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  • Date:19 Nov 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:The DW Stadium
  • Attendance:17,392
  • Gomez (6)
    Gomez (6) Caldwell (30)
    Crusat (87)
  • Yakubu (1) Hoilett (58) Yakubu - pen (90)
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95:42 +5.42

Corner taken by Morten Gamst Pedersen, David Jones challenges Paul Robinson unfairly and gives away a Penalty. Penalty taken right-footed by Ayegbeni Yakubu and scored. Wigan 3-3 Blackburn.Assist on the goal came from Paul Robinson.

95:09 +5.09

Victor Moses concedes a free kick for a foul on Morten Gamst Pedersen. Paul Robinson restarts play with the free kick.

94:30 +4.30

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mauro Formica by Mohamed Diame. Paul Robinson takes the direct free kick.

93:37 +3.37

Unfair challenge on Gary Caldwell by Jason Roberts results in a free kick. Gary Caldwell takes the free kick.

92:55 +2.55

Jason Roberts on for Gael Givet.

92:36 +2.36

David Jones produces a cross, Headed effort on goal by Maynor Figueroa from just inside the box goes harmlessly over the goal.

91:11 +1.11

Victor Moses fouled by Mauro Formica, the ref awards a free kick. Mohamed Diame takes the direct free kick.

89:59

James McArthur joins the action as a substitute, replacing Ronnie Stam.

88:45

The ball is delivered by Hugo Rodallega, Albert Crusat fires in a goal from just outside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Wigan 3-2 Blackburn.The assist for the goal came from Hugo Rodallega.

87:40

Ayegbeni Yakubu concedes a free kick for a foul on Steve Gohouri. Gary Caldwell takes the free kick.

86:05

Victor Moses is caught offside. Paul Robinson restarts play with the free kick.

85:19

Maynor Figueroa takes a shot.

82:54

Mauro Formica comes on in place of Ruben Rochina.

81:20

Victor Moses takes a shot. Scott Dann gets a block in.

81:03

David Jones takes a outswinging corner. Ronnie Stam sends in a cross, Ayegbeni Yakubu gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by David Jones played to the near post, clearance made by Morten Gamst Pedersen.

79:14

David Jones takes a shot from a long way out which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

78:59

A cross is delivered by Albert Crusat, clearance made by Scott Dann.

76:28

Hugo Rodallega has an effort at goal. Save by Paul Robinson.

75:53

Albert Crusat produces a cross, clearance made by Scott Dann.

73:45

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by David Jones, clearance made by Grant Hanley.

73:26

Albert Crusat takes a shot. Save made by Paul Robinson.

69:49

Ronnie Stam concedes a free kick for a foul on David Hoilett. Ronnie Stam is given a yellow card. Free kick taken by Morten Gamst Pedersen.

68:43

Unfair challenge on Steve Gohouri by Steven Nzonzi results in a free kick. Ali Al Habsi takes the direct free kick.

68:21

Booking for Steven Nzonzi.

67:07

Foul by Ronnie Stam on Ayegbeni Yakubu, free kick awarded. Hugo Rodallega replaces Conor Sammon. Albert Crusat is brought on as a substitute for Jordi Gomez. Free kick taken by Paul Robinson.

66:35

David Jones decides to take the corner short.

65:50

Shot from outside the penalty box by Ruben Rochina goes wide right of the goal.

62:43

Corner taken by David Jones. Foul by Grant Hanley on Victor Moses, free kick awarded. Victor Moses takes the free kick, Close range headed effort by Conor Sammon misses to the right of the target.

62:39

Maynor Figueroa produces a right-footed shot from 35 yards and went wide right of the net.

58:41

Corner taken short by Ayegbeni Yakubu, The ball is crossed by Morten Gamst Pedersen, David Hoilett grabs a headed goal from close range. Wigan 2-2 Blackburn.Assist on the goal came from Morten Gamst Pedersen.

55:41

Foul by Steven Nzonzi on Mohamed Diame, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Ali Al Habsi.

