Saturday November 13, 2010 Day 13 Finished DW Stadium

  1. Wigan hold on to beat West Brom

    Wigan hold on to beat West Brom

    Victor Moses's 70th-minute strike was enough to secure Wigan a 1-0 victory over West Brom at the DW Stadium in the Premier League. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Wigan Athletic
    • West Bromwich Albion
    • 90' Full-time: Wigan 1-0 West Brom
    • 90+3' It's going to be one final corner for West Brom - Carson is up and Wigan's Al-Habsi is required to make a fine save from a point-blank Fortune strike. A crucial save
    • 90+2' Moses receives the ball following a poor West Brom clearance. But the subsitute sends the ball over from long-range
    • 90' There will be three minutes of stoppage time for West Brom to try and salvage something from the match.
    • 89' West Brom sub: Marc-Antoine Fortune comes on for Youssouf Mulumbu
    • 89' Caldwell charges down a Odemwingie cross with his arm deep in Wigan territory out on the left. The resulting free-kick comes out to Simon Cox, but he slices his 30 yard strike wide
    • 86' A couple of West Brom free-kicks into the box in the last couple of minutes have led to nothing substantial
    • 82' Big chance for Wigan to wrap up the game as Cleverly plays in Di Santo, running back from an offside position. But the substitute striker turns and flashes his shot wide when unmarked in a one-on-one with Carson. He had more time and should have done a lot better
    • 81' West Brom's Reid hits a snapshot across the Wigan goal - it's defelctred for a corner. From that delivery, Giles Barnes sends a looping header onto the roof of the net. Better from the Roberto Di Matteo's men
    • 80' West Brom sub Simon Cox controls the ball with his arm having made a run into a good position in the Wigan centre
    • 78' Wigan sub: Rodallega comes off for Franco Di Santo
    • 77' West Brom dominating possession now, but they can't find a way through the Wigan defence.
    • 75' Giles Barnes sprints down the West Brom right but runs out of space and the ball travels out of play. The Baggies need a spark now
    • 73' West Brom sub: Simon Cox comes on for James Morrison
    • 71' And from Diame's clearance, Wigan sprint up the other end and score. Rodallega showing good endeavour in holding up the ball, before laying it off for substitute Moses to run on and place a shot past Carson inside the far post.
    • 70' GOAL! WIGAN 1-0 WEST BROM (Victor Moses)
    • 69' Ronnie Stam commits a foul out on the Wigan right and Reid stands over the free-kick but Diame clears comfortably
    • 68' West Brom sub: Giles Barnes comes on for Paul Scharner
    • 67' Good movement from Wigan sees Cleverly feed the ball into Rodallega. But the Colombian striker moved a fraction too early - offside
    • 64' Great industry from N'Zogbia down the Wigan left forces another corner for the home team. From it, S Caldwell backs into Carson and the ref correctly blows for a foul on the keeper
    • 63' Odemwingie is flagged offside as he mistimes a run beyond the Wigan backline
    • 62' The game is becoming more open - first, Morrison tests the handling capabilities of Wigan's Al-Habsi and then, up the other end, Cleverly sends a low shot direct into the arms of West Brom keeper Carson
    • 61' An N'Zogbia corner is sent too close to Scott Carson, and the keeper collects with ease under minimal pressure
    • 60' Brunt forces Al-Habsi into his first real save - the West Brom winger striking low to the keeper's left which requires a smothering save
    • 59' Tom Cleverly turns nicely with the ball from 30 yards out to give himself space, but his shot that follows is hopeful at best and travels harmlessly over
    • 57' Wigan attempt to counter from a poor West Brom set-piece delivery. Ronnie Stam attacking down the right, and the right-back swings in a cross which Rodallega heads over on the edge of the area.
    • 56' Chris Brunt takes the free-kick but the Wigan wall stands firm, and it will be a West Brom corner
    • 55' Odemwingie is brought down right on the edge of the Wigan box by Steve Caldwell. Big chance this for West Brom - Caldwell skating on thin ice having already been booked
    • 52' Yellow card for Paul Scharner who cynically clips the heels of the on-rushing N'Zogbia
    • 51' Moses sprints down the right and cuts the ball invitingly back across the West Brom box. But no Latcis player is on hand for, what would have been, a simple tap-in
    • 50' Wigan again starting the brighter of the two teams, as West Brom struggle to get the ball even past the halfway line
    • 48' Moses is already giving Wigan that extra spark. He slots in N'Zogbia running in through the centre (when perhaps Cleverly on the right would have been the better option), but the Baggies defence closes the French winger down and clears
    • 46' And we're back with the second-half between Wigan and West Brom
    • 46' Wigan sub: Victor Moses is coming on for Jordi Gomez to start this second-half
    • 45' Half-time: Wigan 0-0 West Brom
    • 45' From the free-kick, first Reid's shot is charged down and next Paul Scharner's, as the Wigan defence holds firm. One minute of stoppage time to be played
    • 44' Steven Caldwell charges down Thomas for a free-kick in a promising position for West Brom out on the Wigan right. Yellow card for the Wigan defender
    • 44' Morrison again causes the Wigan defence problems from the resulting corner but cannot make sufficient contact in order to direct the ball goalwards, and the it instead travels out for a Wigan goal-kick
    • 42' A throw-in from Steven Reid is flicked on, but Morrison is unable to make proper contact and it goes for a Baggies corner...
    • 41' David Moyes in attendance today at the DW stadium
    • 39' Another long-range Jordi Gomez strike is charged down, but West Brom are unable to gather the ball in order to force the counter-attack
    • 37' A further Wigan corner on the left is taken deep by N'Zogbia, but sub Steve Caldwell cannot make sufficient power or direct with his header
    • 36' N'Zogbia fizzes in a low cross from the Wigan left after working the ball past Reid... it leads to a Latics corner from which Antolin Alcaraz fails to direct his header on target
