Champions League football so highly, is how Wigan - who had beaten only two of their last 10 top-flight opponents in the FA Cup since 1987 - and are battling relegation could score - and win - so easily.

Everton had created the first chance with Sylvain Distin heading wide but from then it was almost one-way traffic as Shaun Maloney, who caused the hosts numerous problems with his movement in from the left, curled a shot past Jan Mucha but back off the post.

The hosts' only other real chance of the first half fell to Nikica Jelavic, without a goal in two months, but his low effort was palmed away by Joel Robles.

Then the madness began as Wigan incredibly put the game beyond their opponents in the space of less than four minutes.

Mucha, making his FA Cup debut and only his ninth appearance in two and a half years at the club with Tim Howard sidelined by broken bones in his back, passed his first real test by turning James McCarthy's shot behind.

However, from Gomez's 31st-minute corner the Slovakian got himself in a tangle inside the six-yard box and Figueroa powered home a far-post header.

If Everton looked stunned by that what followed in barely a matter of seconds left them staggered and virtually out for the count.

Huyton-born McManaman, released by Everton as a 16-year-old, outsprinted Distin to expertly clip a shot past Mucha.

The 21-year-old would probably have preferred to have scored at the Gwladys Street end, where he used to stand as a young season ticket holder, but a goal at Goodison Park was still special.

His family, all Scousers but among the away fans, must have not known where to put themselves.

But while they were all still celebrating that goal Wigan made it 3-0 as Gomez fired home from 20 yards.

The goal was greeted by loud boos from the majority of the crowd, who having been told Wigan would field a weakened side - they made four changes to the team which were thrashed 4-0 at home by Liverpool last weekend - saw their own dreams of a Wembley return collapsing in front of their eyes.

McManaman would have been desperately disappointed to be forced off by injury after a clash with Leighton Baines but he departed six minutes from the interval to be replaced by Ryo Miyaichi.

The change did little to affect the visitors' momentum though and Mucha had to be at full-stretch to tip over Maloney's curling, dipping free-kick.

It is safe to assume the Everton dressing room would not have been a pleasant place during half-time with Moyes most certainly unhappy with the lack of fight his side had shown.

Phil Neville was removed to allow Victor Anichebe to partner Jelavic up front but it was the previously quiet Marouane Fellaini who was first to show, volleying wide early in the second half.

Although the performance improved the hosts rarely threatened and when substitute Ross Barkley blazed wide late on it ended any fanciful hopes of a dramatic comeback.

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