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  • Rodallega (90)
  • Date:2010-03-20
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:The JJB Stadium
  • Attendance:18498
  • Referee:Jones, M

Live Commentary

90mins

The final whistle goes and Wigan move further clear of the relegation zone while Burnley remain in trouble.

90mins

Hugo Rodallega breaks Burnley's hearts as his diving header beats Brian Jensen.

90mins

There are four minutes of added time for someone to take this game.

89mins

Tyrone Mears is booked for brining down Maynor Figueroa.

88mins

Tyrone Mears is almost through on goal but Maynor Figueroa does well to halt the danger.

87mins

Brian Jensen saves Burnley again with another fine stop from Mohamed Diame's volley.

86mins

Jason Scotland comes close with a turn and shot which is tipped over the bar by Brian Jensen.

84mins

James McCarthy swings in a free-kick but Brian Jensen is there to make the catch.

82mins

Jason Scotland has another chance but sends his half-volley wide.

81mins

Martin Paterson makes way for Chris Eagles.

80mins

Chris Eagles looks to be warming up for the visitors.

79mins

Michael Duff goes into the book now as the game threatens to boil over.

77mins

Both sides are going for the win now with just over 10 minutes to go.

75mins

Kevin McDonald is booked for a trip on Hugo Rodallega.

73mins

Victor Moses replaces Hendry Thomas.

72mins

Robbie Blake misses the target from a long way out.

71mins

Wigan race up the other end and Hugo Rodallega sends a shot over the bar.

70mins

A lovely move from Burnley ends with Martin Paterson clipping the bar from six yards out.

68mins

Robbie Blake is on for Steven Fletcher.

67mins

Titus Bramble is booked for a foul on Kevin McDonald.

65mins

Wigan have a free-kick which Marcelo Moreno sends into the wall and they can't make the most of the rebound.

62mins

The game's a lot more open now as James McCarthy sends Marcelo Moreno's cross over the bar.

61mins

James McCarthy swings in a corner and Wade Elliott is there again to make a clearance off the line.

60mins

Jason Scotland rides a couple of Burnley challenges and unleashes a shot which goes just wide.

58mins

Graham Alexander curls a free-kick goalwards but it's just wide of the post with Chris Kirkland nowhere near.

57mins

A promising break from Burnley but Martin Paterson's cross is overhit.

55mins

Chris Kirkland is okay to continue .

54mins

Chris Kirkland is down injured and seems to have been hit on the head by something.

53mins

Maynor Figueroa sends the free-kick way wide to the frustration of the home fans.

52mins

James McCarthy is fouled by Stephen Jordan just outside the box and Wigan have another free-kick in a dangerous position.

51mins

David Nugent has a shot from distance which goes wide.

50mins

Wigan have a free-kick which comes to nothing and Jason Scotland is given some stick for a poor touch.

49mins

David Nugent tries to curl the ball towards Wade Elliott but it's beyond his team-mate.

49mins

Jason Scotland has a shot which goes wide of the post.

48mins

Burnley counterattack through Steven Fletcher and Chris Kirkland gathers Wade Elliott's shot at the second attempt.

46mins

The second half gets underway.

45mins

The half-time whistle is greeted by boos from the Wigan fans.

45mins

There are two minutes of added time.

44mins

Graham Alexander takes a corner for Burnley but it's cleared by Marcelo Moreno.

43mins

Jason Scotland goes down on the edge of the area under the challenge of Michael Duff but the referee isn't interested.

41mins

Mohamed Diame has an effort which goes way wide of Brian Jensen's goal.

39mins

Marcelo Moreno has a shot which is blocked and the ball eventually falls to Brian Jensen.

38mins

The crowd aren't happy with Wigan's display, there are a few whistles of discontent already.

36mins

Wigan have a dangerous free-kick 30 yards out which is taken by Hugo Rodallega but it's way too deep.

34mins

Paul Scharner is replaced by Jason Scotland.

32mins

Wigan seem about to make a substitution and must have an injury.

30mins

There's a good tempo to the game but both sides are giving the ball away.

29mins

Tyrone Mears takes a free-kick which causes some panic in the box but Chris Kirkland is able to claim.

27mins

Burnley are looking strong in midfield and aren't playing like a team in the relegation zone.

25mins

Graham Alexander takes the corner and the ball bobbles around the area until Chris Kirkland is finally able to make the catch.

24mins

Martin Paterson wins Burnley a corner off Titus Bramble.

23mins

The injuries have disrupted the pace of the game and it's gone a little scrappy.

21mins

Michael Duff catches Paul Scharner off the ball and the Wigan man needs some treatment.

19mins

Paul Scharner has a shot which goes wide as Wigan step up the pressure.

19mins

Wade Elliott deflects a Gary Caldwell header onto the bar as the home side come close to opening the scoring.