    • 34' Neither team is really taking the impetus here... the play becoming very conegested in the middle of the park
    • 32' Shorey's cross from the left causes initial panic in the Wigan box, but Odemwingie is unable to connect and the Latics backline clears
    • 30' Odemwingie is checked by Alcaraz out on the Wigan left. The resulting free-kick is swung in deep, but Al-Habsi provides save hands when coming to collect
    • 28' West Brom starting to get into some sort of stride - Nicky Shorey and Thomas link-up well on the left and feed Odemwingie on the edge of the box, but he blazes his shot wide. Better from the away team, though
    • 26' Odemwingie races down the Wigan left and does fantastically well to cut the ball back... however, no other Baggies player is on the same wavelength running into the box and the home team are able to clear their lines
    • 24' First corner of the game goes to Wigan on the right. N'Zogbia and Gomez link-up for the short corner but it proves to be a waste.
    • 20' Odemwingie works the ball down the left, but his cross from the byline into the Wigan box is too close to Ali Al-Habsi and the keeper collects with relative ease
    • 19' Wigan's Jordi Gomez blazes over from well out - it's still rising as I write this
    • 18' Wigan forced into an early sub: Steven Caldwell comes on for Gary Caldwell
    • 17' Gary Caldwell is receiving physio treatment having pulled up short... it looks like he will be replaced
    • 16' Wigan are getting a lot of joy from attacking down their left flank, with Cleverly proving particularly instrumental when getting forward
    • 14' Good link-up play between Odemwingie and Jerome Thomas in the Wigan box almost fashions an opportunity for WBA. Instead, the ball gets played back to Steven Reid who smashes well over from 25 yards out
    • 12' Nicky Shorey's deep cross from the left is headed clear, other than that, the Baggies are currently lacking inspiration, as Peter Odemwinigie is being snuffed out by the Wigan centre-back duo of Steve Gohouri and Gary Caldwell
    • 9' West Brom yet to click into gear - a poor pass from Youssouf Mulumbu is unable to be collected by James Morrison and the ball travels harmlessly out wide
    • 8' Cleverley's whipped cross into the West Brom box from the left is too close to Baggies keeper Scott Carson, and the Englishman collects the ball comfortably
    • 7' Nice attacking from Wigan with Cleverly feeding Mohamed Diame down the West Brom right but he is unable to get a cross away. The Baggies haven't really woken up since kick-off
    • 5' First real chance for Wigan - Charles N'Zogbia robs the ball and feeds Hugo Rodallega but, from the return pass, the Frenchman is unable to get away his shot when put under pressure
    • 3' Ronnie Stam sends in a deep cross from the right, which Tom Cleverly sends back into the box on the left, but it is cleared by the West Brom defence
    • 2' Certainly not a sell-out at the DW today, rather a subdued atmosphere surrounding kick-off
    • 1' We're now underway at the DW Stadium for Wigan vs West Brom
    • 15:00 And we are going to have a minute's silence for Rememberance Day before kick-off
    • 14:55 And we are just five minutes away from kick-off...
    • 14:55 However, West Brom will have clear designs on snatching all three points at Wigan themselves in order to steer further clear of the drop zone. The inculsion of Peter Odemwingie up front is a major boost for the Baggies - they have lost only one of the seven games that the Nigerian striker has started this season.
    • 14:50 Martinez's men may have dropped into the relegation zone, but the Spaniard can take heart from a spirited 1-1 draw at home to Liverpool last wednesday and by the fact that, if they beat West Brom today, the Latics will be only two points behind the Baggies in the table.
    • 14:45 This match also brings together the two youngest managers in the Premier League with 37-year old Wigan boss Roberto Martinez up against West Brom counterpart Roberto DiMatteo, who is three years his elder
    • 14:40 Marc-Antoine Fortune is also on the bench for WBA and has fond memories of facing Wigan - the striker scored twice in the last PL meeting between these two clubs: a 3-1 West Brom home victory in May 2009.
    • 14:40 For West Brom, Graham Dorrans has to settle for a place on the bench having recovered from a sore foot sustained in the midweek 2-2 draw at West Ham. Nicky Shorey returns to the starting line-up following an ankle injury, as does Youssouf Mulumbu who has served his one-game suspension, but Roman Bednar does not feature
    • 14:35 For Wigan, defender Steve Gohouri returns having completed a one-game ban. Manager Roberto Martinez has reported no fresh injury concerns for his team. Hugo Rodallega leads the home team's front line once more - eight of Wigan's 11 points registered so far this season have come from matches where the big Colombian has scored.
    • 14:30 Team News... Wigan: Al Habsi, Stam, Gohouri, Gary Caldwell, Alcaraz, Diame, Thomas, N'Zogbia, Cleverley, Gomez, Rodallega. Subs: Kirkland, Di Santo, Watson, Boselli, Moses, Steven Caldwell, Figueroa. West Brom: Carson, Reid, Tamas, Pablo, Shorey, Scharner, Mulumbu, Brunt, Morrison, Odemwingie, Thomas. Subs: Myhill, Dorrans, Cox, Barnes, Cech, Zuiverloon, Fortune. Referee: Anthony Taylor (Cheshire)
    • 14:25 Perhaps Wigan's biggest boost for today's game comes from the fact that West Brom have similarly slipped recently, although the Albion are still currently exceeding expectations in 11th following great early-season results against the likes of Arsenal and Manchester United. But WBA haven't recorded a win in their last three PL away matches, have conceded 15 PL away goals already this season, and have failed to keep an away clean sheet since a goalless draw at Blackburn in May 2009.
    • 14:20 It's a game of two teams who have endured recent struggles - most notably for Wigan who currently sit in 18th and have failed to win in their last five PL matches. They've only netted nine PL goals this season, and have registered only two first-half goals in the current campaign.
    • 14:15 Hello and welcome to live text coverage of this afternoon's premier league clash between Wigan Athletic and West Bromwich Albion from the DW Stadium
  • Summary

