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  • Date:20 Aug 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Liberty Stadium
  • Attendance:19,028
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91:46 +1.46

The ball is delivered by Angel Rangel, clearance by Emmerson Boyce.

89:58

Angel Rangel challenges Hugo Rodallega unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ben Watson.

89:22

Mohamed Diame has an effort at goal from outside the penalty area missing to the wide left of the goal.

87:19

Handball decision goes against Hugo Rodallega. Steven Caulker takes the direct free kick.

86:05

Centre by Ronnie Stam, clearance by Angel Rangel. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Ben Watson played to the near post, Close range headed effort by Maynor Figueroa misses to the right of the target.

85:15

Victor Moses produces a cross, clearance made by Neil Taylor.

84:27

Stephen Dobbie takes a shot. Save made by Ali Al Habsi.

83:37

Nathan Dyer takes a shot. Save by Ali Al Habsi.

82:19

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Joe Allen by James McArthur. Danny Graham leaves the field to be replaced by Leroy Lita. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Stephen Dobbie from right channel, clearance by Victor Moses.

81:14

Stephen Dobbie takes a shot. Save by Ali Al Habsi. Outswinging corner taken by Stephen Dobbie from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Victor Moses.

78:42

Joe Allen challenges James McArthur unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Ben Watson.

77:26

The ball is sent over by Nathan Dyer, Gary Caldwell gets a block in. Corner taken by Stephen Dobbie, clearance by Ronnie Stam.

76:38

Foul by Ashley Williams on Jordi Gomez, free kick awarded. Gary Caldwell takes the free kick.

75:22

Free kick awarded for a foul by James McArthur on Nathan Dyer. The referee shows Victor Moses a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Stephen Dobbie crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, Ali Al Habsi makes a comfortable save.

73:31

Foul by Ben Watson on Nathan Dyer, free kick awarded. (Swansea) makes a substitution, with Stephen Dobbie coming on for Wayne Routledge. (Swansea) makes a substitution, with Joe Allen coming on for Leon Britton. Direct free kick taken by Michel Vorm.

71:40

Victor Moses takes a shot. Penalty awarded for a foul by Ashley Williams on Jordi Gomez. Penalty taken by Ben Watson saved by Michel Vorm. Swansea 0-0 Wigan.Corner taken by Ben Watson.

70:11

A cross is delivered by Wayne Routledge, blocked by Ben Watson. Corner taken by Kemy Agustien, Hugo Rodallega makes a clearance.

69:10

Hugo Rodallega replaces Franco Di Santo.

68:52

Ben Watson takes a shot from a just insdie the box and hits the post.

68:23

Victor Moses takes a shot. Michel Vorm makes a save.

67:40

Corner taken by Ben Watson from the left by-line, Steven Caulker makes a clearance.

67:04

A cross is delivered by Franco Di Santo, Steven Caulker makes a clearance.

65:09

Jordi Gomez crosses the ball.

63:47

James McArthur joins the action as a substitute, replacing James McCarthy.

62:55

The ball is crossed by Wayne Routledge, Maynor Figueroa manages to make a clearance.

62:07

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nathan Dyer by Ronnie Stam. Kemy Agustien delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, Mohamed Diame manages to make a clearance.

60:50

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ben Watson on Nathan Dyer. Kemy Agustien crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, Mohamed Diame makes a clearance.

59:52

Wayne Routledge has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.

58:29

Victor Moses takes a shot. Nathan Dyer gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Ben Watson, Foul by Emmerson Boyce on Ashley Williams, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Michel Vorm.

57:18

Right-footed shot by Kemy Agustien went wide left of the net.

56:48

The ball is sent over by Nathan Dyer, Gary Caldwell makes a clearance.

55:46

Victor Moses challenges Leon Britton unfairly and gives away a free kick. Steven Caulker takes the direct free kick.

54:24

Angel Rangel takes a shot. Blocked by Scott Sinclair. Handball by Angel Rangel. Ali Al Habsi takes the direct free kick.

53:42

Nathan Dyer sends in a cross, clearance made by Emmerson Boyce.

51:48

Franco Di Santo challenges Steven Caulker unfairly and gives away a free kick. Kemy Agustien restarts play with the free kick.

51:09

Scott Sinclair takes a shot.

50:48

Neil Taylor is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Ronnie Stam.

50:03

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Scott Sinclair by Ronnie Stam. Leon Britton takes the direct free kick.

48:24

Foul by Emmerson Boyce on Scott Sinclair, free kick awarded. Scott Sinclair produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

46:46

Mohamed Diame produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the goal.

45:31 +0.31

Ben Watson takes a short corner, The ball is delivered by Victor Moses, clearance by Steven Caulker.

45:11

Scott Sinclair produces a cross, Maynor Figueroa makes a clearance.

44:14

Jordi Gomez takes a shot. Save by Michel Vorm.

41:10

Effort from the edge of the box by Victor Moses goes wide of the left-hand upright.

