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Maynor Figueroa concedes a free kick for a foul on Aaron Lennon. Vedran Corluka crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, Ali Al Habsi makes a comfortable save.
Franco Di Santo fouled by Raniere Sandro, the ref awards a free kick. Ben Watson fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.
Short corner taken by Tom Cleverley.
Roman Pavlyuchenko gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tom Cleverley. Direct free kick taken by Tom Cleverley.
Shot on goal by Maynor Figueroa from just inside the area clears the crossbar.
The ball is sent over by Vedran Corluka, Peter Crouch takes a shot. Save by Ali Al Habsi.
Conor Sammon takes a shot. Fantastic save by Heurelho Gomes.
Foul by Ben Watson on Niko Kranjcar, free kick awarded. Niko Kranjcar takes the free kick.
Mohamed Diame replaces Hugo Rodallega. Franco Di Santo on for Charles N'Zogbia. Niko Kranjcar joins the action as a substitute, replacing Luka Modric. Hugo Rodallega is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Heurelho Gomes takes the indirect free kick.
Raniere Sandro delivers the ball, Maynor Figueroa manages to make a clearance.
Tom Cleverley crosses the ball, Heurelho Gomes makes a save.
Inswinging corner taken by Charles N'Zogbia from the right by-line, Heurelho Gomes makes a save.
Tom Cleverley takes a shot. Blocked by Michael Dawson.
The ball is crossed by Emmerson Boyce, Sebastien Bassong gets a block in. Ben Watson takes the outswinging corner, Michael Dawson makes a clearance.
Raniere Sandro crosses the ball, blocked by James McCarthy.
James McCarthy concedes a free kick for a foul on Roman Pavlyuchenko. Direct free kick taken by Benoit Assou-Ekotto.
The referee cautions Raniere Sandro for unsporting behaviour. Free kick awarded for a foul by Raniere Sandro on Maynor Figueroa. Ali Al Habsi takes the free kick.
Jermaine Jenas sends in a cross, Close range headed effort by Peter Crouch clears the crossbar.
Luka Modric takes a shot. James McCarthy gets a block in.
Ben Watson concedes a free kick for a foul on Peter Crouch. Free kick taken by Luka Modric.
Inswinging corner taken by Luka Modric from the left by-line, save made by Ali Al Habsi.
Gary Caldwell is booked. Gary Caldwell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Raniere Sandro. Jermaine Jenas restarts play with the free kick.
Conor Sammon replaces Victor Moses. Corner taken right-footed by Ben Watson, Antolin Alcaraz takes a shot. Rafael Van der Vaart gets a block in. Corner taken by Charles N'Zogbia from the right by-line, Michael Dawson makes a clearance.
Shot from just outside the box by Peter Crouch goes over the bar.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Antolin Alcaraz by Peter Crouch. Ali Al Habsi takes the free kick.
Hugo Rodallega is penalised for a handball. Rafael Van der Vaart takes the free kick.
The ball is swung over by Luka Modric.
Peter Crouch replaces Jermain Defoe. The ball is delivered by James McCarthy, Emmerson Boyce fouled by Raniere Sandro, the ref awards a free kick. Hugo Rodallega shoots direct from the free kick.
Tom Cleverley takes a shot. Save made by Heurelho Gomes. Outswinging corner taken by Ben Watson, save made by Heurelho Gomes.
Roman Pavlyuchenko gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ben Watson. Gary Caldwell takes the direct free kick.
Victor Moses concedes a free kick for a foul on Benoit Assou-Ekotto. Direct free kick taken by Heurelho Gomes.
The ball is swung over by Tom Cleverley, Heurelho Gomes makes a brilliant save.
The ball is sent over by Maynor Figueroa, Benoit Assou-Ekotto manages to make a clearance.
Foul by Benoit Assou-Ekotto on Victor Moses, free kick awarded. Gary Caldwell takes the direct free kick.
Victor Moses produces a cross, clearance made by Sebastien Bassong.
Foul by Michael Dawson on Hugo Rodallega, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Maynor Figueroa.
Charles N'Zogbia takes a shot. Save made by Heurelho Gomes.
Foul by Hugo Rodallega on Sebastien Bassong, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Heurelho Gomes.
Foul by Maynor Figueroa on Vedran Corluka, free kick awarded. Strike comes in from Rafael Van der Vaart from the free kick, blocked by Antolin Alcaraz. The ball is crossed by Vedran Corluka, clearance by Antolin Alcaraz.
