Saturday March 30, 2013 Day 31 Finished DW Stadium

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  1. Premier League - Wigan out of drop zone after win

    Premier League - Wigan out of drop zone after win

    Wigan Athletic climbed out of the relegation zone after Arouna Kone's late goal against Norwich City. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Wigan Athletic
    • Norwich City
    • - 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' That's it! Arouna Kone's 10th league goal of the season gives Wigan a valuable win that lifts them out of the relegation zone on goal difference.
    • 90+2' Franco Di Santo comes on for Kone as Wigan wind down the clock.
    • 90+1' Turner tries to flick the ball on but gives away the free-kick.
    • 90' There will be three added minutes here.
    • 89' My man-of-the-match is Shaun Maloney who has been a bundle of skill and energy for Wigan.
    • 88' Time is running out for Norwich here. They have failed to make their superiority count.
    • 86' Holt earns himself a yellow card from Howard Webb after confronting the linesman.
    • 85' Wigan haven't kept a clean sheet at home all seasion. Will today be the day?
    • 84' Alex Tettey and Luciano Beccho are on for Norwich with Howson and Hoolahan having gone off.
    • 81' That was Wigan's best spell of the game and they have taken advantage.
    • 80' GOAL! WIGAN 1-0 NORWICH. Kone does it again as he blasts the ball past Camp at his near post! That will go down as an error from the goalkeeper, despite the power of the strike.
    • 79' The first substitution of the day as Grant Holt replaces the hardworking Kamara.
    • 78' Alcaraz heads Maloney's corner harmlessly over the crossbar.
    • 77' Great football from Wigan as Beausejour picks out Gomez who should have shot first time. But he takes a touch and his shot is blocked by Turner!
    • 75' Wigan starting to put a bit of pressure on here as McCarthy's right footed shot flies just wide! Good effort.
    • 73' Good sliding challenge from Alcaraz on Garrido whose first touch was poor and enabled the Paraguayan to make the tackle.
    • 72' A nothing ball in from Figueroa and it's easily cleared away.
    • 70' More shoddy defending from Wigan who give away a needless corner after Figueroa's poor pass.
    • 69' Alcaraz rises to head a Beausejour corner goalwards and it's hacked off the line by Howson!
    • 68' Gomez shields the ball before getting hsi shot away and the ball is deflected out for a corner by Garrido.
    • 67' We're midway through the second-half now. Is Martinez going to go for the three points?
    • 65' Good challenge from Martin on Maloney! Corner Wigan.
    • 64' Kamara finds himself free in the area and heads wide. More poor defending from Wigan there.
    • 63' Good pace from McManaman who tees up Gomez but the Spaniard shoots off target.
    • 62' Foul throw from Beausejour. That was blatant!
    • 61' Terrific ball in from Snodgrass but the impressive Alcaraz heads it out.
    • 60' Foul throw from Beausejour. That was blatant!
    • 59' Good pace from McManaman who tries to put in Beausejour and the ball is cleared for a throw.
    • 57' Hoolahan takes the ball superbly and almost puts Bennett through but Wigan clear. Bradley Johnson then shoots just wide of Robles' far post and Norwich step up a gear.
    • 56' Good chance for Maloney but he baloons his effort well over the bar with no one around him in the area.
    • 55' McManaman's cross into the area is put out for a corner by Garrido.
    • 54' McCarthy is cynically brought down by Bennett in the middle of the field and the Norwich man gets a yellow card.
    • 52' Poor pass forward from Scharner who has not had his best afternoon for Wigan. Kamara has given him a difficult time.
    • 51' The second-half has started poorly. 'Come on Wigan' chant the home fans.
    • 50' Beausejour hangs the ball up at the back post but Garrido deals with it comfortably. Poor cross.
    • 48' Poor pass from McCarthy who has had a strong season for Wigan.
    • 47' Wigan will need to show a vast improvement on their first-half display. They need the three points here.
    • 46' We are back underway at the DW Stadium.
    • 46' That's half-time. An uninspiring 45 minutes, and it's 0-0.
