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  • Date:11 Apr 2012
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:The DW Stadium
  • Attendance:18,115
Goal!

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94mins

Corner taken short by Mohamed Diame.

93mins

The offside flag is raised against Danny Welbeck. Free kick taken by Gary Caldwell.

92mins

Unfair challenge on Jean Beausejour by Antonio Valencia results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Ali Al Habsi.

89mins

Shot from just outside the area by Michael Carrick goes over the bar.

89mins

Luis Nani sends in a cross, clearance made by Gary Caldwell.

88mins

Michael Carrick takes a shot. Blocked by Gary Caldwell.

87mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jonathan Evans by Conor Sammon. Rio Ferdinand restarts play with the free kick.

85mins

Phil Jones concedes a free kick for a foul on Maynor Figueroa. Booking for Phil Jones for unsporting behaviour. Ali Al Habsi takes the free kick.

83mins

Danny Welbeck takes a shot. Save made by Ali Al Habsi.

83mins

Jean Beausejour gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tom Cleverley. Free kick taken by Tom Cleverley.

82mins

Mohamed Diame takes a shot. Blocked by Rio Ferdinand. Victor Moses takes a shot. Ryan Giggs gets a block in. Corner from left by-line taken by Jean Beausejour.

81mins

Victor Moses takes a shot. David De Gea makes a save.

80mins

Shot by Luis Nani from outside the area goes high over the crossbar.

79mins

Unfair challenge on Luis Nani by Emmerson Boyce results in a free kick. Ryan Giggs takes the direct free kick.

78mins

Centre by Antonio Valencia, clearance made by Antolin Alcaraz.

77mins

Conor Sammon comes on in place of Shaun Maloney.

76mins

The ball is sent over by Ryan Giggs, clearance by Maynor Figueroa.

71mins

Phil Jones delivers the ball, Mohamed Diame gets a block in. Corner taken by Ryan Giggs from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Mohamed Diame.

71mins

Corner taken by Ryan Giggs from the right by-line, save by Ali Al Habsi.

69mins

Shaun Maloney challenges Danny Welbeck unfairly and gives away a free kick. Mohamed Diame joins the action as a substitute, replacing Franco Di Santo. Free kick taken by Luis Nani.

68mins

The ball is crossed by Tom Cleverley, save made by Ali Al Habsi.

65mins

Wayne Rooney goes off and Luis Nani comes on.

60mins

Jonathan Evans concedes a free kick for a foul on Shaun Maloney. Antolin Alcaraz takes the direct free kick.

58mins

Javier Hernandez leaves the field to be replaced by Danny Welbeck.

57mins

Shaun Maloney concedes a free kick for a foul on Tom Cleverley. Michael Carrick takes the free kick.

54mins

Left-footed shot by Franco Di Santo missed to the left of the target.

53mins

Shot from just outside the box by Wayne Rooney goes over the crossbar.

50mins

Short corner worked by Shaun Maloney. Shaun Maloney finds the back of the net with a goal from just outside the box to the top right corner of the goal. Wigan 1-0 Man Utd.Assist by Jean Beausejour.

49mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Antonio Valencia on Shaun Maloney. Jean Beausejour takes the direct free kick.

48mins

Unfair challenge on Jean Beausejour by Antonio Valencia results in a free kick. Maynor Figueroa takes the free kick.

47mins

Franco Di Santo takes a shot. Jonathan Evans gets a block in.

46mins

Foul by Ryan Giggs on Jean Beausejour, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Gary Caldwell.

46mins

Tom Cleverley on for Ashley Young.

45mins

Effort from long distance by Wayne Rooney goes wide right of the goal.

39mins

Franco Di Santo delivers the ball.

38mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Franco Di Santo by Phil Jones. Free kick taken by Jean Beausejour.

33mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Javier Hernandez on Gary Caldwell. Antolin Alcaraz restarts play with the free kick.

31mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James McArthur by Ryan Giggs. Free kick taken by Maynor Figueroa.

29mins

Victor Moses takes a shot. Blocked by Rio Ferdinand. Corner taken by Shaun Maloney from the left by-line. Free kick awarded for a foul by Gary Caldwell on David De Gea. Free kick taken by David De Gea.

