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Wigan v Wolves live!

18 Aug 2009 19:04:00

Wigan v Wolves live!

// A bit of a hack but it works// The article snippet is wrapped onto a second line, even when #article-sub is emptyif( $("div#article-sub").children().length == 0 ) {$("div#article-sub").remove();} FULL-TIME. That's it - Wolves hold on for their first-ever Premier League away win. It is well deserved from McCarthy's hard-working side. Thanks for being with us tonight and stay with us for reaction. 90 (+3) N'Zogbia tries to get a cross in from the left but Stearman does well to hold him off and win a goal-kick. 90 (+2) Wigan take the free-kick and the ball falls to Scharner ten yards out on the far post but he blasts over when unmarked. Another good chance gone begging. 90 (+2) Edwards is booked for a challenge on Figueroa just inside Wolves' half. 90 (+1) Wolves press and keep good possession to run the clock down beofre Mancienne is dis-possessed on the edge of Wigan's box. 90 Four minutes of injury time are added on. 89 Wigan press but Wolves hold firm yet again and Jarvis clears. 88 Bramble crosses from the right but Craddock heads out in the box. Wigan press again and Sinclair heads just wide of Hennessey's left post after a cross from the left. Great chance! 87 Ward takes the free-kick but hits it out for a goal-kick. A waste. 86 Vokes goes down under a challenge from Bramble on the half-way line. The ref gives a free-kick for Wolves. 85 Wigan press again but Edwards clears from the right side of the Wolves' box. 83 Wigan take the free-kick but Craddock heads away in the box. Ward is back up on his feet. 82 Scotland crosses from the left and Rodallega gets a slight deflection before the ball goes out for a Wigan free-kick on the right after Ward clears but is penalised for his challenge on Melchiot. Ward is down injured but is now up on his feet. 81 Bramble makes a great tackle to dis-possess Vokes on the right edge of the box. 80 Vokes comes on for goalscorer Keogh for Wolves. 80 Wigan take the corner but Bramble heads wide at the far post. 79 Figueroa plays a great crossfield ball to Sinclair in the right corner. He crosses to Melchiot who plays the ball on to Rodallega whose shot at the near post is deflected wide for a Wigan corner on the right. 78 Lull. Neither team can keep possession in the middle of the park. Replays of Scotland's penalty shout show Henry gets his foot on the ball, although he tackles from behind. 76 Scotland turns 30 yards out and passes forward but the ball rolls through to Hennessey. 75 Scotland wins a throw in ten yards out on the left. Wigan take but Hennessey gathers. 74 Scotland goes down in the Wolves box but the ref waves play on. 74 N'Zogbia presses down the left flank but is dis-possessed by Stearman. 73 Wolves win a corner on the left. They take but Wigan eventually clear the danger. 72 Wigan take the free-kick from near the half-way line and the ball eventually falls to Scharner whose 35 yard shot is on target and is spilled by Hennessey who then gathers at the second attempt. 71 Stearman is booked for a challenge on N'Zogbia on the left flank. He takes N'Zogbia's legs and is rightly booked. 69 Surman crosses from the left and almost plays Edwards in on goal but Kirkland is out quickly to clear the danger. 68 Scotlan creates a shooting opportunity on the edge of the box to the left of goal but puts his shot wide of Hennessey's left post. 67 Surman crosses from the left. Bramble heads away in the box but it falls to Jones on the edge of the box. He has a free shot on goal but blasts well over. A great chance to double Wolves' lead. 65 Wigan are enjoying good possession but Mancienne intercepts a pass and clears for Wolves on the edge of the box. 64 Surman comes on for Halford for Wolves. 63 Sinclair crosses from the left and it takes a deflection off Stearman but the officials give a Wolves' goal kick, much to Wigan's disgust. 62 Wigan make a double substitution bringing on Scotland and Sinclair for Brown and Koumas. 