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DW Stadium (ATT 18,788) 24th September 2011 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: J Moss

Wigan Wigan Athletic vs Tottenham Hotspur Tottenham

Wigan 1

M Diame (50)
S Gohouri (S/O 63)

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Tottenham 2

R van der Vaart (3)
G Bale (23)

Live Commentary

Last Updated at 6:09 pm, September 24th 2011

  1. FULL TIME. That's it, Spurs hold on for the win. Thanks for your views today, stay with us for reaction.

  2. 90 (+3)

    Wigan take the free-kick but Parker intercepts and clears.

  3. 90 (+2)

    Wigan take the free-kick to Van Aanholt to the left of the box but his shot from 15 yards is blocked and Spurs clear before Adebayor is booked for dissent after a foul 40 yards out on the left.

  4. 90 (+1)

    Moses wins a free-kick 25 yards out in front of goal.

  5. 90

    Four minutes of added time are announced.

  6. 90

    Livermore is on for Sandro for Spurs.

  7. 88

    Sammon wins a header and McArthur spots Friedel off his line and tries a volley from 40 yards out but the effort lacks power and the Spurs keeper easily saves.

  8. 87

    A-E is dis-possessed near the halfway line and McArthur runs into the right side of the box before passing to Stam to his right but his pass is misplaced and goes out for a goal kick. Great chance squandered.

  9. 86

    Wigan press and King has to clear in the box from ahead of Van Aanholt.

  10. 85

    Spurs take the corner on the right but Kaboul heads wide from 15 yards in the centre with a downward header.

  11. 84

    Modric takes the free-kick short to Parker who stops the ball before Kaboul shoots at goal but his effort takes a deflection of Figueroa before hitting the crossbar and going over for a corner. Unlucky!

  12. 83

    Giovani wins a free-kick off Caldwell 25 yards in front of goal.

  13. 81

    Spurs take the free-kick short but Diame tackles Bale and McCarthy then tries to release Sammon into the left side of the box with a long ball but Friedel is quickly off his line and gathers.

  14. 80

    Walker goes down injured after being caught by Diame and it is a Spurs free-kick 30 yards out on the right.

  15. 79

    Wigan take the free-kick short but Spurs win the ball and press forward before Modric tries an effort from 30 yards on the right but Al Habsi easily gathers.

  16. 78

    Giovani is on for Van der Vaart.

  17. 77

    Moses wins a free-kick 40 yards out on the left off Walker.

  18. 76

    Spurs take the free-kick 40 yards out on the left but Moses wins the ball and Wigan press before McCarthy tries to release Sammon into the right side of the box but Kaboul tackles and Spurs clear.

  19. 76

    Spurs press and Sammon is booked after catching Parker after a poor pass from Modric.

  20. 73

    Wigan bring on Sammon and McArthur for Di Santo and Watson.

  21. 72

    Van der Vaart takes the corner and Kaboul heads over from ten yards in the centre.

  22. 71

    Spurs take the free-kick and release Bale to the left byline who crosses for Van der Vaart at the near post but Figueroa manages to put it out for a corner on the left.

  23. 71

    McCarthy is booked for catching Parker near the halfway line.

  24. 69

    Spurs again keep good possession before Modric tries to find Van der Vaart in the box but Wigan scramble the ball away.

  25. 67

    Spurs keep good possession before A-E crosses from the left side of the box towards Modric in the centre. Modric misses it but the ball bounces off Stam and back to the Croatian whose effort is deflected and A-E then goes down in the box as he goes for the ball with Di Santo but the ref waves play on. Wigan break forward and Moses tries a long range effort but his shot lacks power and Friedel easily saves.

  26. 65

    Di Santo wins a corner off Kaboul on the left. He takes and Moses tries to get onto the ball at the near post but puts it out for a goal kick.

  27. 64

    Spurs take the free-kick 30 yards out on the left but Wigan clear in the right corner.

  28. 63

    SENT OFF GOHOURI. Bale runs down the left flank and gets past Gohouri who catches him with a late tackle and the ref has no option to send the Wigan defender off for a second bookable offence.

  29. 62

    Figueroa tries to release McCarthy into the left side of the box but his pass is over hit goes out for a goal kick.

  30. 61

    Adebayor is back on again - let's see how long he lasts now.

  31. 60

    Sandro has to put the ball out for a throw in near the halfway line on the right. Adebayor goes down again and has to go off with an injury to his left eye he must have sustained in the challenge with Figueroa.

  32. 58

    The game re-starts and Adebayor is okay to continue.

