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  • Date:26 Oct 2010
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:The DW Stadium
  • Boselli (50) Watson - pen (90)
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93:21 +3.21

Ben Watson takes a shot. Yves Ma-Kalambay makes a save.

91:46 +1.46

Andrea Orlandi is given a yellow card. Ben Watson scores a penalty. Wigan 2-0 Swansea.Charles N'Zogbia fouled by Andrea Orlandi, the ref awards a Penalty.

89:51

Outswinging corner taken by Andrea Orlandi from the left by-line, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Garry Monk goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

89:26

Corner taken left-footed by Andrea Orlandi from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Ben Watson.

89:15

Andrea Orlandi takes a shot. Blocked by Ben Watson.

87:54

Angel Rangel is caught offside. Ali Al Habsi takes the free kick.

85:08

Stephen Dobbie gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Hendry Thomas. Free kick taken by Ali Al Habsi.

82:55

Stephen Dobbie takes a shot. Save made by Ali Al Habsi.

81:57

Inswinging corner taken by Andrea Orlandi from the right by-line played to the near post, Ben Watson manages to make a clearance.

79:25

Shot from outside the area by Ben Watson misses to the left of the target.

78:45

The ball is delivered by Stephen Dobbie, save by Ali Al Habsi.

77:10

Franco Di Santo is brought on as a substitute for Mauro Boselli.

76:06

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David Cotterill by Maynor Figueroa. Garry Monk takes the free kick.

72:38

Unfair challenge on Mauro Boselli by Alan Tate results in a free kick. Ben Watson takes the free kick.

70:38

Unfair challenge on Darren Pratley by Maynor Figueroa results in a free kick. Andrea Orlandi takes the free kick.

69:23

Booking for Neil Taylor for unsporting behaviour. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ben Watson by Neil Taylor. Ben Watson restarts play with the free kick.

68:56

Victor Moses produces a cross, Alan Tate makes a clearance.

67:51

David Cotterill takes a corner.

67:19

Corner taken right-footed by David Cotterill from the left by-line, Ben Watson manages to make a clearance.

66:48

Andrea Orlandi handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Hendry Thomas takes the direct free kick.

65:42

Charles N'Zogbia comes on in place of Jordi Gomez.

65:04

Short corner taken by Ben Watson from the left by-line.

64:47

Mauro Boselli takes a shot. Yves Ma-Kalambay makes a save.

63:25

Foul by Mohamed Diame on Darren Pratley, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Garry Monk.

61:56

Stephen Dobbie comes on in place of Craig Beattie.

61:43

The assistant referee flags for offside against Mauro Boselli. Yves Ma-Kalambay restarts play with the free kick.

61:30

Maynor Figueroa takes a shot. Save made by Yves Ma-Kalambay.

60:06

Garry Monk is cautioned. Garry Monk concedes a free kick for a foul on Victor Moses. Strike comes in from Ben Watson from the free kick.

57:08

Corner taken by Jordi Gomez, Close range header by Mauro Boselli goes wide of the left-hand post.

55:45

Effort from the edge of the penalty box by Mauro Boselli goes wide of the right-hand upright.

55:15

Jordi Gomez fouled by Neil Taylor, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Gary Caldwell.

53:18

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Cedric Van der Gun by Victor Moses. Free kick taken by Angel Rangel.

52:44

David Cotterill challenges Victor Moses unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ben Watson restarts play with the free kick.

50:57

Mauro Boselli grabs a goal from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Wigan 1-0 Swansea.The assist for the goal came from Antolin Alcaraz.

50:44

Free kick awarded for a foul by David Cotterill on Maynor Figueroa. Maynor Figueroa restarts play with the free kick.

50:09

Mohamed Diame gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Darren Pratley. Andrea Orlandi restarts play with the free kick.

48:49

Foul by Hendry Thomas on Darren Pratley, free kick awarded. Garry Monk restarts play with the free kick.

45:01

Kemy Agustien goes off and Andrea Orlandi comes on.

43:54

Gary Caldwell challenges Craig Beattie unfairly and gives away a free kick. Alan Tate restarts play with the free kick.

43:42

The assistant referee signals for offside against Neil Taylor. Ali Al Habsi restarts play with the free kick.

40:00

Mohamed Diame concedes a free kick for a foul on Craig Beattie. Shot comes in from David Cotterill from the free kick.

38:57

Marvin Emnes takes a shot. Blocked by Hendry Thomas.

36:10

Effort from the edge of the box by Mohamed Diame goes wide of the right-hand upright.

32:34

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by David Cotterill from the left by-line to the near post, Ali Al Habsi makes a save.

32:16

Craig Beattie takes a shot. Antolin Alcaraz gets a block in.

31:54

David Cotterill fouled by Maynor Figueroa, the ref awards a free kick. Angel Rangel takes the direct free kick.

