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Yohan Cabaye scores the winner Cabaye (far left) fires in the winning goal for Newcastle

Yohan Cabaye's first goal for Newcastle condemned Wigan to their sixth successive Premier League defeat.

The Latics started positively, Victor Moses forcing Tim Krul into a diving save and Hugo Rodallega slicing wide.

Newcastle had struggled to create chances but Leon Best went close with a header, well saved by Ali Al Habsi.

The Magpies improved but Wigan seemed set for a draw until Cabaye curled in from 20 yards, as Newcastle moved level on points with third-placed Chelsea.

It was rough justice on Wigan, who, despite their abysmal run, acquitted themselves admirably.

In the early stages they had a faint penalty appeal for a challenge on Mohamed Diame but some clear chances too.

Moses had a sweetly struck left-footed shot smartly turned over by the left hand of Krul and Rodallega sliced wide when well placed inside the area following a fine through ball from David Jones.

Pardew credits 'super' Cabaye for win

Rodallega, returning to the side for the first time since mid-September following a knee injury, was then felled by a high challenge from Cabaye to the same region and required lengthy treatment before he could continue.

Newcastle took more than half an hour to fashion their first notable opportunity.

Jonas Gutierrez sent an inviting cross from the left flank which Best met with his head inside the six-yard box, but Al Habsi managed to claw it away.

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew wasted no time in changing things, introducing Hatem Ben Arfa for Best at half-time, and the Magpies made a much-improved start to the second period.

Demba Ba had been a largely anonymous figure before the break but he thought he had broken the deadlock with a deft glancing header.

However, the alert Al Habsi ensured that though he himself was behind the line, his gloves and the ball were not.

Martinez targets Wigan turn-around

The home side began to enjoy spells of pressure, but, having conceded five goals in the last two matches, Wigan defied them valiantly with some determined blocks and challenges in key areas.

Ben Arfa's fierce drive after a jinking run was beaten out by Al Habsi, but with 10 minutes remaining substitute Sylvain Marveaux laid the ball back for Cabaye who struck a first-time shot high into the corner of the net.

Still there were chances for Wigan, Moses with a teasing ball across the six-yard line, but typifying the fortunes of the league's joint-lowest scorers, who now prop up the Premier League table, there was no-one to apply the finishing touch.

Wigan manager Roberto Martinez:

"Every little mistake we do we get punished.

"If we could have scored that first goal it would have been a completely different game. We are really frustrated and we got punished by a piece of quality.

"We did everything we had to apart from putting the ball in the back of the net.

"There were many positives in terms of individual performances and in many aspects I was very pleased.

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew:

"Yohan is a really class player and he brings an elegance to us that everybody really appreciates. He's hit a real cracker to get up and running.

"He's a level-headed person and footballer. He's settled in and his quality shows every week. His goal will endear him to the fans even more.

"Great credit to Wigan in their approach to the game because they were faster and crisper than us, but we must have something in the team to get to the break at 0-0.

"In the second half I felt we were better after a little chat, and I also felt we'd score. If our fans are a little bit disappointed with our performance it was worth the admittance just for the goal."

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Saturday, 22 October 2011

Premier League

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Newcastle 1-0 Wigan FT
(HT 0-0)
  • Cabaye 81

