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  • Date:31 Mar 2012
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:The DW Stadium
  • Attendance:19,786
  • Alcaraz (54) Moses (90)
Goal!

Live Commentary

94mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by James McCarthy on Peter Crouch. Dean Whitehead takes the direct free kick.

93mins

A goal is scored by Victor Moses from deep inside the penalty box low into the middle of the goal. Wigan 2-0 Stoke.

89mins

Jordi Gomez takes a shot. Asmir Begovic makes a save.

88mins

Jordi Gomez takes a shot. Ryan Shawcross gets a block in. Short corner taken by Jordi Gomez from the right by-line.

86mins

Cameron Jerome produces a left-footed shot from inside the area that clears the crossbar. Conor Sammon on for Jean Beausejour.

85mins

Peter Crouch takes a shot. Save by Ali Al Habsi.

84mins

The offside flag is raised against Cameron Jerome. Free kick taken by Ali Al Habsi.

81mins

Jordi Gomez joins the action as a substitute, replacing Franco Di Santo.

81mins

Emmerson Boyce fouled by Ricardo Fuller, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Gary Caldwell.

78mins

Andy Wilkinson crosses the ball, Headed effort from inside the area by Ryan Shawcross misses to the left of the target.

78mins

James McArthur concedes a free kick for a foul on Wilson Palacios. Glenn Whelan takes the direct free kick.

77mins

Foul by Cameron Jerome on Maynor Figueroa, free kick awarded. Ali Al Habsi takes the free kick.

75mins

Unfair challenge on Jean Beausejour by Andy Wilkinson results in a free kick. Booking for Andy Wilkinson for unsporting behaviour. Ben Watson takes the direct free kick.

75mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James McCarthy by Robert Huth. Direct free kick taken by Ben Watson.

71mins

Dean Whitehead concedes a free kick for a foul on Victor Moses. Dean Whitehead shown a yellow card. Ben Watson delivers the ball, Jean Beausejour takes a shot from 6 yards. Save made by Asmir Begovic.

69mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against Ryan Shawcross. Shaun Maloney goes off and Ben Watson comes on. Ali Al Habsi takes the free kick.

69mins

Handball decision goes against Franco Di Santo. Glenn Whelan takes the free kick.

68mins

Shaun Maloney produces a cross, blocked by Glenn Whelan.

65mins

Jonathan Walters goes off and Ricardo Fuller comes on. Wilson Palacios comes on in place of Jermaine Pennant.

64mins

Emmerson Boyce delivers the ball, save made by Asmir Begovic.

63mins

Glenn Whelan fouled by Antolin Alcaraz, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Dean Whitehead.

58mins

Dean Whitehead fouled by Shaun Maloney, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Jermaine Pennant from left channel, clearance by James McCarthy.

57mins

Peter Crouch concedes a free kick for a foul on Gary Caldwell. James McArthur takes the direct free kick.

56mins

Robert Huth gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James McCarthy. Gary Caldwell takes the direct free kick.

54mins

Assist by Jean Beausejour. Jean Beausejour crosses the ball, Antolin Alcaraz scores a headed goal from inside the penalty box. Wigan 1-0 Stoke.

54mins

Glenn Whelan concedes a free kick for a foul on Maynor Figueroa. Glenn Whelan is shown a yellow card. Gary Caldwell restarts play with the free kick.

54mins

Victor Moses takes a shot. Robert Huth gets a block in.

50mins

Victor Moses fouled by Glenn Whelan, the ref awards a free kick. Maynor Figueroa takes the direct free kick.

50mins

Maynor Figueroa concedes a free kick for a foul on Jermaine Pennant. Direct free kick taken by Jermaine Pennant.

49mins

Matthew Etherington goes off and Cameron Jerome comes on.

47mins

Antolin Alcaraz takes a shot. Glenn Whelan gets a block in.

47mins

Foul by James McArthur on Peter Crouch, free kick awarded. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Jermaine Pennant from right channel. The offside flag is raised against Ryan Shawcross. Indirect free kick taken by Ali Al Habsi.

