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March 17, 2013 12:00 PM EDT
The DW Stadium — Wigan
Referee:‬ M. Halsey‎
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Premier League Preview: Wigan - Newcastle

Roberto Martinez' side aim for three points to help lift it out of the relegation zone, whilst also preventing the visitors from boosting their chances of league survival.

By Matt Davis



 Scharner, Caldwell, Figueroa
Boyce, McCarthy, McArthur, Beausejour
Maloney, Kone, Di Santo


Debuchy, Yanga-Mbiwa, Taylor, Santon
Cabaye, Tiote
Gouffran, Sissoko, Gutierrez


Goalscorer against Everton, Callum McManaman (ankle) is a doubt for the visit of Newcastle after being forced off with just 40 minutes on the clock last weekend - but represents Roberto Martinez's only fresh selection worry.

Albert Crusa (knee), Ryo Miyaichi (ankle), Michael Pollitt (thigh) and Ivan Ramis (knee) all remain out for the long term.

Meanwhile, it is unlikely Hatem Ben Arfa (hamstring) will start for Newcastle after continuing to struggle with match fitness.

Tim Krul (ankle) and Fabricio Coloccini (back) is not expected back before the end of April, allowing Rob Elliot and Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa to continue deputizing.

  • Wigan beat Newcastle 4-0 in the same fixture last season as the Latics won seven of its last nine Premier League fixtures to avoid relegation.
  • Roberto Martinez's charges have conceded at least two goals in eight of their last nine league home games.
  • Wigan has taken only two points in its last six Premier League home games, the worst form in the league.
  • Newcastle is fourth in the Premier League form guide.
  • Pardew's side has failed to win 14 of the last 15 away Premier League fixtures.
  • Moussa Sissoko (pictured right), has contributed to five goals in his last six Premier League appearances.
  • The last four fixtures between these two sides have resulted in clean sheets, with Newcastle keeping three of them.

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English Premier League (EPL) ‎(EPL)‎ Mar 17, 2013 Wigan Athletic 2 - Newcastle 1
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English Premier League (EPL) ‎(EPL)‎ Dec 3, 2012 Newcastle 3 - Wigan Athletic 0
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English Premier League (EPL) ‎(EPL)‎ Apr 28, 2012 Wigan Athletic 4 - Newcastle 0
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English Premier League (EPL) ‎(EPL)‎ Oct 22, 2011 Newcastle 1 - Wigan Athletic 0
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English Premier League (EPL) ‎(EPL)‎ Jan 2, 2011 Wigan Athletic 0 - Newcastle 1
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Last Five Matches
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Available Squads
32Antolín AlcarazDefender
17Emmerson BoyceDefender
3Maynor FigueroaDefender
16James McCarthyMidfielder
14Jordi GómezMidfielder
22Jean BeausejourMidfielder
33Paul ScharnerMidfielder
9Arouna KoneStriker
10Shaun MaloneyStriker
15Callum McManamanStriker
26Ali Al HabsiGoalkeeper
5Gary CaldwellDefender
-Ronnie StamDefender
-Román GolobartDefender
16James McArthurMidfielder
9Franco Di SantoStriker
-Ángelo HenríquezStriker
21Rob ElliotGoalkeeper
3Davide SantonDefender
13Mapou Yanga-MbiwaDefender
26Mathieu DebuchyDefender
27Steven TaylorDefender
7Moussa SissokoMidfielder
15Jonas GutierrezMidfielder
22Sylvain MarveauxMidfielder
24Cheikh TioteMidfielder
9Papiss CisséStriker
11Yoan GouffranMidfielder
22Stephen HarperGoalkeeper
14James PerchMidfielder
19Massadio HaidaraDefender
8Vurnon AnitaDefender
15Dan GoslingMidfielder
23Shola AmeobiStriker
25Gabriel ObertanStriker
Players to Watch
Arouna Kone
Arouna Kone
Position: Striker
Squad Number: 9
Games Goals YC RC
5 0 0 0
Yohan Cabaye
Yohan Cabaye
Position: Midfielder
Squad Number: 6
Games Goals YC RC
0 0 0 0
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30 0
Daniel Sturridge Daniel Sturridge
20 0
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18 6
Sergio Agüero Sergio Agüero
Man City
16 0
Wayne Rooney Wayne Rooney
Man United
15 2