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Wigan   1 - 1   Everton

By Julian Shea

Goalscorers Leighton Baines and Charles Nzogbia with Tim Howard
Baines (left) and N'Zogbia (centre) scored the game's two goals

Leighton Baines's penalty earned Everton a draw and kept his former side Wigan in the relegation dogfight after a lively game at the DW Stadium.

Baines netted from the spot after Hugo Rodallega's clear handball after Wigan had looked on course to win thanks to Charles N'Zogbia's first-half goal.

After scoring N'Zogbia gave away a penalty when he fouled Leon Osman, but Mikel Arteta's spot-kick was saved.

That looked to be enough to earn Wigan a rare home win before Baines struck.

Wigan came into the game facing a battle to stay in the top flight and burdened by a worrying set of statistics, having the second worst home record in the division and the joint lowest total of goals scored.

So they showed admirable positivity as they took the game to the visitors from the outset, and Rodallega should have done better than to shoot off target when Ben Watson's long pass split the Everton defence.

After Wigan's early flurry, Everton began to impose themselves more on the match, and they would have been frustrated not to have even tested home keeper Ali Al Habsi when a sustained period of Everton pressure ended with Emerson Boyce's tackle denying Victor Anichebe the chance to shoot.

Martinez proud of Wigan players

When the first goal came, it was something of a surprise that it was for Wigan.

James McCarthy chipped the ball into the path of N'Zogbia from the edge of the box, but the chance seemed to have gone as he was forced away from goal by keeper Tim Howard, and even lost his footing and fell to the ground.

However, with the American backing off and his defence thinking the attack had broken down, N'Zogbia looked up and curled in a shot from the right-hand side of the box into the far corner.

Everton responded well to going a goal behind, showing more creativity and potency up front, but Wigan responded by packing the defence with bodies as a rudimentary but effective way of keeping them out.

And it was a makeshift defender who caused the next moment of drama in the match, as striker N'Zogbia gave away a penalty by hauling down the threatening Osman on the edge of box following Baines's short corner.

Up stepped Arteta. His penalty was at a good height to the keeper's left, but Al Habsi threw himself at it and made a fine one-handed save, to the delight of the home fans.

This incident raised both the tempo and the temperature of the match, which became increasingly fractious.

Everton assistant boss praises Wigan's spirit

N'Zogbia picked up a knock in a challenge with Baines before the break and failed to run it off after the restart, which led to the introduction of Victor Moses, and this only increased Wigan's threat.

Twice in a matter of minutes the former Crystal Palace player came within inches of extending their lead.

Firstly, Phil Jagielka's clearance of Emerson Boyce's cross only went as far as Moses, whose shot drew a two-handed save from Howard, and shortly afterwards Boyce was again the provider as Moses forced Howard to push another shot over the bar.

Despite Wigan having the most potent individual on the pitch, Everton were not cowed and they continued to throw everything into attack.

Jagielka connected with Baines's crossfield free-kick to draw a save out of Al Habsi, and from the resulting corner, Rodallega clearly handled the ball.

With Arteta no longer on the pitch, Baines was handed the responsibility, and he thumped an unstoppable shot high into the top corner.

Wigan went all out on attack in the dying minutes, but a combination of stout defending and wayward finishing denied them a late winner.


Wigan manager Roberto Martinez:

"The result is frustrating but I couldn't be prouder of the performance. We played under massive expectations against a side who'd had a good run, but we created better chances and were the better side so there's not much you can do after that.

"With the amount of chances we created we deserved the three points. The important test we've got is to play in that manner carry on being strong and brave and not allow the table to frustrate us.

"We're still a young group we're exciting and if we carry on like this we'll get enough points."

Everton assistant manager Steve Round:

"Missing the first penalty put us back a bit but I don't think Leighton would have missed the second one. Neither of them (Mikel Arteta or Leighton Baines) is the designated penalty taker, it depends on the day - they both practice them so we'll continue with those two.