18mins

Wigan win the first corner of the game and David Nugent is back on.

17mins

David Nugent seems to be in some pain after that challenge and is off the pitch momentarily.

16mins

Titus Bramble appears to foul David Nugent just outside the area but referee Mike Jones waves play on.

14mins

Titus Bramble is having to cover Maynor Figueroa who is looking a little shaky in the air.

12mins

Wigan can't keep the ball and need to get into the game.

10mins

Burnley are competing for every ball and are looking the brighter of the two teams.

8mins

The home supporters aren't happy as a Wigan attack is halted by the referee for a foul on Wade Elliott.

6mins

James McCarthy almost gets behind the Burnley defence but is penalised for a push on a defender.

5mins

Wade Elliott has a shot which is blocked by Gary Caldwell and Tyrone Mears tries again but Chris Kirkland gratefully gathers the ball.

4mins

David Nugent has an effort which flies over the bar as Burnley come forward again.

3mins

Chris Kirkland is forced into an early save as Steven Fletcher's shot gets a deflection.

1mins

Burnley have made a bright start to the game and their fans are making themselves heard.

1mins

Wigan get the game underway.

0mins

Steven Fletcher, Kevin McDonald, Stephen Jordan and Michael Duff all return for Burnley.

0mins

Wigan captain Mario Melchiot returns, replacing Emmerson Boyce, while Paul Scharner comes in for Charles N'Zogbia.

Match Preview

With games running out, the pressure is on Burnley to improve their away record if they are to avoid relegation, starting with Saturday's clash at inconsistent Wigan Athletic.

The Clarets have lost all but one of their league games away from Turf Moor - 3-3 at Manchester City - but their previously imperious home form has disappeared and successive defeats to relegation rivals Portsmouth and Wolves have left Brian Laws' side three points away from safety with only eight games of the season remaining.

The departure of Owen Coyle in January appears to have hit the club hard with the team taking just four points out of a possible 30 under Laws' stewardship.

Burnley have now won only one of their last 19 matches and, with a tough set of fixtures to come, look odds-on favourites to be playing Championship football again next term.

However, earlier in the week the club were forced to deny reports that they were preparing to sack Laws just 10 games into his managerial reign.

Former Coventry City and Celtic defender Danny Fox is expected to feature against the Latics after it was confirmed that he did not, as was initially thought, suffer a suspected broken rib against Wolves.

However, Stephen Caldwell (groin) and Chris McCann (cruciate knee ligaments) are both expected to miss out.

Wigan's whole season was encapsulated in the second week of March when they secured an impressive 1-0 triumph against Liverpool before plummeting to the depths five days later in a grim 4-0 loss at Bolton Wanderers.

The Reebok Stadium debacle left Roberto Martinez's side only four points clear of the bottom three and made this weekend's game another must-win encounter.

Pressure has increased following their 2-1 home defeat at the hands of Aston Villa on Monday night.

They have conceded almost two goals a game and look set to be without Mario Mechiot (hip) and James McCarthy (ankle) on Saturday.


Match Report

Wigan Athletic striker Hugo Rodallega scored a last-minute winner minute to put a huge dent in Burnley's survival hopes, as the home side edged a 1-0 win at the DW Stadium.

The Clarets had dominated for long periods but squandered all of the chances that came their way and were punished when the Colombian star headed home deep into injury time.

Brian Laws' men, who had never won at Wigan, piled on the pressure in the early stages with player-coach Graham Alexander having a shot blocked and Steven Fletcher forcing Chris Kirkland into action.

In the fourth minute David Nugent flashed a shot over the bar from the edge of the box and soon after Gary Caldwell brilliantly blocked Wade Elliott as he was about to pull the trigger.

But Wigan were denied the lead in the 18th minute by the frame of the goal when Caldwell rose highest to meet James McCarthy's corner, but his bullet header crashed against the post.

Burnley were again the better side after the break with Nugent fluffing another good chance wide.

On the hour Alexander curled a free-kick inches wide after Fletcher had been fouled, with Marcelo Moreno coming closest for the below-par home side.

In the 73rd minute the woodwork came to Wigan's rescue and denied Martin Paterson a stunning goal.

Nugent's ball over the top found the Northern Ireland international and his first-time volley cannoned back off the bar with Kirkland beaten.

Wigan finally came to life in the closing stages with Brian Jensen forced into action four minutes from time as he tipped over Jason Scotland's shot.

And the giant Dane was at it again a minute later when he somehow kept out Mohamed Diame's fierce volley as Burnley began to rock.

Wigan's late pressure finally told at the death though when Victor Moses' brilliant cross found Rodallega to launch himself into a diving header that flew past Jensen and broke the visitors' hearts.

Wigan Athletic

Burnley

Corners

53

Fouls

1114

Goal attempts

1310

Shots off target

96

Offsides

10

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