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Wigan   1 - 1   Stoke

By Sam Sheringham

Tuncay Sanli
Tuncay's header was the Turkish striker's fifth goal of the season

Tuncay's well-taken header denied Wigan a much-needed victory and kept up Stoke's unbeaten start to 2010.

Paul Scharner's spectacular first-half header from just inside the box looked to have put Wigan on course for a win.

And Hugo Rodallega went close to extending the lead with an overhead kick which clipped the crossbar.

But Stoke drew level through Tuncay's header from Matthew Etherington's cross before Mamady Sidibe and James Beattie missed chances to win the game.

Stoke manager Tony Pulis will be the happier with a rare away point which stretched his side's unbeaten run to seven games.

Roberto Martinez's Wigan appear destined for a battle to avoid the drop after picking up just seven points from their last 10 games and fans will be disappointed to see the team surrender a lead once again.

Wigan have now lost 16 points from winning positions, which alongside Bolton is the joint worst record in the league.

Pulis dropped Ricardo Fuller to the bench following his arrest over a nightclub incident at the weekend, while Martinez restored Jason Scotland alongside Rodallega.

Wigan attitude pleases Martinez

Despite the Stoke fans making more noise than their counterparts, Wigan made the brighter start, with Rodallega and Charles N'Zogbia stretching the visitors' defence.

The opening goal came courtesy of a free-kick after Etherington's body check on N'Zogbia. The delivery found Scharner, who leapt, and from fully 16 yards, headed the ball past Thomas Sorensen's outstretched left hand.

N'Zogbia continued to look the most skilful player on the pitch, troubling Stoke with several pacy runs.

But Stoke improved as the half wore on and went close when Robert Huth's free kick found its way through to Ryan Shawcross and the centre-half's shot on the turn was blocked by two Wigan defenders.

Pulis pleased to extend Stoke run

Moments later Stoke forward Sidibe was granted the time and space to line up a volley on the edge of the area, but he sliced his effort horribly wide.

Stoke had a great chance to equalise early in the second half when a deep free-kick found Robert Huth at the far post. The tall defender headed the ball into Tuncay's path but the Turkish striker failed to make a clean contact four yards out.

Pulis sent on Fuller for Rory Delap as Stoke went in search of an equaliser, while Martinez brought on Jordi Gomez for Scotland in an attempt to shore things up.

Although Wigan seemed content to soak up pressure from the visitors, they went close to doubling their lead on the counter-attack.

Rodallega controlled a long ball superbly and teed himself up for an overhead kick, which clipped the top of the bar.

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Shortly afterwards, Sidibe found space in the area but his shot was well saved by Chris Kirkland.

But the Wigan goalkeeper could do nothing to prevent Stoke drawing level in the 74th minute.

Fuller broke clear down the right and his low cross was cleared as far as Etherington. The winger manoeuvred the ball onto his left foot and delivered a cross for an unmarked Tuncay to head in.

Two minutes later, the Potters almost turned the game around as Fuller nodded Etherington's cross back for Sidibe, who saw his header bounce off the crossbar.

And with seconds on the clock, England hopeful Etherington pulled the ball back to Beattie in space on the edge of the box. The former England striker's shot was sweetly struck but Kirkland, at full stretch, managed to push it away.


Stoke manager Tony Pulis:
"The longer the game went on I thought there was only one side that was going to win it.

"They were the better team in the first half hour but in the second half we were really disappointed we didn't put more chances away.

"I just thought the commitment in the second-half was first class."

Wigan manager Roberto Martinez:
"It's always disappointing when you take the lead and can't get the three points but it's another point, that's the way we're thinking.

"In the second half Stoke came out with a lot of pressure and momentum.

"They put bodies forward, and to be honest the pitch didn't help us to get through that pressure."

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Tuesday, 9 February 2010

Premier League

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Wigan 1-1 Stoke FT
(HT 1-0)
  • Scharner 14
  • Sanli 74