  33. 55

    Adebayor latches onto a pass on the edge of the box and is lining up a shot but Figueroa manages a last ditch tackle and Wigan clear. Adebayor is down and needs treatment on the pitch.

  34. 53

    Modric takes the second goal and Adebayor heads at goal from 15 yards at the far post but Wigan clear and break up field and Van Aanholt crosses from 20 yards on the left towards Di Santo at the far post but he goes down and A-E clears.

  35. 52

    Modric puts the corner into the box and wins another on the right.

  36. 51

    Kaboul hits a long ball forward and Adebayor tries a shot from the edge of the box and Al Habsi pushes it out for a corner on the right.

  37. 50

    GOAL - DIAME!!!! A-E's clearance in the box hits Stam who passes to Diame on the edge of the box and he creates a yard of space for himself around Kaboul before planting the ball into the bottom right corner. Game on!!!!

  38. 49

    Bale makes a great run from the left to the edge of the box before crossing towards Adebayor but Figueroa intercepts and clears.

  39. 48

    Wigan take the throw in and feed the ball to McCarthy midway in the Spurs half but he deliberates too long on the ball and Van der Vaart wins the ball before winning a free-kick off him.

  40. 47

    Moses gets the to the left byline before crossing into the box but Kaboul clears for Wigan throw in ten yards on the left.

  41. 46

    Wigan re-start the game.

  42. Stam is on for Gomez at half time.

  43. Fancy a bet? Sky Bet now go 66/1 for a Wigan win, 16/1 the draw and 1/50 for a Spurs victory. It will be hard for Wigan to get back into this game but if they get the next goal you never know!

  44. HALF TIME. That's it for the first period, Spurs go in a deserved 2-0 up at the break. What are your views for the second period - can Wigan get back in the game or will spurs push on? Send them to steve.pass2@bskyb.com and I will post up the best when I get back with my brew.

  45. 45 (+1)

    Di Santo tries to latch onto a long ball to the right of the box but it goes out for a goal kick.

  46. 45

    Two minutes of added time are announced.

  47. 44

    Walker takes the throw in to Adebayor on the right byline but Van Aanholt shepherds the ball out for a goal kick.

  48. 43

    Modric tries to release Adebayor to the right side of the box but Figueroa and Van Aanholt manage to put the ball out for a Spurs throw in ten yards out on the right.

  49. 42

    Modric takes the second corner and King heads into the ground from eight yards in the centre of the box but it bounces wide of Al Habsi's right post.

  50. 41

    Modric takes the corner on the right and wins another corner on the right.

  51. 40

    Spurs come again and Bale passes to Adebayor who shoots from 20 yards to the right of goal but Al Habsi makes a great save to his left and Spurs win a corner.

  52. 39

    Bale tries to release Adebayor into the box with a long ball but it runs throw to Al Habsi.

  53. 38

    Lull - the teams are cancelling each other out in the middle at present.

  54. 36

    Spurs keep good possession before Modric finds Van der Vaart with a cross from the right in the box but Caldwell tackles and Wigan clear.

  55. 35

    Gohouri wins a throw in off Parker 25 yards out on the right. Wigan take but the ref adjudges Gohouri to have made a foul throw so it is a Spurs throw in.

  56. 34

    Modric tries to release Adebayor into the right corner but the striker is just offside 25 yards out.

  57. 33

    Caldwell and Van der Vaart go for a header in the middle of the pitch and the Dutchman needs treatment on the pitch for a head injury. He is now up on his feet and fine to carry on.

  58. 32

    Gohouri gets to the right byline but A-E tackles and clears.

  59. 31

    Adebayor releases Bale who runs into the left side of the box and he gets past Gohouri before shooting from a tight angle but Al Habsi is down well to his left to save.

  60. 30

    Moses tries to run at the Spurs box but Parker tackles and clears.

  61. 29

    Modric takes the corner and Bale again loses Figueroa in the box but this time he heads over from eight yards in front of goal. it was arguably an easier header and he could have easily have made it three.

  62. 28

    Wigan take the throw in but Spurs win the ball and release Walker down the right and Van Aanholt has to put it out for a corner on the right.

  63. 27

    Di Santo tries to latch onto a back pass from Kaboul but Friedel is quickly out of his box and puts the ball out for a throw in on the left.

  64. 26

    Gohouri is booked for bringing down Bale near the halfway line.

  65. 23

    GOAL - BALE!!!! Modric takes the corner and Bale runs to meet the ball, losing his marker Figueroa before placing a glancing header from eight yards across Al Habsi and in at the far post!!! That's my prediction over!!!

  66. 22

    Spurs take the throw in before Walker crosses into the box from 25 yards on the right but Caldwell puts it out for a corner on the right.

