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  • Date:15 May 2011
  • Kick-off:16:00
  • Venue:The DW Stadium
  • Attendance:22,043
West Ham are relegated
  • N'Zogbia (56) Sammon (67)
    N'Zogbia (90)
  • Ba (11) Ba (25)
Goal!

Live Commentary

94:47 +4.47

Hugo Rodallega goes off and James McArthur comes on.

93:42 +3.42

Charles N'Zogbia finds the back of the net with a goal from the edge of the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Wigan 3-2 West Ham.

92:42 +2.42

Carlton Cole is caught offside. Free kick taken by Ali Al Habsi.

91:31 +1.31

Shot from just outside the area by Thomas Hitzlsperger misses to the right of the target.

90:52 +0.52

Scott Parker takes a shot. Save by Ali Al Habsi.

89:57

Ben Watson takes a shot.

88:50

Corner taken left-footed by Charles N'Zogbia from the right by-line to the near post, save made by Robert Green.

88:17

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Ben Watson, save made by Robert Green.

87:15

Long range shot from Zavon Hines misses to the left of the target.

86:24

Demba Ba takes a shot. Save made by Ali Al Habsi.

85:47

Corner taken by Thomas Hitzlsperger, clearance by Antolin Alcaraz.

84:46

Gary Caldwell concedes a free kick for a foul on Carlton Cole. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Thomas Hitzlsperger.

83:23

Zavon Hines takes a shot. Blocked by Maynor Figueroa.

82:41

Jack Collison leaves the field to be replaced by Robbie Keane.

82:18

A cross is delivered by Wayne Bridge, Shot by Zavon Hines from 6 yards. Save by Ali Al Habsi.

81:30

Inswinging corner taken by Charles N'Zogbia, save by Robert Green.

80:52

Inswinging corner taken by Charles N'Zogbia from the right by-line, Carlton Cole manages to make a clearance.

80:09

Victor Moses has an effort at goal from close range which goes wide left of the target.

79:14

Unfair challenge on Hugo Rodallega by Scott Parker results in a free kick. Scott Parker is given a yellow card. Ben Watson takes the free kick.

78:19

Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Thomas Hitzlsperger, clearance made by Emmerson Boyce.

78:06

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

77:47

Thomas Hitzlsperger takes a shot. Blocked by Gary Caldwell.

77:12

Charles N'Zogbia gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jordan Spence. Charles N'Zogbia is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Direct free kick taken by Robert Green.

76:47

Inswinging corner taken by Ben Watson from the left by-line, clearance by Carlton Cole.

75:17

Scott Parker challenges Conor Sammon unfairly and gives away a free kick. Charles N'Zogbia has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.

73:48

Carlton Cole is brought on as a substitute for Frederic Piquionne.

73:08

Corner taken left-footed by Thomas Hitzlsperger.

67:29

Goal scored by Conor Sammon from inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Wigan 2-2 West Ham.Ben Watson provided the assist for the goal.

66:02

Hugo Rodallega produces a right-footed shot from long distance which goes wide right of the goal.

65:38

Demba Ba takes a shot. Save made by Ali Al Habsi.

61:04

Maynor Figueroa gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Zavon Hines. Thomas Hitzlsperger takes the free kick.

60:00

(West Ham) makes a substitution, with Scott Parker coming on for Jonathan Spector.

57:10

Unfair challenge on Demba Ba by Victor Moses results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Robert Green.

55:09

Free kick awarded for a foul by James Tomkins on Charles N'Zogbia. Charles N'Zogbia hits the back of the net with a goal direct from the free kick from just outside the area to the top left corner of the goal. Wigan 1-2 West Ham.

53:51

Demba Ba produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the target.

52:30

Foul by Zavon Hines on Maynor Figueroa, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Ben Watson.

50:54

Shot from long distance by Ben Watson misses to the right of the goal.

49:48

The referee blows for offside against Demba Ba. Gary Caldwell takes the free kick.

49:36

The ball is swung over by Maynor Figueroa, Robert Green makes a save.

