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Unfair challenge on Youssouf Mulumbu by Hugo Rodallega results in a free kick. Boaz Myhill takes the free kick.
Chris Brunt receives a caution for unsporting behaviour. Chris Brunt concedes a free kick for a foul on Mohamed Diame. Free kick taken by Ali Al Habsi.
Steve Gohouri goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.
Chris Brunt takes a shot. Blocked by Steve Gohouri.
Outswinging corner taken by Peter Odemwingie from the right by-line, clearance by Hugo Rodallega.
Steven Caldwell goes into the book. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Marc-Antoine Fortune by Gary Caldwell. Centre by Chris Brunt, Marc-Antoine Fortune takes a shot. Ali Al Habsi makes a save.
The ball is sent over by Youssouf Mulumbu.
The ball is swung over by Somen Tchoyi, clearance made by Gary Caldwell.
The ball is delivered by Jerome Thomas.
Somen Tchoyi sends in a cross.
The ball is swung over by Somen Tchoyi, blocked by Victor Moses.
Charles N'Zogbia produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the bar.
The referee shows Youssouf Mulumbu a yellow card. Youssouf Mulumbu gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mohamed Diame. Free kick crossed right-footed by Ben Watson.
Steven Reid challenges Victor Moses unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Ben Watson from left channel, blocked by Youssouf Mulumbu.
Marc-Antoine Fortune challenges Gary Caldwell unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Ali Al Habsi.
Hugo Rodallega is cautioned. The assistant referee flags for offside against Hugo Rodallega. Paul Scharner restarts play with the free kick.
Corner taken left-footed by Chris Brunt, Steven Caldwell manages to make a clearance.
Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Chris Brunt from the left by-line, Jonas Olsson takes a shot. Save by Ali Al Habsi.
Jerome Thomas takes a shot.
Marc-Antoine Fortune grabs a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. West Brom 2-2 Wigan.Assist by Jerome Thomas.
Chris Brunt takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, Mohamed Diame makes a clearance.
Victor Moses joins the action as a substitute, replacing Franco Di Santo. Steven Reid is brought on as a substitute for Gonzalo Jara. Youssouf Mulumbu challenges Hugo Rodallega unfairly and gives away a free kick. Gary Caldwell restarts play with the free kick.
Franco Di Santo crosses the ball, Boaz Myhill makes a save.
Chris Brunt produces a left-footed shot from outside the area and hits the bar.
Chris Brunt sends in a cross, Gary Caldwell manages to make a clearance.
Marc-Antoine Fortune produces a right-footed shot from outside the area and strikes the post.
Steven Caldwell joins the action as a substitute, replacing Maynor Figueroa.
A cross is delivered by Charles N'Zogbia, clearance made by Marek Cech.
Franco Di Santo challenges Youssouf Mulumbu unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Gonzalo Jara.
Hendry Thomas is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour. Simon Cox goes off and Marc-Antoine Fortune comes on. Hendry Thomas challenges Simon Cox unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Paul Scharner.
Peter Odemwingie produces a left-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the goal.
Foul by Gary Caldwell on Peter Odemwingie, free kick awarded. Chris Brunt takes the direct free kick.
Youssouf Mulumbu fouled by Mohamed Diame, the ref awards a free kick. Paul Scharner takes the direct free kick.
Hendry Thomas comes on in place of James McCarthy.
Outswinging corner taken by Simon Cox from the right by-line played to the near post, Shot from deep inside the area by Paul Scharner clears the crossbar.
Hugo Rodallega produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that goes over the bar.
Corner taken right-footed by Ben Watson.
Charles N'Zogbia takes a shot. Save by Boaz Myhill.
Carlos Alberto Vela leaves the field to be replaced by Somen Tchoyi.
Jerome Thomas takes a shot. Save by Ali Al Habsi.
Youssouf Mulumbu has an effort at goal from outside the area which goes wide right of the goal.
The ball is delivered by Carlos Alberto Vela, James McCarthy manages to make a clearance.
Centre by Carlos Alberto Vela.
Foul by Mohamed Diame on Carlos Alberto Vela, free kick awarded. Jonas Olsson takes the free kick.
A cross is delivered by Emmerson Boyce, clearance by Paul Scharner.
Centre by Gonzalo Jara, James McCarthy makes a clearance.
Jerome Thomas has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal.
Unfair challenge on Jerome Thomas by James McCarthy results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Marek Cech.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Simon Cox, save by Ali Al Habsi.
Short corner taken by Simon Cox.
Youssouf Mulumbu takes a shot. Blocked by Maynor Figueroa.
The ball is crossed by Chris Brunt, Peter Odemwingie takes a shot from 12 yards. Blocked by Steve Gohouri.
