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Wigan   1 - 0   West Brom

Victor Moses
Moses threads his shot home for Wigan's goal

By Oliver Brett

Victor Moses, an inspired half-time substitution by Roberto Martinez, scored the game's only goal as Wigan earned their third win of the season.

Moses replaced Jordi Gomez at half-time and instantly provided a spark in the Wigan midfield before firing home after terrific work from Charles N'Zogbia.

Another Wigan sub, Franco di Santo, should have made it 2-0 but shot wide.

West Brom's two best chances fell to Paul Scharner in the first half but he failed to test goalkeeper Ali Al Habsi.

Overall, the Baggies were probably a more consistent threat but lacked a cutting edge while Wigan produced some real quality in the second half and more performances like this should see the the threat of relegation recede.

Martinez 'proud' of Wigan squad

The opening period featured far too many misplaced passes from both teams and N'Zogbia, who began on the right wing but frequently switched flanks with Tom Cleverley, was easily the biggest threat to the West Brom defence.

It needed well-judged tackle from Youssuf Mulumbu to deny N'Zogbia a clear shooting opportunity after he had exchanged passes with Hugo Rodallega.

Wigan's defence looked comfortable early on, although an unscheduled reshuffle was necessary when Gary Caldwell limped off to be substituted by brother Steven.

Towards the end of the half, West Brom's 4-2-3-1 formation gradually began to gain a foothold, even though the wide players, Jerome Thomas and Chris Brunt, remained anonymous.

Nigerian international Peter Odemwingie was released by a long ball forward, but the chance came to nothing as none of his team-mates was able to get forward in support.

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However, a well-worked one-two with James Morrison provided Odemwingie with West Brom's first shooting opportunity from just outside the area, and he blasted wide.

The visitors built up a head of steam as the interval approached and when Chris Brunt swung in a corner from the right, Scharner timed his run perfectly, only to make poor contact with his header.

Scharner then saw a shot blocked by the body of team-mate Steve Gohouri as he looked to drive in the game's first goal.

Sensing his team had lost momentum, Martinez replaced the ineffective Gomez with Moses at half-time and gave the young Englishman licence to run at the Baggies defence.

It proved an inspired decision and Moses immediately made Wigan look more dangerous, though there was a nervous moment for the home team when Caldwell fouled Odemwingie inches outside the penalty area, Brunt slamming the resulting into the wall.

Di Matteo unconcerned by West Brom form

Scotland midfielder Morrison tested Al Habsi with a shot after skilfully eluding two defenders, but there was not enough pace in his effort and the Oman international saved comfortably.

West Brom manager Roberto di Matteo made his first tactical change came with barely 20 minutes left on the clock as Giles Barnes came on for Scharner, but the next significant attack came from the Latics, and with it the goal.

N'Zogbia, twisting and turning, escaped the attentions of two West Brom defenders and slipped the ball through to Moses, arriving quickly down the right flank, and the 19-year-old Englishman finished coolly, drilling his shot wide of Scott Carson and just inside the far post.

Wigan were strong in defence and attack, and Di Santo, on the field for Rodallega, should have made certain of the points but rushed his shot on the turn and Carson did not have to make a save.

The Baggies did their best to grab an equaliser and substitute Marc-Antoine Fortune, seconds before the final whistle, saw his shot saved by Al Habsi.


Wigan manager Roberto Martinez: "Victor is growing in training, and sometimes we don't realise how young he is. He came on against Liverpool and really played his part, and today he had a massive impact on the game. We took control of the game in the second half and we had to be patient. You could see we were lacking energy because of the big effort on Wednesday."

West Brom manager Roberto di Matteo: "We had a few chances in the first half especially and it's a shame we didn't score that goal. It looked like it was going to be a draw and then they scored a goal from one of our set-pieces. We were caught out a little but but still had enough payers back to defend it. That's how it is in the Premier League, little things cost points."