45:01

Victor Moses replaces James McCarthy. Conor Sammon joins the action as a substitute, replacing Tom Cleverley.

44:39

Effort on goal by Tom Cleverley from just inside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the target.

40:42

Shot by Mohamed Diame from just outside the area goes over the net.

38:45

Unfair challenge on Zavon Hines by Ben Watson results in a free kick. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Thomas Hitzlsperger, Antolin Alcaraz makes a clearance.

37:48

Ben Watson takes the inswinging corner, Hugo Rodallega takes a shot. Save made by Robert Green.

37:23

Mohamed Diame takes a shot. Save made by Robert Green.

35:36

Shot from long distance by Antolin Alcaraz goes wide of the left-hand upright.

35:05

Overhead kick right-footed shot by Hugo Rodallega. Robert Green makes a save.

34:41

Inswinging corner taken by Ben Watson, save by Robert Green.

34:04

Charles N'Zogbia takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Daniel Gabbidon.

32:19

Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Thomas Hitzlsperger.

31:55

The official flags Frederic Piquionne offside. Corner taken by Thomas Hitzlsperger.

31:54

Frederic Piquionne takes a shot. Save made by Ali Al Habsi.

31:24

Foul by Maynor Figueroa on Zavon Hines, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed left-footed by Jordan Spence from right channel.

30:20

Inswinging corner taken by Ben Watson.

29:03

Frederic Piquionne gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Charles N'Zogbia. Charles N'Zogbia produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick.

28:16

Frederic Piquionne gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Charles N'Zogbia. Ben Watson takes the free kick.

25:11

Demba Ba scores a headed goal from close in. Wigan 0-2 West Ham.Assist by James Tomkins.

24:51

Foul by Ben Watson on Jonathan Spector, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed left-footed by Thomas Hitzlsperger, Gary Caldwell manages to make a clearance.

24:31

Mohamed Diame takes a shot. Robert Green makes a comfortable save.

22:16

Jordan Spence concedes a free kick for a foul on Maynor Figueroa. Free kick crossed right-footed by Ben Watson from left wing, Daniel Gabbidon makes a clearance.

22:07

A cross is delivered by Emmerson Boyce, clearance made by James Tomkins.

20:24

Frederic Piquionne challenges Maynor Figueroa unfairly and gives away a free kick. Maynor Figueroa restarts play with the free kick.

14:24

Charles N'Zogbia takes a shot. Save by Robert Green.

12:46

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Maynor Figueroa by Zavon Hines. Maynor Figueroa restarts play with the free kick.

11:09

Demba Ba grabs a headed goal from close range. Wigan 0-1 West Ham.Thomas Hitzlsperger provided the assist for the goal.

10:35

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Thomas Hitzlsperger.

10:06

Hugo Rodallega takes a shot. Comfortable save by Robert Green.

9:30

Free kick awarded for a foul by Thomas Hitzlsperger on James McCarthy. Gary Caldwell restarts play with the free kick.

6:37

Emmerson Boyce sends in a cross, save by Robert Green.

3:11

Effort from the edge of the area by Mohamed Diame goes wide of the right-hand post.