  67. 21

    McCarthy gives the ball away to A-E and Spurs release Walker into the right corner but Van Aanholt tackles and it is a Spurs throw in ten yards out on the right.

  68. 20

    Spurs win a free-kick 40 yards out in the centre. They take and keep possession before Modric is tackled by Van Aanholt and Wigan clear.

  69. 19

    Caldwell launches a long ball forward but King wins the header in a tussle with Di Santo.

  70. 18

    Diame makes a great run to the left byline but Walker manages to tackle him near the post and Spurs clear.

  71. 17

    Wigan press and Moses pass from the right of the box is straight at Parker who clears.

  72. 15

    Spurs come again and Bale crosses from 16 yards out on the left to Walker who is unmarked in the box but puts his header from the 15 yards to the right of goal wide of Al Habsi's right post.

  73. 14

    Bale runs down the left flank before crossing from ten yards out but Gohouri manages to get a touch on the ball and Wigan clear.

  74. 13

    Gomez crosses from 25 yards out on the left but King clears the danger in the box.

  75. 12

    Gomez takes the free-kick and Friedel punches the ball away before A-E is fouled to the right off the box and it is a Spurs free-kick.

  76. 11

    Wigan break forward and Sandro takes out Moses 25 yards out on the right.

  77. 10

    Walker takes the throw in to Adebayor in the box but Van Aanholt tackles and clears.

  78. 9

    Spurs keep good possession before Walker crosses from the right byline and wins a throw in off Van Aanholt five yards out on the right.

  79. 7

    Wigan keep good possession before playing back to Al Habsi but his clearance is intercepted by Parker who tries to pass to Van der Vaart to the left of the box but Gohouri tackles and Wigan clear.

  80. 6

    Adebayor tries to run at Wigan's box but Caldwell tackles and clears.

  81. 5

    Parker releases Walker to the right byline and he pulls it back to Adebayor who shoots just over from 12 yards in the centre.

  82. 4

    Adebayor feeds the ball to Bale to the right of the box but Figueroa tackles and Wigan clear.

  83. 3

    GOAL - VAN DER VAART!!!!! Adebayor latches onto a back bass from Figueroa 30 yards out on the right and runs to the left side of the box before crossing to Van der Vaart to the right of the box and he slots home from 15 yards with his left foot past Al Habsi!!!!

  84. 2

    Figueroa tries to release Di Santo down the centre but Friedel is quickly off his line to gather.

  85. 1

    Spurs get the game underway.

  86. Fancy a bet? Sky Bet go 7/2 for a Wigan win, 5/2 the draw and 4/5 for a Spurs victory. I'm going for a 1-1 draw with Van der Vaart to score first which pays a handsome 40/1! What are your views / predictions? Send them to steve.pass2@bskyb.com and I will post up the best throughout the afternoon.

  87. Teams - Tottenham: Friedel, Walker, Kaboul, King, Assou-Ekotto, Modric, Parker, Sandro, Bale, Van der Vaart, Adebayor. Subs: Cudicini, Giovani, Bassong, Corluka, Livermore, Townsend, Carroll.

  88. Teams - Wigan: Al Habsi, Gohouri, Caldwell, Figueroa, Van Aanholt, Diame, Watson, McCarthy, Moses, Di Santo, Gomez. Subs: Kirkland, Crusat, Maloney, McArthur, Sammon, Jones, Stam.

  89. Team news - Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe has been ruled out after picking up a virus. Rafael van der Vaart has stepped in to replace Defoe with Sandro coming in for Niko Kranjcar in the only other change to the side that thumped Liverpool 4-0 last weekend. Latics boss Roberto Martinez has made two changes from the 3-1 loss at Everton, with Mohamed Diame and Steve Gohouri in for the injured Hugo Rodallega and Adrian Lopez.

  90. Welcome to the DW Stadium where Wigan take on Spurs. What will the outcome be today? Send your views / predictions to steve.pass2@bskyb.com and I will post up the best throughout the afternoon.

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1 Arsenal 0 0
2 Aston Villa 0 0
3 Burnley 0 0
4 Chelsea 0 0
5 Crystal Palace 0 0
6 Everton 0 0
7 Hull City 0 0
8 Leicester City 0 0
9 Liverpool 0 0
10 Manchester City 0 0
11 Manchester United 0 0
12 Newcastle United 0 0
13 Queens Park Rangers 0 0
14 Southampton 0 0
15 Stoke City 0 0
16 Sunderland 0 0
17 Swansea City 0 0
18 Tottenham Hotspur 0 0
19 West Bromwich Albion 0 0
20 West Ham United 0 0