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Saturday, 13 November 2010

Barclays Premier League

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Wigan 1-0 West Brom FT
(HT 0-0)
  • Moses 70

    Wigan

    Substitutes

    West Brom

    Substitutes

    Ref: TaylorAtt: 16,085
    WIGAN
    WEST BROM

    Possession

    • Wigan 53%
    • West Brom 47%

    Attempts on target

    • Wigan 4
    • West Brom 6

    Attempts off target

    • Wigan 9
    • West Brom 6

    Corners

    • Wigan 5
    • West Brom 5

    Fouls

    • Wigan 13
    • West Brom 13
    • Final Result
    • 95:27 The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+3:12 Corner taken right-footed by Peter Odemwingie from the right by-line, Marc-Antoine Fortune takes a shot. Ali Al Habsi gets a block in.
    • 90:00+3:01 The ball is delivered by Peter Odemwingie, blocked by Steve Gohouri.
    • 90:00+2:10 Effort on goal by Victor Moses from outside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the bar.
    • 88:13 Free kick crossed left-footed by Chris Brunt, clearance made by Mohamed Diame. Simon Cox has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide right of the target.
    • 88:13 Substitution (West Brom) makes a substitution, with Marc-Antoine Fortune coming on for Youssouf Mulumbu.
    • 88:13 The ball is crossed by Peter Odemwingie. Steven Caldwell is adjudged to have handled the ball.
    • 87:05 Franco Di Santo takes a shot. Save made by Scott Carson.
    • 86:21 Peter Odemwingie challenges Steve Gohouri unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ali Al Habsi.
    • 85:37 Mohamed Diame concedes a free kick for a foul on Youssouf Mulumbu. Nicky Shorey takes the direct free kick.
    • 84:27 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Giles Barnes by Steve Gohouri. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Chris Brunt, Steve Gohouri makes a clearance.
    • 82:29 Chris Brunt concedes a free kick for a foul on Victor Moses. Direct free kick taken by Steven Caldwell.
    • 82:04 The ball is swung over by Jerome Thomas, Steven Caldwell makes a clearance.
    • 81:20 Effort on goal by Franco Di Santo from inside the box misses to the right of the target.
    • 80:09 Steven Reid takes a shot. Blocked by Mohamed Diame. Corner from the left by-line taken by Chris Brunt, Giles Barnes produces a header from inside the area that goes over the crossbar.
    • 80:00 The ball is swung over by Jerome Thomas, clearance made by Antolin Alcaraz.
    • 79:08 Handball decision goes against Simon Cox. Ali Al Habsi takes the free kick.
    • 76:31 Ali Al Habsi restarts play with the free kick.
    • 76:31 Substitution Hugo Rodallega goes off and Franco Di Santo comes on.
    • 76:31 Steve Gohouri fouled by Peter Odemwingie, the ref awards a free kick.
    • 75:06 Youssouf Mulumbu delivers the ball, clearance made by Steven Caldwell.
    • 72:27 Substitution Simon Cox comes on in place of James Morrison.
    • 71:42 Youssouf Mulumbu concedes a free kick for a foul on Victor Moses. Ronnie Stam takes the free kick.
    • 69:34 Assist by Charles N'Zogbia.
    • 69:34 GOAL - Victor MosesWigan 1 - 0 West Brom Victor Moses fires in a goal from the edge of the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Wigan 1-0 West Brom.
    • 68:36 Foul by Ronnie Stam on Jerome Thomas, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed left-footed by Chris Brunt from left wing, Hendry Thomas manages to make a clearance.
    • 66:04 Scott Carson takes the direct free kick.
    • 66:04 Substitution Paul Scharner leaves the field to be replaced by Giles Barnes.
    • 66:04 Hugo Rodallega is flagged offside by the assistant referee.
    • 62:38 The ball is swung over by Charles N'Zogbia, Unfair challenge on Scott Carson by Steven Caldwell results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Scott Carson.
    • 62:11 Corner taken by Charles N'Zogbia played to the near post, Chris Brunt manages to make a clearance.
