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Short corner taken by Sylvain Marveaux.
Unfair challenge on Shola Ameobi by Maynor Figueroa results in a free kick. Maynor Figueroa booked for unsporting behaviour. Cheik Tiote takes the direct free kick.
Shot from outside the box by Maynor Figueroa misses to the left of the goal.
Unfair challenge on Cheik Tiote by James McArthur results in a free kick. Cheik Tiote takes the direct free kick.
Ryan Taylor fouled by Victor Moses, the ref awards a free kick. Tim Krul takes the free kick.
Victor Moses challenges Yohan Cabaye unfairly and gives away a free kick. Tim Krul takes the direct free kick.
Maynor Figueroa challenges Hatem Ben Arfa unfairly and gives away a free kick. Cheik Tiote takes the direct free kick.
Antolin Alcaraz concedes a free kick for a foul on Shola Ameobi. Cheik Tiote takes the free kick.
The ball is swung over by Emmerson Boyce, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Mohamed Diame misses to the left of the goal.
A cross is delivered by Emmerson Boyce, Danny Simpson makes a clearance.
Shola Ameobi concedes a free kick for a foul on David Jones. Free kick taken by Ali Al Habsi.
Maynor Figueroa challenges Shola Ameobi unfairly and gives away a free kick. Tim Krul restarts play with the free kick.
The ball is sent over by Victor Moses.
James McArthur comes on in place of Ben Watson. (Wigan) makes a substitution, with Conor Sammon coming on for Albert Crusat.
Yohan Cabaye gets on the score sheet with a goal from the edge of the penalty box to the top left corner of the goal. Newcastle 1-0 Wigan.Assist on the goal came from Sylvain Marveaux.
Shot by Hatem Ben Arfa. Save made by Ali Al Habsi.
Albert Crusat sends in a cross.
Foul by Victor Moses on Jonas Gutierrez, free kick awarded. Sylvain Marveaux is brought on as a substitute for Gabriel Obertan. Tim Krul takes the direct free kick.
Corner taken by David Jones, clearance by Shola Ameobi.
The ball is sent over by Hugo Rodallega, Fabricio Coloccini gets a block in.
Danny Simpson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Albert Crusat. Ben Watson restarts play with the free kick.
Gary Caldwell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Shola Ameobi. Ryan Taylor takes the free kick.
Albert Crusat crosses the ball, clearance made by Danny Simpson.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Yohan Cabaye, Emmerson Boyce manages to make a clearance.
The official flags Albert Crusat offside. Danny Simpson restarts play with the free kick.
Jonas Gutierrez sends in a cross, Maynor Figueroa manages to make a clearance.
(Newcastle) makes a substitution, with Shola Ameobi coming on for Demba Ba. Outswinging corner taken by Yohan Cabaye from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Victor Moses.
Jonas Gutierrez takes a shot. Gary Caldwell gets a block in.
Hugo Rodallega produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Shot from inside the six-yard box by Hugo Rodallega goes wide right of the target.
The ball is delivered by Emmerson Boyce.
Gabriel Obertan delivers the ball, save made by Ali Al Habsi.
Booking for Danny Simpson for unsporting behaviour.
Hatem Ben Arfa takes a shot. Save made by Ali Al Habsi.
Hatem Ben Arfa sends in a cross, save by Ali Al Habsi.
Curled left-footed shot by Hatem Ben Arfa. Blocked by Antolin Alcaraz.
Shot from 20 yards from Yohan Cabaye. Blocked by Gary Caldwell.
Jonas Gutierrez crosses the ball, Gary Caldwell makes a clearance.
Effort on goal by David Jones from outside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the bar.
Corner taken by Yohan Cabaye from the left by-line, David Jones makes a clearance.
Jonas Gutierrez fouled by Ben Watson, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ryan Taylor.
Gabriel Obertan crosses the ball.
Emmerson Boyce produces a cross.
Albert Crusat crosses the ball, clearance by Steven Taylor.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Danny Simpson by Albert Crusat. Danny Simpson restarts play with the free kick.
Ryan Taylor sends in a cross, Demba Ba takes a shot. Save by Ali Al Habsi.
Unfair challenge on Hatem Ben Arfa by Ben Watson results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Ryan Taylor.
Ryan Taylor fouled by Hugo Rodallega, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Tim Krul.
The ball is crossed by Jonas Gutierrez, Effort from deep inside the area by Gabriel Obertan clears the bar.
Jonas Gutierrez fouled by Emmerson Boyce, the ref awards a free kick. Ryan Taylor takes the direct free kick.
Victor Moses produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the goal.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Leon Best on Maynor Figueroa. Leon Best goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. Ben Watson takes the free kick.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Ben Watson from the left by-line to the near post, Leon Best fouled by Victor Moses, the ref awards a free kick. Tim Krul restarts play with the free kick.