Wigan

Substitutes

Stoke

Substitutes

Ref: MarrinerAtt: 16,033
WIGAN
STOKE

Possession

  • Wigan 54%
  • Stoke 46%

Attempts on target

  • Wigan 11
  • Stoke 6

Attempts off target

  • Wigan 5
  • Stoke 4

Corners

  • Wigan 9
  • Stoke 5

Fouls

  • Wigan 12
  • Stoke 7
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+4:03 The referee signals the end of the game.
  • 90:00+3:05 Foul by Hendry Thomas on Ricardo Fuller, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Danny Higginbotham.
  • 90:00+2:23 Foul by Dean Whitehead on Paul Scharner, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Charles N'Zogbia.
  • 90:00+1:42 Effort from deep inside the area by Marcelo Moreno misses to the left of the goal.
  • 89:58 The ball is crossed by Matthew Etherington, James Beattie takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Save by Chris Kirkland.
  • 89:34 Shot from just outside the box by Matthew Etherington goes over the bar.
  • 88:36 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Liam Lawrence from the left by-line, Hendry Thomas makes a clearance.
  • 87:24 Substitution Tuncay Sanli goes off and Liam Lawrence comes on.
  • 87:24 Substitution James Beattie is brought on as a substitute for Mamady Sidibe.
  • 86:09 Inswinging corner taken by Charles N'Zogbia from the right by-line.
  • 85:48 Jordi Gomez takes a shot. Blocked by Ryan Shawcross.
  • 82:54 Marcelo Moreno gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Robert Huth. Thomas Sorensen restarts play with the free kick.
  • 82:25 Mamady Sidibe is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Gary Caldwell.
  • 80:52 Substitution Marcelo Moreno on for Mohamed Diame.
  • 80:19 Foul by Hugo Rodallega on Robert Huth, free kick awarded. Thomas Sorensen takes the indirect free kick.
  • 78:22 Unfair challenge on Mamady Sidibe by Hendry Thomas results in a free kick. Danny Higginbotham takes the free kick.
  • 75:17 Matthew Etherington sends in a cross, Mamady Sidibe takes a shot.
  • 74:45 The ball is swung over by Paul Scharner, Robert Huth manages to make a clearance.
  • Correction - 73:20 Matthew Etherington sends in a cross,
  • 73:20 Centre by Matthew Etherington,
  • 73:14 Assist by Matthew Etherington.
  • 73:14 GOAL - Tuncay SanliWigan 1 - 1 Stoke Tuncay Sanli finds the back of the net with a headed goal from deep inside the penalty area. Wigan 1-1 Stoke.
  • 73:10 Ricardo Fuller delivers the ball.
  • 72:36 The ball is delivered by Emmerson Boyce, clearance by Ryan Shawcross.
  • 68:32 Booking Hugo Rodallega is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.
  • 68:02 Hugo Rodallega gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ryan Shawcross. Free kick taken by Thomas Sorensen.
  • 67:10 Charles N'Zogbia produces a cross, blocked by Robert Huth.
  • 65:35 Shot by Hugo Rodallega.
  • 63:28 The ball is swung over by Matthew Etherington, Titus Bramble makes a clearance.
  • 62:46 Emmerson Boyce concedes a free kick for a foul on Tuncay Sanli. Dean Whitehead restarts play with the free kick.
  • 62:14 The ball is crossed by Paul Scharner.
  • 60:37 Tuncay Sanli takes a shot. Jordi Gomez gets a block in. Corner taken by Matthew Etherington from the right by-line.
  • 59:04 Substitution Jordi Gomez replaces Jason Scotland.
  • 59:04 Substitution Ricardo Fuller replaces Rory Delap.
  • 58:37 The ball is crossed by Matthew Etherington, clearance by Emmerson Boyce.
  • 53:55 Substitution Hendry Thomas is brought on as a substitute for James McCarthy.
  • 53:32 Centre by Charles N'Zogbia, Thomas Sorensen makes a save.
  • 52:24 Unfair challenge on Glenn Whelan by James McCarthy results in a free kick. Danny Higginbotham takes the direct free kick.
  • 51:01 Rory Delap challenges James McCarthy unfairly and gives away a free kick. Gary Caldwell takes the indirect free kick.
  • 48:10 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Charles N'Zogbia, Rory Delap manages to make a clearance.
  • 48:03 The ball is sent over by Jason Scotland, Robert Huth manages to make a clearance.
  • 45:01 The match restarts for the second half.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+3:30 The match has reached half-time.
  • 45:00+1:20 Corner taken by James McCarthy played to the near post, clearance made by Robert Huth.
  • 45:00+0:55 Charles N'Zogbia takes the inswinging corner, Ryan Shawcross manages to make a clearance.
  • 45:00+0:18 Free kick crossed left-footed by Charles N'Zogbia from left by-line, Mamady Sidibe manages to make a clearance.
  • 45:00+0:18 Booking The referee shows Robert Huth a yellow card.
