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- 1st Half
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Wigan Athletic - Sunderland
Premier League - 19 January 2013
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FULL TIME: Wigan 2-3 Sunderland. Thanks for joining us!
Sloppy passing from Wigan gives back possession. Time running out now.
McCarthy crosses to Boselli but his header loops harmlessly to Mignolet.
Sunderland sub: Vaughan off for Elmohamady.
Maloney sets up Gomez but he miscues his shot well over the bar.
We have a full five added minutes here! Far from over.
The ball drops to McCarthy on the edge of the box but his shot is blocked. Still Wigan press. A frantic finale!
Great cross from Espinoza and a fantastic clearing header fromColback with Boselli closing in.
A poor ball from Figueroa goes straight out for a goal kick. Just what Sunderland wanted.
Espinoza crosses to the far post and Boselli heads over. Another half chance.
So Martin O’Neill trying to sure things up at the back as the game enters the final five minutes.
Sunderland sub: Sessegnon off for Bardsley.
Colback caught by Henriquez and the goal scorer goes into the book.
Cracking effort from Figueroa flies just wide of Mignolet’s post! Close to 3-3.
Wigan have ten minutes to get something and don’t bet against it. They are dominating and Sunderland have stopped playing for some reason.
GOAL Wigan! And it’s Henriquez on loan from Man Utd to head home from Maloney’s cross! Game on.
As with Reading last week, you feel if Wigan get a goal back, they could nab at least a draw from this.
Wigan sub: Di Santo off for Boselli.
Gomez flashes the free kick just over Mignolet’s bar. Wigan have dominated this half but have nothing to show for it.
Sunderland sub: Johnson off for McClean
McCarthy clipped by N'diaye. Another free kick to Wigan.
Sessegnon sets up Johnson but he takes too long over the shot and the chance is gone. Di Santo wins a corner up the other end.
Maloney flashes the free kick off the outside of the post with Mignolet beaten!
Gomez fouled on the edge of the box by Bramble. Yellow card.
Wigan sub: Henriquez for Boyce.
That really should have been game set and match as Sunderland caught Wigan on the break. He really should have shot earlier.
Fletcher plays in Sessegnon who turns Caldwell. He is one on one with Al Habsi but dallies too long and the chance is gone!
Gomez whips it in and it deflects off Fletcher and off the bar! Close again from Wigan.
Maloney is caught by Colback and he goes into the book. Dangerous free kick now for Wigan.
Wigan have had 90% of the ball this half! Are Sunderland playing themselves into a trap?
Chance for Maloney! His shot curls just wide of the top corner. So close!
Larsson’s arms were by his side and that was a correct decision despite the protests.
Di Santo shoots and screams for hand ball off Larsson. Nothing given. Good decision.
Another good cross from Beausejour and it’s smuggled behind for a corner.
Good little spell from Wigan but Maloney is dispossessed in the box. The home side with a lot of possession as they try to get back into this one.
Beausejour again finding space down the left but his cross is headed away.
Fletcher has only one career hat-trick but he certainly has a chance to double that tally today.
Great run from Johnson in the box and he goes down. Nothing given and in fact it was a great challenge.
Larsson in a great position on the right flank with men waiting in the box but he takes far too long over it and Wigan get men back to defend.
POSSESSION: Wigan 79%-21% Sunderland
Patience the key now for Wigan. There is still plenty of time to turn this around.
McArthur gets into a great position in the box but his shot is straight at Al Habsi.
Sunderland looking dangerous again and another goal you feel really would kill this.
Great ball from Fletcher into N'diaye but his left foot shot is wide.
Great run and shot from Seb Larsson and it flashes wide of Al Habsi’s post! What a start to the half.
Great save from Mignolet from Maloney’s shot! Got down really low with his left hand at full stretch.
Espinoza already with a few touches in an advanced position.
Mazy run from Maloney but Sunderland clear the danger.
Bright start for Wigan. McArthur shoots but it’s straight at Mignolet.
Wigan sub: Espinoza on for Stam
We’re back underway here and Wigan have a mountian to climb.
HALF TIME: Wigan 1-3 Sunderland
Stam fires in a cross and Mignolet is forced to punch over for one last corner.
Stam crosses it in and it’s a great chance for Boyce at the far post but he heads it into the ground and it’s easy for Mignolet.
Wigan force a corner. Still time this half.
Three minutes of added time here. Not quite sure how we have that much...
Foul by Gardner on Maloney. Free kick Wigan. One last effort this half.
A really poor pass from Di Santo drifts harmlessly out for a Sunderland throw.
Another good run and cross from Beausejour but the flag had already gone up for offside.
A long way back for Wigan now, you feel. That was a great goal from Fletcher and he’s on fire this season.
GOAL Sunderland! And it’s a tenth goal of the season from Fletcher. Johnson lays it off and Fletcher drills it into the top corner.
A bad foul on Fletcher by Figueroa but no card brandished, just a free kick.
Another hand ball, this time from Adam Johnson and Wigan have a free kick in their own half.
McCarthy looks for Maloney but Colback heads clear well.
GOAL ATTEMPTS: Wigan 4-8 Sunderland
A poor ball into the box from Figueroa drifts harmlessly out for a goal kick.
Good spell of possession for Wigan but they give it away and Sunderland nearly counter.
Good chance for Vaughan in the box on his favoured left foot but he drags his shot wide.
Sunderland have three on three momentarily but a poor touch from Vaughan and the chance is gone.
This time, Di Santo is penalised for a high boot and it’s another free kick to Sunderland.
