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  • Date:04 Dec 2010
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:The DW Stadium
  • Danny Collins - og (29)
    Cleverley (39)
  • Huth (17) Etherington (30)
Goal!

Live Commentary

92:28 +2.28

A cross is delivered by Tom Cleverley, Robert Huth manages to make a clearance.

89:35

The ball is delivered by Matthew Etherington, Tuncay Sanli takes a shot. Save by Ali Al Habsi.

87:57

Inswinging corner taken by Matthew Etherington, Close range header by Danny Higginbotham goes wide of the left-hand post.

86:39

Unfair challenge on Steve Gohouri by Robert Huth results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Ali Al Habsi.

84:42

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Dean Whitehead by Steve Gohouri. Asmir Begovic takes the direct free kick.

84:26

A cross is delivered by Tuncay Sanli, Antolin Alcaraz makes a clearance.

83:30

Charles N'Zogbia takes a shot. Save by Asmir Begovic.

83:30

Charles N'Zogbia takes a shot. Asmir Begovic makes a save.

82:16

Tuncay Sanli is brought on as a substitute for Ricardo Fuller. Ben Watson challenges Danny Collins unfairly and gives away a .

82:16

Ricardo Fuller goes off and Tuncay Sanli comes on. Ben Watson challenges Danny Collins unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Asmir Begovic.

78:17

Tom Cleverley takes a shot. Blocked by Ryan Shawcross. Corner taken by Ben Watson from the right by-line, Headed effort on goal by Steven Caldwell from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the goal.

77:02

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Dean Whitehead by Mohamed Diame. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Glenn Whelan from right channel, clearance made by Mohamed Diame.

76:16

The ball is sent over by Charles N'Zogbia.

75:48

The ball is swung over by Ronnie Stam, Danny Higginbotham manages to make a clearance.

74:12

Ben Watson fouled by Ricardo Fuller, the ref awards a free kick. Ben Watson restarts play with the free kick.

72:02

Maynor Figueroa goes off and Ronnie Stam comes on. Unfair challenge on Robert Huth by Tom Cleverley results in a free kick. Asmir Begovic restarts play with the free kick.

69:44

Glenn Whelan joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jonathan Walters.

67:11

The ball is swung over by Matthew Etherington, Jonathan Walters takes a shot. Comfortable save by Ali Al Habsi.

67:11

The ball is crossed by Matthew Etherington, Jonathan Walters takes a shot. Save by Ali Al Habsi.

65:41

Jonathan Walters goes into the referee's book. Jonathan Walters gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Maynor Figueroa. Antolin Alcaraz restarts play with the free kick.

63:15

Charles N'Zogbia takes a shot. Danny Collins gets a block in. Ben Watson takes a short corner, Centre by Tom Cleverley, Danny Collins makes a clearance.

62:10

Charles N'Zogbia delivers the ball, Asmir Begovic makes a save.

60:43

Jonathan Walters is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Ali Al Habsi.

58:44

Booking for Maynor Figueroa. Free kick awarded for a foul by Maynor Figueroa on Jonathan Walters. Robert Huth produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

58:22

Danny Collins fouled by Charles N'Zogbia, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Asmir Begovic.

55:59

The referee shows Ryan Shawcross a yellow card for dissent.

55:59

Ricardo Fuller booked.

55:51

The referee shows Ricardo Fuller a yellow card.

55:37

Ryan Shawcross shown a yellow card.

55:37

Ryan Shawcross receives a caution.

54:46

A cross is delivered by Danny Collins, Dean Whitehead takes a shot. Blocked by Steven Caldwell. Ricardo Fuller gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steven Caldwell. Free kick taken by Ali Al Habsi.

54:32

Kenwyne Jones takes a shot. Ali Al Habsi makes a save.

53:14

Header from close in by Jonathan Walters misses to the left of the target.

50:49

Kenwyne Jones is ruled offside. Steven Caldwell takes the free kick.