Victor Moses fouled by Ryan Taylor, the ref awards a free kick. David Jones delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, clearance made by Ryan Taylor.
Foul by Ben Watson on Jonas Gutierrez, free kick awarded. Ryan Taylor shoots direct from the free kick.
The referee blows for offside. Fabricio Coloccini restarts play with the free kick.
Shot from 20 yards by Mohamed Diame. Tim Krul makes a save.
Yohan Cabaye concedes a free kick for a foul on David Jones. Direct free kick taken by David Jones.
The ball is delivered by Cheik Tiote, save made by Ali Al Habsi.
The ball is crossed by Gabriel Obertan, clearance made by Gary Caldwell.
Foul by Maynor Figueroa on Danny Simpson, free kick awarded. Steven Taylor takes the free kick.
Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Yohan Cabaye, Header by Steven Taylor from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.
The ball is crossed by Danny Simpson, Maynor Figueroa manages to make a clearance.
The ball is delivered by Jonas Gutierrez, Leon Best takes a shot. Save made by Ali Al Habsi.
David Jones concedes a free kick for a foul on Cheik Tiote. Free kick taken by Cheik Tiote.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Yohan Cabaye from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Antolin Alcaraz.
Leon Best crosses the ball, Jonas Gutierrez takes a shot. Blocked by Antolin Alcaraz.
Unfair challenge on Cheik Tiote by David Jones results in a free kick. David Jones goes into the book for unsporting behaviour. Ryan Taylor fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick, blocked by Ben Watson.
The ball is crossed by Danny Simpson, clearance by Emmerson Boyce.
Unfair challenge on Jonas Gutierrez by Emmerson Boyce results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ryan Taylor.
Hugo Rodallega is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Fabricio Coloccini takes the indirect free kick.
Yohan Cabaye challenges Hugo Rodallega unfairly and gives away a free kick. Yohan Cabaye booked. David Jones delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel.
Ben Watson takes a shot. Clearance made by Fabricio Coloccini.
The ball is sent over by Hugo Rodallega, Ryan Taylor makes a clearance.
The ball is swung over by Gabriel Obertan.
Centre by Victor Moses, clearance by Fabricio Coloccini.
The ball is sent over by Emmerson Boyce, Danny Simpson manages to make a clearance.
Shot by Hugo Rodallega from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Leon Best by Gary Caldwell. Cheik Tiote takes the free kick.
Centre by Albert Crusat.
Gabriel Obertan delivers the ball. Ryan Taylor delivers the ball, Antolin Alcaraz manages to make a clearance.
Centre by Victor Moses, Cheik Tiote manages to make a clearance.
Maynor Figueroa produces a cross, clearance made by Ryan Taylor.
David Jones fouled by Ryan Taylor, the ref awards a free kick. Ben Watson takes the direct free kick.
Inswinging corner taken by Yohan Cabaye, clearance made by David Jones.
Jonas Gutierrez delivers the ball.
Inswinging corner taken by David Jones from the right by-line played to the near post, save by Tim Krul.
Volleyed left-footed shot by Victor Moses. Save by Tim Krul.
Hugo Rodallega has a drilled shot. Blocked by Steven Taylor.
Unfair challenge on Yohan Cabaye by Ben Watson results in a free kick. Ryan Taylor takes the direct free kick.
Centre by Jonas Gutierrez, save by Ali Al Habsi.
Shot from 20 yards by Hugo Rodallega. Fabricio Coloccini gets a block in.
Pardew hopes Magpies can handle setbacks
Manager Alan Pardew admits he will not know everything about his high-flying Newcastle team until they run into problems.
Against all the odds, the Magpies head into Saturday`s Barclays Premier League clash with struggling Wigan unbeaten in 10 games in all competitions so far this season and sitting in fourth place in the table.
While there was confidence within the camp before a ball was kicked that a squad shorn of Kevin Nolan and Jose Enrique - and Joey Barton soon followed them through the exit door - could still compete, Newcastle's rise to prominence has taken many by surprise.
Few even within St James' Park expect the club to retain such a lofty status with Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea in successive weekends looming large on the horizon next month and beyond.
Pardew has already seen how the likes of summer signings Yohan Cabaye and Gabriel Obertan can perform when things are going their way, but he admits he will only really see what backbone his new-look team has when they find themselves up against it.
Asked if he still has much to learn about his team, Pardew said: "I think so and I think Saturday will provide some different problems because the crowd will be expectant.
"We haven't really had that this year, them expecting us to win, so maybe our first misplaced pass will be greeted with jeers. They are the sort of psychological things we have got to overcome.
"We might have a guy sent off, the ref might make a terrible decision - we haven't suffered that yet, so that's all to come and it's how we react to that."
