MATCHDAY LIVE: Wigan Athletic v Bolton Wanderers
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- It's derby day at the DW Stadium as Dougie Freedman's Bolton Wanderers side look for back to back wins when they take on Wigan Athletic. It is the first home league match for new Latics manager Uwe Rosler and he will be hoping to open his account with three points against their Championship rivals. Marc Iles and Robert Kelly will be keeping you up to day with the latest goings-on at the DW Stadium
Thanks for tuning into matchday live. It will return next week when Bolton entertain Charlton at the Reebok on Saturday
Great local derby. Dougie points to Baptiste and Hall and the rest of the players to go to the visiting fans and show their appreciation
Full-time Wigan Athletic 3 Bolton Wanderers 2
Frantic finish at the DW. Wanderers with a free-kick on half-way and McNaughton under pressure heads wide.
Another corner for Wanderers. Can they turn one chance into a goal
Carson tried his best to stop a deflected shot by Hall going out for a corner
Beckford with a half-chance but his shot was more like a pass into the grateful arms of Scott Carson
Hall wins a corner for Wanderers on the left
Five minutes of added time is spurring the Wanderers fans to cheer on their team for a nail-biting finish
Wigan attacking with purpose and this is not where Dougie Freedman wants his team to be - in their own half
Hall on for Yong Lee
All out attack for Wanderers as they search for an equaliser. Wigan defender nips in to head ball wide for a corner
Fine interplay as Mason and Moritz link up on the edge of the box and Carson makes a save.
Half chance for Wanderers but ball is cleared out just as Moritz was about to shoot on the edge of the box.
Rob Hall called back from the sidelines by Dougie. Is this the last throw of the dice?
Biggest cheer with Davies getting early touch of the ball.
Well played McNaughton to play his way out of danger as McLean tries to test his pace.
Danns off and Davies on
Mark Davies is coming on for Wanderers
Rosler is frustrated on the sidelines at how Wanderers are enjoying a lot of possession.
Beckford on for Pratley. A sign of Wanderers attacking intent. Still 3-2 Wigan
Moritz is dancing through the Wigan defence and his ball across the box was hit wide by Joe Mason
Beckford coming on
Baptiste bombing forward after fine pass by Spearing as Wanderers win a corner.
Moritz wins a free kick down the right. The Brazilian is enjoying far more success down the right
Dougie's notebook is out on the sidelines - changes could be around the corner
Powell rises above the defence to head wide of goal as Wigan look to restore their two-goal advantage.
Wolf whistles by the Wanderers fans behind Scott Carson's goal as they want him to get on with a goal kick
Sub for Wigan - Ben Watson is off and is replaced by James Perch
The attendance at the game is 19,226 and Wanderers fans total is 4,634
Wigan go ahead from the corner as Callum McManaman strokes the ball past Lonergan.
Wigan 3 Wanderers 2
Great game now. Wanderers are on the ascendancy but at the other end Ream comes to the rescue to divert the ball clear for a corner after a dangerous cross.
Wigan Athletic 2 Bolton Wanderers 2
Can the Brazilian Moritz show the nerves of steel that desserted Jermaine Beckford against Middlesbrough.
Can the Brazilian Moritz show the nerves of steel that Jermaine Beckford could not against Middlesbrough.
Moritz is the man with ball at the penalty spot while the referee talks to the players.
Things could be levelled up as referee awards a penalty after Yong Lee is kicked in the face in the area.
The Whites are playing at a high tempo. Mason in behind the Wigan defence. The home fans are rattled.
Wanderers not rushing into things which is great to see. Yong Lee, Danns and Pratley combining down the left with fine touches.
Danns again getting involved in this second half his header hits the cross bar and over
Chance for Wigan. Wanderers give Powell too much space but his shot raised over the bar
Ball breaks to Moritz outside the area and he hits a rasping drive which Carson gets behind
Still Wigan Athletic 2 Bolton Wanderers 1
Rosler is out of his technical area trying to spur his side on as they are up against it.