The ball is crossed by Vedran Corluka, clearance by Gary Caldwell.
Free kick awarded for a foul by James McCarthy on Jermain Defoe. Michael Dawson takes the free kick.
Rafael Van der Vaart takes a shot. Ali Al Habsi makes a save.
Hugo Rodallega takes a shot from long range which goes wide right of the goal.
Effort on goal by Roman Pavlyuchenko from a long way out goes over the bar.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Charles N'Zogbia on Rafael Van der Vaart. Free kick taken by Vedran Corluka.
Handball by Victor Moses. Heurelho Gomes takes the free kick.
Emmerson Boyce sends in a cross, clearance by Michael Dawson. James McCarthy produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the goal.
Effort on goal by Victor Moses from just inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.
Effort on goal by Tom Cleverley from outside the box goes harmlessly over the bar.
Victor Moses crosses the ball, Sebastien Bassong manages to make a clearance. Corner taken right-footed by Ben Watson from the right by-line, Victor Moses produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the target.
Maynor Figueroa fouled by Raniere Sandro, the ref awards a free kick. Ben Watson takes the direct free kick.
Raniere Sandro produces a cross, save by Ali Al Habsi.
Shot from 20 yards from Jermaine Jenas. Save by Ali Al Habsi.
Maynor Figueroa delivers the ball.
The ball is delivered by Benoit Assou-Ekotto, Ali Al Habsi makes a save.
Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Rafael Van der Vaart from the left by-line, clearance by Antolin Alcaraz.
Hugo Rodallega is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Michael Dawson.
Luka Modric takes a shot. Blocked by James McCarthy.
Charles N'Zogbia crosses the ball.
Benoit Assou-Ekotto sends in a cross, Gary Caldwell makes a clearance. Gary Caldwell fouled by Jermain Defoe, the ref awards a free kick. Ali Al Habsi takes the direct free kick.
Effort from outside the penalty box by Charles N'Zogbia goes wide right of the goal.
Unfair challenge on Victor Moses by Benoit Assou-Ekotto results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ben Watson.
Roman Pavlyuchenko challenges Maynor Figueroa unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ben Watson delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing.
Gary Caldwell produces a cross, clearance by Sebastien Bassong. Tom Cleverley sends in a cross, save by Heurelho Gomes.
Outswinging corner taken by Ben Watson, save made by Heurelho Gomes.
The ball is crossed by Victor Moses, blocked by Benoit Assou-Ekotto.
Victor Moses concedes a free kick for a foul on Raniere Sandro. Free kick taken by Benoit Assou-Ekotto.
Double injury blow for Spurs
Gareth Bale and William Gallas are out of Tottenham's Barclays Premier League clash against Wigan and are serious doubts for Tuesday's Champions League encounter with Real Madrid.
Gallas looks increasingly doubtful for next week's showdown at the Bernabeu after breaking down with a knee injury while Bale is struggling to recover from a hamstring problem.
Ledley King (groin), Younes Kaboul (thigh) and Jonathan Woodgate (calf) are also out, leaving Michael Dawson and Sebastien Bassong as Spurs' only two fit centre-halves.
Tom Huddlestone could play his first match in almost five months at the DW Stadium after coming through a friendly against Barnet unscathed.
Spurs' push for Champions League qualification has faltered recently but they will close the gap on fourth-placed Manchester City to one point with a win over Roberto Martinez's strugglers.
Harry Redknapp's side lost to the Latics in this season's reverse fixture and have dropped points against other relegation-threatened teams this year.
But the Spurs boss is confident his side will not be distracted by thoughts of their midweek Champions League glamour tie when they take to the field on Saturday.
"They are all focused, they know how important it is to make that top four," said Redknapp.
"Saturday is all important for us. We have to look to get Champions League football for sure next year, so we have to keep picking up points. Wigan is a vital game for us."
The importance of the Spurs' qualification for next year's Champions League was underlined on Thursday by financial results that showed the club's revenue increased 49% during the six months that followed their qualification to this season's competition.
Redknapp thinks this year's exciting foray into the Champions League will have made the club a much more attractive proposition to players looking for a move this summer.
"We are a club now whose name has been spread all over Europe because of the Champions League and the great games we have had this year," Redknapp said.
"Players all over the world want to come to us but they want Champions League football as well."
Bottom side Wigan have a clean bill of health for the clash.
Latics have had 12 players on international duty over the past fortnight but none have reported back with injuries.