53:20

Unfair challenge on Gael Givet by Jordi Gomez results in a free kick. The referee books Jordi Gomez for unsporting behaviour. Direct free kick taken by Paul Robinson.

52:39

Grant Hanley has shot on goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

51:54

Jordi Gomez gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Morten Gamst Pedersen. Paul Robinson takes the direct free kick.

47:29

David Dunn concedes a free kick for a foul on Mohamed Diame. David Dunn is shown a red card. Free kick taken by Gary Caldwell.

46:45

Outswinging corner taken by Morten Gamst Pedersen, David Jones manages to make a clearance.

46:15 +1.15

Shot by Jordi Gomez went wide right of the target.

46:01

David Jones has an effort at goal from the edge of the box that misses to the right of the target.

45:58 +0.58

Victor Moses takes a shot. Blocked by Scott Dann.

45:15 +0.15

Conor Sammon concedes a free kick for a foul on Grant Hanley. Paul Robinson takes the direct free kick.

45:01

Adam Henley on for Michel Salgado.

44:42

Victor Moses takes a shot. Grant Hanley gets a block in.

43:16

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ayegbeni Yakubu on David Jones. Direct free kick taken by Ali Al Habsi.

42:05

The ball is crossed by Conor Sammon, Victor Moses produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box that clears the crossbar.

40:20

Morten Gamst Pedersen fouled by Jordi Gomez, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Morten Gamst Pedersen.

37:26

The ball is swung over by Ronnie Stam, Victor Moses produces a left-footed shot from inside the area that clears the bar.

34:52

David Jones takes a shot. Blocked by Scott Dann.

32:06

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jordi Gomez by Morten Gamst Pedersen. Gary Caldwell takes the direct free kick.

29:39

Outswinging corner taken by David Jones from the left by-line, Gary Caldwell grabs a headed goal from deep inside the penalty box. Wigan 2-1 Blackburn.The assist for the goal came from David Jones.

28:37

Victor Moses fouled by David Hoilett, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Maynor Figueroa.

24:33

Handball decision goes against David Dunn. Gary Caldwell takes the direct free kick.

24:13

David Jones decides to take the corner short.

19:39

Foul by Steven Nzonzi on Victor Moses, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Jordi Gomez.

19:07

Effort on goal by Gael Givet from inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.

17:44

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David Dunn by Mohamed Diame. Strike on goal comes in from Morten Gamst Pedersen from the free kick.

15:46

Mohamed Diame takes a shot. Save by Paul Robinson.

14:59

Victor Moses is caught offside. Paul Robinson takes the indirect free kick.

13:56

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James McCarthy by David Dunn. David Dunn is booked. Direct free kick taken by James McCarthy.

12:48

Foul by David Jones on Ruben Rochina, free kick awarded. Paul Robinson takes the free kick.

10:59

Unfair challenge on Victor Moses by Ruben Rochina results in a free kick. Caution for Ruben Rochina. Free kick taken by David Jones.

10:11

Free kick awarded for a foul by David Jones on David Dunn. Direct free kick taken by Morten Gamst Pedersen.

9:31

Mohamed Diame takes a shot. Grant Hanley manages to make a clearance.

8:08

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ayegbeni Yakubu by James McCarthy. Morten Gamst Pedersen restarts play with the free kick.

6:57

Goal scored by Jordi Gomez from the edge of the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Wigan 1-1 Blackburn.Ronnie Stam provided the assist for the goal.

2:40

Unfair challenge on Ayegbeni Yakubu by Maynor Figueroa results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Morten Gamst Pedersen.

1:05

Ayegbeni Yakubu finds the back of the net with a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Wigan 0-1 Blackburn.Assist on the goal came from Steven Nzonzi.

0:23

Jordi Gomez takes a shot from 35 yards clearing the bar.

