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Jordi Gomez decides to take the corner short.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Jordi Gomez from the left by-line.
The ball is sent over by Maynor Figueroa, Jordi Gomez takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the bar.
Charles N'Zogbia finds the net with a goal from deep inside the penalty box low into the middle of the goal. Wigan 2-1 Preston.The assist for the goal came from James McCarthy.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Paul Parry, Antolin Alcaraz makes a clearance.
Effort on goal by Charles N'Zogbia from inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the bar.
Inswinging corner taken by Jordi Gomez from the left by-line, clearance made by Wayne Brown.
Shot from close range by Ronnie Stam clears the bar.
Inswinging corner taken by Jordi Gomez.
Charles N'Zogbia sends in a cross, Billy Jones manages to make a clearance.
Ronnie Stam takes a short corner, The ball is swung over by Jordi Gomez.
Jordi Gomez fires in a goal from the edge of the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Wigan 1-1 Preston.Assist by Maynor Figueroa.
The ball is sent over by Franco Di Santo.
Mauro Boselli gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Wayne Brown. Wayne Brown takes the direct free kick.
Steven Caldwell concedes a free kick for a foul on Wayne Brown. Direct free kick taken by Andy Lonergan.
Jordi Gomez takes a inswinging corner.
Corner taken short by Jordi Gomez.
David Gray concedes a free kick for a foul on Franco Di Santo. Free kick taken by Ben Watson. David Gray receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.
Shot by Paul Coutts from deep inside the box bounces off the post.
Centre by Steven Caldwell, Sean St. Ledger manages to make a clearance.
Ronnie Stam fouled by Paul Parry, the ref awards a free kick. Paul Parry receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Free kick taken by Steven Caldwell.
James McCarthy on for Hendry Thomas.
Hendry Thomas gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Darel Russell. Sean St. Ledger takes the direct free kick.
The ball is delivered by Ronnie Stam, David Gray makes a clearance.
The ball is crossed by Charles N'Zogbia.
Corner taken right-footed by Ben Watson from the left by-line, Billy Jones makes a clearance.
Ben Watson takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance by Jon Parkin.
The ball is swung over by Paul Parry, Steven Caldwell manages to make a clearance.
Paul Coutts decides to take a short corner.
Adam Barton gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mauro Boselli. Direct free kick taken by Jordi Gomez.
Jordi Gomez produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Corner taken by Jordi Gomez from the right by-line.
Jordi Gomez takes a shot.
(Preston) makes a substitution, with Paul Parry coming on for Keith Treacy. Jon Parkin joins the action as a substitute, replacing Chris Brown.
Corner taken by Jordi Gomez.
The ball is swung over by Maynor Figueroa.
Ben Watson takes a shot. Save made by Andy Lonergan.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Adam Barton on Charles N'Zogbia. Charles N'Zogbia takes the direct free kick.
Effort on goal by Franco Di Santo from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal.
Steven Caldwell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Keith Treacy. Direct free kick taken by Billy Jones.
Chris Brown gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steven Caldwell. Direct free kick taken by Ali Al Habsi.
Franco Di Santo is caught offside. Direct free kick taken by Andy Lonergan.
Charles N'Zogbia is brought on as a substitute for James McArthur.
Ben Watson crosses the ball, Andy Lonergan makes a save.
The ball is crossed by Keith Treacy, Steven Caldwell makes a clearance.
James McArthur challenges Paul Coutts unfairly and gives away a free kick. Wayne Brown takes the free kick.
The ball is delivered by Ronnie Stam.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Keith Treacy, clearance by James McArthur.
Inswinging corner taken by Keith Treacy.
Ben Watson takes a shot from a long way out which goes wide of the right-hand post.
Foul by Chris Brown on Antolin Alcaraz, free kick awarded. Steven Caldwell takes the free kick.
Ronnie Stam sends in a cross, Sean St. Ledger manages to make a clearance.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul Coutts on Hendry Thomas. Direct free kick taken by Maynor Figueroa.
Centre by Maynor Figueroa.
The ball is delivered by Danny Mayor, Ali Al Habsi makes a save.
Foul by Darel Russell on Hendry Thomas, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Steven Caldwell.
Franco Di Santo has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide right of the target.
Centre by Danny Mayor, Shot from just outside the penalty area by Paul Coutts hits the post.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David Gray by Franco Di Santo. Free kick taken by David Gray.
Mauro Boselli delivers the ball, Paul Coutts manages to make a clearance.
Corner taken right-footed by Ben Watson from the right by-line to the near post, Effort on goal by Franco Di Santo from inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.
Unfair challenge on Danny Mayor by Maynor Figueroa results in a free kick. Free kick scored by Keith Treacy. Wigan 0-1 Preston.
A cross is delivered by David Gray, Antolin Alcaraz manages to make a clearance.
Shot from outside the area by Jordi Gomez misses to the left of the goal.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Ben Watson, clearance by Wayne Brown.
Franco Di Santo takes a shot.
Long range shot from Billy Jones misses to the left of the target.
Free kick awarded for a foul by David Gray on Franco Di Santo. Maynor Figueroa takes the free kick.
The ball is delivered by Jordi Gomez.
Maynor Figueroa sends in a cross.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Darel Russell on James McArthur. Ben Watson takes the free kick.
The ball is sent over by Keith Treacy.
The ball is delivered by Billy Jones.
Paul Coutts crosses the ball, Ronnie Stam manages to make a clearance.