Effort on goal by Hugo Rodallega from deep inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.
Franco Di Santo takes a shot. Save by Boaz Myhill.
The ball is delivered by Marek Cech, save made by Ali Al Habsi.
Effort from just outside the area by Marek Cech goes over the target.
The referee blows for offside against Peter Odemwingie. Ali Al Habsi restarts play with the free kick.
Booking for Gonzalo Jara for unsporting behaviour. Ben Watson fires in a goal from just outside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. West Brom 1-2 Wigan.Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Maynor Figueroa by Gonzalo Jara.
Charles N'Zogbia gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jerome Thomas. Marek Cech takes the direct free kick.
Franco Di Santo crosses the ball, Jonas Olsson makes a clearance.
Chris Brunt has an effort at goal from long range that misses to the right of the goal.
The ball is delivered by Peter Odemwingie, Maynor Figueroa manages to make a clearance.
Peter Odemwingie goes into the book for unsporting behaviour. Peter Odemwingie gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Maynor Figueroa. Ben Watson takes the direct free kick.
Simon Cox gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ben Watson. Ben Watson takes the direct free kick.
Youssouf Mulumbu takes a shot from long range which goes wide of the right-hand post.
Ben Watson takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Paul Scharner.
Carlos Alberto Vela takes a shot. Save by Ali Al Habsi.
Ben Watson takes a shot. Paul Scharner gets a block in.
Paul Scharner is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Charles N'Zogbia.
Corner taken by Ben Watson.
The ball is delivered by Emmerson Boyce.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Steve Gohouri by Youssouf Mulumbu. Maynor Figueroa takes the direct free kick.
Simon Cox gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James McCarthy. Ben Watson takes the direct free kick.
Goal scored by Charles N'Zogbia from the edge of the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. West Brom 1-1 Wigan.Charles N'Zogbia fouled by Youssouf Mulumbu, the ref awards a free kick.
Foul by Mohamed Diame on Marek Cech, free kick awarded. The ball is sent over by Chris Brunt, Headed effort from inside the box by Jonas Olsson misses to the right of the target.
Chris Brunt takes a shot. Ali Al Habsi makes a save.
Ben Watson goes into the book for unsporting behaviour. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Carlos Alberto Vela by Ben Watson. Free kick crossed by Chris Brunt.
Inswinging corner taken by Ben Watson.
Carlos Alberto Vela produces a cross, blocked by Maynor Figueroa.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Jonas Olsson. Ali Al Habsi takes the direct free kick.
Mohamed Diame gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Carlos Alberto Vela. Chris Brunt crosses the ball in from the free kick.
Foul by Youssouf Mulumbu on Franco Di Santo, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Ben Watson.
Corner taken by Simon Cox from the right by-line played to the near post, Charles N'Zogbia makes a clearance.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Franco Di Santo by Paul Scharner. Shot comes in from Charles N'Zogbia from the free kick.
Peter Odemwingie fires in a goal from the edge of the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. West Brom 1-0 Wigan.Assist on the goal came from Jerome Thomas.
Franco Di Santo is caught offside. Jonas Olsson restarts play with the free kick.
Franco Di Santo concedes a free kick for a foul on Paul Scharner. Boaz Myhill restarts play with the free kick.
Mohamed Diame takes the inswinging corner, Gonzalo Jara makes a clearance.
Carlos Vela is poised to make his debut for West Brom in Tuesday's Barclays Premier League clash at home to fellow strugglers Wigan.
The Mexico striker has joined the Baggies on loan from Arsenal for the remainder of the season.
Utility player Steven Reid is available again after recovering from knee surgery, but midfielder Graham Dorrans is still sidelined with an ankle problem.
Albion manager Roberto Di Matteo believes newcomer Vela will be perfectly suited to the team's style of play and will help them climb clear of the relegation zone.
He should have no difficulty slotting in with West Brom accustomed to playing the same kind of passing game as the Gunners.
Di Matteo will hope the Mexican can inspire Albion to end a run of six defeats in their last seven league encounters.
The Baggies boss said: "Carlos has got great technical ability. He's got fantastic pace and he is a great attacking option for us.
"We are very pleased and delighted he has chosen to come and play for us. It suits him very well the way we play football. That's the main reason he came here.
"He can fit in very nicely in the way we play and be a big threat for us. I think Arsenal were happy for him to come here and he was happy. I think they were pleased that he chose us."
West Brom's only win since early December was a 3-2 home success over Blackpool and Di Matteo knows the clash with the Latics is of similar significance.
He believes the Baggies fans can have a major influence on the outcome of the game.
Di Matteo said: "It's quite obvious it is a big game for both clubs. It's similar to the Blackpool game here. We have the home advantage and hopefully our supporters will be right behind us and give the players that little bit extra to win the game.
