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  • Moses (30), Gohouri (90)
  • Atkinson (42), Cullen (64)
  • Date:2010-05-03
  • Kick-off:13:30
  • Venue:The JJB Stadium
  • Attendance:20242
  • Referee:Dowd, P

Live Commentary

90mins

Full Time: WIGAN 2-2 HULL: That dramatic equaliser was tough on Hull, who are now officially relegated from the Premier League.

90mins

WIGAN 2-2 HULL: Heartbreak for the Tigers as GOHOURI'S overhead kick from Paul Scharner's knock down brings Wigan level.

90mins

Three minutes will be added on.

87mins

More than 20,000 have packed into the DW Stadium this afternoon, a decent attendance for the Latics. It looks like the home fans will go home diappointed though as Hull look like hanging on to this lead

84mins

Steven Mouyokolo appears to push Hugo Rodallega off the ball as the Wigan man chases a through ball, the referee however waved play on.

82mins

Paul Scharner comes on for Mohamed Diame

80mins

Cullen, full of confidence after his goal, slashes an effort over from 25 yards.

78mins

Garcia Jordi Gomez comes off for Jason Scotland.

77mins

Mario Melchiot is booked for a late tackle on Kilbane.

75mins

The Hull fans are singing and their team is looking confident at the minute. Afirst away win of the season could be on the cards.

70mins

Caleb Folan is on for Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink

65mins

James McCarthy is replaced by Scott Sinclair

65mins

WIGAN 1-2 HULL. MARK CULLEN heads home Kilbane's free-kick to give the Tigers the lead.

62mins

Steve Gohouri is booked for a cynical trip on George Boateng.

59mins

A great touch from Rodallega as he instantly controls Melchiot's long ball and fires in a half volley just over.

51mins

Mark Cullen continues to battle away for Hull, going into a 50/50 challenge with Mario Melchiot on th eleft of the area, Maynor Figueroa is there to cover however and manages to clear.

47mins

Hull are screaming for a penalty as Cullen's cross hits Maynor Figueroa on the arm. Referee Phil Dowd deemed it accidental though.

46mins

No changes at the break as Hull kick off the second half.

45mins

Half Time: WIGAN 1-1 HULL. After a slow start the game came to life later in the half. Hull will be the happier of the two teams at the break though.

42mins

WIGAN 1-1 HULL: Confusion momentarily as WILL ATKINSON heads home Kilbane's cross only for the linesman's flag to rule it out. Then after consulting with the referee, the goal is given and Hull are level.

38mins

Mario Melchiot heads a corner back into the penalty area towards Moses who completely mis-hits a half volley 12 yards from goal, good chance to grab his second that.

34mins

The goal has knocked the stuffing out Hull, who must have fragile confidence, and Wigan are now dominating the possession.

30mins

WIGAN 1-0 HULL. Great goal for Wigan. VICTOR MOSES picks the ball up on the left flank before cutting inside and curling home a brilliant effort from 25 yards. It's his first goal for the Latics.

23mins

Kilbane has an effort flash wide from the edge of the box - it's Hull who have creaed the chances so far despite having less possession.

21mins

Ben Watson curls in a free-kick, but it is over-hit and drifts out for a goal kick. The final ball is lacking at the moment.

15mins

First chance of the game for Hull as youngster Will Atkinson fires in a half volley from Kevin Kilbane's cross that Stojkovic does well to parry away.

12mins

The game is very much a end-of-season affair, with a slow leisurely pace. Though both managers are urging their players on.

9mins

Vladimir Stojkovic plays a poor goal kick straight to Tom Cairney, but his cross is headed wide by Vennegoor of Hesselink.

6mins

Wigan are dominating the early possession and nearly carve out another opening with Hugo Rodallega having a shot delelcted wide by Bernard Mendy.

4mins

Jordi Gomez has the first shot of the day,firing a low effort from 25 yards just wide of the post.

1mins

We are underway at the DW Stadium

0mins

Hull line-up: Duke, Dawson, Gardner, Mendy, Mouyokolo, Kilbane, Boateng, Atkinson, Cairney, Cullen, Vennegoor of Hesselink

0mins

Wigan line up:Stojkovic, Gohouri, Caldwell, Melchiot, Figueroa, Watson, Moses, Gomez, McCarthy, Diame, Rodallega.

