Saturday December 8, 2012 Day 16 Finished DW Stadium

Wigan Athletic 2 - 2 Queens Park Rangers

  • McCarthy 19’, 74’
  • Nelsen 26’
  • Cissé 71’

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  1. Premier League - Wigan extend QPR's winless run

    Premier League - Wigan extend QPR's winless run

    Queens Park Rangers remain without a Premier League victory after two James McCarthy goals earned Wigan Athletic a 2-2 draw. More

  • Live Commentary

    • Wigan Athletic
    • Queens Park Rangers
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    • 90+4' That's it! It finishes 2-2 in an entertaining game at the DW Stadium. QPR still without a win, though.
    • 90+3' Nelsen once again does superbly to put the ball out for a corner.
    • 90+3' Great challenge from Nelsen on Gomez in the area. So close to giving away a penalty there!
    • 90+2' James McCarthy just edges the man-of-the-match award for me, ahead of Ryan Nelsen.
    • 90+1' Martinez urges his players to calm down and keep their heads.
    • 90' There will be four minutes of added time.
    • 89' This match could go either way now as we enter injury time!
    • 87' Green has had an excellent game for QPR today.
    • 86' Another great save from Green who denies Boselli a rare Wigan goal with a fine low save after good work from Kone.
    • 84' Fabio comes on to replace Jose Bosingwa for QPR, while Mauro Boselli is on for compatriot Di Santo for Wigan.
    • 82' Nelsen gets a good challenge in on Di Santo who was trying to get onto an overhit pass from Kone.
    • 81' Cisse is poor in conceding possession to Boyce who was too strong for the Frenchman.
    • 80' Wright-Phillips comes away with the ball but is crowded out and QPR win the throw.
    • 79' Granero crosses the ball in for Cisse, who cannot control.
    • 77' QPR also make a change as Diakite is replaced by Esteban Granero who would not have been amused to have found himself on the bench today.
    • 76' Shaun Maloney comes on to replace David Jones in Wigan's first change.
    • 75' Wigan threaten again but the flag goes up against Kone.
    • 74' QPR were ahead for barely two minutes. Redknapp must be fuming on the touchline.
    • 73' GOAL! WIGAN 2-2 QPR. Incredible! Beausejour is afforded far too much time on the left to cross for McCarthy who shoots low past Green.
    • 71' GOAL! WIGAN 1-2 QPR. A bad pass from Adrian Lopez leads to Wright-Phillips crossing from the left to Cisse who coolly passes the ball beyond Al Habsi!
    • 68' QPR are getting back into the game aftera dominant 20 minutes from Wigan.
    • 67' Mackie gets to the byline and crosses for Mbia who does not make proper contact with the shot but nonetheless forces a fine save out of Al Habsi.
    • 66' McArthur is penalised for bringing down Nelsen in full flow.
    • 65' Great challenge from Adrian Lopez on Cisse. Welcome to the game Djibril!
    • 63' Beausejour wins a corner as his cross deflects out.
    • 62' QPR have hardly got going in this second-half.
    • 61' McCarthy glides through the QPR defence but finds Kone in an offside position.
    • 60' We have half-an-hour left here. Wigan well on top but QPR in greater need of the points.
    • 58' McCarthy stabs an effort wide of the far post as Wigan continue to dominate.
    • 58' Taarabt is replaced by Djibril Cisse. Disappointing afternoon for the Moroccan.
    • 57' QPR just need to regain their composure and retain possession because they are under the cosh here.
    • 56' Green gets down well to turn away a terrific volley from Jones, before Gomez crashes the rebound against the bar!
    • 55' One may have expected QPR to have the upper hand but Wigan are well on top at the moment.
    • 54' Gomez runs at the QPR defence and fires a shot in on goal that Green parries behind for a corner!
    • 52' McCarthy will be ok to continue after getting treatment.
    • 51' M'bia has caught McCarthy with an arm. He pulled the Wigan man back.
    • 49' Green makes a hash of a cross but the whistle goes because the ball had drifted out of play. Wigan have upped the ante here.
    • 49' Green does well to come out and block at the feet of McCarthy!
    • 48' Wright-Phillips finds Taarabt on the edge of the area but the Moroccan curls well wide.
    • 47' Gomez thinks he is fouled on the edge of the area by Hill, who accuses the Spaniard of diving. Dowd waves play-on.
    • 46' We are back up and running in the second-half.
    • 45+2' That's half-time. It's 1-1 at the break.
    • 45+2' Taarabt is booked for bringing down Stam on the Wigan right. Probably fair.
    • 45+1' Wright-Phillips is gifted the ball but fires selfishly wide when Mackie and Taarabt were better placed in the area.
    • 45' There will be two minutes of added time.
    • 44' Kone goes for goal but slices wide as we approach half-time.
    • 43' STAT: Wigan’s record defeat came at the hands of Harry Redknapp (1-9 v Tottenham in November 2009).
    • 42' Bosingwa is penalised for a foul on Di Santo. Free-kick Wigan.
    • 41' Mackie heads Diakite's cross awkwardly wide. It wasn't really a chance for the striker, who has worked hard today.
    • 40' Beausejour does well defensively to stop Bosingwa getting his cross in.
    • 38' Di Santo attempts an optimistic shot that drifts well off target.
    • 37' Neither team can keep the ball at the moment. It's all rather pedestrian out there.
    • 36' Gomez dwells on the ball and Traore takes it off his toes.
    • 35' QPR have enjoyed 58% of the possession here.
    • 34' Jordi Gomez strikes the ball well, but it rises up and over the bar. That was never threatening Green in the QPR goal.
