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

4:55pm

Thanks for tuning into matchday live. It will return next week when Bolton entertain Charlton at the Reebok on Saturday

4:53pm

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

4:52pm

Full-time Wigan Athletic 3 Bolton Wanderers 2

4:52pm

Frantic finish at the DW. Wanderers with a free-kick on half-way and McNaughton under pressure heads wide.

4:51pm

Another corner for Wanderers. Can they turn  one chance into a goal

4:50pm

Carson tried his best to stop a deflected shot by Hall going out for a corner

4:49pm

Beckford with a half-chance but his shot was more like a pass into the grateful arms of Scott Carson

4:48pm

Hall wins a corner for Wanderers on the left

4:47pm

Five minutes of added time is spurring the Wanderers fans to cheer on their team for a nail-biting finish

4:46pm

Wigan attacking with purpose and this is not where Dougie Freedman wants his team to be - in their own half

4:46pm

Hall on for Yong Lee

4:46pm

All out attack for Wanderers as they search for an equaliser. Wigan defender nips in to head ball wide for a corner

4:44pm

Fine interplay as Mason and Moritz link up on the edge of the box and Carson makes a save.

4:43pm

Half chance for Wanderers but ball is cleared out just as Moritz was about to shoot on the edge of the box.

4:42pm

Rob Hall called back from the sidelines by Dougie. Is this the last throw of the dice?

4:40pm

Biggest cheer with Davies getting early touch of the ball.

4:40pm

Well played McNaughton to play his way out of danger as McLean tries to test his pace.

Danns off and Davies on

4:38pm

Mark Davies is coming on for Wanderers

4:38pm

Rosler is frustrated on the sidelines at how Wanderers are enjoying a lot of possession.

4:36pm

Beckford on for Pratley. A sign of Wanderers attacking intent. Still 3-2 Wigan

4:35pm

Moritz is dancing through the Wigan defence and his ball across the box was hit wide by Joe Mason

4:35pm

Beckford coming on 

4:34pm

Baptiste bombing forward after fine pass by Spearing as Wanderers win a corner.

 

4:34pm

4:33pm

Moritz wins a free kick down the right. The Brazilian is enjoying far more success down the right

4:33pm

Dougie's notebook is out on the sidelines - changes could be around the corner

4:32pm

Powell rises above the defence to head wide of goal as Wigan look to restore their two-goal advantage. 

4:31pm

Wolf whistles by the Wanderers fans behind Scott Carson's goal as they want him to get on with a goal kick

4:29pm

Sub for Wigan - Ben Watson is off and is replaced by James Perch

4:28pm

The attendance at the game is 19,226 and Wanderers fans total is 4,634

4:26pm

Wigan go ahead from the corner as Callum McManaman strokes the ball past Lonergan.

Wigan 3 Wanderers 2

4:25pm

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.

4:21pm

Wigan Athletic 2 Bolton Wanderers 2

4:20pm

Can the Brazilian Moritz show the nerves of steel that desserted Jermaine Beckford against Middlesbrough.

GOAL 

 

4:20pm

Can the Brazilian Moritz show the nerves of steel that Jermaine Beckford could not against Middlesbrough.

GOAL 

 

4:20pm

Moritz is the man with ball at the penalty spot while the referee talks to the players.

4:19pm

Things could be levelled up as referee awards a penalty after Yong Lee is kicked in the face in the area.

4:18pm

The Whites are playing at a high tempo. Mason in behind the Wigan defence. The home fans are rattled. 

4:16pm

Wanderers not rushing into things which is great to see. Yong Lee, Danns and Pratley combining down the left with fine touches. 

4:15pm

Danns again getting involved in this second half his header hits the cross bar and over

4:14pm

Chance for Wigan. Wanderers give Powell too much space but his shot raised over the bar

4:14pm

Ball breaks to Moritz outside the area and he hits a rasping drive which Carson gets behind

Still Wigan Athletic 2 Bolton Wanderers 1

 

4:13pm

Rosler is out of his technical area trying to spur his side on as they are up against it.

4:12pm

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.

 

4:11pm

Up the other end, Watson with a free-kick for Wigan but well-saved by Lonergan. 

