West Ham United 2 - 0 Wigan Athletic

Match info: Premier League at Boleyn Ground

Date: 20/04/2013 KO: 15:00 Ref: N Swarbrick Att: 34,544

Home team/scorers Scores Away team/scorers

West Ham

Matthew Jarvis 21
Kevin Nolan 80



FT (ht: 1-0)

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  • West Ham 2 Wigan 0. All over and the hosts take the spoils. The Hammers move through the 40-point barrier, while the Latics remain inside the relegation zone.

  • Not Wigan's day. Offside flag goes up anyway, but Boyce has a wild swing at a Beausejour cross which flashes across the face of goal. He fails to make contact and skews wide of a gaping target.

  • Jarvis races forward for West Ham, with there acres of field to run into. He is able to stand the ball up to the back post. Carroll climbs above Figueroa, but nods at Joel. Wigan counter and Collins is booked for a foul on Maloney.

  • Di Santo hangs a cross into the box, which Collins rises to meet. Beausejour collects the loose ball. McArthur then crosses, but again West Ham can glance clear.

  • Di Santo concedes a free-kick. Not what Wigan needs as they go in search of late drama. Maloney still buzzing around for the visitors.

  • Four minutes of stoppage-time to be played.

  • West Ham with everyone behind the ball as we enter the closing stages. Wigan still pressing, but they appear to have accepted their fate.

  • Free-kick won by Beausejour on halfway. Wigan make nothing of it. Carroll tries to spring in behind, but he isn't the quickest and Scharner can see the ball back to Joel.

  • Martinez stood arms folded on the sidelines. Not a lot he can do now. Wigan would have moved out of the drop zone had they won today, but they have been toothless in the final third and open at the back.

  • Collison working hard since coming on. He concedes a throw on this occasion. Nolan then gathers possession inside the Wigan half, but immediately gives it away. All a bit scrappy.

  • Wigan finally get around to making their final change. Gomez makes way for Di Santo. He needs to make a big impact if Wigan are to dig themselves out of a hole.

  • Collison into Nolan, who in turn finds Noble. West Ham end up going all the way back to Jaaskelainen. One long ball and Carroll is in on goal. He ends up sliding the ball wide when closed down by Joel.

  • Poor from Wigan as they give the ball straight back. West Ham also sloppy in possession and Kone can spin down the right. He fires over a cross, but the Hammers have numbers back.

  • Noble allowed far too much time in midfield to pick a pass. West Ham looking to play keep-ball now and move Wigan around the park. Noble then concedes a free-kick, lunging in on Scharner.

  • Offside call against Carroll. Wigan will start to leave more holes at the back now. West Ham could get a third yet. They are, however, leaving Carroll very isolated up top.

  • That might be it for Wigan now. They have less then 10 minutes to find two goals. To be fair, they are straight back on the attack.

  • GOAL WEST HAM - NOLAN. Goal number 100 for Nolan. Carroll helps a free-kick on over his head, into the path of Nolan. He turns an acrobatic volley into the corner of the net.

  • Beausejour's delivery is seen out by Collins. McArthur can't keep Wigan on the front foot and concedes a throw. The Latics keep knocking on the door, but it won't open for them. West Ham still standing firm.

  • Joel with a great starting position to deny Carroll. Maloney twisting and turning yet again inside the West Ham penalty area.He wins corner corner. It is taken quickly, and Carroll has to concede another.

  • Jaaskelainen takes his time with a clearance. Carroll unable to hold the ball up, or touch on for a team-mate. Wigan able to push forward again.


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