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  • Date:06 Nov 2011
  • Kick-off:13:30
  • Venue:Molineux Stadium
  • Attendance:2,353
  • O'Hara (30) Edwards (54)
    Ward (65)
  • Watson (41)
    Watson (41)
Goal!

Live Commentary

93:08 +3.08

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Karl Henry by Emmerson Boyce. Direct free kick taken by Wayne Hennessey.

92:36 +2.36

Corner taken by Victor Moses from the right by-line, clearance by Karl Henry.

88:57

Short corner worked by Nenad Milijas.

88:05

Shot by Mohamed Diame from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.

86:25

Kevin Doyle challenges Antolin Alcaraz unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ali Al Habsi restarts play with the free kick.

85:44

The referee blows for offside against Conor Sammon. Indirect free kick taken by Wayne Hennessey.

84:58

Conor Sammon has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the target.

83:38

Unfair challenge on Victor Moses by Richard Stearman results in a free kick. Victor Moses delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, save made by Wayne Hennessey.

82:32

(Wolverhampton) makes a substitution, with Nenad Milijas coming on for Jamie O'Hara.

81:43

Corner from left by-line taken by Victor Moses.

81:01

Outswinging corner taken by Victor Moses from the right by-line, Steve Gohouri takes a shot. Save made by Wayne Hennessey.

80:39

Conor Sammon takes a shot. Save made by Wayne Hennessey.

79:25

Jamie O'Hara concedes a free kick for a foul on Maynor Figueroa. The referee shows Jamie O'Hara a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Free kick taken by Albert Crusat.

78:06

Stephen Hunt is shown a yellow card.

76:56

Hugo Rodallega goes off and Conor Sammon comes on. James McArthur joins the action as a substitute, replacing David Jones.

76:43

Shot from just outside the box by Hugo Rodallega misses to the right of the target.

75:42

Franco Di Santo takes a shot. Comfortable save by Wayne Hennessey.

74:27

Kevin Doyle challenges Mohamed Diame unfairly and gives away a free kick. Mohamed Diame restarts play with the free kick.

72:01

Franco Di Santo concedes a free kick for a foul on Karl Henry. Free kick taken by Wayne Hennessey.

71:36

Albert Crusat takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Wayne Hennessey makes a brilliant save.

70:56

Shot by Jamie O'Hara from 20 yards. Antolin Alcaraz gets a block in.

70:00

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Jamie O'Hara from the right by-line.

69:09

Antolin Alcaraz challenges Jamie O'Hara unfairly and gives away a free kick. The ball is swung over by Jamie O'Hara, Christophe Berra takes a shot. Save made by Ali Al Habsi.

68:17

The assistant referee signals for offside against David Edwards. Ali Al Habsi takes the indirect free kick.

66:05

Jamie O'Hara has an effort at goal. Save by Ali Al Habsi.

65:52

Shot by David Edwards. Maynor Figueroa gets a block in.

65:38

Stephen Ward grabs a goal from inside the area to the top right corner of the goal. Wolverhampton 3-1 Wigan.The assist for the goal came from Jamie O'Hara.

64:38

Direct free kick taken by Jamie O'Hara.

64:02

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Matthew Jarvis by Ben Watson. Albert Crusat comes on in place of Ben Watson.

62:58

Corner taken left-footed by David Jones, Stephen Ward makes a clearance.

62:48

Foul by Stephen Ward on Franco Di Santo, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Ben Watson.

59:09

Unfair challenge on Antolin Alcaraz by Jamie O'Hara results in a free kick. Antolin Alcaraz restarts play with the free kick.

57:31

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Steve Gohouri by Kevin Doyle. Steve Gohouri restarts play with the free kick.

57:18

Free kick awarded for a foul by Franco Di Santo on Roger Johnson. Direct free kick taken by Stephen Ward.

54:59

The ball is crossed by Karl Henry, drilled right-footed shot by Stephen Hunt. Save made by Ali Al Habsi. Jamie O'Hara takes a shot. Ali Al Habsi makes a fantastic save.

54:48

David Edwards finds the net with a goal from close range high into the middle of the goal. Wolverhampton 2-1 Wigan.The assist for the goal came from Jamie O'Hara.

51:54

Foul by Mohamed Diame on Karl Henry, free kick awarded. Wayne Hennessey restarts play with the free kick.

51:18

Free kick awarded for a foul by Hugo Rodallega on Richard Stearman. Direct free kick taken by Roger Johnson.

49:52

The referee blows for offside. Wayne Hennessey restarts play with the free kick.

48:17

Franco Di Santo produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the goal.

47:46

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jamie O'Hara by David Jones. Direct free kick taken by Jamie O'Hara.

46:42

Victor Moses produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the goal.

46:06 +1.06

Stephen Hunt has an effort at goal from 20 yards. Save by Ali Al Habsi.

45:07 +0.07

Corner taken by David Jones, Foul by Mohamed Diame on Christophe Berra, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Wayne Hennessey.

