skip to content
Effort from close in by Arouna Kone goes wide left of the target.
Effort from a long way out by Sammy Ameobi goes wide right of the goal.
Foul by James McArthur on Sammy Ameobi, free kick awarded. Indirect free kick taken by Vurnon Anita.
Ronnie Stam delivers the ball, comfortable save by Tim Krul.
The ball is crossed by Ronnie Stam, save by Tim Krul.
Centre by Shane Ferguson, Papiss Cisse takes a shot. Save by Ali Al Habsi.
Inswinging corner taken by Sylvain Marveaux from the right by-line, clearance made by James McArthur.
Papiss Cisse is ruled offside. Adrian Lopez takes the free kick.
Callum McManaman fouled by Danny Simpson, the ref awards a free kick. Jean Beausejour restarts play with the free kick.
Unfair challenge on James McCarthy by Sylvain Marveaux results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by David Jones.
Shane Ferguson sends in a cross, save by Ali Al Habsi.
James McCarthy concedes a free kick for a foul on Vurnon Anita. Indirect free kick taken by Vurnon Anita.
Sammy Ameobi concedes a free kick for a foul on Ronnie Stam. Sammy Ameobi is shown a yellow card. James McArthur restarts play with the free kick.
Ronnie Stam gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sammy Ameobi. Free kick taken by Vurnon Anita.
Sammy Ameobi replaces Jonas Gutierrez.
The ball is sent over by Ronnie Stam, save by Tim Krul.
Drilled left-footed shot by Arouna Kone. Mike Williamson gets a block in.
Gael Bigirimana grabs a goal from just outside the penalty area to the top left corner of the goal. Newcastle 3-0 Wigan.Sylvain Marveaux provided the assist for the goal.
Effort on goal by Papiss Cisse from just inside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the target.
Centre by Arouna Kone, Mike Williamson manages to make a clearance.
A cross is delivered by Jonas Gutierrez.
David Jones produces a drilled left-footed shot from 30 yards. Vurnon Anita gets a block in.
Franco Di Santo booked. Franco Di Santo goes off and Callum McManaman comes on.
Jean Beausejour crosses the ball.
Jean Beausejour sends in a cross, Mike Williamson makes a clearance.
Inswinging corner taken by Sylvain Marveaux from the right by-line, clearance by Adrian Lopez.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Emmerson Boyce on Demba Ba. Fabricio Coloccini restarts play with the free kick.
The ball is sent over by James McCarthy, Danny Simpson makes a clearance.
The ball is crossed by Ronnie Stam, Fabricio Coloccini makes a clearance.
Unfair challenge on Jonas Gutierrez by Ronnie Stam results in a free kick. Shane Ferguson takes the free kick.
Papiss Cisse takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the bar.
The ball is sent over by Shane Ferguson.
Gael Bigirimana takes a shot. Save made by Ali Al Habsi.
A cross is delivered by Ronnie Stam, Danny Simpson makes a clearance.
Ronnie Stam decides to take the corner short.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ronnie Stam by Jonas Gutierrez. Emmerson Boyce takes the free kick.
Sylvain Marveaux has an effort at goal. Save by Ali Al Habsi.
Shane Ferguson produces a cross, comfortable save by Ali Al Habsi.
Franco Di Santo produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the bar. Davide Santon goes off and Shane Ferguson comes on.
Unfair challenge on Arouna Kone by Mike Williamson results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by James McArthur.
Effort from just outside the area by Cheick Tiote goes over the target.
Jonas Gutierrez fouled by Ronnie Stam, the ref awards a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Demba Ba.
Gael Bigirimana replaces Cheick Tiote. Gary Caldwell leaves the field to be replaced by Adrian Lopez.
The ball is crossed by Danny Simpson, clearance by Gary Caldwell.
Foul by James McCarthy on Demba Ba, free kick awarded. Sylvain Marveaux takes the free kick.
Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Jean Beausejour, clearance by Vurnon Anita.