4:10pm

Chris Eagles warming up for the Whites. Could he make his bow soon?

4:09pm

Changes for Wigan Stephen Crainey and James McClean on for Jean Beausejour and Grant Holt

4:08pm

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.

4:07pm

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.

4:06pm

Wigan Athletic 2 Bolton Wanderers 1

 

4:05pm

Wanderers get a goal by Danns

4:05pm

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"

4:02pm

Wanderers come out to Bittersweet Symphony by the Verve. Ready for the second half and we have kicked off again

3:58pm

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.

3:51pm

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.

3:47pm

Half-time Wigan Athletic 2 Bolton Wanderers 0

3:46pm

One minute of added signalled by the fourth official

3:45pm

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

3:43pm

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.

3:42pm

Wanderers enjoying their best spell in the game and they are starting to play the ball around more.

3:41pm

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.

3:39pm

Another Wanderers opportunity - McNaughton breaks forward and plays a superb ball to Mason to out pace Boyce only to be stopped for offside.

3:38pm

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

3:37pm

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

3:35pm

Mason chased lost cause down left but if only his ball into the box could have been better.

 

3:35pm

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.

3:33pm

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?

3:32pm

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.

 

3:29pm

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

3:27pm

Powell with another rasping effort that Lonergan can make a routine save

3:25pm

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

3:25pm

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

3:23pm

Powell to McManaman and he puts a superb ball into the box but it is cleared by Wanderers. Still 1-0 Wigan

3:22pm

Answer is No. Wanderers try to play it about and lose possession. 

3:21pm

Yong-Lee wins a free-kick out on the left. Could this lead to an equaliser?

3:21pm

Nick Powell looked to get on the scoresheet as he burst forward with purpose but drilled his shot wide.

3:18pm

Wanderers fans are delighted at Moritz winning a free-kick outside the box but Spearing's ball into the box sails over the bar

3:17pm

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

3:13pm

Dougie out in his technical area trying to get Wanderers settled after going 1-0 down

3:11pm

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

3:08pm

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.

3:05pm

3 minutes - Callum McManaman is being used to good effect down the right and Rosler is clearly targetting Baptiste.

3:03pm

2 minutes - Mason breaks down the left flank but holds it up. Spearing pilling strings in midfield for Bolton starting to boss things.

3:02pm

3:02pm

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.

3:00pm

Wanderers lining up 4-1-4-1 with Spearing and Pratley getting us under way

2:58pm

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

2:54pm

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

2:43pm

"Only one Mark Davies" rings out by the Wanderers fans and they are excited about the possible return of their influential midfielder

2:41pm

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

2:38pm

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.

 

2:33pm

Very vocal Wanderers support to our left getting behind the visitors

2:27pm

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.

2:21pm

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

2:20pm

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.

2:15pm

Midfielder Mark Davies is named among the substitutes for Wanderers after his appearance for the development squad during the week against Liverpool.

2:12pm

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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3:08pm Sun 15 Dec 13

boltonnut says...

Seems like a great atmosphere,Wish I was there but I will have to "view" the game courtesty of Mr.Illes.Hope it's a good game and the result is in the Whites favour.come on Bolton.
Seems like a great atmosphere,Wish I was there but I will have to "view" the game courtesty of Mr.Illes.Hope it's a good game and the result is in the Whites favour.come on Bolton. boltonnut

3:16pm Sun 15 Dec 13

J J J J says...

What a joke bucking under pressure from the crowd. interesting to see a 4-1-4-1 formation lineup
What a joke bucking under pressure from the crowd. interesting to see a 4-1-4-1 formation lineup J J J J

4:02pm Sun 15 Dec 13

J J J J says...

Does Mark Davies look fit? even though it is just a warm up?
Does Mark Davies look fit? even though it is just a warm up? J J J J

4:57pm Sun 15 Dec 13

steveG says...

A mid table finish looks more and more like a dream.
A long hard winter culminating in a frantic battle to avoid the drop beckons.
A mid table finish looks more and more like a dream. A long hard winter culminating in a frantic battle to avoid the drop beckons. steveG

5:02pm Sun 15 Dec 13

trottersfan says...