45:01

(Wolverhampton) makes a substitution, with Matthew Jarvis coming on for Adlene Guedioura.

43:35

Jamie O'Hara takes a shot from 25 yards. Fantastic save by Ali Al Habsi.

43:04

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Adlene Guedioura by Mohamed Diame. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Jamie O'Hara, Ali Al Habsi makes a save.

40:24

Stephen Hunt concedes a Penalty for a foul on Emmerson Boyce. A brilliant save by Wayne Hennessey from penalty by Ben Watson. Wolverhampton 1-1 Wigan.Ben Watson gets on the score sheet with a goal from close in to the bottom right corner of the goal. Wolverhampton 1-1 Wigan.

39:52

Foul by Stephen Ward on Victor Moses, free kick awarded. David Jones takes the free kick.

39:25

Antolin Alcaraz fouled by Adlene Guedioura, the ref awards a free kick. Antolin Alcaraz restarts play with the free kick.

34:55

Stephen Hunt is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Antolin Alcaraz.

33:02

Roger Johnson concedes a free kick for a foul on Franco Di Santo. Maynor Figueroa takes the direct free kick.

30:42

Jamie O'Hara grabs a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Wolverhampton 1-0 Wigan.Kevin Doyle provided the assist for the goal.

30:11

Effort from inside the area by Hugo Rodallega misses to the right of the target.

29:27

The official flags Hugo Rodallega offside. Wayne Hennessey takes the indirect free kick.

28:25

Unfair challenge on Stephen Ward by David Jones results in a free kick. Wayne Hennessey takes the free kick.

25:40

The referee shows Antolin Alcaraz a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

23:25

Drilled right-footed shot by Victor Moses. Roger Johnson gets a block in.

21:04

Hugo Rodallega takes a shot. Comfortable save by Wayne Hennessey.

20:06

Hugo Rodallega is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Wayne Hennessey.

16:17

Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by David Edwards misses to the right of the target.

11:42

The offside flag is raised against Franco Di Santo. Wayne Hennessey restarts play with the free kick.

11:29

Kevin Doyle is caught offside. Maynor Figueroa takes the direct free kick.

10:24

Richard Stearman fouled by Hugo Rodallega, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Roger Johnson.

9:30

The assistant referee signals for offside against Hugo Rodallega. Wayne Hennessey restarts play with the free kick.

8:02

The referee blows for offside against David Jones. Wayne Hennessey restarts play with the free kick.

7:42

David Jones takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Kevin Doyle.

5:43

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Karl Henry by David Jones. Jamie O'Hara takes the direct free kick.

4:49

Corner taken by Jamie O'Hara from the left by-line to the near post, Steve Gohouri makes a clearance.

4:28

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Jamie O'Hara from the right by-line, clearance made by Maynor Figueroa.

2:42

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Jamie O'Hara, clearance by Steve Gohouri.

2:26

David Edwards takes a shot. Ali Al Habsi makes a save.

Match Preview

Wolves wait on Fletcher Wolves manager Mick McCarthy will make a late fitness check on striker Steven Fletcher before finalising his plans for Sunday's Barclays Premier League clash with Wigan at Molineux. Three-goal leading scorer Fletcher has missed the last three games with a calf problem but returned to full training on Friday. McCarthy expects playmaker Jamie O'Hara (knee) and Stephen Hunt (back) to be fit after missing training during the early part of the week following the 3-1 reverse at Manchester City. Defender Richard Stearman has challenged Wolves to produce another "backs to the wall" performance to end their current slump. Wolves have collected only one point from a possible 21 since picking up seven from the opening three games of the campaign. Wigan have fared even worse with seven successive defeats and Stearman knows the importance of Wolves adding to their misery in the lunchtime meeting. He said: "In the past, when we've had our backs against the wall and people might have thought we were down and out, we've managed to pick up wins. "We did it against the big teams a lot last season and now we need to do it against a team around us in the table on Sunday. "Obviously we never want to be in that backs-to-the-wall situation. "But the way we have responded over the last two years shows the character, the belief and the confidence in our dressing room that we can perform at this level. "We've got to show that again." Stearman also is aware of Wolves needing to improve their poor record against the Latics in a battle of two sides who both ensured survival on the final day of last season. He said: "In previous years we've not performed too well against Wigan, certainly at home. "We've lost the last few games against them and that's something we need to rectify especially being at home. "They have managed to maintain their Premier League status for a long time now which is all credit to them, particularly without some of the investment that other clubs have. "Like us they managed to stay up on the last day of last season and are trying to improve but hopefully we can come out on top against them this time." Wigan manager Roberto Martinez is sweating on the fitness of Mohamed Diame. Scans have shown Diame suffered no major damage to his ankle following a tough challenge from Fulham's Steve Sidwell last week, but the Senegal midfielder will need late check. The Latics will be without skipper Gary Caldwell, who serves a one-match suspension after picking up five bookings this season.