    • 62:05 Charles N'Zogbia sends in a cross, Steven Reid gets a block in.
    • 61:36 Steven Caldwell fouled by Peter Odemwingie, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Ali Al Habsi.
    • 60:14 James Morrison takes a shot. Ali Al Habsi makes a save. Tom Cleverley takes a shot. Save by Scott Carson.
    • 59:15 Inswinging corner taken by Charles N'Zogbia, save made by Scott Carson.
    • 59:06 Hugo Rodallega crosses the ball, blocked by Gabriel Tamas.
    • 58:18 Chris Brunt takes a shot. Save by Ali Al Habsi.
    • 57:41 Shot by Tom Cleverley from outside the box goes over the net.
    • 56:53 The ball is delivered by Steven Reid, Tom Cleverley makes a clearance.
    • 56:10 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James Morrison by Tom Cleverley. Nicky Shorey takes the free kick.
    • 55:33 The ball is crossed by Ronnie Stam, Headed effort on goal by Hugo Rodallega from just inside the box goes harmlessly over the goal.
    • 53:28 Steven Caldwell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Peter Odemwingie. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Chris Brunt, blocked by Antolin Alcaraz. Corner taken left-footed by Chris Brunt, Mohamed Diame manages to make a clearance.
    • 51:36 Charles N'Zogbia delivers the ball, Ibanez Pablo manages to make a clearance.
    • 50:43 Steve Gohouri restarts play with the free kick.
    • 50:43 Booking Booking for Paul Scharner for unsporting behaviour.
    • 50:36 Paul Scharner gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Charles N'Zogbia.
    • 50:06 Free kick awarded for a foul by Steve Gohouri on Chris Brunt. Steven Reid takes the free kick.
    • 49:51 Victor Moses delivers the ball.
    • 48:32 Jerome Thomas challenges Hendry Thomas unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Hendry Thomas.
    • 48:25 The ball is crossed by Ronnie Stam, Gabriel Tamas makes a clearance.
    • 47:21 Foul by Paul Scharner on Hendry Thomas, free kick awarded. Steven Caldwell takes the direct free kick.
    • 46:52 Tom Cleverley concedes a free kick for a foul on Steven Reid. Free kick taken by Scott Carson.
    • 45:55 Centre by Steve Gohouri. The assistant referee signals for offside against Hugo Rodallega. Scott Carson takes the free kick.
    • 45:19 Chris Brunt gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Charles N'Zogbia. Direct free kick taken by Antolin Alcaraz.
    • 45:01 The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.
    • 45:01 Substitution Victor Moses comes on in place of Jordi Gomez.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+1:32 It is the end of the first-half.
    • 44:50 Steven Reid produces a cross, Paul Scharner takes a shot. Steve Gohouri gets a block in. Youssouf Mulumbu takes a shot. Blocked by Hendry Thomas. Peter Odemwingie is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Ali Al Habsi restarts play with the free kick.
    • 44:03 Free kick taken by Chris Brunt.
    • 44:03 Booking The referee shows Steven Caldwell a yellow card.
    • 43:49 Steven Caldwell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jerome Thomas.
    • 42:23 Corner from right by-line taken by Chris Brunt.
    • 41:35 James Morrison takes a shot from 12 yards. Tom Cleverley gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Chris Brunt played to the near post, clearance made by Steve Gohouri. The ball is delivered by Chris Brunt, clearance by Steve Gohouri.
    • 39:50 The ball is crossed by Steve Gohouri, Tom Cleverley has a headed effort at goal from just inside the area that misses to the right of the target.
    • 39:40 Charles N'Zogbia produces a cross, Steven Reid gets a block in.
    • 38:27 Jordi Gomez takes a shot. Blocked by James Morrison.
    • 37:43 Foul by Hugo Rodallega on Ibanez Pablo, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Ibanez Pablo.
    • 36:51 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Steven Caldwell by Paul Scharner. Steven Caldwell takes the direct free kick.
