Monday March 8, 2010 29th Day Finished DW Stadium

Wigan Athletic 1 - 0 Liverpool

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  1. Rodallega downs dire Liverpool

    Rodallega downs dire Liverpool

    Hugo Rodallega put a huge dent in Liverpool's hopes of securing a top-four Premier League finish after a 1-0 win for Wigan at the DW Stadium More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Wigan Athletic
    • Liverpool
    • 90+5' The full-time whistle goes at the DW Stadium, and Wigan have clinched a 1-0 victory to dent Liverpool's hopes of a top-four finish in the Premier League! Hugo Rodallega is the hero after his 35th-minute winner!
    • 90+4' Moses cuts inside superbly as he beats Johnson out on the Wigan left, but his hopeful shot goes high and wide.
    • 90+3' Benitez looks incredibly agitated and anxious on the touchline as his side fail to get the ball back off Wigan.
    • 90+2' Bramble brings the ball out of defence superbly for Wigan before N'Zogbia wins a corner out on the right.
    • 90+1' Aquilani drifts a hopeful cross to the back post which Caldwell clears, and that was pretty poor.
    • 90' Five minutes will be added at the end of this second half as Wigan look to close out what would be a hard-fought victory.
    • 89' Boyce concedes a throw in deep inside the Wigan half, but Babel cannot make anything of the position as Caldwell clears.
    • 88' N'Zogbia keeps the ball down the right for Wigan before Scharner loses it in a forward position for the hosts.
    • 87' Rodallega limps off gingerly as Jason Scotland makes a late appearance to replace the goalscorer!
    • 86' McCarthy does incredibly well to keep the ball down the right for Wigan as Aquilani and Insua waste a good minute trying to win it back.
    • 85' Rodallega surges forward at pace before he lashes a wild shot over the bar - the striker looks very dangerous still!
    • 84' Ryan Babel comes on for Liverpool as Benitez searches desperately for an answer to his problems. Kuyt trudges off as the forward makes way.
    • 83' Diame has been immense today for Wigan, but his evening is ended as Hendry Thomas replaces him.
    • 82' Gerrard is booked for a late lunge on McCarthy, and the Liverpool players are getting incredibly frustrated now.
    • 81' Bramble barges Gerrard off the ball fairly, and the defender's strength leaves Liverpool short again.
    • 80' Rodallega and N'Zogbia combine in attack once more as Carragher has to dive full stretch to break up the play.
    • 79' Boyce does superbly to dispossess Torres and take the ball out of defence before the Spaniard takes him out and is rightly booked!
    • 78' Gerrard brings the ball down the right with purpose, but Liverpool's attack again peters out.
    • 77' Kuyt creates space down the right with a neat turn inside of Figueroa, but the defender recovers brilliantly.
    • 76' Rodallega holds the ball up superbly for Wigan as Kirkland lumps a huge kick upfield to the forward.
    • 75' Torres squanders yet another opportunity as he hangs out his right foot to volley Rodriguez's cross into the ground, and with Kirkland wrong-footed, the ball drifts narrowly wide of the far post!
    • 73' N'Zogbia continues to cause havoc as he beats Reina to the ball and slides across a deep delivery, but Scharner cannot quite turn the ball home at the back post!
    • 72' Mascherano links up with Aquilani in midfield, but it is all too pedestrian from the visitors.
    • 71' N'Zogbia presses high up the field to challenge Insua, and the Argentine looks pretty unsure of himself at left-back.
    • 70' Aquilani comes on to replace Benayoun, and the Liverpool fans are not overly impressed with that call.
    • 69' Benayoun looks set to be taken off as he whips over two successive corners from out on the left, which come to nothing.
    • 68' Bramble clears away for a corner as the defender adopts a safety-first approach at the back.
    • 67' Victor Moses comes on to replace Moreno, and Martinez injects some fresh legs to shake things up a touch.
    • 65' Gerrard wastes the corner as Wigan can clear comfortably, and Rodallega brings the ball out of defence once more.
    • 64' Figueroa concedes a corner under pressure from Maxi, and the ball runs out of play for Gerrard to take the set-piece.
    • 63' Boyce lashes a speculative volley narrowly wide of Reina's far post, and that was a decent effort from the defender.
    • 61' Kuyt continues to look incredibly frustrated as he charges up and down the right wing for Liverpool to no avail.
    • 60' Insua and Carragher exchange passes at the back for Liverpool, but the visitors look devoid of inspiration or creativity.
    • 59' Liverpool break through Johnson down the right, but Figueroa makes a superb challenge to turn defence into attack.
    • 57' Carragher dallies in the Liverpool box with Moreno lurking, and that is poor defending as a corner is conceded.
    • 56' Carragher reads a long ball by McCarthy superbly to head back to Reina and ensure that no contact is made by Moreno.
    • 55' On comes Glen Johnson for his first appearance since December, and Lucas is the man to make way as Mascherano is pushed into midfield!
    • 53' Lucas is sent sprawling by Diame, and that is a definite booking for the midfielder.
    • 52' Moreno and Boyce exchange passes effectively down the right to test Insua, but the Argentine finally clears.
    • 51' Wigan pass the ball around patiently in their half, but have yet to find the intensity they showed in the first period.
    • 50' Benitez looks pensive with his legs crossed in the Liverpool dugout, and his side are not showing enough composure.
    • 49' Benayoun dallies in front of goal after a slick one-two with Gerrard, and he really should have tested Kirkland there.
    • 47' Insua finds Rodriguez, but his cut back to Torres is blazed over the bar by the Spaniard!
    • 46' The second half is underway at the DW Stadium, and Liverpool have it all to do - how will they respond?
    • 45+3' The half-time whistle goes at the DW Stadium, and Wigan lead 1-0 courtesy of Hugo Rodallega's 35th-minute strike, and Liverpool are set for a rollicking from Rafael Benitez!
    • 45+2' Figueroa and Rodallega combine down the left for Wigan, but Rodriguez is defending well for Liverpool to complement his attacking play.
    • 45+1' Kuyt epitomises the Liverpool side with a frustrated kick at thin air after losing the ball once more.
    • 45' Three minutes will be added at the end of this first half, and Torres is ruled offside from Lucas's through ball.
    • 44' Rodallega is harshly penalised for a 50-50 challenge with Mascherano, and Liverpool are afforded some breathing space.
    • 43' Rodriguez gets to the byline down the right wing and dinks over a pinpoint delivery, but Torres heads over the bar from inside the box - a glorious chance!
    • 42' Benayoun loses the ball to Diame, who plays a raking pass out to Rodallega on the left wing, but he is crowded out.
    • 41' Insua makes a cynical foul on McCarthy, who streaks clear at pace, and only the fact that he is already on a booking spares a card being shown!
    • 40' Bramble horribly mistimes a challenge on Torres out on the left, and that is a blatant yellow card!
    • 39' Another robust tackle from McCarthy regains the ball for the hosts, but Scharner fouls Kuyt and Liverpool have possession.
    • 38' McCarthy makes another sturdy challenge to dispossess Gerrard, and the young Irishman is not remotely fazed by the opposition.
    • 37' Torres jinks down the right before he slips over on the ball and Figueroa is able to break clear.
    • 35' GOAL!!!! RODALLEGA OPENS THE SCORING! Kuyt gives the ball away to Diame, who dinks over a delightful cross with the outside of his boot, and Rodallega steals in to stab his shot beyond Reina from close range!
    • 35' McCarthy finds N'Zogbia, but his cross is poor on this occasion and Carragher heads away for a corner.
