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Free kick awarded for a foul by Mohamed Diame on Anton Ferdinand. Caution for Mohamed Diame. Simon Mignolet restarts play with the free kick.
Mohamed Diame takes a shot. Nedum Onuoha gets a block in.
Franco Di Santo has an effort at goal from outside the area which goes wide right of the goal.
Tom Cleverley takes a shot. Simon Mignolet makes a save. Antolin Alcaraz finds the net with a headed goal from inside the area. Wigan 1-1 Sunderland.The assist for the goal came from Tom Cleverley.
Tom Cleverley takes a shot. Antolin Alcaraz scores a headed goal from inside the area. Wigan 1-1 Sunderland.The assist for the goal came from Tom Cleverley.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Franco Di Santo by John Mensah. Hugo Rodallega takes the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Anton Ferdinand by Tom Cleverley results in a free kick. Simon Mignolet takes the free kick.
Charles N'Zogbia takes a shot. Save by Simon Mignolet.
The ball is delivered by Hugo Rodallega, save by Simon Mignolet.
Charles N'Zogbia challenges Titus Bramble unfairly and gives away a free kick. Simon Mignolet restarts play with the free kick.
Shot by Darren Bent from outside the box goes over the net.
The official flags Franco Di Santo offside. Simon Mignolet restarts play with the free kick.
Foul by Franco Di Santo on Cristian Riveros, free kick awarded. (Sunderland) makes a substitution, with John Mensah coming on for Kieran Richardson. Direct free kick taken by Titus Bramble.
Mohamed Diame concedes a free kick for a foul on Jordan Henderson. Anton Ferdinand takes the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Cristian Riveros by Charles N'Zogbia results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Simon Mignolet.
Steve Gohouri fouled by Asamoah Gyan, the ref awards a free kick. Tom Cleverley joins the action as a substitute, replacing Mauro Boselli. Ali Al Habsi restarts play with the free kick.
Close range header by Mauro Boselli misses to the right of the goal.
Asamoah Gyan has an effort at goal from the edge of the box that misses to the right of the target.
Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Charles N'Zogbia, save by Simon Mignolet.
Foul by Charles N'Zogbia on Darren Bent, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Anton Ferdinand.
Goal scored by Asamoah Gyan from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Wigan 0-1 Sunderland.The assist for the goal came from Jordan Henderson.
Outswinging corner taken by Charles N'Zogbia from the left by-line, Mauro Boselli challenges Simon Mignolet unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Simon Mignolet.
Kieran Richardson concedes a free kick for a foul on Charles N'Zogbia. Charles N'Zogbia takes the direct free kick.
Shot by Mauro Boselli from outside the box goes high over the crossbar.
Maynor Figueroa concedes a free kick for a foul on Steed Malbranque. Jordan Henderson takes the free kick.
Charles N'Zogbia joins the action as a substitute, replacing Ronnie Stam. (Wigan) makes a substitution, with Franco Di Santo coming on for Hendry Thomas.
Ronnie Stam leaves the field to be replaced by Charles N'Zogbia. Hendry Thomas goes off and Franco Di Santo comes on.
Steve Gohouri challenges Cristian Riveros unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Steed Malbranque.
Unfair challenge on Cristian Riveros by Steve Gohouri results in a free kick. Steed Malbranque takes the direct free kick.
Hugo Rodallega produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the goal.
Hugo Rodallega takes a shot from 25 yards. Save by Simon Mignolet.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Emmerson Boyce. Indirect free kick taken by Simon Mignolet.
Unfair challenge on Steed Malbranque by Hugo Rodallega results in a free kick. Simon Mignolet restarts play with the free kick.
Danny Welbeck challenges Ronnie Stam unfairly and gives away a free kick. Danny Welbeck is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Direct free kick taken by Hendry Thomas.
Hugo Rodallega is ruled offside. Simon Mignolet takes the free kick.
Steed Malbranque concedes a free kick for a foul on Mohamed Diame. Direct free kick taken by Hendry Thomas.
Outswinging corner taken by Ronnie Stam from the right by-line, save made by Simon Mignolet.
Effort on goal by James McCarthy from just inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.
Shot from just outside the area by Hendry Thomas goes over the bar.
Darren Bent challenges Antolin Alcaraz unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Hendry Thomas.
Hugo Rodallega has an effort at goal and missed to the left of the net. Ahmed Elmohamady leaves the field to be replaced by Cristian Riveros.
Steed Malbranque produces a cross.
Unfair challenge on Darren Bent by Steve Gohouri results in a free kick. The referee shows Steve Gohouri a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Kieran Richardson produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.