Match Preview

Martinez looks to survival experience Wigan boss Roberto Martinez is convinced his players' experience of last season's relegation battle will help them pull away from trouble again. Martinez's side are bottom of the Barclays Premier League with just five points after losing their last eight games. The Spaniard admits the situation is a concern but, ahead of Saturday`s vital clash against fellow strugglers Blackburn, he retains the utmost confidence. Martinez said: "Morale is good because I would say we have been in this situation time after time. "We have got the right characters in the dressing room and we know how to face adversity. "These are situations we want to get out of. Not because of the run of defeats, that is just a stat. It is just the lack of points. "That is something we never expected, especially if you look at the level of our performances. "We can change it around quickly and we have got the right personalities and talent in the dressing room to get the points we need and achieve our aim." Like Blackburn, Wigan beat the drop only on the final day of last season in May. Having been written off by many prior to that, Martinez emerged with his reputation enhanced and was targeted by Aston Villa over the summer. The 38-year-old resisted those overtures to remain loyal to Athletic and chairman Dave Whelan rewarded him with a new contract. Whelan's faith in Martinez does not appear to have wavered despite this season's poor results but, even if it did, the Latics boss would not let speculation bother him. Martinez said: "Any manager would tell you we cannot lose any time or waste any energy thinking about what could happen and what would be a specific scenario. "All your focus is on the next game. "In the last few games we have been losing points because of small margins and we need to concentrate on that. I am excited and look forward to the challenge. "I think it is a very tough period and we need to find the solutions." Wigan defender Antolin Alcaraz misses out through suspension but captain Gary Caldwell returns from his ban. Blackburn manager Steve Kean insists the club's owners have kept all their promises during their first year. A year to the day they were taken over by Indian poultry giants Venky's, Blackburn take on Wigan with defeat for either side likely to intensify a Lancashire crisis. Discontented Rovers fans have targeted Kean in protest this season and are now turning against the owners. Kean, however, believes that Blackburn have been cursed by bad luck, are close to turning the season around - and that Venky's have fulfilled their side of the bargain. He said: "Anything I have ever asked for in any transfer window has always been delivered. I think when we are trying to build a young team maybe you are not going to pick up as many points as a more, senior older team but I think we are improving and the owners know that as well. "Any promises they made to me as far as allowing budget, any time I have asked for a player to be re-signed or if I wanted any backing in bringing a player to the club - none more so than Scott Dann on deadline day for a sizeable amount of money - that has been delivered. "They are very involved, they watch the games, they enjoy coming over and spending time at the stadium and at the training ground, meeting the players. "The players then went out to India and enjoyed meeting them on a personal level. I think every member of the team and the staff know what they are about now and have a personal relationship with them which I think is unique." Kean has told his players to not even contemplate going for a draw at the DW Stadium, especially with Wigan on a run of eight consecutive defeats. He added: "We've said to the lads, let's look positive, let's not even think about a draw, let's go and get an away victory. "We feel already that we should have beaten Norwich away and we are slightly disappointed it was only a point at QPR. "There are group of games coming up with lots of points we can be putting on the board." Chris Samba (hamstring) is touch and go for Blackburn but Scott Dann and Michel Salgado are ready to return after spells on the sidelines. Simon Vukcevic is missing after suffering a badly-broken nose on international duty with Montenegro.

Formation:4231Manager: Roberto Martinez

Wigan

Formation: 4231Manager: Steve Kean

Blackburn

  • Ali Al Habsi
  • Ronnie Stam
  • Steve Gohouri
  • Gary Caldwell
  • Maynor Figueroa
  • James McCarthy
  • David Jones
  • Jordi Gomez
  • Mohamed Diame
  • Victor Moses
  • Conor Sammon
  • SUBS
  • Michael Pollitt
  • Albert Crusat
  • Ben Watson
  • Shaun Maloney
  • James McArthur
  • Hugo Rodallega
  • Adrian Lopez