    • 35:52 Outswinging corner taken by Charles N'Zogbia from the left by-line, Steven Caldwell produces a header from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the goal.
    • 35:46 The ball is swung over by Mohamed Diame, James Morrison makes a clearance.
    • 34:45 Outswinging corner taken by Charles N'Zogbia, Headed effort from inside the area by Antolin Alcaraz misses to the left of the target.
    • 34:37 A cross is delivered by Charles N'Zogbia, Ibanez Pablo manages to make a clearance.
    • 33:59 Nicky Shorey gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tom Cleverley. Steven Caldwell restarts play with the free kick.
    • 30:24 Nicky Shorey sends in a cross, Antolin Alcaraz manages to make a clearance.
    • 29:18 Unfair challenge on James Morrison by Hendry Thomas results in a free kick. James Morrison takes the free kick.
    • 28:06 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Peter Odemwingie by Antolin Alcaraz. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Chris Brunt from right wing, save by Ali Al Habsi.
    • 26:55 Effort from outside the box by Peter Odemwingie goes wide right of the target.
    • 25:40 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Paul Scharner by Mohamed Diame. Free kick taken by Chris Brunt.
    • 25:20 A cross is delivered by Peter Odemwingie, clearance by Steve Gohouri.
    • 23:25 Corner taken by Charles N'Zogbia from the right by-line.
    • 23:17 Hugo Rodallega produces a cross, blocked by Gabriel Tamas.
    • Correction - 20:24 The ball is sent over by Ronnie Stam, blocked by Youssouf Mulumbu.
    • 20:24 The ball is swung over by Ronnie Stam, Gabriel Tamas gets a block in.
    • 18:41 The ball is swung over by Peter Odemwingie, save made by Ali Al Habsi.
    • 18:02 Youssouf Mulumbu concedes a free kick for a foul on Jordi Gomez. Hendry Thomas takes the free kick.
    • 17:32 Unfair challenge on Mohamed Diame by Steven Reid results in a free kick. Steve Gohouri takes the free kick.
    • 15:53 Substitution Gary Caldwell goes off and Steven Caldwell comes on.
    • 15:53 Jordi Gomez takes a long range shot clearing the crossbar.
    • 13:31 Centre by Charles N'Zogbia, clearance made by Steven Reid.
    • 13:22 The ball is swung over by Tom Cleverley, Gabriel Tamas manages to make a clearance.
    • 12:47 Effort from outside the box by Steven Reid goes wide right of the target.
    • 12:37 Nicky Shorey sends in a cross.
    • 11:38 The ball is crossed by Peter Odemwingie, clearance made by Steve Gohouri.
    • 10:22 The ball is swung over by Nicky Shorey, Steve Gohouri manages to make a clearance.
    • 8:44 The ball is sent over by Ronnie Stam, blocked by Nicky Shorey.
    • 6:35 The ball is crossed by Tom Cleverley, Scott Carson makes a save.
    • 3:42 The ball is sent over by Chris Brunt.
    • 2:21 Steve Gohouri takes a shot.
    • 2:15 Centre by Tom Cleverley, Steven Reid gets a block in.
    • 1:47 The ball is sent over by Ronnie Stam. The ball is crossed by Tom Cleverley, clearance made by Gabriel Tamas.
    • 1:04 Centre by Ronnie Stam.
    • 0:33 The official flags Peter Odemwingie offside. Antolin Alcaraz restarts play with the free kick.
    • 0:00 The referee gets the match started.

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    As it stood on 13 Nov 2010 23:59 UK

    Position Team P GD PTS
    1 Chelsea 12 23 28
    2 Man Utd 13 11 25
    3 Arsenal 12 13 23
    4 Man City 13 5 22
    5 Bolton 13 2 19
    6 Tottenham 13 1 19
    7 Newcastle 13 5 18
    8 Aston Villa 13 -3 17
    9 Sunderland 12 -1 16
    10 Stoke 13 -3 16
    11 Liverpool 13 -4 16
    12 West Brom 13 -6 16
    13 Everton 12 2 15
    14 Blackburn 13 -3 15
    15 Blackpool 13 -7 15
    16 Fulham 13 0 14
    17 Wigan 13 -11 14
    18 Birmingham 13 -3 13
    19 Wolves 13 -10 9
    20 West Ham 13 -11 9

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