Match Preview

Wigan Athletic welcome a Hull City side to the DW Stadium on Monday that were effectively relegated from the Premier League last weekend.

Iain Dowie has failed in his quest to keep the KC Stadium outfit in the top-flight for a third successive campaign as they sit six points adrift of West Ham United with two games remaining.

Hull need to turn a 23-goal difference around while winning against the Latics and Liverpool on the final day of the campaign to stand any chance of progression, so their chances look somewhat slim.

Roberto Martinez's Wigan have little else to play for other than pride at this late stage in the season, but they will want to send their fans into the summer with a resounding triumph.

However, a home win isn't a banker on recent Wigan form.

They have collected just three wins in their previous 16 league fixtures while grabbing four points out of a possible 15 recently.

Wigan have been the Jekyll and Hyde side this term, winning against Chelsea, Liverpool, Arsenal and Aston Villa while losing handsomely at rock-bottom Portsmouth, crashing 9-1 at Tottenham Hotspur and falling out of the FA Cup to Notts County in February.

But they may well be confident of improving their lacklustre record with a Hull side that have collected just four points from a possible 33.

To make matters worse, they have scored just one goal in their previous five outings.

Wigan midfield enforcer Hendry Thomas could miss out with a hip problem while back-up goalkeeper Richard Kingson will miss the run-in with a groin strain.

Dowie brings his beleaguered squad to Lancashire without a number of first-team players.

Richard Garcia (knee), Stephen Hunt (ankle) and Ian Ashbee (cruciate ligament) will all miss out while Dean Marney (virus) will be hoping to shake off his bug to feature.

Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink, who suffered a sickening head injury against Aston Villa on April 21, could make a return.

Earlier in the season, the Tigers ground out a 2-1 win over Wigan on Humberside.

Vennegoor of Hesselink and Geovanni put the hosts in control but a late Scott Sinclair effort reduced the deficit.

Last season, Hull were demolished on home soil 5-0 as the Latics handed them an early Premier League lesson in August 2008.

A Sam Ricketts own goal opened the floodgates before Antonio Valencia doubled the lead.

Quick-fire goals from Amr Zaki and Emile Heskey extended their lead before Zaki grabbed his second to complete the rout.


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Match Report

Wigan Athletic defender Steve Gohouri's last-gasp overhead kick confirmed Hull City's relegation to the Championship as the Latics came from behind to secure an unlikely 2-2 draw.

Former Crystal Palace teenager Victor Moses netted his first Premier League goal in the 30th minute to put the Latics ahead but Ian Dowie's troops hit back and Will Atkinson's equaliser three minutes before the break sparked an all too rare comeback for the visitors.

Mark Cullen - on his first start for Hull - grabbed his first goal for the club in the 64th minute but Gohouri had other ideas, popping up in the dying seconds to relegate the Tigers.

Hull sat three points behind West Ham - who lost 3-2 to Fulham on Sunday - before kick-off and needed a win to put off relegation until the last weekend of the season.

Both sides traded chances in the opening exchanges with Steven Mouyokolo bundling Hugo Rodallega's effort for Wigan behind and Atkinson testing Latics keeper Vladimir Stojkovic.

Hull midfielder Kevin Kilbane then fired a left-foot shot just wide before 19-year-old Moses opened his Wigan account on only his second start for the club.

The winger left Bernard Mendy for dead before cutting inside Mouyokolo and slotting his shot past Matt Duke via the post.

Moses should have netted his second moments later and put the result beyond doubt but he kicked thin air when unmarked in the box and Hull soon took full advantage.

Atkinson headed home Kilbane's pin-point cross in the 42nd minute but it nearly wasn't allowed as the linesman initially flagged for offside before swiftly changing his mind.

Wigan piled on the pressure after the break but it was Hull who found the net and took the lead against the run of play in the 64th minute.

George Boateng sent over a cross that Stojkovic failed to collect, Gohouri missed and Cullen - at the far post - powered home with his head.

However, deep into stoppage time Ivorian Gohouri made amends, acrobatically turning in substitute Paul Scharner's cross to grab an unlikely draw for the Latics.

Wigan Athletic

Hull City

Corners

81

Fouls

1114

Goal attempts

106

Shots off target

73

Offsides

16

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