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October 25, 2013 12:35 AM IST
The DW Stadium — Wigan
Referee:‬ F. Meyer‎
Attendance:‬ 14723‎
 
Top of the Match
Yann M'Vila
Yann M'Vila
Rubin
Jordi Gómez
Jordi Gómez
Wigan Athletic
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Wakaso
Wakaso
Rubin
Nick Powell
Nick Powell
Wigan Athletic

Wigan 1-1 Rubin Kazan: Powell saves point for Latics

The Manchester United loanee, who netted twice against Maribor, cancelled out Alekdandr Prudnikov's opener, though Owen Coyle's men were unable to find a winner

By Holly Gillett

Ryan Shotton Scott Carson Roman Sharonov Wigan Athletic v Rubin Kazan UEFA Europa League 10242013
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Nick Powell's superb strike earned Wigan a 1-1 draw in the Europa League against Rubin Kazan on Thursday.

The Manchester United loanee, who scored twice in the 3-1 win over Maribor, earned the hosts a share of the spoils after they had fallen behind to Aleksandr Prudnikov's 15th-minute opener.

It was his fourth goal in as many matches at the DW Stadium and it took the Championship club one step closer to qualifying for the round of 32, with five points from three matches.

Kazan had won their opening two matches but could not build on their early lead as the Group D leaders had to settle for a point.

Wigan manager Owen Coyle opted to make five changes from the team that lost 1-0 to Blackpool at the weekend, with Jean Beausejour and Grant Holt among those drafted in.

There were also four changes for Rubin boss Kurban Berdyev from the 2-1 loss to Volga, with the 61-year-old freshening things up by adding striker Prudnikov and midfield duo Syarhey Kislyak and Roman Eremenko into the fold.

It was the home side that had the better chances of the opening spell, with Powell coming close to putting them ahead in the ninth minute with a fine volley that was blocked by Chris Mavinga, before Sergey Ryzhikov kept out the rebound.

They were made to rue the missed opportunity just five minutes later as Prudnikov fired home after some impressive link-up play from the visitors, with Mavinga picking him out well on the edge of the box.

Having conceded against the run of play, Wigan spurned a glorious opportunity to level the contest in the 25th minute as, following some skillful work from Ben Watson on the wing, Jordi Gomez fired over the crossbar when well placed.

Powell demonstrated greater composure when he got the ball on edge of the box in the 40th minute, though, with the 19-year-old placing his shot into the bottom corner to leave Ryzhikov with no chance.

The half-time break did not seem to do either team any favours as the game became increasingly drawn out, with the best opportunity of the early stages seeing Roman Eremenko drive a free kick into the Wigan wall.

Emerson Boyce took a tumble in the box a few minutes later but saw his ambitious appeals for a penalty waved away.

The hosts did eventually get another great chance to take the lead in the dying minutes, with a fine cross from Callum McManaman finding Marc-Antoine Fortune, who saw his effort superbly saved by Ryzhikov.


Wigan Athletic

22
Scott Carson
Goalkeeper
2.50
3
Stephen Crainey
Defender
3.00
30
Ryan Shotton
Defender
49′
3.00
17
Emmerson Boyce
Defender
2.00
20
Leon Barnett
Defender
42′
2.50
16
Chris McCann
Midfielder
2.00
8
Ben Watson
Midfielder
40′
3.00
14
Jordi Gómez
Midfielder
76′
2.50
-
Nick Powell
Midfielder
40′
3.00
22
Jean Beausejour
Midfielder
68′
2.50
29
Grant Holt
Striker
63′
2.50

Rubin

3.00
1
3.00
2
Oleg Kuzmin
Defender
3.00
-
3.00
23
Marcano
Defender
2.50
76
2.50
-
3.00
-
2.50
-
Sergei Kislyak
Midfielder
3.00
23
Roman Eremenko
Midfielder
3.50
17
Yann M'Vila
Midfielder
3.00
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Substitutes

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Lee Nicholls
Goalkeeper
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14
James Perch
Midfielder
 - 
-
James McClean
Midfielder
68′ 90′
3.00
16
James McArthur
Midfielder
 - 
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R. Espinoza
Midfielder
 - 
15
3.00
28
3.00

Substitutes

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31
2.50
4
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7
1.50
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Wakaso
Midfielder
59′ 66′
2.50
61
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Bibras Natcho
Midfielder
 - 
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Jonathan Jonathan
Striker
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Midfielder
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Striker
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