Premier League • Day 11
RefReferee Neil SwarbrickDW Stadium • Sunday, November 11, 2012 • 02:00

Match Wigan Athletic - West Bromwich Albion, live coverage

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90+6'

Victory for West Brom, who consolidate fifth place! They are denied fourth by Everton's win against Sunderland, but a fine afternoon's work nonetheless.

90+5' 

Cross from the right towards Boselli but Olsson is there again! How much longer, plead the West Brom fans!

90+4' 

The West Brom fans whistle as Wigan launch it into the box. Olsson, who has been fantastic, heads clear yet again.

90+3'

Gera fells Stam with an agricultural challenge - yellow card.

90+2' 

Steve Clarke is still arguing about the amount of stoppage time - the good news for him is that he has been whingeing for over a minute and only three-and-a-half remain.

90+1'

Stone me! FIVE minutes of stoppage time to be played! There have been four batches of substitutions (two double changes), no goals and no major stoppages. I'm amazed at that - and so is Steve Clarke!

90' 

Myhill cleans his boots on the post as he prepares to take a goal kick. Merely a time-wasting device, of course.

89' 

A Wigan corner comes to nothing and West Brom bring it away with some purpose.

87' 

Odemwingie does brilliantly to beat his man down the right and keep the ball in... but he takes an iffy touch and sends it out for a goal kick having done all the hard work.

86'

And for West Brom, it's Markus Rosenberg for Lukaku. Most crucially, the ball is still pinging innocuously around the middle third.

85'

Double change for Wigan - Boselli and Jordi Gomez on for Watson and Di Santo.

84' 

Roberto Martinez gesticulates wildly from his technical area as Wigan waste another spell of possession. Just no cutting edge.

83' 

Looks like Mauro Boselli is about to come on for Wigan. Talk about a last throw of the dice.

82' 

Despite their manager's rather dishevelled demeanour, West Brom are looking OK here.

81' 

Steve Clarke has a rather untidy knot in the tie of his West Brom suit. He looks like a sales rep at the end of a particularly arduous day.

80'

Beausejour crosses beautifully from the left for Di Santo, who heads it down, and the ball bounces up and over the bar!

79' 

West Brom are now in the final third, just trying to keep possession - but Wigan have it back and try to break.

77'

Yellow card for diving! McCarthy throws himself to the ground with players around him, and the referee has no option but to show a yellow card.

76'

Watson dispossesses Mulumbu - looked like a foul but referee Swarbrick says play on. Jones takes out Watson and that's a booking.

75' 

Have Wigan got any fresh ideas? At the moment, it's all a little bit predictable.

74' 

That's been Wigan all over - excellent interplay at the edge of the box. Watson spreads it left to Di Santo who stands up a cross, which Myhill rises high to collect.

72'

Di Santo dribbles down the left and cuts the ball back superbly for Maloney, who bends his shot over the bar!

71' 

It's a little bleak in this corner of Lancashire - the rain starts to fall as darkness descends.

70'

Yellow card Romelu Lukaku - he's not having the greatest game of his life.

69' 

West Brom look pretty comfortable at the moment. Wigan just lacking a cutting edge.

68'

Two changes for West Brom - Zoltan Gera and Peter Odemwingie for James Morrison and Shane Long.

66' 

Lukaku gets another shot on target down the right channel, but this time it is straight at Al-Habsi.

65' 

Crazy scenes at The Emirates - check out the latest in our matchcast.

64'

Roberto Martinez makes a change, as Ronnie Stam replaces Gary Caldwell. Doesn't appear to be injury-related.

62' 

Ridgewell bursts forward down the left - he has options in the middle but goes for goal, blasting high over the bar!

61' 

Al-Habsi is feeling his shoulder after that save - he's clearly not 100% out there.

60' 

Snapshot from Shane Long... Al-Habsi gets down to it but cannot hold the ball. Wigan clear, however.

59' 

Caldwell rises at the near post to head away a cross from the West Brom left. The visitors exerting plenty of pressure at the moment.

57' 

Deep corner from Brunt - Olsson peels off at the back post but heads out for a goal kick.

56'

GREAT SAVE!! Long backheels into the path of Lukaku whose powerful strike is tipped brilliantly over by Al-Habsi!

55' 

Olsson plays a fine ball down the left for Long to chase - he gets there but has been forced a bit wide.

54' 

Shane Long has space to turn inside the box, but rather than go for goal he attempts an ill-advised pass to Lukaku that is easily intercepted.

53' 

The corner finds the head of Caldwell - having got there, he really ought to do better than head it weakly wide.