    • 34' Kyrgiakos clatters into the back of McCarthy, and the Greek is given a deserved yellow card for that infringement.
    • 33' Diame lumps a long ball out of play, and the quality is not too high in this first half, from either side.
    • 32' Gary Caldwell stands his ground impressively to make Torres look very impotent out on the Wigan right, and the defender showed a good temperament there.
    • 31' Gerrard is not having the best of evenings so far, and the Liverpool skipper slices a regulation pass out of play - very poor.
    • 30' McCarthy does superbly to beat Gerrard to a loose ball in midfield and keep possession for the hosts under pressure.
    • 29' Lucas is booked for a cynical trip on Bramble as the defender powers forward into the Liverpool half. Was that really necessary?!
    • 28' McCarthy finds N'Zogbia out on the Wigan right, but the winger loses out to Insua on this occasion.
    • 27' Benayoun jinks his way to the byline on the right and cuts back a precise ball to Gerrard but, after Kirkland goes to ground, the Liverpool skipper skews his shot wide!
    • 26' Boyce and Bramble continue to dominate proceedings in the Wigan half, and Torres has struggled for any service.
    • 25' Liverpool stroke the ball around patiently in their half as Wigan back off, but Torres then lumps over a poor ball which runs straight through to Kirkland
    • 24' Bramble defends stoutly to dispossess Rodriguez on the edge of the Wigan box, and that was impeccably timed.
    • 23' Mascherano comes inside after trapping a raking pass from Reina, and the Argentine launches another attack.
    • 22' Carragher berates Insua for a sloppy piece of defending out on the left, but his team-mate clears upfield.
    • 21' Insua clatters Rodallega from behind on halfway, and that was entirely reckless and unnecessary - the left-back is booked!
    • 20' Rodriguez breaks at pace for Liverpool, but Bramble tracks the Argentine all the way.
    • 19' Rodallega wins a dangerous free-kick on the edge of the Liverpool penalty area with an incisive run, but he curls it over the bar!
    • 18' Brilliant play from N'Zogbia! The winger beats Insua and dinks a neat ball back, but Moreno cannot meet it in time as Carragher intervenes.
    • 17' Boyce is a commanding presence in the Wigan box as Gerrard's corner from the right is hammered away to safety.
    • 16' Kyrgiakos wins a powerful header which clears the danger as Wigan continue to pile on the pressure.
    • 15' Rodallega dallies when put through by Diame, and his pass to Moreno goes awry as the move peters out.
    • 14' Moreno comes agonisingly close from surely opening the scoring! N'Zogbia forces his way down the right and whips over a testing cross, but the forward cannot quite make contact from close range!
    • 13' Great defending from Carragher! McCarthy hurtles into the Liverpool box at pace, but the defender sweeps across to clear in the nick of time!
    • 12' Wigan enjoy a good spell of possession down their right as N'Zogbia swaps flanks and links up with McCarthy and Rodallega.
    • 11' N'Zogbia breaks at pace for Wigan before sliding a ball through to Rodallega, but Carragher alleviates the danger.
    • 10' Rodallega defends for Wigan down the hosts' left, and Liverpool win a second corner which Gerrard can whip over.
    • 9' TORRES HITS THE POST! Gerrard whips over a very deep corner with Kyrgiakos getting a faint touch on the ball as it comes over to Torres at the back post, but the striker's fierce volley cannons off the outside of the woodwork!
    • 8' Bramble defends stoutly to deny Torres out on the Wigan left with Figueroa out of position - great marking.
    • 7' Scharner clears under pressure from Maxi Rodriguez, and Wigan are kept firmly under the cosh in the opening few minutes.
    • 6' Charles N'Zogbia runs at Mascherano for the first time this evening, and the winger is expected to give the right-back problems.
    • 5' Mascherano scampers down the right and drives across a low delivery, but Gerrard cannot quite latch on to it.
    • 4' Bramble wins a towering header at the back as Wigan clear the danger deep inside their own half.
    • 3' Liverpool stroke the ball around with ease, before Torres is ruled offside from Kyrgiakos's through ball.
    • 2' Caldwell clatters through the back of Torres, but he wins the ball superbly as Liverpool enjoy some good territory early on.
    • 1' The first half gets underway at a sparsely-populated DW Stadium, and Liverpool kick us off.
    • - Wigan make two changes from the defeat at Birmingham, with Charles N'Zogbia and Paul Scharner passing late fitness tests, while Emmerson Boyce and Marcelo Moreno replace Mario Melchiot and Hendry Thomas.
    • - Daniel Agger is confined to the bench after sustaining a knee injury at Blackburn along with the returning Glen Johnson as Kyrgiakos is handed a starting berth in the centre of defence.
    • - The teams are in at the DW Stadium! Glen Johnson has to settle for a spot on the Liverpool bench, while Javier Mascherano looks set to line up at right back!
    • - Wigan: Kirkland, Boyce, Caldwell, Bramble, Figueroa, Diame, McCarthy, N'Zogbia, Scharner, Rodallega, Moreno. Subs: Stojkovic, Amaya, Thomas, Scotland, Moses, Gomez, Sinclair
    • - Liverpool: Reina, Mascherano, Carragher, Kyrgiakos, Insua, Lucas, Gerrard, Maxi, Kuyt, Benayoun, Torres. Subs: Cavalieri, Johnson, Aquilani, Agger, Riera, Babel, Ngog
    • - Jaketg9719 predicts that Liverpool will prevail 4-0 courtesy of goals from Kuyt, Gerrard, Benayoun and Torres. What do you think the score will be? Post your shouts below! You can also bet on this match by clicking here!
    • - It's time for some match facts and stats!
    • - Wigan and Liverpool have met 11 times in all competitions with the Reds coming out on top nine times and the other two matches ending as draws. Liverpool have scored one goal in their last two visits to the DW Stadium, each time courtesy of Yossi Benayoun.
    • - Liverpool have failed to score in five of their last seven Premier League away games, including the last three in a row. Meanwhile, Dirk Kuyt has scored five goals in five Premier League starts against Wigan.
    • - Wigan have conceded more headed goals (12) than any other team in the top flight. The Latics have failed to score in three of their last four Premier League home matches.
    • - Wigan have failed to score in their last three Premier League matches. 70 per cent of the goals the Latics have conceded have come in the second half, the highest proportion in the top flight.
    • - Wigan have been caught offside just 36 times this season, fewer than any other side. Javier Mascherano and Hendry Thomas have contested a joint-league high 127 tackles in the Premier League this season.
    • - Let's take a look at some team news: Wigan boss Roberto Martinez expects to have an almost fully-fit squad to choose from for the Monday night clash at the DW Stadium.
    • - Charles N'Zogbia will undergo a late fitness test but should have overcome his knee injury in time. The same applies to Paul Scharner (groin), who came through an international with Austria this week. Steven Gohouri is the only major doubt as he continues his recovery from a back problem.
    • - Defender Glen Johnson is set for a comeback for Liverpool. The England right-back has been sidelined with a knee problem since the end of December but is on the verge of a recall.
    • - Daniel Agger's knee injury sustained against Blackburn last weekend is unlikely to keep him out, while fellow centre-back Sotirios Kyrgiakos returns after a three-match suspension.
    • - The Reds will leapfrog Manchester City and Tottenham, albeit with both sides having games in hand, if they can beat Roberto Martinez's Latics.
    • - Liverpool can climb three spots into fourth in the Premier League table if they can take maximum points from their clash with Wigan at the DW Stadium.
  • Summary