39:03

Jordi Gomez takes a short corner, A cross is delivered by Victor Moses, Ashley Williams makes a clearance. Corner taken right-footed by Ben Watson from the left by-line, clearance by Ashley Williams.

37:23

The assistant referee signals for offside against Victor Moses. Indirect free kick taken by Ashley Williams.

36:21

(Wigan) makes a substitution, with Ronnie Stam coming on for Antolin Alcaraz.

34:37

Corner taken right-footed by Kemy Agustien to the near post, save made by Ali Al Habsi. Leon Britton produces a left-footed shot from just outside the penalty area that goes harmlessly over the target.

34:24

Kemy Agustien sends in a cross, Ben Watson manages to make a clearance.

32:36

The ball is crossed by Wayne Routledge, clearance made by Antolin Alcaraz. Corner taken by Kemy Agustien from the left by-line played to the near post. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Kemy Agustien from the right by-line, clearance made by Gary Caldwell.

31:53

Angel Rangel delivers the ball, clearance made by Emmerson Boyce.

31:41

Centre by Angel Rangel, clearance made by Emmerson Boyce.

30:42

Scott Sinclair is caught offside. Ali Al Habsi takes the indirect free kick.

30:32

Centre by Angel Rangel, Ben Watson manages to make a clearance.

29:45

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Kemy Agustien from the left by-line, Mohamed Diame manages to make a clearance.

28:51

Angel Rangel gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Victor Moses. Maynor Figueroa fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick, blocked by Steven Caulker. Neil Taylor delivers the ball, clearance made by Ben Watson.

26:18

Unfair challenge on Scott Sinclair by Mohamed Diame results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Neil Taylor.

24:40

Jordi Gomez concedes a free kick for a foul on Neil Taylor. Jordi Gomez goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. Neil Taylor restarts play with the free kick.

19:31

Nathan Dyer fouled by Mohamed Diame, the ref awards a free kick. Kemy Agustien takes the free kick.

18:52

Free kick awarded for a foul by Scott Sinclair on Jordi Gomez. Gary Caldwell restarts play with the free kick.

17:02

James McCarthy concedes a free kick for a foul on Wayne Routledge. James McCarthy booked. Free kick taken by Ashley Williams.

13:44

A cross is delivered by Angel Rangel, Header by Danny Graham from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.

13:38

Danny Graham crosses the ball, Gary Caldwell manages to make a clearance.

8:24

Franco Di Santo concedes a free kick for a foul on Steven Caulker. Kemy Agustien takes the free kick.

7:38

Scott Sinclair has an effort at goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.

7:31

Danny Graham crosses the ball.

6:06

Foul by Mohamed Diame on Kemy Agustien, free kick awarded. Steven Caulker takes the direct free kick.

4:37

Ben Watson fouled by Neil Taylor, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Gary Caldwell.

3:16

Foul by Kemy Agustien on Mohamed Diame, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Ben Watson.

1:26

The ball is delivered by Angel Rangel, Danny Graham takes a shot. Save by Ali Al Habsi.

0:50

Jordi Gomez gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Scott Sinclair. Direct free kick taken by Neil Taylor.

0:26

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ashley Williams by Franco Di Santo. Ashley Williams takes the direct free kick.

Match Preview

Martinez ready for Swans reception Wigan boss Roberto Martinez is ready to take on the chin whatever reception he is given by Swansea's fans on his return to the Liberty Stadium. The Spaniard made 122 appearances for the Swans as a player and then spent two years in south Wales as manager between 2007 and 2009 before leaving the club for Wigan. It was a controversial decision by Martinez, who had previously said he would only quit Swansea if he was forced out, and he was jeered by the home fans when Wigan played a Carling Cup tie at the Liberty Stadium last season. The Latics will be the first club to play an away game in the Premier League outside England, and Martinez hopes the excitement of promotion to the top flight will have helped Swansea fans understand why it was a chance he felt he could not turn down. The Spaniard said: "I understand and I'll accept any sort of reaction. I'm sure the fans, looking back now, they understand more my decision. They see the football club reaching the dream of the Premier League. "I've got a lot of good friends and people that I'm close to so it's going to be a great feeling to be down there. And I've got a lot of respect for the fans so, whatever the reaction is, I'll respect it and accept it." Latics are likely to be without defender Steve Gohouri for the trip as he continues his recovery from a calf problem. Boss Roberto Martinez may be tempted to start with striker Hugo Rodallega despite admitting he is not yet 100% fit after Copa America duty with Colombia, while Antolin Alcaraz, who reached the final with Paraguay, could come into contention for a place in the squad. James McCarthy had an injection in his ankle to enable him to play in last week's draw with Norwich and should be available again but new signing Nouha Dicko is not yet being considered for the first team. Meanwhile, Swansea manager Brendan Rodgers has warned his players they will face a tough test as they look to record a first win of the season. He said: "They have very good players, this is their seventh season in the Premier League so they are an established Premier League club and they have the resources and finances over a number of years to build a good squad. "They have some players I know well. I worked with Franco Di Santo at Chelsea, he is big and strong and always very motivated. "There is Victor Moses, this could be a big year for Victor, he is a wonderful technician and is strong on both sides and has the ability to score goals. "Young (James) McCarthy is a good player and played a lot of games last season and is a good football talent, and (Hugo) Rodallega is a talent as well so they have very good players. "But I believe in the group I have, it's a real special group, they are honest. Some of our players have come from League Two to Premier League and come into every game ready to give their maximum." Swansea captain Garry Monk is again a doubt. The defender missed Monday's defeat at Manchester City due to a foot problem, but played 90 minutes for the reserves on Wednesday. Rodgers is set to see whether Monk has any adverse reaction to that run-out before making a final decision. Left-back Neil Taylor is available again after completing the three-match suspension he received for his red card in the play-off semi-final first leg at Nottingham Forest.