Mauro Boselli is ruled offside. Simon Mignolet takes the free kick.
James McCarthy decides to take the corner short.
Hugo Rodallega fouled by Ahmed Elmohamady, the ref awards a free kick. Hugo Rodallega takes the free kick.
Foul by Lee Cattermole on Hugo Rodallega, free kick awarded. Lee Cattermole receives a red card. Strike on goal comes in from Hugo Rodallega from the free kick.
Emmerson Boyce concedes a free kick for a foul on Darren Bent. The referee cautions Emmerson Boyce for unsporting behaviour. Direct free kick taken by Jordan Henderson.
Unfair challenge on Mohamed Diame by Lee Cattermole results in a free kick. Lee Cattermole goes into the book for unsporting behaviour. Antolin Alcaraz takes the direct free kick.
Mauro Boselli has an effort at goal from a long way out that misses to the right of the target.
The ball is crossed by Emmerson Boyce, clearance made by Nedum Onuoha.
Inswinging corner taken by Jordan Henderson, save by Ali Al Habsi.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Darren Bent by Hendry Thomas. Hendry Thomas goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. Direct free kick taken by Ahmed Elmohamady. James McCarthy fouled by Lee Cattermole, the ref awards a free kick. Maynor Figueroa restarts play with the free kick. Maynor Figueroa takes a shot from long distance which goes wide right of the goal. The official flags Mauro Boselli offside. Free kick taken by Nedum Onuoha. Hugo Rodallega challenges Nedum Onuoha unfairly and gives away a free kick. Anton Ferdinand takes the free kick.
Hugo Rodallega has a drilled shot. Blocked by Nedum Onuoha. Corner from right by-line taken by Ronnie Stam.
Danny Welbeck concedes a free kick for a foul on Mauro Boselli. Free kick taken by Ronnie Stam.
Effort from the edge of the area by Mohamed Diame goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Unfair challenge on Danny Welbeck by Hendry Thomas results in a free kick. Kieran Richardson restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Hugo Rodallega on Nedum Onuoha. Nedum Onuoha restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Mauro Boselli on Lee Cattermole. Free kick taken by Simon Mignolet.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ahmed Elmohamady by Maynor Figueroa. Direct free kick taken by Titus Bramble.
The game kicks-off.
The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.
The second half has started.
The referee blows for half time.
Application key for Martinez
Wigan boss Roberto Martinez hopes to see his side deal with Sunderland's attacking threat in the same manner they dealt with that of Tottenham two weeks ago.
The Latics kept England duo Jermain Defoe and Peter Crouch at bay at White Hart Lane as Hugo Rodallega's late strike earned them a surprise 1-0 win.
On Saturday they will have another Three Lions striker Darren Bent - who scored on Tuesday night against Switzerland - to contend with as they host the Black Cats, who could also give a debut to their record signing, Ghana forward Asamoah Gyan.
Martinez expects the visitors to provide a major test at the DW Stadium, where Wigan have already conceded four goals to Blackpool and six to Chelsea in their opening two games this season.
After his players bounced back from that with the Spurs result, the Spaniard is looking for more defensive discipline.
"In my eyes, Asamoah Gyan was probably one of the top three strikers in the World Cup," Martinez said.
"He is someone who is going to come in full of confidence. He has got both feet, he is powerful and I think he can fit into the Premier League quite easily.
"But it is down to our performance. We have played against teams where we were expected to win and against teams where we were not - the scorelines have been down to our performances and it is going to be the same on Saturday.
"You look at Darren Bent as well and the form he showed for England - he looks in a great moment.
"The striking options at Sunderland are going to really, really test us.
"But it is down to how we apply ourselves, how we sense danger and how well we can show that intensity defensively which we showed at White Hart Lane.
"That is what I'm looking for - to carry on with the same standards that we showed in the last game."
There are a few Wigan old boys at Sunderland - including Titus Bramble, Lee Cattermole and manager Steve Bruce - who could be in for a hot reception on Saturday, but Martinez feels Latics fans will be more focused on their own team and new recruits Franco Di Santo and Tom Cleverley, who are both in line to make their debuts for the club.
"There are a few strong links in the Sunderland camp now and that adds extra spice to the game," Martinez said.
"But the fans are always focused on their home side and they will be focused on the new signings."
Martinez has confirmed Charles N'Zogbia will be considered for selection again after the midfielder was left out of the Tottenham game following the breakdown of his proposed transfer to Birmingham.
Goalkeeper Chris Kirkland is available having also missed the victory at White Hart Lane due to a hip problem, while striker Victor Moses, who has been nursing an ankle injury, is rated at 50-50 to take part and defender Gary Caldwell remains sidelined after hip surgery.
