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  • Date:16 Feb 2011
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:The DW Stadium
  • Attendance:7,515
Goal!

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95:42 +5.42

Paul Robinson fouled by Adrian Lopez, the ref awards a free kick. Adam Bogdan restarts play with the free kick.

93:56 +3.56

Steven Caldwell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kevin Davies. Free kick taken by Johan Elmander.

93:15 +3.15

Shot from close range by Martin Petrov misses to the left of the goal.

92:27 +2.27

The offside flag is raised against Victor Moses. Adam Bogdan takes the indirect free kick.

90:55 +0.55

Tamir Cohen on for Fabrice Muamba.

90:04 +0.04

Short corner worked by Martin Petrov.

89:42

Chung-Yong Lee takes a shot. Hendry Thomas gets a block in.

89:08

Outswinging corner taken by Jordi Gomez, save made by Adam Bogdan.

87:58

Mark Davies goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. Free kick awarded for a foul by Mark Davies on Franco Di Santo. James McArthur takes the free kick.

85:41

Free kick awarded for a foul by Franco Di Santo on Mark Davies. Adam Bogdan takes the indirect free kick.

84:00

Ivan Klasnic leaves the field to be replaced by Kevin Davies. Free kick awarded for a foul by Mohamed Diame on Paul Robinson. Paul Robinson takes the free kick.

82:22

Victor Moses produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.

80:49

Jordi Gomez decides to take the corner short.

78:51

The assistant referee signals for offside against Martin Petrov. Michael Pollitt restarts play with the free kick.

77:34

Paul Robinson goes into the referee's book. Paul Robinson concedes a free kick for a foul on Mohamed Diame. Direct free kick taken by Jordi Gomez.

75:45

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ivan Klasnic by Gary Caldwell. Free kick crossed left-footed by Marcos Alonso, save by Michael Pollitt.

74:19

Corner taken by Martin Petrov played to the near post.

73:34

Foul by James McArthur on David Wheater, free kick awarded. Paul Robinson restarts play with the free kick.

72:14

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Martin Petrov, Franco Di Santo makes a clearance.

72:07

Franco Di Santo is caught offside. Adam Bogdan takes the indirect free kick.

70:21

Martin Petrov is ruled offside. Michael Pollitt restarts play with the free kick.

69:40

Jordi Gomez takes a shot.

68:09

Corner taken left-footed by Martin Petrov from the left by-line, clearance by Mohamed Diame.

67:14

Mohamed Diame is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Adam Bogdan restarts play with the free kick.

65:59

Ivan Klasnic gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Wigan 0-1 Bolton.Assist by Mark Davies.

65:35

The official flags Martin Petrov offside. Michael Pollitt takes the free kick.

64:12

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Victor Moses by Paul Robinson. Adrian Lopez takes the free kick.

62:39

Effort from deep inside the area by James McArthur misses to the left of the target.

61:33

Martin Petrov takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post.

61:15

Martin Petrov takes a shot. Blocked by Ronnie Stam.

59:18

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Victor Moses by Paul Robinson. Michael Pollitt takes the direct free kick.

58:40

James McArthur challenges Martin Petrov unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Adam Bogdan.

57:12

Marcos Alonso comes on in place of Samuel Ricketts.

54:42

Effort from deep inside the area by Victor Moses misses to the right of the target.

53:39

Corner taken by Jordi Gomez played to the near post, Johan Elmander manages to make a clearance.

50:38

Foul by Mark Davies on Hendry Thomas, free kick awarded. Hendry Thomas takes the free kick.

49:18

Mohamed Diame challenges Fabrice Muamba unfairly and gives away a free kick. Paul Robinson takes the free kick.

48:10

Franco Di Santo is penalised for a handball. Free kick taken by Samuel Ricketts.

46:20

Shot from outside the area by Jordi Gomez misses to the left of the target.

45:31

Fabrice Muamba produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty area and misses left.

43:47

Jordi Gomez produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.

42:01

Victor Moses replaces Callum McManaman. Foul by Fabrice Muamba on Jordi Gomez, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Hendry Thomas.

41:30

Mark Davies concedes a free kick for a foul on Hendry Thomas. Steven Caldwell restarts play with the free kick.

39:42

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mark Davies by Jordi Gomez. Shot comes in from Johan Elmander from the free kick.

39:25

Martin Petrov has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide left of the goal.

39:16

Inswinging corner taken by Martin Petrov from the right by-line.

38:45

Martin Petrov takes a shot. Save by Michael Pollitt.

37:57

Effort from inside the six-yard box by Ivan Klasnic goes wide right of the target.

35:13

Unfair challenge on Callum McManaman by Fabrice Muamba results in a free kick. Jordi Gomez has a direct shot on goal from the free kick, save by Adam Bogdan.