"We showed terrific resilience to come back into the game and we thought we'd go on and win it but Wigan showed great resolve and fighting spirt.

"Wigan had a good attitude, we found it a tough game. Tim (Howard)'s had a terrific season and he was outstanding again today, at the moment he could be one of the best keepers in the Premier League, if not the best."


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Saturday, 30 April 2011

Barclays Premier League

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Wigan 1-1 Everton FT
(HT 1-0)
  • N'Zogbia 21
  • Baines (pen) 78

Wigan

Substitutes

Everton

Substitutes

Ref: MasonAtt: 17,051
WIGAN
EVERTON

Possession

  • Wigan 47%
  • Everton 53%

Attempts on target

  • Wigan 9
  • Everton 3

Attempts off target

  • Wigan 4
  • Everton 0

Corners

  • Wigan 3
  • Everton 8

Fouls

  • Wigan 12
  • Everton 12
  • Final Result
  • 94:09 The final whistle goes and the game is over.
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+2:20 Shot from deep inside the area by Hugo Rodallega goes over the bar.
  • 90:00+2:10 The ball is crossed by Maynor Figueroa.
  • 90:00+0:42 A cross is delivered by Franco Di Santo, Effort on goal by Hugo Rodallega from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.
  • 88:28 Franco Di Santo is caught offside. Tim Howard restarts play with the free kick.
  • 86:59 Phil Jagielka takes the free kick.
  • 86:59 Booking Maynor Figueroa goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.
  • 86:54 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Seamus Coleman by Maynor Figueroa.
  • 86:15 Hugo Rodallega takes a shot. Save made by Tim Howard.
  • 85:39 The ball is sent over by Emmerson Boyce, Franco Di Santo takes a shot. Save by Tim Howard.
  • 85:12 Hugo Rodallega takes a shot. Save by Tim Howard.
  • 84:53 Jermaine Beckford is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Ali Al Habsi restarts play with the free kick.
  • 83:32 The ball is swung over by Maynor Figueroa, comfortable save by Tim Howard.
  • 83:19 The ball is delivered by Victor Moses.
  • 82:39 Seamus Coleman takes a shot. Save by Ali Al Habsi.
  • 82:21 Corner taken left-footed by Leighton Baines, Ben Watson manages to make a clearance.
  • 82:15 A cross is delivered by Magaye Gueye, blocked by Emmerson Boyce.
  • 81:27 Substitution Magaye Gueye comes on in place of Victor Anichebe.
  • 81:06 Booking Booking for Jack Rodwell for unsporting behaviour.
  • 80:58 Emmerson Boyce sends in a cross.
  • 79:39 Free kick awarded for a foul by Franco Di Santo on Tim Howard. Tim Howard takes the direct free kick.
  • 79:05 Victor Moses is adjudged to have handled the ball. Leighton Baines takes the direct free kick.
  • 78:24 Substitution Franco Di Santo is brought on as a substitute for Tom Cleverley.
  • 77:38 GOAL - Leighton BainesWigan 1 - 1 Everton Power penalty scored by Leighton Baines. Wigan 1-1 Everton.
  • 76:46 Hugo Rodallega is penalised for a handball.
  • 76:31 Leighton Baines takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post.
  • 76:25 The ball is delivered by Phil Jagielka.
  • 75:36 Tom Cleverley challenges Leon Osman unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Leighton Baines from left channel.
  • 75:24 The ball is sent over by Phil Neville.
  • 75:06 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Leighton Baines from the right by-line, clearance by Emmerson Boyce.
  • 74:40 Leighton Baines takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, Hugo Rodallega manages to make a clearance.
  • 74:33 The ball is delivered by Tony Hibbert, Ben Watson manages to make a clearance.
