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Arouna Kone takes a shot. Davide Santon gets a block in. Corner taken short by Jordi Gomez.
Shola Ameobi takes a shot. The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Joel Robles. Joel Robles makes a save.
James McCarthy crosses the ball, Cheick Tiote makes a clearance. Jordi Gomez takes the inswinging corner, A goal is scored by Arouna Kone from inside the six-yard box high into the middle of the goal. Wigan 2-1 Newcastle.Franco Di Santo provided the assist for the goal.
Arouna Kone takes a shot. Cheick Tiote gets a block in.
The ball is delivered by Jonas Gutierrez, clearance by Antolin Alcaraz.
Shola Ameobi produces a cross, Papiss Cisse produces a left-footed shot from close range which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Paul Scharner by Shola Ameobi. Direct free kick taken by Antolin Alcaraz.
Franco Di Santo challenges Cheick Tiote unfairly and gives away a free kick. Rob Elliot takes the direct free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jean Beausejour by James Perch. Franco Di Santo replaces Jean Beausejour. Shaun Maloney produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick, save by Rob Elliot.
Davide Santon crosses the ball.
Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa concedes a free kick for a foul on Jordi Gomez. Free kick taken by James McCarthy.
Foul by Jordi Gomez on Davide Santon, free kick awarded. Rob Elliot takes the free kick.
Papiss Cisse is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Joel Robles.
Davide Santon gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Wigan 1-1 Newcastle.Papiss Cisse provided the assist for the goal.
Cheick Tiote concedes a free kick for a foul on Jordi Gomez. Direct free kick taken by Jordi Gomez.
James McArthur takes a shot. Steven Taylor gets a block in. Corner taken by Jordi Gomez from the right by-line.
Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Jean Beausejour from the left by-line, Maynor Figueroa produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box that clears the crossbar.
Jonas Gutierrez concedes a free kick for a foul on Shaun Maloney. Jonas Gutierrez booked for unsporting behaviour. Shola Ameobi replaces Yoan Gouffran. Free kick taken by Paul Scharner.
Moussa Sissoko is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Joel Robles takes the free kick.
Emmerson Boyce produces a cross, save made by Rob Elliot.
Foul by Cheick Tiote on Shaun Maloney, free kick awarded. Shaun Maloney takes the free kick.
James McArthur takes a shot. Blocked by Davide Santon. Jean Beausejour takes a outswinging corner.
Foul by James McArthur on Yoan Gouffran, free kick awarded. Sylvain Marveaux takes the direct free kick.
Arouna Kone has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide right of the goal. James McArthur comes on in place of Callum McManaman.
Jean Beausejour produces a cross, save made by Rob Elliot.
Effort on goal by Papiss Cisse from just inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.
Sylvain Marveaux fouled by Shaun Maloney, the ref awards a free kick. Sylvain Marveaux restarts play with the free kick.
Shot on goal by Papiss Cisse from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.
Callum McManaman takes a shot. Steven Taylor gets a block in.
Centre by Davide Santon, Emmerson Boyce makes a clearance.
The referee books James Perch for unsporting behaviour.
Close range effort by Papiss Cisse goes over the bar.
Centre by Sylvain Marveaux, Emmerson Boyce makes a clearance.
Paul Scharner challenges Moussa Sissoko unfairly and gives away a free kick. Paul Scharner is shown a yellow card. Rob Elliot takes the direct free kick.
The ball is crossed by Papiss Cisse. Effort from the edge of the penalty area by Moussa Sissoko goes wide of the left-hand post.
Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Sylvain Marveaux from the left by-line, save by Joel Robles.
Jonas Gutierrez sends in a cross, clearance made by Maynor Figueroa.
Unfair challenge on Steven Taylor by Arouna Kone results in a free kick. Cheick Tiote takes the direct free kick.
Corner taken left-footed by Sylvain Marveaux.
Jean Beausejour delivers the ball.
James McCarthy takes a shot. Blocked by Jonas Gutierrez. Outswinging corner taken by Jean Beausejour, Papiss Cisse manages to make a clearance.
Unfair challenge on Arouna Kone by Davide Santon results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Jordi Gomez.
Shaun Maloney takes a shot. Save by Rob Elliot.
Centre by Yoan Gouffran, save by Joel Robles.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jean Beausejour by Davide Santon. Free kick taken by Maynor Figueroa.
Papiss Cisse is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Emmerson Boyce.
Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Jean Beausejour.
Yoan Gouffran takes a shot. Callum McManaman gets a block in. Yoan Gouffran concedes a free kick for a foul on Callum McManaman. Antolin Alcaraz takes the free kick.
Callum McManaman is adjudged to have handled the ball. Free kick crossed left-footed by Sylvain Marveaux, clearance made by Emmerson Boyce. Paul Scharner fouled by Steven Taylor, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Joel Robles.
James Perch joins the action as a substitute, replacing Massadio Haidara.
Papiss Cisse is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Shaun Maloney takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Shaun Maloney by Cheick Tiote. Jordi Gomez delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from left channel.
