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  • Jones (64)
  • Diame (20)
  • Date:2010-02-06
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Stadium of Light
  • Attendance:38350
  • Referee:Attwell, S

Live Commentary

90mins

The final whistle goes and the points are shared.

90mins

Lorik Cana is booked in the sixth minute of injury time.

90mins

Benjani Mwaruwari is caught offside.

90mins

Mohamed Diame has an effort which goes wide.

90mins

A frantic end to the game as Kenwyne Jones and Darren Bent have shots blocked.

89mins

Gary Caldwell goes into the book for timewasting as Wigan try to run the clock down.

88mins

Boudewijn Zenden floats in the free-kick but Chris Kirkland makes the save.

88mins

Sunderland have a free-kick after George McCartney is fouled by Charles N'Zogbia.

86mins

Andy Reid is replaced by Benjani Mwaruwari.

85mins

Kenwyne Jones is booked for a late tackle.

84mins

Hugo Rodallega is replaced by Victor Moses.

83mins

Darren Bent has a shot which flies wide of Chris Kirkland's goal.

80mins

Andy Reid sends in the free-kick but it comes to nothing.

80mins

James McCarthy is booked for a foul on George McCartney.

79mins

The game has got a bit scrappy, there are a lot of stoppages.

78mins

Hugo Rodallega goes into the book after leading with his arm against Michael Turner.

76mins

Lee Cattermole is booked for a foul on James McCarthy.

74mins

Marcelo Moreno comes on for Paul Scharner.

73mins

The free-kick is drilled into the box but is cleared by Wigan.

73mins

Kenwyne Jones wins a free-kick after being brought down on the edge of the box.

70mins

Boudewijn Zenden replaces Jordan Henderson.

68mins

Jordan Henderson is down receiving treatment and it looks like the stretcher is coming on.

67mins

Sunderland have their tails up and Wigan are struggling.

65mins

Darren Bent has a shot from inside the area which goes just wide.

64mins

Kenwyne Jones nods Jordan Henderson's cross in from six yards out.

62mins

Titus Bramble and Gary Caldwell both go up for a Wigan corner but the ball ends up over the bar.

62mins

Another chance for Wigan as Charles N'Zogbia can't quite get enough on the ball to poke it past Craig Gordon.

61mins

Michael Turner finds space in the area but heads wide, and should have hit the target.

59mins

Charles N'Zogbia is booked for dissent after disputing the referee's decision about a throw-in.

57mins

Craig Gordon makes a good save from James McCarthy who should have scored, a great chance for Wigan to make it two nil.

55mins

Darren Bent is ruled offside after putting the ball in the back of the net and the crowd roar their disapproval.

53mins

Wigan counterattack through Charles N'Zogbia but he's tackled and the danger passes.

52mins

The momentum is with Sunderland at the moment and Wigan are getting stretched.

50mins

Kenwyne Jones chases a long ball forward and Titus Bramble looks for the offside flag as he knocks the ball out for a throw-in.

49mins

Sunderland are trying to up the tempo to the game and the fans are doing their best to urge their players on.

47mins

Andy Reid sends a good cross into the box but Wigan have a free-kick.

46mins

The second half gets underway with no changes for either side.

45mins

The whistle goes for half-time and there are a few boos around the Stadium of Light.

45mins

There are two minutes of added time.

44mins

The free-kick is sent into the wall by Maynor Figueroa.

44mins

George McCartney is booked for a foul on Charles N'Zogbia as the Wigan man was racing towards goal.

44mins

The free-kick clears everyone and Wigan break.

43mins

Maynor Figueroa is booked for bringing down Alan Hutton and Sunderland have a dangerous free-kick.

42mins

A period of pressure from Wigan, a corner is drilled in and Hendry Thomas and Hugo Rodallega both have shots blocked.

40mins

The corner is well dealt with by Wigan.

40mins

Lee Cattermole has a shot from 35 yards out which is well saved by Chris Kirkland and Sunderland have a corner.

39mins

Andy Reid drills in a cross but Chris Kirkland is there to collect it.

37mins

Maynor Figueroa has a shot from distance which clears the bar.

36mins

Wigan are looking fairly comfortable and Sunderland need to up their game.

34mins

Paul Scharner tries his luck from distance but can't test the keeper.

31mins

Kenwyne Jones has a shot which is deflected onto the post and goes out for a corner, and the decibel level increases once more.

30mins

The Sunderland centre-backs are struggling and keep giving the ball away under pressure from Hugo Rodallega.

28mins

Andy Reid goes down on the edge of the box but nothing is given.

27mins

Gary Caldwell breaks through midfield but loses the ball, and Wigan aren't sitting back on their lead.

25mins

Jordan Henderson has a shot from distance which goes wide of Chris Kirkland's goal.

23mins

The home fans are appealing for everything and the referee gives a dubious handball decision against Wigan in the Sunderland box to relieve some of the pressure.

21mins

Sunderland have a free-kick which comes to nothing and the home fans are voicing their disappointment.

20mins

Mohamed Diame unleashes a right-foot shot from the edge of the area that flies past Craig Gordon.

18mins

Maynor Figueroa has a shot from about 35 yards out which is only about a yard over the bar.

