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Burnley   1 - 3   Wigan

Hugo Rodallega
Hugo Rodallega celebrates the second of his two goals against Burnley

By Les Roopanarine

Hugo Rodallega scored twice as Wigan condemned Burnley to their first home defeat of the season.

Steven Fletcher scored an early opener from Robbie Blake's centre.

But Wigan equalised in bizarre fashion, Rodallega slotting home unopposed when Brian Jensen slipped after twisting an ankle, forcing his substitution.

Jason Scotland set up Rodallega's second, with Emmerson Boyce turning in a corner as Burnley lost at Turf Moor for the first time since February.

Wigan boss Roberto Martinez thus achieves a feat that proved beyond Sir Alex Ferguson earlier this season, just as he did in January when he guided Swansea to victory at the same venue.

A match billed as a face-off between two of the Premier League's most progressive young managers delivered in style, producing plenty of incisive passing and flowing, intelligent movement.

Coyle sad to see home record end

In an echo of last weekend's derby defeat at Ewood Park, Burnley took just four minutes to open the scoring.

Gathering a short throw-in on the left touchline, Blake jinked past Mario Melchiot to deliver a far-post cross that rendered goalkeeper Chris Kirkland and defensive colleague Boyce flat-footed bystanders.

Fletcher's finish was not the cleanest - the ball ricocheting off his right shin before flying into the roof of the net - but it was enough to give the Scotland international his fifth goal of the season in all competitions.

Wigan responded in spirited fashion, Mohamed Diame trying his luck from range before Rodallega and Melchiot forced two good saves in quick succession from Jensen.

If that suggested a return to form for the strapping Dane after his strangely tentative showing against Blackburn last Sunday, Jensen's afternoon was soon to take an ignominious turn for the worse.

'Dominant' Wigan delight Martinez

There seemed little obvious danger when Melchiot evaded the attentions of Andre Bikey to hoist a cross towards Rodallega.

But as Jensen went forward to collect, his ankle inexplicably caved in and he crashed to the turf, leaving Rodallega to roll home the simplest chance he is likely to have all season.

Jensen limped from the field soon afterwards, nursing an injury to his right ankle and, no doubt, a more serious wound to his professional pride.

His replacement, the Peru international Diego Penny, was not called into action until late in the first period, when he comfortably gathered an effort from Jordi Gomez, the Spanish midfielder introduced following an injury to left-back Maynor Figueroa.

Figueroa's departure saw Charles N'Zogbia pressed into service as an ersatz full-back - a source of defensive vulnerability that Burnley were not slow to exploit as they finished the first half strongly.

By then Burnley had weathered a miniature storm from Wigan, who briefly dominated as Owen Coyle's men sought to regroup in the wake of Jensen's departure.

606: DEBATE

Chris Eagles brushed Kirkland's side-netting with a notable effort early in the second half, but just as it seemed that Coyle had won the battle of the half-time team talks, Wigan took the lead.

Scotland gathered a sweeping cross-field pass before holding the ball up for Rodallega, who drove across Kirkland from the edge of the area, peeling off in celebration as his shot rebounded in off the far post.

With Burnley's proud home record at stake, Coyle introduced David Nugent to the fray, briefly invigorating the home attack.

But with the matching drawing to a close, Scharner's corner found Boyce at the back post, and the defender's unerring close-range finish ensured there would be no reprieve for the Clarets.

For Wigan this was a resoundingly positive response to Melchiot's midweek demand that the Latics - winners this season against Aston Villa and Chelsea - show a more ruthless edge against the league's less feted teams.

For Burnley, whose home form has been key to their mid-table position, it was a defeat that punctures an aura of impregnability and, perhaps, the onset of a long, hard winter.


Burnley manager Owen Coyle:
"If you lose any game it's disappointing. We've also lost our unbeaten home record, but there were a lot of pleasing aspects within it.

"There were big chunks of that game we controlled, we had numerous opportunities after starting the game well and scoring a terrific goal, only to concede a truly bizarre equaliser.

"There was no danger. The ball was played through, Brian came to collect it, and he has twisted his ankle in the process.

"You can prepare your team all week, but that is something you just cannot legislate for."

Wigan boss Roberto Martinez on Hugo Rodallega's two-goal contribution:
"His work rate was exceptional, but then he is a clinical finisher and to have that instinct in your play is a massive asset.

"I was pleased because sometimes as a striker you work really hard and you don't get your rewards, but he got his.

"I felt the performance was exceptional from everyone, and it would be unfair to single anyone out.

"But when you've a player who has that clinical finish in him, it allows you to convert performances into good results, and Hugo did that."

