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Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Billy Jones by Paul Scharner. Paul Scharner shown a yellow card. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Graham Dorrans.
Foul by Isaiah Brown on James McCarthy, free kick awarded. Indirect free kick taken by James McCarthy. Isaiah Brown receives a yellow card.
Graham Dorrans has a drilled shot. Save by Joel Robles. Graham Dorrans takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, Shane Long takes a shot. Save made by Joel Robles. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Graham Dorrans played to the near post. Short corner worked by Jerome Thomas.
Arouna Kone concedes a free kick for a foul on Liam Ridgewell. Liam Ridgewell takes the indirect free kick.
Claudio Yacob gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Shaun Maloney. Free kick taken by Joel Robles.
A cross is delivered by James Morrison, Paul Scharner manages to make a clearance.
Effort from just outside the box by James Morrison goes over the bar. Isaiah Brown is brought on as a substitute for Youssouf Mulumbu.
Effort from the edge of the penalty box by Youssouf Mulumbu goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Foul by Ben Watson on Claudio Yacob, free kick awarded. Indirect free kick taken by Youssouf Mulumbu.
A goal is scored by Callum McManaman from close in to the bottom right corner of the goal. West Brom 2-3 Wigan.Shaun Maloney provided the assist for the goal.
Jerome Thomas takes a shot. Blocked by James McArthur. Free kick awarded for a foul by Gareth McAuley on Shaun Maloney. Gareth McAuley receives a caution. Shaun Maloney crosses the ball in from the free kick.
(Wigan) makes a substitution, with Roger Espinoza coming on for Jean Beausejour.
Billy Jones produces a drilled right-footed shot from 18 yards. Save by Joel Robles.
Emmerson Boyce delivers the ball, Billy Jones makes a clearance.
Centre by Jean Beausejour, Liam Ridgewell makes a clearance.
The offside flag is raised against Arouna Kone. Jonas Olsson takes the free kick.
Foul by Roman Golobart on Shane Long, free kick awarded. Roman Golobart is shown a yellow card. Jonas Olsson takes the free kick.
Header from deep inside the area by Arouna Kone goes over the bar. Romelu Lukaku leaves the field to be replaced by Jerome Thomas. Markus Rosenberg leaves the field to be replaced by James Morrison.
Graham Dorrans concedes a free kick for a foul on Arouna Kone. Free kick taken by Shaun Maloney.
A cross is delivered by James McArthur, save made by Ben Foster.
Corner taken by Graham Dorrans from the right by-line, Header from deep inside the area by Gareth McAuley goes over the bar.
James McArthur finds the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. West Brom 2-2 Wigan.Shaun Maloney provided the assist for the goal.
Shane Long fouled by Shaun Maloney, the ref awards a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Graham Dorrans. Shaun Maloney goes into the book. James McArthur comes on in place of Jordi Gomez. Roman Golobart on for Ronnie Stam.
The ball is delivered by Jean Beausejour.
Foul by Jean Beausejour on Graham Dorrans, free kick awarded. The ball is swung over by Graham Dorrans, Gareth McAuley grabs a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. West Brom 2-1 Wigan.Graham Dorrans provided the assist for the goal.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul Scharner on Shane Long. Youssouf Mulumbu takes the indirect free kick.
Callum McManaman takes a shot. Jonas Olsson gets a block in. Short corner worked by Shaun Maloney. Shaun Maloney takes a shot. Blocked by Liam Ridgewell. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Shaun Maloney by Claudio Yacob. Indirect free kick taken by Ben Watson.
Effort from outside the penalty area by Markus Rosenberg goes wide left of the goal.
Short corner taken by Callum McManaman from the right by-line. Billy Jones is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
Arouna Kone scores a headed goal from just inside the edge of the penalty area. West Brom 1-1 Wigan.Assist by Jean Beausejour.
Romelu Lukaku has an effort at goal from 6 yards. Save by Joel Robles.
Graham Dorrans gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Shaun Maloney. Strike comes in from Shaun Maloney from the free kick.
Graham Dorrans takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, save by Joel Robles.
The ball is delivered by Jean Beausejour, Liam Ridgewell makes a clearance.
Centre by Billy Jones.
A cross is delivered by Ronnie Stam, clearance made by Gareth McAuley. Corner from the right by-line taken by Callum McManaman, Paul Scharner takes a shot. Save made by Ben Foster.