52' 

Wigan knock the ball around at the edge of the box... they eventually win a corner on the right, which Watson will take.

51' 

Boyce's cross from the right finds the head of Kone, but he is unable to direct his header goalwards.

49'

Watson tests Myhill with a decent strike - the keeper parries it and Beausejour blazes the rebound over!

48' 

Lukaku chests down 30 yards from goal... but is flagged offside. He has not been great so far today. Wouldn't be surprised to see Odemwingie replace him at some point.

47'

Yellow card Claudio Yacob for... well, it's not clear. Mulumbu fouled Maloney so perhaps it was dissent.

46'

Wigan get the second half under way. No personnel changes from either side - Roberto Martinez will be looking for his side to translate possession into chances rather better than they did before the break.

46'

Three goals in an entertaining first half - back in a few minutes.

45+2' 

Kone is bundled over in midfield, but Wigan cannot make anything of the free-kick and the half-time whistle blows.

45+1' 

Two minutes of stoppage time to be played.

45'

A flurry of activity here as Wigan race forward, Kone plays it to Di Santo on the right and his diagonal ball cannot find Maloney!

44'

GOAL!! Arouna Kone pulls one back! Beausejour crosses low from the left - it's a devilish delivery and Kone whacks it in from close range at the back post!

43' 

Caldwell does like an o.g. - that wasn't a stupid one. He was trying to block Jones's cross-shot and turned it into his own net.

42'

GOAL!! Two for West Brom! It looks like it will go down as a Gary Caldwell own goal - he turned in Jones's cross from the right. Good work from Lukaku in the build-up.

41' 

Aside from the goalfest in North London, this is the only match in the Premier League to see any ball-on-net action today. So far. But going through a bit of a lull at the moment.

39' 

Ramis chats back to the ref after a push on Long, and referee Swarbrick is losing patience. He tells Gary Caldwell to tell him to shut up.

38' 

There have been four goals at The Emirates between Arsenal and Fulham - feel free to check out our matchcast.

37' 

Wigan have lost their way after that strong start. They are definite second-best at the moment.

36'

Billy Jones thrashes a low shot from the edge of the box - it clips the outside of the right-hand post on its way wide!

34' 

Infostrada says: 'James Morrison scored his third PL goal of the season, and his sixth in total in 2012 – his outright most ever in a calendar year (ahead of the five he scored in 2011).'

33' 

Morrison absolutely thumped that header in, but there will be questions over Al-Habsi's failure to claim the ball at the edge of his six-yard box - and over Wigan's defenders who allowed the none-too-giant Morrison to win it in the air.

32' 

Don't look now - as things stand West Brom are going fourth in the Premier League!

31'

GOAL! James Morrison heads West brom into the lead! He meets Brunt's left-sided cross with a powerful header and Al-Habsi has no chance!

30' 

West Brom corner from the left - floated in and Al-Habsi punches clear.

29' 

Wigan have another free-kick on the left, 30 yards from goal. But they inexplicably mess about with the ball and West Brom clear.

28' 

Boyce with a diagonal cross from the right... Santo flicks on but Maloney cannot latch on to it.

26' 

The free-kick hits the wall but falls to Kone, who dances about in the box before Jones dispossesses him.

25' 

Di Santo tumbles 25 yards from goal and that's a Wigan free-kick. Maloney fancies it, I think...

24' 

Figueroa's poor clearance is charged down and Morrison is in... Al-Habsi races out again to block, more good goalkeeping!

23' 

Jones hits a direct pass down the right intended for Long, but Figueroa comes across and beats the West Brom man to it.

22' 

Wigan win another corner and play it short - West Brom keep their shape and Wigan cannot get it into the middle.

20' 

Tussle between Olsson and Al-Habsi as the ball goes out for a goal kick - the West Brom man jumped into him and there was a little confrontation there. Ref Neil Swarbrick tells the pair of them to stop being so silly.

19' 

Horrible touch by Caldwell, kneeing it behind and that's the fifth corner of the game! I'm losing my bet so will shut up about it.

18' 

Lukaku chases a long ball and Al-Habsi races out of his box to hack the ball clear. Didn't appear to be troubled by his injury there.

17' 

West Brom have started to get a foothold in the game, but it's still Wigan dominating possession.

15' 

Decent corner in from the right, headed behind again by McCarthy. All sorts of pushing and shoving between Olsson and Ramis as that one came in.

14' 

Long chases down the right channnel and Caldwell has to put the ball behind for a corner. That's three already - my bet is not looking too good.

