• English Barclays Premier League
  • 8 December 2012, 3:00pm
  • DW Stadium
  • Attendance: 17,163
  • McCarthy, 19
  • McCarthy, 74
  • Nelsen, 26
  • Cissé, 71

live commentary

95 mins:Full-time at the DW stadium with the home side unlucky not to have won this game. Harry Redknapp will be happy with the point despite QPR still winless this season.

94 mins:Brilliant challenge from Nelsen as he turns Maloney's ball away for a corner.

93 mins:Corner for QPR results in a headed chance for Mackie, but he is over the bar with the attempt.

92 mins:Both sides look as though they have settled for a point, though Kone is flagged offside when put clear.

90 mins:Four minutes of time to be added on.

88 mins:Though they have just won a corner, but it comes to nothing.

87 mins:QPR have settled for a point here.

85 mins:Chance for Wigan, as Kone causes havoc in the area, before Green is forced into making a save. Gomez then shoots wide.

83 mins:Mauro Boselli comes on for Franco Di Santo and Fabio replaces Boswinga in the QPR defence.

81 mins:The home side again starting to look like the most likely to win it here.

79 mins:Both sides looking for a winner as we enter the last ten.

77 mins:David Jones is replaced by Maloney for Wigan and Diakite is going off for QPR, Granero coming on in his place.

75 mins:GOAL WIGAN 2-2 QPR- instant response from the home side as Beausejour's cross in is smashed home by McCarthy for his second. Deserved goal for the home side.

73 mins:GOAL WIGAN 1-2 QPR- inspired change from Redknapp as substitute Cisse gives Rangers the lead against the run of play from Wright-Phillips' ball in.

72 mins:QPR staring to enjoy a half decent spell here.

70 mins:Rare chance for QPR as Al-Habsi is forced to save a deflected strike from Mbia.

68 mins:Some respite for the away side as Nelsen wins a free-kick.

66 mins:Still Wigan doing all the pressing. Cisse has struggled to get into the game since he came on.

64 mins:Wigan win their tenth corner of the day.

62 mins:Wigan unlucky not to be leading this game, been by far the better team in the second half so far.

60 mins:James McCarthy goes close with a shot.

59 mins:Harry Redknapp makes his first change with Djibril Cisse coming on.

57 mins:So close for Wigan! Jordi Gomez fires in a shot that hits the underside of the bar, unlucky. Wigan looking dangerous at the minute.

55 mins:Another decent save from Rob Green as he tips a shot over the bar from Jordi Gomez.

53 mins:Stephane Mbia is booked by Phil Dowd as he pulls back McArthur.

51 mins:Great save from Robert Green as he denies McArthur from point balnk range, before QPR are then forced to clear the ball off the line as Wigan turn the screw.

50 mins:Both sides, when they have had a chance to shoot at goal, have been poor, this time Adel Taarabt is well over the bar with a shot.

48 mins:Brighter start to this half, with both sides looking like they want to win this.

46 mins:Wigan start the second half. Adel Taarabt was booked at the end of the first half

45 mins:Rather scrappy first half with Wigan slightly edging it. Both sides will hope to improve after the break.

45 mins:Half- Time at the DW.

45 mins:Two minutes of added time. Wright-phillips has a shot, but it flies over the bar.

44 mins:Chance for Arouna Kone, who has been quiet so far, but he is wide with his shot.

43 mins:Decent ball into the box by James McCarthy is well defended by QPR.

41 mins:Chance for QPR, but Jamie Mackie is well wide with a header, decent chance for the striker.

39 mins:Wayward effort from Franco Di Santo from outside the area.

37 mins:QPR starting to come back into the game, manging to keep possession of the ball a lot more.

35 mins:Jordi Gomez tries a shot at goal from a free-kick that was very far out from goal, but it hits the wall.

33 mins:The home side still looking the most likely side to score at the minute, with Ronnie Stam putting a decent ball into the box.

31 mins:Wigan win a free-kick through Di Santo, though Derry urges him to get up, thinks he went down far too easily.

29 mins:Wigan responding well to the equaliser from QPR. Looking the better side at the moment.

27 mins:Wigan almost back in the lead after a mix up between Clint Hill and Robert Green, though Di Santo is unable to convert the chance presented to him.

25 mins:GOAL WIGAN 1-1 QPR RYAN NELSEN heads QPR level from a corner. Great leap.

23 mins:Good play by Wigan almost results in a second goal, though it is blocked by the QPR defence.

