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  • Date:19 Sep 2010
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:The DW Stadium
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93:05 +3.05

Corner taken short by Adam Johnson.

91:42 +1.42

The official flags Shaun Wright-Phillips offside. Maynor Figueroa takes the indirect free kick.

90:59 +0.59

The ball is swung over by Adam Johnson, Ronnie Stam gets a block in.

89:13

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Joe Hart.

88:09

Antolin Alcaraz gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Shaun Wright-Phillips. Direct free kick taken by Nigel De Jong.

87:10

Shaun Wright-Phillips on for Carlos Tevez.

86:10

Corner taken by Ben Watson from the right by-line.

85:15

The offside flag is raised against James Milner. Victor Moses replaces Charles N'Zogbia. Ben Watson on for Mohamed Diame. Steve Gohouri takes the indirect free kick.

83:28

The ball is delivered by Charles N'Zogbia, Pablo Zabaleta gets a block in.

82:18

Maynor Figueroa delivers the ball, Headed effort from inside the area by Mohamed Diame misses to the right of the target.

81:58

Short corner taken by Hugo Rodallega from the left by-line.

80:44

Hugo Rodallega fouled by Gareth Barry, the ref awards a free kick. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Hugo Rodallega.

78:54

Charles N'Zogbia produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the target.

78:30

Free kick awarded for a foul by Pablo Zabaleta on Charles N'Zogbia. Free kick taken by James McCarthy.

77:48

Carlos Tevez has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

76:40

Franco Di Santo crosses the ball, Vincent Kompany makes a clearance.

74:56

Effort on goal by Mohamed Diame from just inside the penalty area goes over the target.

74:29

James Milner challenges Franco Di Santo unfairly and gives away a free kick. Charles N'Zogbia takes the free kick.

74:29

James Milner concedes a free kick for a foul on Franco Di Santo. Direct free kick taken by Charles N'Zogbia.

73:38

Joao Alves Jo is brought on as a substitute for Gnegneri Toure Yaya.

73:21

Effort from the edge of the box by Carlos Tevez goes wide of the right-hand upright.

71:03

David Silva leaves the field to be replaced by Adam Johnson.

70:00

Gnegneri Toure Yaya receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.

69:22

Gnegneri Toure Yaya grabs a goal from close in to the bottom left corner of the goal. Wigan 0-2 Man City.Assist by Carlos Tevez.

69:14

The ball is swung over by Pablo Zabaleta, clearance by Maynor Figueroa.

67:15

Franco Di Santo takes a shot. Micah Richards gets a block in.

66:57

Carlos Tevez takes a shot. Save made by Ali Al Habsi.

64:10

Emmerson Boyce goes off and Ronnie Stam comes on.

64:00

A cross is delivered by Charles N'Zogbia.

63:31

The referee penalises Nigel De Jong for handball. Direct free kick taken by Hendry Thomas.

62:43

The assistant referee signals for offside against Micah Richards. Indirect free kick taken by Ali Al Habsi.

61:58

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James Milner by James McCarthy. James Milner takes the free kick.

61:37

A cross is delivered by James Milner, clearance made by Antolin Alcaraz.

58:51

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Carlos Tevez by Charles N'Zogbia. Pablo Zabaleta restarts play with the free kick.

58:22

The offside flag is raised against Gareth Barry. Antolin Alcaraz takes the indirect free kick.

56:27

Carlos Tevez fouled by Steve Gohouri, the ref awards a free kick. Steve Gohouri is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour. Free kick taken by Vincent Kompany.

55:49

Pablo Zabaleta takes a shot. Ali Al Habsi makes a save.

54:41

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Charles N'Zogbia by Pablo Zabaleta. Charles N'Zogbia crosses the ball in from the free kick, Steve Gohouri manages to make a clearance.

53:12

Mohamed Diame takes a shot from inside the box clearing the bar.

52:43

David Silva is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Emmerson Boyce takes the free kick.

50:49

Nigel De Jong takes a shot. Blocked by Antolin Alcaraz.

49:57

Effort by Maynor Figueroa from a long way out goes over the crossbar.

45:55

David Silva takes a shot. Save made by Ali Al Habsi.

44:51

Pablo Zabaleta concedes a free kick for a foul on Hugo Rodallega. Charles N'Zogbia delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, save made by Joe Hart.

43:13

Free kick awarded for a foul by David Silva on Mohamed Diame. Direct free kick taken by Antolin Alcaraz. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Hugo Rodallega from the left by-line.

42:10

Carlos Tevez scores a goal from just outside the area low into the middle of the goal. Wigan 0-1 Man City.

41:11

The ball is delivered by James Milner, Mohamed Diame makes a clearance.

38:05

Maynor Figueroa fouled by Nigel De Jong, the ref awards a free kick. The referee shows Nigel De Jong a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Maynor Figueroa restarts play with the free kick.

36:33

The official flags Carlos Tevez offside. Steve Gohouri takes the free kick.

