Saturday April 20, 2013 Day 34 Finished Upton Park

West Ham United 2 - 0 Wigan Athletic

  • Jarvis 21’
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  1. Premier League - Wigan in big trouble after defeat to West Ham

    Premier League - Wigan in big trouble after defeat to West Ham

    Wigan were plunged further into the relegation mire after they suffered a 2-0 defeat to West Ham at Upton Park. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • West Ham United
    • Wigan Athletic
    • - 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+4' West Ham move up to 10th place with a fine 2-0 win as the full-time whistle goes, and goals from Jarvis and Nolan have downed Wigan at Upton Park! It was a match they needed points from, and the Latics remain rooted in the relegation zone. Thanks for joining us.
    • 90+2' Allardyce could hardly look more relaxed as he stands with his arms crossed on the touchline.
    • 90+1' Beausejour forces his way to the left byline, but he is ruled offside as he looks to get a cross into the box.
    • 90' Collins is booked for a poor challenge on Maloney, and four minutes will be added.
    • 89' Gomez makes way for Di Santo now as Martinez makes his final throw of the dice.
    • 88' West Ham are keeping the ball effectively on halfway now through Nolan and Carroll, and Wigan are very frustrated.
    • 87' Martinez looks very glum and subdued on the touchline now, and this was a match Wigan really needed to pick up points from.
    • 85' Kone has been very quiet today, and Wigan really needed a big performance from him.
    • 83' That goal really was special, with a stunning volley from Nolan after the overhead from Carroll.
    • 82' Wigan are surely down and out of this match now as West Ham keep the ball.
    • 81' GOAL! Kevin Nolan lashes an emphatic volley beyond Joel after an overhead flick on from Carroll, and it's a quite brilliant goal for West Ham who surely put this match to bed with their second goal!
    • 79' Wigan are becoming ever more desperate, and are lacking any inspiration.
    • 78' Beausejour whips over two decent deliveries from the left, but West Ham are defending superbly with Collins a rock.
    • 77' Wigan are piling on the pressure now as Maloney continues to cause havoc down the left, and every West Ham player is back in their half defending.
    • 75' Jack Collison comes on for West Ham now as Diame makes way to a standing ovation.
    • 73' Joe Cole is booked for lying on the ball and time wasting after he is tripped up on halfway.
    • 72' Huge chance for Wigan! Substitute James McArthur is denied by a brilliant save from Jaaskelainen as he stabs a shot on target from close range, and that could so easily have been the equaliser!
    • 71' Carroll gets a huge ovation as he shows real guts to chase down a loose ball, and he drives a low shot wide.
    • 70' Wigan’s last three Premier League games have produced only four goals, and they have lacked any kind of cutting edge going forward.
    • 68' Beausejour gets in down the left and drives a more meaningful effort on target, but it's comfortable for Jaaskelainen.
    • 66' Figueroa drives another speculative effort wide from range, and that's a waste.
    • 65' Allardyce is furious with Reid as he sloppily gives the ball away, and the hosts just need to be a bit careful with a slender lead.
    • 64' It remains a glorious afternoon in London, and the home fans are really enjoying watching their side lead here.
    • 63' Nolan is furious as Jarvis charges down the left to early and is ruled offside!
    • 62' What a chance for Wigan! Boyce finds himself in space at the back post as Figueroa dinks over a precise delivery, but he can only head tamely straight at Jaaskelainen, who spills the save wide!
    • 61' Joe Cole is introduced to a rapturous reception, and Vaz Te is the man to make way.
    • 59' Diame has a very similar cross-shot which zips wide of the far post, and Joel was concerned there.
    • 58' Demel commits another foul as Maloney beats him again, and surely the yellow card will come out soon.
    • 57' Joel deals with a high ball under pressure from Carroll and Nolan superbly, and he proceeds to launch it upfield.
    • 56' A poor clearance from Demel allows Figueroa to drive a shot on goal, but it flashes just wide.
    • 55' Kone holds the ball up and brings Gomez into play - he's playing very effectively, but has not received any real service himself.
    • 53' West Ham have had 14 attempts on goal compared to Wigan's eight, despite not having the best of the possession.
    • 52' Carroll drives a low shot just wide of the far post from range, and that's a fine effort from the forward.
    • 51' Carroll wins a free kick up the other end as he is pushed over by McCarthy, with Maloney having shot wide.
    • 50' Maloney wins a free kick as he races past Nolan and is tripped up, and he will take this dangerous set piece...
    • 49' Maloney skips past two West Ham defenders, and he's really thriving this afternoon without having been rewarded.
    • 47' Carroll has been involved in four goals (three goals, one assist) in his last three Premier League appearances, and he has looked very dangerous so far this afternoon.
    • 46' The second half is under way, and Martinez has acted swiftly to replace the ineffectual McManaman with James McArthur.
    • - What did you make of that first half, and do you think West Ham will win or can you see Wigan roaring back? Get in touch with your thoughts... @Dan_Eurosport on Twitter
    • 45+1' The half-time whistle goes at Upton Park, and West Ham lead 1-0 in the sunshine courtesy of Matt Jarvis's inswinging delivery that no one could get on the end of, and Wigan need to respond quickly in the second half!
    • 45' Vaz Te spoils the potentially dangerous free kick, shooting high and wide! Just one minute will be added.
    • 44' Figueroa now fouls Carroll very clumsily, and this could be dangerous just before half-time.
    • 43' Figueroa goes down inside the West Ham box very theatrically, and Collins is furious with the Wigan player.
    • 42' He gets to his feet very gingerly, and will continue despite taking what looked to be a nasty challenge.
    • 41' Gomez takes a tumble on halfway under a challenge from Diame, and it's a stud on the ankle that is causing him real pain.
    • 40' Reid tries to get Jarvis in behind Boyce, but the delivery is not quite in the right area and a potential chance goes begging.
    • 39' Martinez is very animated as he urges his side to up the tempo before half-time, and he's not at all happy.
    • 38' West Ham have made more accurate crosses than any other team this season (180), and Wigan are really struggling to cope.
    • 37' O'Brien charges in and heads wide as a delivery comes over from Jarvis, and West Ham are having a lot of joy from outwide.
    • 36' Just one of the previous 13 Premier League games between Wigan and West Ham have ended in a draw, but there are certainly more goals in this one.
    • 35' Maloney fouls Demel, and suddenly it's very scrappy in this first half. The home fans are imploring their side to attack.