61 Wigan hit a long ball forward for Koumas but he can not get on the end of it and the ball goes out for a goal kick. 59 Koumas takes the free-kick but Gomez blasts over from 15 yards out. 58 Wigan win a free-kick 30 yards out on the left after Jones fouls. 56 Keogh turns Bramble and then goes down under a challenge from the defender in the box. The ref gives the striker a yellow card but replays show it should have been a penalty. 55 Jones comes on for Milijas in the centre of Wolves' midfield. 54 Melchiot hits a deep cross from 35 yards out on the right but it is overhit and goes out for a throw in on the right. 53 Lull - no more chances as neither team can keep possession. 51 Thomas shoots from 35 yards but his effort is well wide and over. 50 Rodallega takes the free-kick. It is over the wall but straight at Hennessey who easily catches. 49 Koumas charges down Craddock and then wins a free-kick on the left edge of the box for Wigan. 48 Wigan have upped the tempo as they seek to get back into the game. Koumas puts in a swinging cross from the left but it is too deep and goes out for a goal kick. 47 Wigan take the corner but Wolves hold firm and clear up field. 46 Rodallega wins a corner on the right as he threatens Mancienne. 46 Wolves re-start the game. No subs at the break. Fancy a bet? Sky Bet now go 7/2 for a Wigan win, 2/1 the draw and 5/6 on for a Wolves victory. Wolves were all over Wigan at first - will they be made to pay for not getting more goals? Send your views to steve.pass@bskyb.com and I will post up the best comments throughout the evening. Wolves go in deservedly one up at half-time after dominating this half. Wigan had some pressure late on which Martinez will want to build on in the next period. See you soon for the second-half. 45 (+1) Henry tries a shot from 30 yards out but his effort is well wide. 45 One minute of time is added on. 45 Wigan win a throw in 20 yards out on the left. They take and feed the ball to Melchiot on the right but he passes back to the keeper under pressure. 45 Lull, no more chances as the game heads to half-time. 43 Wolves win a throw in 40 yards out on the left. They take and the ball falls to Edwards int he middle of the park. He lets one fly from 35 yards out but it is well over. 42 Koumas does well to force a throw in 20 yards out on the left. Wigan take, keep possession before Rodallega's cross from the right is cleared up field. 41 Wigan take the corner but Wolves clear upfield. 40 It is all Wigan at the moment and they cross from the left which Hennessey drops at the far post and Rodallega wins a corner on the right. 39 N'Zogbia is played one on one with the keeper and runs into the box where he shoots but Hennessey saves to his right. Great save! 38 Wigan take the second corner and Bramble has a free-header from 10 yards in front of goal but heads wide of the left post. 38 Wigan take the corner and win another on the left again. 37 Rodallega shoots from the right edge of the box but Ward blocks for a corner on the left. 36 Gomes tries a long-range effort but Hennessey is down well to his left to save. 35 Koumas goes past Stearman to get to the left byline before crossing. But his cross is blocked at the near post and Wolves clear up field. 34 Halford takes the throw in and the ball eventually falls to Jarvis on the left and he crosses to the right where Halford lets one fly from 25 yards but it is well over. 33 Wolves take the throw in but Milijas' cross is kick out for another throw in 10 yards out on the left. 32 Figueroa concedes a free-kick 35 yards out on the right for a foul on Halford. Halford takes but Wigan put the ball out for a throw in 10 yards out on the left. 31 Thomas takes the free-kick from in front of goal but his effort lacks power and Hennessey gathers the rolling ball. 30 Koumas cuts in from the left and passes to Gomez 30 yards out but Henry fouls for a Wigan free-kick in a dangerous position. 29 Gomez tries to shoot from the edge of the box in front of goal but Henry stretches well to block and Wolves clear. Great defending. 28 Edwards crosses from 30 yards out on the right but Bramble chests the ball back to Kirkland. 