Danns really playing at a high tempo this half bursting down the flank but could not knock the ball back across the area. Wanderers really need to convert this pressure into goals.
Up the other end, Watson with a free-kick for Wigan but well-saved by Lonergan.
Chris Eagles warming up for the Whites. Could he make his bow soon?
Changes for Wigan Stephen Crainey and James McClean on for Jean Beausejour and Grant Holt
Wanderers on top now after the break. Yong Lee wins a free kick on the left.
"Wanderers, Wanderers, Wanderers" cries out from the stand behind the Wigan goal.
Perfect start to the half for the fans behind the goal as Moritz free-kick is saved by Carson.
Corner and the ball into the box falls to Moritz who returns it back across the goal and Danns heads in at the back post.
Wigan Athletic 2 Bolton Wanderers 1
Wanderers get a goal by Danns
Free kick to Wanderers in the box after a foul but Wigan are at it again - using McManaman down the right and using his pace against Baptiste.
Moritz wins a free kick outside the box which gets the Bolton fans behind the goal shouting "Come on Bolton"
Wanderers come out to Bittersweet Symphony by the Verve. Ready for the second half and we have kicked off again
It is 5-2 to Wigan at half-time... wait, you can rest a bit easier as the juniors from both clubs are doing a goal challenge.
It remains 2-0 to Wigan in the Championship game.
Mark Davies and Chris Eagles warming up for Wanderers at half time. Wanderers fans will remember the last time the teams met at this ground that the pair had key roles in a 1-3 win for the Whites in October 2011.
Eagles was on the scoresheet and then Davies replaced him late in the game.
Half-time Wigan Athletic 2 Bolton Wanderers 0
One minute of added signalled by the fourth official
McNaughton really catching the eye by pounding run down the right. From the resulting corner. Moritz ball into the box was acrobatically over-head kick towards goal by Matt Mills but it just goes wide
You cannot help but feel if Wanderers get a goal before the break then they can make Dougie Freedman's half-time team talk a bit easier.
Wanderers enjoying their best spell in the game and they are starting to play the ball around more.
Wanderers trying to play intricat football but it leads to another attack but Danns is offside just as Baptiste...yes Baptiste was about to pounce.
Another Wanderers opportunity - McNaughton breaks forward and plays a superb ball to Mason to out pace Boyce only to be stopped for offside.
Best Wanderers chance - Cross by Yong Lee and Moritz at the back post heads goal but cleared off the line and Pratley's follow-up is saved by Carson
McNaughton tries to get Wanderers going by making a surging run forward and tackling then Spearing responds with a crunching tackle trying to get them going
Mason chased lost cause down left but if only his ball into the box could have been better.
Mason working tirelessly up front making good runs and holding the ball up. Ball falls kindly for Baptiste in the box and his shot is saved.
Dougie barking instructions from the sidelines telling Andre Moritz to come to the right flank and Lee to the other side. Could this change the game for the Whites?
Half an hour gone, Wanderers are having to settle into the game and get some possession. Throw in on the left and Danns breaks into penalty area but then loses the ball.
Mason makes a well-timed run down the right and holds the ball up well to win a throw-in.
Cross by McNaughton into the box and the Cardiff loanee head down towards goal and forces Scott Carson into a save
Powell with another rasping effort that Lonergan can make a routine save
Powell did get the perfect reward for his endeavour with an acrobatic shot back across the box that left Lonergan sprawling across the goal as it went into the back of the net.
Wigan Athletic 2 Bolton Wanderers 0
Real danger that Wanderers could let the game go away from them
Powell did get his just desserts with an acrobatic shot back across the box that left Lonergan sprawling across the goal as it went into the back of the net.
