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  • Date:28 Nov 2012
  • Kick-off:20:00
  • Venue:The DW Stadium
  • Attendance:19,623
  • Balotelli (68) Milner (71)
Goal!

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93:30 +3.30

Aleksandar Kolarov concedes a free kick for a foul on Callum McManaman. Direct free kick taken by James McCarthy.

92:30 +2.30

(Wigan) makes a substitution, with Callum McManaman coming on for Ronnie Stam.

92:10 +2.10

Jordi Gomez has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.

90:32 +0.32

Centre by Ronnie Stam, save by Joe Hart.

89:28

Corner taken left-footed by Aleksandar Kolarov from the left by-line, Emmerson Boyce manages to make a clearance.

88:43

Centre by Matija Nastasic.

86:35

Franco Di Santo gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gareth Barry. Matija Nastasic takes the free kick.

86:02

Pablo Zabaleta fouled by Franco Di Santo, the ref awards a free kick. Pablo Zabaleta takes the direct free kick.

84:38

Unfair challenge on Yaya Toure by Adrian Lopez results in a free kick. Kolo Toure restarts play with the free kick.

83:31

David Silva fouled by Maynor Figueroa, the ref awards a free kick. Pablo Zabaleta takes the free kick.

82:55

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David Silva by Ronnie Stam. Joe Hart takes the indirect free kick.

82:08

Jean Beausejour takes a inswinging corner.

80:27

James Milner goes off and Kolo Toure comes on.

79:00

Effort from deep inside the area by Yaya Toure misses to the right of the goal.

77:28

Sisenando Maicon has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.

75:29

The referee penalises Mario Balotelli for handball. Maynor Figueroa takes the free kick.

73:31

James McArthur on for David Jones.

71:36

James Milner finds the net with a goal from outside the penalty box to the top right corner of the goal. Wigan 0-2 Man City.Assist on the goal came from Gareth Barry.

69:43

Vincent Kompany gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Franco Di Santo. Direct free kick taken by David Jones.

68:11

Mario Balotelli grabs a goal from close range high into the middle of the goal. Wigan 0-1 Man City.Assist by Gareth Barry.

68:05

Gareth Barry takes a shot. Blocked by Ronnie Stam.

67:04

Mario Balotelli concedes a free kick for a foul on Emmerson Boyce. Free kick taken by Ali Al Habsi. Aleksandar Kolarov comes on in place of Sergio Aguero.

65:29

Sergio Aguero sends in a cross.

63:56

Arouna Kone takes a shot. Pablo Zabaleta gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken by David Jones from the right by-line, Joe Hart makes a clearance.

62:54

Jordi Gomez fouled by Gareth Barry, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Emmerson Boyce. Gareth Barry receives a yellow card.

60:25

Header from close range by Jordi Gomez misses to the right of the goal.

58:34

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Franco Di Santo by Pablo Zabaleta. Emmerson Boyce takes the free kick. Francisco Javi Garcia leaves the field to be replaced by James Milner.

58:06

Ronnie Stam produces a cross, save made by Joe Hart.

56:38

David Silva has shot on goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

56:07

Unfair challenge on Pablo Zabaleta by Franco Di Santo results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Pablo Zabaleta.

55:18

Headed effort from deep inside the area by Arouna Kone misses to the right of the target.

54:41

A cross is delivered by Jean Beausejour, Matija Nastasic manages to make a clearance.

53:13

Jordi Gomez gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Silva. Joe Hart takes the direct free kick.

52:49

Inswinging corner taken by David Jones.

52:38

Ronnie Stam produces a cross, save made by Joe Hart.

52:02

Mario Balotelli has a headed effort at goal from close range which goes wide left of the target.

50:25

Effort on goal by Yaya Toure from just outside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.

49:05

Yaya Toure delivers the ball.

48:43

Mario Balotelli fouled by David Jones, the ref awards a free kick. Pablo Zabaleta restarts play with the free kick.

47:05 +2.05

Yaya Toure takes a shot. Save made by Ali Al Habsi.

46:47

Foul by Adrian Lopez on Mario Balotelli, free kick awarded. Mario Balotelli produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick.

