Saturday April 28, 2012 Day 36 Finished DW Stadium

Wigan Athletic 4 - 0 Newcastle United

  • Moses 13’, 15’
  • Maloney 36’
  • Di Santo 45’

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  1. Inspired Wigan thrash Newcastle

    Inspired Wigan thrash Newcastle

    In-form Wigan tore Newcastle United to shreds in a 4-0 victory as Roberto Martinez's side took a significant step towards survival. More

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    Time:90'
    • Wigan Athletic
    • Newcastle United
    • - Don't forget you can watch highlights of this match, along with every Premier League game, from 00:01 on Monday morning (UK only).
    • 90+3' The full-time whistle goes at the DW Stadium, and the resurgent Wigan claim a stunning 4-0 victory over Newcastle United with a brace from Victor Moses and goals from Shaun Maloney and Franco Di Santo giving Roberto Martinez's side a potentially crucial victory in their fight for survival. Thanks for your company today and join us again soon! Premier League table
    • 90+2' Tiote goes down as he wins back possession and then a free kick for his side.
    • 90+1' Martinez continues to bark orders at his players from the touchline, but he must be absolutely ecstatic.
    • 90' Three minutes will be added at the end of this second half, and Wigan are keeping possession superbly.
    • 89' What a challenge that was from Coloccini, and Swansea almost had a fifth with Sammon's first goal of the season!
    • 87' Coloccini clears off the line! Sammon is picked out brilliantly by Gomez before the forward takes the ball past Krul, but Coloccini clears off the line desperately!
    • 86' The goals to make sure you watch this evening are those from Maloney and Di Santo, but Moses was utterly clinical with his two finishes.
    • 85' Santon clears under pressure at the back, and Wigan are flying forward in their droves late on.
    • 84' Both Wigan full-backs have been superb today, while McArthur and McCarthy have been inspired in midfield.
    • 83' The home fans are in full voice as their side pass the ball around in the Newcastle half with real confidence and precision.
    • 82' James Perch replaces Danny Simpson as Pardew also makes his second change.
    • 81' Moses departs to thunderous applause as Jordi Gomez comes on in his place.
    • 79' It's all Wigan as the hosts stroke the ball around comfortably, and the visitors are sitting very deep now.
    • 78' Alcaraz and McArthur keep the ball on halfway, and the hosts are stroking the ball around very impressively.
    • 77' Simpson catches McCarthy with a late challenge, but the referee deems it not worthy of a yellow card.
    • 76' The Newcastle fans have stayed in their numbers despite the deficit, and that could not have been said about a lot of travelling supporters with a 4-0 scoreline.
    • 75' Wigan are cruising through this final period, and the hosts are playing with such confidence.
    • 73' Newcastle keep the ball on halfway, but the visitors lack conviction now with the game gone.
    • 72' Ben Arfa is taken off by Pardew now as Ryan Taylor comes on in his place.
    • 71' Cisse hits the post! If Newcastle wanted confirmation that this is not his day, then this is it: Ben Arfa whips over a stunning cross, and Cisse hits the post with a glancing header!
    • 70' Alcaraz inadvertently handles the ball 25 yards out, and he is perhaps fortunate not to be sent off as he denies Ba running through on goal.
    • 69' Sammon always holds the ball up superbly, and the Wigan forward does so to good effect as Maloney and McCarthy join the attack.
    • 68' Di Santo, still struggling after sustaining that knock, is subbed off by Martinez with Conor Sammon coming on in his place.
    • 67' STAT: The Latics have won four of their last six Premier League matches.
    • 66' It's end-to-end stuff right now as Wigan break before McArthur loses the ball, and Cisse then wins a corner with a driving run!
    • 64' Cisse hits the bar! Encouraging signs for Newcastle now as Cisse beats the offside trap with a perfectly timed run before curling a fine shot against the crossbar!
    • 63' What a save from Al Habsi! It is now the Wigan goalkeeper's turn to repel the visitors as Cisse fires a vicious volley on target, and he parries the ball away to safety!
    • 61' Krul denies Moses! The Wigan forward hammers a fierce shot on target from close range as the ball drops to him inside the Newcastle box, but Krul saves superbly to deny him a hat-trick.
    • 60' No side have won fewer home games than Wigan (3) in the Premier League this season.
    • 59' Ba and Cisse have had a rare off day today, and neither has been able to get on the ball and produce anything thus far.
    • 58' That man Moses picks up the ball on the edge of the Newcastle box and lets fly, but the ball zips wide of the near post on this occasion!
    • 57' Rory Meep reckons that Moses will net a hat-trick, and he has had two chances and scored twice so far!
    • 56' Yohan Cabaye has either scored or assisted six of Newcastle’s last seven goals (two goals, four assists).
    • 55' Both managers have their subs warming up vigorously, and there must be a real temptation to look beyond this match now.
    • 54' Di Santo stays down as he looks to have picked up a bit of an injury following that challenge from Cabaye, but it was a fair one.
    • 53' Di Santo is tackled by Cabaye on the edge of the Newcastle box, and that was a dangerous position.
    • 52' Figueroa flies through on goal down the left, but Coloccini is on hand to make a very fine sliding challenge!
