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  • Date:02 Oct 2010
  • Kick-off:12:45
  • Venue:The DW Stadium
  • Gomez (64) Rodallega (84)
Goal!

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93mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Christophe Berra on Ben Watson. Christophe Berra is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Ben Watson.

91mins

Hugo Rodallega takes a shot. Save by Marcus Hahnemann. Jordi Gomez takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the crossbar.

87mins

James McCarthy challenges Matthew Jarvis unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by George Elokobi.

87mins

James McCarthy challenges Matthew Jarvis unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by George Elokobi.

85mins

Hugo Rodallega grabs a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Wigan 2-0 Wolverhampton.The assist for the goal came from Charles N'Zogbia.

84mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Matthew Jarvis on James McCarthy. Franco Di Santo goes off and Ben Watson comes on. Direct free kick taken by Ali Al Habsi.

83mins

Shot by Ronnie Stam from just outside the area goes over the net.

82mins

Sylvan Ebanks-Blake on for Stephen Ward. David Edwards leaves the field to be replaced by Marcus Bent.

80mins

Kevin Doyle is ruled offside. Steve Gohouri takes the free kick.

78mins

Mohamed Diame takes a shot. Save made by Marcus Hahnemann.

77mins

Franco Di Santo takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Save by Marcus Hahnemann. Short corner worked by Charles N'Zogbia.

75mins

Charles N'Zogbia takes a shot. Save made by Marcus Hahnemann.

75mins

Franco Di Santo takes a shot. Jody Craddock gets a block in.

74mins

Hendry Thomas goes off and Mohamed Diame comes on.

66mins

Steve Gohouri challenges Matthew Jarvis unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Matthew Jarvis.

64mins

Unfair challenge on Charles N'Zogbia by Stephen Ward results in a free kick. Jordi Gomez finds the net with a goal direct from the free kick from just outside the box to the top left corner of the goal. Wigan 1-0 Wolverhampton.

63mins

Hugo Rodallega takes a shot. Save by Marcus Hahnemann.

62mins

Ronnie Stam delivers the ball, save by Marcus Hahnemann.

62mins

Charles N'Zogbia sends in a cross, James McCarthy takes a shot. Clearance by Jody Craddock.

59mins

Franco Di Santo is ruled offside. Ronnie Stam is brought on as a substitute for Maynor Figueroa. Indirect free kick taken by Marcus Hahnemann.

58mins

Charles N'Zogbia takes a shot. Jody Craddock gets a block in.

56mins

Kevin Doyle challenges James McCarthy unfairly and gives away a free kick. Emmerson Boyce takes the free kick.

54mins

Emmerson Boyce fouled by Kevin Doyle, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Emmerson Boyce.

53mins

Jordi Gomez takes a shot. Marcus Hahnemann makes a save.

53mins

Kevin Doyle is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Ali Al Habsi.

52mins

George Elokobi on for Steven Fletcher.

50mins

Effort on goal by James McCarthy from 20 yards. Save by Marcus Hahnemann.

50mins

Maynor Figueroa sends in a cross, clearance made by Christophe Berra.

49mins

Centre by Emmerson Boyce, blocked by Christophe Berra.

46mins

Franco Di Santo takes a shot. Save by Marcus Hahnemann. Franco Di Santo takes a shot. Save by Marcus Hahnemann.

45mins

Foul by Hendry Thomas on David Edwards, free kick awarded. Hendry Thomas shown a yellow card. Kevin Foley takes the free kick.

43mins

Franco Di Santo takes a shot. Jody Craddock gets a block in. Charles N'Zogbia takes the inswinging corner, David Edwards makes a clearance. Charles N'Zogbia produces a cross.

42mins

The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Marcus Hahnemann.

41mins

Unfair challenge on Franco Di Santo by Steven Fletcher results in a free kick. Steven Fletcher goes into the book. Ali Al Habsi restarts play with the free kick.

40mins

Inswinging corner taken by Matthew Jarvis from the left by-line played to the near post.

39mins

Hugo Rodallega produces a cross, Jody Craddock makes a clearance.

38mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Franco Di Santo on Kevin Doyle. Kevin Foley takes the direct free kick.

38mins

Centre by Maynor Figueroa.

36mins

Effort on goal by Hugo Rodallega from outside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.

34mins

Hendry Thomas takes a shot. David Edwards gets a block in. Corner taken right-footed by Hugo Rodallega from the left by-line, save by Marcus Hahnemann.

34mins

Franco Di Santo crosses the ball, David Edwards manages to make a clearance.

30mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kevin Doyle by Antolin Alcaraz. Matthew Jarvis crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing.

29mins

Charles N'Zogbia takes a shot.

28mins

Unfair challenge on Kevin Doyle by Hendry Thomas results in a free kick. Stephen Ward takes the free kick.