    • 75' Torres squanders yet another opportunity as he hangs out his right foot to volley Rodriguez's cross into the ground, and with Kirkland wrong-footed, the ball drifts narrowly wide of the far post!
    • 73' N'Zogbia continues to cause havoc as he beats Reina to the ball and slides across a deep delivery, but Scharner cannot quite turn the ball home at the back post!
    • 47' Insua finds Rodriguez, but his cut back to Torres is blazed over the bar by the Spaniard!
    • 43' Rodriguez gets to the byline down the right wing and dinks over a pinpoint delivery, but Torres heads over the bar from inside the box - a glorious chance!
    • 35' GOAL!!!! RODALLEGA OPENS THE SCORING! Kuyt gives the ball away to Diame, who dinks over a delightful cross with the outside of his boot, and Rodallega steals in to stab his shot beyond Reina from close range!
    • 27' Benayoun jinks his way to the byline on the right and cuts back a precise ball to Gerrard but, after Kirkland goes to ground, the Liverpool skipper skews his shot wide!
    • 18' Brilliant play from N'Zogbia! The winger beats Insua and dinks a neat ball back, but Moreno cannot meet it in time as Carragher intervenes.
    • 14' Moreno comes agonisingly close from surely opening the scoring! N'Zogbia forces his way down the right and whips over a testing cross, but the forward cannot quite make contact from close range!
    • 13' Great defending from Carragher! McCarthy hurtles into the Liverpool box at pace, but the defender sweeps across to clear in the nick of time!
    • 9' TORRES HITS THE POST! Gerrard whips over a very deep corner with Kyrgiakos getting a faint touch on the ball as it comes over to Torres at the back post, but the striker's fierce volley cannons off the outside of the woodwork!
    • - Wigan: Kirkland, Boyce, Caldwell, Bramble, Figueroa, Diame, McCarthy, N'Zogbia, Scharner, Rodallega, Moreno. Subs: Stojkovic, Amaya, Thomas, Scotland, Moses, Gomez, Sinclair
    • - Liverpool: Reina, Mascherano, Carragher, Kyrgiakos, Insua, Lucas, Gerrard, Maxi, Kuyt, Benayoun, Torres. Subs: Cavalieri, Johnson, Aquilani, Agger, Riera, Babel, Ngog