    • 45' There will be one added minute at the end of the half.
    • 44' Looks like the teams are going in level at the break. Norwich have been the better side though.
    • 42' Gomez catches Kamara accidently and the striker receives some treatment. He'll be fine.
    • 41' Hoolahan and Maloney have probably been the game's outstanding players so far.
    • 40' Beausejour finds himself alone on the left again and his cross deflects out for a corner.
    • 38' Great ball in from Garrido and very well defended by Alcaraz.
    • 37' Kone's right-footed cross deflects wide for a Wigan corner.
    • 36' STAT: Wes Hoolahan has scored in all three of Norwich City’s Premier League games against Wigan Athletic. These three goals have earned Norwich City four points in these matches.
    • 35' Garrido's deflected cross drifts safely into the hands of Robles.
    • 34' Camp dives to his right to save a low shot from Kone that was trickling wide. The flag then goes up.
    • 33' McManaman fluffs his lines when trying to connect with a Beausejour cross. It was a great chance but he main no real contact.
    • 32' The game has turned a bit untidy in the last few minutes, as Snodgrass brings down Antolin Alcaraz.
    • 30' Callum McManaman attempts a hopeful cross that drifts behind for a goal kick. Wigan need to show more here.
    • 28' Roy Keane is in the stands today. He has been paying a few visits to Wigan this season.
    • 27' FACT: Norwich City are one of only three clubs (alongside Watford and Swansea) that Wigan have never defeated in the Premier League.
    • 26' Boyce cuts the ball back to Kone who tries to place it in the far corner but his effort is just wide. That's the best chance of the game so far!
    • 24' Robles in the Wigan goal gathers the ball but Norwich quickly regain possession.
    • 23' Wes Hoolahan is taken down by McCarthey on the edge of the box and Norwich have a dangerous free-kick.
    • 21' STAT: No side has won fewer points at home in the Premier League this season than Wigan Athletic (13).
    • 20' Wigan are more in need of the points but it's Norwich snowing the greater ambition here.
    • 19' Gomez's cross from the left is blocked by Martin. Corner Wigan.
    • 18' Bassong attempts a wayward effort that doesn't even go out for a goal kick. It comfortably goes for a throw-in.
    • 17' Maynor Figueroa blocks Bennett's cut-back for another norwich corner.
    • 15' Norwich have enjoyed 61% of the possession here so far.
    • 14' Snodgrass's cross is headed away by Scharner after a quick Norwich break.
    • 12' Norwich have started well here as they attack down the left through Snodgrass.
    • 10' James McCarthy tries to play in Arouna Kone but Lee Camp comes out to collect.
    • 9' The ball is played short to Elliott Bennett whose shot is deflected wide for a corner.
    • 8' Norwich enjoying much of the early possession as Paul Schjarner is booked for bringing down Snodgrass who was away down the left!
    • 6' Norwich have already completed one piece of business ahead of the summer transfer window in the form of striker Ricky van Wolfswinkel from Sporting Lisbon. The ambitious signing of the Dutch international is a demonstration of intent from a club only enjoying its second season back up in the Premier League.
    • 4' Emmerson Boyce gives the ball away to Richard Snodgrass and Norwich have possession.
    • 3' Roberto Martinez today in his programme notes has talked about this being the start of a 'mini league' between the clubs at the bottom.
    • 2' Jean Beausejour delivers a fantastic left foot cross that Javier Garrido ushers behind for a corner.
    • 1' We are off and underway at the DW Stadium!
    • 14:57 If you want to discuss the game on Twitter, I'll try and be as active as I can. @stewartcoggin
    • 14:55 Chris Hughton: "As regards the forwards we have, it’s business as normal. There should be – and there has always been – that competition. We’ve gone through the season generally with four forwards and Wes (Hoolahan), who has played very much off the front for a lot of the season, so that competition has always been there. You wouldn’t want that any different. I think the fact that somebody will come in in the summer shouldn’t really affect that."