    Newcastle

    Substitutes

    Wigan

    Substitutes

    Ref: SwarbrickAtt: 48,321
    NEWCASTLE
    WIGAN

    Possession

    • Newcastle 55%
    • Wigan 45%

    Attempts on target

    • Newcastle 10
    • Wigan 5

    Attempts off target

    • Newcastle 3
    • Wigan 7

    Corners

    • Newcastle 7
    • Wigan 3

    Fouls

    • Newcastle 7
    • Wigan 22
    • Final Result
    • 94:49 The referee blows his whistle to end the game.
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+4:21 Short corner taken by Sylvain Marveaux.
    • 90:00+3:57 Direct free kick taken by Cheik Tiote.
    • 90:00+3:57 Booking Booking for Maynor Figueroa for unsporting behaviour.
    • 90:00+3:50 Maynor Figueroa concedes a free kick for a foul on Shola Ameobi.
    • 90:00+3:08 Maynor Figueroa has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide left of the goal.
    • 90:00+1:07 Unfair challenge on Cheik Tiote by James McArthur results in a free kick. Cheik Tiote restarts play with the free kick.
    • 90:00+0:17 Victor Moses gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ryan Taylor. Free kick taken by Tim Krul.
    • 89:22 Victor Moses challenges Yohan Cabaye unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Tim Krul.
    • 88:22 Maynor Figueroa concedes a free kick for a foul on Hatem Ben Arfa. Free kick taken by Cheik Tiote.
    • 87:42 Free kick awarded for a foul by Antolin Alcaraz on Shola Ameobi. Cheik Tiote takes the free kick.
    • 87:07 Emmerson Boyce crosses the ball, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Mohamed Diame misses to the left of the goal.
    • 86:51 Emmerson Boyce crosses the ball, clearance made by Danny Simpson.
    • 84:46 Free kick awarded for a foul by Shola Ameobi on David Jones. Ali Al Habsi restarts play with the free kick.
    • 83:53 Free kick awarded for a foul by Maynor Figueroa on Shola Ameobi. Tim Krul takes the free kick.
    • 83:22 Victor Moses produces a cross.
    • 81:35 Substitution Conor Sammon joins the action as a substitute, replacing Albert Crusat.
    • 81:35 Substitution James McArthur on for Ben Watson.
    • 80:19 Sylvain Marveaux provided the assist for the goal.
    • 80:19 GOAL - Yohan CabayeNewcastle 1 - 0 Wigan Yohan Cabaye finds the net with a goal from the edge of the penalty box to the top left corner of the goal. Newcastle 1-0 Wigan.
    • 78:17 Shot by Hatem Ben Arfa. Save by Ali Al Habsi.
    • 77:50 Albert Crusat crosses the ball.
    • 75:50 Tim Krul takes the direct free kick.
    • 75:50 Substitution Sylvain Marveaux is brought on as a substitute for Gabriel Obertan.
    • 75:50 Foul by Victor Moses on Jonas Gutierrez, free kick awarded.
    • 74:35 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by David Jones, clearance by Shola Ameobi.
    • 74:29 Hugo Rodallega crosses the ball, blocked by Fabricio Coloccini.
    • 73:17 Danny Simpson challenges Albert Crusat unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Ben Watson.
    • 72:41 Gary Caldwell challenges Shola Ameobi unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ryan Taylor takes the direct free kick.
    • 70:40 The ball is crossed by Albert Crusat, clearance by Danny Simpson.
    • 69:47 Corner taken right-footed by Yohan Cabaye, Emmerson Boyce makes a clearance.
    • 69:07 The referee blows for offside. Danny Simpson restarts play with the free kick.
    • 67:58 Jonas Gutierrez delivers the ball, clearance made by Maynor Figueroa.
    • 67:07 Yohan Cabaye takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Victor Moses.
    • 67:07 Substitution (Newcastle) makes a substitution, with Shola Ameobi coming on for Demba Ba.
    • 66:33 Shot from 20 yards by Jonas Gutierrez. Blocked by Gary Caldwell.
    • 65:23 Hugo Rodallega has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.
    • 64:12 Hugo Rodallega has an effort at goal from close range which goes wide right of the target.
    • 63:54 Emmerson Boyce sends in a cross.