25mins

The offside flag is raised against Victor Moses. Indirect free kick taken by David De Gea.

23mins

Wayne Rooney concedes a free kick for a foul on James McArthur. Jean Beausejour takes the free kick.

22mins

Franco Di Santo booked for dissent.

22mins

Franco Di Santo fouled by Jonathan Evans, the ref awards a free kick. Jonathan Evans receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Gary Caldwell takes the free kick.

21mins

The official flags Victor Moses offside. Rio Ferdinand takes the free kick.

20mins

Long range shot by Maynor Figueroa goes over the target.

18mins

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Ryan Giggs, Close range headed effort by Phil Jones goes wide of the left-hand upright.

17mins

Unfair challenge on Franco Di Santo by Ryan Giggs results in a free kick. James McArthur restarts play with the free kick.

17mins

The referee blows for offside against Antonio Valencia. Direct free kick taken by Gary Caldwell.

16mins

James McArthur challenges Wayne Rooney unfairly and gives away a free kick. Michael Carrick takes the direct free kick.

16mins

A cross is delivered by Shaun Maloney, clearance made by Jonathan Evans.

13mins

Shot by Javier Hernandez from 20 yards. Blocked by Gary Caldwell.

11mins

Franco Di Santo challenges Jonathan Evans unfairly and gives away a free kick. David De Gea takes the direct free kick.

9mins

Effort from inside the area by Jean Beausejour misses to the right of the target.

8mins

Short corner taken by Shaun Maloney from the left by-line, James McCarthy takes a shot. Save made by David De Gea. Corner taken by Shaun Maloney from the left by-line, David De Gea makes a save.

6mins

Corner taken by Shaun Maloney, clearance by Phil Jones.

5mins

Unfair challenge on Jean Beausejour by Antonio Valencia results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jean Beausejour.

3mins

Unfair challenge on Shaun Maloney by Michael Carrick results in a free kick. Shot on goal comes in from Shaun Maloney from the free kick.

Match Preview

Martinez gets apology over Chelsea goals Wigan boss Roberto Martinez has received an apology from referees' chief Mike Riley following his side's controversial defeat at Chelsea on Saturday. Martinez claimed his relegation-threatened side were "robbed" as Chelsea struck twice from apparently offside positions to secure a 2-1 Barclays Premier League win at Stamford Bridge. The Spaniard, whose men take on Manchester United on Wednesday, has since spoken to Riley, of the Professional Game Match Officials Board, over the matter and says the body accept mistakes were made. Martinez said: "He just said he understands that at the level of refereeing in this league, they should get that call right. "I think that is a very honourable way to face mistakes. "We are all capable of making mistakes and it is about how you react to them." Martinez was strong in his criticism of the officials after the game, branding the performance of assistant Dave Bryan as "disgusting". Latics face a daunting task as they return to action against United, the champions and league leaders, at home. They have a poor record against Sir Alex Ferguson's men having lost all 14 games they have played against them. Martinez has been on the end of five of those defeats, his side conceding 21 goals in the process. He said: "The performances we have had at Anfield and Stamford Bridge this season have got rid of that block. "Against Manchester United you have to be perfect and we know now we can be perfect against these sides. Mentally we are ready for that. "We have been able to play at a very good standard in the last nine games and that is what pleases me most. That shows the group is ready to compete against anyone. "We are now facing the champions and the team most in form in the league. It is a great football occasion for us, that is why we want to be in this league." Striker Hugo Rodallega (knee) is unlikely to return. The Colombian, who has been out for the past month, is making good progress but next Monday's trip to Arsenal is thought to be a more realistic target. Fellow forward Victor Moses is fit after suffering a slight knock at Chelsea on Saturday while midfielder David Jones is also close to match fitness. Rio Ferdinand, who is likely to be rested for the match, is approaching his 10th anniversary as a Manchester United player more hungry than ever to collect some silverware. When Ferdinand walked through the doors of Old Trafford after joining for a then British record #29.1million fee in 2002, he said his time at United would be measured by trophies. His haul is pretty impressive. He has won the Champions League, Club World Cup, two Carling Cups and a sixth Premier League title is seemingly on its way, with United eight points clear. Yet the 33-year-old is not satisfied. It is not just the ones that got away which rankle, it's the knowledge that at some point in the not-too-distant future, his career will come to an end. And the worst thing Ferdinand can imagine is to finish as a loser. "There are not many players who leave this club doing exactly what they want to do," he said. "It wouldn't be good finishing your career with a loss, or by not winning something. "The losses now do my head in. To think I wouldn't be able to rectify it the season after because I had retired or left would rankle. "I am not thinking about retirement. I am trying to play as long as I can. I have another year after this and I want to do another 10. "But whenever it is, I would want to go out on a high note." Wigan would appear to be one of the least formidable obstacles to United gathering the 11 remaining points they may require to end Manchester City's remaining hopes. The Latics have not claimed so much as a draw from 14 previous meetings with United and the aggregate score from the last five games between the north-west neighbours is a staggering 21-0. However, Ferdinand has been around long enough to know nothing can be taken for granted, which is one of the values of experience he hopes has rubbed off on the younger members of United's squad. "It is the little things you pick up on," he said. "In my first season, towards the end, we drew a game and I was a little bit depressed because it was two points lost in a game we were expected to win. "Gary Neville was sat nearby and his attitude was that could be the point that wins the league, which turned out to be the case. "It gets you out of being in a slump and a depressed mood. You look at things from a different angle. "Younger players watch the older ones. If we start panicking, so will they. "We just have to remain calm and continue playing the way we do all the time." United are expected to make changes. Tom Cleverley and Chris Smalling will be amongst those hoping for a start, with Paul Scholes likely to be rested. Nani (ankle) is fit but did not even make the bench against QPR on Sunday.

