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DW Stadium (ATT 17,812) 10th November 2012 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: N Swarbrick

Wigan Wigan Athletic vs West Bromwich Albion West Brom

Wigan 1

A Kone (44)

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West Brom 2

J Morrison (31)
G Caldwell (og 43)

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  1. Thanks for joining me this afternoon. Stay with us for a full match report and reaction from Roberto Martinez and Steve Clarke.

  2. West Brom claim their first away win of the season after an impressive performance against Wigan. The Latics had plenty of the ball, but lacked a cutting edge in front of goal and were found wanting at the back.

  3. 90+6

    The full-time whistle goes.

  4. 90+4

    Mulumbu is inches away from making it 3-1 with a curled effort.

  5. 90+4

    Figueroa advances forward and, with the crowd urging him to shoot, drills his effort way over the top.

  6. 90+3

    Gera goes into the book for a crude challenge on Stam, but the free-kick comes to nothing.

  7. 90+1

    Clarke continues his protestations to the fourth official. Have to admit, five seems a bit steep.

  8. 90

    FIVE minutes of added time will be played. Steve Clarke is not impressed.

  9. 87

    Markus Rosenberg on for Lukaku.

  10. 86

    Jordi Gomez and Mauro Boselli on for Watson and Di Santo.

  11. 85

    Maloney's cross is bound for Di Santo, but Beausejour heads it wide. Corner given, much to West Brom's anger, but it comes to nothing.

  12. 81

    Beausejour's cross is met well by the climbing Di Santo, but bounces off the head of Kone two yards from goal and over the bar.

  13. 79

    Brunt's corner from the right is headed away from under his own bar by Boyce.

  14. 77

    Jones goes into the book for bringing down Watson.

  15. 75

    Watson sprays the ball out to Di Santo, whose clipped cross is gathered by Myhill over the head of Olsson.

  16. 72

    Di Santo's deflected cross finds the feet of Maloney just inside the area. He has time to measure his shot, but can only fire it over the bar.

  17. 71

    Great play from Watson to release Maloney, but he fails to link up with Kone on the edge of the area.

  18. 70

    The rain begins to fall as darkness descends over the DW Stadium.

  19. 68

    Double change for the Baggies, with Morrison and Long making way for Zoltan Gera and Peter Odemwingie.

  20. 68

    Beausejour leads a Wigan break with Di Santo and Kone in support, he elects to aim for the former, when the latter was in more space.

  21. 67

    Stam has slotted in on the right of the midfield four, with Boyce dropping back into the back three.

  22. 66

    West Brom go back on the attack and Lukuka breaks into the box on the right before shooting straight at Al Habsi.

  23. 65

    The sub is immediately into the action, swinging in a dangerous cross towards Kone which Olsson heads away.

  24. 64

    Captain Gary Caldwell is the man to make way for Stam.

  25. 62

    Ridgewell gets forward to support the latest West Brom attack but can only fire well over the bar from range.

  26. 61

    West Brom force a corner, with Wigan preparing to make their first change. Ronnie Stam set to come on.

  27. 60

    Long forces Al Habsi into a low stop with a stinging shot from distance with Caldwell completing the clearance.

  28. 58

    Lukaku has another chance to cross, but completely overhits it and the ball goes out for a Wigan throw.

  29. 56

    STUNNING SAVE FROM AL HABSI!! Lukaku catches a first-time shot with everything he has from 14 yards out but the Wigan keeper gets a vital finger to it at full stretch.

  30. 55

    Di Santo attempts to thread a pass through to Maloney, but McAuley is perfectly placed to cut it out.

  31. 54

    Super surging run from Long takes him away from Ramis and into Wigan territory, but his pass to Mulumbu is poor. Watson then concedes a free-kick around 35 yards out.

  32. 53

    Caldwell rises almost unchallenged to meet Watson's corner, but can only divert his header wide of Myhill's goal. Good opportunity.

  33. 51

    Wigan are pressing at the start of the second period and Boyce swings over a cross which goes deep to Beausejour, and his return ball is headed away.

  34. 48

    Myhill is called into action as Watson fires in a shot from the edge of the box. He can only push it away, but fortunately for the Baggies Beausejour blazes the follow-up way over the bar.

  35. 47

    First yellow card of the contest is issued to an incredulous Yacob, who is penalised for kicking the ball away after the award of a free-kick.

  36. 47

    Lukaku looks to break forard from the halfway line, but Watson is there to tidy up.

