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October 16, 2010 10:00 AM EDT
St. James' Park — Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Referee:‬ M. Halsey‎
Attendance:‬ 44415‎
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Newcastle United 2-2 Wigan Athletic

By Owen Watson at St James' Park

  • Tim Krul
    0
    0
    3.00

    Tim Krul

    Couldn't be faulted for either of Wigan's goals and dealt with crosses into the box confidently.

  • James Perch
    1
    0
    2.50

    James Perch Flop of the Match

    Poor performance. Inaccurate with his crosses when he did get forward and was tormented by N'Zogbia throughout. Completely lost the Frenchman for the second goal.

  • Mike Williamson
    1
    0
    2.50

    Mike Williamson

    A suspect touch nearly let McCarthy in on goal in the first half and was out-jumped by the much shorter N'Zogbia for the opening goal.

  • Fabricio Coloccini
    0
    0
    3.00

    Fabricio Coloccini

    Composed performance, read the play well and good across to disturb Wigan's attacks. An accomplished showing.

  • José Enrique
    0
    0
    3.00

    José Enrique

    Got forward to good effect and combined well with Gutierrez. Solid in his defensive duties as well.

  • Danny Guthrie
    0
    0
    3.00

    Danny Guthrie

    Lively performance, some good movement and intelligent passing. Sometimes guilty of failing to track back and cover his fullback. Wasted a free-kick in the second half.

  • Cheikh Tiote
    1
    0
    3.00

    Cheikh Tiote

    Has a good reading of the game, gets himself into good defensive positions and always seems to find the right pass. Robust in the challenge.

  • Jonas Gutierrez
    0
    2
    3.00

    Jonas Gutierrez

    Made a bright start and was Newcastle's main attacking outlet, but struggled to penetrate in the final third and his end product was sporadic.

  • Joey Barton
    0
    0
    2.50

    Joey Barton

    Gave the ball away in the build-up to Wigan's crucial second goal and was at times wasteful with his passing. Didn't get forward enough in support of his attackers.

  • Peter Lovenkrands
    1
    0
    2.50

    Peter Lovenkrands

    Largely anonymous in the first half. Had two half chances but couldn't make the most of the opportunities - failed to get a shot off on goal on either ocassion.

  • Andy Carroll
    1
    0
    3.00

    Andy Carroll

    Made a couple of good runs in behind the opposition backline but the pass never reached him. Had the ball in the back of the net but handled it to steal it off Al-Habsi. Missed a late chance.

Substitutions

  • Wayne Routledge
    0
    0
    3.00

    Wayne Routledge

    Replaced Guthrie as Newcastle looked to chase the game.

  • Shola Ameobi
    1
    0
    3.50

    Shola Ameobi

    On for Lovenkrands with half an hour to play and gave Newcastle an extra dimension. Took his header well and troubled the Wigan backline with his movement.

  • Nile Ranger
    0
    0
    0.00

    Nile Ranger

    A late introduction in place of Perch. Had no impact.

  • Ali Al Habsi
    3
    0
    3.00

    Ali Al Habsi

    Good early save to deny Carroll, did well to claim crosses and was untroubled by Carroll's challenges.

  • Emmerson Boyce
    0
    0
    3.00

    Emmerson Boyce

    Solid contribution, was in a good position to clear from a Carroll header in the first half. Dealt well with Gutierrez's runs down the left flank.

  • Gary Caldwell
    0
    0
    3.00

    Gary Caldwell

    Uncomplicated defender. Got into good positions and headed clear almost everything that came his way.

  • Antolín Alcaraz
    0
    0
    3.50

    Antolín Alcaraz

    Has quickly acclimitised to the requirements of the Premier League. Made a couple of key headers to cut out balls over the top, and looked comfortable alongside Caldwell.

  • Maynor Figueroa
    0
    0
    3.00

    Maynor Figueroa

    Restricted Newcastle down the right flank, ensured that neither Guthrie or Routledge had a major impact on the game.

  • Ronnie Stam
    0
    0
    3.00

    Ronnie Stam

    Prepared to get back and cover for his fullback, intervening with some well time challenges.

  • James McCarthy
    0
    0
    3.00

    James McCarthy

    A good piece of pressure almost saw the youngster get in behind the Newcastle defence, but Krul did well to deny the 19-year-old. Didn't look out of his depth without making a big impact.

  • H. Thomas
    1
    0
    3.00

    H. Thomas

    Brilliant sliding tackle to deny Lovenkrands following a slip from Alcaraz. Had a quiet game but made good interventions when required.

  • Charles N'Zogbia
    1
    1
    4.00

    Charles N'Zogbia Top of the Match

    Revelled in the anomosity of the crowd and delivered two very well taken goals in the first half to silence the Geordie faithful. Wigan's main attacking threat.

  • Jordi Gómez
    0
    0
    2.50

    Jordi Gómez

    Didn't see much of the ball, dropping deep to try and collect possession. But was himself guilty of some sloppy passes.

  • Franco Di Santo
    0
    0
    3.50

    Franco Di Santo

    Good shift down the channels, worked tirelessly for his side and provided two quality balls into the box for both of N'Zogbia's goals.

Substitutions

  • Mohamed Diame
    0
    0
    0.00

    Mohamed Diame

    Replaced N'Zogbia in the final moments of the game.

  • Tom Cleverley
    0
    0
    0.00

    Tom Cleverley

    On for Ronnie Stam and barely had a touch.

  • Hugo Rodallega
    0
    0
    3.00

    Hugo Rodallega

    Didn't see much of the ball and didn't have the chance to influence the game. Made economical use of possession of the few ocassions he did see it.

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