Saturday October 16, 2010 Day 8 Finished St. James' Park

Newcastle United 2 - 2 Wigan Athletic

  • Ameobi 72’
  • Coloccini 90’
  • N'Zogbia 22’, 23’

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  1. Newcastle rescue draw with Wigan

    Newcastle rescue draw with Wigan

    An injury time header from Fabricio Coloccini salvaged a 2-2 draw for Newcastle against a determined Wigan. More

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    Time:90'
    • Newcastle United
    • Wigan Athletic
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    • 90+5' FULL-TIME: Drama at the end! Newcastle just about deserve to be level. Wigan looked to have snuffed the danger out, but the hosts grab a point at the death. The game sparkled only briefly, but four goals came, and it finished all-square.
    • 90+4' COLOCCINI SCORES! NEWCASTLE LEVEL! A good cross, Carroll flicks it on, and Coloccini is completely unmarked to tuck the ball away. Al Habsi cannot prevent it - there's no time left!
    • 90+3' Halsey stops play for pushing and shoving in the box - it's frenzied and frantic fare - Gutierrez to take.
    • 90+3' Carroll tries a long-ranger - blocked, but in the next moments Alcaraz is forced to clear for a corner.
    • 90+2' Faltering move from Newcaslte and Thomas breaks it up. Only brief respite - Newcastle keep coming forward.
    • 90+1' Four minutes of stoppage time - this game is still alive as Newcastle continue to press.
    • 90' N'Zogbia replaced by Diame in the final substitution. Plenty of boos.
    • 89' CARROLL CLOSE! He tries to steer a volley back towards the goal - or was it a shot? Either way, he wasn't far out, and he wasn't far wide.
    • 88' Sub - Ranger on, Perch off!
    • 87' NEWCASTLE SCORE! NO! Al Habsi spills a cross and it looks like Carroll squeezes the ball in - but he's used his hand to do it and picks up a booking in the process. Great spot from the referee.
    • 87' Good play from Wigan - Routledge is pressured, cannot see an option forward and ends up misjudging a pass into Rodallega's path.
    • 86' Carroll penalised on the edge of the Wigan box for sliding in and trying to keep a move alive for the hosts. Wigan again in no rush to move the ball upfield.
    • 85' Figueroa picks up a booking for timewasting.
    • 84' Barton floats in a dangerous cross for Newcastle - not met by a colleague this time.
    • 83' WIGAN CHANCE ON THE BREAK! Decent chance on the break for Wigan - Rodallega fed by N'Zogbia's perfectly-weighted ball, but his shot is tame and saved by Krul.
    • 81' Newcastle's momentum has just been stifled a little here - it's almost as if the Cleverley substitution has thrown them.
    • 80' Cleverley releases Rodallega but his flick-up and shot was wildly optimistic from a narrow angle.
    • 79' The substitution happens - brave - it's Stam off for Cleverley - Martinez clearly trying to keep an attacking threat.
    • 78' N'Zogbia gets into the penalty area but the ball is cleared for a Wigan throw. Newcastle are not allowing their visitors too much time on the ball and they are on the break once again.
    • 77' Wigan remain a threat on the break. Alcaraz wins a free kick, and Wigan line up a substitution.
    • 76' The Newcastle fans have rediscovered their voice and the mood has changed here. Time running out, but the momentum with the hosts.
    • 75' Newcastle surging forward now - Barton puts a header wide but he was offside on this occasion!
    • 74' Perch and Tiote make a real hash of clearing the ball forward, and they're lucky to avoid the reach of N'Zogbia and Rodallega.
    • 73' CHANCE FOR NEWCASTLE! Barton's corner, Carroll's near post header - and it flashes just wide of the near post!
    • 73' Poor defending from a rattled Wigan as the hosts press on with Ameobi and Routledge, and it's a corner.
    • 72' AMEOBI SCORES! THE SUB BREAKS THROUGH! Gutierrez played in the cross, and Ameobi nips in behind Alcaraz to head home from just a couple of yards out. Game on!
    • 71' Figueroa gives the ball away a little carelessly and Newcastle look to get back on the attack.
    • 70' Just twenty minutes of the game to go - Wigan go long without great success but they have a very defendable lead here.
    • 69' Rodallega looks to be continuing.
    • 68' Rodallega on the sidelines - Gomez takes the free kick from deep, falls over as he does, and it goes out harmlessly.
    • 67' He's barely been on the field for a minute, but Rodallega is down with an injury after that collision with Barton.
    • 66' Barton brings down Rodallega, who had just brought a long ball down magnificently.
    • 65' That free kick was Guthrie's last contribution - Routledge replaces him.
    • 65' Di Santo, who laid on both goals, comes off for Rodallega.
    • 65' After all that! Guthrie takes it - it's high and wide. No danger at all.
