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Wigan   2 - 1   Preston

Wigan 2-1 Preston

Wigan 2-1 Preston

Preston were cruelly knocked out of the Carling Cup as Wigan's Charles N'Zogbia grabbed an injury-time winner in a pulsating third-round tie.

Keith Treacy gave the visitors the lead by squeezing a well-struck 25-yard, low free-kick in at the near post.

Preston's Paul Coutts twice hit the woodwork before Wigan's Jordi Gomez levelled with just three minutes to go.

With the game heading for extra-time Wigan broke from deep and James McCarthy set up N'Zogbia to score.

The France midfielder - who was Wigan's player of the season in 2009/10 but has been a more marginal figure this campaign amidst rumours he wished to leave the club - was key to the victory having come on as a substitute at the start of the second half.

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He added drive to what had been a largely drab first-half display from the Latics and provided the game's decisive moment when he exchanged passes with McCarthy and blasted past Preston keeper Andy Lonergan two minutes into injury time.

Four minutes earlier, Gomez had drawn the home side level with a superb solo effort after having jinked into the box.

However, prior to this final salvo it appeared as though Wigan were destined for elimination at the hands of their Lancashire rivals, who held the lead for just over an hour of the match thanks to Treacy's 22nd minute free-kick.

North End could have been out of sight had Coutts found the goal with a brace of efforts - one in each half - but he struck the woodwork with each.

Despite the defeat, Preston can take hope from a performance that belies their lowly position in the Championship, whilst Wigan will hope the win can be a springboard for the rest of their season.


Wigan manager Roberto Martinez:
"It is quite clear the talent Charles has got. The way he has acted since the window has closed has been an example for everyone.

"He has talent and many would pay money to watch him play football.

"More importantly he worked for the team extremely hard and, with his build-up towards the game, his day today has been sensational.

"In the second half I was very proud of a group of players that care about gelling together."

Preston manager Darren Ferguson:
"Obviously they had one or two opportunities but they were two awful goals for us to lose.

"I couldn't really see a way of them getting through and they huffed and puffed. Both goals were stoppable. Individual mistakes cost us the game.

"I'm not looking for excuses but we just aren't getting any luck - Coutts hit the bar, post - it's game over if that went in."

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Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Carling Cup

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Wigan 2-1 Preston FT
(HT 0-1)
  • Gomez 87
  • N'Zogbia 90+2
  • Treacy 23

Wigan

Substitutes

Preston

  • 01 Lonergan
  • 04 St. Ledger
  • 05 Brown
  • 12 Gray yellow card
  • 19 Jones
  • 07 Coutts
  • 11 Treacy (Parry 54 yellow card)
  • 14 Mayor
  • 15 Barton
  • 20 Russell
  • 09 Brown (Parkin 54)

Substitutes

  • 25 Arestidou,
  • 02 Morgan,
  • 37 McLaughlin,
  • 42 Wright,
  • 17 Parry,
  • 08 Hayes,
  • 26 Parkin
Ref: MossAtt: 6,987
WIGAN
PRESTON