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Saturday, 24 October 2009

Premier League

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Burnley 1-3 Wigan FT
(HT 1-1)
  • Fletcher 4
  • Rodallega 11
  • Rodallega 51
  • Boyce 76

Burnley

Substitutes

Wigan

Substitutes

Ref: Lee MasonAtt: 19,430
BURNLEY
WIGAN

Possession

  • Burnley 49%
  • Wigan 51%

Attempts on target

  • Burnley 9
  • Wigan 8

Attempts off target

  • Burnley 3
  • Wigan 5

Corners

  • Burnley 7
  • Wigan 4

Fouls

  • Burnley 12
  • Wigan 11
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+5:03 The final whistle goes and the game is over.
  • 90:00+3:57 Indirect free kick taken by Hugo Rodallega.
  • 90:00+3:57 Booking Graham Alexander booked for unsporting behaviour.
  • 90:00+3:53 Free kick awarded for a foul by Graham Alexander on Jordi Gomez.
  • Correction - 90:00+2:27 Free kick awarded for a foul by Charles N'Zogbia on Wade Elliott. Graham Alexander restarts play with the free kick.
  • 90:00+2:27 Unfair challenge on Wade Elliott by Charles N'Zogbia results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Wade Elliott.
  • 87:37 Shot from just outside the box by Jason Scotland goes over the bar.
  • 85:31 Hugo Rodallega decides to take the corner short.
  • 82:48 Chris Eagles takes a shot. Save by Chris Kirkland.
  • 81:22 Substitution Kevin McDonald joins the action as a substitute, replacing Andre Bikey.
  • 79:15 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Chris Eagles from the left by-line, Clarke Carlisle takes a shot.
  • 78:43 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Chris Eagles, clearance made by Mario Melchiot.
  • 77:53 Substitution (Wigan) makes a substitution, with Marlon King coming on for Paul Scharner.
  • 75:30 Assist on the goal came from Paul Scharner.
  • 75:30 GOAL - Emmerson BoyceBurnley 1 - 3 Wigan Goal scored by Emmerson Boyce from close range to the top left corner of the goal. Burnley 1-3 Wigan.
  • 75:19 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Hugo Rodallega from the left by-line,
  • 71:47 David Nugent is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Titus Bramble.
  • 71:36 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jordi Gomez by David Nugent. Indirect free kick taken by Chris Kirkland.
  • 68:05 Tyrone Mears takes a shot. Blocked by Titus Bramble.
  • 67:17 Graham Alexander takes a shot. Save by Chris Kirkland.
  • 66:31 Substitution Robbie Blake goes off and David Nugent comes on.
  • 64:42 Andre Bikey takes a shot. Save by Chris Kirkland.
  • 62:23 Chris Eagles takes a shot. Blocked by Mohamed Diame.
  • 62:01 Paul Scharner challenges Andre Bikey unfairly and gives away a free kick. Robbie Blake restarts play with the free kick.
  • 60:32 Booking The referee books Clarke Carlisle for unsporting behaviour.
  • 58:48 Short corner worked by Hugo Rodallega.
  • 54:00 Charles N'Zogbia produces a left-footed shot from inside the area that clears the crossbar.
  • 50:58 Assist by Jason Scotland.
  • 50:58 GOAL - Hugo RodallegaBurnley 1 - 2 Wigan Hugo Rodallega gets on the score sheet with a goal from just outside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Burnley 1-2 Wigan.
  • 49:13 Corner from left by-line taken by Robbie Blake.
  • 47:59 Foul by Emmerson Boyce on Steven Fletcher, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Graham Alexander.
  • 47:34 Wade Elliott concedes a free kick for a foul on Hendry Thomas. Hendry Thomas restarts play with the free kick.
  • 46:33 Chris Eagles produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
  • 45:01 The referee gets the second half underway.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+6:05 The referee calls an end to the first half.
  • 45:00+5:48 Jordi Gomez takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the right of the net.
  • 45:00+4:25 Andre Bikey concedes a free kick for a foul on Paul Scharner. Titus Bramble takes the free kick.
  • 45:00+3:49 Paul Scharner takes a shot and missed to the right of the target.
  • 45:00+3:19 Unfair challenge on Charles N'Zogbia by Tyrone Mears results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Charles N'Zogbia.
  • 45:00+2:54 Unfair challenge on Wade Elliott by Hendry Thomas results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Graham Alexander.
  • 45:00+1:25 The official flags Tyrone Mears offside. Indirect free kick taken by Chris Kirkland.
  • 45:00+1:08 The ball is sent over by Chris Eagles, clearance made by Titus Bramble.