17mins

Hugo Rodallega is already looking a little isolated up front for Wigan and needs more support.

15mins

Wigan are in no hurry and slow the pace of the game down.

14mins

Lee Cattermole fouls Paul Scharner and Wigan have a free-kick.

12mins

A great chance for Wigan but Paul Scharner miskicks on the edge of the area after good work from Charles N'Zogbia and Hugo Rodallega.

10mins

Kenwyne Jones heads Andy Reid's cross into the arms of Chris Kirkland as Sunderland come forward again.

9mins

Wigan break but the flag goes up against Hugo Rodallega.

8mins

The volume rises as the home fans urge their side on and Darren Bent has a shot on the turn straight at Chris Kirkland.

7mins

Paul Scharner crosses into the box but the ball is behind both team-mates in the area.

5mins

Hugo Rodallega runs into the area to chase a long ball forward but Craig Gordon is there to collect.

3mins

Andy Reid sends a free-kick into the box but it's well defended by Wigan.

1mins

An early free-kick for a foul on Alan Hutton by James McCarthy.

1mins

The game is underway on a gloomy afternoon at the Stadium of Light.

0mins

Roberto Martinez makes five changes from the FA Cup defeat to Notts County as Chris Kirkland, Hendry Thomas, Charles N'Zogbia, Hugo Rodallega and James McCarthy all return to the starting line-up.

0mins

New signing Alan Hutton is handed his debut for Sunderland while Jordan Henderson replaces Steed Malbranque.

Match Preview

Two sides hoping to push clear of relegation danger meet at the Stadium of Light when Sunderland play host to Wigan Athletic.

The Black Cats have seen a promising start to the season disintegrate during a run of ten Premier League games without a win, with manager Steve Bruce pointing to a lengthy injury list as one of the main reasons for such a slump.

He said after a goalless draw at home to Stoke City on Monday evening: "It was good to have players back and available again and there's no doubt they made a difference.

"We were a little bit nervous and edgy, which was understandable given the poor run we've been on, but I don't think anyone could complain about the effort and endeavour.

"It's never easy to turn things around when you've been on a bad run, but we have to show that we can see it through and do exactly that."

Bruce's mood will be further helped by the arrivals on loan of Spurs right-back Alan Hutton and Manchester City striker Benjani.

Wigan's form is little better, with Roberto Martinez's men having won just once in their last eight league games, while their most recent outing ended in a 1-0 home defeat at the hands of Everton.

Martinez said after that reverse: "Now we all have to be together in order to react in the right manner and try to look through the result.

"Yes it was a blow not to get anything from the game, but the performance was good enough to win."

Wigan's slump prompted Martinez into action on transfer deadline day, with the Spaniard swooping for Crystal Palace's highly-rated teenage winger Victor Moses.

Also joining on loan until the end of the season is Shakhtar Donetsk's Bolivia international striker Marcelo Moreno.


Match Report

Kenwyne Jones headed home to save Sunderland's blushes as the Black Cats were held to a 1-1 draw by Wigan Athletic at the Stadium of Light.

The Wearsiders have not won in 11 Premier League games and, despite their best efforts, were unable to overcome the Latics.

The home side were quite clearly desperate for all three points and that showed in a nervy and poor first-half display.

The Wearsiders could have opened their account after just eight minutes but Darren Bent's tame effort was straight at Chris Kirkland in the visitors goal.

Other than that, goalscoring opportunities were at a premium for both sides but it was Wigan who then took the momentum.

The Latics went close on 17 minutes as one-time Sunderland target Maynor Figueroa tried his luck from distance, the effort just clearing the bar.

Two minutes later the away side were in front following a mistake by Black Cats skipper Lorik Cana. The midfielder gave away possession just outside his own area and Wigan pounced on the opportunity.

The ball came to Mohamed Diame just inside the box and he rifled home an unstoppable shot. It was nothing less than the away side deserved having bossed proceedings.

The Wearsiders on the other hand were struggling to find a spark, although they did have a chance to level only for Jones' strike to be blocked onto the post to deny them an equaliser.

The first half ended with a crescendo of boos from the home supporters who made their feelings known.

The home team did improve after the break and gave a spirited display to get back on terms.

However, just before the hour mark, Wigan should have been two goals to the good, but Craig Gordon was quick off his line to deny James McCarthy.

That wasted opportunity would cost Wigan as Jones found a leveller on 64 minutes. Jordan Henderson crossed from the right and Jones got up to power a header into the net.

It was to be Henderson's last involvement as three minutes later he was stretchered off with a bad ankle injury.

The Black Cats continued to work hard but the breakthrough just wouldn't come and even seven minutes stoppage time weren't enough for them to find a winner.

They did however have chances, Michael Turner glancing a header wide and Bent shooting at goal only to see it hit team-mate Jones who was lying on the floor on the goal-line after a collision with Kirkland.

Roberto Martinez will have been the happier of the two bosses having seen his side pick up a good away point but Steve Bruce must be wondering where his outfit's next win is coming from.

Sunderland

Wigan Athletic

Corners

23

Fouls

1217

Goal attempts

Shots off target

49

Offsides

32

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