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Premier League

  • April 20, 2013
  • • 10:00 AM
  • • Boleyn Ground, London
  • Referee: N. Swarbrick
  • • Attendance: 34544

Premier League Preview: West Ham - Wigan

The Hammers will be keen to build on their impressive draw against league leaders Manchester United on Wednesday, while the FA Cup finalists could quell safety fears with victory



Demel, Collins, Reid, O'Brien
Diame, O'Neil
Jarvis, Nolan, Vaz Te

Alcaraz, Scharner, Figueroa
Boyce, Gomez, McCarthy, Beausejour
McManaman, Kone, Maloney

Sam Allardyce could name the same side that valiantly drew 2-2 with Manchester United in midweek, although Mark Noble has returned from injury and is another option in central midfield.

The club captain is more likely to find a place on the substitutes' bench should Gary O'Neil keep his place.

Despite defeat by Manchester City, Roberto Martinez is also likely to make few changes. The influential Callum McManaman could well return to the side instead of Franco Di Santo, while Joel is expected to retain his place in goal after a fine performance against the champions.

  • According to whoscored.comWest Ham has two of the Premier League's top 10 most prolific tacklers in Mark Noble and Mohamed Diame, who average 3.8 and 3.5 tackles per game, respectively.
  • Andy Carroll has now been involved in four goals (scoring three and asissting one) in his last three Premier League appearances. 
  • The Hammers have scored just one more goal than Wigan in the league this season (38 to 37) but are seven places above them and eight points better off.
  • Wigan has only ever won seven of the 33 Premier League games that they have played in April.
  • Maynor Figueroa (pictured right) has conceded more penalties than any other player in the Premier League this season.
  • Latics star Jean Beausejour is one of only seven players in the top flight to average at least two accurate crosses per match.


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English Premier League (EPL) ‎(EPL)‎ Apr 20, 2013 West Ham 2 - Wigan Athletic 0
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English Premier League (EPL) ‎(EPL)‎ Oct 27, 2012 Wigan Athletic 2 - West Ham 1
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Capital One Cup ‎(CCUP)‎ Sep 25, 2012 West Ham 1 - Wigan Athletic 4
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English Premier League (EPL) ‎(EPL)‎ May 15, 2011 Wigan Athletic 3 - West Ham 2
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English Premier League (EPL) ‎(EPL)‎ Nov 27, 2010 West Ham 3 - Wigan Athletic 1
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Available Squads
22Jussi JaaskelainenGoalkeeper
2Winston ReidDefender
17Joey O'BrienDefender
19James CollinsDefender
20Guy DemelDefender
4Kevin NolanMidfielder
7Matthew JarvisMidfielder
21Mohamed DiameMidfielder
26Gary O'NeilMidfielder
9Andy CarrollStriker
12Ricardo Vaz TeStriker
13Stephen HendersonGoalkeeper
4Emanuel PogatetzDefender
-Jack CollisonMidfielder
7Matthew TaylorMidfielder
16Mark NobleMidfielder
10Joe ColeMidfielder
9Carlton ColeStriker
32Antolín AlcarazDefender
5Gary CaldwellDefender
17Emmerson BoyceDefender
3Maynor FigueroaDefender
16James McCarthyMidfielder
15Jordi GómezMidfielder
33Paul ScharnerMidfielder
9Arouna KoneStriker
10Shaun MaloneyStriker
15Callum McManamanStriker
26Ali Al HabsiGoalkeeper
-Ronnie StamDefender
-James McArthurMidfielder
-R. EspinozaMidfielder
11Jean BeausejourMidfielder
9Franco Di SantoStriker
-Ángelo HenríquezStriker

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