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  • Date:02 Mar 2013
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:The DW Stadium
  • Attendance:20,804
  • Downing (1) Suarez (17)
    Suarez (33) Suarez (48)
Goal!

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91:39 +1.39

Shot from just outside the box by James McCarthy goes over the crossbar.

91:30 +1.30

A cross is delivered by Shaun Maloney, Jamie Carragher makes a clearance.

89:06

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Callum McManaman from the right by-line, Steven Gerrard manages to make a clearance.

87:17

Inswinging corner taken by Stewart Downing from the right by-line, Jordan Henderson takes a shot. Maynor Figueroa gets a block in.

86:44

Foul by Paul Scharner on Joe Allen, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Steven Gerrard.

86:03

The ball is crossed by Sanchez Jose Enrique.

84:06

Roger Espinoza concedes a free kick for a foul on Joe Allen. Free kick taken by Glen Johnson.

82:59

Arouna Kone concedes a free kick for a foul on Joe Allen. Jose Reina restarts play with the free kick.

82:16

A cross is delivered by Luis Suarez, Paul Scharner makes a clearance.

79:20

Effort on goal by Steven Gerrard from just inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.

77:55

Shaun Maloney takes a shot. Brilliant save by Jose Reina.

77:45

The ball is swung over by Callum McManaman.

75:42

Arouna Kone takes a shot. Blocked by Daniel Agger.

75:23

The ball is crossed by Shaun Maloney.

73:22

Stewart Downing fouled by Antolin Alcaraz, the ref awards a free kick. Steven Gerrard takes the indirect free kick.

71:46

Maynor Figueroa takes a long range shot clearing the bar.

69:42

Jordan Henderson is brought on as a substitute for Phillippe Coutinho.

66:25

Maynor Figueroa produces a cross, Shaun Maloney takes a shot. Save made by Jose Reina.

65:16

Leiva Lucas concedes a free kick for a foul on Shaun Maloney. Free kick crossed right-footed by Shaun Maloney from left channel, clearance made by Jamie Carragher.

64:12

Shaun Maloney gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joe Allen. Leiva Lucas takes the indirect free kick.

62:08

Arouna Kone decides to take a short corner.

60:37

Shaun Maloney fouled by Steven Gerrard, the ref awards a free kick. Jean Beausejour leaves the field to be replaced by Callum McManaman. Free kick taken by Emmerson Boyce.

59:46

Steven Gerrard produces a cross, Paul Scharner makes a clearance.

58:08

Foul by James McArthur on Phillippe Coutinho, free kick awarded. James McArthur is cautioned. Sanchez Jose Enrique restarts play with the free kick.

55:11

Foul by Arouna Kone on Joe Allen, free kick awarded. Indirect free kick taken by Sanchez Jose Enrique.

54:30

Centre by Jean Beausejour, Daniel Agger manages to make a clearance.

53:23

Joe Allen concedes a free kick for a foul on Jean Beausejour. Maynor Figueroa has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.

50:56

Roger Espinoza replaces Gary Caldwell. Antolin Alcaraz replaces Franco Di Santo.

48:13

Luis Suarez finds the net with a goal from inside the penalty box low into the middle of the goal. Wigan 0-4 Liverpool.The assist for the goal came from Glen Johnson.

47:00

James McCarthy delivers the ball, comfortable save by Jose Reina.

46:51 +1.51

Shaun Maloney fouled by Leiva Lucas, the ref awards a free kick. Booking for Leiva Lucas for unsporting behaviour. Jean Beausejour has an effort direct from the free kick, save by Jose Reina.

46:21

Shaun Maloney fouled by Joe Allen, the ref awards a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Gary Caldwell.

45:46 +0.46

Luis Suarez concedes a free kick for a foul on Franco Di Santo. Paul Scharner takes the free kick.

44:38

The official flags Luis Suarez offside. Indirect free kick taken by Gary Caldwell.

43:05

Joe Allen concedes a free kick for a foul on Shaun Maloney. Joe Allen is given a yellow card. James McArthur takes the indirect free kick.

39:15

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Gary Caldwell.

38:34

Phillippe Coutinho concedes a free kick for a foul on Arouna Kone. Free kick taken by James McArthur.

38:01

Luis Suarez takes a shot. Save by Ali Al Habsi.