    • 34' Collins has been a rock at the back for West Ham so far, and Kone has barely seen the ball.
    • 33' West Ham are keeping the ball very well in their own half, and Wigan are not managing to hold possession at the moment.
    • 32' Again, Carroll fouls Caldwell, and there was no malicious intent but he's treading a fine line.
    • 31' Carroll throws himself eagerly into two aerial challenges, and he has to be careful after that very harsh early booking.
    • 30' Carroll is ruled offside now as he continues to make his presence felt, playing effectively up on his own.
    • 29' STAT: Wigan have only won seven of 34 Premier League games in April (20.6%), a lower win percentage than their overall rate (28.2%).
    • 27' Diame is again the driving force as he charges forward, before Carroll launches a shot into the stands!
    • 26' Maloney continues to look very dangerous, and he moves outwide to the left before whipping over a fine cross that no one gets on the end of.
    • 25' There are huge appeals for a penalty as Nolan goes down inside the Wigan box under a challenge from McCarthy, and that was clumsy - ref Neil Swarbrick shakes his head!
    • 23' West Ham are, of course, on a very fine run, and the hosts are playing with real confidence.
    • 22' After having looked so bright early on, Wigan find themselves a goal down already, and must respond from behind.
    • 21' GOAL! Matt Jarvis puts West Ham in front against Wigan, and that's just his second goal for the club as the hosts take the early lead at Upton Park! It was a cracking delivery from outwide on the left, and both Diame and Nolan missed their attempted shots in the box!
    • 19' West Ham have drawn each of their last three Premier League games, they could become the fifth team to draw four in a row this season.
    • 18' Carroll is booked, rather harshly it seems, for challenging for an aerial ball with Beausejour, and that's a classic case of being punished for his much-publicised approach in the previous game.
    • 17' Maloney, who has been in fine form of late, whips a dangerous set piece just over the crossbar from the resulting free kick.
    • 16' This time it's Wigan who have a free kick just outside the West Ham box, and Maloney stands over it...
    • 15' Jean Beausejour comes on as Antolin Alcaraz has to be replaced early on, and that was clearly what so agitated Martinez, who makes an enforced change.
    • 14' Nolan volleys to Joel's right from inside the Wigan box, and the goalkeeper makes a smart save as the Wigan defenders get a rollicking for not picking up the midfielder from a cheeky set piece! That was another clear chance.
    • 13' Alcaraz and Carroll clash in the Wigan half, and the big forward goes down clutching his back as a free kick is awarded. He is not injured.
    • 12' Martinez is suddenly very animated on the touchline, and he's clearly very agitated about something with his side's set up.
    • 11' Maloney continues to look very bright indeed, and he takes the ball down the left at pace before running it out of play.
    • 10' Maloney should score for Wigan straight up at the other end! The forward is presented with a one-on-one with Jaaskelainen, but he can only sidefoot a tame effort straight at the keeper, who does well to smother the ball!
    • 9' Chance! Collins wins a towering header at the near post from the resulting corner, but his flick on is in turn headed wide by Nolan, who ghosted in unmarked at the back post!
    • 8' The home fans roar on their side as Diame wins a corner with a driving run through the midfield, and this could be dangerous.
    • 7' Figueroa continues to see a lot of the ball outwide on the left, and West Ham will need to cut off that line of attack.
    • 6' Collins does superbly to shepherd Kone away from trouble as the forward picks up the ball dangerously on the edge of the hosts' box.
    • 5' Wigan keep the ball very effectively on halfway, before Figueroa misplaces a pass intended for Maloney inside the West Ham box.
    • 4' STAT: West Ham have won three successive home games against Wigan Athletic in the Premier League – this after failing to win the previous three (L2 D1).
    • 3' Carroll is up front on his own, and Wigan are able to play the ball out from the back very comfortably.
    • 2' Carroll looks to make an early impression as he races in behind Alcaraz, but he's just offside as he receives Nolan's through ball.
    • 1' The first half is under way, and West Ham keep the ball tidily in their own half early on.
    • 14:55 The players head out of the tunnel, and we're all set for kick off at Upton Park. Wigan will be in their all-black change strip this afternoon.
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    • 14:45 Andy Carroll has won an aerial duel every 7.9 mins on average this season, a more frequent rate than any other Premier League player this season, and a lot of attention will be on him this afternoon after his controversial challenges on David De Gea in midweek. What did you make of his NFL-esque approach to making his presence felt in the box? Get in touch...
    • 14:40 STAT: West Ham have drawn each of their last three Premier League games, they could become the fifth team to draw four in a row this season. The bookies have priced this match: West Ham 13/10 Wigan 12/5 Draw 5/2. What is your prediction? You can get in touch with me throughout the match via Twitter and I'll publish some of the comments... Follow @Dan_Eurosport
    • 14:35 Martinez said before this match: "If we play like [we did against Manchester City] we'll get the points we deserve. Against them you have to accept conceding a goal with a piece of magic. We've been playing really well in the last few weeks and the FA Cup success has really helped us. We've got a very exciting period [ahead of us]."
    • 14:30 Today's referee, if anyone cares, is Neil Swarbrick. The weather is absolutely glorious in London this afternoon, with the Upton Park pitch bathed in sunshine. The West Ham players are out warming up and getting a tremendous reception.
    • 14:25 West Ham are looking to stretch their unbeaten run to five games, and they are now comfortably sat in 11th place in the table on 39 points; Wigan, meanwhile, have the FA Cup final to look forward to but have the more pressing matter of trying to move out of the relegation zone - they are still three points from safety with a game in hand on those above them. Premier League table
    • 14:20 The teams are in - West Ham: Jaaskelainen, Reid, Nolan, Jarvis, Carroll, Vaz Te, O'Brien, Collins, Demel, Diame, O'Neil. Subs: Henderson, C.Cole, Collison, Taylor, Noble, Pogatetz, J.Cole /// Wigan: Robles, Kone, Alcaraz, McCarthy, Caldwell, Maloney, Gomez, McManaman, Boyce, Figueroa, Scharner. Subs: Al Habsi, Di Santo, Henriquez, McArthur, Espinoza, Beausejour, Stam.
    • 14:15 Welcome to live text commentary of Wigan's crucial Premier League visit to West Ham at Upton Park with Roberto Martinez's side in desperate need of three points as they fight for their top-flight status. The teams will be published as soon as they are confirmed.
  • Summary