A rare tough for Di Santo but he shows too much of the ball to Bramble and he clears.
N'diaye works more good space, this time on the right but Caldwell clears his cross.
Another hand ball from Larsson and Wigan have a free kick. Other than the opening few minutes, Sunderland have looked the better side.
Space opens up for Gomez but his shot lacks venom and it’s straight at Mignolet.
Corner to Wigan. Maloney takes but Figueroa can’t get anything on his shot and Sunderland clear.
Maloney fouled by Fletcher and Wigan have a free kick and a chance to regroup.
A weak shot from McArthur straight into Mignolet’s hands.
Hand ball from Gardner this time from Beausejour’s cross and it’s just outside the box.
Sunderland now dominating possession as well. Worrying times for The Latics.
Foul by Figueroa on Sessegnon. Wigan must regroup and regroup quickly now.
That’s five goals in seven Premier League games for Fletcher against Wigan.
GOAL Sunderland! And it’s goal machine Fletcher who turns it in after N'diaye’s cross. Al Habsi did well to block the first header but it fell back to Fletcher who smashed it home at the second time of asking.
Fabulous run from Vaughan but the shot is weak. Looking to score at both ends! Sunderland currently on top.
Boyce will be regretting the challenge that led to the goal but no excuse for that and ball.
That was the seventh penalty Wigan have conceded this season, more than any other team.
GOAL Sunderland! Gardner sends Al Habsi the wrong way and we’re level.
Penalty Sunderland! It’s given for a hand ball from McCarthy from Larsson’s free kick!
Great run from Johnson and Boyce cynically takes him down outside the box. Yellow card and a deserved one.
Great ball in from Fletcher and Gary Caldwell does just enough to prevent Fletcher from tapping it home. Great defending.
Johnson does well to reach Sessegnon’s ball then inexplicably runs it out of play for a Wigan goal kick.
Good attacking intent from Sunderland and they look in the mood to add to their lead at the moment.
A foul by N'diaye concedes another free kick. Shaky start from the debutant.
Sunderland have recovered just one point from losing positions in the Premier League this season, fewer than any other team.
A great ball inn from Larsson and O’Shea plants his header just wide. Another half chance and a good response from Sunderland.
The Wigan goal is actually credited to Vaughan who got the slightest touch to Stam’s shot.
A frantic start to this match and it really is even stevens here.
And N'Diaye should equalise! Fletcher flicks on the free kick and N'Diaye somehow puts his header over the bar from a yard out. What a miss.
A great start here for Wigan and they needed that. Free kick to Sunderland.
GOAL Wigan! Sunderland make a hash of clearing their lines. Beausejour whipped it across, Stam fires it home via a slight deflection.
A wayward pass from new signing N'diaye and Wigan have a throw.
Stam goes down heavily under a challenge and the game is momentarily halted. Sunderland resume with a throw in.
Early possession for Wigan and they win the first free kick of the match. Good tackle from N’Diaye making his first start for Sunderland.
Referee Anthony Taylor blows the whistle to get us underway here at a bitterly cold DW Stadium.
Five minutes to kick off. Wigan 11/10, Sunderland 14/5, draw 5/2.
Ali Al-Habsi, who starts again in goal for Wigan, has made more errors leading directly to a goal than any other Premier League player this season (5).
Steven Fletcher has scored four goals in six Premier League appearances against Wigan; more than against any other opponent.
Ominously for Wigan, Sunderland have won three and lost just one of their six Premier League games this season against teams currently in the bottom six of the table.
Wigan need to overcome a real slump in form. They have won just one of their last nine Premier League games (W1 D2 L6).
Martin O’Neill (Sunderland, on his pursuit of Danny Graham): "You can grow up supporting a team, that's the nature of it, but when you become a professional player, then that is your job. Your job then is to play the best for your team, and I think that's the case. There is a statue outside the football club here to a Geordie, so there we go. It can't be bad, seriously, I am being really serious."
Roberto Martinez: “In our league you have two major groups — one of seven clubs that work financially in a different market to the other 13. When you are in those 13, until you get 40 points, you are fighting towards relegation. That’s nothing new and you need to be able to perform and play good football under those circumstances. There are eight games left at the DW Stadium, there are eight finals. There are eight incredible, important events for us."
Sunderland skipper Lee Cattermole again misses out. He was used as a substitute in the midweek FA Cup third-round replay defeat by Bolton following a lengthy spell on the sidelines with knee ligament damage, jarred the knee in a practice match on Thursday.
TEAMS: Wigan: Al Habsi, McCarthy, Caldwell, Di Santo, Maloney, Gomez, McArthur, Boyce, Beausejour, Stam, Figueroa. Subs: Joel, Jones, Henriquz, McManaman, Espinoza, Boselli, Golobart. Sunderland: Mignolet, Gardner, O'Shea, Bramble, Colback, Larsson, Vaughan, N'diaye, Johnson, Sessegnon, Fletcher.
Roberto Martinez has issues in defence with Antolin Alcaraz (groin) training but not yet match-fit and Ivan Ramis (knee) ruled out for the season. The new pair of midfielder Roger Espinoza and striker Angelo Henriquez are pushing for places but defender Adrian Lopez (hamstring) and midfielders Ben Watson (broken leg), Albert Crusat (knee) and Ryo Miyaichi (ankle) are still out.
Today’s match is a big one for both teams. Wigan are just above the drop zone on goal difference from Aston Villa with the Black Cats just three places and six points above them.
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