36:42

Effort from a long way out by Maynor Figueroa goes wide of the left-hand upright.

36:02

Franco Di Santo takes a shot. Save by Jose Reina. Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Jean Beausejour from the left by-line, clearance made by Leiva Lucas.

34:03

Free kick awarded for a foul by Gary Caldwell on Phillippe Coutinho. Gary Caldwell is cautioned. Leiva Lucas takes the free kick.

31:51

Gary Caldwell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Luis Suarez. Luis Suarez hits the back of the net with a goal direct from the free kick from long distance to the bottom right corner of the goal. Wigan 0-3 Liverpool.

31:25

Free kick awarded for a foul by Franco Di Santo on Leiva Lucas. Free kick taken by Steven Gerrard.

30:43

The referee blows for offside against Luis Suarez. James McCarthy takes the free kick.

29:42

Franco Di Santo fouled by Leiva Lucas, the ref awards a free kick. Paul Scharner takes the direct free kick.

29:10

Franco Di Santo gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jose Reina. Jose Reina takes the free kick.

28:37

Shot from just outside the penalty area by James McCarthy misses to the left of the target.

28:25

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Jean Beausejour, Gary Caldwell takes a shot. Save made by Jose Reina.

27:30

Arouna Kone takes a shot. Blocked by Daniel Agger.

27:16

The ball is crossed by Emmerson Boyce.

24:45

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jamie Carragher on Arouna Kone. Free kick taken by Paul Scharner.

21:36

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Steven Gerrard, Paul Scharner makes a clearance.

20:29

Steven Gerrard takes a short corner.

20:05

Emmerson Boyce takes a shot. Save by Jose Reina.

19:10

Free kick awarded for a foul by Leiva Lucas on Shaun Maloney. Free kick crossed by Jean Beausejour, Daniel Agger makes a clearance.

17:06

A goal is scored by Luis Suarez from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Wigan 0-2 Liverpool.The assist for the goal came from Phillippe Coutinho.

15:17

Leiva Lucas concedes a free kick for a foul on Franco Di Santo. Gary Caldwell takes the indirect free kick.

15:00

Stewart Downing takes a shot. James McCarthy gets a block in.

12:10

Jean Beausejour fouled by Glen Johnson, the ref awards a free kick. Jean Beausejour restarts play with the free kick.

11:37

Stewart Downing challenges Jean Beausejour unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Maynor Figueroa.

10:35

Emmerson Boyce takes a shot. Save made by Jose Reina.

8:24

Joe Allen is ruled offside. Ali Al Habsi takes the free kick.

4:42

Leiva Lucas gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Shaun Maloney. Gary Caldwell restarts play with the free kick.

1:41

Stewart Downing scores a headed goal from close in. Wigan 0-1 Liverpool.Phillippe Coutinho provided the assist for the goal.

0:35

Emmerson Boyce sends in a cross, volleyed right-footed shot by Arouna Kone. Save by Jose Reina.