    • 81' GOAL! Kevin Nolan lashes an emphatic volley beyond Joel after an overhead flick on from Carroll, and it's a quite brilliant goal for West Ham who surely put this match to bed with their second goal!
    • 72' Huge chance for Wigan! Substitute James McArthur is denied by a brilliant save from Jaaskelainen as he stabs a shot on target from close range, and that could so easily have been the equaliser!
    • 62' What a chance for Wigan! Boyce finds himself in space at the back post as Figueroa dinks over a precise delivery, but he can only head tamely straight at Jaaskelainen, who spills the save wide!
    • 25' There are huge appeals for a penalty as Nolan goes down inside the Wigan box under a challenge from McCarthy, and that was clumsy - ref Neil Swarbrick shakes his head!
    • 21' GOAL! Matt Jarvis puts West Ham in front against Wigan, and that's just his second goal for the club as the hosts take the early lead at Upton Park! It was a cracking delivery from outwide on the left, and both Diame and Nolan missed their attempted shots in the box!
    • 14' Nolan volleys to Joel's right from inside the Wigan box, and the goalkeeper makes a smart save as the Wigan defenders get a rollicking for not picking up the midfielder from a cheeky set piece! That was another clear chance.
    • 10' Maloney should score for Wigan straight up at the other end! The forward is presented with a one-on-one with Jaaskelainen, but he can only sidefoot a tame effort straight at the keeper, who does well to smother the ball!
    • 9' Chance! Collins wins a towering header at the near post from the resulting corner, but his flick on is in turn headed wide by Nolan, who ghosted in unmarked at the back post!
    • 14:20 The teams are in - West Ham: Jaaskelainen, Reid, Nolan, Jarvis, Carroll, Vaz Te, O'Brien, Collins, Demel, Diame, O'Neil. Subs: Henderson, C.Cole, Collison, Taylor, Noble, Pogatetz, J.Cole /// Wigan: Robles, Kone, Alcaraz, McCarthy, Caldwell, Maloney, Gomez, McManaman, Boyce, Figueroa, Scharner. Subs: Al Habsi, Di Santo, Henriquez, McArthur, Espinoza, Beausejour, Stam.
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