Last Updated at 5:12 pm, September 17th 2011
FULLTIME: So, Everton run out convincing winners against a stubborn Wigan side. Franco Di Santo gave the visitors a shock lead but Phil Jagielka levelled within 97 seconds. Then, deep into the second half Everton made the game safe thanks to goals from substitutes Apostolos Vellios and Royston Drenthe.
GOAL: Everton 3 (Roysten Drenthe 90) Wigan 1
SUBSTITUTION: Maloney comes on for the injured Rodallega then.
GOAL: Everton 2 (Apostolos Vellios 84) Wigan 1
SUBSTITUTION: So, Stracqualursi is on for his debut replaces Tim Cahill.
SUBSTITUTION: WIgan change now. David Jones, signed from Wolves in the summer, is on for his Premier League debut coming on for Jordi Gomez.
SUBSTITUTION: Seamus Coleman is replaced by Apostolos Vellios for the Toffees which should see them go to a 4-4-2 formation.
YELLOW CARD: Marouane Fellaini is the first player in the book after bringing Franco Di Santo down and Wigan have a free-kick in a dangerous position. Just on the edge of the box.
SUBSTITUTION: So, Drenthe replaces Bilyaletdinov, whose had a quiet game.
Peter is an angry Evertonian. He says: "Alienating Louis Saha while at the same time fielding no recognized striker is ludicrous and unfortunately typical of Moyes. He is also, yet again refusing to blood Drenthe and Stracqualursi. They won't get Premiership experience on the bench with splinters in their shorts. Play Them! Meanwhile, on the field, no strikers."
HALF TIME: So, honours even at the break. Franco Di Santo opened the scoring thanks to his third goal of the season, against the run of play. His fierce shot took a deflection off Tony Hibbert and flew past Tim Howard into the top corner. But just 97 second later, Leon Osman's corner kick was met by the towering Tim Cahill and his header struck the crossbar but defender Phil Jagielka did the rest from 6-yards.
GOAL: Everton 1 (Phil Jagielka 33) Wigan 1
GOAL: Everton 0 Wigan 1 (Franco Di Santo 31)
Ian writes in to say: "Saha should pull himself together hes always injured anyway."
Damien is hoping for a home win today. He says: "Yakubu and Arteta both scored today we let Beckford go we aren't even playing Saha he's not even on the bench it's about time David moyes went."
Craig from Carlisle says: "I don't blame saha for being frustrated, he has injury problems but when he's fit he's unreal and he's probably the most influential striker we've got when he's fit so I don't understand why Moyes is leaving him out yet again."
Chris says: "I predict a one side encounter today and i will say a 4-1 win will happen for the Toffees today with Baines bagging one of them."
Bert says: "The last thing we need at the moment is any player never mind a senior pro like Saha moaning about team selection. If David Moyes has not actually said he is not god enough he should just buckle down and fight for his place."
Let's have a quick look at the odds with SKYBET: Everton are 1/2 to claim victory, who make Wigan 6/1 and the draw at 3/1. Toffees attacker Tim Cahill is favourite to bag the first goal at 11/2, while Leon Osman is a good outside bet at 8/1. Latics' Franco di Santo is a 8/1 shot for the visitors. I'm going for a pre-match prediction of 2-1, which is 15/2. Head now to www.skybet.com to place your bets.
We can't start the match without our usual comment from the MacLarens in Torrevieja, Spain. Stewart say: "Everton will beat Wigan 3-1 at Goodison Park this afternoon with good goals from Leon Osman, Seamus Coleman and Tim Cahill."
Meanwhile, Phil says: "Get ready for the roof to come off Goodison if we start like we did last week. Let's get Ossie on the edge of the box to crack in an early goal and let's see Billy repay Moyes' trust in him with a thunderbolt left foot 2-0 at half time and a 5-1 win."
Gabriel, who admits to being a Blue Nose...a Birmingham City fan, says: "I can see Everton just edging this game 1-0. Last week it was a test for Everton to see how they would cope with all the pressure regarding off the field issues. Although they dropped two points at the end but I watched Football First and the played very well. David Moyes, for me is a miracle worker and the loyalty he has shown to Everton is unbelievable. As for Wigan, Roberto Martinez has nurtured the younger players very well and has done a good job getting that team to play football on the ground rather than lumping it up. I think he'll keep them up again. Verdict 1-0."
Conrad is first to write in today and he is hoping for an easy home win. "Home win for the Toffees with a big impact from both Everton's new signings. 3-0!" Those signings being Royston Drenthe and Denis Stracqualursi of course.
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