Championship manager = championship players = Championship football. So no promotion for the Wanderers.
Championship manager = championship players = Championship football. So no promotion for the Wanderers. trottersfan

5:21pm Sun 15 Dec 13

boltonnut says...

trottersfan wrote:
Championship manager = championship players = Championship football. So no promotion for the Wanderers.
If the wanderers avoid demotion I think Dougie EFF will deem it a successful campaign,get rid.
[quote][p][bold]trottersfan[/bold] wrote: Championship manager = championship players = Championship football. So no promotion for the Wanderers.[/p][/quote]If the wanderers avoid demotion I think Dougie EFF will deem it a successful campaign,get rid. boltonnut

5:48pm Sun 15 Dec 13

Ernagy2 says...

I've no worries about relegation. We're miles of a promotion side. No quality in defence and being out muscled in midfield. Could this be over and out for Dougie?

Can we afford to sack another manager or can we afford not to? Who do we bring in?
I've no worries about relegation. We're miles of a promotion side. No quality in defence and being out muscled in midfield. Could this be over and out for Dougie? Can we afford to sack another manager or can we afford not to? Who do we bring in? Ernagy2

6:52pm Sun 15 Dec 13

trottersfan says...

It's probably more a need for sacking the owner and directors. We've just gone down, further down, and even lower down since Big Sam left us. -- Sammy Lee, Gary Megson, Owen Coyle, now this one. Phil Brown somewhere in between. All championship level managers who have not been able to sustain Premier League level for us. We should be spending money on top quality players from the Premier League and not Dougie's dreams and fancy backroom efforts. But of course there won't be any money to spend because there will be nobody paying to watch the current disappointing results.
It's probably more a need for sacking the owner and directors. We've just gone down, further down, and even lower down since Big Sam left us. -- Sammy Lee, Gary Megson, Owen Coyle, now this one. Phil Brown somewhere in between. All championship level managers who have not been able to sustain Premier League level for us. We should be spending money on top quality players from the Premier League and not Dougie's dreams and fancy backroom efforts. But of course there won't be any money to spend because there will be nobody paying to watch the current disappointing results. trottersfan

6:57pm Sun 15 Dec 13

Ernagy2 says...

trottersfan wrote:
It's probably more a need for sacking the owner and directors. We've just gone down, further down, and even lower down since Big Sam left us. -- Sammy Lee, Gary Megson, Owen Coyle, now this one. Phil Brown somewhere in between. All championship level managers who have not been able to sustain Premier League level for us. We should be spending money on top quality players from the Premier League and not Dougie's dreams and fancy backroom efforts. But of course there won't be any money to spend because there will be nobody paying to watch the current disappointing results.
To be fair it's the Premier League players that ain't been performing. The Championship ones have. Lack of quality though in defence.

I'd love Gartside and the board to go, but it won't happen. We just have to play lucky dip with a new manager
[quote][p][bold]trottersfan[/bold] wrote: It's probably more a need for sacking the owner and directors. We've just gone down, further down, and even lower down since Big Sam left us. -- Sammy Lee, Gary Megson, Owen Coyle, now this one. Phil Brown somewhere in between. All championship level managers who have not been able to sustain Premier League level for us. We should be spending money on top quality players from the Premier League and not Dougie's dreams and fancy backroom efforts. But of course there won't be any money to spend because there will be nobody paying to watch the current disappointing results.[/p][/quote]To be fair it's the Premier League players that ain't been performing. The Championship ones have. Lack of quality though in defence. I'd love Gartside and the board to go, but it won't happen. We just have to play lucky dip with a new manager Ernagy2

12:53am Mon 16 Dec 13

Reebok Al says...

It is understandable, when you consider their arduous midweek endeavours in Europe, that a weary Wigan side only managed to put three past Bolton Wanderers.
When they have become conversant with the system and tactics advocated by their new manager, I fully expect them to consolidate their position halfway up the championship table.
It is understandable, when you consider their arduous midweek endeavours in Europe, that a weary Wigan side only managed to put three past Bolton Wanderers. When they have become conversant with the system and tactics advocated by their new manager, I fully expect them to consolidate their position halfway up the championship table. Reebok Al

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