Wigan 3-3 Blackburn

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Gary Caldwell Wigan captain Gary Caldwell celebrates after heading his side 2-1 ahead

Yakubu scored a penalty nine minutes into stoppage time to earn 10-man Blackburn a dramatic point at Wigan.

The striker had fired Rovers ahead after 68 seconds with a lob before Jordi Gomez levelled from 20 yards.

Gary Caldwell nodded Wigan ahead from a corner and Junior Hoilett made it 2-2 after David Dunn was sent off for a second yellow card.

Albert Crusat put Wigan back in front but Yakubu scored from the spot after Rovers keeper Paul Robinson was fouled.

Blackburn's second goal was shrouded in controversy as Morten Gamst Pedersen seemed to dribble the ball straight from a corner before firing in a low cross for Hoilett to head home from two yards.

Wigan manager Roberto Martinez was livid but referee Andre Marriner allowed the goal to stand, adjudging Yakubu to have put the ball into play before Pedersen collected it.

No doubt Wigan deserved win - Martinez

Balaji Rao, the managing director of Venky's and his brother Venkatesh, were both present at the DW Stadium on the first anniversary of their Blackburn takeover, and they were treated to an absorbing derby which was incident-packed from start to finish.

Rovers arrived just 50 minutes before kick-off after the team coach was delayed in traffic, but their late arrival did not appear to hurt Steve Kean's side as they raced into the lead after 68 seconds.

A long ball forward was flicked on by Steven Nzonzi and after Caldwell failed to clear, Yakubu pounced with his first touch of the match to chip the ball over Ali Al-Habsi.

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It was the former Everton striker's 100th league goal in England and the quickest Premier League goal for Blackburn in over four-and-a-half years.

But in an enthralling match, Wigan found themselves back on level terms in the seventh minute when Gomez marked his return to the side by beating Robinson from 20 yards.

After Pedersen had hit a post with a 30-yard free-kick in the 19th minute, captain Caldwell put Wigan ahead with a 32nd-minute header after poor marking by Scott Dann.

Wigan should have put the game out of reach before half-time, with Victor Moses was guilty of spurning two decent chances.

Kean praises 'excellent' 10-man Blackburn

And the Latics - who, like their opponents, have only one Premier League win so far this season - were firm favourites when Dunn was sent off for a second bookable offence after a foul on Mohamed Diame in the 48th minute.

But Blackburn refused to lie down and were level through Hoilett's controversial goal on the hour mark.

Substitute Albert thought he had earned Wigan all three points when he fired in from 20 yards with two minutes of normal time remaining after being teed up by fellow replacement Hugo Rodallega.

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There was more drama to come though as Robinson went forward for a late corner and won a penalty, taking a boot to the head from David Jones as he challenged for the ball.

And Yakubu kept his composure to score from the spot - a dramatic end to a dramatic game.

Wigan manager Roberto Martinez: "The performance was magnificent. We did enough to win the game comfortably.

"Some of the performances from my players were everything I could wish for. If we carry on playing like that then we'll not be in the position we're in right now.

"I'm confident we can climb the table. You saw the spirit we have here. When the players fell behind they fought hard to get back level and then took the lead."

Blackburn manager Steve Kean: "It tells you everything about the spirit at this club that we twice came from behind to earn a point. The lads just don't stop. They just keep working. There were some outstanding performances.

"We're owed some luck because we've had some bad decisions go against us. We're all fighting hard to climb out of the bottom three."

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Saturday, 19 November 2011

Premier League

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Wigan 3-3 Blackburn FT
(HT 2-1)
  • Gomez 7
  • Caldwell 31
  • Crusat 88
  • Yakubu 2
  • Hoilett 59
  • Yakubu (pen) 90+9