    • 64' Lots of jostling in the wall and Boyce and Barton are called up for a talking-to by Halsey, who has been very restrained with cards today.
    • 63' Guthrie brought down by Thomas in a shooting position. Very promising free kick chance.
    • 62' Coloccini stands up well to N'Zogbia and ushers the ball out for a goal kick. The Frenchman has made the game-changing contribution but he's been off the boil in the second half.
    • 61' McCarthy wins a free kick from Tiote but it comes to nothing. Carroll tries desperately to keep a Newcastle move going but it too ends up going nowhere.
    • 60' Ameobi on for Lovenkrands.
    • 59' GREAT DEFENCE FROM CALDWELL! Barton wins the ball back and feeds Tiote - Perch gets the ball and plays a great cross to Carroll - only for Caldwell to clear the ball under Carroll's nose!
    • 58' Wigan play themselves up nicely, only for N'Zogbia to be given offside on the left - disappointing, given he could see all the way across the line.
    • 57 Guthrie furious not to win a free kick on the byline - instead it's a Wigan free kick and the visitors can lump the ball forward again.
    • 57' It looks like Newcastle are going to turn to Shola Ameobi - he's receiving some instructions on the sideline.
    • 56' Carroll gets the better of Alcaraz to leap for a header but it's hard to control and he steers it wide.
    • 55' Long goal kick forward from Al Habsi - ten minutes of the half have been played out already.
    • 54' Tiote kicks out at McCarthy after the two tussle for the ball. It's a yellow for Tiote - the Ivorian can consider himself lucky that Mark Halsey hasn't already booked him for the multitude of mistimed challenges he's made already - or he'd have had to go.
    • 54' N'Zogbia squeals in frustration as he fails to get on to the ball as Wigan threatened to counter.
    • 53' N'Zogbia runs into a cul-de-sac and when the ball is played across to Di Santo the forward has failed to get himself back onside.
    • 52' Caldwell and Thomas combine to snuff out the danger of Lovenkrands' ball foward after Alcaraz slips, but Tiote then gives away another foul.
    • 51' Carroll tries a volley from the resulting corner but it's blocked and Wigan clear.
    • 50' Guthrie's free kick misses everyone and only just goes wide of the far post! Close for the hosts.
    • 49' Handball from Figueroa there as Newcastle win a free kick.
    • 48' Wigan moving very slowly twoards taking a throw in. Figueroa eventually plays the ball in, but it's a bit early to be playing for time.
    • 47' Poor lofted cross from Gutierrez - stood up but there's nobody there and he looks thoroughly unimpressed.
    • 46' A decent ball picks out Carroll - his first touch takes it just out of his control.
    • 46' The second half begins!
    • - "Another ex player and this looks like 3 home­ losses in a row" - says Thomas in the comments section. It doesn't look great for Newcastle - but there's still 45 minutes left. We'll see what happens as we start the second half.
    • 45+3' HALF-TIME: Tiote drags a long shot wide, and that's half-time. Wigan have an advantage having made the most of their forays forward and scoring twice through Newcastle old boy Charles N'Zogbia. Boos ring out around St James Park after a disappointing first half from the hosts.
    • 45+2' Wigan on the break again - N'Zogbia tears down the left, but he doesn't pick out Di Santo who was in acres of space until it was too late, and that's an opportunity gone begging.
    • 45+1' Three minutes of stoppages to play.
    • 45' Two corners, neither particularly effective for Wigan.
    • 44' N'ZOGBIA MENACING AGAIN! Driven cross from N'Zogbia could have gone anywhere! Krul punches it into Williamson's face and it goes out just a whisker wide for a corner!
    • 44' Tiote brings down N'Zogbia. He's committed several fouls in this first half.
    • 43' Lovenkrands looks for an option and finds Perch on the right. He appeals for a handball - not given and Wigan break.
    • 42' Di Santo chests the ball down for Gomez on a sharp break, and Gomez tries to tuck away an inviting half-volley from 25 yards, but drags the ball wide. Limp effort.
    • 41' Sliding tackle from Carroll on Di Santo - the Newcastle man took plenty of the ball but it wasn't pretty.
    • 40' GOALLINE CLEARANCE! Williamson's header from Barton's corner is scrambled away by Boyce. Might Gutierrez have tucked it in? It was very close, and Wigan are off the hook.
    • 40' NEWCASTLE THREATEN! It was a good ball and Figueroa loses Carroll who plays a dangerous volleyed cross - corner!
    • 39' Caldwell brings down Carroll for a free kick from fairly deep - but it's an attacking opportunity.
    • 38' Play is ponderous here. Apart from that flurry which saw the two Wigan goals it's been a very sedate game so far.
