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Header from close range by Johan Elmander misses to the right of the goal.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Kevin Davies on Steven Caldwell. Free kick taken by Steven Caldwell.
Maynor Figueroa fouled by Matthew Taylor, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Hugo Rodallega from left wing.
(Bolton) makes a substitution, with Mark Davies coming on for Fabrice Muamba.
Hugo Rodallega takes a short corner.
Tom Cleverley takes a shot. Save by Jussi Jaaskelainen.
Tom Cleverley has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
Tom Cleverley on for Jordi Gomez.
The ball is crossed by Ronnie Stam, Gretar Rafn Steinsson makes a clearance.
Inswinging corner taken by Jordi Gomez, Hugo Rodallega produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand post.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Matthew Taylor by Ronnie Stam. Paul Robinson restarts play with the free kick.
Rodrigo Moreno fouled by Maynor Figueroa, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jussi Jaaskelainen.
The referee blows for offside against Rodrigo Moreno. Chris Kirkland restarts play with the free kick.
Hugo Rodallega takes a shot. Blocked by Zat Knight. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Hugo Rodallega played to the near post, clearance made by Zat Knight.
Shot by Franco Di Santo from 12 yards. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Hugo Rodallega from the left by-line. Gary Cahill gets a block in.
Shot by Franco Di Santo. Hugo Rodallega takes a inswinging corner.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Kevin Davies. Antolin Alcaraz takes the indirect free kick.
The offside flag is raised against Kevin Davies. Indirect free kick taken by Chris Kirkland.
Rodrigo Moreno takes a shot. Save by Chris Kirkland.
Johan Elmander grabs a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Wigan 1-1 Bolton.
Rodrigo Moreno on for Chung-Yong Lee. (Bolton) makes a substitution, with Matthew Taylor coming on for Martin Petrov. The official flags Franco Di Santo offside. Indirect free kick taken by Jussi Jaaskelainen.
Chung-Yong Lee fouled by Maynor Figueroa, the ref awards a free kick. Shot on goal comes in from Martin Petrov from the free kick,
Unfair challenge on Chung-Yong Lee by Maynor Figueroa results in a free kick. Strike comes in from Martin Petrov from the free kick.
Shot from just outside the box by Franco Di Santo misses to the right of the target.
Hugo Rodallega gets on the score sheet with a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Wigan 1-0 Bolton.Assist by Franco Di Santo.
Shot by Jordi Gomez. Save made by Jussi Jaaskelainen.
Mohamed Diame fouled by Johan Elmander, the ref awards a free kick. Steven Caldwell restarts play with the free kick.
Emmerson Boyce leaves the field to be replaced by Ronnie Stam. Free kick awarded for a foul by Franco Di Santo on Zat Knight. Jussi Jaaskelainen takes the direct free kick.
Hugo Rodallega takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the crossbar.
Unfair challenge on Maynor Figueroa by Kevin Davies results in a free kick. Chris Kirkland takes the direct free kick.
Stuart Holden produces a left-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the target.
Drilled right-footed shot by Hugo Rodallega. Blocked by Jordi Gomez.
Fabrice Muamba gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mohamed Diame. Hendry Thomas takes the free kick.
Charles N'Zogbia takes a shot. Gary Cahill gets a block in.
Hugo Rodallega takes a shot from 25 yards. Save by Jussi Jaaskelainen.
Foul by Gretar Rafn Steinsson on Hugo Rodallega, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Maynor Figueroa.
Antolin Alcaraz gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Johan Elmander. Direct free kick taken by Gary Cahill.
Hugo Rodallega has a drilled shot. Jussi Jaaskelainen makes a save.
Charles N'Zogbia fouled by Zat Knight, the ref awards a free kick. Steven Caldwell takes the direct free kick.
Foul by Zat Knight on Charles N'Zogbia, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Steven Caldwell.
Effort on goal by Martin Petrov from just inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.
Charles N'Zogbia produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the goal.
Chung-Yong Lee challenges Jordi Gomez unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Antolin Alcaraz.
Caution for Paul Robinson. Foul by Paul Robinson on Charles N'Zogbia, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Steven Caldwell.