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Match Report

Late drama as Rovers earn point Blackburn striker Ayegbeni Yakubu slotted home a penalty eight minutes into injury time to salvage a point against Wigan at the end of a dramatic and controversial DW Stadium clas which ended 3-3. Albert Crusat appeared to have given Wigan the points in the 88th minute, but referee Andre Marriner awarded a spot-kick after David Jones fouled Rovers goalkeeper Paul Robinson, who was up for a late corner. The goal was priceless for Blackburn's under-fire boss Steve Kean, who was barracked throughout by the massed ranks of Rovers fans before the sensational finale. But the dramatic scenes were not witnessed by Rovers owners Venkatesh and Balajil Rao, who flew in from India for the match but mysteriously left at half-time. An extraordinary game also saw the 48th-minute sending-off of Blackburn midfielder David Dunn and a controversial second goal for Rovers in which Morten Gamst Pedersen appeared to take two touches from a corner. Rovers, heading to the DW Stadium with Kean's future once again in the spotlight, had grabbed the lead after just 68 seconds when Yakubu lobbed goalkeeper Ali Al Habsi. Wigan were level through Jordi Gomez seven minutes later and ahead through captain Gary Caldwell after 31 minutes, but Junior Hoilett equalised before a breathless finale in which either side could have claimed the points. After eight straight Barclays Premier League losses, Roberto Martinez's Wigan started the game in desperate need of points but Kean also knew it was potentially critical to his future. And a nervy game exploded into life in an instant with Yakubu pouncing on the end of a Steven Nzonzi header and lobbing the opener over Al Habsi with just 68 seconds on the clock. Yakubu's strike must have delighted the Rovers owners but Martinez's men hit back with Victor Moses having a loud penalty appeal turned down. But it took just seven minutes for the Latics to level when Grant Hanley's half-clearance fell to Gomez, who lashed a swinging left-foot shot home from the edge of the box. Dunn and Ruben Rochina were both booked by referee Marriner in a manic first quarter of an hour in which both these struggling sides looked well up for battle. The home side's committed play paid off again in the 31st minute when they grabbed the lead, Caldwell wriggling free of his marker to power home a header from a David Jones corner. And Wigan should have gone further ahead in the 38th minute when Ronnie Stam found space on the left and delivered a cross which Moses blazed over the bar from eight yards. With the home side well on top, discontent began to brew among the swelled ranks of Rovers supporters behind the goal, with some chants directed at the removal of Kean and the owners. Jones looped a long-range effort just wide for Wigan at the start of the second half before Rovers were reduced to 10 men when Dunn received a second yellow card for hacking down Moses. The Rovers owners missed their side's equaliser on the hour when a short corner deceived the Wigan defence and Pedersen crossed for Hoilett to prod in at point-blank range. But there was controversy over the equaliser with replays appearing to clearly show Pedersen take two touches from the set-piece before delivering the ball in for the goal. Rovers missed a great chance to reclaim the lead in the 72nd minute when Yakubu sprang clear and rounded Al Habsi before a brilliant saving challenge from Steve Gohouri. Crusat, a replacement for Gomez after 68 minutes, brought a fine save out of Robinson from long range before the keeper stood firm to deny Rodallega from six yards. Crusat then netted what appeared to be the winner in the 88th minute when Rodallega headed down and the striker prodded a low effort which deceived Robinson and bobbled into the net. But there was still time for Yakubu to send Al Habsi the wrong way from the penalty spot to bring down the curtain on a remarkable DW Stadium clash.

Form Guide

    LLLLLL
  • Wigan
  • VS
  • Blackburn
  • LLDLDL

Last Meetings

  • Wigan
  • 4 - 3
  • Blackburn
  • 05/02/2011
  • Blackburn
  • 2 - 1
  • Wigan
  • 06/11/2010
  • Blackburn
  • 2 - 1
  • Wigan
  • 27/01/2010
  • Wigan
  • 1 - 1
  • Blackburn
  • 26/12/2009
  • Blackburn
  • 2 - 0
  • Wigan
  • 26/04/2009
  • Wigan
  • 3 - 0
  • Blackburn
  • 13/12/2008

Top Scorers

Wigan

  • F Di Santo 3
  • M Diame 2
  • B Watson 1

Blackburn

  • A Yakubu 3
  • C Samba 2
  • M Formica 2
  • D Hoilett 2
  • M Pedersen 1
  • R Rochina 1

Goals

Wigan

    • Total goals 27
    • Goals per game 7
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • (For) 5 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Blackburn

    • Total goals 33
    • Goals per game 13
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 6 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • (For) 5 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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