28:22

Alan Tate is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour. Foul by Alan Tate on Mohamed Diame, free kick awarded. Jordi Gomez shoots direct from the free kick, blocked by Darren Pratley.

25:48

Antolin Alcaraz booked for unsporting behaviour. Antolin Alcaraz concedes a free kick for a foul on Darren Pratley. David Cotterill restarts play with the free kick.

24:58

Kemy Agustien takes a shot. Blocked by Antolin Alcaraz.

24:41

Short corner taken by David Cotterill.

24:34

Marvin Emnes sends in a cross, Antolin Alcaraz makes a clearance.

24:09

Corner taken short by David Cotterill.

22:39

Jordi Gomez has an effort at goal from outside the area which goes wide right of the goal.

18:10

Garry Monk joins the action as a substitute, replacing Albert Serran.

13:40

Foul by Kemy Agustien on Jordi Gomez, free kick awarded. Strike on goal comes in from Jordi Gomez from the free kick.

12:50

Marvin Emnes is adjudged to have handled the ball. Free kick taken by Gary Caldwell.

12:05

The ball is sent over by Ben Watson, save made by Yves Ma-Kalambay.

11:49

Corner taken short by Ben Watson.

11:05

Ben Watson takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Craig Beattie.

9:54

Unfair challenge on Jordi Gomez by Alan Tate results in a free kick. Hendry Thomas takes the direct free kick.

8:41

The referee blows for offside. Ali Al Habsi restarts play with the free kick.

8:22

Mohamed Diame takes a shot. Save by Yves Ma-Kalambay.

7:51

Kemy Agustien fouled by Mauro Boselli, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Alan Tate.

6:42

Ronnie Stam sends in a cross, save made by Yves Ma-Kalambay.

3:50

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Marvin Emnes by Mauro Boselli. Neil Taylor restarts play with the free kick.

2:39

Foul by Mohamed Diame on Kemy Agustien, free kick awarded. Alan Tate takes the free kick.

1:35

Darren Pratley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jordi Gomez. Direct free kick taken by Hendry Thomas.

0:53

Mohamed Diame challenges Cedric Van der Gun unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Neil Taylor.

The game begins.

The referee calls an end to the first half.

The second half begins.

The referee blows for the end of the match.

Match Preview

Martinez braced to face former club Wigan boss Roberto Martinez has told Swansea fans preparing to give him a rough ride that quitting the Welsh club has helped them develop. Martinez is bracing himself for a hostile reception as he prepares his side to face the club he left acrimoniously to move to the DW Stadium just over a year ago. Despite the prospect of a 460-mile round trip, Swansea supporters have snapped up their entire ticket allocation of 5,000 for the Carling Cup fourth-round tie at Wigan's ground. The Swans fans have been motivated by the prospect of being able to voice their disapproval to Martinez over his departure but the Spaniard claims good has come of the move. Martinez earned plaudits for attractive football as he guided Swansea to the League One title and a return to the second tier of English football for the first time in 24 years in 2008. That caught the eye of Premier League Wigan, where Martinez had excelled as a player, and he moved back north after a protracted wrangle over a compensation package that reportedly exceeded #2million. Martinez said: "Even if fans could not understand my move at that time, probably now looking back it is something that has given stability to the football club. "It has probably allowed them to have funds to carry on progressing and bringing in players. "You cannot control the reaction. I am sure there is going to be a lot of emotions but that is a good thing in football, that there are no indifferent feelings. "That football club has come a long way in the last three seasons. "It is just a matter of having stability and solid foundations because the fanbase, the stadium, the history and everything is ready to be in the Premier League." Martinez also enjoyed two playing spells with Swansea before stepping into the managerial hotseat as Kenny Jackett's successor in February 2007. Despite the likely hostility this week, he still has a lot of affinity for the club. Martinez said: "I don't like to speak about games in terms of managers - I believe games are about players. "But on Tuesday there are probably too many strong links between the two clubs. "My attachment to Swansea, not just as a manager but as a player and captain through very important periods of the club's history, that is always going to have great memories. "In that respect I am sure it is going to be a little bit different but once the first ball is kicked, it is about the players." Swansea, who are riding high in third in the npower Championship after narrowly missing the play-offs last season, could give the Latics a stern test. Martinez is likely to rotate his squad to keep players fresh for this weekend's Barclays Premier League trip to Fulham. He said: "It is a very busy period - we are playing six games in 21 days. "You cannot expect 11 players to share that effort. We have to make sure we use the whole squad." Martinez must decide whether to recall goalkeeper Ali Al Habsi or keep faith with Chris Kirkland after a solid performance in Saturday's draw with Bolton. On-loan Al Habsi supplanted Kirkland as first choice earlier this season but was ineligible to face his parent club at the weekend. Wigan will be without midfielder James McCarthy, who suffered ankle ligament damage in a challenge from Bolton's Fabrice Muamba. Defender Emmerson Boyce is also missing with a hamstring strain but Steven Gohouri is making good progress after a calf problem. Ashley Williams will be assessed by Swansea. The defender suffered mild concussion during Saturday`s 2-0 victory over Leicester and, despite completing the Championship encounter, the club`s medical team will monitor his progress over the next 24 hours. Forward Joe Allen took a slight knock to a knee against the Foxes but is likely to be okay for the trip north. Boss Brendan Rodgers is likely to name a strong side with a quarter-final place at stake and a host of big names already out of the competition. He could opt to include midfielder Kemy Agustien who is now fully fit after his knee trouble and made his debut as a second-half substitute at the weekend. On-loan forward Marvin Emnes has been given permission by parent club Middlesbrough to feature and could start having proved the turning point against Leicester, scoring one and setting up the other following his half-time introduction.

