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  • Date:03 Mar 2012
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:The DW Stadium
  • Attendance:19,001
  • Sigurdsson (45) Sigurdsson (53)
Goal!

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95mins

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Michel Vorm.

94mins

Franco Di Santo challenges Joe Allen unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Michel Vorm.

93mins

Jordi Gomez takes a shot. Steven Caulker gets a block in. The ball is swung over by Franco Di Santo, save made by Michel Vorm.

92mins

Foul by Luke Moore on Gary Caldwell, free kick awarded. Indirect free kick taken by Ali Al Habsi.

91mins

James McCarthy produces a cross.

90mins

The ball is delivered by Jean Beausejour, clearance made by Steven Caulker.

90mins

The ball is crossed by Mohamed Diame, clearance by Steven Caulker.

88mins

Luke Moore fouled by James McCarthy, the ref awards a free kick. Steven Caulker takes the free kick.

86mins

Hugo Rodallega takes a shot. Blocked by Steven Caulker.

85mins

Foul by Jordi Gomez on Leon Britton, free kick awarded. Indirect free kick taken by Ashley Williams.

83mins

Centre by Jean Beausejour.

82mins

Foul by Emmerson Boyce on Scott Sinclair, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Michel Vorm.

81mins

Hugo Rodallega takes a shot. Michel Vorm makes a save.

78mins

Foul by Franco Di Santo on Leon Britton, free kick awarded. Michel Vorm takes the free kick.

78mins

The ball is swung over by Franco Di Santo, save made by Michel Vorm.

77mins

Mohamed Diame has an effort at goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.

76mins

Mohamed Diame takes a shot. Blocked by Ashley Williams. Corner taken by Jordi Gomez from the right by-line played to the near post.

74mins

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Jordi Gomez from the right by-line, Franco Di Santo concedes a free kick for a foul on Danny Graham. Free kick taken by Michel Vorm. Danny Graham leaves the field to be replaced by Luke Moore.

73mins

Inswinging corner taken by Jordi Gomez from the right by-line played to the near post, Joe Allen manages to make a clearance.

73mins

The ball is swung over by Victor Moses, blocked by Neil Taylor.

71mins

Franco Di Santo takes a shot. Blocked by Steven Caulker.

70mins

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Ashley Williams.

70mins

Mohamed Diame receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.

69mins

A cross is delivered by Jean Beausejour, clearance by Alan Tate.

68mins

Jean Beausejour produces a cross, Mohamed Diame produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the target.

67mins

Hugo Rodallega replaces Maynor Figueroa.

67mins

Maynor Figueroa delivers the ball.

64mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Angel Rangel on Maynor Figueroa. Antolin Alcaraz takes the free kick. Angel Rangel goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

63mins

Alan Tate on for Gylfi Sigurdsson.

62mins

Jordi Gomez takes the inswinging corner, Header from close in by Victor Moses misses to the left of the target.

60mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Nathan Dyer on Jordi Gomez. Nathan Dyer sent off. Free kick taken by Jean Beausejour.

58mins

The ball is delivered by Jean Beausejour.

57mins

Jordi Gomez concedes a free kick for a foul on Joe Allen. Jordi Gomez goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. Gylfi Sigurdsson takes the direct free kick.

56mins

Mohamed Diame takes a long range shot clearing the bar.

53mins

Foul by Victor Moses on Nathan Dyer, free kick awarded. Free kick scored by Gylfi Sigurdsson from outside the area to the top right corner of the goal. Wigan 0-2 Swansea.Assist on the goal came from Nathan Dyer.

53mins

Corner taken right-footed by Gylfi Sigurdsson to the near post, clearance by James McCarthy.

53mins

Joe Allen takes a shot. Ali Al Habsi makes a save.

51mins

Centre by Nathan Dyer, blocked by Emmerson Boyce.

50mins

Corner taken left-footed by Jordi Gomez from the right by-line to the near post, Ashley Williams makes a clearance.

