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FA Cup

  • 17 February 2013
  • • 15:55
  • • The John Smith's Stadium, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
  • Referee: M. Oliver
  • • Attendance: 12117

Live Commentary

  • I've been Scott Binnie and it's been a pleasure to bring you live updates from a very entertaining game of football. Huddersfield Town 1-4 Wigan Athletic is the final score.
  • Wigan were excellent this afternoon, though Huddersfield certainly pushed back into the game after the interval. McManaman, Maloney, Kone and McArthur the standouts in a pleasing performance from the visitors.
  • Goals from Callum McManaman, James McArthur and Arouna Kone's double send Roberto Martinez's past Huddersfield who teased a comeback with a goal from Lee Novak.
  • 90' + 3'
    It's all over then with Wigan Athletic beating Huddersfield Town 4-1 to advance to the FA Cup Quarter Finals.
  • 90' + 2'
    CHANCE! Vaughan sweeps a shot wide from a yard or two inside the area.
  • 90'
    SubstitutionJames McArthur James McCarthy
  • 90'
    SUB: James McCarthy comes on to replace for former Hamilton Academicals teammates James McArthur.
  • 89'
    Goal Arouna Kone
    GOAL Kone makes it 4-1 to Wigan. Seizes onto a defensive error outside the area, bursts in to the area and fires into the top of the goal from the right of the six yard box.
  • 87'
    Danns fires in a cross from the right but Robles gets down to save it.
  • 83'
    McManaman is booked for time wasting
  • 83'
    CHANCE! Beausejour swings in a cross from the left but Smithies punches the ball away from Kone, who had a free run at the back post.
  • 82'
    Yellow Card Callum McManaman
  • 80'
    Gerrard puts an end to Kone's run into the box with a terrific sliding challenge.
  • 78'
    CHANCE! Vaughan passes through the defence to Novak who has the ball scooped away from him by Figueroa just inside the area.
  • 74'
    SubstitutionJordi Gómez Jean Beausejour
  • 74'
    SUB: Jean Beausejour on to replace Jordi Gomez.
  • 73'
    Good work from Clayton on the edge of the Wigan penalty area breaks down into a Latics counter through Maloney, Kone was without support in the final third and his shot was blocked for a throw in.
  • 71'
    CHANCE! Hunt cross from deep in the right back position, Vaughan rises highest at the back post but heads wide of the goal. Huddersfield much livelier this half.
  • 65'
    SUB: Oliver Norwood replaces Sean Scannell.
  • 64'
    SubstitutionSean Scannell Oliver Norwood
  • 62'
    Goal Lee Novak
    GOAL! Novak heads past Robles to make it 3-1. Woods with the cross from the left.
  • 59'
    Yellow Card James Vaughan
  • 58'
    SUB: In the aftermath of that excellent and decisive goal, Shaun Maloney came on for Wigan to replace Roger Espinoza.
  • 57'
    SubstitutionR. Espinoza Shaun Maloney
  • 56'
    Goal James McArthur
    GOAL! James McArthur from the edge of the area with a right footed effort past Smithies. The Scotsman had played a fantastic one-two with Kone before unleashing that shot. 3-0 to Wigan.
  • 55'
    CHANCE! Figueroa into the box from the left side shoots into the side netting.
  • 54'
    Novak charges down Scharner's header to Robles, the goalkeeper gets out quickly to snuff out the danger.
  • 53'
    Huddersfield substitute Vaughan is making a big difference already, his energy and movement have left the Wigan defence looking a bit rattled.
  • 51'
    McManaman with more joy down the left flank following Kone's pass, Arfield clears the cross.
  • 48'
    CHANCE! Vaughan shoots from the edge of the box right at the keeper. Vaughan picked up the ball following a poor pass from Stam across the penalty area.
  • 47'
    Those changes see Huddersfield move to 4-4-2, a much greater attacking threat but also more space for Wigan to exploit.
  • 46'
    SubstitutionAlan Lee James Vaughan
  • 46'
    SubstitutionChris Atkinson Lee Novak
  • 46'
    Two changes for Huddersfield at the break, Vaughan on for Lee and Novak on for Atkinson.
  • There was a rugby game on this park, between Wigan and Huddersfield coincidentally, just 48 hours ago and the turf shows that.