0:54

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

Match Preview

Diame doubt for Wigan Mohamed Diame is rated 50-50 to return for Wigan when they host West Ham in a crucial Barclays Premier League clash at the DW Stadium on Sunday. The midfielder missed the Latics' 1-1 draw at Aston Villa last time out with a groin injury but he will be given time to prove his fitness. Otherwise, Roberto Martinez has an unchanged squad to choose from as his second-bottom side look for three points in their penultimate match of the season. Scott Parker could feature for West Ham as they look to keep their survival hopes alive. The England international has missed recent matches with an Achilles complaint but has returned to training and is likely to be involved in some way. Other than midfielders Gary O'Neil (ankle) and Mark Noble (hernia), the Hammers have a full squad of players available to them. Martinez is urging his team to take a calm approach rather than panic about the outcome of the match. He said: "To only think about getting a result would be a big mistake. "In moments like this you start talking about getting results and what a big football occasion it's going to be. "It's true that it's a key moment in our history but you can make the mistake that you want to concentrate on the result so much that you don't know how you're going to get it. "I think now we need to realise what we're good at and make sure that we understand who we're playing against. "We need to understand that to win a football game you need to perform well and if you perform well you can get the result. "In these big occasions you can play the occasion and not the game and that would be a big mistake." The former Swansea boss also urged his side to be wary of the Hammers, despite their position. He added: "We have to be aware of the quality that West Ham are going to bring to the game because they are in real need of points exactly like ourselves. "And if you look throughout their squad, the experience and talent that they've got, it doesn't really go with the position they are in the table and we'll have to be very careful in that respect. "The best way to play the occasion is to be aware of what West Ham will bring." If the Latics do manage to get the necessary points against Grant's side, and at Stoke in their final game, Martinez believes there is great quality in his squad. "The talent of my squad is phenomenal and it is a real shame that we clicked together a little too late in the season to see the real potential which is huge," he said. Meanwhile, co-owner David Gold has assured West Ham fans they will look to bounce straight back up if they are relegated. Anything less than victory at Wigan will end the east Londoners' six-year stay in the top flight after results went against them, with both Blackpool and Wolves securing victory. Relegation will cost Gold and business partner David Sullivan more than #40million, but the former insists dropping into the npower Championship will not be the end of the world for the Hammers. "I am not confident [we will stay up]. We do need a small a miracle," he said. "I am optimistic that we will do our very best to stay up. It is difficult as you can see. "We are four points behind with two games to go. We need to win both of ours and hope that our competitors don't win their two games. "Is it possible? Yes. I think it is doable. "We will set out to win our games and hope for the best, praying the worst [doesn't happen]. "We have budgeted for the worst. We have planned for the worst and hope for the best. "We are confident that we put together a good squad in the event that we are relegated. "We are not relegated yet, we have two games to go but I want to assure our fans so they know that in the event that the worst comes to the worst that we will do everything in our power to ensure we come straight back."

Formation:433Manager: Roberto Martinez

Wigan

Formation: 433Manager: Avram Grant

West Ham

  • Ali Al Habsi
  • Emmerson Boyce
  • Gary Caldwell
  • Antolin Alcaraz
  • Maynor Figueroa
  • Mohamed Diame
  • James McCarthy
  • Ben Watson
  • Charles N'Zogbia
  • Hugo Rodallega
  • Tom Cleverley
  • SUBS
  • Chris Kirkland
  • Steve Gohouri
  • Franco Di Santo
  • Victor Moses
  • Jordi Gomez
  • James McArthur
  • Conor Sammon