50mins

Centre by Victor Moses, Ashley Williams manages to make a clearance.

50mins

Mohamed Diame gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gylfi Sigurdsson. Michel Vorm restarts play with the free kick.

49mins

Franco Di Santo takes a shot. Leon Britton gets a block in.

47mins

Gylfi Sigurdsson gets on the score sheet with a goal from just outside the box to the top right corner of the goal. Wigan 0-1 Swansea.Assist on the goal came from Steven Caulker.

47mins

Scott Sinclair produces a cross, Gylfi Sigurdsson has a header from deep inside the six-yard box and clears the crossbar.

46mins

Steven Caulker concedes a free kick for a foul on Mohamed Diame. Jordi Gomez takes the indirect free kick, Antolin Alcaraz takes a shot. Inswinging corner taken by Jean Beausejour, Shot from deep inside the area by Antolin Alcaraz clears the crossbar.

46mins

Victor Moses comes on in place of James McArthur. Mohamed Diame on for Conor Sammon.

43mins

James McArthur concedes a free kick for a foul on Danny Graham. Free kick taken by Angel Rangel.

42mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Franco Di Santo on Neil Taylor. Neil Taylor takes the free kick.

40mins

Corner from right by-line taken by Gylfi Sigurdsson.

40mins

Joe Allen takes a outswinging corner to the near post, clearance made by James McCarthy.

39mins

Scott Sinclair takes a shot. James McCarthy gets a block in.

39mins

Maynor Figueroa delivers the ball, Emmerson Boyce takes a shot. Save made by Michel Vorm.

38mins

Centre by Jean Beausejour.

37mins

The ball is crossed by Nathan Dyer, save by Ali Al Habsi.

34mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Joe Allen on Jordi Gomez. Free kick crossed right-footed by Jean Beausejour from left channel, save by Michel Vorm.

32mins

Gylfi Sigurdsson produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the goal.

32mins

Gylfi Sigurdsson takes a shot. Gary Caldwell gets a block in.

31mins

Nathan Dyer takes a shot. Save by Ali Al Habsi.

28mins

Unfair challenge on Gylfi Sigurdsson by James McCarthy results in a free kick. Steven Caulker takes the free kick.

26mins

Franco Di Santo crosses the ball.

21mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James McArthur by Gylfi Sigurdsson. Indirect free kick taken by Gary Caldwell.

20mins

Effort on goal by Scott Sinclair from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.

19mins

Unfair challenge on Nathan Dyer by Maynor Figueroa results in a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Gylfi Sigurdsson from right wing.

17mins

Gylfi Sigurdsson takes a shot. Blocked by Antolin Alcaraz.

17mins

Nathan Dyer produces a cross, clearance made by Gary Caldwell.

16mins

Neil Taylor delivers the ball, clearance made by Emmerson Boyce.

14mins

Jean Beausejour concedes a free kick for a foul on Nathan Dyer. Free kick taken by Leon Britton.

13mins

Nathan Dyer takes a shot. Ali Al Habsi makes a save.

11mins

Centre by Nathan Dyer, James McCarthy makes a clearance.

11mins

Nathan Dyer crosses the ball.

10mins

James McCarthy challenges Gylfi Sigurdsson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Steven Caulker takes the free kick.

8mins

The assistant referee signals for offside against Danny Graham. Indirect free kick taken by Ali Al Habsi.

7mins

Centre by Emmerson Boyce.

6mins

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Jordi Gomez.

6mins

Emmerson Boyce crosses the ball, Scott Sinclair gets a block in.

5mins

The ball is delivered by Jean Beausejour, save by Michel Vorm.

3mins

Nathan Dyer is ruled offside. Gary Caldwell takes the indirect free kick.

2mins

Jean Beausejour takes a outswinging corner to the near post, clearance by Joe Allen.

