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May 4, 2013 10:00 AM EDT
The Hawthorns — West Bromwich
Referee:‬ L. Probert‎
Attendance:‬ 25756‎
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: West Brom 2-3 Wigan

Shaun Maloney and Callum McManaman were the standout performers as the latter netted a late winner to secure three vital points in the Latics' race for Premier League survival

By John Stammers

  • Ben Foster
    2
    0
    2.50

    Ben Foster

    Made a decent low stop from Kone and had no chance with both well-placed headers.

  • Jonas Olsson
    0
    3
    2.00

    Jonas Olsson

    Part of a defense that limited Wigan's chances to mainly from outside the area - though he failed to stay with Kone for his equalizer. Possibly at fault for losing McArthur for their second, too.

  • Liam Ridgewell
    0
    2
    2.00

    Liam Ridgewell

    Didn't get forward much but made some good tackles at the back. Got needlessly booked early on. Didn't help Olsson out for McArthur's goal.

  • Gareth McAuley
    0
    1
    2.50

    Gareth McAuley

    Got the Baggies' second with a powerful header after losing Kone and leaping well. Wasn't tight enough at the back.

  • Billy Jones
    0
    1
    2.50

    Billy Jones

    Added to the attack when driving forward and was fairly solid at the back, though he allowed Beausejour and Maloney too much space at times.

  • Claudio Yacob
    1
    1
    2.50

    Claudio Yacob

    Broke up numerous attacks and kept his side moving, though could have been more positive with his passing.

  • Graham Dorrans
    0
    1
    3.00

    Graham Dorrans

    Supported the attack well and forced Joel into a few saves. Could have got West Brom going a bit quicker when moving from defense to attack. Assisted McAuley's goal with a decent delivery.

  • Youssouf Mulumbu
    1
    1
    2.50

    Youssouf Mulumbu

    Strong in the tackle and broke up numerous attacks. Might have done more with the ball. Withdrawn late on.

  • Markus Rosenberg
    2
    1
    3.50

    Markus Rosenberg

    Started brightly and provided some dangerous low deliveries - Long eventually getting on the end of one for the opener. Brought off after the break.

  • Shane Long
    0
    1
    3.50

    Shane Long

    Got into some good positions and was rewarded with a simple tap-in for the opening goal. Continued to buzz around and provide a constant, if slight, threat.

  • Romelu Lukaku
    4
    0
    3.00

    Romelu Lukaku

    So strong and bullied defenders at will early on. Had a big hand in Long's goal by playing Rosenberg in fantastically. Brought off in the second half after failing to influence proceedings.

Substitutions

  • James Morrison
    0
    1
    2.50

    James Morrison

    Second-half substitute but failed to add much to the midfield.

  • Jerome Thomas
    0
    1
    2.50

    Jerome Thomas

    Came on in the second period but like Morrison was largely ineffective.

  • Isaih Brown
    0
    1

    Isaih Brown

    A late sub for the Baggies.

  • Joel
    1
    1
    3.00

    Joel

    Poor positioning for the opening goal but no chance for the second. Saved well from Jones in the second half. Made a superb and vital late stop to deny Dorrans.

  • Emmerson Boyce
    1
    0
    2.50

    Emmerson Boyce

    Made some important blocks at the back but was loose with his marking at times.

  • Ronnie Stam
    1
    1
    2.50

    Ronnie Stam

    Fairly solid at the back and did well to get forward when he could - though his delivery was often poor. Replaced in the second half.

  • James McCarthy
    1
    1
    3.00

    James McCarthy

    Made some decent driving runs and did well to shift the ball on to the more creative Maloney and McManaman when he could.

  • Ben Watson
    1
    0
    2.50

    Ben Watson

    Sat deep and protected the back-four fairly well.

  • Jordi Gómez
    0
    1
    2.00

    Jordi Gómez Flop of the Match

    Didn't get forward enough as Wigan were often left with just Kone to aim for. Replaced by McArthur after offering very little.

  • Jean Beausejour
    1
    1
    3.50

    Jean Beausejour

    Worked hard on the left flank and made good use of the space he got. Delivered a perfect cross for Kone's equalizer and many more testing deliveries. Unfortunate to be stretchered off with just over 20 minutes left.

  • Paul Scharner
    2
    0
    2.00

    Paul Scharner

    Made a few loose passes and runs in midfield, including one that led to West Brom's opening goal. Also made numerous clumsy fouls.

  • Arouna Kone
    2
    0
    3.50

    Arouna Kone

    Tested Foster with decent strike from range, before beating him with a fantastic leap and header. Not as effective in the air in his own box as he lost McAuley for West Brom's second.

  • Shaun Maloney
    3
    2
    4.00

    Shaun Maloney Top of the Match

    Looked neat and tricky in tight spaces and linked up well with McManaman. Went close with one curling effort in particular. Crossed well for McArthur's goal and then created McManaman's late winner with a swagger about him.

  • Callum McManaman
    2
    1
    4.00

    Callum McManaman

    Bright on the ball and dangerous when running at defenders. Not short of confidence after his fine goal against Tottenham, and recreated the magic, albeit in less spectacular style, by netting the late winner after a smart run. Blocked off the line late on.

Substitutions

  • Román Golobart
    1
    0
    2.50

    Román Golobart

    Came on for Stam in the second period but looked just off the pace.

  • James McArthur
    1
    1
    3.50

    James McArthur

    Made an almost instant impact as he came off the bench to score Wigan's second equalizer with a fine header.

  • R. Espinoza
    1
    0
    2.50

    R. Espinoza

    Replaced the injured Beausejour in the second half.

Results
 
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