Tuesday February 2, 2010 4th Round Finished DW Stadium

Wigan Athletic 0 - 2 Notts County

  • Hunt 75’
  • Caldwell 78’ (o.g.)

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    • Wigan Athletic
    • Notts County
    • 90 Referee Kevin Friend looks at his watch after the last futile attack from Wigan breaks down as N'Zogbia fouls a County defender. Schmeichel takes the free-kick and that's full time! League Two Notts County have dumped Premier League Wigan out of the FA Cup
    • 90+1' Charles N'Zogbia has an effort from 25-yards and it's parried wide by Kasper Schmeichel. From the resulting corner Neal Bishop again clears the ball from a Jordi Gomez corner
    • 90' The excellent Ben Davies gets a standing ovation from the Notts County fans after he is replaced by Matthew Hamshaw
    • 90' Craven Cottage beckons for Notts County surely now as they run down the clock with Luke Rodger on the ball in the Wigan half. He chips the ball long for Ravenhill to chase but it goes out of play.
    • 87' Wigan players are getting frustrated here and Gomez chops down Neal Bishop after referee Kevin Friend blocks his attempted pass.
    • 86' From the resulting corner, N'Zogbia plays it short and again Gomez is given the chance to shoot from range, but this time buts it wide left
    • 85' Great effort by Jordi Gomez! From 25-yards he arrowed a shot in and it really looked like it was going in, but Schmeichel again made a great stop.
    • 84' Ben Davies, who has been excellent tonight for County, curls another dangerous free-kick into the Wigan box but this time it's cleared properly.
    • 82' Luke Rodgers is in behind the Wigan defence which is pushing high up the pitch now, but he's not got the pace and Figueroa gets back to put the ball out for a throw in.
    • 80' Wigan are piling forward now, but they trail by two goals and it's probably too little too late. Sinclair crosses but Edwards clears as he and his fellow defenders have done so many times for County tonight
    • 78' And that's 2-0! Wigan are sinking here! Caldwell ges the final touch I think! An own goal. This is looking like it could be a great night for Notts County
    • 74' The fresh legs of Luke Rodgers force Emmerson Boyce into conceding a corner. Ben Davies curls the ball into the back post and Notts County take the lead! It's the centre-back Stephen Hunt who's grabbed the goal!
    • 73' Double substitution for Notts County: Lee Hughes off for Luke Rodgers and Craig Westcarr is replaced by Karl Hawley - two like for like changes
    • 71' Wigan appeal for offside against Lee Hughes but they're not going to get it and Lee Hughes hits a hard, bending shot from a very narrow angle which Stojkovic has to throw himself full stretch to stop. Figueroa keeps the ball in.
    • 69' Jamie Clapham has moved to left back to try and combat N'Zogbia's threat fown the right. The experienced ex-Spurs midfielder is not quick though.
    • 68' Here come County on the attack for once, but Ben Davies, who isn't afraid to shoot strikes the ball wide right from around 25-yards
    • 66' Wigan look lively now that N'Zogbia is on the pitch. He's very very fast and runs down the right beating a couple of men before setting up Jordi Gomez with a lovely cut back. The shot from Gomez is straight at Schmeichel though
    • 65' Wigan have a free kick in a good position just outside the area, but Scott Sinclair wastes it and just chips it into the arms of Schmeichel. That's a shot on target but it was pretty comfortable save.
    • 63' Paul Scharner scores! Or does he? The Wigan players aren't really celebrating but the fans jump up and make some noise. It's gone through the side of the net! It went about four yards wide but it still ended up in the back of the net! I really thought that had gone in.
    • 61' Substitution for Wigan: Mohamed Diame replaced by James McCarthy and Jason Koumas replaced by Charles N'Zogbia
    • 60' Another Bramble mishap! He misses the ball completely and Lee Hughes is allowed to run at the the Wigan defence. He shifts the ball then hits a shot but fails to really connect.
