Was forced to make numerous saves in the first-half, denying Rodallega on a couple of occasions, but could have been punished by a chip from the striker if it weren’t for a well-placed Ryan Shawcross after the ‘keeper stuttered to collect a loose ball. Could have possibly done a better job in closing off his front-post to keep out Moses’ goal. Dived the wrong way for Watson’s spot-kick.
Never really in the thick of the action, but did his park adequately before being taken off just moments after the restart.
Did a good job in clearing Rodallega’s chip over Sorenson after getting in a good position and anticipating the lob. Was forced into closing down the same player during the build-up to Wigan’s opener, but didn’t carry the pace to catch up the pacing attacker who played the ball into Moses.
Failed to deal with Rodallega’s pacing run down his flank after being left behind by the striker, leaving Shawcross to come out of position and try to make up for the full back’s error. Didn’t impress for the remainder of the tie.
Had a good chance to score with Stoke’s first chance of the game, but the German’s header could only drift inches clear of the post. Should have picked up Moses sooner for the opening goal, instead allowing the attacker to get in at the front post and convert his chance. Had Stoke’s best chance after the break with another header, but could only crash his effort against the post this time.
Didn’t see much of the action with the ball finding more time on the end of Pennants’ feet on the opposite flank and had a pretty quiet game as a result.
Not the most effective performances by any means as the midfielder never really found himself influencing the game like he would have liked to.
Another Stoke man that didn’t fulfill his potential during the game. His passing was good, but never really offered the men ahead something to work with, but one of his infamous throws lead to Stoke’s penalty.
Utilized himself well out on the flanks, constantly running at his opposing number Dave Jones and getting a fair amount of crosses into the Wigan area. HI work though was not used to its full potential by the strikers and his efforts began seem a little redundant as the game progressed.
Not the best display from the attacker, but took his penalty very well when he was given the chance to equalize for Stoke.
Not a particularly successful game for the striker as the Stoke playmakers failed to efficiently feed him the ball, on the ground or in the air. However, the player himself rarely got his efforts on target when the ball did fall for the former Spurs man.
Ali Al Habsi
Commanded his area well and made the odd save from Stoke’s few efforts on target. Wasn’t given a chance by Walters’ spot-kick as the Potters equalized. Didn’t cover his goal well enough to stop Jerome putting Stoke in the lead.
Forced an impressive save out of Sorenson in the first-half , with the full-back shooting from distance and his effort being carefully tipped over the bar by the Potter’s ‘keeper. Did a great job in keeping Etherington from getting the ball into the box through strong challenges.
Stern defending saw Caldwell tackle efficiently and keep any danger from the Potters at bay. However, a punishing mistake saw him sent off with just over 10 minutes to go after handling the ball on the goal-line leading to Walters equalizing penalty.
Not a bad performance from the defender as he kept out most of Stoke’s attacks well and was able to clear set-pieces calmly.
Stayed strong during a quiet display at the back.
A well timed run and good positioning saw the attacker get on the end of Rodallega’s low cross into the Stoke box and open the scoring for Wigan.
Good passing and running saw the midfielder feed Rodallega well when he had the chance and was helpful in keeping the ball for his team.
Tackled well and kept himself positioned good enough to see him clear the ball from set-pieces on most occasions.
One of the quieter players for Wigan, Diame passed well, but didn’t influence the game as a whole.
Passed well and halted Stoke’s runs numerous times for the Lactics.
Looked confident from the off and was a nuisance to the Potters defense with his efficient running and good positioning to give him several chances of goal, with a couple requiring Sorenson to be on his toes, especially with the striker’s chip over the Dane. His tenacious attitude paid off just before the break after he drove in the ball for Moses to poke in Wigan’s opener.
- 1 A. Begović
- 20 M. Upson
Came on for Wilkinson shortly after the second-half got underway and did well until giving away Wigan’s penalty to give the visitors the opportunity to equalize and was a chance they took well.
- 15 S. Diao
- 18 D. Whitehead
Arrived in the last 20 minutes and made a positive impact with the striker’s header leading to the penalty after it was handled on the line by Caldwell. Just moments later he had his own goal after going through on goal and passing the ball past Al Habsi.
Came on late and didn't make much difference.