LiveMatchday Live: Wigan v Cherries

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Summary

  • Latics: (3-4-3) Pollitt; Boyce, Golobart, Figueroa; Stam, Fyvie (McArthur, 79), Jones (Dicko, 79), Redmond (Henriquez, h-t); Gomez, Boselli, McManaman. Subs: Espinoza, Kiernan, Campabadal, Al Habsi (g/k).
  • Cherries: (4-5-1) Jalal; Francis, Cook, Elphick, Daniels; McQuoid (Pitman, 88), Hughes (Partington, 90), Arter, O’Kane, Pugh; Tubbs (Fogden, 66). Subs: Demouge, McDermott, Fletcher, James (g/k).
  • Cherries changes - In: Shwan Jalal, Josh McQuoid, Matt Tubbs and Richard Hughes. Out: David James, Wes Fogden, Lewis Grabban and Brett Pitman.
  • Eunan O'Kane fires Cherries into a 41st-minute lead with a 20-yard strike
  • Jordi Gomez equalises for Wigan from a rebound after Shwan Jalal had saved his penalty
  • Result: Wigan 1 (Gomez, 70) Cherries 1 (O'Kane 41)

4:59pm

Non-league result: Poole Town lose 3-2 at home against Yate Town.

4:57pm

Thanks for joining us.

4:55pm

Wigan's supporters applauding Cherries from the field. Nice touch.

4:55pm

Pugh and Francis lead protests to referee Robert Madley but Cherries' fans are jubilant here. A replay at Dean Court it is and Cherries will fancy their chances.

4:53pm

Full-time: Wigan Athletic 1 Cherries 1.

4:53pm

Jalal gathers a Figueroa cross and that should be it.

4:52pm

Wigan are passing it around at the back and getting pelters from the crowd.

4:52pm

Cherries have all 11 men behind the ball.

4:51pm

Cherries sub: Partington on, Hughes off. 90 minutes.

4:50pm

Hughes and McManaman both receiving treatment following a clash of heads.

4:50pm

Cool as you like from Pugh. In the left-back position, wins a free-kick after producing a Cruyff turn from his bag of tricks.

4:48pm

Four minutes of added time.

4:48pm

Superb header from Fogden to clear the danger as Wigan press forward.

4:47pm

Corner cleared by Wigan.

4:46pm

Deep free-kick by Daniels and Pollitt saves Cook's header. Corner.

4:46pm

Cherries sub: Pitman for McQuoid. 88 minutes.

4:45pm

Fogden has been excellent since coming on. A really willing runner.

4:45pm

87 minutes gone here. Wigan 1 Cherries 1.

4:44pm

Pugh and McQuoid almost combine to beat the last man. Cherries have had a few nearly moments like that in the second half, threatening to break on the counter.

4:43pm

Cherries have put in so many hard yards in the second half. Still working overtime to contain Wigan.

4:40pm

Terrific run in behind by Fogden and Pugh's cross-shot is pushed behind for a corner.

4:37pm

Wigan subs: James McArthur and Nouha Dicko on, Fraser Fyvie and David Jones off. 79 minutes.

4:36pm

Patient build-up from Cherries who resist temptation to cross before Arter makes room and fires high and wide from 20 yards.

4:35pm

Trademark routine from the training ground but Francis's shot is blocked.

4:34pm

Pugh shot is deflected for a corner. Better from Cherries.

4:32pm

Chances for Cherries. Nice run and shot from Wes Fogden and keeper Pollitt parries the winger's left-footed drive. Harry Arter then sends a glorious chance flying over the crossbar when presented with a big chance from 12 yards.

4:31pm

Saw the penalty incident on a replay in the press box and it looked like a little shirt pull from Francis on Figueroa.

4:28pm

Jalal saved Gomez's penalty but Gomez was quickest to react to the loose ball and made no mistake from eight yards.

4:28pm

WIGAN GOAL. Jordi Gomez, 70 minutes. Wigan 1 Cherries 1.