Wigan Athletic 2 Bolton Wanderers 0
Powell to McManaman and he puts a superb ball into the box but it is cleared by Wanderers. Still 1-0 Wigan
Answer is No. Wanderers try to play it about and lose possession.
Yong-Lee wins a free-kick out on the left. Could this lead to an equaliser?
Nick Powell looked to get on the scoresheet as he burst forward with purpose but drilled his shot wide.
Wanderers fans are delighted at Moritz winning a free-kick outside the box but Spearing's ball into the box sails over the bar
Well-played Wanderers, they did well to get out of tight spot down McNaughton's right-flank but Pratley and Yong Lee were cool under pressure
Dougie out in his technical area trying to get Wanderers settled after going 1-0 down
First real chance as Powell and Holt link up well. It is cleared and then Holt tries to head in at the back post. But header comes off Ream's hand and the referee waves play on. After being hounded by the home players, referee Kevin Friend gives a penalty.
It was dispatched by Ben Watson into the top left corner of the net.
Wigan Athletic 1-0 Bolton
4 minutes - Real buzz as the Wanderers fans get behind the team from the first corner but Yong Lee's ball was cleared
Good tracking back by Neil Danns to win the ball off Holt. Good covering by Ream to cut out the danger of on-loan Manchester United player Nick Powell.
3 minutes - Callum McManaman is being used to good effect down the right and Rosler is clearly targetting Baptiste.
2 minutes - Mason breaks down the left flank but holds it up. Spearing pilling strings in midfield for Bolton starting to boss things.
1 minute - First free-kick of the game, Pratley for pulling down Holt in the centre circle. Exciting run down the right flank and cross from Wigan spells danger but Baptiste clears danger.
Wanderers lining up 4-1-4-1 with Spearing and Pratley getting us under way
The teams are out. Wanderers in the luminous orange kit and they are doing pre-match rituals and we will be soon getting ready for the kick-off. Wanderers will be playing from left to right
There is a vociferous and lively atmosphere as we approach kick-off.
'All I want for Christmas' playing out, the Wanderers fans are trying to drown out the PA system and perhaps Dougie will be getting what he wants with the boost of Mark Davies coming back into the reckoning over the festive period
"Only one Mark Davies" rings out by the Wanderers fans and they are excited about the possible return of their influential midfielder
Dougie Freedman will be hoping to pick up his first three points against one of their local Championship rivals after draws against Blackpool and Burnley as well as a defeat to Blackburn
Festive feel at the ground with a brass band playing Jingle Bells. Wanderers fans will be hoping the players give him the perfect present with all three points against their Championship rivals.
Very vocal Wanderers support to our left getting behind the visitors
In his pre-match notes, Wigan boss Uwe Rosler said: "I cannot think of a better game to start with: a home game against big local rivals.
"There will be a big crowd on, lots of expectation, the fans will be up for it and I know the team will as well.
"Hopefully we can fufil the ambitions of our loyal supporters by winning the game."
Wanderers fans will be hoping for the opposite.
Boos go up by the Wigan fans as Wanderers take to the pitch and that brings the visiting fans to life cheering on Dougie's men
In the matchday programme, Adam Bogdan is one of five key men for Wanderers. But with the Hungarian looking to be out of action for another couple of weeks perhaps the Latics have not been scouting Wanderers as much as theys should have.
Midfielder Mark Davies is named among the substitutes for Wanderers after his appearance for the development squad during the week against Liverpool.
Wigan's starting line-up is Carson, McCann, Watson, Holt, McManaman, McArthur, Boyce (c), Powell, Ramis, Beausejour, Barnett. Subs Nicholls, Crainey, McClean, Gomez, Perch, Keane and Fortune.
Dougie Freedman has also announced his starting line-up: Lonergan, McNaughton, Ream, Mills, Baptiste, Danns, Spearing, Pratley, Chung-Yong, Moritz, Mason. Subs: Lee-Barrett, Knight, Hall, Beckford, Medo, Eagles and Davies
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