    • 51' Aidan Wardle lauds the impressive Victor Moses - and rightly so - and he asks why England have yet to snap him up? What do other people think?
    • 50' Wigan keep the ball in midfield, and the hosts are brimming with confidence in this second half.
    • 49' Moses then fouls Coloccini, and it's very scrappy as both sides are yet to settle back down.
    • 48' It's a very niggly start to this second half as McArthur and Coloccini square up to each other, and Tiote is inevitably involved in the argument.
    • 47' Jhaic Villanueva and Gerald E Barrass remind us all of Newcastle's stunning comeback against Arsenal earlier in the season - can they replicate those heroics? Pirutman says Newcastle need to take off Ben Arfa as it's not going for him in this match and bring on a defender with the game already gone. What do others think?
    • 46' The second half is underway, and the Newcastle fans continue to support their side despite a big deficit in this match.
    • - Well, what is your reaction to that first half? How many goals will Wigan end up scoring in this match, and what can Newcastle hope to salvage from what has been a dismal showing thus far? Get in touch with me on Twitter!
    • 45+5' The half-time whistle goes, and Wigan lead Newcastle 4-0 after a brace from Victor Moses and fine goals from Shaun Maloney and Franco Di Santo! It's been an absolutely stunning performance from Roberto Martinez's men! Newcastle look utterly shell-shocked.
    • 45+4' GOAL!!!! DI SANTO MAKES IT FOUR! Beausejour finds Di Santo on the edge of the penalty area, and the forward picks out the top corner with a sublime finish as Krul is left with no chance whatsoever!
    • 45+3' Maloney is brimming with confidence as he comfortably beats Santon out on the left, and Wigan are playing with a real swagger.
    • 45+1' Moses has been absolutely ruthless in front of goal, and his early brace put Wigan in their stride.
    • 45' Four minutes will be added at the end of this first half, with Newcastle deflated after being comprehensively outplayed in this match. Wigan lead 3-0, and are very good value for that scoreline.
    • 44' Wigan keep the ball in midfield, and Martinez is on the touchline waving them forward enthusiastically.
    • 43' Tiote attempts to haul his side back into the match with a driving run from deep, but he is eventually challenged by McCarthy.
    • 42' Cabaye attempts to lob Al Habsi with a free kick from range, but he is unable to hit the target.
    • 41' Papiss Demba Cisse has has equalled Mick Quinn’s record of most goals in his opening 10 PL appearances (11).
    • 40' Ba lacks conviction as he races through and drives a low shot wide of the near post - he scuffs his effort and he would normally be expected to bury that!
    • 39' Danny Simpson is also booked as he gets in the referee Mike Dean's face, protesting about the McCarthy tackle.
    • 38' McCarthy is booked for a robust challenge on Cabaye, and that was a very poor foul!
    • 37' Wigan are absolutely flying in this match, and Newcastle are all over the shop! The hosts are buoyant.
    • 36' GOAL!!!!! MALONEY MAKES IT THREE! It's slick build-up play yet again from Wigan as McArthur and McCarthy combine, before Maloney cuts in from the left and fires past Krul!
    • 34' Caldwell and McCarthy each bring the ball forward from deep, and Newcastle are really struggling to press high up the field.
    • 33' Only Newcastle United (18) and Manchester United (13) have picked up more points than Wigan (12) in their last six Premier League games.
    • 32' There is almost an awful mix up at the back for Newcastle as Simpson and Santon leave the ball to each other as Di Santo lurks ominously nearby, but eventually Santon punts the ball away!
    • 31' Ben Arfa again commits a foul in the final third as Wigan can pass the ball around at the back once more.
    • 30' Caldwell is fouled by Ben Arfa, and Wigan can build from the back as McCarthy looks to dictate the play from deep.
    • 29' Wigan have won four of their five Premier League home games against Newcastle, but their last home league meeting with the Magpies ended in a 0-1 defeat.
    • 27' Cisse loses the ball to Caldwell once more, and he is not having one of his best days thus far.
    • 26' That really was a nasty one from Tiote, and Figueroa limps off very gingerly to the touchline where he will receive further treatment.
    • 25' Figueroa makes another superb challenge, but he stays down in need of treatment as Tiote's studs catch him on the thigh.
    • 24' Ba brings down Alcaraz, and he is very lucky to get away without a booking as he challenges from behind.
    • 23' Nine of the 11 Premier League meetings between these two sides have produced a winner, with only two games ending in a draw.
    • 22' Cisse plants a tame shot straight at Al Habsi after jinking inside from the left, and that was a poor effort.
    • 21' Cabaye apologises to the referee and to Beausejour as he makes a poor challenge, but no card is shown.
    • 20' Very close! Ben Arfa whips an exquisite effort over the Wigan wall, and Al Habsi is comprehensively beaten as the ball strikes the stanchion.
    • 19' Alcaraz is booked for a rash challenge on Gutierrez, and this is golden Ben Arfa territory...
    • 18' As much as the finishes have been clinical from Wigan, the two crosses into the box were absolutely stunning.
    • 17' Tiote races back and trips Maloney, and Wigan are cutting Newcastle to shreds on the counter attack!
    • 16' What a start to the match from Moses and Wigan! The hosts are jubilant, and Newcastle are absolutely stunned.