    • 58' Gomez hits the post from the corner! He just dinked it in to the near post and bizarrely the County defender just moved out of the way and the ball hit the post! Really, you shouldn't be getting out of the way of the ball!
    • 58' Jordi Gomez smashes a shot from range it looks like it could be beating Schmeichel but he manages to tip it wide. He gets up and stamps down the pitch as if he's suggesting it took a bad bounce but in reality it looked like he dived far too early.
    • 56' County have defended well here. Wigan have upped the tempo in the second half but have still not found a way through. Could they nick one on the break?
    • 55' Scotland receives the ball, manages to control it - eventually - then smashes a shot in from 25-yards but Stephen Hunt gets a foot to the ball and it goes for a corner which again comes to nothing.
    • 53' Again the corner is cleared by County
    • 53' Schmeichel charges out of his goal to try and save his defence after they underhit a back pass, but Sinclair is there with his pace! He somehow manages to barge the 'keeper off the ball spins and shoots but John Thompson had also got back and makes a block and the ball dribbles wide of the goal
    • 50' Titus Bramble runs into Mohamed Diame. He can be a great defender on his day, but he always seems a bit calamitous. Nearly cost his side a goal earler, and here he just clatters into his own player.
    • 49' Westcarr shoots from 25-yards but he caught the ball on the rise and it flies high and wide of the Wigan goal
    • 47' Scharner has the ball in the net, but he's been given offside. The linesman flagged very late there.
    • 46' Lee Hughes clears the corner for Notts County
    • 45' What a save from Schmeichel! His Dad would have been proud of that! Scotland's header looks to be going in after a great cross, but Schmeichel tips the ball away for a corner. Scotland thought he had scored there!
    • - And we're under way
    • - Three good chances so far with Kasper Schmeichel denying Jason Scotland after the striker was put through one on one, and Stojokovic in the Wigan goal saving well from Ben Davies and then Scott Sinclair clearing off the line from the resulting corner after Bishop's turn and shot.
    • - Both sides have had chances, with County setting themselves up to play on the counter attack with 10 men behind the ball at all times. Wigan are trying to play a patient passing match under Martinez, but the pitch is really not helping with the ball bobbling everywhere.
    • 45+1' And that's the first half! The ref doesn't even bother playing the extra added minute.
    • 45' Two minutes of added time
    • 43' Notts County break after a Wigan corner. Westcarr races down the left hand side, but his touch lets him down and Bramble makes the challenge which comes off Westcarr and goes out for a Wigan goal kick. If he had looked up he would have spotted two County players screaming for the ball on the right of the box. Should have crossed earlier.
    • 40' Koumas gets the ball back after Wigan reclaim possession. He whips in a good looking cross from the left but it is just that bit too high for Scotland. A bit less on that and it would have been right on the centre-forwards head.
    • 39' Wigan win their first corner after Sinclair raced down the left hand side. Koumas' corner is headed away.
    • 36' Yellow card for Richard Ravenhill after a poor tackle on Paul Scharner
    • 35' Better from Wigan, quicker passes result in a chance for Scharner who volleys from inside the penalty area, but Schmeichel is equal to the effort and smothers the ball.
    • 33' Stojkovic flaps at the corner, and it falls to Bishop who turns sharply and flashes a shot which flies through a crowd of people but is cleared off the line by Sinclair! Wigan living dangerously here.
    • 31' Poor defending from Wigan. Bramble completely switches off and Davies hits a great left-footed strike from just inside the area which is saved really well by Stojkovic who tips it around the post
    • 29' Lee Hughes controls a good direct ball, looks up sees he has time and space and hits a very early shot with barely any backlift from 25-yards. Stojkovic in the Wigan goal makes a good save.
    • 24' Davies whips the free-kick in and Caldwell gets his head to the ball and it flicks just over the bar. He had to get something on that as Lee Hughes was lurking behind him. Davies' corner comes to nothing
    • 24' A rare Notts County break, Westcarr runs down the right and his cross is blocked out for a corner. From the corner the ball is cleared but Koumas concedes a free kick some 7-yards outside Wigan's penalty area.