Formation:4411Manager: Mick McCarthy

Wolverhampton

Formation: 4141Manager: Roberto Martinez

Wigan

  • Wayne Hennessey
  • Richard Stearman
  • Roger Johnson
  • Christophe Berra
  • Stephen Ward
  • David Edwards
  • Karl Henry
  • Adlene Guedioura
  • Stephen Hunt
  • Jamie O'Hara
  • Kevin Doyle
  • SUBS
  • Dorus De Vries
  • George Elokobi
  • Sylvan Ebanks-Blake
  • Steven Fletcher
  • Matthew Jarvis
  • Adam Hammill
  • Nenad Milijas

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Match Report

McCarthy boys turn heat up on Latics Wolves eased their relegation fears and increased those of Wigan as second half goals from David Edwards and Stephen Ward clinched a 3-1 victory in the Barclays Premier League clash at Molineux. Jamie O'Hara's opener for the home side was cancelled out by Ben Watson before the interval after Wayne Hennessey had saved his initial penalty. But Edwards and Ward secured Wolves' first win in nine games and doomed the bottom-placed Latics to an eight successive loss. Wigan were left to rue striker Hugo Rodallega spurning two gilt-edged chances in the first half. But Wolves visibly grew in confidence and they retained the support of the crowd in contrast to the abuse aimed at manager Mick McCarthy during the draw with Swansea two weeks ago. Wolves were the first to threaten to threaten and Edwards made a good run in behind lone striker Kevin Doyle and forced Ali Al Habsi to parry away to his left. The home side looked to have strong claims for a penalty after five minutes when Al Habsi appeared to catch the feet of Stephen Hunt as he took the ball past him. Hunt never went to ground and referee Lee Probert waved play on despite the protests of the Wolves players. Edwards again threatened danger when he got on the end of a Hunt centre but his header was directed just wide. An error by Wolves skipper Roger Johnson almost proved costly and it needed an important tackle from Christophe Berra to deny Di Santo. Mohamed Diame robbed Adlene Guedioura in possession and teed up Rodallega in space but he failed to make proper contact on his shot which did not test Wayne Hennessey. Antolin Alcaraz became the first player to be yellow carded after 26 minutes for a challenge on Doyle. Wolves had a let-off when Di Santo robbed Richard Stearman and his floated centre found Rodallega unmarked but, from eight yards out, he poked the ball wide. It was a costly let-off as 30 seconds later O'Hara put Wolves in front with his third goal in the last four games. Hennessey's clearance was flicked on by Guedioura to Doyle and his cross from the by-line was bundled over the line by O'Hara. But four minutes before half-time Ben Watson levelled for Wigan after Hunt brought down Emmerson Boyce inside the box. Hennessey saved Watson's spot-kick but the Latics player was able to convert the rebound. Wolves responded positively and Al Habsi held on to a Hunt effort with some discomfort. McCarthy made a half-time change with the out-of-form Guedioura making way for Matt Jarvis. Hennessey was relieved to see a low shot on the turn from Di Santo curl just past the post. Doyle sent a teasing low ball across the box although no-one was able to take advantage but after 55 minutes Edwards restored Wolves' lead. Henry jinked his way to the by-line before cutting the ball back into the six yard box. Al Habsi made a fine double save to deny Hunt and O'Hara at close range but Edwards lashed the loose ball into the net. Martinez made his first change after 63 minutes with Albert Crusat replacing goalscorer Watson. But two minutes later Ward doubled the home side's lead. Edwards and O'Hara had shots blocked from Jarvis' low centre but Ward made no mistake. Wolves were now oozing with confidence and Al Habsi produced a superb save to turn aside Berra's header from O'Hara's free-kick. But Wigan were still a threat on the break and Hennessey parried away a low drive by Crusat. Hennessey tipped a hooked shot from substitute Conor Sammon over the bar and then parried away a close-range header from Gohouri. O'Hara, who was booked for a challenge on Figueroa, limped out of the action to be replaced by Nenad Milijas. Diame spurned another chance for the Latics from 12 yards. end

Form Guide

    LLLLDL
  • Wolverhampton
  • VS
  • Wigan
  • LLLLLL

Last Meetings

  • Wolverhampton
  • 1 - 2
  • Wigan
  • 26/12/2010
  • Wigan
  • 2 - 0
  • Wolverhampton
  • 02/10/2010
  • Wolverhampton
  • 0 - 2
  • Wigan
  • 16/01/2010
  • Wigan
  • 0 - 1
  • Wolverhampton
  • 18/08/2009

Top Scorers

Wolverhampton

  • S Fletcher 3
  • K Doyle 2
  • J O'Hara 1
  • S Ward 1
  • M Jarvis 1

Wigan

  • F Di Santo 3
  • M Diame 2

Goals

Wolverhampton

    • Total goals 26
    • Goals per game 9
  • (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 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
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Wigan

    • Total goals 23
    • Goals per game 6
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • (For) 5 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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