45:56 +0.56

Unfair challenge on Gareth Barry by Jordi Gomez results in a free kick. Jordi Gomez receives a yellow card. Matija Nastasic restarts play with the free kick.

45:43 +0.43

Corner from right by-line taken by David Jones.

45:39

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

45:08

Mario Balotelli takes a shot. Save made by Ali Al Habsi.

44:06

Vincent Kompany gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Arouna Kone. Direct free kick taken by Maynor Figueroa.

42:14

Franco Di Santo takes a shot. Blocked by Pablo Zabaleta. David Jones takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance by Matija Nastasic.

41:07

Corner from the right by-line taken by David Silva, save by Ali Al Habsi.

40:06

Free kick awarded for a foul by Maynor Figueroa on Mario Balotelli. Direct free kick taken by David Silva.

38:25

Free kick awarded for a foul by Yaya Toure on David Jones. Direct free kick taken by Ali Al Habsi.

35:38

Free kick awarded for a foul by Sergio Aguero on Jordi Gomez. Strike comes in from Jordi Gomez from the free kick.

33:12

Close range header by Arouna Kone goes over the crossbar.

32:03

Jean Beausejour fouled by Sisenando Maicon, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by David Jones.

30:56

Jean Beausejour fouled by David Silva, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Maynor Figueroa.

28:43

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Mario Balotelli from the left by-line, clearance made by Ali Al Habsi.

28:02

Corner from right by-line taken by David Silva.

27:16

Ronnie Stam produces a cross. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Jean Beausejour from the left by-line.

26:52

Matija Nastasic delivers the ball, Adrian Lopez makes a clearance.

26:32

Centre by Yaya Toure.

25:27

Inswinging corner taken by David Silva, Franco Di Santo manages to make a clearance.

23:24

Mario Balotelli fouled by Ronnie Stam, the ref awards a free kick. Sergio Aguero restarts play with the free kick.

22:43

Mario Balotelli crosses the ball, save by Ali Al Habsi.

21:23

Centre by Jean Beausejour, save made by Joe Hart.

20:39

Sergio Aguero has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

19:19

David Silva takes the inswinging corner, save by Ali Al Habsi.

17:36

The referee blows for offside. Ali Al Habsi restarts play with the free kick.

16:46

Jean Beausejour takes a shot. Vincent Kompany gets a block in.

8:24

David Silva gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Jones. Maynor Figueroa restarts play with the free kick. The assistant referee signals for offside against Franco Di Santo. Sisenando Maicon restarts play with the free kick.

7:58

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Arouna Kone by Matija Nastasic. Ronnie Stam restarts play with the free kick.

6:26

Sergio Aguero has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the goal.

3:45

Effort on goal by Sisenando Maicon from just inside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the target.

2:28

Arouna Kone takes a shot. Save by Joe Hart.

1:18

Sisenando Maicon delivers the ball.

0:57

Foul by Emmerson Boyce on Mario Balotelli, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Yaya Toure.