"We lost 1-0 at their place and it will probably be a similar sort of game. It was a very balanced game and I didn't think we deserved to lose. It will be a similar affair."
Wigan manager Roberto Martinez will restore his first-choice players to the side after resting a handful for the drawn FA Cup fourth round match against Bolton at the weekend.
Hugo Rodallega and Charles N'Zogbia should both be back in the starting XI, while goalkeeper Ali Al Habsi will come back despite Mike Pollitt's clean sheet.
Callum McManaman and Victor Moses impressed against the Trotters but James McCarthy and Franco Di Santo's first-team return should keep them out. Antolin Alcaraz remains out with a soft tissue problem.
Martinez is confident McManaman's emergence has spared Wigan scouring the transfer market for a new striker.
Manager Martinez shipped out underperforming summer signing Mauro Boselli on loan to Genoa earlier in the transfer window but instead of looking for a direct replacement he has opted to give 19-year-old McManaman his head.
The forward scored his first goal for the club in the FA Cup win over Hull and showed further promise with a lively display in the draw at Bolton.
Martinez believes he can continue to be of use between now and the end of the year and is happy with his compliment of attacking options.
"Callum's ready for whatever role we will give him. It's not a case of relying on Callum to stay in the Premier League. But he's ready," said Martinez.
"We've also got Hugo (Rodallega), Charles (N'Zogbia), Franco (Di Santo), Victor (Moses) and Tom (Cleverley) at the club, so the forward line is very good here.
"Rather than bringing in a player without any Premier League experience, to be an extra member of the squad, I feel Callum deserves that role in the squad."
Fortune favours Baggies
Substitute Marc-Antoine Fortune rescued a point for West Brom in a pulsating 2-2 draw in a Barclays Premier League relegation battle with Wigan at The Hawthorns.
Peter Odemwingie gave Albion an early lead only for the Latics to hit back through Charles N'Zogbia and Ben Watson.
But Fortune salvaged a share of the spoils for the home side with 11 minutes remaining.
It keeps the Baggies three points ahead of Wigan with a game in hand.
Albion were again left to rue poor defending at set pieces for both the goals they conceded and the Latics posed a threat through N'Zogbia throughout.
But the Baggies also asked questions of the visitors' defence through Odemwingie.
West Brom boss Roberto Di Matteo handed a debut to new loan signing Carlos Vela from Arsenal.
Wigan were the first to threaten and hesitancy by Paul Scharner almost let in Hugo Rodallega inside 30 seconds.
He allowed the ball to bounce in the Albion box and it needed an interception from Gonzalo Jara to deny the Wigan striker a clear shot at goal.
But after five minutes the Baggies went ahead through Odemwingie in their first meaningful attack.
Jerome Thomas was the creator with a perfectly-weighted ball which picked out the run of Odemwingie who beat the offside trap.
He kept his cool before sliding the ball past Ali Al Habsi into the corner of the net.
It was Odemwingie's ninth goal of the campaign - all in the Premier League.
Albion were on top and Jonas Olsson sent a powerful header past the post from another Brunt free-kick.
But Wigan drew level in the 20th after Youssouf Mulumbu brought down N'Zogbia on the edge of the box.
N'Zogbia took the free-kick himself and it deflected off Mulumbu before flying past Boaz Myhill into the corner of the net.
It was N'Zogbia's first goal in 13 matches.
N'Zogbia was proving a handful and one powerful run took him past Scharner and Jara before his volley from a narrow angle was beaten out by Myhill.
Brunt drilled a low drive just past the post after being teed up by Vela.
But Wigan took the lead in the 42nd minute after Jara was booked for chopping down Maynor Figueroa.
Watson drilled the free-kick into the danger area from the left of the box and no-one got a touch before it flew into the far corner of the net.
Albion made a positive start to the second period and Marek Cech was only just too high with a 25-yard drive.
But Myhill needed to react sharply to block a shot from Franco Di Santo.
The home side started to exert some pressure and Thomas curled a shot from inside the box just over the bar.
But Wigan were looking menacing on the break and Myhill blocked a shot from the dangerous N'Zogbia with his legs.
Albion built up a head of steam and Fortune crashed a 20-yard drive against a post.
The woodwork also denied Brunt after good play by Odemwingie.
With 11 minutes left Fortune brought Albion back on level terms.
Mulumbu sprayed the ball out to Thomas whose cross was headed home by Fortune.
Habsi produced a superb save to turn over Olsson's header from Brunt's cross.
Albion had penalty appeals rejected in injury-time when the ball bounced up and appeared to hit the hand of Gary Caldwell.
Then Habsi denied Fortune at the foot of a post.
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