21 mins:QPR, still looking for their first league win of the season looking to respond here.

19 mins:GOAL WIGAN 1-0 QPR JAMES McCARTHY gives Wigan the lead with a shot from 18 yards, which takes a deflection off Jamie Mackie.

18 mins:Free-kick for Wigan in a dangerous position is hit by David Jones, who forces a save from Robert Green

17 mins:Wigan win the first corner of the day, but it is poor and cleared by the QPR defence.

15 mins:QPR's main source of attack is down the right with Wright-Phillips and Boswinga, who combine well, before Boswinga puts in a poor cross, which goes for a goal-kick.

13 mins:You can see why both sides are struggling at the bottom of the table at the minute.

11 mins:Wigan have a chance to break, though they dwell on the ball and the chance is gone.

9 mins:Still rather cagey at the minute, with neither side really creating any chances of note.

7 mins:Shaun Wright-Phillips is looking dangerous down the right flank and puts in another decent ball that is well defended by Wigan.

5 mins:Ali Al-Habsi is forced to react to a decent cross into the area from Shaun Wright-Phillips.

3 mins:Tentative start from both sides.

1 mins:QPR kick-off.

Wigan are without suspended defenders Gary Caldwell and Maynor Figueroa. Their absence sees James McArthur start his first league game since 27 October while Spanish defender Adrian Lopez also makes a rare appearance. Harry Redknapp makes one change to his side, with Shaun Derry coming in to make only his second league start of the season. Esteban Granero is the man that misses out.

  • English Barclays Premier League
  • 8 December 2012, 3:00pm
  • DW Stadium
  • Attendance: 17,163
  • McCarthy, 19
  • McCarthy, 74
  • Nelsen, 26
  • Cissé, 71

match report

James McCarthy's brace earned Wigan a deserved 2-2 draw and denied QPR their first win of the season at the DW Stadium.

Djibril Cisse briefly looked to have won it for Harry Redknapp's side but McCarthy popped up with his second of the game minutes later to deny QPR and leave them deep in the mire.

McCarthy had opened the scoring in the first half with a fine volley but Ryan Nelsen equalised for the visitors with a header soon after.

Wigan boss Roberto Martinez had major defensive worries going into the game as his first-choice back-three were all unavailable through a combination of injury and suspensions.

That showed in a nervy opening as the Hoops, with Stephane Mbia and Samba Diakite prominent in midfield, looked the more purposeful of the sides without troubling Ali Al Habsi in the Latics goal.

But it was Wigan that took the lead in fine style inside 20 minutes when McCarthy volleyed low into Robert Green's net after Jamie Mackie had failed to effectively clear a corner from the left.

Redknapp apparent decision to favour perspiration over inspiration in leaving so many of his flair players on the bench looked to have backfired.

But they were back on level terms just seven minutes later thanks to their wholehearted captain when Nelsen rose to head powerfully head home at the near post from Adel Taarabt's corner.

Wigan came out a much-improved team after the interval as they completely dominated the early stages of the second half with QPR retreating into their shell.

David Jones forced Green into a smart save with a volley and then the former England goalkeeper was beaten by Jordi Gomez only for the ball to come back off the crossbar.

But when Adrian Lopez misplaced a pass in defence, Shaun Wright-Phillips picked out Cisse on the edge of the box who guide the ball left-footed into the corner to punish Wigan on the break.

There was no happy ending for the Premier League bottom club though and when Jean Beausejour measured his cross to find McCarthy, the Irishman slotted past Green to earn a point for his team.

team line-up

26Ali Al-Habsi
17Emmerson Boyce
6David Jones77
4James McCarthy
22Jean Beausejour
23Ronnie Stam
16James McArthur
14Jordi Gómez
9Franco Di Santo85
2Arouna Koné


12Michael Pollitt
10Shaun Maloney77
28Daniel Redmond
25Roman Golobart
15Callum McManaman
20Fraser Fyvie
19Mauro Boselli85


Phil Dowd

team line-up

1Robert Green
3Armand Traore
6Clint Hill
19José Bosingwa85
17Ryan Nelsen
2Samba Diakité77
40Stéphane Mbia
10Adel Taarabt58
4Shaun Derry
11Shaun Wright-Phillips
12Jamie Mackie


9Djibril Cissé58
23Junior Hoilett
26Brian Murphy
32Alejandro Faurlin
14Esteban Granero77
5Anton Ferdinand


Phil Dowd

match stats

possession %5643
shots on target84
shots off target54
tackles won2020