    • 15' GOAL!!!!! MOSES MAKES IT TWO! Dave Whelan leads the applause as Beausejour whips over a devilish delivery which Coloccini cannot clear, and Moses pounces to slam the ball home!
    • 14' What an important goal that could be for Roberto Martinez's side, and the home fans celebrate that opening goal.
    • 13' GOAL!!!!! MOSES PUTS WIGAN IN FRONT! Boyce whips over a precise cross from the right, and Moses glances a fine header beyond Krul after outjumping Williamson!
    • 12' Newcastle enjoy a good period of possession in the Wigan half, but Cabaye's cross intended for Ba is too deep.
    • 11' Ba and Pardew are both furious with that tackle from Figueroa, but it looked a clean challenge to most others. Ba gets to his feet very gingerly.
    • 9' Demba Ba flies through as Figueroa is caught rather sloppily in possession, but the defender recovers to make a fine challenge.
    • 8' STAT: Should Newcastle keep one more clean sheet between now and the end of the season, they’ll equal their best tally in a single PL season (15).
    • 7' A good early break from Wigan sees Moses hurtle through on goal, but he lacks conviction somewhat as he dallies and plants a tame shot straight at Krul!
    • 5' STAT: With six wins in a row, Newcastle are just one short of their Premier League record of seven consecutive victories.
    • 3' It's not the best start for either side as a scrappy period ensues in midfield. Both managers are anxious to get their sides in shape.
    • 2' McArthur challenges furiously with Tiote in midfield, and it's hotly contested as both sides look to stamp their authority on proceedings.
    • 1' The first half is underway at the DW Stadium, and the hosts enjoy a good spell of possession from the outset as the visitors press high up the field.
    • 14:55 Right, we are just five minutes from kick off now at the DW Stadium, and if I said it was a scintillating atmosphere I would be lying, but the travelling supporters are certainly making themselves heard!
    • 14:50 What do you think the scoreline will be this afternoon, and who will get on the scoresheet? Also, what position do you see both sides finishing the season in? Get in touch with me on Twitter!
    • 14:45 Relegation-battling Wigan have an away trip to Blackburn before a home encounter with Wolves to come this season. Can they stay up? Meanwhile, Newcastle have away trips to Chelsea and Everton with a home clash against Manchester City remaining. Fixture list
    • 14:40 Wigan goalkeeper Ali Al Habsi has a personal reason for keeping Newcastle's sharp-shooters at bay. Al Habsi was at Coventry on Monday night to witness his fellow countrymen from Oman suffer Olympic heartbreak against Senegal. "I will make sure to save their shots," he said. "Senegal beat us at Coventry, so I want to make sure they don't score any goals against me."
    • 14:35 While the odds remain against Pardew's men ending a remarkable campaign as the closest challengers to top two Manchester United and Manchester City - they still have to go to Chelsea and face Roberto Mancini's team on Tyneside - they remain genuine candidates for Champions League qualification.
    • 14:30 Newcastle manager Alan Pardew is targeting a third-place Barclays Premier League finish as he attempts to fulfil Mike Ashley's unlikely European dream. The Magpies are looking for a seventh successive league victory, a run which has seen them climb into fourth and to within three points of Arsenal with a game in hand. Premier League table
    • 14:25 Roberto Martinez (Wigan): "I am extremely proud of the team and the results we have been getting. But we have done nothing, we need to concentrate on the next three games. That is not just for myself but for everyone - the staff, players and everyone connected to the football club. All we are talking about is Newcastle and making sure we are as good as we can be in the next three games, and nothing else."
    • 14:20 Alan Pardew (Newcastle): "Mike (Ashley) is very determined that we push as hard as we can for the Champions League, and we are going to try to do that for him because he has been very supportive to us this year. We are just trying to win every game. We know we have got a difficult run - on paper, you could say more difficult than the other contenders - but the teams have still got to beat us and we are in pretty good form. But we have got a possibility of finishing third."
    • 14:15 THE TEAMS ARE IN! Wigan: Al Habsi, Alcaraz, Caldwell, Figueroa, Boyce, McArthur, McCarthy, Beausejour, Maloney, Di Santo, Moses. Subs: Pollitt, Crusat, Gomez, Sammon, Jones, Rodallega, Diame /// Newcastle: Krul, Simpson, Williamson, Coloccini, Santon, Cabaye, Tiote, Gutierrez, Ben Arfa, Cisse, Ba. Subs: Elliot, Perch, Gosling, Ryan Taylor, Best, Shola Ameobi, Ferguson
    • 14:10 TEAM NEWS: Wigan striker Franco di Santo (calf) is doubtful for the clash against Newcastle at the DW Stadium. Fellow forward Hugo Rodallega (knee) is hoping to prove his fitness after returning to training following a seven-week lay-off. Defender Ronnie Stam (hamstring) is unlikely to feature but midfielder Albert Crusat (calf) is back in contention.
    • 14:05 Newcastle boss Alan Pardew has no fresh injury concerns ahead of the trip to Wigan. Midfielders Gabriel Obertan (ankle) and Sylvain Marveaux (groin) are both back in training, but neither will travel. Only Steven Taylor (Achilles) and Sammy Ameobi (knee) remain on the Champions League-chasing side's long-term casualty list.
    • 14:00 Relegation-battling Wigan host Champions League-chasing Newcastle United in their Premier League clash at the DW Stadium.
  • Summary