Formation:4231Manager: Brendan Rodgers

Swansea

Formation: 4231Manager: Roberto Martinez

Wigan

  • Michel Vorm
  • Angel Rangel
  • Steven Caulker
  • Ashley Williams
  • Neil Taylor
  • Kemy Agustien
  • Leon Britton
  • Wayne Routledge
  • Nathan Dyer
  • Scott Sinclair
  • Danny Graham
  • SUBS
  • Jose Moreira
  • Alan Tate
  • Stephen Dobbie
  • Leroy Lita
  • Luke Moore
  • Joe Allen
  • Mark Gower

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Match Report

Vorm heroics preserve Swans point Goalkeeper Michel Vorm was the hero for Swansea as he saved Ben Watson's penalty to earn the Welsh club their first Premier League point from a 0-0 draw with Wigan at the Liberty Stadium. The Dutchman got down low to his right to make the stop after captain Ashley Williams had given away a 73rd minute spot-kick for a foul on Jordi Gomez. It earned the hosts a point they thoroughly deserved after dominating large parts of the game, with Danny Graham missing a series of chances and Scott Sinclair firing wide. But they also rode their luck as second-half efforts from Gomez and Victor Moses came back off the crossbar with Vorm beaten. Alan Tate dropped to the bench for the hosts with left-back Neil Taylor available again following suspension, while Wayne Routledge made his full debut in place of Stephen Dobbie. Antolin Alcaraz was the only change for Wigan as manager Roberto Martinez returned to his former club, the Paraguayan coming in for Adrian Lopez. Swansea started brightly and some good link play from Sinclair and Angel Rangel put the latter away on the right. His cross was half blocked with Graham's shot being sharply saved by Ali Al Habsi. The hosts' lively opening continued as Graham dragged his effort after racing through on goal, with Sinclair recovering the wayward shot to cut inside and fire wide of the near post. Graham was soon involved again as the record signing headed wide from Kemy Agustien's cross. But it took a great tackle by Williams to deny a surging Franco Di Santo run as the Wigan striker closed in on goal. The hosts continued to dominate possession and James McCarthy covered back well to block off a Taylor pull back. Alcaraz then brilliantly denied Graham a tap-in after Sinclair and Routledge combined down the left, but the defender soon departed the fray as a calf problem picked up early on saw him withdrawn, with Ronnie Stam coming on. Moses fired a tame effort wide before Gomez worked Vorm in the Swansea goal for the first time with a shot from an acute angle just before the break. Mohamed Diame was off target from distance shortly after the restart but Swansea were soon back on the attack, Sinclair blazing high and wide after Graham had robbed Stam. Rangel's scuffed effort was directed into Graham's path just six yards out in the 54th minute but the former Watford man was crowded out by Latics defenders. But Wigan were posing a greater threat than in the first 45 minutes and the dangerous Moses had an effort diverted wide by an Agustien block, before Routledge was narrowly off target with a shot across Al Habsi at the other end. Moses tested Vorm after the Swans defence failed to pick him up at a short corner, before Gomez struck the woodwork with a lovely outside of the foot effort from the edge of the box as the visitors enjoyed their best period of the game. Swansea's failure to capitalise on their dominance looked as though it would cost them when Wigan were awarded a 73rd minute penalty after Williams brought down Gomez as the midfielder followed up a Moses shot that had also cannoned back off the bar. But Vorm made himself an instant hero with the Liberty Stadium faithful as he got down low to his right to keep out Watson's spot-kick. Substitute Hugo Rodallega then somehow failed to connect with a header back across goal from the resulting corner. Swansea replacement Dobbie's shot from the edge of the area was then parried away by Al Habsi, but Sinclair could not properly connect with the rebound as the game entered the final 10 minutes. Home nerves became frayed as the Latics finished strongly with Maynor Figueroa heading across the face of goal, but Swansea held out for a point.

Form Guide

    L
  • Swansea
  • VS
  • Wigan
  • D

Last Meetings

Top Scorers

Swansea

    Wigan

      Goals

      Swansea

        • Total goals 4
        • Goals per game 0
      • (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
      • (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
      • (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
      • (For) 1 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

      Wigan

        • Total goals 5
        • Goals per game 1
      • 1 (For) Period 21-30 mins
      • (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins

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