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  • Date:15 Oct 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:The DW Stadium
  • Attendance:17,261
  • Diame (39)
  • Reo-Coker (3) Eagles (90)
Goal!

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95mins

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

94mins

Mark Davies on for Chris Eagles.

94mins

Shot from just outside the box by Nigel Reo-Coker goes over the crossbar.

92mins

Chris Eagles scores a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Wigan 1-3 Bolton.Ivan Klasnic provided the assist for the goal.

90mins

Foul by Nigel Reo-Coker on David Jones, free kick awarded. The free kick is delivered left-footed by David Jones from left channel, Ricardo Gardner makes a clearance.

90mins

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by David Jones from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Kevin Davies.

90mins

The ball is swung over by Victor Moses, clearance made by Dedryck Boyata.

88mins

Handball decision goes against Ricardo Gardner. Direct free kick taken by Gary Caldwell.

88mins

(Bolton) makes a substitution, with Ricardo Gardner coming on for Martin Petrov.

86mins

Emmerson Boyce challenges Kevin Davies unfairly and gives away a free kick. Martin Petrov crosses the ball in from the free kick, David Jones manages to make a clearance.

85mins

Unfair challenge on Paul Robinson by Victor Moses results in a free kick. Paul Robinson takes the free kick.

84mins

Ivan Klasnic is brought on as a substitute for David Ngog.

83mins

The referee blows for offside. Jussi Jaaskelainen restarts play with the free kick.

82mins

Booking for Martin Petrov for dissent.

81mins

Martin Petrov takes a shot. Save made by Ali Al Habsi.

80mins

Antolin Alcaraz challenges David Ngog unfairly and gives away a free kick. Chris Eagles produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick, save made by Ali Al Habsi.

79mins

Foul by Antolin Alcaraz on Darren Pratley, free kick awarded. Antolin Alcaraz goes into the referee's book. Direct free kick taken by Paul Robinson.

78mins

Outswinging corner taken by David Jones from the left by-line, Antolin Alcaraz takes a shot. Kevin Davies gets a block in.

75mins

Shaun Maloney comes on in place of James McCarthy.

74mins

Close range effort by Dedryck Boyata goes over the bar.

72mins

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Martin Petrov from the right by-line, Penalty awarded for an unfair challenge on Dedryck Boyata by Gary Caldwell. Gary Caldwell receives a caution for unsporting behaviour. A save by Ali Al Habsi from penalty by Kevin Davies. Wigan 1-2 Bolton.

72mins

Chris Eagles takes a shot. Save by Ali Al Habsi.

71mins

The referee gives a free kick against Maynor Figueroa for handball. Caution for Maynor Figueroa. Martin Petrov sends in a cross, Header from close in by Dedryck Boyata misses to the right of the target.

69mins

Chris Eagles fouled by Antolin Alcaraz, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Chris Eagles from right channel, clearance by Maynor Figueroa.

68mins

Outswinging corner taken by Martin Petrov from the left by-line, Franco Di Santo manages to make a clearance.

67mins

Victor Moses fouled by Dedryck Boyata, the ref awards a free kick. Dedryck Boyata goes into the referee's book. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Hugo Rodallega.

65mins

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by David Jones.

65mins

Victor Moses takes a shot. Blocked by Paul Robinson.

64mins

Franco Di Santo takes a shot. Blocked by David Wheater.

63mins

The referee gives a free kick against Paul Robinson for handball. The referee books Paul Robinson for unsporting behaviour. Gary Caldwell takes the direct free kick.

62mins

Victor Moses takes a shot. Paul Robinson gets a block in.

62mins

The referee blows for offside against Hugo Rodallega. Jussi Jaaskelainen restarts play with the free kick.

59mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Mohamed Diame on Kevin Davies. Free kick taken by David Ngog.

58mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Victor Moses by Paul Robinson. Free kick crossed left-footed by David Jones from right wing, save made by Jussi Jaaskelainen.