The ball is crossed by Danny Mayor, save by Ali Al Habsi.
The ball is swung over by Keith Treacy, Steven Caldwell makes a clearance.
The game begins.
The players leave the pitch at half time.
The referee gets the second half started.
The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.
Wigan manager Roberto Martinez is planning to make changes for Carling Cup third-round tie against Preston.
Winger Victor Moses could feature after making a brief return from an ankle injury as a substitute in Sunday's Barclays Premier League loss to Manchester City.
Other fringe players such as James McArthur and Steven Caldwell could be given a chance in the derby clash at the DW Stadium.
Martinez has no new fitness concerns but Gary Caldwell (hip) remains on the sidelines and on-loan Manchester United midfielder Tom Cleverley (knee) is both injured and ineligible.
Martinez said: "We need to utilise the squad and this game is ideal for that.
"There are players that need minutes and need to be involved, others need to have a rest.
"We have got a large squad and I am very pleased with the squad.
"We need minutes on the pitch and to make sure we carry on making decisions and gelling together."
Boss Darren Ferguson may hand a first start to Iain Hume for Preston's trip to Wigan in the Carling Cup third round.
The on-loan Barnsley striker came off the bench to make his debut in Saturday's 1-0 defeat at the hands of Norwich and could now make the starting line-up.
Midfielder Keith Treacy and Paul Coutts are expected to miss out with groin injuries and Ferguson will also assess the fitness of defender Callum Davidson.
He was a late withdrawal at the weekend and on-loan Manchester United duo Matt James and Josh King are also expected to remain sidelined with ankle injuries.
Hume said: "We have got nothing to lose so there is no reason to go out and not put in a good performance."
Late brace saves Latics
Wigan staged a dramatic late fightback to win 2-1 and snatch a place in the fourth round of the Carling Cup at the expense of valiant Preston.
Jordi Gomez and Charles N'Zogbia both struck in the closing three minutes as the Premier League side narrowly avoided a shock at the DW Stadium.
Championship outfit Preston had led after Keith Treacy opened the scoring in the 23rd minute and they hit the woodwork twice through Paul Coutts.
Extra-time was the least Preston deserved but Wigan, having lacked sharpness in the first half, showed more dynamism after the break and finished strongly.
N'Zogbia was the key to their recovery, having entered the fray at the start of the second half, and the result will lift manager Roberto Martinez after a poor start to the campaign.
Martinez had made six changes in attempt to kick-start Wigan's season after collecting just four points in five Premier League games.
Yet Preston, whose plight in the lower division was worse with three points from seven outings, were moments away from inflicting embarrassment.
And for most of the game what atmosphere there was was mostly created by the huge proportion of Preston fans in the 6,987 crowd - a figure which filled just over a quarter of the ground.
Yet while those North End fans had made the short journey down the M6, one member of their club's hierarchy who failed to make the start was their chairman Maurice Lindsay, a man synonymous with Wigan.
Lindsay, a familiar face at the stadium after roles on the board with Athletic and the town's rugby league team, was apparently caught up in traffic.
The few inside the stadium saw the game begin in underwhelming fashion with Wigan dominating possession but lacking a cutting edge.
The game was more than 20 minutes old when Franco di Santo, one of Wigan's better players, created the hosts' best early opening when he had a shot deflected after a neat turn.
Gomez fired another chance well over while Chris Brown was similarly off target for Preston.
But Preston, having been starved of the ball, grabbed a surprise lead when Treacy struck low from a set-piece after Danny Mayor was fouled by Maynor Figueroa.
Wigan almost replied instantly as Di Santo flicked the ball over from a corner but Preston were clearly buoyed by their strike.
They began to pass with greater confidence and created a glorious chance after 27 minutes as Mayor crossed and Coutts sidefooted against the base of the post.
Wigan responded with Ben Watson shooting wide after playing a neat one-two with Mauro Boselli.
But that was one of few chances Wigan could muster and they left the field to boos from the home fans.
A quick-thinking DJ tried to rally them by playing Bon Jovi's 'Keep the Faith' and Martinez attempted to inject some life into his team by introducing N'Zogbia.
Latics indeed made a positive start as Di Santo combined well with Ronnie Stam before shooting across the face of goal.
The hosts then carved out an even better opportunity as Boselli played Watson in on goal with a backheel but Andy Lonergan produced a fine save to deny the midfielder.
N'Zogbia then worried Preston with a break from deep inside his own half but the move broke down as Watson got the ball trapped under his feet on the edge of the area.
As Wigan became frustrated, Preston showed signs of tiredness and their tackles became heavier.
One from substitute Jon Parkin on Hendry Thomas particularly incensed Martinez on the sidelines but there was no booking.
Paul Parry and David Gray were not so fortunate, however, as they found their way into referee Jon Moss' notebook for poor challenges.
Preston missed a glorious chance to kill the game off 15 minutes from time after Parkin picked out Coutts with a fine through-ball.
Coutts raced clear on goal and looked to have scored as he delicately clipped the ball over Al Habsi but saw it rebound off the woodwork for a second time.
Preston paid the penalty as Wigan picked themselves up for a late surge and Gomez levelled with a fine solo effort after jinking into the box three minutes from time.
Latics pushed on for the win but Stam had an effort blocked by Lonergan and N'Zogbia shot narrowly wide.
Preston looked to have held on for extra-time but were stung in stoppage-time as N'Zogbia broke from a Preston corner, played a one-two with James McCarthy, and then blasted past Lonergan.
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