    • 87' Coloccini clears off the line! Sammon is picked out brilliantly by Gomez before the forward takes the ball past Krul, but Coloccini clears off the line desperately!
    • 71' Cisse hits the post! If Newcastle wanted confirmation that this is not his day, then this is it: Ben Arfa whips over a stunning cross, and Cisse hits the post with a glancing header!
    • 64' Cisse hits the bar! Encouraging signs for Newcastle now as Cisse beats the offside trap with a perfectly timed run before curling a fine shot against the crossbar!
    • 63' What a save from Al Habsi! It is now the Wigan goalkeeper's turn to repel the visitors as Cisse fires a vicious volley on target, and he parries the ball away to safety!
    • 61' Krul denies Moses! The Wigan forward hammers a fierce shot on target from close range as the ball drops to him inside the Newcastle box, but Krul saves superbly to deny him a hat-trick.
    • 52' Figueroa flies through on goal down the left, but Coloccini is on hand to make a very fine sliding challenge!
    • 45+4' GOAL!!!! DI SANTO MAKES IT FOUR! Beausejour finds Di Santo on the edge of the penalty area, and the forward picks out the top corner with a sublime finish as Krul is left with no chance whatsoever!
    • 40' Ba lacks conviction as he races through and drives a low shot wide of the near post - he scuffs his effort and he would normally be expected to bury that!
    • 36' GOAL!!!!! MALONEY MAKES IT THREE! It's slick build-up play yet again from Wigan as McArthur and McCarthy combine, before Maloney cuts in from the left and fires past Krul!
    • 32' There is almost an awful mix up at the back for Newcastle as Simpson and Santon leave the ball to each other as Di Santo lurks ominously nearby, but eventually Santon punts the ball away!
    • 20' Very close! Ben Arfa whips an exquisite effort over the Wigan wall, and Al Habsi is comprehensively beaten as the ball strikes the stanchion.
    • 15' GOAL!!!!! MOSES MAKES IT TWO! Dave Whelan leads the applause as Beausejour whips over a devilish delivery which Coloccini cannot clear, and Moses pounces to slam the ball home!
    • 13' GOAL!!!!! MOSES PUTS WIGAN IN FRONT! Boyce whips over a precise cross from the right, and Moses glances a fine header beyond Krul after outjumping Williamson!
    • 7' A good early break from Wigan sees Moses hurtle through on goal, but he lacks conviction somewhat as he dallies and plants a tame shot straight at Krul!
    • 14:15 THE TEAMS ARE IN! Wigan: Al Habsi, Alcaraz, Caldwell, Figueroa, Boyce, McArthur, McCarthy, Beausejour, Maloney, Di Santo, Moses. Subs: Pollitt, Crusat, Gomez, Sammon, Jones, Rodallega, Diame /// Newcastle: Krul, Simpson, Williamson, Coloccini, Santon, Cabaye, Tiote, Gutierrez, Ben Arfa, Cisse, Ba. Subs: Elliot, Perch, Gosling, Ryan Taylor, Best, Shola Ameobi, Ferguson

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