28mins

Kevin Foley delivers the ball, save made by Ali Al Habsi.

27mins

Matthew Jarvis takes the inswinging corner, clearance by James McCarthy.

26mins

Kevin Foley produces a cross, Emmerson Boyce makes a clearance. Matthew Jarvis takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Steve Gohouri.

21mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by James McCarthy on Michael Mancienne. Kevin Foley takes the direct free kick.

19mins

Unfair challenge on Kevin Doyle by Steve Gohouri results in a free kick. Strike on goal comes in from Steven Fletcher from the free kick.

18mins

The assistant referee signals for offside against Charles N'Zogbia. Marcus Hahnemann restarts play with the free kick.

16mins

Charles N'Zogbia takes a shot. Michael Mancienne gets a block in. Jordi Gomez has an effort at goal from 35 yards and missed to the right of the target.

15mins

Effort on goal by Maynor Figueroa from just outside the area goes harmlessly over the target.

14mins

Kevin Doyle challenges Maynor Figueroa unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ali Al Habsi takes the free kick.

11mins

Jordi Gomez fouled by Karl Henry, the ref awards a free kick. Karl Henry receives a red card. Hendry Thomas takes the direct free kick.

10mins

Stephen Ward fouled by Charles N'Zogbia, the ref awards a free kick. Karl Henry restarts play with the free kick.

6mins

Karl Henry concedes a free kick for a foul on James McCarthy. Emmerson Boyce takes the direct free kick.

5mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Kevin Doyle on James McCarthy. Free kick taken by Ali Al Habsi.

2mins

Stephen Ward crosses the ball, Unfair challenge on Antolin Alcaraz by Matthew Jarvis results in a free kick. Ali Al Habsi restarts play with the free kick.

1mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jordi Gomez by Steven Fletcher. Direct free kick taken by Antolin Alcaraz.

The match gets underway.

The match has reached half-time.

The referee gets the second half started.

The match has reached full-time.

Match Preview

Wigan manager Roberto Martinez insists Charles N'Zogbia is only concerned about helping the club climb the table and not about his own future.

The midfielder was on the verge of a move to Birmingham in the summer but it broke down, apparently over personal terms.

Speaking ahead of the match against Wolves, Martinez claimed N'Zogbia has put the past behind firmly behind him.

He said: "The moment the window closed I could see a completely different outlook regarding Charles' situation. The players saw exactly the same.

"He earned the respect of his team-mates and that is what is important. It is not about individuals, it is about the team. He has worked really hard to get back into the side.

"He is a good example of any footballer who has suffered from instability during the transfer window. That is something we should give him credit for."

Martinez went public this week on how concerned he was about tough tackling and how skilful players needed more protection.

But he has no qualms about facing Mick McCarthy's team, who have been branded in some quarters as being too physical.

Martinez said: "Sometimes you develop a reputation that is sometimes deserved and sometimes not. I do not think Wolves have a nasty streak at all.

"There have been two or three situations where they have been unfortunate with the challenges. Every club has a different style. Every club knows how to achieve their aims in the season.

"When you are a little bit physically strong you are risking getting the referee against you. That is a gamble. You could get hurt or get red cards.

"I think the reputation Wolves have is a little bit unfair. It is something that is going to level up in the course of the season."

Wigan striker Franco Di Santo could face Wolves despite suffering an ankle injury in the draw with Birmingham.

The Argentinian has made a quick recovery after being in some distress following a challenge by Birmingham midfielder Craig Gardner, which saw him sent off.

On-loan midfielder Tom Cleverley might also come into contention after he injured his knee in training.

Meanwhile, McCarthy believes Wolves' recent mini-slump should be put into perspective but admits "it's results that count".

Wolves will be looking to halt a run of three successive defeats when they visit Wigan.

It has led McCarthy to concede that his side's start to the campaign has been reduced "from good to average" but the former Republic of Ireland boss believes Wolves have performed creditably in leading at Fulham and Tottenham and levelling against Aston Villa before being beaten.

He said: "Three games ago it was looking a really good start, now it looks like being an average one.

"I think we have to put it into perspective, the teams we've lost against.

"One was a Europa League finalist (Fulham), another a Champions League team (Tottenham).

"Then we've faced a team who've finished sixth in the Premier League for the last three years (Aston Villa).

"So we haven't been playing any mugs, and we've played well against them - but it's results that count. We need to pick up some points.

"We've played well. It counts for nothing if we get no points after a while."

Wolves midfielder Adlene Guedioura will be sidelined for up to six months with the broken leg suffered against Villa.

But McCarthy has exonerated Villa midfielder Steve Sidwell, whose tackle on Guedioura led to the injury, from any blame.

He said: "I think Sidwell went for the ball and completely missed it.

"It wasn't a nice tackle but I don't think he went to kick Adlene.