56mins

The ball is delivered by Franco Di Santo, clearance made by David Wheater.

55mins

Chris Eagles produces a cross.

53mins

Hugo Rodallega takes a shot. Save by Jussi Jaaskelainen.

53mins

Hugo Rodallega takes a shot. Blocked by David Wheater.

52mins

Emmerson Boyce produces a cross, save by Jussi Jaaskelainen.

51mins

Martin Petrov takes a shot. Save made by Ali Al Habsi.

49mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Victor Moses on Darren Pratley. Paul Robinson takes the direct free kick.

46mins

Hugo Rodallega on for Steve Gohouri.

46mins

Foul by Franco Di Santo on Gary Cahill, free kick awarded. Franco Di Santo goes into the book. Jussi Jaaskelainen takes the free kick.

46mins

Ben Watson leaves the field to be replaced by Maynor Figueroa.

45mins

David Ngog gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Jones. David Jones takes the free kick.

44mins

Foul by Darren Pratley on Steve Gohouri, free kick awarded. Antolin Alcaraz restarts play with the free kick.

42mins

Victor Moses produces a right-footed shot from 35 yards and missed to the left of the target.

40mins

Mohamed Diame grabs a goal from outside the box to the top right corner of the goal. Wigan 1-1 Bolton.Ben Watson provided the assist for the goal.

37mins

Corner taken left-footed by Martin Petrov.

37mins

Martin Petrov crosses the ball, Gary Caldwell gets a block in.

32mins

David Jones takes the inswinging corner, Mohamed Diame takes a shot. Jussi Jaaskelainen makes a save.

32mins

Inswinging corner taken by Ben Watson, save made by Jussi Jaaskelainen.

30mins

David Ngog takes a shot. Blocked by Antolin Alcaraz.

30mins

Chris Eagles fouled by Franco Di Santo, the ref awards a free kick. Jussi Jaaskelainen takes the free kick.

28mins

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Martin Petrov played to the near post, clearance made by Ben Watson.

28mins

Foul by Gary Cahill on Franco Di Santo, free kick awarded. Ben Watson takes the direct free kick.

27mins

Unfair challenge on David Jones by Darren Pratley results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ben Watson.

26mins

Kevin Davies concedes a free kick for a foul on James McCarthy. Steve Gohouri takes the free kick.

23mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Darren Pratley on Victor Moses. Darren Pratley receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Shot on goal comes in from Franco Di Santo from the free kick.

23mins

Darren Pratley produces a cross.

22mins

Unfair challenge on David Wheater by Franco Di Santo results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jussi Jaaskelainen.

22mins

Kevin Davies takes a shot. Save by Ali Al Habsi.

20mins

Foul by Paul Robinson on Victor Moses, free kick awarded. Gary Caldwell takes the free kick.

19mins

Unfair challenge on Paul Robinson by Franco Di Santo results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Paul Robinson.

19mins

Chris Eagles takes a shot. Blocked by Gary Caldwell.

18mins

The offside flag is raised against Franco Di Santo. Gary Cahill takes the indirect free kick.

17mins

Shot from just outside the box by James McCarthy misses to the right of the goal.

14mins

Kevin Davies challenges Steve Gohouri unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Ben Watson.

13mins

James McCarthy is ruled offside. Jussi Jaaskelainen takes the indirect free kick.

12mins

Unfair challenge on Victor Moses by Paul Robinson results in a free kick. Emmerson Boyce restarts play with the free kick.

11mins

Mohamed Diame challenges Darren Pratley unfairly and gives away a free kick. Martin Petrov takes the free kick.

9mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Gary Cahill on Franco Di Santo. Free kick taken by James McCarthy.

8mins

David Ngog fouled by Antolin Alcaraz, the ref awards a free kick. Jussi Jaaskelainen restarts play with the free kick.

7mins

Victor Moses takes a shot. David Wheater gets a block in.

