• English Barclays Premier League
  • 19 January 2013, 3:00pm
  • DW Stadium
  • Attendance: 19,219
  • Vaughan, og 5
  • Henriquez, 79
  • Gardner, pen 17
  • Fletcher, 20
  • Fletcher, 42

live commentary

96 mins:Martin O'Neill will be pleased with his sides frist half performance and in particular two goal striker Steven Fletcher, while Latics boss Roberto Martinez will be heartened by his team's second half performance as they look to fight off relegation.

95 mins:Full time at the DW Stadium.

94 mins:David Vaughan is replaced by Ahmed Elmohamady as they look to run down the clock.

92 mins:Wigan once again on the attack here as they look to equalise, but Gomez shoots well over the bar.

90 mins:Five minutes of injury time to be played.

89 mins:Sunderland unable to keep possession of the ball at the minute.

88 mins:Boselli unable to put his header on target.

87 mins:Stephane Sessegnon is replaced by Phil Bardsley.

86 mins:Goalscorer Henriquez is booked for a foul on Jack Colback.

84 mins:Maynor Figueroa is just wide of the upright with a 25 yard thunderbolt.

82 mins:The home side very much in the ascendancy at the minute.


78 mins:Mauro Boselli, who socred the winner in the midweek cup win at Bournemouth, is coming on for Franco Di Santo.

76 mins:Adam Johnson, who has played well today is beng replaced by James McClean.

74 mins:Booking for Bramble who crudely fouls just outside the box and then Maloney hits the resulting free-kick off the post.

72 mins:Great chance for Sunderland to make the game safe but Sessegnon gets caught in two minds and completely wastes the chance.

70 mins:Off the bar! Sunderland almost score a second own goal of the day and this time its Fletcher who turns a ball onto his own bar.

68 mins:Shaun Maloney is cynically pulled back by Jack Colback, who is booked for his troubles.

66 mins:Another great shot from Maloney, who is just wide with his effort.

64 mins:Jean Beausejour is booked for his protests in the Wigan penalty appeal.

62 mins:Home side win a corner after some confusion in the Sunderland defence, but the away sides defence block a couple of shots, though Wigan again appeal for a penalty for handball.

60 mins:Another chance for Wigan, but again their pass in the final third lets them down.

58 mins:Sunderland keep looking dangerous on the break, especially with Adam Johnson.

56 mins:Gmae very open at the start of this half.

54 mins:The home side are after a penalty, but referee Taylor is having none of it.

52 mins:Just wide from Larsson, who fires just wide of the right hand post after a quick breakaway.

50 mins:Great save from Mignolet, who superbly tips a Shaun Maloney shot wide for a corner.

48 mins:Roberto Martinez has made a change at the interval, with Angelo Henriquez replacing Ronnie Stam.

46 mins:Sunderland get the second half underway.

45 mins:Half-time at the DW. the away side are deservedly ahead at the interval, despite going behind, The home side have been very disappointing so far.

45 mins:GOAL WIGAN 1-3 SUNDERLAND STEVEN FLETCHER gets his second of the game as he curls in a great left-footed strike off the bar and into the top corner.

45 mins:Figueroa is lucky not to be cautioned as he hacks down Steven Fletcher.

44 mins:The away side looking to close the half out, but Wigan trying to exert some pressure.

42 mins:Chance for Wigan to put a decent ball in, but yet again its a poor ball in and straight into the hands of Mignolet, the story of the first half for the Latics really.

40 mins:Johnson again looking dangerous on the break, but this time he goes for an ambitious pass and the chance is gone.

38 mins:David Vaughan, looking to double his tally for the afternoon, has a shot at the right end this time, shoots wide.

36 mins:Sunderland quite content to play on the counter attack, through Adam Johnson.

34 mins:Wigan try to exert some pressure on the Sunderland defence, but they manage to clear the danger.

32 mins:Wigan seem to be lacking an out and out goal scorer, someone like Fletcher, who has already made his mark on the game.

30 mins:The away side quite comfortable at the DW Stadium at the minute.

28 mins:Shot by Jordi Gomez from distance, but it is an easy save for Simon Mignolet.

26 mins:Another chance for the home side to create a chance from a free-kick, but once again the ball in is poor.

24 mins:No sooner as I speak, Mignolet makes his first save of the day as he comfortably gathers a deflected shot from James McCarthy.

22 mins:Wigan OG apart have yet to have a shot on target.

20 mins:Sunderland almost let Wigan back into it after a dreadful backpass from Titus Bramble puts Mignolet in trouble.

18 mins:GOAL WIGAN 1-2 SUNDERLAND STEVEN FLETCHER puts the away side ahead after he tyurns in the rebound after his header was initially saved by Al-Habsi, more than deserved lead for Martin O'Neill's men.

16 mins:GOAL WIGAN 1-1 SUNDERLAND CRAIG GARDNER takes the resulting penalty and calmly sends Al-Habsi the wrong way.