Many of the men who will do battle for the Magpies, of course, were in the side which more than made a fist of life back in the Premier League last season and the manager knows all about their resilience and character.
But while the new boys are yet to face any kind of adversity, the manager is confident the homework he and his scouting team did before they signed them will pay dividends.
Pardew said: "It was like with Cabaye when I saw him at Lille and when we scouted him - what was his character like when things were going against him?
"It was very, very strong, so it's not a complete fluke. You have to make sure you are bringing in players who have that character.
"Demba Ba at West Ham - if you speak to any West Ham fan, he never threw the towel in, he was always trying to retrieve a situation for them, and they were coming to the great pros we had here, the Sholas, the Alan Smiths, et cetera.
"We have got that and it's very, very important when you have got a league where actually, there isn't much between us other than three or four sides.
"If you can have that, it does give you a slight advantage."
Manager Roberto Martinez believes Wigan have made it part of the club's DNA to defy the odds and he has urged the players to rediscover that mentality.
Last season the Latics survived relegation from the Barclays Premier League with a victory on the final day of the season to extend their top-flight stay to a seventh season.
Having begun the current campaign positively Martinez's side are currently in a slump of five successive league defeats.
They travel to Newcastle as rank outsiders against a team who appear to be defying the odds at the moment.
But Martinez believes those are exactly the sort of statistics the club have been battling against ever since they made their way up through the leagues following their formation in 1932.
"When you play for Wigan you need to be able to defy the odds and that is the way we have always played our football," said the Spaniard. "I feel we are capable of responding to adversity and that is what we have to do on Saturday.
"Don't get me wrong we don't want to be in our current position but we know at the moment it doesn't mean anything now because it could be a reflection of who you have played and what injuries you have.
"We know where we are and what we have to correct. The next game is a massive football occasion and we are ready for that.
"At Wigan you learn to push yourself to the maximum.
"We have been seven seasons in the Premier League and we have to give everything and more to keep that going."
Cabaye first sinks Latics
Yohan Cabaye picked a fine time to score his first goal for Newcastle as the Frenchman's 80th-minute strike secured a 1-0 win over Wigan at St James' Park.
The summer signing from Lille curved home a knock back by substitute Sylvain Marveaux to finally end the resistance of the visitors, who have now lost six games in a row.
Meanwhile, Alan Pardew's men continue to ride high after stretching their unbeaten Barclays Premier League start to nine games despite struggling for much of the afternoon.
The Magpies may have been forgiven for expecting an easy day as Roberto Martinez's men ventured north on the back of five straight losses and a reputation for defensive mishaps.
But, with Hugo Rodallega starting his first game after a month out with a knee injury, Roberto Martinez's men were far from over-awed and dominated the early stages.
Rodallega had a first minute shot blocked by Fabricio Coloccini and Mohamed Diame also struck the legs of former Latic Ryan Taylor in a lively opening.
Wigan should have gone ahead in the fifth minute when Rodallega headed down for Victor Moses to volley a rising shot which was superbly tipped away by Tim Krul.
Wigan had another glorious chance in the 15th minute when David Jones send Rodallega galloping clear but the striker screwed a right-foot shot wide of target.
At the back, Antolin Alcaraz continued to make up for his nightmare against Bolton last week with a superb saving tackle to deny Leon Best a shooting chance in the Latics box.
Newcastle had their first clear chance in the 33rd minute when Best met a Gutierrez cross with a bouncing shot in front of goal which was superbly parried by Al Habsi.
And five minutes before half-time Pardew's men had another chance when Ben Watson barged Gutierrez on the edge of the box and Taylor curled the resulting free-kick just wide.
The home side made a brighter start to the second half and almost went ahead after 50 minutes when Demba Ba met Taylor's left-wing cross with a flashing header which Al Habsi gathered well.
The home side were beginning to dominate bit were still struggling to create clear-cut chances as Wigan's much-maligned defence held firm.
Cabaye and half-time substitute Hatem Ben Arfa both had chances blocked in the box in quick succession before Gary Caldwell booted clear.
Playing much deeper, the visitors were clearly intent first and foremost on safeguarding a point, with Rodallega given scant support on his rare forays forward.
The frustration was beginning to tell for the home side as Wigan got back in the match, and Crusat was not far from finding the head of Rodallega in the box in the 78th minute.
A scything run down the left by Ben Arfa moments later ended in a low shot which was blocked well by Al Habsi as the Magpies made a belated bid to wrest back the momentum.
And they seized it in style in the 80th minute when Marveaux played the ball back to Cabaye who curled a right foot shot past Al Habsi from the edge of the box.
The visitors still had time to push for an equaliser, but Moses trickled a cross across the face of goal and Diame headed a good 88th-minute chance just wide.
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