  37. 46

    Wigan get us under way again. No changes at the interval from either side.

  38. The two teams make their way back out onto the field for the second period.

  39. The temperature is tumbling. Time to break out the fingerless gloves. This is my excuse for any second half typos.

  40. Boaz Myhill is back out very early for some additional drills prior to the second half.

  41. 45+2

    Referee Swarbrick brings the half to a close. Frantic finish to the opening 45 minutes.

  42. 45

    And Wigan then went straight to the other end of the field where Beausejour's dangerous low cross from the left eluded everyone before Kone tapped home from around a yard out.

  43. 45

    Right, quick recap. Lukaku released Jones who skipped into the area and drilled over a cross-shot which Caldwell could only deflect beyond Al Habsi as he attempted to cut it out.

  44. 45

    Two minutes of added time to be played.

  45. 44

    GOAL FOR WIGAN!! Immediate response from Kone as he turns home Beausejour's cross at the far post.

  46. 43

    GOAL FOR WEST BROM!!! Caldwell own-goal from Jones' cross-shot.

  47. 42

    Watson and Maloney attempt to combine on the edge of the West Brom box, but the ball gets away from the latter and runs through to Myhill.

  48. 40

    Ramis is penalised for a foul on Long in the West Brom half and shows his frustration. Another quiet word from Swarbrick.

  49. 39

    Brunt is finding plenty of space out on the left and he swings over another cross which is cleared away with Lukaku lurking.

  50. 37

    Full-back Jones is inches away from making it 2-0 as he cuts inside from the right and unleashes a low shot which goes just the wrong side of the diving Al Habsi's post.

  51. 36

    McAuley shows good composure to shepherd the ball out of play with Maloney lurking.

  52. 34

    Wigan make an immediate attempt to get back on terms, but MCarthy's lofted ball forward is too long for everyone and runs out for a goalkick.

  53. 32

    Wigan may have had more of the game so far, but West Brom take the lead. Lukaku's initial cross is too deep for everyone, but Chris Brunt is allowed far too much time and space out on the left flank to swing over a cross which Morrison powers home from inside the six yard box after being allowed to run unchecked.

  54. 31

    GOAL FOR WEST BROM!!! James Morrison heads home.

  55. 31

    Morrison flights the kick under the bar but Al Habsi fists clear.

  56. 30

    Brunt releases Ridgewell down the left and McCarthy is forced to concede the corner.

  57. 28

    Boyce's cross is flicked on by Di Santo towards Maloney, but Myhill is quickly off his line to gather.

  58. 27

    Wigan are awarded a free-kick in a dangerous area, but Maloney's effort strikes the top of the wall before Long collides with Mulumbu as they attempt to clear. Finally, West Brom can get the ball away.

  59. 25

    And the Wigan goalkeeper has to be on his toes again as an error in defence allows Morrison a sight of goal, before the keeper clears on the edge of his own area, before tackling Lukaku and completing the job.

  60. 25

    Al Habsi is pressured into a poor clearance with Long and Lukaku not allowing the home defence any time on the ball.

  61. 22

    Great interception from McAuley as Watson attempts to feed Maloney, before Di Santo's shot is blocked for another corner, which Long heads away.

  62. 22

    Kone gets into space down the right and swings over a cross which Billy Jones calmly chests back to Myhill.

  63. 20

    Ramis and Olsson are at it again, with the Wigan man taking exception to the Baggies defender's challenge on Al Habsi. Swarbrick speaks to Olsson, but takes no further action. All a bit silly.

  64. 20

    Caldwell concedes a cheap corner under pressure from Long. He claims he was pushed, but the assistant is not interested.

  65. 18

    Great leap from Long to flick the ball on towards Lukaku, but Al Habsi is quickly off his line to clear the danger.

  66. 17

    Boyce and Ramis attempt to play their way out of trouble, but the Baggies close them down quickly with the ball going out for a throw.

  67. 15

    Kone gets away with an air-kick as he attempts to clear with Watson completing the job.

  68. 14

    West Brom force a corner as Caldwell slides in to deny Long. Brunt takes the kick, which is headed behind for another corner. Ramis and Olsson are having a real battle in the goalmouth.

  69. 13

    Wigan's latest corner comes to nothing and Kone will perhaps feel he could have done better there, as he looked favourite to nod home before Ridgewell's intervention.