  • 45:00+0:08 Jason Scotland is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Clarke Carlisle restarts play with the free kick.
  • 44:10 Steven Caldwell concedes a free kick for a foul on Jason Scotland. Titus Bramble restarts play with the free kick.
  • 43:32 Wade Elliott takes a shot. Save made by Chris Kirkland.
  • 41:00 Foul by Charles N'Zogbia on Chris Eagles, free kick awarded. Graham Alexander restarts play with the free kick.
  • Correction - 40:35 Jordi Gomez takes a shot. Save by Diego Penny.
  • 40:35 Jordi Gomez takes a shot. Tyrone Mears makes a comfortable save.
  • 38:39 Corner taken by Robbie Blake from the right by-line, Andre Bikey has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide left of the goal.
  • 37:02 Unfair challenge on Clarke Carlisle by Jason Scotland results in a free kick. Diego Penny takes the free kick.
  • 36:03 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Stephen Jordan by Jordi Gomez. Steven Caldwell takes the free kick.
  • 32:21 Jason Scotland takes a shot. Clarke Carlisle gets a block in.
  • 31:19 Unfair challenge on Hendry Thomas by Andre Bikey results in a free kick. Titus Bramble restarts play with the free kick.
  • 30:31 Paul Scharner concedes a free kick for a foul on Graham Alexander. Free kick taken by Graham Alexander.
  • 29:11 Robbie Blake decides to take a short corner.
  • 26:10 Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Robbie Blake.
  • 26:10 Substitution (Wigan) makes a substitution, with Jordi Gomez coming on for Maynor Figueroa.
  • 26:10 Emmerson Boyce concedes a free kick for a foul on Steven Fletcher.
  • 25:37 Foul by Mohamed Diame on Wade Elliott, free kick awarded. Graham Alexander takes the indirect free kick.
  • 23:48 Free kick awarded for a foul by Clarke Carlisle on Paul Scharner. Hugo Rodallega takes the indirect free kick.
  • 22:24 Unfair challenge on Charles N'Zogbia by Stephen Jordan results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Titus Bramble.
  • 19:11 Clarke Carlisle takes a shot. Blocked by Emmerson Boyce.
  • 18:45 Wade Elliott decides to take a short corner.
  • 18:19 Outswinging corner taken by Robbie Blake.
  • 17:11 Hugo Rodallega takes a shot. Blocked by Jason Scotland.
  • 14:02 Substitution Diego Penny joins the action as a substitute, replacing Brian Jensen.
  • 10:40 Mario Melchiot provided the assist for the goal.
  • 10:40 GOAL - Hugo RodallegaBurnley 1 - 1 Wigan Hugo Rodallega gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the box low into the middle of the goal. Burnley 1-1 Wigan.
  • 8:46 Corner taken by Hugo Rodallega from the right by-line, Mario Melchiot takes a shot. Save made by Brian Jensen.
  • 8:29 Hugo Rodallega takes a shot. Save by Brian Jensen.
  • 5:20 Mohamed Diame produces a right-footed effort from long distance that goes harmlessly over the bar.
  • 3:44 Assist by Robbie Blake.
  • 3:44 GOAL - Steven FletcherBurnley 1 - 0 Wigan Goal scored by Steven Fletcher from close in high into the middle of the goal. Burnley 1-0 Wigan.
  • 3:29 Robbie Blake produces a cross,
  • 2:27 Unfair challenge on Hugo Rodallega by Tyrone Mears results in a free kick. Paul Scharner takes the indirect free kick.
  • 1:45 Paul Scharner challenges Clarke Carlisle unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Brian Jensen.
  • 1:18 Andre Bikey concedes a free kick for a foul on Hendry Thomas. Maynor Figueroa takes the free kick.
  • 0:42 Chris Eagles concedes a free kick for a foul on Mohamed Diame. Maynor Figueroa takes the indirect free kick.
  • 0:00 The referee gets the game started.

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Premier League results

24 Oct 2009 23:59 UK

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Birmingham 2-1 Sunderland R
Burnley 1-3 Wigan R
Chelsea 5-0 Blackburn R
Hull 0-0 Portsmouth R
Tottenham 0-1 Stoke R
Wolverhampton 1-1 Aston Villa R

Premier League table snapshot

As it stood on 24 Oct 2009 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Chelsea 10 16 24
2 Man Utd 9 12 22
3 Tottenham 10 7 19
4 Arsenal 8 16 18
5 Man City 8 7 17
6 Aston Villa 9 5 17
7 Sunderland 10 3 16
8 Liverpool 9 9 15
9 Stoke 10 -2 15
10 Wigan 10 -5 13
11 Burnley 10 -12 12
12 Everton 8 -2 11
13 Fulham 8 -2 10
14 Birmingham 10 -4 10
15 Blackburn 9 -11 10
16 Wolverhampton 10 -7 9
17 Bolton 8 -2 8
18 Hull 10 -14 8
19 West Ham 8 -4 5
20 Portsmouth 10 -10 4

see also
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