    • 63:05 The ball is delivered by Gabriel Obertan, save by Ali Al Habsi.
    • 61:35 Booking Danny Simpson is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
    • 61:09 Hatem Ben Arfa takes a shot. Ali Al Habsi makes a save.
    • 61:02 The ball is crossed by Hatem Ben Arfa, Ali Al Habsi makes a save.
    • Correction - 60:33 Hatem Ben Arfa takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Antolin Alcaraz.
    • 60:33 Shot from 18 yards from Hatem Ben Arfa. Antolin Alcaraz gets a block in.
    • Correction - 60:16 Shot by Yohan Cabaye. Gary Caldwell gets a block in.
    • 60:16 Yohan Cabaye takes a shot. Gary Caldwell gets a block in.
    • 60:03 The ball is swung over by Jonas Gutierrez, clearance by Gary Caldwell.
    • 59:12 Shot from just outside the box by David Jones goes over the bar.
    • 57:31 Corner taken by Yohan Cabaye, clearance made by David Jones.
    • 56:48 Ben Watson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jonas Gutierrez. Ryan Taylor takes the direct free kick.
    • 55:35 Gabriel Obertan crosses the ball.
    • 53:04 The ball is sent over by Emmerson Boyce.
    • 52:08 Albert Crusat crosses the ball, Steven Taylor manages to make a clearance.
    • 49:51 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Danny Simpson by Albert Crusat. Direct free kick taken by Danny Simpson.
    • 49:07 The ball is delivered by Ryan Taylor, Demba Ba takes a shot. Save by Ali Al Habsi.
    • 48:06 Hatem Ben Arfa fouled by Ben Watson, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Ryan Taylor.
    • 47:37 Demba Ba is ruled offside. Ali Al Habsi restarts play with the free kick.
    • Correction - 47:20 Ryan Taylor fouled by Hugo Rodallega, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Tim Krul.
    • 47:20 Ryan Taylor fouled by Hugo Rodallega, the ref awards a free kick. Tim Krul takes the indirect free kick.
    • 46:49 The ball is crossed by Jonas Gutierrez, Effort on goal by Gabriel Obertan from inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the bar.
    • 45:01 The second half kicks off.
    • 45:01 Substitution Hatem Ben Arfa is brought on as a substitute for Leon Best.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+3:12 It is the end of the first-half.
    • 45:00+3:01 Cheik Tiote delivers the ball, save made by Ali Al Habsi.
    • 45:00+1:43 Emmerson Boyce challenges Jonas Gutierrez unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ryan Taylor.
    • 45:00+1:00 Victor Moses produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes wide left of the goal.
    • 43:53 Direct free kick taken by Ben Watson.
    • 43:53 Booking Leon Best is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.
    • 43:26 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Maynor Figueroa by Leon Best.
    • 42:23 Ben Watson takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, Unfair challenge on Leon Best by Victor Moses results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Tim Krul.
    • 40:54 Ryan Taylor concedes a free kick for a foul on Victor Moses. Free kick crossed by David Jones, Ryan Taylor manages to make a clearance.
    • 39:13 Jonas Gutierrez fouled by Ben Watson, the ref awards a free kick. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Ryan Taylor.
    • 38:32 Hugo Rodallega is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Fabricio Coloccini takes the indirect free kick.
    • 37:26 Mohamed Diame has a drilled shot. Save by Tim Krul.
    • 36:38 Unfair challenge on David Jones by Yohan Cabaye results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by David Jones.
    • 35:49 The ball is delivered by Cheik Tiote, Ali Al Habsi makes a save.
    • 35:24 A cross is delivered by Gabriel Obertan, Gary Caldwell makes a clearance.
    • 34:33 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Danny Simpson by Maynor Figueroa. Direct free kick taken by Steven Taylor.
    • 33:11 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Yohan Cabaye, Header by Steven Taylor from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.