    • 33' Wigan win a free-kick in another dangerous position after referee Phil Dowd spots a hand ball.
    • 32' Great play by McArthur who eludes the defender and curls towards goal, but QPR manage to clear.
    • 31' QPR win the free kick in their own area after Beausejour is adjudged to have fouled Green.
    • 30' STAT: All four of Wigan’s Premier League wins this season have come against teams from the south.
    • 28' Di Santo fails to make a proper connection at the back post on an inviting ball in from Stam and Green is relieved to see the ball bobble gently towards him.
    • 27' QPR had reacted well and hit back from going an early goal down, just as they did against Aston Villa last weekend.
    • 26' That was a terrific header from Nelsen who powered the ball beyond Al Habsi.
    • 25' GOAL! WIGAN 1-1 QPR. Ryan Nelsen loses the attention of Adrian Lopez to head in a corner at the near post!
    • 24' QPR enjoying more possession as Armand Traore wins a corner off Ronnie Stam.
    • 23' Nice play between Di Santo and Gomez but the latter's pass is cut out.
    • 21' STAT: QPR are the lowest scorers in the Premier League this season with 11 goals, their joint-worst ever return after 15 games of a top-flight season.
    • 20' QPR had started strongly but have caved in under the slightest pressure and face an uphill struggle once again.
    • 18' GOAL! WIGAN 1-0 QPR. James McCarthy latches onto a loose ball on the edge of the area and fires into the bottom corner via a deflection off Mackie!
    • 18' David Jones flicks the ball up and his fierce volley is tipped over my Rob Green!
    • 17' Jose Bosingwa catches Jean Beausejour with a clumsy challenge and Wigan have a free-kick in a threatening position.
    • 16' Wigan's leading scorer is up on his feet again, although he looks a bit groggy.
    • 15' Arouna Kone is down after clashing heads with Ryan Nelsen.
    • 14' Already we hear a few moans a growns from the home fans. It's been a sloppy start from Wigan.
    • 13' Wright-Phillips' cross from the right is cleared away, but QPR are threatening down their right.
    • 12' Mackie lays the ball off to Wright-Phillips who is caught in an offside position on the right.
    • 11' Boyce clears down field under pressure from Mackie.
    • 9' The game's gone a bit flat in the last few minutes, a couple of stoppages interrupting play.
    • 8' STAT: Only Southampton (32) have conceded more goals in the Premier League this season than Wigan (28).
    • 6' Diakite's cross is headed away by Emmerson Boyce.
    • 5' QPR have the upper hand early doors as Al Habsi plucks a cross out of the air.
    • 3' Great strike from an acute angle from Shaun Wright-Phillips that is punched away by Ali Al Habsi!
    • 3' Jamie Mackie controls a cross from Adel Taarabt on the edge of the area but lacks support.
    • 2' Wigan enjoying a period of early possession here.
    • 1' We are off and underway at the DW Stadium!
    • 14:58 If you want to discuss the game on Twitter, I'll try and be as active as I can. @stewartcoggin
    • 14:56 The two teams walk out onto the field of play. Neither are in good form here, but QPR's need is greater as they are still without a Premier League victory this season.
    • 14:55 Harry Redknapp: "I'm not mad about footballers having Christmas parties. I have been doing this job an awful long time and I find it's nothing but aggravation. Almost every club has had aggro' at some time. The lads go out, photographers are waiting to take pictures of them late at night and you don't need it really. With the position we're in we have nothing to celebrate."
    • 14:50 Roberto Martinez: "We've got four centre-halfs missing and that doesn't happen a lot but I'm really pleased in the manner the other players have been working, and they've been waiting for their chance. That's what we want to create at the football club, a structure where you've got players ready to come in and to perform in the manner we want to play."
    • 14:45 QPR’s players are believed to have been behind the decision to shelve the club’s Christmas party as everyone at Loftus Road focuses on avoiding relegation.
    • 14:40 Harry Redknapp drew his first two games as QPR manager, 0-0 at Sunderland and 1-1 at home to Aston Villa last weekend. QPR impressed for the first hour against Villa but ran out of steam as the visitors held out comfortably for a point.
    • 14:35 Wigan have lost four of their last five matches and played for 78 minutes with 10 men in their 3-0 defeat to Newcastle on Monday after Maynor Figueroa’s red card for bringing Papiss Cisse down in the penalty area.
    • 14:30 Harry Redknapp makes one change from the QPR side which drew 1-1 at home to Aston Villa, with Shaun Derry coming into midfield in place of Esteban Granero.
    • 14:25 Roberto Martinez is faced with an injury and suspension crisis for this clash. The Latics have been hit badly in defence, with Antolin Alcaraz and Ivan Ramis injured, and Gary Caldwell and Maynor Figueroa suspended. James McArthur and Adrian Lopez come in to replace Caldwell and Figueroa in two changes from the side that lost to Newcastle United on Monday.
    • 14:20 WIGAN ATHLETIC: Al Habsi, Kone, McCarthy, Jones, Di Santo, Gomez, McArthur, Boyce, Beausejour, Stam, Lopez. Subs: Pollitt, Maloney, McManaman, Boselli, Fyvie, Golobart, Redmond. /// QUEENS PARK RANGERS: Green; Traore, Hill, Nelsen, Bosingwa; Taarabt, Mbia, Derry, Diakite; Wright-Phillips; Mackie. Subs: Murphy, Ferdinand, Cisse, Granero, da Silva, Hoilett, Faurlin.
    • 14:15 Welcome to our LIVE coverage of Queens Park Rangers’ trip to the DW Stadium to face Wigan Athletic.
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