    • 37' Gutierrez's high cross misses everyone, including a frustrated Andy Carroll, who's been toiling and having a pretty lonely time of things in the first half.
    • 36' Close through ball - Lovenkrands is played through and the flag goes up - but the Dane was played on by Figueroa there and was unlucky.
    • 35' Lovenkrands and Carroll challenge for the same ball and end up losing it to Wigan.
    • 34' Good tussle between Gutierrez and Boyce ends with the visitors winning a free kick in their own half. Everyone jogs into position for the heave upfield.
    • 33' A ball lumped forward by Thomas almost bounces into Di Santo's path but Krul is a match for that one.
    • 32' Newcastle move forward - Perch tries a cross but it lacks height and Thomas is in place to clear it.
    • 31' Throw for Wigan just beyond the halfway line.
    • 30' Two poor defensive moments at either end - Perch is caught out by N'Zogbia (not for the first time) as the Frenchman gets a cross in, while Gutierrez at the other end suddenly finds the ball breaking his way in the Wigan box - both sides get away with it.
    • 29' Figeuroa and N'Zogbia link up on the left. The ball works backwards but it's controlled possession play from Wigan.
    • 28' Newcastle win a corner but don't take advantage - Enrique and Gutierrez meander down the flank not crossing the ball and Stam wins a throw for the visitors.
    • 28' Figeuroa scythes down the left and plays a cross in but this one is dealt with by Coloccini and Newcastle break.
    • 27' Good cross from Gutierrez - Carroll was lurking but Wigan clear.
    • 26' Looking very confused and groggy, McCarthy steps off to the side of the pitch. Perhaps this two minute pause will benefit the home side, who can gather themselves after that double strike.
    • 25' Clash of heads between McCarthy and Tiote - we're having a pause as the Wigan man receives treatment.
    • 24' It had been a quiet game until those two magic moments from the returning N'Zogbia. Wigan have a huge advantage now.
    • 23' N'ZOGBIA AGAIN! A CRACKING VOLLEY!! McCarthy pounces on an error and dispossesses Barton, plays it across to Di Santo, the cross goes to N'Zogbia and it goes in on the volley at the near post! Wonderful finish!
    • 21' N'ZOGBIA SCORES ON THE BREAK! AGAINST HIS OLD CLUB! A hopeful high cross from Di Santo - it looked quite harmless but it was a terrific header after a great leap and that's silenced the boos!
    • 21' Al Habsi commits to catching the cross - he does it at the second attempt.
    • 20' Now a corner for Newcastle which Guthrie will take.
    • 20' Errant pass from Gomez gets Newcastle on the move. They opt to go left with Gutierrez but Stam tracks back well to send the ball out for a throw.
    • 19' Poor corner taken and cleared at the near post. The ball bounces back into the Newcastle area but Krul does a good job of claiming the ball and removing the danger.
    • 18' Boyce shows good strength once more to hold off his man and play a cross in from the right from deep - nobody there in a blue shirt but it's a corner nonetheless.
    • 17' Wigan string a couple of passes together as Ronnie Stam links up with his back four, slowing things down.
    • 16' N'Zogbia chases a misdirected pass from Thomas but it's back with the home side.
    • 15' Gutierrez muscles his way through into midfield before Boyce shows some strength of his own to get back on terms, but these are tougher times for Wigan.
    • 14' CHANCE FOR NEWCASTLE! A sizzling run from Enrique and it takes a very brave piece of keeping from Al Habsi to claim his low cross with Carroll sliding in to tuck it away! Best moment of the game so far!
    • 14' Carroll wins a free kick on halfway as Newcastle enjoy a decent spell.
    • 13' A very decent-looking ball this time from Barton and Lovenkrands was very close to latching on to it at full stretch.
    • 12' Aimless long ball forward from Barton which is plucked out of the air by Al Habsi.
    • 11' Good lay-off from Carroll to Barton gets Newcastle into the final third but the resulting cross in from Perch is a poor one.
    • 10' Carroll blocks the free kick and the ball breaks quickly for Gutierrez. He lays it back to Barton who is fouled by Di Santo at halfway.
    • 9' Gomez picks up a loose ball but he's got very few options available - Tiote is again on hand with a crunching (and unfair) tackle.
    • 8' Enrique is prevented from going down the left but turns inside and has a little more success.
    • 7' Good moment of skill from Charles N'Zogbia to sweep by a couple fo challenges on the left hand side - he runs out of steam but the home fans would probably like to think that their chorus of boos had some effect too.
    • 7' A long ball forward crossfield for Carroll fails to reach its target - the striker has yet to touch the ball.