46mins

Outswinging corner taken by Victor Moses, Peter Crouch makes a clearance.

45mins

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Gary Caldwell.

44mins

Victor Moses is penalised for a handball. Asmir Begovic restarts play with the free kick.

41mins

Unfair challenge on Glenn Whelan by James McArthur results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Asmir Begovic.

40mins

Victor Moses delivers the ball, Jean Beausejour takes a shot. Victor Moses takes a short corner.

39mins

Robert Huth challenges Franco Di Santo unfairly and gives away a free kick. Franco Di Santo restarts play with the free kick.

38mins

Jermaine Pennant gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jean Beausejour. Ali Al Habsi restarts play with the free kick.

37mins

Franco Di Santo takes a shot. Robert Huth gets a block in.

37mins

Marc Wilson takes a shot. Save by Ali Al Habsi.

33mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jean Beausejour on Jermaine Pennant. Jean Beausejour goes into the book. Ryan Shawcross restarts play with the free kick. Unfair challenge on Matthew Etherington by Emmerson Boyce results in a free kick. Booking for Emmerson Boyce for unsporting behaviour. Free kick taken by Dean Whitehead.

33mins

Jonathan Walters has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.

31mins

Jermaine Pennant fouled by Jean Beausejour, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Glenn Whelan.

31mins

Peter Crouch is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Antolin Alcaraz.

30mins

The ball is sent over by Shaun Maloney, Marc Wilson makes a clearance.

26mins

Unfair challenge on Victor Moses by Marc Wilson results in a free kick. Marc Wilson booked for unsporting behaviour. Shaun Maloney crosses the ball in from the free kick, Ryan Shawcross makes a clearance.

23mins

Unfair challenge on James McArthur by Dean Whitehead results in a free kick. Gary Caldwell takes the free kick.

20mins

Effort from long distance by Maynor Figueroa goes wide of the right-hand upright.

19mins

Short corner taken by Victor Moses.

17mins

Andy Wilkinson is ruled offside. Maynor Figueroa takes the indirect free kick.

16mins

Jermaine Pennant fouled by Jean Beausejour, the ref awards a free kick. Jermaine Pennant crosses the ball in from the free kick, James McCarthy manages to make a clearance.

15mins

Victor Moses sends in a cross, Shaun Maloney takes a shot. Asmir Begovic makes a save. Inswinging corner taken by Shaun Maloney, comfortable save by Asmir Begovic.

12mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Gary Caldwell on Asmir Begovic. Asmir Begovic restarts play with the free kick.

12mins

Shaun Maloney takes a shot. Blocked by Andy Wilkinson. Inswinging corner taken by Shaun Maloney from the left by-line, Asmir Begovic makes a save.

11mins

Corner taken short by Shaun Maloney.

9mins

Jermaine Pennant delivers the ball, clearance by Gary Caldwell.

7mins

The ball is crossed by Andy Wilkinson, Header on goal by Peter Crouch from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

5mins

Franco Di Santo takes a shot. Asmir Begovic makes a save. Corner taken by Shaun Maloney from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Glenn Whelan.

5mins

Corner taken by Jermaine Pennant played to the near post.

2mins

Jonathan Walters fouled by Gary Caldwell, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Glenn Whelan.

1mins

A cross is delivered by Maynor Figueroa.

1mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Robert Huth by Victor Moses. Ryan Shawcross restarts play with the free kick.