Formation:451Manager: Roberto Martinez

Wigan

Formation: 442Manager: Brendan Rodgers

Swansea

  • Ali Al Habsi
  • Ronnie Stam
  • Gary Caldwell
  • Antolin Alcaraz
  • Maynor Figueroa
  • Victor Moses
  • Ben Watson
  • Hendry Thomas
  • Mohamed Diame
  • Jordi Gomez
  • Mauro Boselli
  • SUBS
  • Chris Kirkland
  • Charles N'Zogbia
  • Steven Caldwell
  • James McArthur
  • Hugo Rodallega
  • Daniel De Ridder
  • Franco Di Santo

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Match Report

Mauro makes his mark at last Mauro Boselli finally started to pay off his #6million transfer fee as Wigan claimed a place in the Carling Cup quarter-finals with 2-0 win over Swansea. The Argentinian striker struck his first goal since his summer move from Estudiantes as Wigan manager Roberto Martinez secured victory over his former club at the DW Stadium. Cedric van der Gun should have given the Championship visitors an early lead but Boselli put Wigan ahead in the 51st minute and Ben Watson added a late penalty. Victory was not as comfortable as the Premier League hosts would have liked but Swansea, backed by a vociferous 5,000-strong travelling faithful and buoyed by their rise to third in the npower Championship, made life difficult throughout. The outcome could have been different had Van der Gun shot when clean through instead of opting to pass to an offside Craig Beattie in the best move of the first half. The match was delayed by 15 minutes due to an accident on the M6. That gave the majority of the large Swansea following to have made the 230-mile journey time to take their seats. And, as anticipated, they were soon in full voice, directing their ire and `Judas' chants at Martinez over his acrimonious departure from the club last year. Martinez's side, featuring fit-again captain Gary Caldwell for the first time this season in one of seven changes, were the first to threaten. Mohamed Diame charged forward but the ball got trapped under his feet and Yves Ma-Kalambay was not troubled by his shot. Swansea almost produced the perfect response and they should have claimed the lead as Darren Pratley sent Van der Gun away with a superb ball. The Dutchman looked certain to score as he closed in on the restored Ali Al Habsi but strangely opted to pass across goal to Beattie, who was flagged offside before turning the ball home. Victor Moses almost made Swansea pay with a tricky run down the left but his final ball was deflected behind. Former Celtic striker Beattie almost got another chance after a good run from Pratley but the ball came at him too quickly and Al Habsi was not troubled. Swansea enjoyed a good spell with Kemy Agustien having a shot blocked and Pratley winning a free-kick after catching out Antolin Alcaraz, who was booked. Former Wigan midfielder David Cotterill failed to make the most of that opportunity before Jordi Gomez drove a set-piece into the wall at the other end. Watson threaded a good ball into the Swansea box for Boselli, making his first appearance for a month, but Ma-Kalambay cleared. Cotterill caused Wigan problems with a strong run but tried to beat too many players and the hosts cleared. Wigan were again fortunate when Beattie was hacked down by Diame on the edge of the area but again Wales international Cotterill was wasteful from the dead-ball. Wigan began to take greater control of possession at the start of the second half but initially still found it hard to find a way through a determined Swansea side. The chance they had been waiting for finally arrived six minutes after the restart as Alcaraz split the visitors' defence with a superb through-ball. Boselli raced through and calmly rounded Ma-Kalambay for a well-taken goal. That strike appeared to fill the Argentinian with confidence and moments later he fired over when well placed before missing an easy chance for a second by heading wide from a corner. Wigan had taken the ascendency and Maynor Figueroa tested Ma-Kalambay with a rasping drive from 30 yards. Boselli, looking ever more dangerous, tried his luck from 40 yards after spotting Ma-Kalambay off his line and forced the Belgian to scramble back and concede a corner. Boselli was withdrawn after 77 minutes as Wigan started to wind down towards the final whistle. Swansea battled on but Van der Gun was unable to make the most of a Stephen Dobbie cross in front of goal. The visitors were stretched again when Moses burst clear but Franco di Santo lost possession. Wigan applied the finishing touch in injury time after substitute Charles N'Zogbia was tripped in the area by Andrea Orlandi and Watson struck from the spot.

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