49:59

Ben Watson has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide right of the goal.

49:37

Steve Gohouri produces a cross, Danny Higginbotham manages to make a clearance.

49:09

Rory Delap concedes a free kick for a foul on Hendry Thomas. Free kick taken by Antolin Alcaraz.

48:10

Dean Whitehead has shot on goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

47:48 +2.48

Shot from long range by Ben Watson misses to the right of the goal.

46:50

Mauro Boselli takes a shot. Save made by Asmir Begovic. Mauro Boselli takes a shot. Save by Asmir Begovic.

46:11 +1.11

Mauro Boselli crosses the ball, Robert Huth manages to make a clearance. Corner taken by Ben Watson from the left by-line, Asmir Begovic fouled by Steven Caldwell, the ref awards a free kick. Asmir Begovic takes the free kick.

45:36 +0.36

The ball is crossed by Matthew Etherington, Antolin Alcaraz makes a clearance.

44:35

Matthew Etherington takes a outswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post.

44:25

A cross is delivered by Matthew Etherington, Ben Watson gets a block in.

42:51

Steven Caldwell fouled by Ricardo Fuller, the ref awards a free kick. Ali Al Habsi restarts play with the free kick.

41:49

Hendry Thomas challenges Kenwyne Jones unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Robert Huth from left channel.

41:49

Foul by Hendry Thomas on Kenwyne Jones, free kick awarded. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Robert Huth, clearance made by Steve Gohouri.

39:33

Tom Cleverley gets on the score sheet with a goal from just outside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Wigan 2-2 Stoke.Maynor Figueroa provided the assist for the goal.

38:14

Asmir Begovic receives a caution for time wasting.

37:30

Maynor Figueroa takes a shot. Asmir Begovic makes a save. Effort from inside the six-yard box by Mohamed Diame goes wide left of the target.

36:03

A cross is delivered by Steve Gohouri.

30:55

Matthew Etherington grabs a goal from close in to the bottom left corner of the goal. Wigan 1-2 Stoke.Assist on the goal came from Ricardo Fuller.

30:44

Mauro Boselli takes a shot. Save by Asmir Begovic.

29:02

Danny Collins puts the ball into his own goal. Wigan 1-1 Stoke.The assist for the goal came from Ben Watson.

28:27

Unfair challenge on Tom Cleverley by Robert Huth results in a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Ben Watson from left wing.

27:01

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Matthew Etherington played to the near post, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mohamed Diame by Jonathan Walters. Ali Al Habsi restarts play with the free kick.

26:49

The ball is sent over by Matthew Etherington, Steve Gohouri gets a block in.

24:50

Foul by Dean Whitehead on Charles N'Zogbia, free kick awarded. The ball is crossed by Ben Watson, Steve Gohouri has a header from inside the six-yard box and clears the crossbar.

22:51

Effort on goal by Tom Cleverley from outside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the bar.

22:33

The ball is delivered by Maynor Figueroa, clearance made by Danny Collins.

22:03

The ball is crossed by Steve Gohouri, Robert Huth makes a clearance.

20:57

Charles N'Zogbia fouled by Danny Collins, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Ali Al Habsi.

20:57

Free kick awarded for a foul by Danny Collins on Charles N'Zogbia. Free kick taken by Ali Al Habsi.

17:28

Robert Huth grabs a goal from long distance to the bottom right corner of the goal. Wigan 0-1 Stoke.Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ricardo Fuller by Hendry Thomas.

14:44

Corner from the left by-line taken by Ben Watson, Kenwyne Jones makes a clearance. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Ben Watson, Antolin Alcaraz produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.

13:07

Foul by Hendry Thomas on Dean Whitehead, free kick awarded. Danny Higginbotham restarts play with the free kick.

10:42

Ricardo Fuller takes a shot. Save by Ali Al Habsi.

9:11

Jonathan Walters produces a cross, clearance by Steve Gohouri.