Franco Di Santo takes a shot from a long way out which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Ronnie Stam crosses the ball, save by Tim Krul.
Effort on goal by Cheick Tiote from long range goes harmlessly over the target.
Cheick Tiote takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Jean Beausejour.
Gary Caldwell concedes a free kick for a foul on Demba Ba. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Sylvain Marveaux from right wing.
Sylvain Marveaux takes a shot from 18 yards. Save by Ali Al Habsi. Inswinging corner taken by Sylvain Marveaux from the right by-line, clearance by Arouna Kone.
The ball is sent over by Ronnie Stam, Fabricio Coloccini manages to make a clearance.
The ball is swung over by Danny Simpson, Ali Al Habsi makes a comfortable save.
Jonas Gutierrez produces a cross.
Gary Caldwell concedes a free kick for a foul on Demba Ba. Gary Caldwell is cautioned. Sylvain Marveaux restarts play with the free kick.
The ball is swung over by Ronnie Stam.
Fabricio Coloccini challenges Franco Di Santo unfairly and gives away a free kick. Franco Di Santo takes the free kick.
Effort from outside the penalty box by Vurnon Anita goes wide left of the target.
Ronnie Stam challenges Davide Santon unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jonas Gutierrez takes the indirect free kick.
Arouna Kone gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Cheick Tiote. Indirect free kick taken by Cheick Tiote.
The ball is sent over by Danny Simpson, Ronnie Stam makes a clearance.
Foul by Davide Santon on Arouna Kone, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by James McCarthy.
Davide Santon takes a shot. Save by Ali Al Habsi. Demba Ba fires in a goal from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Newcastle 2-0 Wigan.Assist by Davide Santon. James McArthur joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jordi Gomez.
The ball is swung over by Papiss Cisse, Emmerson Boyce fouled by Jonas Gutierrez, the ref awards a free kick. Ali Al Habsi takes the indirect free kick.
Shot from just outside the area by Jordi Gomez misses to the right of the target.
The ball is swung over by Sylvain Marveaux, Ali Al Habsi makes a comfortable save.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Demba Ba by David Jones. Cheick Tiote takes the indirect free kick.
Demba Ba takes a shot from inside the box clearing the bar.
The referee blows for offside against Jordi Gomez. Fabricio Coloccini restarts play with the free kick.
Penalty awarded for an unfair challenge on Papiss Cisse by Maynor Figueroa. Maynor Figueroa receives a red card. Demba Ba scores a placed penalty. Newcastle 1-0 Wigan.Booking for Jean Beausejour. Assist by Papiss Cisse.
Sylvain Marveaux crosses the ball, Ali Al Habsi makes a save.
Foul by Jean Beausejour on Papiss Cisse, free kick awarded. Vurnon Anita delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, Jean Beausejour manages to make a clearance.
Jean Beausejour fouled by Papiss Cisse, the ref awards a free kick. Maynor Figueroa takes the indirect free kick.
Corner taken by Vurnon Anita played to the near post, Maynor Figueroa makes a clearance.
Handball decision goes against James McCarthy. Free kick taken by Sylvain Marveaux.
James McCarthy takes a shot. Effort on goal by Ronnie Stam from just outside the area goes harmlessly over the target. Fabricio Coloccini gets a block in.
Papiss Cisse concedes a free kick for a foul on James McCarthy. Free kick crossed by David Jones, clearance by Vurnon Anita. Corner taken by Jean Beausejour from the left by-line.
Franco Di Santo takes a shot from 20 yards. Save by Tim Krul. Inswinging corner taken by David Jones from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance by Danny Simpson.
Foul by Cheick Tiote on Jordi Gomez, free kick awarded. David Jones restarts play with the free kick.
Cheick Tiote concedes a free kick for a foul on Ronnie Stam. Maynor Figueroa takes the free kick.
Effort from outside the penalty box by Cheick Tiote goes wide left of the goal.