30:14

Unfair challenge on Gary Cahill by Hendry Thomas results in a free kick. Adam Bogdan takes the free kick.

29:45

Chung-Yong Lee fouled by Callum McManaman, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Samuel Ricketts.

28:12

Ivan Klasnic takes a shot. Save made by Michael Pollitt.

27:15

Corner taken left-footed by Jordi Gomez, Paul Robinson manages to make a clearance.

23:58

Martin Petrov concedes a free kick for a foul on Jordi Gomez. Strike on goal comes in from Jordi Gomez from the free kick.

22:09

Unfair challenge on Jordi Gomez by Fabrice Muamba results in a free kick. Gary Caldwell takes the direct free kick.

21:56

Corner taken right-footed by Martin Petrov, clearance made by Mohamed Diame.

21:32

Johan Elmander takes a shot. Save by Michael Pollitt.

20:49

Franco Di Santo is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Adam Bogdan.

19:37

Mark Davies challenges Ronnie Stam unfairly and gives away a free kick. Gary Caldwell takes the free kick.

16:21

Foul by Mark Davies on Hendry Thomas, free kick awarded. Steven Caldwell restarts play with the free kick.

13:48

Hendry Thomas fouled by Ivan Klasnic, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Michael Pollitt.

12:55

Free kick awarded for a foul by Franco Di Santo on David Wheater. Adam Bogdan takes the direct free kick.

12:33

Fabrice Muamba takes a shot. Blocked by Ronnie Stam.

10:57

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Martin Petrov.

10:10

The offside flag is raised against Ivan Klasnic. Michael Pollitt restarts play with the free kick.

8:53

Free kick awarded for a foul by Steven Caldwell on Johan Elmander. Samuel Ricketts takes the free kick.

7:08

Unfair challenge on Jordi Gomez by Fabrice Muamba results in a free kick. Adrian Lopez takes the free kick.

4:52

A cross is delivered by Ronnie Stam, save by Adam Bogdan.

3:17

The offside flag is raised against Johan Elmander. Michael Pollitt takes the indirect free kick.

2:35

Martin Petrov takes a shot. Save by Adam Bogdan.

1:53

Ivan Klasnic produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the target.

1:21

James McArthur concedes a free kick for a foul on Mark Davies. Direct free kick taken by Paul Robinson.

Match Preview

Wigan manager Roberto Martinez is confident he has enough players with the right mental attitude to see them have a successful finish to the season.

The Latics, unbeaten in four league matches, face near-neighbours Bolton in an FA Cup fourth round replay at the DW Stadium. While progression in the cup would help maintain their momentum there is no doubt Barclays Premier League survival is paramount, with the club 18th in the table with 11 matches to go.

Martinez admits the knockout competition gives his squad a break from the rigours of a relegation battle - he will rest a number of his first-choice players tomorrow - but acknowledges the same attitude is required regardless.

"It is a welcome distraction because this season we have used the cup competitions to add players to our squad," said the Spaniard.

"The more experience they have the stronger they get mentally and it makes you capable. The group is in a very good moment mentally and it is very important that we understand we want to win every game we play in.

"The game will be decided on small margins but we just have to keep doing what we have been doing. We are going to carry on progressing and that is always a good mentality to have.

"The team is showing great maturity, the way we played at Anfield (in Saturday's 1-1 draw) showed that, and that means it should give you a lot of [league] points."

Wigan and Bolton have drawn three times already this season and another such outcome after 90 minutes and extra time would produce a penalty shoot out, which will be an additional test of players' mental strengths.

However, Martinez is confident his squad will be up to the task should it arise.

"Mentality is more important. Technically I have seen the best players find the occasion is too big for them and they cannot perform," he added.

"Other players who not as gifted but have that winning mentality, that ruthless streak that they don't get affected by the moment, are the best penalty takers.

"The mental side overcomes that technical skill in a player. In every squad you always have a list of players who are ready mentally to take penalties and we have plenty of options."

Bolton boss Owen Coyle believes David Wheater will be a more than able replacement for Zat Knight after confirming the defender did suffer knee ligament damage in Sunday's win over Everton.

The 30-year-old sustained the damage to his right leg in a last-ditch tackle on Victor Anichebe in the first half of the 2-0 victory and Coyle confirmed he expects Knight to be missing for between four and six weeks.

The Trotters manager said: "It's not as severe as we first thought but certainly bad enough to keep him out for a period of time. There's severe swelling in the area so I think we'll know better in seven to 10 days when that goes down.

"It's a terrible loss, first and foremost for Zat, because he's played every game for me since I came to the football club over a year ago."

The major consolation for Coyle is he has a ready-made replacement in Wheater, who joined the club last month from Middlesbrough and came on for Knight against Everton.

"When somebody receives an injury, it opens the door for someone else," said Coyle.

"David's stepped into the breach and he's showed the quality we believe he has. That's why we brought him to the football club."

