Saturday October 23, 2010 Day 9 Finished DW Stadium

Wigan Athletic 1 - 1 Bolton Wanderers

  • Rodallega 59’
  • Elmander 65’

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  1. Elmander earns draw at Wigan

    Elmander earns draw at Wigan

    Johan Elmander's equaliser cancelled out Hugo Rodallega's controversial opener as Wigan and Bolton shared the points after a 1-1 draw. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Wigan Athletic
    • Bolton Wanderers
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    • 90' And that's it. The game finishes Wigan 1-1 Bolton.
    • 89' Wigan are dominating the latter stages and Bolton currently have every white shirt behind the ball.
    • 86' Good shot from 20 yards by the man on loan from Manchester United.
    • 85' Cleverley is involved immediately and tests Jaaskelainen from distance, but the Finn holds on at the second time of asking.
    • 81' Wigan sub: Cleverley on, Gomez off
    • 79' Rodallega can't get any closer without scoring! This time he gets his head on the end of a corner but the ball flashes tantilisingly close to creeping inside the far post but instead flashes across the face of goal.
    • 77' Now the pendulum is swinging back in Bolton's direction, who are pegging Wigan back.
    • 75' Rodallega comes very close again! His shot from the edge of the box is deflected out for a corner by Robinson.
    • 73' A great mazy run by N'Zogbia is halted in the box by Robinson, who times his tackle beautifully but the ball falls to Di Santo, but he can't get a shot away. All hands on deck!
    • 72' But Wigan aren't lying down here. N'Zogbia bursts forward and crosses from the right but it evades everyone. This game could still go either way.
    • 71' Bolton sub: Rodri on, Lee off
    • 70' They certainly didn't deserve to be behind.
    • 69' Bolton are in the ascendency here as they sense blood.
    • 67' Scrappy Bolton goal, but they all count (as they say).
    • 66' GOAL! Elmander has equalised for Bolton! The substitution pays off for Owen Coyle straight away with Taylor in the mix after a cross was nodded down by Kevin Davies. Taylor's close range effort is blocked and Elmander is on hand to sweep into the net from close range.
    • 65' Bolton sub: Taylor on, Petrov off
    • 63' ...but Petrov fails to bet the first man. Disappointing.
    • 62' Bolton have won a free kick just outside the penalty box on the right hand side. Petrov to take...
    • 60' Owen Coyle will be hopping mad when he sees that again.
    • 59' The goal stands but what on earth is the assistant referee doing?! N'Zogbia finds Di Santo - who is in an offside position - who plays Rodallega in, who finishes to the far post beyond Jaaskelainen.
    • 58' GOAL! Rodallega has given Wigan the lead but Di Santo is clearly offside!
    • 56' Still a very even game here at the DW Stadium.
    • 54' So that's the second substitution Roberto Martinez has been forced into making. That wasn't on the agenda at 3pm.
    • 53' Wigan sub: Stam on, Boyce off
    • 52' The free kick comes to nothing in the end.
    • 51' The free kick is being held up because Wigan's Boyce has picked up a hamstring problem.
    • 50' Bolton have won a free kick 30 yards out afer Elmander was tripped.
    • 48' Rodallega has blazed over a golden opportunity at the start of the second half! Bolton were opened up and the Honduran somehow spooned his effort over from just inside the penalty box. Should have been 1-0 there.
    • 46' The second half is underway.
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    • So it's 0-0 at half time.
    • 45'+4 But there is no more significant action and that is the end of the first half.
    • 45'+2 We're playing injury time here, of which there will be 4 minutes because of that injury to McCarthy.
    • 45' Wigan have turned this game around. Still no goals though.
    • 45' Bolton are clinging on here. N'Zogbia bursts into the penalty box and his shot is blocked.
    • 44' Rodallega tries another effort from distance but Jaaskelainen holds on this time.
    • 43' Another Bolton player is in the book. This time Steinsson sees yellow for a hack on Rodallega.
    • 41' Great run by Rodallega who uses N'Zogbia's decoy run to carry the ball from the halfway line deep into Bolton territory before shooting a venmous shot that Jaaskelainen gets away. Decent effort that.
    • 38' Rodallega is played through but the alert Jaaskelainen comes out to smother.
