Sunday March 16, 2008 Day 30 Finished DW Stadium

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  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Wigan Athletic
    • Bolton Wanderers
    • 90+2' There's the final whistle! It's all over! That's a massive win for Wigan.
    • 90' Long throw by Campo into the box, it's flicked on toward Davies at the back post, and EDMAN HEADS OFF THE LINE!!! It's headed back in, hits EDMAN ON THE ARM...BUT THE REFEREE GIVES IT THE OTHER WAY!!! Rasiak was ajudged to have pushed the Swedish defender.
    • 86' Davies sends Nolan in behind the defence with a deft pass, but the big midfielder is narrowly ajudged offside.
    • 83' Emile Heskey is doing sterling work for Wigan holding the ball up in attack.
    • 82' Wigan seem to have control of the game again. The play is all in the Bolton half at the moment.
    • 80' Kilbane steps up...and hoofs the ball straight into the stands. Awful.
    • 79' McCann is booked for hacking down Melchiot 25 yards from goal. Decent chance here for Wigan.
    • 71' Heskey now sends a header just wide from 18 yards.
    • 67' Handball on the line from Michael Brown....NOT GIVEN!!! It was Nolan who got himself onto the end of a corner at the back post!!! Bolton are fuming!!! Nolan is doing his nut!
    • 66' Kilbane swings a corner into the Bolton area, though that is overhit and goes straight across and out the other side.
    • 62' A long ball into the Wigan area is headed down by Nolan at the back post, it falls for Taylor, but he can't get his shot away cleanly.
    • 60' An early change for Wigan in the second halg. Kilbane is on for King.
    • 57' Another penalty shout goes up from Bolton as Scharner deflects the ball into the arm of Boyce from a corner. To be fair to the defender, he didn't know much about it.
    • 55' The tempo has somewhat gone out of the game over the last few minutes. The game is increasingly being played in Wigan's half.
    • 47' It halls for Kevin Nolan after flick-ons from Davies and Rasiak - he has only Kirkland to beat...but he hits his volley straight at the big 'keeper.
    • 46' We're underway in the second half.
    • 45+2' There's the half-time whistle
    • 45+2' Ivan Campo has just lashed out at Michael Brown! Brown brought Campo down, then the Spaniard put his studs into Brown as he ran past. He was lucky not to be sent off there.
    • 45+1' Melchiot strides forward and is tripped, but the referee waves play on as the ball rolls to King. He tries his luck from outside the area, but his shot is well blocked.
    • 44' Davies lays it off for Diouf, he swings a fine ball in towards Rasiak, who holds off Melchiot and draws a decent save from Kirkland! A real chance there for Bolton.
    • 43' Palacios has just upended Diouf in rather unceremonious fashion on the toucline. He is duly booked.
    • 42' It appears I spoke too soon. Cohen is off, with a rather ugly-looking black eye, and Grzegorz Rasiak is on in his place.
    • 42 Tamir Cohen is receiving treatment from the physio now after a clash of heads with Erik Edman. He should be okay to resume.
    • 40' Now El-Hadji Diouf has the ball in the back of the net for Bolton, but the whistle has gone! The referee ajudged Diouf to have handled it before he sidefooted home.
    • 37' Huge shouts for a penalty go up in the Wigan area, but they're wavged away. The ball struck Emerson Boyce's arm, but he didn't know much about it.
    • 34' Heskey puts ten-man Wigan 1-0 up!!!! He volleys Melchiot's long throw straight in!!
    • 33' Valencia with another decent cross into the Bolton area, Heskey causes problems, and King sees a volley deflected wide. The corner is swung in towards Scharner at the far post, and it's cleared off the line!!!
    • 31' Gretar Steinsson swings in a decent ball for Diouf, he heads towards goal, and Kirkland watches it just past the post.
    • 29' Andy O'Brien concedes the next corner rather unnecessarily. The ball comes out to Palacios, and he drives in a low shot that Al-Habsi tips just wide.
    • 26' Gary Cahill gets in front of heskey to clear a Melchiot cross, but it goes behind for a corner. Valencia swings it in...but Bolton scramble it clear somewhat clumsily.
    • 23' El-Hadji Diouf throws a toddler-like tantrum after a debatable handball decision goes against him, and is promptly booked! Cue huge cheers from the Wigan fans.
    • 21' Well, Wigan may be a man down, but you wouldn't know it. It's still fairly even so far.
    • 20' Valencia flights a fine ball towards the back post for Heskey, he climbs above his markers, and heads just wide of the post!! Best chance of the game so far.
    • 17' Ivan Campo swings a free-kick into the Wigan area, Cohen climbs well and beats Kirkland to the ball, it drops to Diouf, but Kirkland saves well this time and holds onto the ball.
    • 14' Heskey wins Wigan a free-kick on the right off Gardner. Melchiot swings it in, but Al-Habsi claims comfortably. That one had too much air.
    • 12' King is having to help out in midfield now for Wigan, and get forward to suppport Heskey as quickly as posible when they are in possession.
    • 10' A long ball from Kirkland is flicked on by HEskey, it drops for Valencia, he looks to shoot from a tight angle, but Cahill and then Gardner make the blocks!
    • 5' That seemed a little harsh, though we may have to get used to referees taking a much harder line on these sort of tackles in future. Steve Bruce, needless to say, is livid.
    • 4' A red card already!!!! Jason Koumas is off!!! The Welshman catches Cahill late, and is given his marching orders. Cahill beat him to the ball, and his studs caught Cahill on the ankle, though with no great force.
    • 3' The pitch is a little bare and bobbly in patches. It certainly doesn't lend itself to free-flowing, passing football.
    • 2' Spotter's badge: Sir Alex Ferguson is in the crowd today.
    • 1' Gary Cahill wallops the ball straight into Emile Heskey's face from point blank range after just 30 seconds. Ouch. The big striker is receiving treatment from the physio.
    • 1' Bolton get the game underway.
    • 14:50 We're almost ready to go at the JJB. A real relegation 6-pointer today.
    • 14:30 Welcome to eurosport.yahoo.com's live text coverage of Wigan v Bolton from the JJB Stadium.
  • Summary