Callum McManaman crosses the ball, Jean Beausejour fires in a goal from inside the six-yard box low into the middle of the goal. Wigan 1-0 Newcastle.The assist for the goal came from Callum McManaman.
The ball is swung over by Jean Beausejour, Davide Santon gets a block in. Maynor Figueroa sends in a cross, clearance made by Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa.
The offside flag is raised against Callum McManaman. Rob Elliot restarts play with the free kick.
Massadio Haidara replaces Mathieu Debuchy.
The referee blows for offside against Mathieu Debuchy. Free kick taken by Joel Robles.
Corner taken by Sylvain Marveaux from the right by-line, Steven Taylor takes a shot. Joel Robles makes a save.
Unfair challenge on Arouna Kone by Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa results in a free kick. Strike comes in from Jordi Gomez from the free kick.
The ball is delivered by Emmerson Boyce, save by Rob Elliot.
Moussa Sissoko sends in a cross, Antolin Alcaraz makes a clearance.
Foul by James McCarthy on Jonas Gutierrez, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Jonas Gutierrez.
Martinez banking on home comforts
Wigan manager Roberto Martinez believes the DW Stadium can still provide salvation for his side, despite an appalling record there this season.
The Latics have the worst home record in the top flight, taking just 10 points from a possible 42 with just two wins, the last coming on November 24.
They will play half of their final 10 matches in front of their own fans, starting against Newcastle on Sunday, and Martinez is confident Wigan can utilise the feelgood factor of fans looking forward to an FA Cup semi-final appearance.
"It is something we have been working at and we need to change, but to give you a clear answer it is because we concede too many goals," said the Spaniard, trying to explain their poor home form.
"We haven't been playing too badly and it is not much different to the way we play away from home, but what is different is the final outcome and how easy we concede goals.
"On Sunday we see it as the start of the final five games at the stadium where we need to hit our best form and that is our focus.
"It is a big difference to play at the DW Stadium at this final time of the season where the whole environment is more intense and gives the players that extra yard and we need to take advantage of that."
It was around this time last season the Latics put together a formidable run which saw them win seven of their last nine matches to escape relegation.
Martinez believes that feat will help them 12 months on.
His side are three points from safety, although they have a match in hand, but he does not know how many more points they will have to add to their current total of 24 to survive.
"We are not looking at the points tally, all we are looking at is how we can get a winning run for the final 10 games," he added.
"The lessons (of last season) are there, the experience is there from the dressing room and that gives you knowledge of what to expect.
"But this season the real fight to avoid relegation is harder than ever."
Wigan forward Callum McManaman is a doubt as he is still recovering from an ankle injury sustained in the FA Cup win at Everton.
Winger Ryo Miyaichi has been ruled out for several weeks at least as he requires surgery on ankle ligaments damaged at Goodison Park. Goalkeeper Ali Al Habsi, rested last weekend, is set to return to the starting line-up.
Manager Alan Pardew his hoping Newcastle's unlikely bid for European glory will help to blood a new generation of the Toon Army.
Less than four years after Tyneside was plunged into despair by the club's relegation from the Barclays Premier League, the Magpies find themselves contemplating a Europa League quarter-final and daring to dream of an end to their 44-year trophy drought.
The club has undergone a root-and-branch transition since suffering its rude awakening and the rebuilding process, which began as Chris Hughton plotted a way back into the top flight, has gathered pace under successor Pardew, particularly since a January spending spree.
Pardew said: "You are not going to have a tenure where you don't have some problems. We had some big, big problems before Christmas.
"The side really needed help and we got that in the transfer market. We had some of our better players come back to us, particularly [Yohan] Cabaye and [Steven] Taylor and suddenly we look the side we were last year.
"Fortunately for us, we have done well in the Europa League games and we have got another competition that's suddenly made us a very, very buoyant club again.
"We are gaining friends and fans, and that's what it's about. Those young people who don't usually come to Newcastle hopefully will be our fans forever.
"That's what you do on these sort of runs, so it's great."
Pardew has repeatedly spoken of his hunger to bring a long-awaited trophy to St James' Park, although his efforts to land one of the domestic cups have so far come to nothing.
But while winning the Europa League may be a big ask - Newcastle face Portuguese league leaders Benfica in the quarter-finals next month - he is adamant that his chances of lifting silverware are more realistic than they have been at any time during his tenure to date.
The 51-year-old said: "For sure. I have got a better team - that helps - and better players, some great players.
"There are eight teams left and I don't think they are any better than us, so we have got a chance."
Newcastle midfielder Hatem Ben Arfa is out of Sunday's clash with Wigan as he faces up to the prospect of surgery on his hamstring.
The 26-year-old France international will miss the rest of the season if, as Pardew fears, he needs an operation on the hamstring he tore in December.
However compatriot Cabaye has a chance of playing at the DW Stadium despite limping out of Thursday night's 1-0 Europa League victory over Anzhi Makhachkala, while full-back Mathieu Debuchy and striker Yoan Gouffran, who are ineligible in Europe, return to the squad.
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