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Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Peter Odemwingie, Marc-Antoine Fortune takes a shot. Ali Al Habsi gets a block in.
The ball is sent over by Peter Odemwingie, blocked by Steve Gohouri.
Shot by Victor Moses from outside the area goes high over the crossbar.
Peter Odemwingie sends in a cross. Steven Caldwell is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Marc-Antoine Fortune replaces Youssouf Mulumbu. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Chris Brunt from left wing, Mohamed Diame manages to make a clearance. Simon Cox has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box which goes wide right of the target.
Franco Di Santo takes a shot. Scott Carson makes a save.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Peter Odemwingie on Steve Gohouri. Ali Al Habsi restarts play with the free kick.
Mohamed Diame concedes a free kick for a foul on Youssouf Mulumbu. Direct free kick taken by Nicky Shorey.
Unfair challenge on Giles Barnes by Steve Gohouri results in a free kick. Chris Brunt delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel, clearance made by Steve Gohouri.
Chris Brunt concedes a free kick for a foul on Victor Moses. Free kick taken by Steven Caldwell.
The ball is sent over by Jerome Thomas, clearance by Steven Caldwell.
Shot by Franco Di Santo from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal.
Steven Reid takes a shot. Mohamed Diame gets a block in. Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Chris Brunt, Header from deep inside the penalty area by Giles Barnes goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
The ball is sent over by Jerome Thomas, Antolin Alcaraz makes a clearance.
Handball decision goes against Simon Cox. Ali Al Habsi restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Steve Gohouri by Peter Odemwingie. Franco Di Santo comes on in place of Hugo Rodallega. Ali Al Habsi takes the free kick.
Centre by Youssouf Mulumbu, Steven Caldwell makes a clearance.
Simon Cox comes on in place of James Morrison.
Youssouf Mulumbu challenges Victor Moses unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Ronnie Stam.
Victor Moses grabs a goal from just inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Wigan 1-0 West Brom.Assist by Charles N'Zogbia.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Ronnie Stam on Jerome Thomas. Free kick crossed by Chris Brunt, clearance made by Hendry Thomas.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Hugo Rodallega. Paul Scharner leaves the field to be replaced by Giles Barnes. Scott Carson restarts play with the free kick.
The ball is sent over by Charles N'Zogbia, Unfair challenge on Scott Carson by Steven Caldwell results in a free kick. Scott Carson takes the free kick.
Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Charles N'Zogbia from the left by-line to the near post, Chris Brunt makes a clearance.
The ball is sent over by Charles N'Zogbia, Steven Reid gets a block in.
Unfair challenge on Steven Caldwell by Peter Odemwingie results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ali Al Habsi.
James Morrison takes a shot. Ali Al Habsi makes a save. Tom Cleverley takes a shot. Save by Scott Carson.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Charles N'Zogbia, save by Scott Carson.
Hugo Rodallega delivers the ball, Gabriel Tamas gets a block in.
Chris Brunt takes a shot. Ali Al Habsi makes a save.
Shot by Tom Cleverley from outside the box goes high over the crossbar.
The ball is crossed by Steven Reid, Tom Cleverley makes a clearance.
Tom Cleverley concedes a free kick for a foul on James Morrison. Nicky Shorey restarts play with the free kick.
Ronnie Stam delivers the ball, Hugo Rodallega takes has a header from just inside the penalty box which clears the crossbar.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Peter Odemwingie by Steven Caldwell. Chris Brunt produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick, blocked by Antolin Alcaraz. Outswinging corner taken by Chris Brunt from the left by-line, Mohamed Diame manages to make a clearance.
The ball is swung over by Charles N'Zogbia, Ibanez Pablo makes a clearance.
Paul Scharner gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Charles N'Zogbia. The referee cautions Paul Scharner for unsporting behaviour. Free kick taken by Steve Gohouri.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Brunt by Steve Gohouri. Steven Reid takes the free kick.
The ball is delivered by Victor Moses.
Jerome Thomas gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Hendry Thomas. Hendry Thomas restarts play with the free kick.
The ball is swung over by Ronnie Stam, Gabriel Tamas makes a clearance.
Paul Scharner gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Hendry Thomas. Free kick taken by Steven Caldwell.
Foul by Tom Cleverley on Steven Reid, free kick awarded. Scott Carson takes the direct free kick.
The ball is swung over by Steve Gohouri. Hugo Rodallega is caught offside. Scott Carson takes the free kick.
Foul by Chris Brunt on Charles N'Zogbia, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Antolin Alcaraz.
Victor Moses comes on in place of Jordi Gomez.
The ball is crossed by Steven Reid, Paul Scharner takes a shot. Blocked by Steve Gohouri. Youssouf Mulumbu takes a shot. Hendry Thomas gets a block in. The referee blows for offside. Ali Al Habsi takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jerome Thomas by Steven Caldwell. The referee shows Steven Caldwell a yellow card. Free kick taken by Chris Brunt.