Possession

  • Wigan 49%
  • Preston 51%

Attempts on target

  • Wigan 3
  • Preston 1

Attempts off target

  • Wigan 11
  • Preston 3

Corners

  • Wigan 14
  • Preston 4

Fouls

  • Wigan 7
  • Preston 10
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+5:01 The referee blows his whistle to end the game.
  • 90:00+3:38 Jordi Gomez decides to take a short corner.
  • 90:00+3:20 Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Jordi Gomez.
  • 90:00+3:05 A cross is delivered by Maynor Figueroa, Shot on goal by Jordi Gomez from just inside the area goes over the target.
  • 90:00+1:49 James McCarthy provided the assist for the goal.
  • 90:00+1:49 GOAL - Charles N'ZogbiaWigan 2 - 1 Preston Charles N'Zogbia scores a goal from deep inside the penalty box low into the middle of the goal. Wigan 2-1 Preston.
  • 90:00+1:11 Inswinging corner taken by Paul Parry, Antolin Alcaraz makes a clearance.
  • 90:00+0:32 Shot from deep inside the area by Charles N'Zogbia clears the crossbar.
  • 90:00+0:13 Jordi Gomez takes the inswinging corner, Wayne Brown makes a clearance.
  • 89:57 Shot from close range by Ronnie Stam clears the bar.
  • 88:56 Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Jordi Gomez.
  • 88:38 The ball is swung over by Charles N'Zogbia, clearance made by Billy Jones.
  • 88:10 Ronnie Stam takes a short corner, The ball is sent over by Jordi Gomez.
  • 86:47 Maynor Figueroa provided the assist for the goal.
  • 86:47 GOAL - Jordi GomezWigan 1 - 1 Preston Jordi Gomez grabs a goal from the edge of the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Wigan 1-1 Preston.
  • 85:04 The ball is sent over by Franco Di Santo.
  • 84:14 Wayne Brown fouled by Mauro Boselli, the ref awards a free kick. Wayne Brown restarts play with the free kick.
  • 79:37 Steven Caldwell concedes a free kick for a foul on Wayne Brown. Andy Lonergan takes the free kick.
  • 79:24 Inswinging corner taken by Jordi Gomez.
  • 79:03 Jordi Gomez takes a short corner.
  • 78:32 Booking David Gray booked.
  • 78:09 Free kick awarded for a foul by David Gray on Franco Di Santo. Ben Watson takes the free kick.
  • 75:19 Effort from deep inside the box by Paul Coutts hits the post.
  • 75:01 The ball is crossed by Steven Caldwell, Sean St. Ledger makes a clearance.
  • 73:33 Steven Caldwell restarts play with the free kick.
  • 73:33 Booking The referee shows Paul Parry a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
  • 73:24 Paul Parry concedes a free kick for a foul on Ronnie Stam.
  • 70:42 Substitution (Wigan) makes a substitution, with James McCarthy coming on for Hendry Thomas.
  • 70:10 Hendry Thomas concedes a free kick for a foul on Darel Russell. Sean St. Ledger restarts play with the free kick.
  • 69:19 The ball is sent over by Ronnie Stam, clearance made by David Gray.
  • 63:49 Charles N'Zogbia crosses the ball.
  • 62:32 Ben Watson takes the inswinging corner, Billy Jones manages to make a clearance.
  • 61:47 Ben Watson takes the inswinging corner, Jon Parkin manages to make a clearance.
  • 61:32 Paul Parry sends in a cross, clearance made by Steven Caldwell.
  • 61:02 Paul Coutts decides to take the corner short.
  • 59:26 Mauro Boselli fouled by Adam Barton, the ref awards a free kick. Jordi Gomez takes the free kick.
  • 55:40 Effort on goal by Jordi Gomez from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.
  • 55:19 Inswinging corner taken by Jordi Gomez from the right by-line.
  • 55:06 Jordi Gomez takes a shot.
  • 53:10 Substitution Jon Parkin replaces Chris Brown.
  • 53:10 Substitution Paul Parry replaces Keith Treacy.
  • 52:46 Inswinging corner taken by Jordi Gomez.
  • 52:28 Short corner taken by Jordi Gomez from the right by-line.
  • 52:18 Maynor Figueroa produces a cross.
  • 51:13 Ben Watson takes a shot. Save by Andy Lonergan.
  • 50:47 Foul by Adam Barton on Charles N'Zogbia, free kick awarded. Charles N'Zogbia takes the direct free kick.
  • 49:44 Effort on goal by Franco Di Santo from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal.
  • 46:00 Steven Caldwell challenges Keith Treacy unfairly and gives away a free kick. Billy Jones restarts play with the free kick.
  • 45:01 The match restarts for the second half.
  • 45:01 Substitution Charles N'Zogbia comes on in place of James McArthur.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+0:56 The first half comes to an end.
  • 45:00+0:38 Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Brown on Steven Caldwell. Free kick taken by Ali Al Habsi.
  • 45:00+0:04 The offside flag is raised against Franco Di Santo. Direct free kick taken by Andy Lonergan.
  • 44:27 Ben Watson delivers the ball, Andy Lonergan makes a save.
  • 43:25 The ball is delivered by Keith Treacy, Steven Caldwell manages to make a clearance.
  • 42:38 James McArthur concedes a free kick for a foul on Paul Coutts. Wayne Brown restarts play with the free kick.
  • 41:52 The ball is swung over by Ronnie Stam.
  • 38:56 Corner taken left-footed by Keith Treacy from the right by-line, clearance made by James McArthur.
  • 38:23 Corner from right by-line taken by Keith Treacy.
  • 36:55 Long range shot by Ben Watson goes wide right of the goal.
  • 34:47 Unfair challenge on Antolin Alcaraz by Chris Brown results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Steven Caldwell.
  • 34:37 The ball is swung over by Ronnie Stam, clearance by Sean St. Ledger.
  • 33:58 Foul by Paul Coutts on Hendry Thomas, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Maynor Figueroa.
  • 33:11 Maynor Figueroa delivers the ball.
  • 31:55 Danny Mayor sends in a cross, Ali Al Habsi makes a save.
  • 31:23 Darel Russell concedes a free kick for a foul on Hendry Thomas. Direct free kick taken by Steven Caldwell.
  • 29:53 Effort from outside the box by Franco Di Santo goes wide right of the target.
  • 26:10 Centre by Danny Mayor, Paul Coutts takes a shot from just outaide the penalty box and strikes the post.
  • 25:40 Foul by Franco Di Santo on David Gray, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by David Gray.
  • 25:16 Mauro Boselli produces a cross, Paul Coutts manages to make a clearance.
  • 23:59 Corner taken by Ben Watson from the right by-line to the near post, Effort on goal by Franco Di Santo from inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the bar.
  • 22:28 GOAL - Keith TreacyWigan 0 - 1 Preston Keith Treacy scores direct from the free kick. Wigan 0-1 Preston.
  • 21:21 Unfair challenge on Danny Mayor by Maynor Figueroa results in a free kick.
  • 21:09 The ball is swung over by David Gray, clearance made by Antolin Alcaraz.
  • 19:04 Jordi Gomez has a shot on goal from outside the area which misses left.
  • 16:58 Outswinging corner taken by Ben Watson, clearance made by Wayne Brown.
  • 16:43 Franco Di Santo takes a shot.
  • 12:28 Billy Jones produces a left-footed shot from long distance which goes wide right of the goal.
  • 10:08 David Gray gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Franco Di Santo. Maynor Figueroa takes the free kick.
  • 7:51 Jordi Gomez crosses the ball.
  • 7:26 Maynor Figueroa delivers the ball.
  • 5:22 James McArthur fouled by Darel Russell, the ref awards a free kick. Ben Watson restarts play with the free kick.
  • 3:50 Keith Treacy sends in a cross.
  • 2:07 Billy Jones sends in a cross.
  • 1:50 Paul Coutts sends in a cross, Ronnie Stam makes a clearance.
  • 1:01 The ball is crossed by Danny Mayor, save by Ali Al Habsi.
  • 0:47 Keith Treacy produces a cross, clearance by Steven Caldwell.
  • 0:00 The match has kicked off.

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