Wigan

Substitutes

Blackburn

Substitutes

Ref: MarrinerAtt: 17,392
WIGAN
BLACKBURN

Possession

  • Wigan 55%
  • Blackburn 45%

Attempts on target

  • Wigan 11
  • Blackburn 2

Attempts off target

  • Wigan 10
  • Blackburn 4

Corners

  • Wigan 7
  • Blackburn 3

Fouls

  • Wigan 14
  • Blackburn 13
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+9:25 The referee blows for the end of the match.
  • 90:00+8:16 Assist by Paul Robinson.
  • 90:00+8:16 GOAL - Ayegbeni YakubuWigan 3 - 3 Blackburn Placed penalty scored by Ayegbeni Yakubu. Wigan 3-3 Blackburn.
  • 90:00+5:42 Corner taken by Morten Gamst Pedersen from the right by-line, David Jones challenges Paul Robinson unfairly and gives away a Penalty.
  • 90:00+5:09 Victor Moses concedes a free kick for a foul on Morten Gamst Pedersen. Free kick taken by Paul Robinson.
  • 90:00+4:30 Mauro Formica fouled by Mohamed Diame, the ref awards a free kick. Paul Robinson takes the free kick.
  • 90:00+3:37 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gary Caldwell by Jason Roberts. Free kick taken by Gary Caldwell.
  • 90:00+2:55 Substitution Jason Roberts is brought on as a substitute for Gael Givet.
  • 90:00+2:36 A cross is delivered by David Jones, Headed effort on goal by Maynor Figueroa from just inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.
  • 90:00+1:11 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Victor Moses by Mauro Formica. Mohamed Diame takes the direct free kick.
  • 89:59 Substitution James McArthur is brought on as a substitute for Ronnie Stam.
  • 88:45 Centre by Hugo Rodallega,
  • 87:50 Hugo Rodallega provided the assist for the goal.
  • 87:50 GOAL - Albert CrusatWigan 3 - 2 Blackburn Albert Crusat fires in a goal from just outside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Wigan 3-2 Blackburn.
  • 87:40 Foul by Ayegbeni Yakubu on Steve Gohouri, free kick awarded. Gary Caldwell takes the direct free kick.
  • 86:05 The offside flag is raised against Victor Moses. Paul Robinson takes the indirect free kick.
  • 85:19 Maynor Figueroa takes a shot.
  • 82:54 Substitution Mauro Formica comes on in place of Ruben Rochina.
  • 81:20 Victor Moses takes a shot. Scott Dann gets a block in.
  • 81:03 Corner taken left-footed by David Jones. Ronnie Stam sends in a cross, blocked by Ayegbeni Yakubu. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by David Jones played to the near post, Morten Gamst Pedersen makes a clearance.
  • 79:14 David Jones takes a shot from a long way out which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
  • 78:59 The ball is crossed by Albert Crusat, clearance by Scott Dann.
  • 76:28 Hugo Rodallega takes a shot. Save made by Paul Robinson.
  • 75:53 The ball is delivered by Albert Crusat, clearance by Scott Dann.
  • 73:45 Outswinging corner taken left-footed by David Jones, clearance by Grant Hanley.
  • 73:26 Albert Crusat takes a shot. Save by Paul Robinson.
  • 69:56 Morten Gamst Pedersen takes the free kick.
  • 69:56 Booking Ronnie Stam shown a yellow card.
  • 69:49 Unfair challenge on David Hoilett by Ronnie Stam results in a free kick.
  • 68:43 Steven Nzonzi gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steve Gohouri. Ali Al Habsi takes the free kick.
  • 68:21 Booking Steven Nzonzi shown a yellow card.
  • 67:07 Paul Robinson takes the direct free kick.
  • 67:07 Substitution Albert Crusat on for Jordi Gomez.
  • 67:07 Substitution Hugo Rodallega is brought on as a substitute for Conor Sammon.
  • 67:07 Unfair challenge on Ayegbeni Yakubu by Ronnie Stam results in a free kick.
  • 66:35 Corner taken short by David Jones.
  • 65:50 Ruben Rochina has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide right of the goal.
  • 62:43 Corner taken by David Jones from the left by-line. Grant Hanley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Victor Moses. Victor Moses takes the direct free kick, Header from close range by Conor Sammon misses to the right of the goal.
  • 62:39 Shot by Maynor Figueroa went wide right of the target.
  • 58:59 Assist on the goal came from Morten Gamst Pedersen.
  • 58:59 GOAL - David HoilettWigan 2 - 2 Blackburn David Hoilett finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close in. Wigan 2-2 Blackburn.
  • 58:41 Ayegbeni Yakubu decides to take a short corner, A cross is delivered by Morten Gamst Pedersen,
  • 55:41 Steven Nzonzi concedes a free kick for a foul on Mohamed Diame. Ali Al Habsi restarts play with the free kick.
  • 53:31 Free kick taken by Paul Robinson.
  • 53:31 Booking Jordi Gomez goes into the referee's book.
  • 53:20 Jordi Gomez concedes a free kick for a foul on Gael Givet.
  • 52:39 Grant Hanley produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the goal.
  • 51:54 Foul by Jordi Gomez on Morten Gamst Pedersen, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Paul Robinson.
  • 47:36 Direct free kick taken by Gary Caldwell.