13'

Beausejour crosses from the left towards Kone - it's over him, hits Ridgewell and goes out for a corner.

12' 

Di Santo miscontrols the ball horribly and skies it out for a West Brom throw - a rare chance for them to attack.

11' 

Watson has another crack at goal, but this time it is weak and it bounces tamely through to Myhill.

10' 

The corner comes to nothing, but it has been impressive stuff from the home team so far.

9'

Beausejour plays in Watson with a great ball inside from the left - Myhill parries the shot and Morrison booms it behind for a corner (boo).

7' 

McCarthy exchanges passes with Kone before thrashing a shot high and wide from a tight angle on the left. Decent start from Wigan.

6' 

Myhill slips as he takes a goal kick and is fortunate to see the ball land to a red shirt. Al-Habsi injured his shoulder in the warm-up, we're hearing.

5' 

Wigan dominating possession early on - knocking the ball around nicely. Figueroa hits one from long range, but it rolls disappointingly wide.

4' 

Ali Al-Habsi is carrying an injury, and Wigan's reserve keeper Mike Pollitt is already off his seat in the dugout - clearly a close eye is being kept on the Omani.

3' 

West Brom look to break down the right but McCarthy comes across with a fine tackle.

2' 

Full disclosure: I've backed nine corners or fewer today (at 3.1) - so hoping for a bit of a bore.

1'

Off we go! A decent noise at the DW Stadium even though a good many seats remain unfilled.

14:58 

A Remembrance Day wreath is place in the centre circle as applause rings out around the ground - now a minute's silence.

14:55 

The teams are out for the pre-match handshakes. Wigan have poppies stitched into their shirts. West Brom are all in red.

14:50 

Roberto Martinez has said this season's performances prove he was right to stay at Wigan this summer: "To get three wins in a row would be a huge achievement in this league. We did so in the last three matches of last season against Blackburn, Wolves and Newcastle and it represents a real change of mentality for us. It has always been the case that we always reached the last third of the season where we really needed those points to save us. To do so in November would be a real change."

14:45 

More stats from Opta: Romelu Lukaku has been caught offside more frequently than any other player in the top-flight this season (every 28 minutes). The Baggies have the best crossing accuracy in the Premier League this campaign, with 30% of crosses finding a teammate so far.

14:40 

Stats from Opta: Wigan are the only Premier League side yet to claim a point having conceded the first goal this term. They have conceded more penalties than any other side this season (four).

14:35 

As for West Brom, they find themselves in the heady heights of fifth position following their win against Southampton on Monday night. However, they have taken 15 of their 17 Premier League points this season on home soil and are yet to register an away win this term (P4 D2 L2).

14:30 

Both teams come into this one in good form. Wigan have won their last two league games. On home soil, the Latics have won five and lost just two of their last 10 Premier League games.

14:25 

Wigan are unchanged as they seek their third Premier League win on the trot. On the West Brom side, Boaz Myhill deputises for Ben Foster, while James Morrison, Chris Brunt and Romelu Lukaku all come in. Peter Odemwingie, who scored both goals against Southampton on Monday, is among those to drop out.

14:20 

Welcome to live coverage of the Premier League match between Wigan Athletic and West Bromwich Albion at the DW Stadium. I'm Alex Chick, and I'll be doing a minute-by-minute thing on this one.

14:15

TEAMS - WIGAN: Al Habsi, Kone, McCarhty, Caldwell, Watson, Di Santo, Maloney, Boyce, Ramis, Beausejour, Figueroa... Subs: Pollitt, Jones, Gomez, McManaman, Boselli, Fyvie, Stam. /// WEST BROM: Myhill, Olsson, Yacob, Ridgewell, Morrison, Long, Brunt, Lukaku, Mulumbu, McAuley, Jones... Subs: Daniels, Popov, Rosenberg, Dorrans, Gera, Odemwingie, Tamas.

Last Results

 
 
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Draw(s)
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TOT0 x 1WIG
WIG0 x 0BRD
WIG2 x 1WHU
SWA2 x 1WIG
WIG2 x 2EVE
 
WBA2 x 0SOU
NCU2 x 1WBA
WBA1 x 2MCI
WBA3 x 2QPR
AST1 x 1WBA
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Goals
0
0
Penalties Scored
0
0
Penalties Missed
0
0
Corners
0
0
Free Kicks
0
0
Fouls
0
0
Offsides
0
0
Yellow Cards
0
0
Red Cards
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0
Saves by Goalkeeper
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Conversion Rate
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Hit Post / Hit Bar
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blocked shots
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