Formation:343Manager: Roberto Martinez

Wigan

Formation: 442Manager: Sir Alex Ferguson

Man Utd

  • Ali Al Habsi
  • Antolin Alcaraz
  • Gary Caldwell
  • Maynor Figueroa
  • Emmerson Boyce
  • James McCarthy
  • James McArthur
  • Jean Beausejour
  • Victor Moses
  • Franco Di Santo
  • Shaun Maloney
  • SUBS
  • Michael Pollitt
  • Albert Crusat
  • Ben Watson
  • Jordi Gomez
  • Conor Sammon
  • Mohamed Diame
  • Ronnie Stam

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Form Guide

    LDDWWL
  • Wigan
  • VS
  • Man Utd
  • WWWWWW

Last Meetings

  • Man Utd
  • 5 - 0
  • Wigan
  • 26/12/2011
  • Wigan
  • 0 - 4
  • Man Utd
  • 26/02/2011
  • Man Utd
  • 2 - 0
  • Wigan
  • 20/11/2010
  • Man Utd
  • 5 - 0
  • Wigan
  • 30/12/2009
  • Wigan
  • 0 - 5
  • Man Utd
  • 22/08/2009
  • Wigan
  • 1 - 2
  • Man Utd
  • 13/05/2009

Top Scorers

Wigan

  • V Moses 4
  • F Di Santo 4
  • G Caldwell 3
  • J McArthur 3
  • M Diame 3
  • H Rodallega 2
  • J Gomez 2
  • AD Crusat 1
  • AV Alcaraz 1
  • B Watson 1

Man Utd

  • W Rooney 17
  • JB Hernandez 9
  • D Welbeck 7
  • LC Nani 6
  • D Berbatov 5
  • A Young 5
  • AL Valencia 4
  • P Scholes 3
  • R Giggs 2
  • M Carrick 2
  • J Park 2
  • OL Anderson 2
  • D Fletcher 1
  • J Evans 1
  • C Smalling 1
  • P Jones 1

Goals

Wigan

    • Total goals 87
    • Goals per game 30
  • 1 (For) 6 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 6 (For) 8 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 5 (For) 9 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 6 (For) 10 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Man Utd

    • Total goals 135
    • Goals per game 78
  • 6 (For) Period 0-10 mins
  • 7 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 7 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 14 (For) 6 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 9 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 12 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 15 (For) 6 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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