    • 6' Wigan have been marginally the brighter side in these opening exchanges, but neither side have threatened the goal so far.
    • 5' N'Zogbia brought down in the centre circle by a pumped-up Tiote.
    • 4' One more win for Newcastle and they'd have 250 in Premier League football. Only six clubs have achieved that.
    • 4' Tiote bundled over in midfield for a Newcastle free kick.
    • 3' Di Santo running down the middle is stopped in his tracks and Enrique tries to get things moving for United down the left - no luck this time.
    • 2' A dangerous ball threaded through for McCarthy - Perch and Krul combine, albeit a bit clumsily, to clean up the situation.
    • 1' A good atmosphere at the ground and sunshine in the north east on a crisp October day - and Gomez is felled early for the visitors.
    • 1' Away we go!
    • 14:59 Mark Halsey is today's referee. And the players are in a final huddle before Newcastle kick us off...
    • 14:58 How will Charles N'Zogbia fare today? He's back at Newcastle for the first time since his controversial exit.
    • 14:57 8 previous meetings in the Premier League between these sides - 3 Newcastle wins, 4 for Wigan, and just one draw. What will see today?
    • 14:55 Five minutes until the Premier League resumes after the international window...
    • 14:50 Roberto Martinez on Hatem Ben Arfa and tough tackling: "The Premier League has a competitive edge. Tackling is an art and needs to be in the game. You need to be accurate, not reckless, as you risk a red card, letting your team down and letting yourself down."
    • 14:50 Chris Hughton: "When we came back into this division we knew it wasn't going to be easy, but we are where we are. We are a team that was relegated over a year ago which had a very good season last season - but we know there are going to be ups and downs when you look at the quality in this division."
    • 14:45 One reason Wigan will win today - they are unbeaten in their last four PL visits to the north east, since a 2-0 defeat at Sunderland in February 2008.
    • 14:45 One reason why Newcastle will win - they've lost their last two PL home matches. If they lose today it will be only the second time in PL history they have lost three in a row at St James’ Park. They also lost three consecutive home matches from March to April 2009. So surely we won't see that?
    • 14:40 So that means Coloccini and Guthrie do make the line-up for Newcastle, while Cleverley is only on the bench (but Alcaraz starts)
    • 14:35 Caldwell back in for Wigan for Gohouri, while Rodallega is left on the bench. For Newcastle Ben Arfa is of course missing from their last line-up after his horrific injury - Peter Lovenkrands steps in.
    • 14:35 TEAMS: Newcastle: Krul, Perch, Coloccini, Williamson, Jose Enrique, Guthrie, Tiote, Barton, Gutierrez, Lovenkrands, Carroll - Subs: Soderberg, Routledge, Ryan Taylor, Smith, Ameobi, Kadar, Ranger /// Wigan: Al Habsi, Figueroa, Steven Caldwell, Alcaraz, Boyce, Stam, McCarthy, Thomas, N'Zogbia, Gomez, Di Santo - Subs: Kirkland, Watson, Boselli, Moses, Cleverley, Rodallega, Diame
    • 14:30 Remember there are five other games kicking off at 3pm - you can follow them all LIVE on Eurosport.co.uk - following an individual game or all the LIVE goal updates from every game right here
    • 14:25 The bookmakers have Newcastle as favourites this afternoon, and so too it appears do you in the comments section. Lots of shouts for the Toon Army to win today - although d.doescher has his money on Wigan - remember you can leave a comment in the section below and get involved as we follow the game.
    • 14:20 Who will find what it takes to win today? Will it be the home side who have have only won two of their last 13 Premier League home games and have lost three of the last four, or will it be Wigan who have only won one of their last 10 Premier League away matches?
    • 14:15 Believe it or not, Wigan may be a point and a place above their hosts today, but their goal difference is 9 worse at -9 than Newcastle United.
    • 14:10 Team news as soon as it comes in, but there are a few things to look out for. For Newcastle we are set to see the return of Fabricio Coloccini to the defence, though Guthrie and Simpson are slightly more doubtful. Wigan, meanwhile, could well field Tom Cleverly, their loan star, but Antolin Alcaraz is considerably more doubtful.
    • 14:05 It's been a largely start to the season for the Magpies who are sitting 15th but have famous victories over Aston Villa and Chelsea in the League Cup to their name. Lurking just a single place and a single point above them are Roberto Martinez's Wigan, who have despite some thumping losses managed to shore things up a little of late.
    • 14:00 Good afternoon everyone, and welcome to LIVE updates from St James Park, where Newcastle United are hosting Wigan.
  • Summary