4:27pm

Penalty to Wigan. Francis deemed to have pulled back Figueroa at a corner.

4:25pm

Fine play by McQuoid to release Pugh but Pollitt easily gathers his shot.

4:25pm

Cherries sub: Fogden for Tubbs, 66 minutes. McQuoid up top on his own.

4:24pm

Lucky escape for Cherries. Shwan Jalal stands and watches as Maynor Figueroa's blistering drive rattles the crossbar. Big slice of luck for the visitors as the Latics increase the pressure.

4:22pm

Wes Fogden preparing to come on for Cherries.

4:22pm

Roman Golobart meets the Jones delivery but heads well over.

4:21pm

Good defensive header by Cook but Wigan have another corner.

4:20pm

The home support letting Boselli know their feelings as he takes too long and allows O'Kane to nick the ball.

4:18pm

Half-cleared then Elphick wins a free-kick.

4:17pm

Boyce shot deflected for a corner to Wigan.

4:16pm

Cherries have 11 men behind the ball as Wigan patiently keep the ball, looking for an opening.

4:15pm

Clever from Josh McQuoid but not quite clever enough. Lovely chipped effort from the homegrown forward at the end of a fine spell from Cherries but, with Pollitt beaten, the ball flies narrowly over.

4:12pm

Angelo Henriquez, on loan from Manchester United, almost makes a quick impact as his header from a David Jones free-kick clips the angle of post and bar before flying behind for a goal kick.

4:10pm

Annoyed gasps from the home crowd as Gomez is dispossessed by the hard-working Arter.

4:07pm

Wigan already seeing a lot more of the ball. Cherries could have some defending to do in the second half.

4:04pm

Wigan have made one substitution at half-time. Danny Redmond replaced by Angelo Henriquez.

4:04pm

Second half under way here...

4:04pm

Apologies, but my Internet crashed and wiped the half-time assessment. In short, Cherries well on top and Wigan have much to do.

3:49pm

A few boos from the home supporters sum up the story of the half. Wigan have been second best and have struggled to cope with Cherries, particularly down the visitors' left, where Daniels and Pugh have been rampant.

3:48pm

Half-time: Wigan 0 Cherries 1. Cherries absolute value for their lead.

3:47pm

3:45pm Sat 5 Jan 13

ben611 says

OH EDDIE HOWE EDDIE EDDIE HOWE!!! 1-0 UTCIAD!!

3:46pm

One minute of added time here.

3:45pm

Great composure from the midfielder to allow the ball to run across his body, making space for the shot.

3:44pm

WHAT. A. STRIKE. O'Kane leaves Pollitt helpless as he lashes home with his left foot from 20 yards. Superb hit and a well-deserved lead for Cherries.

3:42pm

CHERRIES GOAL - Eunan O'Kane. Wigan 0 Cherries 1.

3:42pm

Cherries lose possession in midfield and Boselli's drive brings a solid stop from Jalal.

3:39pm

Tubbs scuffs his shot from a trademark Cherries corner routine. Ball back in hacked clear.

3:37pm

It looked like Pugh was felled as he tried to squeeze between Golobart and Emmerson Boyce. Will be interesting to see the replays.

3:35pm

Boos and whistles from the Cherries supporters who were certain their team should have been given a spot kick.

3:34pm

Controversial moment here. Roman Golobart challenges Marc Pugh as he races into the penalty area and the Cherries star hits the deck. Cherries launch a huge penalty appeal but referee Robert Madley gives Wigan a free-kick and books Pugh. Lancastrian Pugh was absolutely furious at the decision. Looked a penalty at first glance from where we are in the press box.

3:30pm

Non-league update: Luke Burbidge and Warren Byerley on target for Poole Town, who lead 2-1 against Yate Town at Tatnam.

3:29pm

Haven't seen a great deal of Wigan's Argentine striker Mauro Boselli yet, aside from a tame shot from 15 yards.

3:26pm

David Jones drags wide from 20 yards after Cherries tried to play out from the back and lost possession.

