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Gary Liddle gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Victor Moses. Gary Liddle is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Hendry Thomas restarts play with the free kick.
Ben Watson takes a shot. Save by Scott Flinders.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jordi Gomez by Gary Liddle. Free kick taken by Emmerson Boyce.
Victor Moses finds the net with a goal from just outside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Hartlepool 0-3 Wigan.The assist for the goal came from Jordi Gomez.
Denis Behan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Hendry Thomas. Direct free kick taken by Ali Al Habsi.
(Wigan) makes a substitution, with Charles N'Zogbia coming on for Mauro Boselli.
Leon McSweeney on for Paul Murray.
Gary Liddle concedes a free kick for a foul on Mauro Boselli. Jordi Gomez hits the back of the net with a goal direct from the free kick from long range to the top right corner of the goal. Hartlepool 0-2 Wigan.Mauro Boselli provided the assist for the goal.
Jordi Gomez has shot on goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
The referee cautions Ali Al Habsi for time wasting.
The referee blows for offside against Mauro Boselli. Scott Flinders restarts play with the free kick.
Inswinging corner taken by Jordi Gomez from the right by-line, Gary Liddle manages to make a clearance.
Denis Behan comes on in place of Adam Boyd.
(Wigan) makes a substitution, with James McCarthy coming on for James McArthur. Hugo Rodallega leaves the field to be replaced by Victor Moses.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Ben Watson, Steven Haslam fouled by Steven Caldwell, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Scott Flinders.
Corner taken by Ben Watson from the right by-line, Antony Sweeney manages to make a clearance.
Hugo Rodallega takes a shot. Gary Liddle gets a block in.
Colin Larkin on for James Brown.
Jordi Gomez fouled by Andy Monkhouse, the ref awards a free kick. Hendry Thomas restarts play with the free kick.
Adam Boyd concedes a free kick for a foul on Antolin Alcaraz. Direct free kick taken by Ali Al Habsi.
Corner taken right-footed by Joe Gamble, clearance by Emmerson Boyce.
Evan Horwood takes a shot.
Foul by Hendry Thomas on Joe Gamble, free kick awarded. Steven Haslam delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, Steven Caldwell manages to make a clearance.
Inswinging corner taken by Evan Horwood from the right by-line, Andy Monkhouse produces a header from inside the area that goes over the crossbar.
Corner taken by Evan Horwood from the right by-line, Antolin Alcaraz makes a clearance.
The referee blows for offside against Hugo Rodallega. Free kick taken by Scott Flinders.
Effort from the edge of the area by Paul Murray goes wide of the left-hand post.
Sam Collins concedes a free kick for a foul on Mauro Boselli. Jordi Gomez takes the free kick.
Shot from just outside the area by Adam Boyd goes over the bar.
Joe Gamble takes a shot. Save by Ali Al Habsi. Corner taken right-footed by Gary Liddle from the right by-line, clearance by Steven Caldwell.
Jordi Gomez takes a shot. Save by Scott Flinders.
Antony Sweeney takes a shot. Comfortable save by Ali Al Habsi.
Inswinging corner taken by Evan Horwood, clearance by Hugo Rodallega.
James McArthur concedes a free kick for a foul on Gary Liddle. James McArthur is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Joe Gamble takes the free kick.
Inswinging corner taken by Evan Horwood, Antolin Alcaraz makes a clearance.
Paul Murray takes a shot. Save by Ali Al Habsi.
Maynor Figueroa fouled by James Brown, the ref awards a free kick. Maynor Figueroa restarts play with the free kick.
Antolin Alcaraz concedes a free kick for a foul on Adam Boyd. Steven Haslam takes the direct free kick.
Inswinging corner taken by Evan Horwood from the right by-line, save made by Ali Al Habsi.
Own goal by Sam Collins. Hartlepool 0-1 Wigan.
Jordi Gomez provided the assist for the goal.
Hugo Rodallega fouled by Paul Murray, the ref awards a free kick. Jordi Gomez crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel.
James Brown fouled by Steven Caldwell, the ref awards a free kick. Paul Murray restarts play with the free kick, Evan Horwood takes a shot from long range which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Effort on goal by Mauro Boselli from long range goes harmlessly over the target.
