Last Updated at 5:03 pm, February 25th 2012
Full time: Wigan 0 Aston Villa 0
Final change for Wigan as Albert Crusat replaces Victor Moses.
Sub for Wigan: James McCarthy is replaced by Mohamed Diame.
A sad sight as Darren Bent is stretchered off, he is replaced by former Wigan player Charles N'Zogbia.
Another change for Villa: Stephen Ireland is on for Gary Gardner.
Change for Villa: Emile Heskey is on for Marc Albrighton
Here is the change: Hugo Rodallega is on for Jordi Gomez
Another yellow card for Villa, this time for Cuellar, who felt he was shoved by DI Santo near the touchline.
Good refereeing there by Kevin Friend. Alan Hutton fouled Moses on the half-way line but Wigan kept possession. Friend waved play on and the ball did not go out of play for nearly a minute. When it did, though, Friend walked over to show Hutton the yellow card.
Sam Ward thinks: "I feel wigan have been the better side so far. But Villa will win with goals by Keane and Bent in a 2-1 win. N'Zogbia will come on and provide the chances. Come on Villa!"
In response to Mark, Matt SMith says: " I think we have a decent set of midfielders - but we have a clueless manager!!!! MCLEISH one way taxi to wherever please. I'll pay!!"
Mark Carr says: "I just can't believe the way Villa are playing at the moment, or this season in fact. We can't put two passes together. We really need more quality midfielders!! Up the Villa, come on!!"
Matt Smith says via email: "Hopefully Gabby has been watching Keane's movement and learning from his knowledge of movement and space creation and decision making - shoot, shield or lay off. We sure will miss him. Typical McLeish to talk up N'Zogbia all week then leave him on the bench. UTV. Villa to win 3-0"
Half time: Wigan 0 Aston Villa 0
Chaotic defending from Villa as Given comes all the way out of his area to head away, but it goes straight to a Wigan player! Villa successfully prevent a shot on goal but Albighton then fouls Moses on the edge of the box. Free kick Wigan and a booking for Albrighton.
Moses is again causing problems down the left, he bursts into the area and his low cross to the far post is somehow missed by three WIgan players at the far post. Then on the break Robbie Keane has a shot tipped round the post by Ali Al Habsi.
@liamcocken says via Twitter: "Got to be a Wigan win today, no doubts on a 2-0 home win"
Zach Kingsbury says: "I really expect a cracker today with both teams fighting for survival. I think a 7 goal thriller with Villa nicking it 4-3."
@nickjhemsley: "The Villa midfield all graduated through Academy - a proud day!"
Wigan have won none of their last 10 Premier League games at home and they are 17/10 to change that statistic today. The draw is 9/2 and Villa are 8/5 to win, with Darren Bent favourite to open the scoring at 4/1.
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