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Match Report

N'Zogbia deals Hammer blow West Ham's relegation from the Barclays Premier League was confirmed after they threw away a two-goal lead at Wigan, who ensured their own survival battle goes to the last day of the season thanks to Charles N'Zogbia's stoppage-time winner. The Hammers needed a victory at the DW Stadium to stand any chance of beating the drop and were 2-0 up at half-time courtesy of Demba Ba's headers on 12 and 26 minutes. The Latics stormed back after the break. N'Zogbia scored twice, either side of a Conor Sammon goal, leaving Roberto Martinez's side in the bottom three on goal difference alone and sending the visitors down. Wigan are 19th in the table with one game to go, level on 39 points with 18th-placed Blackpool and 17th-placed Birmingham, who lost against Fulham. Rock-bottom West Ham, meanwhile, must face up to the reality of life in the npower Championship. Wigan broke forward early on and after receiving Mohamed Diame's pass, Tom Cleverley fired a deflected shot towards goal which Robert Green pushed behind. Diame then turned in the box and blasted an effort over the bar before Hugo Rodallega swivelled on the edge of the area and brought another save out of Green. West Ham had shown little going forward, but a minute later they took the lead after the Latics failed to deal with a corner. In the ensuing scramble, Jack Collison's shot was blocked and the ball came out to Thomas Hitzlsperger, who crossed for Ba to head past Ali Al Habsi. The hosts tried to respond immediately, with N'Zogbia producing a strike that Green gathered comfortably. A cross from Emmerson Boyce and free-kick from Ben Watson threatened the Hammers box, but James Tomkins and Danny Gabbidon got important headers in to avert the danger, while Diame saw an attempt from distance caught by Green. Wigan seemed to have regained the momentum - yet within moments, they were 2-0 down. Hitzlsperger was the creator once more, the German's delivery headed back across goal by Tomkins for Ba to nod in his second. The home side almost fell even further behind just after the half-hour mark when Frederic Piquionne guided the ball beyond Al Habsi, only for Watson to clear off the line. Wigan managed to compose themselves and went back on the attack, but they could not find a way past Green, who parried an overhead kick from Rodallega. He then denied Diame after the midfielder squeezed through, before blocking a point-blank header from Rodallega. Cleverley nearly latched on to a high ball over the top in first-half stoppage time but was beaten by the bounce. Martinez made two substitutions at the interval, bringing on Victor Moses and Sammon for James McCarthy and Cleverley. Six minutes after the restart, Watson curled an effort narrowly wide. Ba then drove one across goal at the other end before Wigan pulled themselves back into the game. Having been fouled by Tomkins, N'Zogbia stepped up to take the resulting free-kick himself and lashed it into the corner of the net, his fourth goal in five games. West Ham boss Avram Grant reacted by introducing the inspirational figure of Scott Parker from the bench in place of Jonathan Spector. Soon after Ba was through one-on-one against Al Habsi, but could only shoot into the Oman stopper's arms. That proved costly for the Hammers as Sammon then ran on to Watson's pass, turned inside Gabbidon and slotted home his first Wigan goal to level the scores. The equaliser set up a frantic finale, with both sides desperately seeking a winning goal. Moses fired into the side-netting after being teed up by Sammon before Zavon Hines had two shots blocked in the area, first by Maynor Figueroa and then Gary Caldwell. Gabbidon prevented Sammon from going clean through with a challenge that Latics fans felt was a foul, but referee Mike Dean waved play on. Hitzlsperger sent a free-kick wide and N'Zogbia overhit a through-ball that could have released Sammon. When Watson saw his low shot came back off the post and then Green smother at his feet moments later, it seemed Wigan's chance for a precious victory was gone. But N'Zogbia had the final say in the 94th minute, cutting into the box and slipping a shot under Green to keep Wigan in the fight for survival. end

Form Guide

    DLWLDD
  • Wigan
  • VS
  • West Ham
  • LLLLLD

Last Meetings

  • West Ham
  • 3 - 1
  • Wigan
  • 27/11/2010
  • West Ham
  • 3 - 2
  • Wigan
  • 24/04/2010
  • Wigan
  • 1 - 0
  • West Ham
  • 12/09/2009
  • Wigan
  • 0 - 1
  • West Ham
  • 04/03/2009
  • West Ham
  • 2 - 1
  • Wigan
  • 16/08/2008
  • Wigan
  • 1 - 0
  • West Ham
  • 02/02/2008

Top Scorers

Wigan

  • H Rodallega 8
  • C N'Zogbia 7
  • T Cleverley 4
  • J McCarthy 3
  • S Gohouri 1
  • AV Alcaraz 1
  • B Watson 1
  • R Stam 1
  • M Figueroa 1
  • M Diame 1
  • J Gomez 1
  • V Moses 1
  • F Di Santo 1

West Ham

  • S Parker 5
  • F Piquionne 5
  • C Cole 5
  • D Ba 5
  • VN Obinna 3
  • R Keane 2
  • T Hitzlsperger 2
  • J Spector 1
  • J Tomkins 1
  • MT da Costa 1
  • J Stanislas 1
  • F Sears 1

Goals

Wigan

    • Total goals 95
    • Goals per game 36
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 6 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 7 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 5 (For) 7 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 5 (For) 7 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 10 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 6 (For) 10 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

West Ham

    • Total goals 100
    • Goals per game 41
  • 1 (For) 5 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 10 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 7 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 5 (For) 9 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 7 (For) 8 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 6 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • (For) 8 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 6 (For) 7 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 6 (For) 11 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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