    • 36' Petrov tries another effort from distance and this was just awful. His 35 yard volley (yes, his 35 yard volley) is in Row Z. Top marks for ambition though.
    • 35' Great effort by N'Zogbia! The Frenchman picks up the ball on the right hand side this time and sends a wonderful curling effort narrowly wide of the far post. That's as close as Wigan have come.
    • 33' Muamba hasn't done his side any favours because since he fouled McCarthy, Bolton have lost their early rhythm and Wigan are getting a foothold in the game.
    • 31' Maybe Howard Webb feels that he should have booked Muamba for his foul on McCarthy so he is booking every Bolton player in sight. Robinson is in the book now.
    • 29' Bolton's Gary Cahill is yellow carded for a foul on Gomez. It looked as though Cahill took the ball there...
    • 27' Wigan sub: Diame on, McCarthy off
    • 26' Indeed it is, Diame is being prepared for Wigan.
    • 25' This looks to be the end of James McCarthy's afternoon.
    • 24' Muamba is looking like a guilty man.
    • 23' Wigan's James McCarthy has been chopped down from behind and he looks to be in a great deal of pain. The stretcher is being prepared...
    • 21' Petrov tries his luck from all of 25 yards but the ball flys over. Kirkland is not impressed that his defence gave him the time to do that.
    • 19' Bolton catch Wigan on the counter attack and Petrov's cross for Elmander, who was sprinting to get to the far post, clashes heads with Figueroa and the game has to stop. That was fast and incisive by Bolton.
    • 17' But Rodallega goes straight for goal and Jaaskelainen gathers easily.
    • 16' Di Santo wins a free kick on the left corner of the penalty box. Chance to get the big men forward here for Wigan.
    • 15' Bolton beginning to dominate and looking the far more likely to score.
    • 14' Great effort for Kevin Davies who, with his back to goal, somehow hooks a shot inches over the bar. Kirkland was beaten.
    • 12' Elmander, after seeing a clear Bolton throw go against him, is smacked in the nose. A bad couple of minutes for the Swede.
    • 10' Wigan, who have been a little less coherant than the visitors in their attacks, are still pushing forward at every opportunity. N'Zogbia loses out to Steinsson on this occasion.
    • 8' Misunderstanding between Robinson and Petrov sees a Bolton move break down but it is the away side asking the questions.
    • 6' And Rodallega gets on the end of N'Zogbia's corner with an improvised overhead hook shot, it can be best described as. But Jaaskelainen watches the ball sail over.
    • 5' Rodallega wins a corner off Zat Knight as Wigan attack Bolton for the first time.
    • 4' Bolton linking up well in the early stages and they are certainly putting Wigan on the back foot.
    • 2' Bolton's Kevin Davies gets on the end of a perfectly weighted cross from the left by Martin Petrov but, stooping to reach the ball, his header is just wide of the angle of post and bar. Decent early effort though.
    • 1' Howard Webb gets proceedings underway at Wigan.
    • 14.45 Bolton are nestled comfortably in the top-half of the table having lost just one of their eight games so far, with last weekend's deserved victory over Stoke underlining the progress made under Owen Coyle. They have scored six goals on their travels this season - more than Arsenal, Manchester City and Tottenham - and will be confident of picking up three points on their shortest away trip of the season.
    • 14.35 WIGAN: Kirkland, Boyce, Steven Caldwell, Alcaraz, Figueroa, Di Santo, Thomas, McCarthy, Gomez, N'Zogbia, Rodallega. Subs: Nicholls, Watson, Boselli, Moses, Cleverley, Diame, Stam. BOLTON: Jaaskelainen, Steinsson, Cahill, Knight, Robinson, Lee, Holden, Muamba, Petrov, Elmander, Kevin Davies. Subs: Bogdan, Taylor, Mark Davies, Ricketts, Blake, Cohen, Moreno
    • 14.30 The Latics continue to impress with their commitment to attractive football, but have been let down by their home form, with three defeats in five games and 13 goals against them.
    • 14.30 Wigan host Bolton at the DW Stadium knowing victory would see them leapfrog their Lancashire neighbours in the table and confirm their recent revival following a horrendous start to the season.
    • 14.15 Andy O'Brien, Joey O'Brien, Ricardo Gardner, Jlloyd Samuel and Sean Davis remain sidelined for the away side.
    • 14.15 Bolton are without suspended striker Ivan Klasnic following his red card in the victory over Stoke.
    • 14.15 Wigan keeper Ali Al-Habsi is ineligible to play against his parent club, so Chris Kirland will return in goal.
  • Summary

