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Dong-Won Ji has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide right of the target.
James McCarthy gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stephane Sessegnon. John O'Shea takes the direct free kick.
Lee Cattermole concedes a free kick for a foul on Mohamed Diame. Hugo Rodallega takes the direct free kick.
Shot by Conor Sammon from deep inside the penalty area misses wide to the left of the target.
Dong-Won Ji replaces James McClean. Short corner taken by Stephane Sessegnon.
Mohamed Diame replaces Ben Watson.
Effort on goal by Jordi Gomez from just outside the area goes harmlessly over the target.
James McClean delivers the ball, save by Ali Al Habsi.
Jordi Gomez produces a left-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the bar.
Ahmed Elmohamady is brought on as a substitute for Craig Gardner.
Victor Moses produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the bar.
Stephane Sessegnon takes a shot. Blocked by Antolin Alcaraz. David Vaughan scores a goal from the edge of the penalty box to the top left corner of the goal. Wigan 1-4 Sunderland.Stephane Sessegnon provided the assist for the goal.
Centre by Victor Moses, save by Simon Mignolet.
A cross is delivered by Victor Moses, Conor Sammon produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand post.
David Jones sends in a cross, clearance made by Matthew Kilgallon.
Corner taken by James McClean.
Effort from 18 yards by James McClean. Save made by Ali Al Habsi.
Effort from the edge of the area by Ben Watson goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Victor Moses takes a short corner.
Goal scored by Stephane Sessegnon from close in to the bottom left corner of the goal. Wigan 1-3 Sunderland.Assist on the goal came from Nicklas Bendtner.
Maynor Figueroa challenges Stephane Sessegnon unfairly and gives away a free kick. John O'Shea takes the free kick.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Nicklas Bendtner. Ali Al Habsi takes the indirect free kick.
Hugo Rodallega takes a shot. John O'Shea gets a block in.
David Meyler is brought on as a substitute for Kieran Richardson.
Corner taken by Ben Watson.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Ben Watson from the left by-line to the near post, Lee Cattermole makes a clearance.
James McClean gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Hugo Rodallega. David Jones produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.
Foul by Kieran Richardson on James McCarthy, free kick awarded. Ben Watson restarts play with the free kick.
Conor Sammon produces a cross, save by Simon Mignolet.
A goal is scored by Hugo Rodallega from just outside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Wigan 1-2 Sunderland.Assist by James McCarthy.
Ben Watson takes a shot. Blocked by Stephane Sessegnon.
A cross is delivered by James McClean, Ali Al Habsi makes a save.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James McClean by Hugo Rodallega. Direct free kick taken by Jack Colback.
David Jones sends in a cross, clearance by John O'Shea.
Conor Sammon is brought on as a substitute for Ronnie Stam. Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by David Jones, clearance by Nicklas Bendtner.
Centre by Ronnie Stam, clearance by Craig Gardner.
The ball is sent over by David Vaughan, James McClean takes a shot. Ali Al Habsi makes a save. James McClean finds the net with a headed goal from close in. Wigan 0-2 Sunderland.The assist for the goal came from David Vaughan.
Victor Moses has an effort at goal from outside the area which goes wide right of the goal.
Outswinging corner taken by David Jones, clearance made by Matthew Kilgallon.
David Jones takes a shot. John O'Shea gets a block in. Jack Colback fouled by Jordi Gomez, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Matthew Kilgallon.
Ronnie Stam booked.
Foul by Lee Cattermole on James McCarthy, free kick awarded. Ben Watson restarts play with the free kick.
The ball is crossed by Ronnie Stam, Simon Mignolet makes a save.
A cross is delivered by Maynor Figueroa, clearance by John O'Shea.
Unfair challenge on Nicklas Bendtner by Ben Watson results in a free kick. Free kick scored by Craig Gardner from 35 yards. Wigan 0-1 Sunderland.Assist on the goal came from Nicklas Bendtner.
Unfair challenge on Kieran Richardson by Ben Watson results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Jack Colback.
The ball is sent over by Ronnie Stam, Matthew Kilgallon makes a clearance.
Lee Cattermole gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Victor Moses. Victor Moses restarts play with the free kick.
Hugo Rodallega challenges Jack Colback unfairly and gives away a free kick. Simon Mignolet takes the free kick.