Franco Di Santo gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Zat Knight. Direct free kick taken by Jussi Jaaskelainen.
Gary Cahill is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour. James McCarthy leaves the field to be replaced by Mohamed Diame. Gary Cahill concedes a free kick for a foul on Jordi Gomez. Jordi Gomez delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from left channel.
Caution for Gary Cahill. Mohamed Diame replaces James McCarthy. Gary Cahill gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jordi Gomez. Jordi Gomez crosses the ball in from the free kick.
Fabrice Muamba concedes a free kick for a foul on James McCarthy. Free kick taken by Steven Caldwell.
Paul Robinson is caught offside. Direct free kick taken by Steven Caldwell.
Martin Petrov produces a left-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the target.
Foul by Chung-Yong Lee on Maynor Figueroa, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Chris Kirkland.
The ball is swung over by Martin Petrov, clearance by Maynor Figueroa.
Unfair challenge on Steven Caldwell by Johan Elmander results in a free kick. Steven Caldwell takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Franco Di Santo by Fabrice Muamba. Hugo Rodallega shoots direct from the free kick, Jussi Jaaskelainen makes a comfortable save.
Gretar Rafn Steinsson sends in a cross, Shot from inside the area by Kevin Davies clears the bar.
Unfair challenge on Martin Petrov by James McCarthy results in a free kick. Martin Petrov takes the direct free kick.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Charles N'Zogbia, Effort from the edge of the box by Hugo Rodallega goes wide of the left-hand upright.
The ball is crossed by Martin Petrov, Kevin Davies produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Stuart Holden by James McCarthy. Direct free kick taken by Jussi Jaaskelainen.
The referee gets the match started.
The match has reached half-time.
The referee starts the second half.
The final whistle goes and the game is over.
Martinez takes positives from Toon slip
Roberto Martinez believes Wigan will be spurred on in the Barclays Premier League derby against Bolton by a desire to put behind them the one that got away.
The Latics were 2-0 up at Newcastle last weekend with 18 minutes remaining but had to settle for a draw after Fabricio Coloccini equalised in the final moments of injury time.
The result at least extended Wigan's unbeaten run to three league games as they continue to recover from a nightmare start to the season that saw them concede 10 goals in games against Blackpool and Chelsea.
And Martinez is hoping the derby atmosphere generated by a clash between two clubs situated less than 10 miles apart can provide the perfect stage for Wigan to hit back in style.
He said: "They're always really passionate encounters, a real derby, and it's a home game.
"We're coming off the back of a very good performance in the first half (against Newcastle) but we couldn't get the three points and we felt really disappointed.
"So the dressing room is desperate to get back on the football pitch and get rid of that feeling. We're all really excited to give something to the fans to be proud of."
Wigan were written off as relegation certainties in some quarters after their terrible start but are gradually proving their critics wrong. Martinez is excited by the potential among the DW Stadium ranks but is cautious of looking too far ahead.
The Spaniard said: "The standards that we've got on a day-to-day basis are really healthy and the competition that is developing is really exciting.
"Slowly you're starting to see a new group of players that is developing together and getting stronger and stronger, that gets you really excited about the future.
"But you need to get the short term right as well, which is why the game against Bolton is so important. At home, we need to take the extra bit of responsibility and carry on the good work."
Martinez will be forced into a change in goal, where Chris Kirkland will make his first appearance since August.
Current number one Ali Al Habsi is ineligible for the game against his parent club so former England stopper Kirkland comes in. Youngster Lee Nicholls will be on the bench, with veteran Mike Pollitt sidelined following elbow surgery.
Striker Franco Di Santo, who had 10 stitches in his lip this week after a collision in training, and Steve Gohouri are slight doubts but club captain Gary Caldwell will not be risked as he continues his recovery from double hip surgery.
Bolton boss Owen Coyle has praised Martinez for the mental strength he has shown in sticking to his footballing principles and guiding Wigan through their difficult start to the season.
Coyle is also an advocate of flowing football and has hailed the Spaniard for persevering with what he believes in.
"I have known Roberto for many years and he is very much a purist," Coyle said.