Wheater has just turned 24 and, like his new centre-back partner Gary Cahill, is considered one of England's most promising defenders. Coyle added: "They have tremendous mobility, they have real desire, they're very young and they'll continue to get better.

"We were excited with the signing of David Wheater but he knew, given the partnership that Gary Cahill and Zat Knight had, that he was going to have to be patient and bide his time until he got his opportunity.

"We have real belief in him and it will be up to David, now that he's got that jersey, to do everything he can to hold onto it."

Formation:451Manager: Roberto Martinez

Wigan

Formation: 442Manager: Owen Coyle

Bolton

  • Michael Pollitt
  • Ronnie Stam
  • Gary Caldwell
  • Steven Caldwell
  • Adrian Lopez
  • Jordi Gomez
  • Mohamed Diame
  • Hendry Thomas
  • James McArthur
  • Callum McManaman
  • Franco Di Santo
  • SUBS
  • Chris Kirkland
  • James McCarthy
  • Ben Watson
  • Victor Moses
  • Roman Golobart
  • Roman Golobart
  • Jordan Mustoe
  • Daniel Redmond

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Match Report

Klasnic sends Trotters to last 16 Bolton booked a trip to Fulham in the last 16 of the FA Cup after Ivan Klasnic's strike secured a 1-0 victory in their fourth-round replay at Wigan. Wanderers had chances to go ahead in the first half at the DW Stadium and Johan Elmander hit the post just before the interval. Klasnic then found the net in the 66th minute, rifling the ball across Mike Pollitt and into the corner having been played in by Mark Davies. Owen Coyle's men now travel to Craven Cottage in the fifth round on Sunday afternoon. Both managers rang the changes, with Wigan boss Roberto Martinez making nine adjustments to his team. Pollitt came in for on-loan goalkeeper Ali Al Habsi, who was ineligible to play against his parent club, while Steven Caldwell, Adrian Lopez, Callum McManaman and Franco Di Santo were among those also promoted to the first XI. Coyle made six changes of his own as David Wheater replaced injured centre-back Zat Knight in the Wanderers defence and Klasnic was handed a start up front in the absence of the cup-tied Daniel Sturridge. Gary Cahill took the captain's armband as regular skipper Kevin Davies dropped to the bench. With the original tie and two Barclays Premier League fixtures between the sides this season all resulting in draws, something had to give on Wednesday night and it was the visitors who made the more positive start as Lee Chung-yong swung an effort narrowly wide in the third minute. Seconds later Pollitt parried a low Martin Petrov drive and Elmander finished from close range, but the effort was disallowed for offside. Wanderers then had a nervy moment at the other end as Ronnie Stam's cross bobbled off Wheater and Adam Bogdan needed two attempts to keep hold of it. Di Santo found himself in some space soon after, but the Argentinian tried to square the ball and nobody was up with him. Wigan were next to make a mistake at the back as skipper Gary Caldwell intercepted a pass by Lee but played in Elmander, who brought a save out of Pollitt. Jordi Gomez struck a free-kick high and wide in the 23rd minute before Klasnic squandered the best opportunity of the game so far when through one on one, Pollitt getting down to block a shot the Croatian really should have buried. The hosts then won another free-kick following a high challenge by Fabrice Muamba on McManaman and this time Gomez struck it on target, with Bogdan there to make the catch. Back came Bolton and Lee chose to cross when he might have shot before Klasnic completely missed the ball when trying to connect with a Paul Robinson cross. Wanderers kept up the pressure, with Pollitt doing well to tip Petrov's fierce strike over and Elmander seeing a free-kick come back off the Wigan upright. McManaman then had to be withdrawn, Victor Moses the man coming on to replace him. In a scrappy opening to the second period, Muamba sent a shot into the arms of Pollitt and Gomez scuffed an effort wide from the edge of the box. Moses then showed his pace by bursting into the area but he fired into the side-netting. Sam Ricketts, who had been trying to keep up with the young forward, was left on the turf and subsequently had to be carried off on a stretcher, with Marcos Alonso taking his place. Lee then lost possession to Moses, who once again advanced rapidly before laying the ball to James McArthur, but the Scotland midfielder's shot was the wrong side of the post. A nice move saw Muamba played in and Pollitt slid in to deny him, before Elmander had the ball in the net, only to be ruled offside once again. Moments later, though, Bolton were ahead as Klasnic collected Mark Davies' pass, swivelled in the box and smashed a shot beyond Pollitt. Wigan looked to make a swift response and after Mohamed Diame's chip over Bogdan became the third effort disallowed for offside, Gomez cracked an attempt against the bar. Martinez's side continued to press for the equaliser, with Di Santo nodding wide and Moses blazing off-target. Bolton survived, though, and might have added another goal before the final whistle, Lee and Petrov both hitting efforts wide.

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