sport
  • English Barclays Premier League
  • 2 February 2013, 3:00pm
  • DW Stadium
  • Attendance: 18,598
WiganWiganvSouthamptonSouthampton
2
  • Caldwell, 25
  • Maloney, 90
2
  • Lambert, 64
  • Schneiderlin, 85

live commentary

91 mins:FULL-TIME: WIGAN 2-2 SOUTHAMPTON: The points are shared after a dramatic second half at the DW Stadium.

90 mins:That was harsh for Southampton, who dominated the second half and deserved to be in front.

89 mins:GOAL: WIGAN 2-2 SOUTHAMPTON: Late drama as Paul Scharner knocks the ball down to Shaun Maloney, who sweeps it past Boruc.

88 mins:Wigan win a late corner.

87 mins:A great team goal from Southampton, can Wigan respond?

85 mins:GOAL: WIGAN 1-2 SOUTHAMPTON: Saints break from the corner, James Ward-Prowse running 50 yards and finding Rodriguez, who slides the ball through to an unmarked Schneiderlin to slot home.

84 mins:Wigan win a corner and get everyone forward.

83 mins:Wigan have looked poor in the second half.

81 mins:Saints make a change, James Ward-Prowse replacing Jason Puncheon.

80 mins:The offside flag goes up to halt a rare Wigan attack.

78 mins:Southampton are playing really well and it seems only a matter of time before they score again.

77 mins:Jay Rodriguez shoots from distance but it's well wide.

76 mins:Wigan have barely touched the ball in the second half.

74 mins:Roger Espinoza is replaced by Callum McManaman as Wigan try to get a hold of the game.

73 mins:Southampton appeal for a handball in the Wigan box as the pressure is cranked up again.

71 mins:Lallana hits the post, Wigan are riding their luck.

70 mins:Puncheon wins a corner for the visitors.

68 mins:Wigan need to settle down, they've not been helped by a change in formation.

66 mins:Davis has a shot blocked and Rodriguez follows up, Wigan look all over the place.

64 mins:GOAL: WIGAN 1-1 SOUTHAMPTON: Saints get the goal they deserve. Cork swings in a great cross and Lambert heads past Al-Habsi.

62 mins:The Saints are playing well but are lacking a threat up front.

60 mins:Adam Lallana comes on for Nathaniel Clyne.

58 mins:Lambert finds Rodriguez but his touch takes it away from goal.

57 mins:Southampton will feel they've got a chance while there's just one goal in it.

55 mins:Ronnie Stam makes way for Jordi Gomez as Wigan try to get hold of the ball.

53 mins:Jack Cork is booked for bringing down Espinoza just outside the centre circle.

51 mins:Morgan Schneiderlin delivers a free-kick but it's overhit and goes out for a goal-kick.

49 mins:Southampton are controlling possession once more.

47 mins:Wigan can climb out of the relegation zone today if other results go their way, can they hang on this afternoon?

47 mins:Steven Davis has come on for Ramirez.

46 mins:Southampton get the second half underway.

45 mins:HALF-TIME: WIGAN 1-0 SOUTHAMPTON: Wigan have the lead but will be grateful for the half-time whistle with Southampton in the ascendancy.

45 mins:Southampton are pushing for an equaliser before the break.

44 mins:Ramirez is struggling after a collision with Espinoza but should be okay to continue.

42 mins:Shaw's cross causes a bit of a panic in the Wigan defence and there's a shout for handball but nothing is given.

41 mins:Maloney tries to bend one into the far corner but it drifts wide, indicative of the game so far.

39 mins:Morgan Schneiderlin delivers a good cross which is headed wide by Jos Hooiveld.

37 mins:Franco Di Santo tries to backheel his way past Maya Yoshida but the ball is intercepted and the Saints clear.

35 mins:Maloney wins a corner but it comes to nothing.

33 mins:Jay Rodriguez goes into the book for a foul on Jean Beausejour.

31 mins:There's a real lack of quality from both sides.

29 mins:Southampton were on top before that goal and have it all to do now.

27 mins:A James McArthur clearance deflects off Morgan Schneiderlin and Al-Habsi does well to put it behind.

26 mins:GOAL: WIGAN 1-0 SOUTHAMPTON: The unmarked Gary Caldwell puts the home side ahead with a powerful header from arousnd the penalty spot.

24 mins:The game desperately needs a goal to get it going.

22 mins:The Saints are pressing well and are not giving Wigan the time to play out from the back.

20 mins:The game is lacking a bit of quality and the pace has slowed right down.

18 mins:Espinoza finds Maloney but he overruns the ball.

17 mins:Great chance for Ramirez, who blasts over the bar after being found by Lambert in lots of space.

16 mins:Al-Habsi does well with a Puncheon cross.

15 mins:Di Santo had been very quiet until that chance.