Shane Long fires in a goal from close in to the bottom left corner of the goal. West Brom 1-0 Wigan.The assist for the goal came from Markus Rosenberg.
Arouna Kone produces a cross, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Callum McManaman misses to the right of the goal.
Shane Long sends in a cross, clearance by Jean Beausejour.
Ronnie Stam delivers the ball, save made by Ben Foster.
Jean Beausejour produces a cross.
Unfair challenge on Paul Scharner by Shane Long results in a free kick. Free kick taken by James McCarthy.
Emmerson Boyce produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.
Arouna Kone takes a shot. Shaun Maloney takes the outswinging corner, save by Ben Foster. Liam Ridgewell manages to make a clearance. Corner taken right-footed by Shaun Maloney to the near post, clearance made by Shane Long.
Effort on goal by Callum McManaman from 20 yards. Save by Ben Foster.
Graham Dorrans decides to take a short corner.
The ball is crossed by Jean Beausejour, save by Ben Foster.
Ronnie Stam sends in a cross, Jonas Olsson makes a clearance.
Markus Rosenberg takes a shot. Emmerson Boyce gets a block in. Graham Dorrans produces a drilled right-footed shot from 20 yards. Ben Watson gets a block in. Graham Dorrans takes a shot. Blocked by Ben Watson.
Romelu Lukaku produces a left-footed shot from just outside the penalty area that goes harmlessly over the target.
Ben Watson is penalised for a handball. Graham Dorrans has a direct shot on goal from the free kick, save by Joel Robles.
Liam Ridgewell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Callum McManaman. Liam Ridgewell is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour. Indirect free kick taken by Ben Watson.
Shane Long takes a shot.
Jean Beausejour sends in a cross. A cross is delivered by Ronnie Stam, clearance by Jonas Olsson.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Youssouf Mulumbu on James McCarthy. Ben Watson takes the indirect free kick.
Markus Rosenberg produces a cross, Emmerson Boyce manages to make a clearance. The ball is crossed by Liam Ridgewell.
Effort on goal by Shaun Maloney from outside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.
Jean Beausejour is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Ben Foster restarts play with the free kick. Liam Ridgewell sends in a cross, clearance made by Emmerson Boyce. Corner taken by Graham Dorrans played to the near post, save by Joel Robles.
Three Baggies fall
West Brom will be without captain Chris Brunt, striker Marc-Antoine Fortune and defender Goran Popov for the Barclays Premier League clash with Wigan.
Brunt missed the 3-0 win at Southampton with a knee injury and sits out again, while Popov has a calf problem.
Fortune starts a three-game suspension but Youssouf Mulumbu returns from a ban of his own and Peter Odemwingie is in contention for a first appearance since March 30.
West Brom have the relative luxury of approaching their final four games of the season with no pressure.
The unlikely prospect of relegation was banished weeks ago and there is no chance of a late push for European football.
But, although boss Steve Clarke is happy with his side's efforts to date, he is eager to see them work hard until the very last kick and a 3-0 win at Southampton last time out suggests he may not be disappointed.
"It's a reward for all the hard work we did earlier in season, that we can sit above the relegation fight," he said.
"Unfortunately we're not in the fight for European places, which would have been better, but it's nice to be comfortable where we are.
"The problem is to be comfortable but not complacent.
"But we don't want the season to be an anti-climax. We want to have two three, four good performances and pick up more points.
"I think we're already better than last season but there are still two or three teams below us who can catch us.
"We have to cement that eighth position we're in and we probably need another three or four points to do that. That's the next focus."
Wigan are forced into a defensive change with Maynor Figueroa ruled out for the rest of the season with a groin injury.
Paraguay centre-back Antolin Alcaraz (hamstring) is close to fitness but unlikely to return this weekend, meaning Ronnie Stam could come in at the back.
Midfielder Ben Watson, out since last November with a broken leg but on the bench last week, could figure while defender Roman Golobart and midfielder Fraser Fyvie are in contention after knocks.
Wigan were denied victory after conceding a last-minute own goal equaliser to Tottenham last weekend.
That came after good performances, but in losing causes, against Manchester City and West Ham.
Martinez knows luck needs to turn quickly but is not expecting favours against mid-table sides that might have little to play for, in West Brom and Swansea, in the next two games.
He said: "If anything, it can be quite tricky to play those sides because they can relax, they can be confident about what they do.
"I have never seen a situation where a team plays for nothing.