3:25pm

Lions 15-8 down at Chinnor at half-time in today's National Two South rugby clash.

3:23pm

3:22pm

Cherries loan player Dan Strugnell has scored for Havant & Waterlooville against Hornchurch.

3:17pm

Charlie Daniels has made a terrific start. Both him and Pugh look very lively down the left wing.

3:16pm

That Tubbs chance came after a fine break down the left from Pugh had earned a free-kick.

3:16pm

Danny Redmond produces a last-ditch challenge to deny Matt Tubbs. Superb cross from Daniels and Tubbs, who had taken a touch, saw Redmond steal the ball just as he prepared to convert from eight yards.

3:14pm

Members of the Cherries hierarchy are seated just behind the press area. Chairman Eddie Mitchell, vice-chairman Jeff Mostyn, chief executive Neill Blake, as well as Dave Roberts and Steve Sly.

3:10pm

Wigan creating a bit down the left flank. Callum McManaman (no relation to Steve) the latest to find space before Hughes clears his cross.

3:09pm

Cherries' fans having plenty of fun here. A few old classics coming out of the song book. 'Your ground's too big for you' the latest effort.

3:07pm

Excellent clearance by Cook after a dangerous delivery from left wing-back Danny Redmond.

3:05pm

Pugh beats Stam down the left and sends clear Daniels, whose cross is easily gathered by Wigan goalkeeping legend Mike Pollitt.

3:04pm

A few bright glimpses from Cherries here so far. Tubbs has seen a shot blocked after a nice burst from O'Kane.

3:01pm

Cherries are defending the empty stand here. And we are under way.

3:00pm

The locals in the press box say Wigan are expected to line up with three central defenders. Their attack is likely to consist of two wide men either side of central striker Mauro Boselli.

2:59pm

The teams are out here. Cherries fans don't look to be outnumbered by much.

2:58pm

TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE
Cherries boss Eddie Howe was the last player to score for the club at Wigan – in a 1-1 draw on March 17, 2001. Jason Tindall, Richard Hughes and Steve Fletcher also played, while Latics manager Roberto Martinez came off the bench for the hosts.

  • Wigan Athletic have entertained Cherries in the FA Cup once previously – with the Dorset outfit on the wrong end of a 3-0 verdict on January 4, 1986.

2:56pm

MANAGER’S THOUGHTS – ROBERTO MARTINEZ
Martinez told the Latics’ official website: “It is the return of the most famous competition in world football that brings with it tremendous memories for every club and we are certainly looking forward to it returning to the DW Stadium.
“The fans will have the chance to enjoy seeing the work we have been doing behind the scenes in helping our young players develop and see the potential they have.
“As well as that, it will also be a chance for them to welcome new faces to the club, such as Angelo Henriquez and Roger Espinoza. It is an important moment for them to be involved in the match preparation, the matchday environment and ensure that they adapt to our football club very quickly.
“There is a lot to be excited about this weekend and it will also be a chance to refresh certain players after the high demands of the festive period. Four games in 11 days has left players with knocks and bruises so they will get a much-needed chance to recover.”
On Cherries, Martinez added: “They will bring a winning mentality to the game with an unbeaten run that stretches back to early October which, at any level, is a tremendous run of form.
“When Eddie went back to the club, it seemed a natural move for him which brought stability that has been reflected in results.
“In my eyes, they are easily growing towards a promotion push playing football in the right manner.
“There is a good mix of experience and young players in the team and I’m sure they are destined for success this season.
“I think it will all build towards an open game of football. In the FA Cup, divisional status doesn’t matter so we need to make sure that we are ready to compete in a special tie.”