Match Preview

Martinez: Latics have new self-belief Wigan boss Roberto Martinez believes his relegation-threatened team has been reinvigorated by last week's "historic" win over Liverpool. Latics boosted their Barclays Premier League survival chances by pulling off a shock 2-1 victory at Anfield - a result some have claimed is the club's greatest ever. Martinez's side remain in the bottom three but are just a point off the safety zone after finally earning what they believe is deserved reward for their recent endeavours. Wigan had dominated their previous two games against Norwich and West Brom but were forced to settle for 1-1 draws on both occasions. Martinez said: "It was a real lift. In football the hardest thing to take is playing well and not getting the result, and that is the feeling we had against West Brom. "That really sets you back a bit but the reaction was very good on the pitch and to get that result gives you back the confidence and the belief. "It just prepares you in a really good way in all the aspects you cannot prepare on the training ground. That is the biggest feeling. "It was a historic win but now is not the time to look back - we can't afford to do that. We have to look forward to Saturday. "At the end of the season we will have time to look back at the big moments of the season and quite clearly that was one of them." Wigan will hope to continue their recent good run, which has seen them lose just once in their last seven games, as they host Stoke at the DW Stadium tomorrow. The fixture may evoke memories of Wigan's dramatic final-day heroics last season, when they won at the Britannia Stadium to survive in the top flight, but Martinez is detaching himself from that emotion. Martinez said: "Our games against Stoke are always really close, they go down to small margins. "We have got a feelgood factor from last season, but that was at the Britannia and was a completely different game. "They are a good team who are going to be full of confidence and they are going to come here and try to impose themselves. Forward Victor Moses was due to be assessed with Martinez hopeful he will be fit to feature. Moses was kicked in the head by Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel last weekend but has not suffered a fractured jaw, as first feared. Despite the uncertainty over their position, Latics have been further lifted by news that midfielder Jordi Gomez has signed a new two-year contract. Stoke boss Tony Pulis will be looking to overcome what has been something of a bogey side for his team in recent years. Pulis' men have made great strides since their promotion to the top flight in 2008, but in seven Barclays Premier League meetings with the Latics so far, they have won just once. A 1-0 home defeat to Wigan on the final day of last season deprived the Staffordshire outfit of a place in the top 10 and memories of that game have stayed with the Welshman. "Wigan have been one of those teams for us," Pulis said. "I don't know why - we have played really well against them and not got the results I think our performances have deserved. "Last year in the final game of the season, the game should have been over in the first half as we created so many opportunities, and we also had a stonewall penalty (claim that was not given). "The referee was five yards away from it - I only looked at it once from the touchline and knew it was a penalty, and then to see the replay was really disappointing when he was so close. "But we didn't get it, and they had a spell, scored and ended up winning the game. "The most important thing for us is that the players realise that irrespective of our position in the league, or what we have done or haven't done, you have to turn up and give it your best." Stoke, currently 12th in the table, may well fancy their chances of improving their record against struggling Wigan, 19th, given the Potters have held big guns Manchester City and Tottenham to 1-1 draws in their last two games.

Formation:343Manager: Roberto Martinez

Wigan

Formation: 442Manager: Tony Pulis

Stoke

  • 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
  • Chris Kirkland
  • Albert Crusat
  • Ben Watson
  • Jordi Gomez
  • Conor Sammon
  • David Jones
  • Ronnie Stam

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Match Report

Form Guide

    WDLDDW
  • Wigan
  • VS
  • Stoke
  • LWWLDD

Last Meetings

  • Stoke
  • 2 - 2
  • Wigan
  • 31/12/2011
  • Stoke
  • 0 - 1
  • Wigan
  • 22/05/2011
  • Wigan
  • 2 - 2
  • Stoke
  • 04/12/2010
  • Wigan
  • 1 - 1
  • Stoke
  • 09/02/2010
  • Stoke
  • 2 - 2
  • Wigan
  • 12/12/2009
  • Stoke
  • 2 - 0
  • Wigan
  • 16/05/2009

Top Scorers

Wigan

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

Stoke

  • P Crouch 8
  • M Etherington 3
  • C Jerome 3
  • R Delap 2
  • J Walters 2
  • R Shawcross 2
  • M Upson 1
  • G Whelan 1
  • R Huth 1
  • K Jones 1
  • R Shotton 1

Goals

Wigan

    • Total goals 82
    • Goals per game 27
  • 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
  • 2 (For) 6 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 5 (For) 8 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 4 (For) 9 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Stoke

    • Total goals 84
    • Goals per game 29
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 7 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 7 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 5 (For) 8 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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