"I think he went to get the ball and it was mistimed and he had only just come on the pitch.

"Sadly one of our lads has got a broken leg but I am not condemning Sidwell at all."

Formation:433Manager: Roberto Martinez

Wigan

Formation: 442Manager: Mick McCarthy

Wolverhampton

  • Ali Al Habsi
  • Emmerson Boyce
  • Steve Gohouri
  • Antolin Alcaraz
  • Maynor Figueroa
  • James McCarthy
  • Hendry Thomas
  • Jordi Gomez
  • Charles N'Zogbia
  • Franco Di Santo
  • Hugo Rodallega
  • SUBS
  • Chris Kirkland
  • Ben Watson
  • Mauro Boselli
  • Victor Moses
  • Steven Caldwell
  • Mohamed Diame
  • Ronnie Stam

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Match Report

Henry sees red Karl Henry was sent off as goals from Jordi Gomez and Hugo Rodallega lifted Wigan out of the bottom three and condemned Wolves to a 2-0 defeat. Gomez put the hosts ahead at the DW Stadium with a brilliant free-kick in the 65th minute and Rodallega deflected in a second five minutes from time. Wolves were up against it from the 11th minute, when captain Henry was sent off for a shocking challenge on Gomez, but it was the Wigan midfielder who had the last laugh. Neither side was able to take control in a scrappy opening, and Wigan found themselves temporarily without captain Antolin Alcaraz in only the seventh minute when he left the pitch to receive stitches in a head wound. The numbers were then evened up four minutes later, but Henry's exit was to be permanent following a reckless challenge on Gomez. Referee Lee Mason had no hesitation in brandishing a red card after the Wolves captain launched himself into a challenge on Gomez, catching the Spaniard on the shins. It was the last thing Henry needed, with the heat already on him and Wolves for a perceived over-physical style of play. Henry was criticised for a number of challenges on Newcastle's Joey Barton earlier in the season, while he was also the tackler when Fulham striker Bobby Zamora broke his leg. But neither the 27-year-old nor manager Mick McCarthy, who has been a staunch defender of his players amid the criticism, could have any complaints this time. Thankfully, and somewhat surprisingly, Gomez was able to continue after treatment, and, with Alcaraz also returning to the action, Wigan set about trying to make their numerical advantage count. However, if anything the sending-off merely exposed Wigan's lack of invention as they were restricted to a series of wayward shots from distance until just before half-time when Gomez could only deflect Charles N'Zogbia's cross past the far post with Marcus Hahnemann stranded. Within seconds of the restart, Wigan should have been ahead. At the end of an impressive move, Rodallega found space on the right of the area and passed to Franco Di Santo, who appeared to have the simple task of slotting the ball home from six yards. But the Argentinian scuffed his shot just enough to allow Hahnemann to get a hand to the ball, and the Wolves defence managed to clear. Wigan were certainly demonstrating more creativity in attack and, after a good run and cross from N'Zogbia down the left, James McCarthy fired a shot into Hahnemann's midriff. Wolves boss Mick McCarthy responded by bringing on defender George Elokobi for Fletcher but his plans went out of the window in the 65th minute. Dave Edwards pulled back N'Zogbia on the edge of the area and Gomez curled a superb free-kick into the top corner to give the hosts the lead. N'Zogbia, who had been the game's most influential player, created another shooting chance for himself on the right of the area but could not get enough power on his effort to trouble Hahnemann. Di Santo then nearly caught out the American with a superb dipping volley from 25 yards out, Hahnemann just managing to palm the ball behind for a corner. Mick McCarthy went for broke with eight minutes to go, bringing on strike duo Sylvan Ebanks-Blake and Marcus Bent for Edwards and Stephen Ward, but it was Wigan who sealed victory with a second goal five minutes from time. N'Zogbia played a precision through ball for Rodallega, and the Colombian was able to claim the goal after Christophe Berra guided an attempted clearance onto his foot and beyond Hahnemann. It was the first time Wigan had managed two goals in a league game this season, and it was more than enough to secure a precious three points.

Form Guide

    LLWDLD
  • Wigan
  • VS
  • Wolverhampton
  • WDDLLL

Last Meetings

  • Wolverhampton
  • 0 - 2
  • Wigan
  • 16/01/2010
  • Wigan
  • 0 - 1
  • Wolverhampton
  • 18/08/2009

Top Scorers

Wigan

  • AV Alcaraz 1
  • H Rodallega 1

Wolverhampton

  • S Ebanks-Blake 2
  • S Fletcher 2
  • J Van Damme 1
  • D Jones 1
  • M Jarvis 1

Goals

Wigan

    • Total goals 15
    • Goals per game 2
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Wolverhampton

    • Total goals 20
    • Goals per game 7
  • 1 (For) Period 0-10 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • (For) 4 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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