7mins

Chris Eagles takes a shot. Save by Ali Al Habsi.

4mins

Nigel Reo-Coker finds the net with a goal from close in to the bottom right corner of the goal. Wigan 0-1 Bolton.The assist for the goal came from Chris Eagles.

3mins

Handball by David Ngog. Direct free kick taken by Antolin Alcaraz.

2mins

Unfair challenge on David Ngog by James McCarthy results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Martin Petrov.

1mins

Unfair challenge on Victor Moses by Nigel Reo-Coker results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Ben Watson.

Match Preview

Martinez not interested in early league standings Wigan boss Roberto Martinez insists it would be wrong for anyone to draw conclusions from the current state of the Premier League table. If they did, Manchester United would be claiming the title, with Manchester City and Chelsea in hot pursuit. Rather more surprisingly, Newcastle could be looking at a Champions League berth and Arsenal would be in a relegation fight. Much closer to home, both Wigan and tomorrow's opponents, local rivals Bolton, would be preparing to drop into the Championship. It is hardly a shock therefore that Martinez is convinced present positions are misleading. "If you are looking at the table and trying to draw any conclusions now, you are going to be wrong," he said. "The difference between teams from 8th to 20th is very small and there are still the best part of eight months of the competition to go." After only escaping the drop on the final day of last season, Wigan might have half expected to be in trouble again. Yet it is opposite number Owen Coyle who finds himself under the spotlight, after following a woeful ending to last term, triggered by that FA Cup semi-final hammering by Stoke, with six successive losses following a handsome opening day win at QPR. "Bolton won't be near the bottom at the end of the season," said Martinez. "They have enough experience and know-how and the mentality to cope with this kind of pressure. "I am not as extremist as other people. "When you look at their opening seven fixtures, apart from that fantastic win at QPR and the home game against Norwich all the other games were ones anyone could lose. "The real start of Bolton's season is the next few months. "Owen controls his squad extremely well and I don't believe he is in a bad moment at all." It might be overlooked somewhat in a region that can boast titanic clashes between the red and blue halves of Manchester and Merseyside, plus the inter-city rivalries that exist between the two areas, but the distance between Wigan and Bolton is a mere 7.6miles. The gap is not filled with hate. However, the healthy respect that exists instead is interspersed by a keen desire for victory, and these particular local bragging rights. "Both clubs share the same sort of passion for these derbies," said Martinez. "It is more than a football game. And the need for points is quite clear for both clubs." Like Bolton, Wigan's solitary win this term came against QPR in August. It completed a three-match unbeaten sequence against the newly-promoted sides that gave way to a lamentable September, results wise, which yielded not a single point. Bolton boss Owen Coyle is not letting the statistics about his team's start to the Premier League season get him down. Wanderers go into the clash lying bottom of the table having lost six league games in a row since they opened their campaign with a 4-0 win over QPR. While that is concerning, it should be noted that within that sequence of defeats, the Trotters have been beaten by Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal. Coyle points to the fact that last term - during which they generally impressed before fading in the final weeks - Bolton only came away with one point from the same fixtures against those big-name clubs, suggesting that overall, it is the kind of thing one should not read too much into. "Whatever it is, it is - that is the nature of football," Coyle said. "I think everyone would concede last year, when we were probably performing at the top of our game, how good a team we were, but from that same group of five games against those clubs we only took one point. "I think sometimes you get too caught up in whatever you want to in terms of facts and stats." Coyle - who has had to deal with a series of injuries to his squad as well as the daunting fixture list - acknowledges Bolton need to up their game, but with matches against the likes of Sunderland, Swansea, Stoke and West Brom to come after Wigan, the Scot is feeling optimistic about Wanderers' prospects of turning their fortunes around. "We are not happy with some of the performances we have given - we felt we could have performed better, and there is no getting away from that," Coyle said. "We are always honest in our assessment of that and we know we can do better. "But what we also know is that there is so much scope for improvement that it augurs well for when we do go and get that win and get up and running." end