Inswinging corner taken by Ben Watson.
David Jones takes a shot. Save by Simon Mignolet.
Jordi Gomez takes a shot. Save by Simon Mignolet.
The referee blows for offside against Kieran Richardson. Indirect free kick taken by Ali Al Habsi.
Albert Crusat leaves the field to be replaced by Victor Moses.
Hugo Rodallega challenges John O'Shea unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Simon Mignolet.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Craig Gardner from the left by-line to the near post, Ronnie Stam manages to make a clearance.
Nicklas Bendtner takes a shot. Antolin Alcaraz gets a block in.
Ben Watson produces a right-footed shot from inside the box and strikes the post.
Shot by David Jones from inside the penalty area bounces off the post.
Albert Crusat has an effort at goal. Save made by Simon Mignolet.
The ball is crossed by James McClean.
Lee Cattermole concedes a free kick for a foul on James McCarthy. David Jones restarts play with the free kick.
Corner taken left-footed by Kieran Richardson from the left by-line, Hugo Rodallega makes a clearance.
Corner taken left-footed by Kieran Richardson, save by Ali Al Habsi.
The ball is swung over by Nicklas Bendtner, Maynor Figueroa gets a block in.
The referee blows for offside against John O'Shea. Free kick taken by Ali Al Habsi.
Craig Gardner fouled by David Jones, the ref awards a free kick. Kieran Richardson delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel.
Nicklas Bendtner is adjudged to have handled the ball. Ben Watson takes the direct free kick.
Centre by Ronnie Stam, John O'Shea manages to make a clearance.
Ben Watson takes a short corner.
The ball is swung over by David Vaughan, Ali Al Habsi makes a comfortable save.
Inswinging corner taken by Kieran Richardson, clearance made by Maynor Figueroa.
Stephane Sessegnon takes a shot. Antolin Alcaraz gets a block in.
The ball is sent over by Craig Gardner, Maynor Figueroa makes a clearance.
Steve Gohouri takes a shot. Clearance by Craig Gardner.
Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by David Jones, Nicklas Bendtner makes a clearance.
The ball is crossed by Ronnie Stam, John O'Shea manages to make a clearance.
A cross is delivered by Albert Crusat, Close range effort by Hugo Rodallega clears the crossbar.
Corner taken by David Jones, clearance made by Kieran Richardson.
Caldwell suspended for Latics
Wigan will be without captain Gary Caldwell for their Barclays Premier League clash with Sunderland at the DW Stadium as he serves a one-match suspension.
The defender was shown a straight red card for handling Cameron Jerome's goal-bound header in the 2-2 draw with Stoke on Boxing Day and is likely to be replaced by Steve Gohouri.
Conor Sammon was left on the bench at the Britannia Stadium despite having his red card against Manchester United rescinded and will hope for a recall but Emmerson Boyce (hamstring) will have to wait a little longer.
Wigan are still in the bottom three but three points could lift them out of it, and they will go into the match with confidence having beaten Sunderland away little over a month ago.
They also showed good spirit to salvage a point from an entertaining draw with Stoke on Boxing Day, fighting back from 2-1 down in the final moments despite being a man light following the sending-off of Caldwell.
Midfielder James McCarthy told www.wiganlatics.co.uk: "To come back in the fashion we did against Stoke shows how much we've come along in 2011. There's a real togetherness in the squad with a strong belief and long may that continue.
"Sunderland's going to be another really tough game, they've picked up a lot of points since Martin O'Neill took charge.
"We went up there just a few weeks ago and thankfully came away with the three points. So they'll be coming to our home looking for a bit of revenge and we'll certainly be ready for it hoping to start 2012 in the best possible way."
Sunderland boss Martin O'Neill will make a late decision on Wes Brown with his injury problems showing little sign of abating.
The former Manchester United defender limped off with a groin problem 26 minutes into yesterday's 1-0 victory over leaders Manchester City and is a major doubt, as are full-back Phil Bardsley (thigh) and centre-half Titus Bramble (Achilles/calf).
Goalkeeper Simon Mignolet played with a face mask protecting the nose and eye-socket he fractured in October with Keiren Westwood having pulled out because of the virus which also sidelined Kieran Richardson and threatened Sebastian Larsson's participation until the last minute. Michael Turner, Connor Wickham, Fraizer Campbell and Craig Gordon (all knee) remain on the sidelines.
