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Jordi Gomez gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Cheick Tiote. Direct free kick taken by Jonas Gutierrez.
Unfair challenge on Jean Beausejour by James Perch results in a free kick. Jean Beausejour takes the free kick.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Shaun Maloney from the left by-line.
Free kick awarded for a foul by James McArthur on Ryan Taylor. Direct free kick taken by Ryan Taylor.
Shane Ferguson replaces Yohan Cabaye.
Jordi Gomez comes on in place of Victor Moses.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Shaun Maloney by Yohan Cabaye. Antolin Alcaraz restarts play with the free kick. James Perch joins the action as a substitute, replacing Danny Simpson.
Danny Simpson challenges Maynor Figueroa unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Ali Al Habsi.
Papiss Cisse takes a shot. Save made by Ali Al Habsi.
(Newcastle) makes a substitution, with Ryan Taylor coming on for Hatem Ben Arfa.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Jean Beausejour on Hatem Ben Arfa. Direct free kick taken by Yohan Cabaye.
Centre by Hatem Ben Arfa, Papiss Cisse produces a header from close range which bounces off the post.
The referee penalises Antolin Alcaraz for handball. Free kick taken by Yohan Cabaye.
Shaun Maloney takes a shot.
Mike Williamson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Shaun Maloney. Direct free kick taken by Jean Beausejour.
Conor Sammon is brought on as a substitute for Franco Di Santo.
Hatem Ben Arfa has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.
Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Yohan Cabaye.
Unfair challenge on Demba Ba by Gary Caldwell results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Yohan Cabaye.
Papiss Cisse takes a shot.
Papiss Cisse is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Ali Al Habsi.
Papiss Cisse takes a shot. Save by Ali Al Habsi.
Jonas Gutierrez delivers the ball, clearance made by Antolin Alcaraz.
James McCarthy takes a shot. Blocked by Yohan Cabaye.
Victor Moses takes a shot. Tim Krul makes a save.
Papiss Cisse is caught offside. Ali Al Habsi takes the free kick.
Shot by Victor Moses from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James McArthur by Demba Ba. Antolin Alcaraz takes the free kick.
A cross is delivered by Franco Di Santo, clearance by Mike Williamson.
The referee blows for offside. Tim Krul takes the free kick.
Shaun Maloney takes the inswinging corner, Tim Krul makes a save.
The offside flag is raised against Jonas Gutierrez. Ali Al Habsi takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Papiss Cisse by James McArthur. Hatem Ben Arfa restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Cheick Tiote on James McArthur. Shaun Maloney takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Victor Moses by Yohan Cabaye. Direct free kick taken by Shaun Maloney.
James McArthur concedes a free kick for a foul on Demba Ba. Yohan Cabaye takes the direct free kick.
The official flags Papiss Cisse offside. Gary Caldwell takes the direct free kick.
Franco Di Santo finds the net with a goal from 35 yards to to the top left corner of the goal. Wigan 4-0 Newcastle.Shaun Maloney provided the assist for the goal.
Unfair challenge on Fabricio Coloccini by Victor Moses results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Tim Krul.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Victor Moses. Direct free kick taken by Yohan Cabaye.
Cheick Tiote takes a shot.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Davide Santon by James McArthur. Strike comes in from Yohan Cabaye from the free kick.
Shot from just outside the box by Demba Ba misses to the right of the goal.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Shaun Maloney, Cheick Tiote manages to make a clearance.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Yohan Cabaye by James McCarthy. Hatem Ben Arfa takes the free kick. The referee cautions James McCarthy for unsporting behaviour. The referee shows Danny Simpson a yellow card for dissent.
Shaun Maloney grabs a goal from inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Wigan 3-0 Newcastle.Franco Di Santo provided the assist for the goal.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Papiss Cisse. Direct free kick taken by Gary Caldwell.
Unfair challenge on Papiss Cisse by Gary Caldwell results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Hatem Ben Arfa.
Victor Moses sends in a cross.
A cross is delivered by Papiss Cisse, save made by Ali Al Habsi.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Hatem Ben Arfa on Gary Caldwell. Ali Al Habsi restarts play with the free kick.
Demba Ba gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Emmerson Boyce. Ali Al Habsi restarts play with the free kick.
Papiss Cisse takes a shot. Ali Al Habsi makes a save.
Victor Moses fouled by Yohan Cabaye, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Gary Caldwell.
Antolin Alcaraz challenges Davide Santon unfairly and gives away a free kick. Antolin Alcaraz receives a yellow card. Hatem Ben Arfa fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.
Foul by Cheick Tiote on Shaun Maloney, free kick awarded. Shaun Maloney takes the free kick.
James McArthur challenges Demba Ba unfairly and gives away a free kick. Fabricio Coloccini restarts play with the free kick.