    • 90' Long throw by Campo into the box, it's flicked on toward Davies at the back post, and EDMAN HEADS OFF THE LINE!!! It's headed back in, hits EDMAN ON THE ARM...BUT THE REFEREE GIVES IT THE OTHER WAY!!! Rasiak was ajudged to have pushed the Swedish defender.
    • 67' Handball on the line from Michael Brown....NOT GIVEN!!! It was Nolan who got himself onto the end of a corner at the back post!!! Bolton are fuming!!! Nolan is doing his nut!
    • 47' It halls for Kevin Nolan after flick-ons from Davies and Rasiak - he has only Kirkland to beat...but he hits his volley straight at the big 'keeper.
    • 40' Now El-Hadji Diouf has the ball in the back of the net for Bolton, but the whistle has gone! The referee ajudged Diouf to have handled it before he sidefooted home.
    • 37' Huge shouts for a penalty go up in the Wigan area, but they're wavged away. The ball struck Emerson Boyce's arm, but he didn't know much about it.
    • 34' Heskey puts ten-man Wigan 1-0 up!!!! He volleys Melchiot's long throw straight in!!
    • 20' Valencia flights a fine ball towards the back post for Heskey, he climbs above his markers, and heads just wide of the post!! Best chance of the game so far.
    • 10' A long ball from Kirkland is flicked on by HEskey, it drops for Valencia, he looks to shoot from a tight angle, but Cahill and then Gardner make the blocks!
    • 4' A red card already!!!! Jason Koumas is off!!! The Welshman catches Cahill late, and is given his marching orders. Cahill beat him to the ball, and his studs caught Cahill on the ankle, though with no great force.

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Line-up

    Live Team Line-Up

    • Starting line-up

      • C. Kirkland
      • M. Melchiot
      • E. Boyce
      • P. Scharner
      • E. Edman
      • W. Palacios Yellow Card Substitution Out (89′)
      • M. Brown
      • A. Valencia
      • J. Koumas Red Card
      • M. King Substitution Out (60′)
      • E. Heskey Goal

      Subs

      • A. Sibierski
      • K. Kilbane Substitution In60′
      • T. Bramble
      • M. Pollitt
      • R. Taylor
    • Starting line-up

      • A. Al Habsi
      • G. Steinsson
      • G. Cahill Substitution Out (68′)
      • A. O'Brien
      • R. Gardner Yellow Card
      • K. Nolan
      • T. Cohen Substitution Out (42′)
      • E. Diouf
      • I. Campo
      • M. Taylor
      • K. Davies

      Subs

      • G. McCann Substitution In68′ Yellow Card
      • I. Walker
      • G. Rasiak Substitution In42′
      • J. O'Brien Substitution In45′
      • A. Méité
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