Wigan Athletic v Newcastle United: live

17 March 2013 04:50
Email Nick Pearce with the answer to this question: Should Alan Pardew keep his beard forever? Latest WIGAN 1 - NEWCASTLE 1 80 min Decent effort from Maloney lands on target but Elliot shuffles to his right to claim the goal-bound effort without breaking too much sweat. 79 min Perch mistimes his challenge on Beausejour and Wigan will have a handy free-kick to play with. Beausejour is substituted for Franco Di Santo before the kick. 78 min Here's one for all you Ameobi fans: Twitter: OptaJoe - 122 - Shola Ameobi has made more substitute appearances than any other player in Premier League history. Option. 77 min Marveaux dinks a ball across the box but there's so much on it that even a man with legs as long as Shola Ameobi cannot control it. Goal-kick. 76 min Santon, on the overlap out wide, collects a Marveaux pass and puts a tasty ball into the box. Cisse mistimes his run and it trickles away from the Newcastle dangerman. 75 min A stat that will make grim reading for certain Wigan-supporting readers of this liveblog: Twitter: OptaJoe - 16 - Wigan have now gone 16 Premier League home games without a clean sheet. Inevitable. 73 min Some Teletubbies in the away end are having a little boogie following that equaliser. Nervy times for Wigan as Newcastle sniff a winner. 72 min: GOAL! WIGAN 1 - NEWCASTLE 1 (Santon) Oh, lovely touch from Cisse! He pokes a long ball wide to Santon, who collects it, advances into the box and drills a low shot past Joel for a deserved equaliser. 69 min McArthur! He weaves his way through the Newcastle defence and tests Elliot with a decent, low effort. Corner. And it's Figueroa at the far post again! Goal-kick. 68 min Figueroa! He meets a corner at the far post, under little to no pressure, but misses the target. It seems inconsequential but that was a pretty good chance, you know. 66 min Gutierrez in the book for a foul. Maloney knew it was coming, Jonas knew it was coming and so did we all. But he couldn't resist sending the Wigan man tumbling with a tackle that you could probably classify as 'clumsy' and nothing more sinister. Shola Ameobi is on for Gouffran. 65 min Looks like Pardew is preparing to unleash Shola Ameobi on the final 25 minutes of the match. They're looking at a flipbook of tactics on the touchline. 64 min Marveaux breaks free and has Gouffran sprinting beyond him to the left. The pass is a poor one though, leaving Gouffran with far too much to do. He doesn't do it and fails to stop the ball going out for a goal-kick. 63 min Tiote the latest player to put a bit too much effort into a challenge. He escapes without a booking, though. 62 min Replacement McArthur sees some space open up ahead of him and he has a dip at goal. His effort takes a big deflection and loops out for a corner. 60 min Maloney advances towards the Newcastle goal with options to his left and right. He's so spoiled for choice that he ends up passing it to a Newcastle player. Waste for Wigan. 58 min McManaman substituted for McArthur by Wigan manager Roberto Martinez. The away fans hurl abuse at the departing Wigan midfielder, who looks just a little upset at what's unfolded today. 57 min Kone, with McManaman making a really good run on the overlap, lets fly from the edge of the area but the shot goes high and wide. 55 min Free-kick to Newcastle for a foul on Marveaux affords them a rare attacking opportunity, which Cisse uses (wastes?) to flash a shot high and wide of Joel's left post. Should have done better. 53 min Fellow injured Magpie Yohan Cabaye tweets some support: Twitter: yohan cabaye - All the best mate @MassadioHaidara.

Source: telegraph