Corner taken by Chris Brunt.
James Morrison has a volleyed shot. Blocked by Tom Cleverley. Corner taken left-footed by Chris Brunt from the right by-line to the near post, Steve Gohouri makes a clearance. Chris Brunt delivers the ball, clearance made by Steve Gohouri.
The ball is delivered by Steve Gohouri, Tom Cleverley has a headed effort at goal from just inside the area that misses to the right of the target.
Centre by Charles N'Zogbia, blocked by Steven Reid.
Jordi Gomez takes a shot. James Morrison gets a block in.
Unfair challenge on Ibanez Pablo by Hugo Rodallega results in a free kick. Ibanez Pablo takes the direct free kick.
Paul Scharner gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steven Caldwell. Direct free kick taken by Steven Caldwell.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Charles N'Zogbia, Steven Caldwell has a headed effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal.
Mohamed Diame delivers the ball, clearance by James Morrison.
Outswinging corner taken by Charles N'Zogbia from the left by-line, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Antolin Alcaraz misses to the left of the goal.
The ball is sent over by Charles N'Zogbia, clearance by Ibanez Pablo.
Nicky Shorey challenges Tom Cleverley unfairly and gives away a free kick. Steven Caldwell takes the free kick.
Nicky Shorey produces a cross, clearance made by Antolin Alcaraz.
James Morrison fouled by Hendry Thomas, the ref awards a free kick. James Morrison takes the direct free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Peter Odemwingie by Antolin Alcaraz. Free kick crossed left-footed by Chris Brunt, Ali Al Habsi makes a save.
Shot from outside the penalty box by Peter Odemwingie goes wide right of the goal.
Unfair challenge on Paul Scharner by Mohamed Diame results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Chris Brunt.
The ball is sent over by Peter Odemwingie, clearance made by Steve Gohouri.
Corner from right by-line taken by Charles N'Zogbia.
A cross is delivered by Hugo Rodallega, Gabriel Tamas gets a block in.
A cross is delivered by Ronnie Stam, blocked by Gabriel Tamas.
Ronnie Stam produces a cross, Youssouf Mulumbu gets a block in.
The ball is sent over by Peter Odemwingie, save by Ali Al Habsi.
Unfair challenge on Jordi Gomez by Youssouf Mulumbu results in a free kick. Hendry Thomas takes the free kick.
Steven Reid challenges Mohamed Diame unfairly and gives away a free kick. Steve Gohouri restarts play with the free kick.
Jordi Gomez takes a long range shot clearing the crossbar. Steven Caldwell joins the action as a substitute, replacing Gary Caldwell.
Charles N'Zogbia crosses the ball, clearance made by Steven Reid.
Steven Reid has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide right of the goal.
Nicky Shorey sends in a cross.
Peter Odemwingie delivers the ball, clearance by Steve Gohouri.
Nicky Shorey sends in a cross, clearance made by Steve Gohouri.
Ronnie Stam delivers the ball, blocked by Nicky Shorey.
A cross is delivered by Tom Cleverley, save made by Scott Carson.
Centre by Chris Brunt.
Steve Gohouri takes a shot.
Tom Cleverley delivers the ball, blocked by Steven Reid.
The ball is crossed by Ronnie Stam. Tom Cleverley delivers the ball, clearance made by Gabriel Tamas.
Ronnie Stam sends in a cross.
Peter Odemwingie is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Antolin Alcaraz.
The game begins.
It is the end of the first-half.
The game restarts for the second half.
The referee blows for the end of the match.
Martinez hoping to build on Liverpool game
Wigan manager Roberto Martinez believes there is little difference between his side and opponents West Brom in terms of football philosophy.
Comparisons between the two clubs are obvious, with both having young managers who like to play an attractive brand of football.
However, while Wigan have managed to survive and are in their sixth successive season in the Barclays Premier League, West Brom have been the archetypal yo-yo club.
But having come up from the Championship last season they are making a better job of things this time around, sitting 11th, while the Latics are currently in the bottom three.
Wigan had similar difficulties last season before pulling clear late in the season and, after a number of squad changes in the summer, Martinez has started to see improvements in the last few games, culminating in Wednesday's 1-1 draw with Liverpool.
And he remains faithful to his principles, insisting there is scope for clubs the size of Wigan to stay up by playing football.
"One thing is clear; it is important to know how you play and your style because that is for the long-term ambitions of the club but we are working for the short-term and the future," he said.
"It doesn't matter how you play, everything is to win. Sometimes you need to sacrifice certain results in the short term to achieve a certain level.
"But to say you would prefer to get relegated playing good football is wrong - I don't believe it is good football if you don't win games.
"In football it is about winning and being competitive on the pitch and it is important to develop a way to play which allows you to win games.
"West Brom had a fantastic start to the campaign and have taken the league by storm.
"They have a successful team with certain players entering the best moments of their careers, having added just a few in the summer.
"The players and manager know each other well and have been together for a long time.