7:14

The referee blows for offside. Ali Al Habsi takes the indirect free kick.

6:39

Inswinging corner taken by Matthew Etherington from the right by-line, Mohamed Diame manages to make a clearance.

6:31

The ball is swung over by Jonathan Walters, Ben Watson gets a block in.

5:37

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kenwyne Jones by Hendry Thomas. Danny Higginbotham restarts play with the free kick.

5:37

Unfair challenge on Kenwyne Jones by Hendry Thomas results in a free kick. Danny Higginbotham takes the direct free kick.

4:13

Mauro Boselli is penalised for a handball. Free kick taken by Asmir Begovic.

The referee gets the game underway.

The referee calls an end to the first half.

The referee starts the second half.

The match has reached full-time.

Match Preview

Martinez faces striker poser Wigan have problems up front for the Barclays Premier League clash against Stoke at the DW Stadium. Victor Moses is likely to be out for three months after dislocating his shoulder in the Carling Cup loss to Arsenal on Tuesday. Hugo Rodallega is still suspended and Franco di Santo (ankle) is rated 50-50, but manager Roberto Martinez is at least hopeful Mauro Boselli (knee) will be fit. Club captain Gary Caldwell (thigh) could be fit but fellow defender Emmerson Boyce (hamstring) is unlikely to feature despite making good progress. Martinez remains confident his side's luck will eventually turn but accepts their next few games are vital. Wigan have won just once in seven league games and are 18th in the table after a demoralising loss at bottom side West Ham last week. Their misery was compounded by the quarter-final defeat by the Gunners. But throughout the poor run has Martinez has spoken glowingly of his players' efforts and feels they are unlucky not to have collected more points. With mid-table Stoke's visit followed by three games in succession against teams currently in the bottom half, Martinez now wants them to make their mark. The Spaniard said: "Looking at the performances through this first third of the competition, they have been better than the points we have got. There are many positives. "We need to get through this period of bad luck. Once we get through it we will be a stronger side and a side that is even more ready to compete. "It is still early in the campaign. The table is significant in May and that is when we want to be in the right position. "We have got huge belief in what we can do and what we can achieve this season. "The position now is a specific moment in the campaign. We need to understand why we are there, what we need to change and what we need to improve. "That is something that is going to help us get to the places where we want to be. "But looking at the next seven games for us, they are really vital, starting with Stoke at home. "We will get together and push together to make sure we get the rewards the football and the quality of the squad deserves." Stoke will be without Marc Wilson, who picked up his fifth booking of the season on Saturday and will serve a one-match ban. Jermaine Pennant (hamstring) and Andy Wilkison (knee) will both undergo late fitness tests.

Formation:451Manager: Roberto Martinez

Wigan

Formation: 442Manager: Tony Pulis

Stoke

  • Ali Al Habsi
  • Steve Gohouri
  • Antolin Alcaraz
  • Steven Caldwell
  • Maynor Figueroa
  • Charles N'Zogbia
  • Ben Watson
  • Mohamed Diame
  • Hendry Thomas
  • Tom Cleverley
  • Mauro Boselli
  • SUBS
  • Michael Pollitt
  • Jordi Gomez
  • James McArthur
  • Emmerson Boyce
  • Ronnie Stam
  • Callum McManaman
  • Jordan Mustoe