    • 90+3' It's going to be one final corner for West Brom - Carson is up and Wigan's Al-Habsi is required to make a fine save from a point-blank Fortune strike. A crucial save
    • 82' Big chance for Wigan to wrap up the game as Cleverly plays in Di Santo, running back from an offside position. But the substitute striker turns and flashes his shot wide when unmarked in a one-on-one with Carson. He had more time and should have done a lot better
    • 81' West Brom's Reid hits a snapshot across the Wigan goal - it's defelctred for a corner. From that delivery, Giles Barnes sends a looping header onto the roof of the net. Better from the Roberto Di Matteo's men
    • 71' And from Diame's clearance, Wigan sprint up the other end and score. Rodallega showing good endeavour in holding up the ball, before laying it off for substitute Moses to run on and place a shot past Carson inside the far post.
    • 70' GOAL! WIGAN 1-0 WEST BROM (Victor Moses)
    • 60' Brunt forces Al-Habsi into his first real save - the West Brom winger striking low to the keeper's left which requires a smothering save
    • 48' Moses is already giving Wigan that extra spark. He slots in N'Zogbia running in through the centre (when perhaps Cleverly on the right would have been the better option), but the Baggies defence closes the French winger down and clears
    • 26' Odemwingie races down the Wigan left and does fantastically well to cut the ball back... however, no other Baggies player is on the same wavelength running into the box and the home team are able to clear their lines
    • 5' First real chance for Wigan - Charles N'Zogbia robs the ball and feeds Hugo Rodallega but, from the return pass, the Frenchman is unable to get away his shot when put under pressure
    • 15:00 And we are going to have a minute's silence for Rememberance Day before kick-off
    • 14:30 Team News... Wigan: Al Habsi, Stam, Gohouri, Gary Caldwell, Alcaraz, Diame, Thomas, N'Zogbia, Cleverley, Gomez, Rodallega. Subs: Kirkland, Di Santo, Watson, Boselli, Moses, Steven Caldwell, Figueroa. West Brom: Carson, Reid, Tamas, Pablo, Shorey, Scharner, Mulumbu, Brunt, Morrison, Odemwingie, Thomas. Subs: Myhill, Dorrans, Cox, Barnes, Cech, Zuiverloon, Fortune. Referee: Anthony Taylor (Cheshire)

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Line-up

    Live Team Line-Up

    • Starting line-up

      • A. Al Habsi
      • R. Stam
      • G. Caldwell Substitution Out (17′)
      • A. Alcaraz
      • S. Gohouri
      • H. Thomas
      • M. Diamé
      • C. N'Zogbia
      • J. Gómez Substitution Out (45′)
      • T. Cleverley
      • H. Rodallega Substitution Out (77′)

      Subs

      • C. Kirkland
      • V. Moses Substitution In45′ Goal
      • S. Caldwell Substitution In17′ Yellow Card
      • M. Boselli
      • B. Watson
      • M. Figueroa
      • F. Di Santo Substitution In77′
    • Starting line-up

      • S. Carson
      • S. Reid
      • Pablo
      • G. Tamas
      • N. Shorey
      • Y. Mulumbu Substitution Out (89′)
      • P. Scharner Yellow Card Substitution Out (67′)
      • C. Brunt
      • J. Morrison Substitution Out (73′)
      • J. Thomas
      • P. Odemwingie

      Subs

      • M. Fortuné Substitution In89′
      • M. Cech
      • B. Myhill
      • G. Barnes Substitution In67′
      • S. Cox Substitution In73′
      • G. Zuiverloon
      • G. Dorrans
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