  • 73:11 Jack Rodwell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James McCarthy. Free kick taken by Gary Caldwell.
  • 72:54 Tony Hibbert produces a cross, clearance made by Antolin Alcaraz.
  • 71:18 Leon Osman challenges Hugo Rodallega unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Gary Caldwell.
  • 70:29 Foul by Ben Watson on Victor Anichebe, free kick awarded. Phil Neville takes the free kick.
  • 70:14 The ball is crossed by Tom Cleverley, Phil Jagielka manages to make a clearance.
  • 69:10 James McCarthy takes a shot. Leon Osman gets a block in.
  • 68:49 Victor Moses takes a shot. Blocked by Jack Rodwell.
  • 68:01 Unfair challenge on Victor Moses by Leighton Baines results in a free kick. Ben Watson crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance by Sylvain Distin.
  • 65:29 Substitution Tim Cahill goes off and Seamus Coleman comes on.
  • 65:29 Substitution Jermaine Beckford joins the action as a substitute, replacing Mikel Arteta.
  • 63:59 Leon Osman takes a shot. Save made by Ali Al Habsi.
  • 62:34 Corner taken left-footed by Leighton Baines from the left by-line, clearance made by Antolin Alcaraz.
  • 62:20 Tony Hibbert sends in a cross, James McArthur gets a block in.
  • 61:00 Ben Watson produces a cross, blocked by Sylvain Distin.
  • 60:34 Outswinging corner taken by Ben Watson, clearance made by Tony Hibbert.
  • 60:20 Victor Moses takes a shot. Save by Tim Howard.
  • 59:15 Outswinging corner taken by Ben Watson.
  • 58:52 The ball is delivered by Emmerson Boyce, Phil Jagielka manages to make a clearance. Victor Moses takes a shot. Save by Tim Howard.
  • 57:25 Free kick taken by Ali Al Habsi.
  • 57:25 Booking Tony Hibbert goes into the book.
  • 57:15 Tony Hibbert concedes a free kick for a foul on Maynor Figueroa.
  • 57:03 Leighton Baines crosses the ball.
  • 55:16 Free kick awarded for a foul by Maynor Figueroa on Leon Osman. Free kick crossed left-footed by Leighton Baines.
  • 54:26 Foul by Ben Watson on Leon Osman, free kick awarded. Leighton Baines takes the free kick.
  • 54:07 Victor Moses produces a header from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the goal.
  • 52:41 Ben Watson restarts play with the free kick.
  • 52:41 Substitution Charles N'Zogbia goes off and Victor Moses comes on.
  • 52:41 Handball by Mikel Arteta.
  • 51:16 The referee penalises Mikel Arteta for handball. Free kick taken by Emmerson Boyce.
  • 50:48 Leon Osman sends in a cross, clearance made by James McArthur.
  • 50:19 The ball is delivered by Victor Anichebe.
  • 48:05 James McArthur concedes a free kick for a foul on Phil Neville. Free kick taken by Phil Jagielka.
  • Correction - 47:02 A cross is delivered by Tom Cleverley, clearance made by Sylvain Distin.
  • 47:02 James McArthur delivers the ball, clearance by Sylvain Distin.
  • 45:01 The referee gets the second half started.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+5:09 The referee calls an end to the first half.
  • 45:00+4:30 Charles N'Zogbia takes a shot. Save by Tim Howard.
  • 45:00+4:22 Emmerson Boyce produces a cross.
  • 45:00+2:15 Foul by Jack Rodwell on James McCarthy, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Antolin Alcaraz.
  • 44:31 Tim Cahill gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Emmerson Boyce. Gary Caldwell takes the direct free kick.
  • 43:15 Substitution (Wigan) makes a substitution, with James McArthur coming on for Mohamed Diame.
  • 41:13 Free kick awarded for a foul by Victor Anichebe on Antolin Alcaraz. Direct free kick taken by Ali Al Habsi.
  • 38:55 Free kick taken by Phil Jagielka.