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Line-up

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    • Starting line-up

      • C. Kirkland
      • E. Boyce
      • G. Caldwell
      • T. Bramble Yellow Card
      • M. Figueroa
      • M. Diamé Substitution Out (83′)
      • J. McCarthy
      • C. N'Zogbia
      • P. Scharner
      • H. Rodallega Goal Substitution Out (87′)
      • M. Moreno Substitution Out (67′)

      Subs

      • S. Sinclair
      • J. Scotland Substitution In87′
      • V. Stojkovic
      • J. Gómez
      • V. Moses Substitution In67′
      • H. Thomas Substitution In83′
      • Amaya
    • Starting line-up

      • J. Reina
      • J. Mascherano
      • J. Carragher
      • S. Kyrgiakos Yellow Card
      • E. Insúa Yellow Card
      • Lucas Yellow Card Substitution Out (55′)
      • S. Gerrard Yellow Card
      • M. Rodríguez
      • D. Kuyt Substitution Out (83′)
      • Y. Benayoun Substitution Out (69′)
      • F. Torres Yellow Card

      Subs

      • A. Riera
      • G. Johnson Substitution In55′
      • A. Aquilani Substitution In69′
      • R. Babel Substitution In83′
      • D. Agger
      • D. N'Gog
      • D. Cavalieri
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