"He loves passing and moving the ball, and there are tremendous players in offensive positions for Wigan - the Rodallegas, the N'Zogbias. Di Santo is a terrific player, Boselli was a big-money signing.
"These are very good players and they look to retain that possession and pass and move the ball.
"All credit to Roberto because he came in for a bit of flak, as we all do as managers, at the start of the season and they have seen their way through that.
"He has shown tremendous mental strength and tremendous belief in what they are doing at Wigan and they have started moving themselves up the table.
"We know we are playing against a very good side and we are going to have to be at the top of our game to try and achieve a positive result and get points.
"But the way we are going about it, I believe we can be positive and try and impose ourselves on the match."
DW Stadium derby draw
Wigan and Bolton both extended their unbeaten Barclays Premier League runs as they had to settle for a point apiece in a 1-1 draw.
After a first half notable mainly for a serious-looking injury to James McCarthy, it was the hosts who took the lead with 59 minutes gone as a lovely move involving Charles N'Zogbia and Franco Di Santo ended with Hugo Rodallega beating Jussi Jaaskelainen.
But Bolton took only seven minutes to get back on level terms, Johan Elmander netting his fifth goal of the season, as the Trotters made it five games unbeaten and Wigan four.
Wigan boss Roberto Martinez handed goalkeeper Chris Kirkland his first start since August because current number one Ali Al Habsi was ineligible for the clash against his parent club, but there was little to worry the former England man in the first half.
Bolton were much the better side in the early stages but could not manage an effort on target. England new boy Kevin Davies had a couple of half chances with a header and an acrobatic volley but both flew over the bar.
Wigan were limited to sporadic counter-attacks, and with half an hour on the clock Martinez was forced to make a substitution after McCarthy sustained what looked a serious injury.
The midfielder was tackled from behind by Fabrice Muamba, who was not even booked for the challenge, and received several minutes of treatment before being carried from the pitch.
Mohamed Diame came on in his place and slowly the pattern of the game began to change.
In the 35th minute, N'Zogbia came within inches of opening the scoring when he broke into the area on the right and curled a shot just past Jaaskelainen's far post.
The Finn then had to be alert to keep out Rodallega, who, after a surging run from left to right, probably should have done better than shoot straight at the keeper.
Wigan piled on the pressure as half-time approached and Jaaskelainen held onto another effort from the Colombian before N'Zogbia engineered a great shooting opportunity on the right but saw his effort blocked by Gary Cahill.
The home side picked up where they had left off in the second half, with Maynor Figueroa picking out Rodallega and the striker blazing his shot well over Jaaskelainen's bar.
But, if the striker might have done better then, he certainly made it count just before the hour mark as Wigan took the lead with a goal of real quality.
N'Zogbia set off on a run through midfield before playing in Di Santo, who may have been just offside, on the right. The former Chelsea man neatly diverted the ball into Rodallega's path and this time the striker was clinical.
The hosts just about deserved their lead and it was now up to Bolton to try to rediscover their early dominance.
Trotters boss Owen Coyle brought on Matt Taylor and Premier League debutant Rodrigo Moreno in place of Martin Petrov and Lee Chung-Yong with 65 minutes gone, and within a minute the visitors were level.
Stuart Holden's cross from the right was headed into the middle by Davies where Taylor's first contribution was to poke the ball into the path of Elmander, who slotted under Kirkland.
The game was now a much more even affair and, after Rodrigo tested Kirkland at his near post, Paul Robinson produced a brilliant tackle to halt another N'Zogbia run.
The ball ran to Di Santo and the Wigan fans thought he had put them back in front as his shot rippled the side-netting.
It was then Rodallega's turn to miss the target, and only the Colombian will know how he failed to score as he rose to meet Jordi Gomez's corner five yards out.
With eight minutes left, Martinez made his final change, bringing on Tom Cleverley for Gomez, and the on-loan Manchester United midfielder made an immediate impact.
First he headed just wide when the Bolton defence inexplicably failed to challenge six yards out before forcing Jaaskelainen into a save with a fierce shot from the edge of the box.
The game ended with Wigan centre-backs Steven Caldwell and Antolin Alcaraz needing to be separated after a heated exchange, but they were at least able to celebrate a point gained.
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