Wigan boss Martinez expects to have to do it the hard way to climb off the bottom of the Premier League on Saturday.
The Spaniard is not expecting any favours from Tottenham at the DW Stadium, despite the Londoners` tie at Real Madrid on Tuesday.
Martinez believes Wigan will have to be at their best even if Spurs boss Redknapp opts to hold certain players back ahead of the trip to the Bernabeu.
Martinez said: "They have got such a wonderful squad.
"I don't think they will play with 10 men! If they play with 11 they will have a great team out there. We will have to be perfect.
"Nowadays these players are well used to playing a lot of games in a short period of time.
"Their players have been involved at international level and they know how important it is to finish in the top four of the competition.
"I don't believe you can afford to be on the football pitch and not be fully committed or think you are not 100%. I don't think that happens in football.
"It is going to be two important games for Spurs and we expect a very tough game against them."
Wigan boosted their chances of survival with a dramatic last-gasp win over fellow strugglers Birmingham on their last outing a fortnight ago.
Beating Tottenham - a side which thrashed them 9-1 and 3-0 last season - would also earn Wigan an impressive double having won at White Hart Lane in August.
Martinez added: "That would be a real achievement.
"We all know the last two campaigns of Spurs, they have been phenomenal. They are making history.
"We are playing Spurs in between them playing AC Milan and Real Madrid.
"That shows you how far they have progressed and it is a real test for us.
"They have wonderful, world-class players that can affect the game in one second.
"The concentration levels are going to be really important.
"But we are in a position where we cannot afford to look at the opposition.
"We need to look at ourselves and reach a certain level in each game. We have to give our lives to get as many points as we can."
Spurs held in Latics stalemate
Tottenham head for Spain and a Champions League meeting with Real Madrid on Tuesday on the back of a disappointing goalless Barclays Premier League draw at Wigan.
Manager Harry Redknapp was without injured duo Gareth Bale and William Gallas but he must have been concerned that they carried little attacking threat.
In fact Wigan could have sealed victory three minutes from time but substitute Connor Sammon fluffed his lines.
Whether that miss will prove crucial remains to be seen but Roberto Martinez's struggling side now have the daunting task of three games on the road.
They looked neat and tidy but again their lack of a cutting edge let them down.
After just five minutes Tom Cleverley swung in a cross only for goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes to get there a fraction ahead of Hugo Rodallega.
Spurs were taking time to get into their stride and Luka Modric took matters into his own hands in the 15th minute.
The playmaker burst forward and fired in a shot only to see it blocked by James McCarthy.
Back came Wigan and Maynor Figueroa delivered a fine ball into the area in the 20th minute but Rodallega just failed to get a vital touch.
A minute later Roman Pavlyuchenko made an unsuccessful appeal for a penalty after a challenge by McCarthy - the ball seemed to be outside the area anyway.
This was a better spell by Tottenham and Jermaine Jenas rattled in a shot that was taken by Ali Al Habsi.
Wigan stepped up the pace and Victor Moses twice got into good positions in quick succession but failed to test Gomes.
He got on the end of a corner from Ben Watson in the 27th minute only to a curl a shot over the top.
Two minutes later Charles N'Zogbia laid the ball back to Moses, but his effort was again too high.
Moses then had an appeal for a penalty dismissed by referee Andre Marriner after appearing to have his legs clipped by Benoit Assou-Ekotto.
Wigan were then pegged back only for Al Habsi to make a comfortable block from Rafael van der Vaart.
The hosts started the second half on the front foot and Gomes did well to palm away a cross from Moses in the 49th minute. The ball broke to Rodallega but Michael Dawson blocked his effort.
Six minutes later Gomes again had to be alert to turn away Cleverley's shot from an acute angle after N'Zogbia had supplied the opening.
Redknapp decided to shake things up in the 57th minute with Peter Crouch replacing the ineffective Jermain Defoe.
The visitors were still not posing much of a threat and Redknapp looked increasingly concerned.
Crouch was quickly into the action and found space on the edge of the area in the 65th minute only to send his effort high over the bar.
Moses came off in the 66th minute and was replaced by former Kilmarnock striker Sammon.
Tottenham were beginning to step up a gear and Crouch cleared the bar with a header in the 75th minute with Sandro supplying the delivery.
With Aaron Lennon on for Van der Vaart, the visitors were looking more lively and this was a difficult test for Wigan.
However, they should have clinched victory with three minutes to go when substitute Mohamed Diame released Sammon but he directed his shot straight at Gomes.
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