    • 33:04 The ball is swung over by Danny Simpson, Maynor Figueroa makes a clearance.
    • 32:38 Jonas Gutierrez delivers the ball, Leon Best takes a shot. Save by Ali Al Habsi.
    • 31:58 Unfair challenge on Cheik Tiote by David Jones results in a free kick. Cheik Tiote restarts play with the free kick.
    • 30:20 Corner taken by Yohan Cabaye played to the near post, Antolin Alcaraz makes a clearance.
    • 27:03 Centre by Leon Best, Jonas Gutierrez takes a shot. Antolin Alcaraz gets a block in.
    • 24:35 Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Ryan Taylor, blocked by Ben Watson.
    • 24:35 Booking The referee shows David Jones a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
    • 24:27 Cheik Tiote fouled by David Jones, the ref awards a free kick.
    • 24:20 The ball is delivered by Danny Simpson, Emmerson Boyce makes a clearance.
    • 23:52 Unfair challenge on Jonas Gutierrez by Emmerson Boyce results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Ryan Taylor.
    • 23:33 The referee blows for offside against Hugo Rodallega. Fabricio Coloccini takes the indirect free kick.
    • 21:11 The free kick is delivered left-footed by David Jones from right channel.
    • 21:11 Booking The referee shows Yohan Cabaye a yellow card.
    • 20:52 Yohan Cabaye gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Hugo Rodallega.
    • 19:32 Ben Watson takes a shot. Clearance made by Fabricio Coloccini.
    • 18:57 The ball is sent over by Hugo Rodallega, Ryan Taylor makes a clearance.
    • 17:57 A cross is delivered by Gabriel Obertan.
    • 17:17 The ball is sent over by Victor Moses, Fabricio Coloccini manages to make a clearance.
    • 16:26 The ball is swung over by Emmerson Boyce, clearance by Danny Simpson.
    • 15:20 Hugo Rodallega produces a drilled right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
    • 13:55 Free kick awarded for a foul by Gary Caldwell on Leon Best. Direct free kick taken by Cheik Tiote.
    • 13:05 Albert Crusat crosses the ball.
    • 11:04 A cross is delivered by Victor Moses, Fabricio Coloccini manages to make a clearance.
    • 10:26 The ball is crossed by Gabriel Obertan. Centre by Ryan Taylor, Antolin Alcaraz makes a clearance.
    • 8:49 A cross is delivered by Victor Moses, clearance by Cheik Tiote.
    • 8:38 The ball is delivered by Maynor Figueroa, clearance made by Ryan Taylor.
    • 8:19 Ryan Taylor concedes a free kick for a foul on David Jones. Ben Watson takes the direct free kick.
    • Correction - 6:52 Inswinging corner taken by Yohan Cabaye, David Jones manages to make a clearance.
    • 6:52 Inswinging corner taken by Yohan Cabaye from the left by-line, clearance by Antolin Alcaraz.
    • 5:45 Jonas Gutierrez produces a cross.
    • 5:04 David Jones takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, comfortable save by Tim Krul.
    • 4:50 Shot from 12 yards from Victor Moses. Save made by Tim Krul.
    • 4:21 Shot by Hugo Rodallega. Steven Taylor gets a block in.
    • 3:05 Foul by Ben Watson on Yohan Cabaye, free kick awarded. Ryan Taylor restarts play with the free kick.
    • 1:48 The ball is swung over by Jonas Gutierrez, save made by Ali Al Habsi.
    • 1:30 Hugo Rodallega has an effort at goal. Blocked by Fabricio Coloccini.
    • 0:00 The game begins.

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    Premier League table snapshot

    As it stood on 22 Oct 2011 23:59 UK

    Position Team P GD PTS
    1 Man City 8 21 22
    2 Man Utd 8 19 20
    3 Chelsea 8 11 19
    4 Newcastle 9 6 19
    5 Liverpool 9 2 15
    6 Tottenham 7 1 13
    7 Norwich 9 -1 12
    8 Stoke 8 -2 12
    9 Aston Villa 9 0 11
    10 West Brom 9 -2 11
    11 Arsenal 8 -5 10
    12 Sunderland 9 2 9
    13 Swansea 9 -5 9
    14 QPR 8 -8 9
    15 Wolves 9 -6 8
    16 Fulham 8 1 7
    17 Everton 7 -4 7
    18 Bolton 9 -12 6
    19 Blackburn 8 -9 5
    20 Wigan 9 -9 5

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