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Ipswich 1-4 Wigan

Lee Cattermole
Wigan's Cattermole was the first of five second-half goalscorers

Wigan eventually showed their Premier League class to cruise through to the Carling Cup fourth round but not before Ipswich gave them a real test.

The home side bossed possession in the first half but could not make the visitors pay and Lee Cattermole duly punished them in the 51st minute.

Ipswich equalised through Jonathan Walters volley but Olivier Kapo's soon drilled Wigan back into the lead.

Paul Scharner flicked in a third before Henri Camara added a last-gasp fourth.

Wigan boss Steve Bruce made three changes for the trip to East Anglia, drafting in Cattermole, Kevin Kilbane and Kapo.

Ipswich freshened up their side bringing in Ivan Campo, Kevin Lisbie, Tommy Miller and Ben Thatcher, and Alex Bruce, who lined up for the hosts against his father's side.

Ipswich had the better of the early exchanges and nearly took a fourth minute lead when a 20-yard David Norris drive was tipped around the post by visiting goalkeeper Chris Kirkland.

Wigan also went close after 12 minutes but Richard Wright tipped Emile Heskey's effort from the edge of the box around the post.

But the Tractor Boys grew in confidence as the first half developed and striker Walters should have done better on 26 minutes when he fired over from 10 yards following link-up play with Kevin Lisbie.

Miller then went close for the home side soon after but his curling effort was deflected just wide.

Then Bruce had a header cleared off the line by Cattermole from the resulting corner and, as the ball was played back in, Campo had another header scrambled off the goal-line by former Ipswich man Titus Bramble.

Wigan broke the deadlock in the 51st minute when Wright palmed a 25-yard Wilson Palacios free-kick into the path of Cattermole, who bundled the ball home from close range.

Ipswich equalised in the 61st minute when Quinn crossed from the left wing for Walters to volley home at the far post.

But Wigan soon regained their lead when Heskey nodded a Kilbane cross into the path of Kapo, who drilled 10-yard effort past Ipswich keeper Wright.

Wigan extended their lead in the 70th minute when Scharner flicked into the net after Amr Zaki headed down Valencia's corner and the 2006 finalists added a stoppage-time fourth when substitute Henri Camara flicked in a Bramble volley following Daniel De Ridder's corner.


Ipswich manager Jim Magilton:
"For 60 minutes we were very good. We passed the ball very well. We created some really good chances against a Premier League team.

"We didn't take them. You are always wary they will come back to haunt you, which they did.

"They didn't have to work hard for their goals. If you gift people of that quality those sort of opportunities they are obviously going to take them."

Wigan boss Steve Bruce:
"I think that [us finishing our chances] is the difference between the Premier League and the Championship.

"When you create that many chances and you don't take them, you're going to get punished.

"Ipswich caused us more problems than anyone else has. We ran out easy winners in the end but it was tough in the first half because Ipswich did very well."


Ipswich: Richard Wright, Volz, Bruce, McAuley, Thatcher (Balkestein 46), Norris, Campo, Miller, Quinn (Haynes 72), Walters, Lisbie (Bowditch 82).
Subs Not Used: Supple, Garvan, Peters, Shumulikoski.

Booked: Volz.

Goals: Walters 61.

Wigan: Kirkland, Cattermole, Boyce, Bramble, Kilbane, Valencia, Scharner, Palacios (De Ridder 71), Kapo, Heskey (Camara 75), Zaki (Koumas 82).
Subs Not Used: Pollitt, Taylor, Kupisz, Figueroa.

Booked: Scharner.

Goals: Cattermole 52, Kapo 64, Scharner 70, Camara 90.

Att: 13,803

Ref: Mike Dean (Wirral).

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see also
Live text - Carling Cup
24 Sep 08 |  League Cup
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