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March 17, 2013 4:00 PM GMT
The DW Stadium — Wigan
Referee:‬ M. Halsey‎
Attendance:‬ 22297‎
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Wigan 2-1 Newcastle

Shaun Maloney was the key man for the Latics as they earned a vital three points in their battle against the drop thanks to a late goal from Ivorian striker Arouna Kone

By Nicholas McGee

  • Joel
    4
    0
    3.00

    Joel

    Made a great stop from close range to prevent Taylor from heading Newcastle in front but was helpless to stop Santon from levelling the game.

  • Antolín Alcaraz
    5
    0
    3.00

    Antolín Alcaraz

    The Paraguayan made a number of key tackles in a supreme defensive effort which enabled Wigan to repel a number of Newcastle attacks.

  • Emmerson Boyce
    3
    0
    3.00

    Emmerson Boyce

    The experienced full-back was extremely diligent in defence and did not allow the visitors much joy down the left flank.

  • Maynor Figueroa
    3
    2
    2.50

    Maynor Figueroa

    At fault for Newcastle's equaliser, as he was well beaten by counterpart Santon. A blot on an otherwise solid performance from the left-back.

  • James McCarthy
    4
    1
    3.00

    James McCarthy

    The Scot was excellent in possession, spraying the ball around the middle of the park effectively to enable Wigan to dictate play for large periods.

  • Jordi Gómez
    2
    1
    2.50

    Jordi Gómez

    Employed in a more defensive capacity than usual but he found himself overrun in the second period.

  • Jean Beausejour
    8
    1
    3.50

    Jean Beausejour

    Finished coolly to give Wigan the lead and was a constant thorn in the Newcastle side with his pace and invention going forward.

  • Paul Scharner
    4
    0
    3.00

    Paul Scharner

    The Austrian was a picture of composure in the Wigan defence, forming a solid defensive spine with his centre-back partner Alcaraz.

  • Arouna Kone
    9
    1
    2.50

    Arouna Kone

    Found little in the way of goalscoring opportunities and cut an isolated figure in one of his quieter games.

  • Shaun Maloney
    11
    3
    3.00

    Shaun Maloney Top of the Match

    Forced a very good save from Elliot in the first half and was generally lively throughout, giving the Newcastle defence plenty to think about in an impressive outing.

  • Callum McManaman
    5
    16
    3.50

    Callum McManaman

    Played a key role in Wigan's opener, delivering an excellent far-post cross from the right. However, he should have been dismissed for an awful tackle on Haidara.

Substitutions

  • James McArthur
    3
    4
    2.50

    James McArthur

    Brought on for McManaman, McArthur failed to make a real impact on the game as Newcastle's defence stiffened.

  • Franco Di Santo
    4
    2
    2.50

    Franco Di Santo

    Thrown into the fray to give Wigan more of a threat up front but was well marshalled by the Newcastle back four.

  • Rob Elliot
    2
    3
    3.00

    Rob Elliot

    Made a smart save to deny Maloney but could do little to stop Beausejour from scoring.

  • Davide Santon
    8
    1
    3.50

    Davide Santon

    At fault for Wigan's opener as he failed to control a far post cross but the Italian more than redeemed himself with a superb equaliser and was a constant attacking outlet for the visitors.

  • Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa
    5
    1
    3.00

    Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa

    After some early struggles the Frenchman settled well, defending with relative comfort for the majority of the game despite good pressure from the hosts.

  • Mathieu Debuchy
    3
    1
    3.00

    Mathieu Debuchy

    Brought off due to a hamstring injury early in the first half.

  • Steven Taylor
    3
    1
    3.50

    Steven Taylor

    Came close to giving Newcastle the lead when his header was well saved by Robles and produced a strong and composed display at the back.

  • Moussa Sissoko
    4
    2
    2.50

    Moussa Sissoko

    Provided Newcastle with plenty of drive from midfield but did not create any goalscoring chances in a somewhat frustrating afternoon for the former Toulouse man.

  • Jonas Gutierrez
    1
    2
    3.00

    Jonas Gutierrez

    Produced an excellent tackle to stop Maloney from doubling Wigan's lead in the opening period and was proficient from a defensive standpoint all afternoon.

  • Sylvain Marveaux
    3
    1
    3.00

    Sylvain Marveaux

    Pacy and tricky, Marveaux was Newcastle's main creative outlet but found Wigan's defence to be a formidable adversary.

  • Cheikh Tiote
    2
    6
    2.00

    Cheikh Tiote Flop of the Match

    The Ivorian was typically robust in his play but was often lax in possession when the visitors looked to go forward.

  • Papiss Cissé
    3
    2
    3.00

    Papiss Cissé

    Got himself into a number of good positions but wasted a few decent chances as the Magpies pushed for a leveller.

  • Yoan Gouffran
    2
    2
    3.00

    Yoan Gouffran

    Energetic down the left flank but was unsuccessful in his attempts to craft any moments of real quality.

Substitutions

  • James Perch
    0
    3
    3.00

    James Perch

    Disciplined after coming on at right-back, Perch defended well and was comfortable in possession when pushed into attacking areas.

  • Massadio Haidara
    5
    3
    2.50

    Massadio Haidara

    Culpable for the first goal as he was beaten by McManaman down the right flank before being stretchered off less than 10 minutes later.

  • Shola Ameobi
    0
    4
    2.50

    Shola Ameobi

    Came on late in the second half to try and earn the points for Newcastle but did not craft anything of any real note.

Results
 
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Tournament
Position
Ranking
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Player   Goals Penalties
Luis Suárez Luis Suárez
Striker
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30 0
Daniel Sturridge Daniel Sturridge
Striker
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20 0
Yaya Touré Yaya Touré
Midfielder
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18 6
Wayne Rooney Wayne Rooney
Striker
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15 2
Sergio Agüero Sergio Agüero
Striker
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15 0