1mins

Jean Beausejour crosses the ball, clearance made by Leon Britton.

Match Preview

Martinez puts Swans sentiments to one side Wigan manager Roberto Martinez admits he has great affection for former club Swansea but he hopes to send them away from the DW Stadium unhappy on Saturday. The Swans have surprised many with how well they have adapted to their first season in the Barclays Premier League. They appear to have done enough to survive, sitting 14th on 30 points, and Martinez has nothing but admiration for the team he played for and led to the League One title as boss in 2008. But Wigan have always been closer to his heart, as his first club in English football, and with games running out to secure their survival he knows there is no room for sentiment. "I have a huge feeling for Swansea, it is a special club," said the Spaniard, whose side can not only move off the bottom of the table with a win but can lift themselves out of the relegation zone. "It is understandable when you spend seven seasons there like I did going through a rollercoaster of emotions trying to achieve promotion as a player. "As a manager we were able to be very successful starting from scratch. Those are memories I will never lose and I am extremely proud of them - I always hope the best for them but on Saturday I won't be able to share that feeling. "I am looking at the position we are in with Wigan, more than ever it is a really important period for the club. "Swansea are not a newly-promoted side any more and for the first two-thirds of the season they deserve respect and huge credit from everyone. "They will come and get on the ball, keep the ball for long spells and we have to find a way to carry on playing well and achieving the points we need - that is my focus and my concentration. "If I was concentrating on other things I wouldn't be helping myself." Martinez will have to make a late decision on the fitness of some of his internationals. Paraguay defender Antolin Alcaraz and Honduras defender Maynor Figueroa had long trips after playing for their countries in South America and were not expected to arrive back until Friday afternoon. Defender Gary Caldwell sustained a cut leg playing for Scotland in midweek but he is expected to recover. Martinez may have given Joe Allen his first run in the Swansea side but the midfielder also insists there will be no room for sentiment. Allen was handed his Swans debut under Kenny Jackett but it was Martinez who first played him on a regular basis. The 21-year-old has subsequently gone on to become an integral part of Swansea's squad and has won many admirers for his impressive performances this season. If Swansea, who are nine points clear of the drop zone, can extend Wigan's miserable record at the DW Stadium and pick up their third win on the road it would move them ever closer to safety, and leave the Latics firmly in the mire. Allen says any sympathy for Martinez will be put on hold. He said: "He was someone who showed faith in me and gave me my first real run of games so I will be eternally grateful to him for that as will a lot of players who are still here from his regime as well. "From a personal point of view you could feel sympathy for him but as professionals we are representing Swansea City and the brutal reality is that we are competing against every team in this league and I don't think we can allow ourselves to feel sympathy for any players or managers. "It is ruthless and a tough league and still at this stage of the season there are a lot of points to be won and there are sure to be a few twists and turns between now and the end of the season. "Our away form has not been as consistent as we would have liked and maybe the fact that they have won only once at home could work against them. "We think it is time to start improving that side of our game. We have got be hopeful and go into the game with a strong belief and that we can come home with all three points." Swansea goalkeeper Michel Vorm has overcome a virus to be available. The Holland international missed last week's trip to Stoke but has now recovered, with strikers Danny Graham and Leroy Lita also expected to be fit after being hit by the same illness. But midfielder Kemy Agustien is facing a lengthy lay-off after surgery revealed his ankle injury was worse than first thought.