Formation:433Manager: Roberto Martinez

Wigan

Formation: 442Manager: Owen Coyle

Bolton

  • Ali Al Habsi
  • Steve Gohouri
  • Emmerson Boyce
  • Gary Caldwell
  • Antolin Alcaraz
  • Ben Watson
  • James McCarthy
  • Mohamed Diame
  • David Jones
  • Franco Di Santo
  • Victor Moses
  • SUBS
  • Michael Pollitt
  • Albert Crusat
  • Shaun Maloney
  • James McArthur
  • Conor Sammon
  • Hugo Rodallega
  • Maynor Figueroa

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Match Report

Eagles seals crucial win for Bolton An injury-time strike from Chris Eagles put the seal on a priceless 3-1 Barclays Premier League victory for Bolton at the DW Stadium. Boss Owen Coyle knew nothing more than a win would ease the pressure swirling around his side after a miserable run of 11 losses in 12 league games stretching back to last season. Nigel Reo-Coker gave the visitors the start they so badly needed when he prodded home in the fourth minute, then David Ngog netted shortly after Mohamed Diame's superb 40th-minute equaliser. And after Bolton had failed to wrap it up when Ali Al Habsi saved Kevin Davies' 70th- minute penalty, Eagles made sure by firing home after a mistake by Antolin Alcaraz. Having started the game bottom of the table, Bolton's win suddenly turned the pressure on Roberto Martinez's Wigan, who have now lost five league games in a row. Wigan never recovered from a fine start by Bolton, with Coyle's men getting a dream start in the fourth minute when Eagles crossed for Reo-Coker to prod home just ahead of the hapless Alcaraz. Bolton's storming start continued with Pratley finding room in the box and firing a curling shot which was well saved by former Trotters goalkeeper Al Habsi. Martinez's men gradually started to claw their way back into the the game, but it was still the visitors who had the clear-cut chances with Ngog coming close. The home side were having to rely on set-pieces and Ben Watson came close to an unlikely equaliser on the half-hour when his dipping corner almost eluded Jussi Jaaskelainen. But when Wigan's big chance came it was brilliantly executed by Diame, who unleashed a curling right-foot shot from outside the box which blazed past Jaaskelainen on 40 minutes. It was a superb riposte by Diame, who had also scored for the Latics against Tottenham in their last home game and was beginning to show plenty of promise. But Bolton went back in front in first-half injury-time when Davies dispossessed Steve Gohouri and fed Ngog, who shot home low to Al Habsi's right. Martinez threw on Hugo Rodallega at half-time after a month out with a knee injury but Bolton had the first chance of the second period when Petrov forced a save from Al Habsi. Emmerson Boyce shot into the side netting from a tight angle before Rodallega blasted his first effort which was blocked at close quarters by Wheater. Rodallega came close in the 53rd minute when Victor Moses fed him at the second attempt from the right and the striker's bobbling shot was gathered well by Jaaskelainen. Wigan's forward moves were becoming more urgent, with Moses cutting inside and clattering a low shot off the legs of Paul Robinson before narrowly missing the resulting Boyce corner. Moses won a dangerous free-kick on the edge of the box in the 67th minute after a foul by Dedryck Boyata, but Rodallega spooned his set-piece over the bar. Boyata should have made the points certain for Bolton in the 70th minute when he met a Petrov free-kick with a low header at point-blank range but diverted it wide. And moments later Al Habsi was almost guilty of an horrendous blunder when he spilled a harmless shot from Eagles out for a corner. From the set-piece Caldwell was judged to have hauled down Boyata, but Al Habsi redeemed himself with a brilliant save from Davies, and Boyata blazed the rebound over. But Bolton wrapped up victory in injury time when Eagles seized on a mistake by Alcaraz to cut inside the Wigan box and drill a low shot past Al Habsi.

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