36:09

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Steve Gohouri by Carlos Tevez. Free kick taken by Antolin Alcaraz.

34:41

Micah Richards gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Hugo Rodallega. Free kick taken by Maynor Figueroa.

34:26

David Silva gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Antolin Alcaraz. Ali Al Habsi takes the free kick.

33:49

Emmerson Boyce challenges James Milner unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Joe Hart.

32:08

A cross is delivered by Charles N'Zogbia, Vincent Kompany makes a clearance.

31:14

Effort on goal by Pablo Zabaleta from just outside the area goes harmlessly over the target.

29:43

Unfair challenge on Franco Di Santo by Nigel De Jong results in a free kick. Antolin Alcaraz takes the free kick.

29:00

Franco Di Santo takes a shot. Save made by Joe Hart.

27:13

Unfair challenge on Mohamed Diame by Kolo Toure results in a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Hugo Rodallega, Nigel De Jong makes a clearance.

25:00

The ball is delivered by James Milner, Ali Al Habsi makes a save.

24:43

Carlos Tevez crosses the ball, clearance made by Mohamed Diame.

24:09

Franco Di Santo gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kolo Toure. Kolo Toure takes the direct free kick.

18:19

Foul by Emmerson Boyce on James Milner, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Pablo Zabaleta.

16:11

Franco Di Santo takes a shot. Save made by Joe Hart.

16:11

Franco Di Santo takes a shot. Save by Joe Hart.

15:13

Franco Di Santo fouled by Nigel De Jong, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Mohamed Diame.

13:06

Long distance shot from Carlos Tevez misses to the left of the goal.

11:58

Carlos Tevez challenges Steve Gohouri unfairly and gives away a free kick. Steve Gohouri takes the direct free kick.

11:02

Foul by Gareth Barry on Franco Di Santo, free kick awarded. Hendry Thomas takes the direct free kick.

8:02

David Silva has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the goal.

7:53

The ball is swung over by Micah Richards.

6:33

Pablo Zabaleta is ruled offside. Ali Al Habsi takes the free kick.

4:51

Mohamed Diame concedes a free kick for a foul on Gareth Barry. Free kick taken by Vincent Kompany.

3:54

The assistant referee flags for offside against Carlos Tevez. Free kick taken by Ali Al Habsi.

2:51

Micah Richards fouled by Maynor Figueroa, the ref awards a free kick. Nigel De Jong takes the free kick.

1:59

Unfair challenge on Pablo Zabaleta by Charles N'Zogbia results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Vincent Kompany.

1:06

A cross is delivered by Hugo Rodallega, clearance by Gareth Barry.

The referee gets the match started.

The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.

The players leave the pitch at half time.

The referee blows his whistle to end the game.

Match Preview

Victor Moses should be fit to return for Wigan when they host Manchester City in the Barclays Premier League on Sunday.

Moses, who scored on his last outing for the Latics against Hartlepool in the Carling Cup, has missed the two games that have followed with an ankle problem.

Defender Gary Caldwell will remain sidelined for a few more weeks as he recovers from hip surgery.

Wigan boss Roberto Martinez believes his team are showing signs of progress this season earlier than might be expected. After being thrashed at home 4-0 by Blackpool and 6-0 by Chelsea in their two opening Barclays Premier League games, the Latics have steadied the ship in the last few weeks, pulling off a surprise 1-0 win at Tottenham before Saturday's 1-1 draw with Sunderland at the DW Stadium.

Martinez had four summer signings in his starting line-up against the Wearsiders with transfer deadline day arrivals Franco Di Santo and Tom Cleverley coming off the bench, and the manager feels his new-look group of players are already working well together. "We are starting to show signs that we have no right to show yet because it is early on in the season," Martinez said.

"We are a real team and there is that feeling about every single performance. If we get that, we are going to get a lot of consistency and that is the biggest thing that we have had to solve.

"I was extremely proud. We have to improve on certain things, but you look at the performance against Sunderland and we limited them to one shot on target.

"Yes, they scored, but if we play 10 games where we limit the opposition to one shot on target, I assure you, we will win many, many games.

"There are clear, good signs that we are progressing and getting stronger game by game, and that is where the excitement is."

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini is sweating on the fitness of striker Emmanuel Adebayor. Adebayor missed Thursday night's Europa League encounter in Salzburg after picking up a dead leg and Mancini must hope the former Arsenal man has recovered to let him freshen up his side.

Roque Santa Cruz is also available but Jerome Boateng is not thought to be in contention. James Milner and Adam Johnson could earn recalls after City look to improve on a run of one point from two games.

Ahead of the game, Yaya Toure admitted he is loving the scrap for points with Manchester City. Although results have not gone exactly to plan for the Blues this season, it has done nothing to diminish what Toure views as the most exciting challenge of his career so far.

The Ivory Coast midfielder always had an inkling life in the Premier League would be ideally suited to his muscular style. And, after abandoning Barcelona to become one of this summer's highest profile transfers, the 27-year-old has not been disappointed.