Sebastian Larsson has urged his Sunderland team-mates not to waste their shock victory over City by succumbing at Wigan.
The Black Cats head for the DW Stadium for their second game in three days with injuries and illness having taken a terrible toll on Martin O'Neill's squad.
However, they will do so having bolstered their blossoming confidence with a remarkable victory over City which extended their return to 10 points from a possible 15 since the Irishman replaced Steve Bruce at the helm.
But having pulled out all the stops to snatch three priceless points at the death, Larsson admits it would be a major disappointment not to build upon that at lowly Wigan.
The 26-year-old Swede said: "Of course it would be, but at the same time, it's going to be an extremely tough game, especially after yesterday.
"It feels like the game is only a couple of hours away, so it is going to be tough.
"But, we did what we had to do and put in a good performance and got the three points, and that's what you need to do.
"Now we want to try to win that game as well. We have put some points on the board and we can relax a bit more and try to play with a bit more freedom."
Black Cats ease past Latics
Injury-hit Sunderland earned their first Barclays Premier League victory at the DW Stadium to ensure Martin O'Neill's golden start to life at the Black Cats continued following a 4-1 win.
Wigan dominated the first half and saw one shot cleared off the line and two hit the woodwork but they went into the break behind as Craig Gardner took advantage of the swirling wind to power a 30-yard free-kick into the top corner.
James McClean extended the lead with his first Sunderland goal and, although Hugo Rodallega briefly gave Wigan hope with his first of the season, Sunderland sealed the points through Stephane Sessegnon and David Vaughan.
The hosts looked confident in the early stages, with Rodallega twice going close while Steve Gohouri's shot beat Simon Mignolet before being cleared virtually off the goal-line by Gardner.
Sunderland, fresh from beating Manchester City on Sunday, threatened mostly on the break and Sessegnon was denied by a timely block from Antolin Alcaraz before Nicklas Bendtner just failed to get enough on a lovely cross from McClean.
Wigan still looked the more likely scorers, though, and in the 31st minute they were left cursing their luck after hitting the post twice in a matter of seconds.
First, a nice move down the left ended with David Jones racing into the penalty area and firing against the far post. The rebound fell to Ronnie Stam who found Ben Watson 15 yards out only for his shot on the turn to bounce out off the inside of the near post.
The hosts were then forced into a substitution after the lively Albert Crusat appeared to sustain a bang on the hip in a collision with Vaughan and was replaced by Victor Moses.
The left channel was certainly Wigan's best avenue and, with the rain swirling around the ground, Mignolet produced a smart double stop to deny Jones and Maynor Figueroa.
The wind then played a major role as, having been on the back foot nearly all half and with injury time almost up, Sunderland took the lead.
Referee Mike Dean ruled Bendtner had been fouled by Watson 30 yards out despite howls of protest from the home fans and Gardner's free-kick changed direction in the wind and found the top corner with Ali Al Habsi rooted to the spot.
As Dean walked off to a chorus of boos, Stam was shown a yellow card for taking his protests too far.
It was a scrappy start to the second half, which suited Sunderland just fine, and things got even better for the visitors in the 55th minute when they doubled their lead.
Vaughan picked out 22-year-old McClean, just onside in the middle of the box, and, although Al Habsi produced a good save from his first header, the goalkeeper could do nothing about the follow-up.
It was a first senior goal for McClean on his fifth appearance and made it nine different scorers for the nine goals netted under O'Neill.
Their two-goal advantage lasted only seven minutes, though, and for once it was Wigan who had the stroke of fortune. Rodallega's turn on the edge of the box was sharp but his shot only beat Mignolet with the help of a big deflection off Matt Kilgallon.
Wigan's hopes of taking something were surely extinguished in the 73rd minute, though, when Bendtner got away from Figueroa down the right and crossed for Sessegnon to convert.
The game was really open now and Watson shot just the wrong side of the post after a clever corner routine before Al Habsi backpedalled to push a chip from McClean over the bar.
Sunderland were having one of those nights and with 10 minutes to go a Sessegnon shot hit Alcaraz and rebounded to Vaughan 20 yards out who blasted a strike of the highest quality into the top corner.
The victory made it 13 points from six games for O'Neill while it brought Wigan's run of good form to a shuddering halt as they remained stuck in the bottom three.
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