Victor Moses scores a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Wigan 2-0 Newcastle.Jean Beausejour provided the assist for the goal.
Papiss Cisse is ruled offside. Gary Caldwell restarts play with the free kick.
Victor Moses fires in a goal from close range to the top left corner of the goal. Wigan 1-0 Newcastle.Assist by Emmerson Boyce.
Cheick Tiote fouled by Emmerson Boyce, the ref awards a free kick. The ball is sent over by Yohan Cabaye, Close range header by Papiss Cisse goes over the bar.
Victor Moses takes a shot. Comfortable save by Tim Krul.
Demba Ba is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Antolin Alcaraz takes the free kick.
Franco Di Santo takes a shot. Blocked by Fabricio Coloccini.
Free kick awarded for a foul by James McArthur on Hatem Ben Arfa. Free kick taken by Tim Krul.
Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Shaun Maloney.
Gary Caldwell is caught offside. Tim Krul restarts play with the free kick.
Cheick Tiote concedes a free kick for a foul on Franco Di Santo. Shaun Maloney delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing.
World Cup woe keeps Al Habsi on his toes
Wigan goalkeeper Ali Al Habsi has a personal reason for keeping Newcastle's sharp-shooters at bay.
Al Habsi was at Coventry on Monday night to witness his fellow countrymen from Oman suffer Olympic heartbreak against Senegal.
And he has no wish to endure more disappointment at the DW Stadium when Senegal internationals Papiss Cisse and Demba Ba are leading the Newcastle charge.
"I will make sure to save their shots," he said.
"Senegal beat us at Coventry, so I want to make sure they don't score any goals against me."
Al Habsi was one of Wigan's stand-out performers in that purple patch that secured four wins in five games, with Liverpool, Manchester United and Arsenal amongst their victims.
However, any notion the run would guide the Latics to safety in their annual fight to avoid relegation has been dispelled by victories for QPR, Blackburn and Bolton over the last seven days.
It means Al Habsi has no time to reflect on Oman's disappointments, or even bask in the glory of three ground-breaking Wigan triumphs, as another Champions League challenger must be faced.
"I was proud of the Olympic team," said the 30-year-old.
"A lot of people were watching too, which is important because we need more players from Oman playing in Europe if we are going to improve.
"But I have to forget about that now.
"There are three big three games to the end of the season and we must maintain our performance level."
Wigan did have a perfect home record against Newcastle in Premier League combat until last term, when Shola Ameobi grabbed the only goal for Alan Pardew's men.
Since then, the arrival of first Ba, then Cisse has transformed the Tyneside outfit, turning them from a secure mid-table outfit into top-four contenders.
Newcastle are quite capable of finishing there on recent evidence and, in Cisse, boast a striker who has scored 11 goals in his 10 games for the Magpies.
That is more than twice as many as Wigan's joint top-scorers, Jordi Gomez and Franco di Santo, who is doubtful with a calf injury.
Hugo Rodallega hopes to recover from a knee problem that has kept him out for six weeks, and then increase his own paltry tally of two, both scored in January.
Newcastle manager Pardew is targeting a third-place finish as he attempts to fulfil Mike Ashley's unlikely European dream.
The Magpies will be looking for a seventh successive league victory, a run which has seen them climb into fourth and to within three points of Arsenal with a game in hand.
While the odds remain against Pardew's men ending a remarkable campaign as the closest challengers to top two Manchester United and Manchester City - they still have to go to Chelsea and face Roberto Mancini's team on Tyneside - they remain genuine candidates for Champions League qualification.
That was simply not on the agenda at the beginning of the season, and while they could yet finish fourth and miss out should Chelsea win next month's Champions League final, the manager is aiming as high as he possibly can with the full back of owner Ashley.
Pardew said: "Mike is very determined that we push as hard as we can for the Champions League, and we are going to try to do that for him because he has been very supportive to us this year.
"We're just trying to win every game. We know we have got a difficult run - on paper, you could say more difficult than the other contenders - but the teams have still got to beat us and we are in pretty good form.
"But we have got a possibility of finishing third, so that's what we are going to try to do."
Understandably, a once mutinous Toon Army is revelling in the club's return to prominence after a disastrous decline, but impressive subsequent rise under the controversial Ashley's tenure.
The Magpies have announced they are to unveil a new statue to former manager Sir Bobby Robson at the stadium before the end of the season, a move which has been well received by fans who have railed against an apparent fracture between the hierarchy and its customers in recent years.
The repair job accomplished on the field has been founded on sound management off it, and while the decision to re-name St James' Park as the Sports Direct Arena continues to excite passions in the city, peace appears to have broken out, at least for now.
Pardew has no fresh injury concerns. Midfielders Gabriel Obertan (ankle) and Sylvain Marveaux (groin) are both back in training, but neither will travel.
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