"Probably the aim of the team is done but, individually, every player plays for their own situation - for contracts, or whatever.
"In this league, if you are not 100 per cent, you have got no chance to get points and that is the message for Saturday.
"I don't think you would expect West Brom to take the foot off the pedal at all.
"I don't think that goes with their make-up, it is not the way they have been playing this season.
"They have been brave, going from game to game, coping with bad results in a remarkable manner.
"I don't think the team will ever accept this is the end of the season.
"We are facing a team who are going to be relaxed, very composed about what they do and focused on winning every point they have got left.
"We know we are going to face a very difficult side on Saturday."
West Brom 2-3 Wigan: Match Report - view commentary, squad, and statistics of the game as it happened.
McManaman snatches win for Wigan
Callum McManaman struck 10 minutes from time to snatch a 3-2 win at West Brom and keep Wigan's hopes of another great escape alive.
The Latics twice came from behind before McManaman, who scored his first Barclays Premier League goal against Tottenham last weekend, swept home from close range following Shaun Maloney's superb run.
Shane Long and Gareth McAuley put West Brom ahead in the 29th and 50th minutes, only for Arouna Kone and James McArthur - with his first touch - the drag the visitors back into it.
Wigan goalkeeper Joel Robles also played an important role, saving a Dorrans piledriver in the 89th minute.
Visiting boss Roberto Martinez made two changes to his side, with Ronnie Stam and Ben Watson coming in for McArthur and Maynor Figueroa, the latter having been ruled out for the rest of the season.
The selection placed significant trust in Watson, who was making his first appearance since breaking his leg in November.
In the opposing side, Markus Rosenberg was handed a rare start in place of the suspended Marc-Antoine Fortune.
Maloney was the first to get a shot away, finding room to shoot in the third minute but producing a wild and wayward effort.
The hosts were gifted a chance from nothing in the 10th minute when Watson's handball handed them a promising free-kick, but Dorrans shot straight at Joel.
Another mistake, this time a weak header from Stam, played in Romelu Lukaku, whose dipping volley did not worry the keeper.
The hosts set about imposing themselves on the game as Wigan dropped deeper, with Watson making a couple of brave blocks to keep the Baggies out and Lukaku making a nuisance of himself.
Kone was seeing less of the ball up front for the Latics but almost caught Ben Foster off guard with a skiddy long-range effort in the 19th minute.
Ten minutes later West Brom took a deserved lead.
Claudio Yacob kicked things off with a tackle deep in his own half and Lukaku picked out Rosenberg's run with a wonderfully measured pass into the right channel.
The Swede easily outstripped Watson and his low ball across goal left Long with a simple close-range finish.
Maloney went close with a free-kick in the 37th minute and the equaliser arrived two minutes later.
It was a straightforward goal, Maloney finding Jean Beausejour on the left flank and Kone beating Jonas Olsson to nod home the Chilean's cross at the far post.
West Brom were somewhat becalmed after that, with Wigan doing more to grab a second before the break.McManaman was involved twice, first shooting high and wide after making room for himself at the edge of the area and then just failing to take advantage of Watson's improvised free-kick in added time.
Steve Clarke's side had more energy after the break and restored their lead five minutes into the second half.
McAuley was the scorer, rising to head Dorrans' free-kick home after Kone made only a half-hearted attempt to track his run.
Martinez made a double substitution in the 57th minute, Roman Golobart and McArthur on for Stam and Jordi Gomez.
The change took a matter of seconds to take effect, McArthur diving to head home Maloney's cross at full stretch for a dramatic first touch.
The sight of wantaway striker Peter Odemwingie warming up drew some colourful chants from the home support, with Clarke instead introducing Jerome Thomas and James Morrison.
A loose back-pass from Olsson nearly played in Kone but Foster had just enough time to pick up possession.
Joel was called into action at the other end with 20 minutes remaining, the advancing Billy Jones seeing his shot saved at the near post.
Wigan lost Beausejour to injury in the 74th minute but they were soon celebrating when McManaman and Maloney combined to put the visitors ahead for the first time.
Maloney, somewhat inevitably, was the instigator, charging down the left wing and beating two men before pulling the ball back from the byline.
The finish was a simple one for McManaman but the effect could yet be huge on their season.
Dorrans almost spoiled Wigan's day with a fierce 30-yard strike in the 89th minute but Joel responded with a fine save.
A late scramble saw McArthur head the ball off the goal-line as the visitors clung on.
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