    • 23' Nice patient build up from Wigan again, but again the final pass is lacking as Koumas plays a ball behind Gomez who had got himself into a good position.
    • 21' Scott Sinclair finds himself with space to run against two Notts County defenders but can't beat either of them and the move breaks down.
    • 20' So far, Wigan are passing the ball around really well right until they get up to the final third of the pitch, then they somehow contrive to lose it, however County are really struggling to get the ball to Hughes and let him hold the ball up. It's like a training match for Wigan. So far defence is winning, mostly because attack is not up to scratch.
    • 18' Koumas whips in a good ball and again County clear their lines
    • 17' The pitch is pretty rubbish, and Scott Sinclair, who is pretty rapid, is finding it hard to dribble. Sinclair is on loan from Chelsea, but this is like his fifth loan spell since joining the London outfit. Will he ever make it at the top level?
    • 15' Figueroa plays a diagonal ball over the top and Scott Sinclair races away down the wing and whips a cross in but it's cleared by Edwards for County
    • 13' Notts Country are going fairly direct, looking to maybe catch out Bramble who is sometimes known for his lack of concentration! He nearly makes a mistake here with a really casual clearance with Lee Hughes waiting behind him, but Wigan come away with the ball in the end.
    • 11' Kasper Schmeichel makes himself big and strong after Jason Scotland is put through one on one and saves well - just like his Dad!
    • 9' Little bit scrappy here. A loose pass from Gary Caldwell allows Notts County to win a corner.
    • 7' Needless free kick conceded by Emmerson Boyce - it's curled in dangerously by Johnnie Jackson, however the ball is cleared and the ball goes down the other end and Jordi Gomez shoots from 30-35-yards which is collected pretty comfortably by Kasper Schmeichel
    • 6' Lots of possession for Wigan so far, but they generally get as far as the last third of the pitch before losing it. However, Notts County lose the ball as quickly as they're getting it and Wigan come straight back on the attack.
    • 4' There were more people watching the original tie than there are tonight. There were some 9,000 at Meadow Lane and what can't be much more than 7,000 here tonight.
    • 2' Notts County are already looking to be very compact with two banks of four in front of their goal and will be looking to hit Wigan on the break. Wigan already have possession but Koumas' attempt to play in Scotland is cut out.
    • 1' And we're off, in a pretty empty DW Stadium.
    • - Roberto Martinez has made four changes from the side which lost against Everton at the weekend. Hugo Rodallega, James McCarthy, Charles N'Zogbia and Hendry Thomas move to the bench with Jason Scotland, Jordi Gomez, Paul Scharner and Scott Sinclair coming into the starting lineup.
    • - Sven Goran Eriksson's Notts County will be looking to spring a surprise tonight at the DW Arena. County have been in brilliant form of late and can call on midfielder Ricky Ravenhill despite the player taking a blow to the head during Saturday's 2-0 win over Barnet.
    • - Lee Hughes and Ben Davies put Notts County 2-0 up in the original tie last Saturday, however Jason Scotland and then Ben Watson scored to force tonights replay at the DW Stadium
    • - An away tie against Premier League side Fulham awaits the winners of tonights tie
    • - Notts County starting lineup: Kasper Schmeichel ; John Thompson, Mike Edwards, Stephen Hunt, Johnnie Jackson; Craig Westcarr, Neal Bishop, Jamie Clapham, Richard Ravenhill ; Lee Hughes, Ben Davies
    • - Notts County are 59 places lower in the league ladder than Wigan and are the sole representatives from League Two left in the FA Cup.
    • - The teams are in: Wigan are without their new striker Victor Moses, as he is cup-tied for the fourth round replay having already played in the competition for Crystal Palace. Wigan starting lineup: Vladimir Stojkovic ; Emmerson Boyce, Gary Caldwell, Titus Bramble, Maynor Figueroa; Scott Sinclair, Paul Scharner, Mohamed Diame, Jordi Gomez, Jason Koumas; Jason Scotland
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