Newcastle reviewing transfer policies - Pardew
Newcastle boss Alan Pardew has admitted the club is analysing whether or not they might have done more in the summer transfer market.
The Magpies signed only one senior player, Vurnon Anita, during the closed season after pulling the plug on proposed deals for experienced defenders Mathieu Debuchy and Douglas having decided they did not make financial sense.
However, the demands of European football and a series of injuries and suspensions have hit Pardew's squad severely in recent weeks, and its depth has been painfully exposed by four successive Barclays Premier League defeats.
In the short-term, the manager is concentrating only on Monday night's home clash with Wigan and the task of securing a much-needed victory, but with the January transfer window looming large, a plan is being drawn up.
Pardew said: "We have been unlucky, but we are in the process of analysing whether we under-cooked it, and that's what we should do.
"It would be silly not to."
France full-back Debuchy remains in Newcastle's sights, but it is perhaps in central defence where the greatest need for reinforcement lies with Steven Taylor sidelined until February and utility man James Perch the only real back-up to skipper Fabricio Coloccini and Mike Williamson.
The deficiencies in Pardew's squad have been highlighted by consecutive league defeats at the hands of West Ham, Swansea, Southampton and Stoke, but he insists the picture is changing constantly and now is not the time to make hard and fast decisions.
He said: "It's increased the discussion mode on that. We obviously had an idea of where it was going to go, but it probably is going to change before we get there.
"It's very important just to keep our eye on the ball."
Pardew will be without utility-man James Perch for Monday night's crucial home clash with Wigan.
Hatem Ben Arfa (hamstring), Gabriel Obertan (toe) and Yohan Cabaye (groin surgery) and striker Shola Ameobi (groin) are all out.
Wigan boss Roberto Martinez is preparing to paint Newcastle red.
The Latics manager was boosted by the first hour of his side's performance against defending champions Manchester City in midweek and hopes the debut of Wigan's new all-red third kit will evoke memories of previous successes.
It will be the first time Wigan have played in red since 2003 when they were crowned Division Two champions.
Martinez hopes the return to red will help evoke a winning mentality against a Newcastle side desperate for a win.
"We have some very happy memories of playing in red kits and I feel it's important that you associate iconic kits with success," the Spaniard said.
"Hopefully we will be able to look back on Monday's game with similar sentiments.
"First when we wore red it was a very nice moment in the victory against Huddersfield in the 100 point season to get promotion and I don't think we were very lucky with our third kit being white so we're looking to see how we can perform with this new kit."
Wigan are unable to play in blue and white stripes or black due to Newcastle's shirt designs.
The Magpies, who are just one place above Wigan in the overall league standings in 14th place, will be hoping to turn around their form after they failed to win a game in any competition last month.
Their most recent victory came at home to West Brom on 28 October but Martinez is refusing to take Alan Pardew's side lightly.
"We need to remember that Newcastle are capable of reaching really good heights of performance and results," Martinez said.
"Remember what they achieved last season was a phenomenal achievement and it's going to be a very difficult game.
"Sometimes in this league you can get in a run of bad results but we're going to expect Newcastle to perform very well on Monday and make if difficult.
"But from our point of view you get that feeling that you can't wait to get out on the pitch again after Wednesday.
"After the performance on Wednesday you get the feeling of frustration to get a positive result and we are looking forward to the next game and that is at St James' Park which is a phenomenal football environment."
Martinez has rated both defender Gary Caldwell and midfielder David Jones as "50/50".
Jones picked up a knock to his calf during the Manchester City game, while Caldwell is recovering from a hamstring problem.
Midfielders Albert Crusat (knee) and Ben Watson (broken leg), winger Ryo Miyaichi (ankle), forward Shaun Maloney (groin) and defenders Antolin Alcaraz (groin) and Ivan Ramis (hamstring) remain on the sidelines.
"WBA v Man Utd"
© 2004 - 2014 football.co.uk