13 mins:Franco Di Santo forces a great save from Boruc in Wigan's first real chance of the match.

11 mins:The game has gone a little scrappy in the last couple of minutes.

9 mins:Lambert meets a cross but can only head it straight at Ali Al-Habsi.

7 mins:Wigan win a couple of corners in quick succession which are well defended by the Saints.

6 mins:Southampton have made a good start and are creating a bit of pressure on Wigan.

4 mins:Morgan Schneiderlin has a shot but it's well over the bar.

3 mins:Both sides are showing plenty of attacking intent.

2 mins:Jay Rodriguez fires a cross into the area but it's cleared by Wigan.

1 mins:The match gets underway.

Wigan, who give Paul Scharner his second debut, will be looking for their first home win since November against the Saints.

Adam Lallana is on the bench for Southampton, who are three points ahead of Wigan in the table.

Mauricio Pochettino is looking for his first win in charge of Southampton and will have been pleased by his side's display against Manchester United in midweek.

The teams are out on the pitch and we're almost ready to go.

  • English Barclays Premier League
  • 2 February 2013, 3:00pm
  • DW Stadium
  • Attendance: 18,598
WiganWiganvSouthamptonSouthampton
2
  • Caldwell, 25
  • Maloney, 90
2
  • Lambert, 64
  • Schneiderlin, 85

match report

Wigan snatched an undeserved point from Southampton after a late Shaun Maloney goal levelled things up at 2-2.

A Gary Caldwell header gave the home side a first half lead against the run of play, but the Saints deservedly equalised when Rickie Lambert headed home from close range.

Southampton dominated for the majority of the match, and they took a deserved lead five minutes from time after Morgan Schneiderlin swept home following a fine run from Jay Rodriguez. However, it was heartbreak for the Saints as Shaun Maloney finished after a Paul Scharner knockdown from a corner.

Wigan chose to hand a debut to Scharner upon his return from Hamburg, whilst Adam Lallana was not deemed fit enough to start after his return from injury in midweek off the bench. Luke Shaw returned to the side in place of Danny Fox.

This was Southampton's first ever trip to Wigan, and they started off the brighter of the two sides, immediately getting onto the front foot and looking to control possession in midfield. However, they could not find the final ball to create a clear-cut chance, and Artur Boruc was the goalkeeper forced into the first save, diving down low to keep out a Franco Di Santo shot.

Three minutes later, Southampton striker Lambert's shot found Gaston Ramirez in acres of space and onside. The Uruguayan could have taken a touch but chose to volley, and the ball flew well over.

Wigan took the lead against the run of play on 25 minutes when Jean Beausejour's corner was met by captain Caldwell, who guided a fine header into the bottom left corner.

Southampton almost responded in bizarre fashion, a James McCarthy clearance rebounding off Schneiderlin and forcing Ali Al-Habsi into a sprawling stop to claw the ball behind, while Jos Hooiveld headed just wide from a corner.

Southampton began the second half as they did the first and, in a spell of ten minutes, Hooiveld was just unable to get a firm enough header and Jay Rodriguez missed his kick in front of goal.

On 64 minutes, Southampton got what they deserved. A cross from the right-hand side came to the back post, and Lambert was brave enough to put in a header despite the close presence from Al-Habsi.

If that goal should have woken up Wigan, it simply spurred on Southampton, and five minutes later substitute Lallana struck a post following a corner, and Lambert then volleyed just wide as Wigan desperately tried to weather the storm. The away side finally took a deserved lead with a wonderful team move as the impressive Shaw sent Rodriguez down the left and the forward pulled the ball back for Schneiderlin to sweep home.

But, with two minutes remaining, Saints' hearts were broken. Wigan won a late corner and Scharner knocked the ball down to Maloney, who finished from a tight angle.

team line-up

26Ali Al-Habsi
31Maynor Figueroa
5Gary Caldwell
33Paul Scharner
4James McCarthy90
16James McArthur
23Ronnie Stam56
22Jean Beausejour
10Shaun Maloney
9Franco Di Santo
18Roger Espinoza75

substitutes

44Eduard Campabadal
15Callum McManaman75
14Jordi Gómez56
6David Jones
1Joel Robles
25Roman Golobart
11Angelo Henriquez90

referee

Andre Marriner

team line-up

31Artur Boruc
3Maya Yoshida
23Luke Shaw
2Nathaniel Clyne60
5Jos Hooiveld
42Jason Puncheon81
18Jack Cork
4Morgan Schneiderlin
9Jay Rodriguez
10Gastón Ramírez45
7Rickie Lambert

substitutes

20Adam Lallana60
13Daniel Fox
19Tadanari Lee
16James Ward-Prowse81
22Frazer Richardson
1Kelvin Davis
8Steven Davis45

referee

Andre Marriner

match stats

possession %4554
shots on target32
shots off target29
corners85
tackles won1823
offsides32