    • 90+4' COLOCCINI SCORES! NEWCASTLE LEVEL! A good cross, Carroll flicks it on, and Coloccini is completely unmarked to tuck the ball away. Al Habsi cannot prevent it - there's no time left!
    • 89' CARROLL CLOSE! He tries to steer a volley back towards the goal - or was it a shot? Either way, he wasn't far out, and he wasn't far wide.
    • 87' NEWCASTLE SCORE! NO! Al Habsi spills a cross and it looks like Carroll squeezes the ball in - but he's used his hand to do it and picks up a booking in the process. Great spot from the referee.
    • 83' WIGAN CHANCE ON THE BREAK! Decent chance on the break for Wigan - Rodallega fed by N'Zogbia's perfectly-weighted ball, but his shot is tame and saved by Krul.
    • 73' CHANCE FOR NEWCASTLE! Barton's corner, Carroll's near post header - and it flashes just wide of the near post!
    • 72' AMEOBI SCORES! THE SUB BREAKS THROUGH! Gutierrez played in the cross, and Ameobi nips in behind Alcaraz to head home from just a couple of yards out. Game on!
    • 59' GREAT DEFENCE FROM CALDWELL! Barton wins the ball back and feeds Tiote - Perch gets the ball and plays a great cross to Carroll - only for Caldwell to clear the ball under Carroll's nose!
    • 44' N'ZOGBIA MENACING AGAIN! Driven cross from N'Zogbia could have gone anywhere! Krul punches it into Williamson's face and it goes out just a whisker wide for a corner!
    • 40' GOALLINE CLEARANCE! Williamson's header from Barton's corner is scrambled away by Boyce. Might Gutierrez have tucked it in? It was very close, and Wigan are off the hook.
    • 40' NEWCASTLE THREATEN! It was a good ball and Figueroa loses Carroll who plays a dangerous volleyed cross - corner!
    • 23' N'ZOGBIA AGAIN! A CRACKING VOLLEY!! McCarthy pounces on an error and dispossesses Barton, plays it across to Di Santo, the cross goes to N'Zogbia and it goes in on the volley at the near post! Wonderful finish!
    • 21' N'ZOGBIA SCORES ON THE BREAK! AGAINST HIS OLD CLUB! A hopeful high cross from Di Santo - it looked quite harmless but it was a terrific header after a great leap and that's silenced the boos!
    • 14' CHANCE FOR NEWCASTLE! A sizzling run from Enrique and it takes a very brave piece of keeping from Al Habsi to claim his low cross with Carroll sliding in to tuck it away! Best moment of the game so far!
    • 14:35 TEAMS: Newcastle: Krul, Perch, Coloccini, Williamson, Jose Enrique, Guthrie, Tiote, Barton, Gutierrez, Lovenkrands, Carroll - Subs: Soderberg, Routledge, Ryan Taylor, Smith, Ameobi, Kadar, Ranger /// Wigan: Al Habsi, Figueroa, Steven Caldwell, Alcaraz, Boyce, Stam, McCarthy, Thomas, N'Zogbia, Gomez, Di Santo - Subs: Kirkland, Watson, Boselli, Moses, Cleverley, Rodallega, Diame

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Line-up

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    • Starting line-up

      • T. Krul
      • J. Perch Substitution Out (89′)
      • F. Coloccini Goal
      • M. Williamson
      • José Enrique
      • C. Tioté Yellow Card
      • J. Barton
      • D. Guthrie Substitution Out (66′)
      • P. Løvenkrands Substitution Out (61′)
      • J. Gutiérrez
      • A. Carroll Yellow Card

      Subs

      • S. Ameobi Substitution In61′ Goal
      • W. Routledge Substitution In66′
      • T. Kádár
      • N. Ranger Substitution In89′
      • A. Smith
      • R. Taylor
      • O. Söderberg
    • Starting line-up

      • A. Al Habsi
      • M. Figueroa Yellow Card
      • S. Caldwell
      • A. Alcaraz
      • E. Boyce
      • J. McCarthy
      • H. Thomas
      • R. Stam Substitution Out (80′)
      • C. N'Zogbia Goals×2 Substitution Out (90′)
      • J. Gómez
      • F. Di Santo Substitution Out (66′)

      Subs

      • C. Kirkland
      • H. Rodallega Substitution In66′
      • V. Moses
      • M. Diamé Substitution In90′
      • T. Cleverley Substitution In80′
      • M. Boselli
      • B. Watson
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