    • 14:50 Roberto Martinez: "People will want to know more about Callum (McManaman) now and they will soon realise what he is as a player. I have been impressed with Callum’s attitude and the manner in which he has taken in everything. He’s not a thug. He has been a mature boy. That’s a credit to himself and the way in which he has been able to develop."
    • 14:45 Wigan’s win over Newcastle was overshadowed by that dreadful tackle by McManaman on Haidara, which escaped punishment. Luckily the Frenchman escaped serious injury too, but McManaman, already a promising young talent, has certainly had his profile raised as a result of the incident.
    • 14:40 Norwich, on 34 points, need at least another win themselves to be assured of another season in the Premier League. Draws with Southampton and Sunderland have steadied the ship after the 4-0 reverse to Manchester United but the goals have hardly been free flowing.
    • 14:35 Callum McManaman has recovered from an ankle knock sustained against Newcastle United to take his place in the Wigan side for the visit of Norwich. McManaman made headlines for a reckless challenge on Massadio Haidara, but figures in an unchanged side from the one which won that game 2-1. Norwich goalkeeper Lee Camp comes in for the suspended Mark Bunn who was sent-off against Sunderland last time out. That is Norwich’s only change from the side which held out for a draw with 10 men.
    • 14:30 The controversial last-ditch win over Newcastle United courtesy of an Arouna Kone strike which appeared to come with the aid of a handball, was a much needed shot in the arm, but Wigan remain three points adrift of safety, albeit with a game in hand.
    • 14:25 Wigan Athletic host Norwich City still desperate for points as they look to clamber out of the bottom three.
    • 14:20 WIGAN ATHLETIC: Robles, Kone, Alcaraz, McCarthy, Maloney, Gomez, McManaman, Boyce, Beausejour, Figueroa, Scharner. Subs: Al Habsi, Caldwell, Di Santo, Henriquez, McArthur, Espinoza, Stam. /// NORWICH CITY: Camp, Martin, Turner, Bassong, Garrido, E. Bennett, Howson, Johnson, Snodgrass, Hoolahan, Kamara. Subs: Steer, Whittaker, Holt, Fox, Becchio, Tierney, Tettey.
    • 14:15 Welcome to our LIVE coverage of Norwich City’s trip to the DW Stadium to face Wigan Athletic.
  • Summary

    • 80' GOAL! WIGAN 1-0 NORWICH. Kone does it again as he blasts the ball past Camp at his near post! That will go down as an error from the goalkeeper, despite the power of the strike.
    • 75' Wigan starting to put a bit of pressure on here as McCarthy's right footed shot flies just wide! Good effort.
    • 73' Good sliding challenge from Alcaraz on Garrido whose first touch was poor and enabled the Paraguayan to make the tackle.
    • 69' Alcaraz rises to head a Beausejour corner goalwards and it's hacked off the line by Howson!
    • 64' Kamara finds himself free in the area and heads wide. More poor defending from Wigan there.
    • 57' Hoolahan takes the ball superbly and almost puts Bennett through but Wigan clear. Bradley Johnson then shoots just wide of Robles' far post and Norwich step up a gear.
    • 33' McManaman fluffs his lines when trying to connect with a Beausejour cross. It was a great chance but he main no real contact.
    • 26' Boyce cuts the ball back to Kone who tries to place it in the far corner but his effort is just wide. That's the best chance of the game so far!
    • 14' Snodgrass's cross is headed away by Scharner after a quick Norwich break.
    • 14:20 WIGAN ATHLETIC: Robles, Kone, Alcaraz, McCarthy, Maloney, Gomez, McManaman, Boyce, Beausejour, Figueroa, Scharner. Subs: Al Habsi, Caldwell, Di Santo, Henriquez, McArthur, Espinoza, Stam. /// NORWICH CITY: Camp, Martin, Turner, Bassong, Garrido, E. Bennett, Howson, Johnson, Snodgrass, Hoolahan, Kamara. Subs: Steer, Whittaker, Holt, Fox, Becchio, Tierney, Tettey.
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