Match Preview

Don't hold back - Martinez Wigan boss Roberto Martinez has told his team to carry on attacking as he prepares for the visit of Manchester City. Latics' enthralling clash with Reading last weekend saw 35 attempts on goal at either end and the game was settled in Wigan's favour, 3-2, by hat-trick hero Jordi Gomez's dramatic stoppage-time winner. Facing the champions might prompt some to consider tightening up but Martinez has no such plans ahead of Wednesday's Barclays Premier League outing at the DW Stadium. The Spaniard said: "I am not a manager that looks for a clean sheet. I am looking for a win. If you have to score three goals to win, as long as you can do it, I am happier with that. "The amount of attempts we have created from open play, we look a real threat in that last third. "That is a sign of a team that is starting to understand the role we are going to play at home, at times, when we play teams who are well organised or defensively well set up. "You need to be a little bit patient but I can't be critical of our attacking play. It is as good as we have been going forward. "Clearly you don't want to concede soft goals and at the moment we are doing that. "But if you can find a way to outscore the opposition, I would take that rather than just keeping a clean sheet in every game." The injury-hit Latics will give fitness tests to forward Shaun Maloney (groin) and defender Gary Caldwell (hamstring). Defender Ivan Ramis (hamstring) is unlikely to feature after being forced off against Reading last weekend, but midfielder James McArthur and striker Franco di Santo are back in contention after coming off the bench in that game. Midfielders Albert Crusat (knee) and Ben Watson (broken leg), winger Ryo Miyaichi (ankle) and defender Antolin Alcaraz (groin) remain on the sidelines. City boss Roberto Mancini avoided media duties on his 48th birthday, leaving first-team coach David Platt to sing the praises of defender Matija Nastasic. Earlier this month Mancini walked into one of his press conferences wearing a Platt mask, a jovial reference to his recent habit of asking his number two to speak on his behalf. And it was Platt again who addressed reporters as City previewed their midweek Barclays Premier League trip to Wigan. The former England midfielder claimed it had nothing to do with the fact it was the Italian's birthday, but said there was work to do with the game coming just three days after the last. Platt said: "It's not just his birthday, the games are coming thick and fast and his words are in the system." Platt went on to speak positively about the champions' defence, with Sunday's goalless draw at Chelsea bringing a fifth clean sheet in seven Premier League games. Among their key performers has been 19-year-old Nastasic, who is now blocking the return of fit-again England centre-back Joleon Lescott to the team. The Serbian, signed from Fiorentina on deadline day in August, has started the last seven matches in all competitions. Lescott missed part of that sequence with a back injury but has been back in contention for the last three games. Platt said: "That is testament to him (Nastasic). He has stepped in. The first couple of games he has had to get used to English football but he has done that very quickly. "The really, really good performance - he has had several good ones - but the real one where it might have been a bit alien to him was when we went down to West Ham." Defender Gael Clichy remains on the injury list. The Frenchman has missed the last two matches with an ankle problem and is also unlikely to feature this weekend, but captain Vincent Kompany (knee) felt no ill effects after his 90-minute performance against Chelsea on Sunday. Midfielder Jack Rodwell (hamstring) is making progress but not ready to feature, while right-back Micah Richards (knee) remains out.

Formation:4411Manager: Roberto Martinez

Wigan

Formation: 4132Manager: Roberto Mancini

Man City

  • Ali Al Habsi
  • Ronnie Stam
  • Emmerson Boyce
  • Adrian Lopez
  • Maynor Figueroa
  • James McCarthy
  • David Jones
  • Jordi Gomez
  • Arouna Kone
  • Jean Beausejour
  • Franco Di Santo
  • SUBS
  • Michael Pollitt
  • Callum McManaman
  • James McArthur
  • Mauro Boselli
  • Fraser Fyvie
  • Roman Golobart
  • Daniel Redmond

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Match Report

Form Guide

    LWWLLW
  • Wigan
  • VS
  • Man City
  • WWDWWD

Last Meetings

  • Wigan
  • 0 - 1
  • Man City
  • 16/01/2012
  • Man City
  • 3 - 0
  • Wigan
  • 10/09/2011
  • Man City
  • 1 - 0
  • Wigan
  • 05/03/2011
  • Wigan
  • 0 - 2
  • Man City
  • 19/09/2010
  • Man City
  • 3 - 0
  • Wigan
  • 29/03/2010
  • Wigan
  • 1 - 1
  • Man City
  • 18/10/2009

Top Scorers

Wigan

  • A Kone 4
  • J Gomez 3
  • F Di Santo 3
  • E Boyce 1
  • B Watson 1
  • IB Ramis 1
  • J McArthur 1

Man City

  • E Dzeko 6
  • CA Tevez 5
  • SL Aguero 4
  • Y Toure 2
  • J Lescott 1
  • J Milner 1
  • S Nasri 1
  • DJ Silva 1
  • FF Javi Garcia 1
  • A Kolarov 1

Goals

Wigan

    • Total goals 38
    • Goals per game 15
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 21-30 mins
  • (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 6 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Man City

    • Total goals 48
    • Goals per game 25
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 6 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 5 (For) Period 71-80 mins
  • 5 (For) 1 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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