15 mins:Yellow card for Emmerson Boyce, who gives away a free-kick in a dangerous position, Larsson takes the free-kick and it hits the wall, though the ref gives a PENALTY for handball.

13 mins:Adam Johnson gets free down the wing and puts in a decent cross, which just evades Steven Fletcher.

11 mins:Wasteful from Wigan as they have a chance to put a decent ball into the box from a free-kick, but they decide to play it short and the chance is gone.

9 mins:Another chance for Sunderland, who look dangerous from set pieces, this time O'shea just wide with a header.

7 mins:N'Diaye has a great chance to equalise for the Black Cats, but heads his chance over.

5 mins:GOAL- WIgan 1-0 SUNDERLAND after a bright start from the away side, the Latics take the lead, as JEAN BEAUSEJOUR crosses to Stam whose pull back is turned into his own net by DAVID VAUGHAN.

3 mins:Ronnie Stam is down at the minute receiving treatment.

1 mins:The game at the DW gets underway.

Wigan manager Roberto Martinez has made two changes to the side that drew 1-1 at Fulham in their last Premier League match. Ronnie Stam replaces Ivan Ramis, who has been ruled out for the rest of the season with a serious knee injury, while David Jones makes way for Jordi Gomez in midfield Sunderland striker Steven Fletcher returns to the side after missing the midweek FA Cup defeat to Bolton through illness, while midfielder Alfred N'Diaye makes his first league start since joining from Bursaspor.

  • English Barclays Premier League
  • 19 January 2013, 3:00pm
  • DW Stadium
  • Attendance: 19,219
  • Vaughan, og 5
  • Henriquez, 79
  • Gardner, pen 17
  • Fletcher, 20
  • Fletcher, 42

match report

Wigan Athletic's Premier League relegation fears increased at the DW Stadium on Saturday as they suffered a 3-2 defeat to Sunderland.

Martin O'Neill's men looked to be cruising home at the break after they had replied to David Vaughan's early own goal with a Craig Gardner penalty followed by Steven Fletcher's impressive one-two before Angelo Henriquez's header set up a tense finish.

The early signs were not good for Sunderland, who went behind after just four minutes thanks to Vaughan's own-goal. Ronnie Stam could barely have met Jean Beausejour's dangerous cross with any less conviction, drilling a weak shot straight into the ground.

Sunderland should have escaped but, when James McCarthy flicked the ball into Vaughan, the midfielder could only prod it past Simon Mignolet and over the line.

O'Neill's men soon shrugged off the disappointment, although it required a slice of good luck to help them on their way.

For, had Stam not slipped under no pressure deep inside his own half, Emmerson Boyce would not have needed to foul Adam Johnson. From the resulting free-kick, Sebastian Larsson's shot was blocked by McCarthy's elbow and a penalty was awarded.

Gardner kept his cool to send Ali Al Habsi the wrong way and, within three minutes, the visitors were in front.

New boy Alfred N'Diaye was the architect, peeling out to the left flank before crossing deep to Fletcher, who quickly volleyed home from close range after Al Habsi had repelled his initial header.

Then, getting the slightest of touches to Gardner's deep free-kick, Fletcher was on hand three minutes before half-time when Johnson knocked it back to curl home a first-time shot in magnificent fashion as Al Habsi remained rooted to the spot.

It was Fletcher's sixth in seven games against Wigan and was exactly what Sunderland's dominance deserved and triggered a chorus of boos for the hosts at the break, plus the introduction of Honduran new-boy Roger Espinoza.

Wigan returned in more positive mood and Shaun Maloney drew an excellent save out of Mignolet after racing onto James McArthur's flick.

As it was, the hosts still had hope when Henriquez was introduced and the on-loan Manchester United man quickly netted his first goal in English football as Maloney seized on some slack Sunderland defending and delivered a perfect far post cross.

Wigan piled forward in search of an equaliser, with Espinoza particularly impressive but, for all their hard work, it would not come, with Mauro Boselli nodding their best chance over.

team line-up

26Ali Al-Habsi
5Gary Caldwell
17Emmerson Boyce72
31Maynor Figueroa
4James McCarthy
16James McArthur
22Jean Beausejour
23Ronnie Stam45
9Franco Di Santo77
10Shaun Maloney
14Jordi Gómez


19Mauro Boselli77
18Roger Espinoza45
1Joel Robles
6David Jones
25Roman Golobart
11Angelo Henriquez72
15Callum McManaman


Anthony Taylor

team line-up

22Simon Mignolet
19Titus Bramble
16John O'Shea
8Craig Gardner
14Jack Colback
7Sebastian Larsson
21Adam Johnson76
28Stéphane Sessegnon85
15David Vaughan93
4Alfred N'Diaye
26Steven Fletcher


2Phillip Bardsley85
27Ahmed Elmohamady93
23James McClean76
20Keiren Westwood
11James McFadden
12Matthew Kilgallon
10Connor Wickham


Anthony Taylor

match stats

possession %7029
shots on target65
shots off target125
tackles won915