"Promoted teams get that momentum to carry into the season and West Brom's quality of play allows them to do that.
"For me it is not a real surprise how well they have done."
Defender Steven Gohouri returns to Wigan's squad. The Ivorian was suspended for the midweek draw against Liverpool and after Ronnie Stam excelled at right-back, he may have to settle for a place on the bench.
Emmerson Boyce is still out with a muscle problem while James McCarthy's ankle ligament injury will keep him out for a few more weeks.
West Brom midfielder Graham Dorrans is doubtful for the encounter because of injury.
Dorrans sustained a foot problem in Wednesday`s match against West Ham while Nicky Shorey also has an ankle injury, but the club are hopeful both players will be available.
Ishmael Miller has a stomach strain, picked up in training, and will miss the match, but Youssuf Mulumbu is back from suspension.
West Brom midfielder Paul Scharner is happy to help plot his former club's downfall.
The Austrian, who joined Albion on a free transfer during the summer, spent nearly five years at Wigan but is prepared to use his experience to West Brom's advantage if required.
He said: "If they ask me then I have lots of tips in my pocket. But I think the gaffer will analyse Wigan very well and then we will have a good set-up for the game.
"I am excited because I played for four and a half years for Wigan. It was my longest spell at a club since I was a professional footballer. I am looking forward to meeting all my ex-colleagues."
Scharner added that Wigan's poor early season form is in keeping with a pattern that emerged while he played for the club.
"Actually it's quite similar picture to the seasons before - a very slow start," he said.
"At the moment they are in the relegation zone, but I think they have good potential in the squad to stay in the league."
At just 30, Scharner is the oldest player in the West Brom squad, aside from player/coach Dean Kiely, something he thinks is a positive.
"This shows just how much potential is in the team," he said.
"I'm enjoying it. You can't fight age, just look after your body, so that's what I'm doing."
Scharner was brought in to add mental toughness to the side, and head coach Roberto Di Matteo feels that his team's strong displays towards the end of recent matches have shown this.
"We have the strength and the resilience to come back, which is very difficult in the Premier League," he said
Super-sub Moses the man for Wigan
Victor Moses stepped off the bench to help secure a 1-0 victory for Wigan - their first in six Barclays Premier League games - to help ease their relegation nerves in the process.
The 19-year-old showed remarkable maturity in front of goal to steer his effort beyond West Brom goalkeeper Scott Carson and into the corner.
Moses had good cause for celebration in the 70th minute as it was his first league goal this season, although he found the target in the Carling Cup victory against Hartlepool.
It was a cool finish by the midfielder, who arrived from Crystal Palace at the end of January transfer window for #2.5million.
Wigan went into the match having scored only nine goals in 12 league games but with renewed confidence after drawing with Liverpool in midweek.
They almost made the breakthrough in the second minute following a deep cross from Ronnie Stam. He found Tom Cleverley in acres of space but the midfielder, on loan from Manchester United, saw his effort turned away on the line by Pablo Ibanez.
A minute later the visitors were pegged back again when striker Hugo Rodallega released Charles N'Zogbia inside the area but he stumbled and the move broke down.
Wigan were forced to make a change in the 17th minute when defender Gary Caldwell limped off and was replaced by his brother Steven, who arrived in the summer after playing for Burnley last season.
West Brom stepped up the pace and Peter Odemwingie raced to the byline in the 26th minute. He cut the ball back into the area but there was no-one on hand to take advantage and Antolin Alcaraz made the clearance.
Odemwingie was beginning to find a lot of room and broke free - only to send his powerful shot narrowly wide of the post.
Back came Wigan and Alcaraz escaped his marker in the 35th minute when N'Zogbia floated in a corner. Alcaraz, however, only succeeded in sending a free header over the bar from a good position.
West Brom responded and seven minutes later and Steven Reid delivered a long throw into the area. Paul Scharner, back at his former club, flicked the ball on and James Morrison got a decent connection, only to see his effort deflected to safety.
Scharner then saw his shot blocked a minute before half-time after Wigan had failed to deal with a fine inswinging free-kick from Chris Brunt.
Moses came on at the start of the second half for Jordi Gomez and he quickly made an impact, racing away down the right. However, his cross in the 50th minute went behind the waiting N'Zogbia.
West Brom appealed for a penalty in the 55th minute when Caldwell tripped Odemwingie as he cut inside. Instead referee Anthony Taylor awarded a free-kick on the edge of the area and Brunt's effort came back off the wall.
Wigan made the vital breakthrough in the 70th minute through Moses - and West Brom went in search of the equaliser.
Steven Reid went close before the home side should have added a second goal in the 82nd minute. Substitute Franco Di Santo found himself clear on goal as Albion waited in vain for the whistle for offside - but he dragged his effort wide.
Marc-Antoine Fortune almost equalised at the end but Wigan goalkeeper Ali Al Habsi blocked his shot to leave West Brom frustrated.
The newly-promoted side are beginning to find it hard to win games after a bright start to the campaign.
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