Match Preview

Alcaraz could return to starting XI Wigan defender Antolin Alcaraz could be back in contention to start against Liverpool in the Barclays Premier League. The Paraguay international played for the last seven minutes of last week's win at Reading after a six-month lay-off with a groin injury. Fellow defender Emmerson Boyce also came through his comeback from hamstring trouble unscathed and winger Ryo Miyaichi (ankle) is close to returning after three months out. Boss Roberto Martinez expects his players to take inspiration from the fans as they fight to beat relegation once again. Latics' crowds may be among the lowest in the Barclays Premier League but Martinez has regularly hailed their enthusiasm. This weekend supporters are planning to congregate en masse in the DW Stadium car park to cheer the team as they arrive for their game against Liverpool. They tried something similar before a game against West Brom last March as Wigan lay bottom of the table. Wigan played out a 1-1 draw with the Baggies that day but what followed was a remarkable upturn in form which carried them to safety. Martinez's men won seven of their last nine games - a run which started with victory over Liverpool and included further wins against Manchester United and Arsenal - to beat the drop. Martinez is planning to arrive at the ground half an hour earlier to make sure his players fully appreciate the fans' efforts this time. The Spaniard said: "This initiative was a turning point last season and I do hope this can change around the results we have had at home so far. "It is one of the many examples we have got of how much the fans get involved and how important they are in our preparations and what we do on the pitch. "The players were shocked to see a lot of fans waiting in the car park and after that they came in with a completely different mental approach. "They were very happy and they had that positive belief, knowing how important the game was going to be and the rest the season. "This is our eighth season in the Premier League and we have been fighting with everything to get into the ninth. "We are developing a strong structure underneath us and the fans are vital for that. "The fans, and the way they conduct themselves, are one of the reasons we have been able to be successful over the years." Martinez accepts his side do not boast the individual talents of Liverpool but that does not mean they cannot come out on top. He said: "We know we need to be at our best. "They are very creative and inventive in areas, they have got real pace and quality, they are well organised and press really well. They keep the ball extremely well. Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge is carrying a knock and will be assessed. With no game last weekend the Reds have had plenty of time to get over any niggling problems and centre-back Martin Skrtel is fit again after a knee injury, although he is likely to be on the bench. Forward Fabio Borini (shoulder) and defender Martin Kelly (knee) are the only two first-team players currently sidelined. Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers accepts the philosophies of Wigan boss Martinez gave him a helping hand in his own progress as a coach. The 40-year-old admits when he took over at Swansea, having been sacked at Reading seven months previously, he benefited from the groundwork done by the Spaniard. Even though there had been a year of Paulo Sousa's leadership in between at the Liberty Stadium the footprints of Martinez were still there and Rodgers was able to build on those foundations. It ultimately allowed him to get Swansea promoted to the Barclays Premier League and, on the back of that success, saw him installed at Anfield ahead of Martinez, who was the other leading candidate Fenway Sports Group had identified. The pair cross paths at the DW Stadium tomorrow - a place where Liverpool have not won since September 2007 despite the Latics' regular battles against relegation - where there will be a meeting of like-minded managers. "He did a terrific job at Swansea for the couple of years he was there, it made my job easier going in," said the Reds boss. "I could then work on other aspects. Every manager who comes in after someone you will always respect what he has done. "Certainly with me and Roberto, he did an excellent job there. I was there to move it on and hopefully move the club forward again."

Formation:343Manager: Roberto Martinez

Wigan

Formation: 433Manager: Brendan Rodgers

Liverpool

  • Ali Al Habsi
  • Paul Scharner
  • Gary Caldwell
  • Maynor Figueroa
  • Emmerson Boyce
  • James McCarthy
  • James McArthur
  • Jean Beausejour
  • Arouna Kone
  • Franco Di Santo
  • Shaun Maloney
  • SUBS
  • Joel Robles
  • Antolin Alcaraz
  • Angelo Henriquez
  • Jordi Gomez
  • Callum McManaman
  • Roger Espinoza
  • Ronnie Stam

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Match Report

Form Guide

    DLDDLW
  • Wigan
  • VS
  • Liverpool
  • LWDDLW

Last Meetings

  • Liverpool
  • 3 - 0
  • Wigan
  • 17/11/2012
  • Liverpool
  • 1 - 2
  • Wigan
  • 24/03/2012
  • Wigan
  • 0 - 0
  • Liverpool
  • 21/12/2011
  • Liverpool
  • 1 - 1
  • Wigan
  • 12/02/2011
  • Wigan
  • 1 - 1
  • Liverpool
  • 10/11/2010
  • Wigan
  • 1 - 0
  • Liverpool
  • 08/03/2010

Top Scorers

Wigan

  • A Kone 8
  • F Di Santo 5
  • S Maloney 3
  • J Gomez 3
  • E Boyce 2
  • IB Ramis 2
  • J McArthur 2
  • J McCarthy 2
  • G Caldwell 1
  • B Watson 1
  • M Figueroa 1
  • A Henriquez 1

Liverpool

  • L Suarez 18
  • S Gerrard 5
  • D Sturridge 3
  • D Agger 2
  • M Skrtel 2
  • SD Jose Enrique 2
  • J Henderson 2
  • R Sterling 2
  • S Downing 1
  • G Johnson 1
  • J Shelvey 1
  • P Coutinho 1

Goals

Wigan

    • Total goals 84
    • Goals per game 33
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 5 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • (For) 5 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 7 (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 7 (For) 6 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 10 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 5 (For) 7 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Liverpool

    • Total goals 100
    • Goals per game 49
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 6 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 8 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 5 (For) 6 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 8 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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