  70. 12

    Wigan go close yet again. Kone feeds Boyce down the right, whose deep cross is gathered by Maloney. He puts the ball back in towards Kone but Ridgewell is there to head behind.

  71. 11

    More pressure from Wigan and Watson again tries his luck from outside the box, but this time his curling effort goes straight to Myhill.

  72. 9

    SAVE! Watson and Beasejour combine with the former firing in a shot which Myhill blocks, but not too convincingly, before the ball is cleared away for a corner, which comes to nothing.

  73. 7

    McCarthy wins the ball in midfield and attempts to feed Kone, the pass is too long, but he regains the ball before drilling a shot over the bar. Promising start from the hosts.

  74. 5

    First shot of the day comes in from Maynor Figueroa, but his low drive from outside the box is always going wide of Myhill's goal. He makes a complete hash of the goal-kick, but is rescued by McAuley.

  75. 4

    Yacob is penalised for bringing down Di Santo some 35 yards from goal, but the free-kick comes to nothing.

  76. 3

    Chance for Lukaku to run at the home defence, but his control lets him down and after an initial surge the ball goes out of play near the corner flag.

  77. 2

    Good early spell from the Latics as Boyce's cross is headed away before Morrison shows good composure to complete the clearance.

  78. 1

    West Brom, in their red away strip, get the match under way, attacking the end where a very good number of their fans are housed.

  79. Wigan's players go into their pre-match huddle.

  80. The ground rises for a moving minute's silence.

  81. Pre-match handshakes between the two sides before final warm-ups.

  82. Today's referee is Neil Swarbrick, with Scott Ledger and Ceri Richards the assistants and Michael Oliver the fourth official.

  83. Veterans have now formed a guard of honour to welcome the two teams onto the field.

  84. Warm applause from all around the ground as a veterans' parade makes its way around the stadium. There will also be a minute's silence prior to kick-off to mark Remembrance Sunday.

  85. The two teams are out on the field going through their pre-match warm-up routines as the stands in the DW Stadium begin to fill.

  86. A message from our friends at Sky Bet: Wigan are 11/10 to record their fourth win of the campaign while West Brom are 23/10 for their first away victory of the season. Both sides have made impressive starts to the campaign with the Latics drifting out to 11/4 for the drop while the Baggies, who head into the game fifth in the table, are evens for a top-half finish.

  87. Odemwingie may be particularly unhappy to be dropped to the bench having scored both goals against the Saints at the start of the week.

  88. Three changes on top of Myhill for Foster for the Baggies from Monday's victory over Southampton, with Romelu Lukaku, Chris Brunt and James Morrison coming into the side in place of Graham Dorrans, Zoltan Gera and Peter Odemwingie, who all drop to the bench.

  89. West Brom: Myhill; Jones, McAuley, Olsson, Ridgewell; Mulumbu, Yacob; Morrison, Brunt, Lukaku; Long. Subs: Daniels, Popov, Rosenberg, Dorrans, Gera, Odemwingie, Tamas.

  90. Wigan, unsurprisingly, are unchanged from the side who enjoyed a 1-0 victory away to Tottenham last weekend.

  91. Wigan: Al-Habsi, Ramis, Caldwell, Figueroa; Boyce, McCarthy, Watson, Beausejour; Kone, Di Santo, Maloney. Subs: Pollitt, Jones, Gomez, McManaman, Boselli, Fyvie, Stam.

  92. Boaz Myhill starts in goal for West Brom today with Ben Foster ruled out by the groin injury which saw him visit a specialist in Germany earlier this week. Full team line-ups to follow shortly.

  93. Opta stat No.5: The Latics have conceded more penalties than any other side this season (four).

  94. Opta stat No.4: Wigan are the only Premier League side yet to claim a point having conceded the first goal this term.

  95. Opta stat No.3: 55% of the goals West Brom have conceded this season have come in the final 15 minutes - by far a league-high figure.

  96. Opta stat No.2: West Brom 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).

  97. Opta stat No.1: Wigan have won their last two league games; they have only won three in a row once since January 2009 (May 2012).

  98. I'll bring you the team news as soon as it is available, but here's a couple of stats from our friends at Opta to get stuck into prior to kick-off.

  99. Good afternoon and welcome to the DW Stadium for this afternoon's Premier League clash between Wigan and West Brom.

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10 Hull City 4 5
11 Everton 4 5
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17 Crystal Palace 4 2
18 Burnley 4 2
19 West Bromwich Albion 4 2
20 Newcastle United 4 2