  • 44:43 Free kick awarded for a foul by Robert Huth on Hugo Rodallega.
  • 41:12 Corner taken by Charles N'Zogbia from the right by-line to the near post, Header from close in by Paul Scharner misses to the left of the target.
  • 41:01 Hugo Rodallega takes a shot. Danny Higginbotham gets a block in.
  • 39:20 Centre by Matthew Etherington, Tuncay Sanli takes a shot. Save by Chris Kirkland.
  • 38:20 Corner taken left-footed by Charles N'Zogbia, Jason Scotland challenges Thomas Sorensen unfairly and gives away a free kick. Thomas Sorensen takes the indirect free kick.
  • 38:08 Jason Scotland takes a shot. Blocked by Danny Higginbotham.
  • 37:22 Corner taken by Charles N'Zogbia from the right by-line played to the near post, Glenn Whelan makes a clearance.
  • 34:48 Mamady Sidibe has shot on goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
  • 34:28 Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Glenn Whelan, Emmerson Boyce makes a clearance.
  • 33:18 Robert Huth produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick, blocked by Ryan Shawcross.
  • 33:18 Booking Gary Caldwell goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.
  • 32:31 Gary Caldwell challenges Tuncay Sanli unfairly and gives away a free kick.
  • 30:52 Long range shot by Glenn Whelan goes wide right of the goal.
  • 29:28 Unfair challenge on Mamady Sidibe by Maynor Figueroa results in a free kick. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Matthew Etherington, Emmerson Boyce manages to make a clearance.
  • 28:38 Corner taken by Glenn Whelan, Hugo Rodallega makes a clearance.
  • 28:12 Hugo Rodallega has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide right of the goal.
  • 27:47 Mohamed Diame takes a shot. Blocked by Ryan Shawcross.
  • 27:05 The official flags Mamady Sidibe offside. Titus Bramble takes the free kick.
  • 24:54 Charles N'Zogbia fouled by Robert Huth, the ref awards a free kick. Strike comes in from Charles N'Zogbia from the free kick.
  • 24:31 Hugo Rodallega takes a shot. Blocked by Ryan Shawcross.
  • 22:42 Jason Scotland takes a shot. Blocked by Ryan Shawcross.
  • 21:54 Free kick awarded for a foul by James McCarthy on Dean Whitehead. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Matthew Etherington from right wing, save by Chris Kirkland.
  • 17:04 Dean Whitehead crosses the ball, clearance by Paul Scharner.
  • 16:32 Free kick awarded for a foul by Mohamed Diame on Dean Whitehead. Glenn Whelan takes the direct free kick.
  • 16:06 Paul Scharner takes a shot. Save by Thomas Sorensen.
  • 14:58 Charles N'Zogbia takes a shot. Save by Thomas Sorensen.
  • 13:56 Charles N'Zogbia provided the assist for the goal.
  • 13:56 GOAL - Paul ScharnerWigan 1 - 0 Stoke Paul Scharner finds the net with a headed goal from just inside the penalty area. Wigan 1-0 Stoke.
  • 13:30 Charles N'Zogbia crosses the ball,
  • 13:30 Booking Matthew Etherington receives a caution.
  • 13:09 Foul by Matthew Etherington on Charles N'Zogbia, free kick awarded.
  • 12:15 A cross is delivered by Emmerson Boyce, Thomas Sorensen makes a save.
  • 10:33 Corner taken by Hugo Rodallega from the left by-line played to the near post, Glenn Whelan manages to make a clearance.
  • 10:06 Jason Scotland takes a shot. Blocked by Robert Huth.
  • 7:59 Mamady Sidibe challenges Maynor Figueroa unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Maynor Figueroa.
  • 7:10 Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Charles N'Zogbia.
  • 6:08 Strike comes in from Hugo Rodallega from the free kick, Andy Wilkinson gets a block in.
  • 6:08 Booking Ryan Shawcross goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.
  • 5:58 Foul by Ryan Shawcross on Hugo Rodallega, free kick awarded.
  • 2:35 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Matthew Etherington from the right by-line.
  • 2:22 Glenn Whelan takes a shot. Paul Scharner gets a block in.
  • 0:00 The referee gets the game underway.

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Premier League results

9 Feb 2010 23:59 UK


Premier League table snapshot

As it stood on 9 Feb 2010 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Chelsea 25 40 58
2 Man Utd 25 41 56
3 Arsenal 25 30 49
4 Liverpool 25 17 44
5 Man City 24 15 44
6 Tottenham 25 20 43
7 Aston Villa 24 13 41
8 Birmingham 24 0 37
9 Fulham 26 2 34
10 Everton 24 -2 32
11 Stoke 24 -4 30
12 Blackburn 25 -18 28
13 Sunderland 25 -10 26
14 Wigan 24 -23 24
15 Hull 25 -25 24
16 Burnley 25 -25 23
17 Bolton 24 -17 22
18 West Ham 24 -10 21
19 Wolves 24 -22 21
20 Portsmouth 25 -22 16

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