Meanwhile, Bruce has told his players it is about time they started to deliver on owner Ellis Short's investment.
The Texan businessman has ploughed millions of pounds into the club, initially to help fund the final phase of then manager Roy Keane's spending spree and more recently to allow Bruce to conduct a major overhaul of the squad he inherited.
Short's spending has been offset in part by sales, particularly this summer when the departures of Lorik Cana and Kenwyne Jones brought a total of around #13million back into the coffers.
However, he allowed Bruce to pay marginally more than that to French side Rennes on the final day of the summer transfer window in a club record swoop for Gyan, and the manager is determined to reward him for his faith.
Bruce said: "Fair play to the owner. There has been a huge investment in the club, not just in my 12 months, but over the last three years.
"We have got possibly the youngest squad in the Premier League - I have made a conscious effort to do that - and we now need time for them to all settle down and get used to what we want and change the mentality of the club for what we want to do over the next few years.
"The owner has played his part. He has transformed it and it is about time we paid him back."
Alcaraz leaves it late
Antolin Alcaraz's late header salvaged a point for Wigan after debutant Asamoah Gyan had opened the scoring for 10-man Sunderland in a 1-1 draw at the DW Stadium.
The Wearsiders had their captain Lee Cattermole - a former Latics player - sent off in the first half but took the lead in the 66th minute when substitute Gyan converted Jordan Henderson's cross.
The hosts came away with a point though thanks to Alcaraz, whose effort three minutes from time caught Black Cats goalkeeper Simon Mignolet cold.
Wigan, who started the day without a goal or a point at home after being hammered 4-0 by Blackpool and 6-0 by Chelsea, created the first opening in the eighth minute when Mauro Boselli headed the ball into the path of Mohamed Diame, who lashed it across Mignolet and wide.
Two minutes later Hugo Rodallega cut into the Black Cats box but saw his shot deflect off Nedum Onuoha and behind for a corner before Hendry Thomas received the first caution of the afternoon from referee Andre Marriner.
Cattermole, making his first return to the DW Stadium since leaving Wigan for Sunderland in 2009, then picked up a slightly harsh yellow card for a challenge on Diame, to the delight of the home supporters.
Emmerson Boyce followed him into the referee's book moments later, but it was Cattermole again in trouble within seconds, scything down Rodallega on the edge of the box and he was given his marching orders.
It was Cattermole's second sending off in three league games following his dismissal against Birmingham on the opening day of the season and his third since joining Sunderland.
Once the midfielder had departed the pitch with jeers ringing around the ground, Rodallega hit the resulting free-kick onto the roof of Mignolet's net.
The game was becoming increasingly ill-tempered and after Mignolet had punched a cross away from danger with Boselli lurking, Steve Gohouri was next to be booked for a rash challenge on Darren Bent.
Ahmed Elmohamady then had to be substituted after appearing to take a knock, with Cristian Riveros sent on as his replacement.
Wigan looked to make the most of their man advantage and James McCarthy saw his effort go narrowly over, but referee Marriner was soon called into action once more, this time showing Danny Welbeck yellow for fouling Ronnie Stam.
Sunderland boss Steve Bruce brought on the club's record signing Gyan for Welbeck at half-time in an attempt to rejuvenate his troops but it was Wigan who remained on the front foot, with Rodallega firing at Mignolet after collecting the ball on the edge of the box and sending another effort just wide when he might have been expected to score.
Wigan manager Roberto Martinez then introduced one of his new signings, Franco Di Santo, as well as Charles N'Zogbia with Thomas and Stam making way.
Boselli managed to squirm around Mignolet after being fed by Diame, but could not get a shot away and Di Santo delivered a cross into the danger zone which the Belgian stopper dived to catch.
Boselli then had another attempt which went high over the bar, but Latics fans were sensing that a goal was not far away.
That proved to be the case, but it was Sunderland who found it against the run of play as Gyan volleyed Henderson's inch-perfect cross past Ali Al Habsi.
Gyan looked to double his tally and the visitors' lead moments later with an attempt that skewed well wide.
Boselli then had a glorious chance to equalise but contrived to send his header from Di Santo's cross wide with the goal gaping.
The striker was almost immediately taken off, with Martinez introducing Tom Cleverley in a bid to save the game and the on-loan Manchester United youngster made a telling contribution as Wigan drew level in the 87th minute.
Mignolet attempted to clear with a punch but Cleverley sent the ball back towards goal with a fierce drive.
It was met by Latics skipper Alcaraz, whose header Mignolet was unable to prevent from slipping over the line.
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