On Sunday he will be part of the Blues side looking to get their domestic campaign back on track by beating Wigan. He knows the Blues face a ferocious battle if they are to end a two-match run without a win. But that is just the way he likes it. "When I think about the differences between football in Spain and England, the biggest is that in Spain the matches are played slowly with a lot of quality," said the £24-million man.

"In England everyone has to fight and run for the opportunity to play football. I love that.

"I know I am suited to the Premier League."

Formation:4231Manager: Roberto Martinez

Wigan

Formation: 433Manager: Roberto Mancini

Man City

  • Ali Al Habsi
  • Emmerson Boyce
  • Steve Gohouri
  • Antolin Alcaraz
  • Maynor Figueroa
  • Charles N'Zogbia
  • Hendry Thomas
  • James McCarthy
  • Mohamed Diame
  • Hugo Rodallega
  • Franco Di Santo
  • SUBS
  • Chris Kirkland
  • Ben Watson
  • Mauro Boselli
  • Victor Moses
  • Steven Caldwell
  • Jordi Gomez
  • Ronnie Stam

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Match Report

Tevez gets City back on track Carlos Tevez inspired Manchester City to shrug off their sluggish start to the season as they beat Wigan 2-0 at the DW Stadium. Superb Tevez struck City's opener out of nothing in the 43rd minute after Latics defender Mohamed Diame back-headed a long goal kick from Joe Hart into his path. And he set up Yaya Toure's first City goal after 73 minutes when he seized on a weak defensive header by Maynor Figueroa to cross for the Ivory Coast star to prod home. Wigan keeper Ali Al Habsi had been a virtual spectator until Tevez hit his opener and the result was hard on Roberto Martinez's men who matched their opponents for long periods. While their own chances were few and far between the same could be said for City who - Tevez apart - carried precious little threat in the final third of the field. City had started with plenty of purpose, with Richards lucky to escape a caution for a careless challenge on Figueroa, then Tevez ruled just offside after being set through by Milner. When a Richards cross was half-cleared the ball fell to Tevez who scooped high and wide on a slippery surface which made conditions difficult for both teams. Tevez came close to giving the visitors a 14th-minute lead when he ran at the Wigan defence before hitting a low shot from long range which flashed just wide of Al Habsi's right-hand post. Wigan almost fashioned a chance after 23 minutes when Nigel de Jong gave the ball away to Figueroa who blazed down the right only to see his attempted cross cut out by Vincent Kompany. With City struggling to fire, Wigan began to enjoy more possession and had their first shot on target on the half-hour, when Di Santo skidded a low shot from the left into Joe Hart's arms. Pablo Zabaleta fired over from 20 yards for City who were often being made to look second-best in midfield by a home side who harried for every ball. City's opener had a great deal of fortune about it as Hart's deep goal-kick struck Diame and Tevez nipped in to loft the opener gently over the advancing Al Habsi. And City came close to extending their lead in the first minute of the second half when David Silva made space on the right and crossed for Tevez, who mis-kicked in front of goal. City certainly seemed to have much more purpose about them and that was underlined by a jinking run by Tevez which was finally brought to an end in the six-yard box by Steve Gohouri. Zabaleta hit a shot from a tight angle straight at Al Habsi in what was the Wigan keeper's first save of the match, before Gohouri was cautioned for a late challenge on Tevez. There were warning signs for Wigan in the 68th minute when Gohouri's slack ball at the back let in Tevez, who rammed his shot straight at Al Habsi. And it did undo them in the 70th minute when Figueroa failed to head clear allowing Tevez to nip in and loft the ball across the face of goal for Yaya Toure to stab home at the far post. With the fight suddenly drifting out of the home side Tevez almost added his second in the 74th minute with a left-foot effort that flashed across the face of goal. And substitute Adam Johnson almost added a third in injury time when his rising shot from the left deflected off Ronnie Stam and hit the bar.

Form Guide

    LLWD
  • Wigan
  • VS
  • Man City
  • DWLD

Last Meetings

  • Man City
  • 3 - 0
  • Wigan
  • 29/03/2010
  • Wigan
  • 1 - 1
  • Man City
  • 18/10/2009
  • Man City
  • 1 - 0
  • Wigan
  • 17/01/2009
  • Wigan
  • 2 - 1
  • Man City
  • 28/09/2008
  • Man City
  • 0 - 0
  • Wigan
  • 01/03/2008
  • Wigan
  • 1 - 1
  • Man City
  • 01/12/2007

Top Scorers

Wigan

  • AV Alcaraz 1
  • H Rodallega 1

Man City

  • P Vieira 1
  • G Barry 1
  • CA Tevez 1

Goals

Wigan

    • Total goals 13
    • Goals per game 2
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Man City

    • Total goals 15
    • Goals per game 4
  • 1 (For) Period 11-20 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 61-70 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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