2:54pm

Bournemouth Echo: CHERRIES BOSS: Eddie Howe

MANAGER’S THOUGHTS – EDDIE HOWE
Howe told the Daily Echo: “It is going to be a very difficult game. I admire Wigan and what they have done over the past few years.
“I certainly admire Roberto Martinez a great deal, not just for how his teams play, but how he conducts himself, how he works and his mannerisms. He is a very good manager and he has done a great job with Wigan.
“They play great football and have a unique system which they have stuck to for a period of time. I am sure it is something we are going to have to deal with.
“We are going to have to show quality with the ball because you can’t defend for 90 minutes. We need to be brave enough to pass the ball ourselves.
“Our aim this season is to try to achieve something in the league but we want to win every game. That is very much how we approach every game, regardless of the competition.
“This game is no different and we want to try to win it. We know it is going to be very difficult. We are playing a Premier League team, away from home, so everything is stacked against us. But we will go there and try to give a good account of ourselves.”

2:53pm

THE OPPOSITION – ROBERTO MARTINEZ
The former Latics midfielder was appointed manager of his former club in June 2009.
Martinez left Swansea City to take the Wigan job and he has successfully kept the club in the Premier League.
The 39-year-old, widely regarded as one of the leading young managers on the circuit, began his playing career at Real Zaragoza before briefly returning to Balaguer. 
A talented midfielder, he went on to play in Britain for more than a decade with Wigan, Motherwell, Walsall, Swansea and Chester City.

2:51pm

2:50pm

12:32pm Sat 5 Jan 13

MJM1987 says

UTCIADS Im so gutted to be at work instead of the game!!! I have the feeling we can do this one lads! IN EDDIE WE TRUST!

2:49pm

TEAM NEWS
Cherries boss Eddie Howe has made four changes to the team which drew 0-0 at Brentford on New Year’s Day.
In come Shwan Jalal, Josh McQuoid, Matt Tubbs and Richard Hughes, with David James, Wes Fogden, Lewis Grabban and Brett Pitman making way.
That is likely to mean a switch to a five-man midfield for Cherries behind Tubbs as a lone striker. McQuoid could also start in attack. The club has confirmed top scorer Lewis Grabban is ill.
Wigan, meanwhile, have made nine changes. Their most recognisable names include attacking midfielder Jordi Gomez and defenders Emmerson Boyce and Maynor Figueroa.
Latics: (3-4-3) Pollitt; Figueroa, Golobart, Boyce; Stam, Fyvie, Jones, Redmond; Gomez, Boselli, McManaman. Subs: Henriquez, McArthur, Espinoza, Dicko, Kiernan, Campabadal, Al Habsi (g/k).
Cherries: (4-5-1) Jalal; Francis, Cook, Elphick, Daniels; McQuoid, Hughes, Arter, O’Kane, Pugh; Tubbs. Subs: Partington, Fogden, Demouge, McDermott, Fletcher, Pitman, James (g/k).

2:47pm

Excellent travelling contingent here from the south coast for the FA Cup third round clash between Wigan Athletic and Cherries.

2:47pm

Afternoon all and welcome to DW Stadium.

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12:32pm Sat 5 Jan 13

MJM1987 says...

UTCIADS Im so gutted to be at work instead of the game!!! I have the feeling we can do this one lads! IN EDDIE WE TRUST!
UTCIADS Im so gutted to be at work instead of the game!!! I have the feeling we can do this one lads! IN EDDIE WE TRUST! MJM1987
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2:34pm Sat 5 Jan 13

Hobie18007 says...

Football focus were on about AFCB picking up a point to bring it back to DC? Think Eddie and the boys will make it straight into Round 4...you heard it here! UTCIADS
Football focus were on about AFCB picking up a point to bring it back to DC? Think Eddie and the boys will make it straight into Round 4...you heard it here! UTCIADS Hobie18007
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2:37pm Sat 5 Jan 13

MJM1987 says...

I think you may be right but not sure they can get a point!!! Its the CUP...... Roll On the 4th round!
I think you may be right but not sure they can get a point!!! Its the CUP...... Roll On the 4th round! MJM1987
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3:45pm Sat 5 Jan 13

ben611 says...

OH EDDIE HOWE EDDIE EDDIE HOWE!!! 1-0 UTCIAD!!
OH EDDIE HOWE EDDIE EDDIE HOWE!!! 1-0 UTCIAD!! ben611
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