  • McManaman is a distant relative of Liverpool favourite and former Galactico Steve. The ex-Everton youth product hasn't appeared for the Latics this season in the Premier League but on this performance, he might just force Roberto Martinez to give him a chance.
  • Callum McManaman outstanding so far on the left wing. Jack Hunt hasn't been able to get any shackles on the 21-year-old.
  • Wigan Athletic in front and well on their way to this afternoon's draw for the sixth round. Huddersfield Town look lively on the break though and might fancy getting back in to this one.
  • 45' + 1'
    Half time is signalled here, Premier League side Wigan lead their Championship opponents Huddersfield 2-0 at the break.
  • 45'
    Just one minute of added time at the end of the first half. Wigan lead 2-0 and look good value for it.
  • 44'
    CHANCE! Cross whipped into the Wigan box from the left hand side, Danns throws himself at the ball at the back post but couldn't make contact.
  • 43'
    Hunt sends a cross into the Wigan box but it's right at Robles who saves easily.
  • 40'
    Goal Arouna Kone
    GOAL! Kone taps in to make it 2-0. McManaman incisive down the left wing again, he cuts back to Espinoza whose shot is blocked by Smithies. Kone looks offside as he gets the ball over the line.
  • 37'
    CHANCE! Espinoza sends the ball over the Huddersfield bar from range.
  • 36'
    Wigan in front and deservedly so. They look keen to kill the game off with a second before half time, passing the ball quickly on a questionable surface.
  • 31'
    Goal Callum McManaman
    GOAL! Callum McManaman rifles the ball past Alex Smithies. 1-0 Wigan.
  • 30'
    James McArthur with the pass on the left hand side to release McManaman for that goal, well deserved from the player of the match so far.
  • 29'
    Smithies catches a Stam cross from the right, strong presence from the goalkeeper.
  • 24'
    CHANCE! McManaman sends the ball across the face of the Huddersfield goal, Espinoza had played him into the channel. Nobody there to take advantage of the cut-back.
  • 19'
    Clayton sends the ball wide and over from that free kick.
  • 19'
    FOUL! Figueroa brings down Scannell, free kick awarded 30 yards out to the left of the goal.
  • 16'
    Lee heads well over from a left wing cross, Danns had sped away from Fyvie on the counter attack to get into a good position on Huddersfield's left flank before passing to Scannell.
  • 13'
    Cries of handball in the Huddersfield penalty area waved away by the referee.
  • 12'
    Gomez plays in an excellent long ball over the top to McManaman whose cross is cleared.
  • 10'
    FOUL! Clayton coming in late on Espinoza about ten yards outside of the Wigan penalty area.
  • 8'
    Callum McManaman is looking very lively here out on the left hand side for Wigan.
  • 7'
    CHANCE! Danns heads over from a Woods cross.
  • 5'
    CHANCE! Gomez heads over the bar from close range, McManaman had crossed from the left wing after getting inside his full back.
  • 4'
    Kone with a shot blocked of his own having been played in by McManaman.
  • 2'
    2 McArthur blocks from a Clayton effort taken outside the box, Huddersfield doing the pressing in the opening minute or so.
  • 1'
    Huddersfield Town get us under way after new manager Mark Robins is introduced to the home fans.
  • Huddersfield Town beat Championship rivals Leicester City 2-1 in the fourth round to get here, goals coming from Adam Clayton and Sean Scannell. Their Premier League opposition this afternoon edged past Macclesfield of the Blue Square Premier thanks to an early Jordi Gomez penalty.
  • Wigan: Robles; Stam, Golobart, Scharner, Figueroa; McArthur, Fyvie; Espinoza, McManaman, Gomez; Kone. SUBS: Al Habsi, Boyce, Beausejour, McCarthy, Maloney, Di Santo, Henriquez
  • Huddersfield: Smithies; Woods, Gerrard, P. Clarke, Hunt; Arfield, Clayton, Danns; Atkinson, Scannell; Lee. SUBS: Bennett, Dixon, Norwood, Novak, Gobern, Vaughan, Lynch
  • Good afternoon everyone, Scott Binnie here to give you play-by-play from the FA Cup tie between Wigan Athletic and Huddersfield Town.