  • 38:55 Booking Caution for Mohamed Diame.
  • 38:47 Unfair challenge on Jack Rodwell by Mohamed Diame results in a free kick.
  • 37:26 Leighton Baines challenges Charles N'Zogbia unfairly and gives away a free kick. Gary Caldwell takes the free kick.
  • 35:16 Placed penalty taken by Mikel Arteta saved by Ali Al Habsi. Wigan 1-0 Everton.
  • 34:24 Charles N'Zogbia concedes a Penalty for a foul on Leon Osman.
  • 33:49 Leighton Baines decides to take the corner short.
  • 32:57 The ball is delivered by Leighton Baines, save by Ali Al Habsi.
  • 30:58 Unfair challenge on Emmerson Boyce by Mikel Arteta results in a free kick. Ali Al Habsi takes the free kick.
  • 30:06 Corner taken by Leighton Baines played to the near post.
  • 28:38 Leon Osman fouled by Maynor Figueroa, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Leighton Baines from right wing, clearance made by Maynor Figueroa.
  • 28:18 Phil Neville produces a cross, Gary Caldwell manages to make a clearance.
  • 27:50 A cross is delivered by Tim Cahill, Maynor Figueroa gets a block in.
  • 23:02 Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Leighton Baines, Emmerson Boyce manages to make a clearance.
  • 22:44 Leon Osman takes a shot. Save made by Ali Al Habsi.
  • 21:52 Foul by Leon Osman on Ben Watson, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Ali Al Habsi.
  • 20:37 James McCarthy provided the assist for the goal.
  • 20:37 GOAL - Charles N'ZogbiaWigan 1 - 0 Everton Goal scored by Charles N'Zogbia from inside the penalty box to the top left corner of the goal. Wigan 1-0 Everton.
  • Correction - 19:44 The ball is swung over by Emmerson Boyce, clearance by Leighton Baines.
  • 19:44 Centre by Emmerson Boyce.
  • 18:46 Mikel Arteta sends in a cross.
  • 17:56 Maynor Figueroa produces a cross.
  • 15:22 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tim Cahill by Gary Caldwell. Jack Rodwell restarts play with the free kick.
  • 14:54 Tony Hibbert produces a cross, clearance by Antolin Alcaraz.
  • 14:46 Mikel Arteta produces a cross, clearance by Ben Watson.
  • 14:36 Leon Osman delivers the ball.
  • 12:47 Handball by Leighton Baines. Direct free kick taken by Gary Caldwell.
  • 12:33 The ball is crossed by Leon Osman.
  • 10:27 Leighton Baines produces a cross.
  • 8:46 Victor Anichebe concedes a free kick for a foul on Antolin Alcaraz. Antolin Alcaraz takes the free kick.
  • 7:57 The ball is sent over by Leighton Baines, Ben Watson makes a clearance.
  • 7:08 The ball is delivered by Leighton Baines, clearance made by Maynor Figueroa.
  • 6:02 Charles N'Zogbia takes the inswinging corner, Tim Howard makes a save.
  • 5:16 Antolin Alcaraz fouled by Tim Cahill, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Gary Caldwell.
  • 3:23 Maynor Figueroa challenges Victor Anichebe unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Phil Jagielka.
  • 1:39 Hugo Rodallega produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the goal.
  • 0:00 The match has kicked off.

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Barclays Premier League table snapshot

As it stood on 30 Apr 2011 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Man Utd 34 39 73
2 Chelsea 35 38 70
3 Arsenal 34 31 64
4 Man City 33 21 59
5 Tottenham 34 7 55
6 Liverpool 34 12 52
7 Everton 35 5 48
8 Bolton 35 0 46
9 Fulham 35 7 45
10 Stoke 35 0 43
11 West Brom 35 -14 43
12 Newcastle 34 1 41
13 Aston Villa 35 -13 41
14 Sunderland 35 -13 41
15 Blackburn 35 -14 38
16 Birmingham 34 -17 38
17 Blackpool 35 -22 35
18 Wigan 35 -23 35
19 Wolves 34 -23 33
20 West Ham 34 -22 32


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