Email Nick Pearce
with the answer to this question: Should Alan Pardew keep his beard forever?
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.
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
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
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
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.