26 Keogh almost gets past Scharner on the right but fouls the defender for a free kick to Wigan on the edge of the box. 25 Lull. Neither team can keep possession as the game is scrappy in the middle. 24 Wigan enjoy possession before Rodallega is dis-possessed near the Wolves' box and the visitors press up field. 22 Wolves are all over Wigan at the moment and win another throw in 20 yards out on the right. Halford takes and the ball falls to Keogh in the box but he is given off-side as he attempts to pass back. 21 Wolves win a free-kick on the right, just inside Wigan's half. They take but Bramble heads out in the box. Wolves come again before the ball is played back to Hennessey. 20 Lull. Neither team can keep possession. 18 Wolves win another corner on the left. The ball is flicked on in the middle to Craddock at the far post but he can not get a powerful shot off from eight yards and Kirkland saves to his right. Again, another good chance gone begging. 17 Wigan win a free-kick 30 yards out on the right. N'Zogbia takes into Gomez in the box. The Wolves defence step out and Gomez heads into the net from eight yards but the ref blows for off-side. 16 Wolves take the corner. Keogh flicks on in the box to Halford at the far post. He is unmarked but shoots well over from six yards when he should have done better. A great chance! 15 Jarvis wins a corner from Melchiot on the left after being released by Keogh. Great covering tackle by Melchiot. 15 Halford takes the long throw but Wigan hold firm and clear the ball upfield. 14 Milijas takes the corner and wins a throw in 5 yards out on the left. 13 Ward wins a corner on the left after he is tackled by N'Zogbia. 12 Lull. Neither team can keep possession as the game is being played at a high tempo. 10 Wigan take the second free-kick but Wolves win possession. But then Milijas gives the ball away and Koumas is released down the left flank. He cuts into the box but shoots well wide of Hennessey's left post. 9 Rodallega wins a free-kick to take the pressure of Wigan. They take and keep possession before Figueroa wins a free-kick on the halfway win. 8 Wolves are pressing again but Brown clears a cross from the right in the box as Keogh presses. 6 GOAL - KEOGH! Wolves win a free-kick 35 yards out on the left. Milijas takes into the box where Keogh rises unmarked 15 yards out in front of goal to nod home off Kirkland's left upright. Good header but soft goal to concede. 5 Wolves kick the ball forward. It falls to Keogh who shoots from the left edge of the box. It is a superb curling effort and hits the left post before bouncing out to safety. Great effort. 4 N'Zogbia is played through the middle but Ward tracks back and dis-possesses him, playing the ball back to the keeper from 35 yards. Good defending. 2 Koumas wins a free-kick near the left byline. Wigan take the kick but Hennessey punches out of the box before Gomez shoots from 20 yards but blasts well over. 1 Wigan get the game underway. Fancy a bet? Sky Bet go 4/6 on for a Wigan win, 13/5 the draw and 9/2 for a Wolves victory. I'm going for a repeat of Saturday's win for Wigan - 2-0 with Rodallega to score first, which pays a handsome 25/1! What are your predictions for tonight? E-mail steve.pass@bskyb.com and I will post up the best comments. Referee - Mike Jones (Cheshire) Teams - Wolverhampton: Hennessey, Stearman, Craddock, Mancienne, Stephen Ward, Halford, Edwards, Henry, Milijas, Jarvis, Keogh. Subs: Hahnemann, Elokobi, Surman, David Jones, Vokes, Zubar, Spray. Teams - Wigan: Kirkland, Melchiot, Scharner, Bramble, Figueroa, N'Zogbia, Thomas, Brown, Koumas, Gomez, Rodallega. Subs: Pollitt, Edman, Watson, Scotland, Sinclair, Boyce, King. Welcome to the DW Stadium where Roberto Martinez's Wigan entertain Mick McCarthy's Wolves. Can Wigan build on their fantastic win at Villa, or will Wolves post their first points of the campaign? Please e-mail your views / predictions of tonight's game to steve.pass@bskyb.com and I will post up the best comments throughout the evening.


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