Formation:442Manager: Roberto Martinez

Wigan

Formation: 451Manager: Brendan Rodgers

Swansea

  • Ali Al Habsi
  • Antolin Alcaraz
  • Emmerson Boyce
  • Gary Caldwell
  • Maynor Figueroa
  • Jordi Gomez
  • James McArthur
  • James McCarthy
  • Jean Beausejour
  • Conor Sammon
  • Franco Di Santo
  • SUBS
  • Chris Kirkland
  • Albert Crusat
  • Ben Watson
  • Victor Moses
  • Hugo Rodallega
  • Mohamed Diame
  • Ronnie Stam

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Match Report

Swans pile pressure on Martinez Rock-bottom Wigan were booed off as manager Roberto Martinez suffered more misery at the DW Stadium, this time a 2-0 defeat at the hands of former club Swansea. Gylfi Sigurdsson's well-taken double either side of the interval was enough to secure a deserved triumph for Swansea, who even managed to survive the last half-hour with 10-men following the dismissal of Nathan Dyer. It means Wigan have now gone 12 matches without a win at home, a record that will almost certainly condemn them to the Championship after seven years with the big boys if they cannot change it. Stuart Pearce was a surprise guest, having spurned the counter attraction at Manchester City to run the rule over potential candidates for England, England Under-21, Olympics and every other job he seems to be doing at the moment. Until his early departure, Dyer impressed most, charging on to Sigurdsson's defence-splitting pass before bringing an excellent low save out of Ali Al Habsi. Dyer then turned provider in much the same way as Sigurdsson had done to set up Scott Sinclair. He skipped round Al Habsi, then turned the ball goalwards, only for James McCarthy to dash back and bundle off the line. Earlier, Sinclair had rasped a half-volley wide as Swansea enjoyed their usual dominance of possession and it must have been with some incredulity that the visitors approached the break still level. After all, Wigan had created very little. Franco di Santo appeared to duck under a teasing cross from Jean Beausejour when all it needed was a firm touch to find the net. Emmerson Boyce brought a decent low save out of returning keeper Michel Vorm. There was little else for the home fans to enthuse about, so it was no surprise boos rang out at the half-time whistle, by which time Sigurdsson had struck. Sensing Wigan had momentarily fallen asleep as the seconds ticked down to the break, Sigurdsson took his chance, curling a shot into the top corner that gave Al Habsi no hope of keeping it out. Martinez opted to make a double change at the break, introducing Victor Moses and Mohamed Diame in a bid to get some extra attacking invention from his side. Far too quickly though, they found themselves two adrift after Moses tripped Dyer just outside the box. In fact, Sigurdsson found himself in roughly the same position as the one he had previously scored from - and he promptly did exactly the same thing. It was a hammer blow for Wigan and it was difficult to see a way back into the contest for them. Dyer provided it. Whatever his ability, needless tackles will get him into trouble. On another day, referee Andre Marriner may not have felt his high tackle on Jordi Gomez warranted a red card. After all, it was not particularly dangerous. This time around, Dyer saw red and Swansea were left to battle on a man down for the final half hour. Through Diame, Moses and Di Santo, Wigan tried to pressure their opponents into mistakes. Swansea are learning fast, though. They refused to lunge in and when Wigan prepared to take a corner, Sinclair even managed to waste time - and spark a melee - by claiming an injury the hosts clearly did not feel existed. It certainly appears that the visitors' top-flight future is far more assured than Wigan's, who if they cannot win matches like this must wonder how they expect to collect the points required to preserve their status. With nine minutes remaining, substitute Hugo Rodallega brought an excellent save out of Vorm. But the hosts created little after that and they are now in big trouble. end M

Form Guide

    LLLDWD
  • Wigan
  • VS
  • Swansea
  • WLDWLL

Last Meetings

  • Swansea
  • 0 - 0
  • Wigan
  • 20/08/2011

Top Scorers

Wigan

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

Swansea

  • D Graham 9
  • N Dyer 3
  • S Sinclair 3
  • L Lita 2
  • J Allen 2
  • A Williams 1
  • W Routledge 1
  • L Moore 1
  • GT Sigurdsson 1

Goals

Wigan

    • Total goals 73
    • Goals per game 23
  • 1 (For) 5 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 5 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 6 (For) 6 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 7 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 4 (For) 9 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Swansea

    • Total goals 78
    • Goals per game 28
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 5 (For) 6 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 6 (For) 7 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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