The referee gets the game started.
The first half comes to an end.
The game restarts for the second half.
The referee ends the match.
Yantorno doubt for Pools
Hartlepool caretaker boss Mick Wadsworth will assess the fitness of Fabian Yantorno ahead of the Carling Cup second-round tie at home to Wigan.
The Uruguayan picked up a back injury during the warm-up of a reserve match last Wednesday and missed the 2-0 victory at Yeovil on Saturday.
Defender Neil Austin is still sidelined by an ankle injury sustained in the goalless draw at Rochdale on the opening day of the season.
And long-serving Ritchie Humphreys remains short of match practice after recovering from knee and Achilles problems.
Yet Pools - unbeaten in four league and cup matches this season - are in buoyant mood after Saturday's victory at Huish Park.
They are eyeing another scalp after dumping Sheffield United out in the previous round.
Wigan are waiting for news of Maynor Figueroa after the defender was carried off on a stretcher at the weekend.
The Honduras international twisted his ankle late on in the 6-0 Barclays Premier League thrashing by Chelsea and is being assessed.
He will not feature at Hartlepool but forward Victor Moses (calf) is back in contention.
New signing Steven Caldwell is eligible after joining the club on a one-year deal.
Latics ease through
Late goals from Jordi Gomez and substitute Victor Moses gave Roberto Martinez respite from his Barclays Premier League nightmare as Wigan cruised to a 3-0 victory at Hartlepool.
Having shipped 10 goals without reply in their first two top-flight games the Latics seemed ripe for a Carling Cup upset against the unbeaten League One side.
But Sam Collins' third minute own goal set the visitors on their way before a stunning 76th minute free-kick from Gomez effectively snuffed out the home side's hopes.
It was just what the under-fire Martinez - who made six changes to the side mauled by Chelsea on Saturday - had asked for, but there were times in the game when his side looked far from fluent.
And Martinez will know it might have been different had his goalkeeper Ali Al Habsi not pulled off a stunning fingertip save to deny Joe Gamble in the 28th minute.
There was much fortune about Wigan's opener as Collins and Steve Caldwell appeared to connect with a free-kick from Hugo Rodallega, with Collins credited with an own goal.
Evan Horwood got in with a well-timed header to deny Hugo Rodallega a clear run on goal as Wigan continued to enjoy a sustained period of possession.
But the home side fashioned their first chance in the 14th minute when Paul Murray struck a dangerous, bobbling shot which Al Habsi did well to hold first time.
Steve Haslam had to be on his toes in the 21st minute to chase back and stop a dangerous counter-attack by Rodallega, who paid the price for indecision on the edge of the box.
Hartlepool almost grabbed an equaliser in the 26th minute when Al Habsi failed to deal with a high ball into the box and Joe Gamble's attempted lob from the rebound sailed inches wide.
Two minutes later space opened up for Gamble again, who ran at the Wigan defence then unleashed a powerful 25-yard drive which Al Habsi did superbly to flap over the bar.
Andy Monkhouse should have done better with his 35th minute drive which flashed wide of target after Al Habsi had flapped a cross from Antony Sweeney into his path.
Martinez's men were suffering and relieved to see the final whistle, after which they regrouped to snuff out the threat from Pools, who had entered the game undefeated this season.
After a quiet start to the second half Rodallega had the first chance on the hour when he made space 20 yards from goal and hit a low shot which was deflected out for a corner.
With Wigan still holding onto their lead, Martinez made two changes in the 65th minute, introducing Victor Moses and James McCarthy for Rodallega and James McArthur respectively.
And in the 72nd minute Moses set up a good chance for Gomez, who flicked a shot with the outside of his left boot which flashed across the face of goal.
Spaniard Gomez finally breathed fire into Wigan's woeful start to the season in the 76th minute when he sent a stunning 25-yard free-kick in off the underside of the bar.
Wantaway star Charles N'Zogbia, reportedly on the brink of a move to Birmingham, was introduced by Martinez for the last 11 minutes in place of Mauro Boselli.
And with four minutes to go Moses ensured a rather flattering look about the scoreline when he fired past helpless home keeper Scott Flinders from the edge of the box.
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