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Match Report

Honours even at DW Deflections were the order of the day as Wigan and Stoke had to settle for a point apiece at the end of a lively 2-2 Barclays Premier League draw at the DW Stadium. All the goals came in the first half, with Robert Huth getting the ball rolling with an 18th-minute free-kick that deflected in off Mohamed Diame in the wall. If the Latics were cursing their luck, they got some of their own half an hour in as Danny Collins diverted Ben Watson's free-kick past his own goalkeeper. A minute later, Matthew Etherington put Stoke back in front before Tom Cleverley levelled again five minutes before the break when his shot flew in off Rory Delap. The result made it only one win in nine league games for Wigan, who will look back at a horror miss from Hendry Thomas as well as a late Charles N'Zogbia shot against the post as evidence they could well have claimed all three points. The opening stages gave no indication of the drama to come, with a near-post effort from Ricardo Fuller that was well saved by Ali Al Habsi the closest either side came to a goal. But in the 18th minute the Latics were left cursing their luck again as a debatable free-kick for a foul by Thomas on Fuller was converted in extremely fortunate circumstances by Huth. The defender's effort from 30 yards was fairly weak but it caught the heel of Diame in the wall and rolled over the line, with Al Habsi totally wrong-footed. Wigan responded well and probably should have equalised when Steve Gohouri got his head to a wicked free-kick from Ben Watson. The defender got plenty of power but directed his effort wide of the post with Asmir Begovic beaten. Stoke had not learned their lesson, though, and, when Watson took another set-piece from a similar position, Collins could only divert the ball past his own keeper. That brought the hosts level on the half-hour mark, but parity lasted less than two minutes as Stoke broke down the right through Kenwyne Jones, who played in Fuller on the right of the area. The striker did well to pull the ball back and running into the box all alone was Etherington, who had the simple task of slotting his shot under Al Habsi. Wigan could even have taken the lead themselves between the two goals, with Begovic producing a decent block to deny Mauro Boselli. The Latics poured forward in search of a second equaliser, and only Thomas will know how he did not score. After Maynor Figueroa's shot was parried by Begovic, N'Zogbia laid it on a plate for Thomas, who somehow bobbled his shot wide from five yards. But five minutes before the break, the home fans were celebrating, and for the third time a deflection played a crucial part in a goal. Cleverley cut in from the right and let fly from 20 yards, with the ball taking a key touch off Delap and nestling in the corner. The second half began as the first had ended with more goalmouth action, and Begovic had to be alert to deny Boselli twice in a matter of seconds at his near post after Cleverley and Figueroa had worked the ball down the right. The Latics now looked the better side but Stoke were inches away from taking the lead for a third time in the 54th minute. A Delap long throw caused mayhem in the box and, when Jones' attempted shot looped up to Walters at the back post, he leapt above his marker but headed just wide. Moments later, Jones drew a fabulous save from Al Habsi as a fine cross from Walters picked out the striker perfectly. Jones met it well but the Wigan keeper flung out his left hand. The chances were not coming as thick and fast now but N'Zogbia nearly created a third goal for Wigan with 13 minutes to go as he worked his magic down the left before picking out substitute Ronnie Stam, who could only poke the ball wide. N'Zogbia has been the Latics' best player this season and he ran at the Stoke defence again before unleashing a shot that was brilliantly tipped onto the post by Begovic. Stoke had a couple of late chances, too, with Danny Higginbotham heading wide and substitute Tuncay Sanli looping a header from Etherington's cross into the arms of Al Habsi.

Form Guide

    LLDWLL
  • Wigan
  • VS
  • Stoke
  • LLWWWD

Last Meetings

  • Wigan
  • 1 - 1
  • Stoke
  • 09/02/2010
  • Stoke
  • 2 - 2
  • Wigan
  • 12/12/2009
  • Stoke
  • 2 - 0
  • Wigan
  • 16/05/2009
  • Wigan
  • 0 - 0
  • Stoke
  • 08/11/2008

Top Scorers

Wigan

  • H Rodallega 4
  • C N'Zogbia 3
  • AV Alcaraz 1
  • J Gomez 1
  • T Cleverley 1
  • V Moses 1

Stoke

  • K Jones 4
  • R Fuller 3
  • J Walters 2
  • R Huth 2
  • R Delap 1
  • M Etherington 1
  • D Whitehead 1
  • A Faye 1
  • T Sanli 1

Goals

Wigan

    • Total goals 37
    • Goals per game 11
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Stoke

    • Total goals 45
    • Goals per game 19
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • (For) 5 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 8 (For) 4 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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