    • 79' Rodallega can't get any closer without scoring! This time he gets his head on the end of a corner but the ball flashes tantilisingly close to creeping inside the far post but instead flashes across the face of goal.
    • 75' Rodallega comes very close again! His shot from the edge of the box is deflected out for a corner by Robinson.
    • 73' A great mazy run by N'Zogbia is halted in the box by Robinson, who times his tackle beautifully but the ball falls to Di Santo, but he can't get a shot away. All hands on deck!
    • 66' GOAL! Elmander has equalised for Bolton! The substitution pays off for Owen Coyle straight away with Taylor in the mix after a cross was nodded down by Kevin Davies. Taylor's close range effort is blocked and Elmander is on hand to sweep into the net from close range.
    • 59' The goal stands but what on earth is the assistant referee doing?! N'Zogbia finds Di Santo - who is in an offside position - who plays Rodallega in, who finishes to the far post beyond Jaaskelainen.
    • 58' GOAL! Rodallega has given Wigan the lead but Di Santo is clearly offside!
    • 48' Rodallega has blazed over a golden opportunity at the start of the second half! Bolton were opened up and the Honduran somehow spooned his effort over from just inside the penalty box. Should have been 1-0 there.
    • 35' Great effort by N'Zogbia! The Frenchman picks up the ball on the right hand side this time and sends a wonderful curling effort narrowly wide of the far post. That's as close as Wigan have come.
    • 14' Great effort for Kevin Davies who, with his back to goal, somehow hooks a shot inches over the bar. Kirkland was beaten.
    • 14.35 WIGAN: Kirkland, Boyce, Steven Caldwell, Alcaraz, Figueroa, Di Santo, Thomas, McCarthy, Gomez, N'Zogbia, Rodallega. Subs: Nicholls, Watson, Boselli, Moses, Cleverley, Diame, Stam. BOLTON: Jaaskelainen, Steinsson, Cahill, Knight, Robinson, Lee, Holden, Muamba, Petrov, Elmander, Kevin Davies. Subs: Bogdan, Taylor, Mark Davies, Ricketts, Blake, Cohen, Moreno

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Line-up

    Live Team Line-Up

    • Starting line-up

      • C. Kirkland
      • E. Boyce Substitution Out (52′)
      • S. Caldwell
      • A. Alcaraz
      • M. Figueroa
      • H. Thomas
      • J. McCarthy Substitution Out (30′)
      • F. Di Santo
      • J. Gómez Substitution Out (83′)
      • C. N'Zogbia
      • H. Rodallega Goal

      Subs

      • V. Moses
      • M. Diamé Substitution In30′
      • R. Stam Substitution In52′
      • T. Cleverley Substitution In83′
      • M. Boselli
      • B. Watson
      • L. Nicholls
    • Starting line-up

      • J. Jääskeläinen
      • G. Steinsson
      • G. Cahill Yellow Card
      • Z. Knight
      • P. Robinson Yellow Card
      • F. Muamba Substitution Out (86′)
      • S. Holden
      • C. Lee Substitution Out (65′)
      • M. Petrov Substitution Out (65′)
      • K. Davies
      • J. Elmander Goal

      Subs

      • R. Blake
      • T. Cohen
      • &. Bogdán
      • M. Taylor Substitution In65′
      • S. Ricketts
      • M. Davies Substitution In86′
      • Rodri Substitution In65′
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