  • 47:36 Sent off David Dunn receives a red card.
  • 47:29 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mohamed Diame by David Dunn.
  • 46:45 Corner taken left-footed by Morten Gamst Pedersen, David Jones manages to make a clearance.
  • 46:01 David Jones has an effort at goal from the edge of the box that misses to the right of the target.
  • 45:01 The second half begins.
  • 45:01 Substitution Michel Salgado goes off and Adam Henley comes on.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+2:17 The referee blows for half time.
  • 45:00+1:15 Shot by Jordi Gomez went wide right of the target.
  • 45:00+0:58 Victor Moses takes a shot. Scott Dann gets a block in.
  • 45:00+0:15 Conor Sammon challenges Grant Hanley unfairly and gives away a free kick. Paul Robinson takes the direct free kick.
  • 44:42 Victor Moses takes a shot. Grant Hanley gets a block in.
  • 43:16 Foul by Ayegbeni Yakubu on David Jones, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Ali Al Habsi.
  • 42:05 Centre by Conor Sammon, Close range header by Victor Moses goes over the bar.
  • 40:20 Morten Gamst Pedersen fouled by Jordi Gomez, the ref awards a free kick. Morten Gamst Pedersen takes the direct free kick.
  • 37:26 Ronnie Stam sends in a cross, Effort on goal by Victor Moses from inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the bar.
  • 34:52 David Jones takes a shot. Scott Dann gets a block in.
  • 32:06 Unfair challenge on Jordi Gomez by Morten Gamst Pedersen results in a free kick. Gary Caldwell takes the direct free kick.
  • 30:07 The assist for the goal came from David Jones.
  • 30:07 GOAL - Gary CaldwellWigan 2 - 1 Blackburn Gary Caldwell finds the net with a headed goal from inside the box. Wigan 2-1 Blackburn.
  • 29:39 Corner taken by David Jones,
  • 28:37 Unfair challenge on Victor Moses by David Hoilett results in a free kick. Maynor Figueroa takes the direct free kick.
  • 24:33 David Dunn is penalised for a handball. Free kick taken by Gary Caldwell.
  • 24:13 Short corner taken by David Jones from the right by-line.
  • 19:39 Foul by Steven Nzonzi on Victor Moses, free kick awarded. Jordi Gomez takes the free kick.
  • 19:07 Shot on goal by Gael Givet from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.
  • 17:44 Mohamed Diame gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Dunn. Shot on goal comes in from Morten Gamst Pedersen from the free kick.
  • 15:46 Mohamed Diame takes a shot. Save by Paul Robinson.
  • 14:59 Victor Moses is caught offside. Paul Robinson takes the indirect free kick.
  • 14:02 James McCarthy takes the direct free kick.
  • 14:02 Booking Booking for David Dunn for unsporting behaviour.
  • 13:56 David Dunn gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James McCarthy.
  • 12:48 Foul by David Jones on Ruben Rochina, free kick awarded. Paul Robinson restarts play with the free kick.
  • 11:02 David Jones takes the direct free kick.
  • 11:02 Booking Ruben Rochina receives a caution.
  • 10:59 Unfair challenge on Victor Moses by Ruben Rochina results in a free kick.
  • 10:11 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David Dunn by David Jones. Direct free kick taken by Morten Gamst Pedersen.
  • 9:31 Mohamed Diame takes a shot. Grant Hanley makes a clearance.
  • 8:08 James McCarthy concedes a free kick for a foul on Ayegbeni Yakubu. Direct free kick taken by Morten Gamst Pedersen.
  • Correction - 6:57 GOAL - Jordi GomezWigan 1 - 1 Blackburn A goal is scored by Jordi Gomez from the edge of the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Wigan 1-1 Blackburn.
  • 6:57 The assist for the goal came from Ronnie Stam.
  • 6:57 GOAL - Jordi GomezWigan 1 - 1 Blackburn A goal is scored by Jordi Gomez from the edge of the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Wigan 1-1 Blackburn.
  • 2:40 Maynor Figueroa concedes a free kick for a foul on Ayegbeni Yakubu. Morten Gamst Pedersen takes the direct free kick.
  • 1:05 The assist for the goal came from Steven Nzonzi.
  • 1:05 GOAL - Ayegbeni YakubuWigan 0 - 1 Blackburn Ayegbeni Yakubu finds the back of the net with a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Wigan 0-1 Blackburn.
  • 0:23 Shot from 35 yards by Jordi Gomez went over the bar.
  • 0:00 The referee starts the match.

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Premier League table snapshot

As it stood on 19 Nov 2011 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Man City 12 31 34
2 Man Utd 12 17 29
3 Newcastle 12 7 25
4 Chelsea 11 9 22
5 Tottenham 10 6 22
6 Arsenal 12 3 22
7 Liverpool 11 4 19
8 Aston Villa 11 1 15
9 QPR 12 -9 15
10 West Brom 12 -6 14
11 Norwich 12 -3 13
12 Everton 11 -3 13
13 Swansea 12 -4 13
14 Stoke 12 -12 12
15 Sunderland 12 1 11
16 Fulham 12 -1 11
17 Wolves 12 -7 11
18 Bolton 12 -10 9
19 Blackburn 12 -11 7
20 Wigan 12 -13 6

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