Thanks for your comments today. I'm off to hear from the managers
And the Great Escape music plays around the DW Stadium
90+4 And that is full time. It has finished Wigan 2-0 Stoke
90+3 Wilkinson caught in possession by Moses, goes past him, rounds the goalkeeper holds off Wilkinson and slots it in
Moses perhaps should have gone for the corner. Cut inside and ran into the defender and went down. Mark Clattenburg not interested
Four minutes of added time.
Wigan win a corner. And Moses is the only blue shirt in the box. Sammon and Gomez tried to hold the ball in the corner. In the end it opens up and he has a chance to run a the defence. Gets a tame shot away
87 Wigan change. Beausejour off. Sammon on
Scramble at the back. Wigan deal with the first ball. Then Watson tries to be too clever and nearly plays them into trouble
Both sides looking leggy. Not the same pace there was earlier in the game.
81 Wigan change. Gomez on. Di Santo off.
Crouch and Figueroa challenge for the ball. The striker can't prevent the flick from going out for a throw.
Wilkinson with a good cross form the right. But Shawcross can't climb high enough to get it on target
Here comes Jerome running at the Wigan defence after good work from Crouch. Caldweel though makes a good tackle. Then Jerome fouls Figueroa
76 Wilkinson booked. Hand to the face of Beausejour. Could have been red with some refs.
Huth fouls McCarthy. Just flicked it round the corner and took the contact.
Great work from di Santo. Didn't give up the lost cause and wins a throw for Wigan. Gives them a chance to build up the pitch.
Cross whipped in to the back post. Beausejour unmarked. Scuffs the shot. And it was very easy for Begovic. Wasted chance.
71 Whitehead booked
Great run from Moses. Really threatening the Stoke defence. And Whitehead brings him down
70 Wigan change. Maloney off. Ben Watson on.
Bit of confusion. Wigan thought they had a free-kick and di Santo tried to break. But in fact it is a Stoke free-kick and Shawcross is caught offside from the kick.
Wigan once again get to the byline. Maloney crosses but noone attacks it
Great chance for Wigan. Beausejour whips it into the back post. Moses tries to chest it down instead of heading it back across the goal and it goes out for a goalkick
And Palacios gets a good reception from the fans of his former club.
65 Stoke double change. Walters off. Fuller on. Pennant off. Palacios on
Long ball forward finds Crouch. Good first touch. Brings the ball down and sets Pennant away on the right wing. He tries to win a corner but fluffs it and Wigan clear
Here come Wigan again. Maloney goes down on the edge of the box. Ref says nothing doing. He felt Pennant had taken his foot away there.
Wigan then looking more likely for a second than Stoke are to level. It would be only their 2nd home win all season
Pennant's delivery though is terrible. Wasted chance
Stoke then win a free-kick in a good area. Two fouls there one on Whitehead and the other on Walters.
Crouch penalised for jumping into the defender. He's not happy about it.
Wigan take the free-kick quickly, Maloney comes forward. Gives it to Beausejour, and Alcaraz meets it with a bullet of a header.
54 Whelan goes in the book. Figueroa throws himself to the deck. Not much in it.
And the crowd love that bit of skill from McCarthy, reverse, blind, back-heel flick i think is the best way of putting it
Maloney drops deep and runs at the defence. Stoke with a bank of eight across the back
Croucht he only player up the pitch for Stoke. Getting deeper
Looks like Walters going to wide left, and Jerome up top with Crouch. Figueroa drags down Pennant near the by-line. But he wastes the free-kick and then Whelan has a wild tackle on Moses to stop the counter attack but escapes a booking
49 Stoke change. Etherington off. Jerome on.
Figueroa nearly puts Wigan in trouble. Poor pass allows Walters to run at the Wigan goal, but was caught in two minds and the danger comes to nothing
Wigan though do nothing with the corner
Wigan convinced they should have had a penalty. Whitehead did use his hand to help control the ball. Only a corner given
And Wigan get us underway again in the second half
Latest from Sky Bet . Wigan 7/4. Draw 5/4. Stoke 5/2
45+4 And that is half time. It is Wigan 0-0 Stoke
Pennant whips it in. Shawcross heads over. Linesman says he fouled his marker. Free-kick
Pennant and Crouch link up. McCarthy brings Crouch down. Free-kick high up the pitch.
Both sides compact in defence. Getting lots of men back behind the ball. Limted space
3 minutes added time
Wigan pressing looking for a goal before half time. Beausejour's cross from the left is poor though. Stoke clear it long.
Ball getting bogged down a bit in the middle. Neither side having the ball for any prolonged period.
Beausejour misses a sitter. Moses hits it across the six yard box, and Beausejour manages to make a mess of it. Spins it up and away from the empty net
And Pennant decides to have a bit of payback on Beausejour, has a wee nibble from behind
Beausejour once again with a foul on Pennant. Not the best idea when you've just been booked
Well that was a bit far out as Stoke have a shot from 45 yards or more. Al Habsi takes it in easily
Etherington in quite a bit of pain. Boyce really stamped on his ankle. Easily could have broken the bone.
33 Boyce then is booked for flying into Etherington
33 Beausejour booked. Had another push at Pennant then pulled him back when beat him again.
Poor defending from Wigan. Long punt forward. Crouch wins the header to flick it on. Boyce slices his clearance up and behind him. It falls to Walter who drives it wide
Beausejour brings down Pennant, but he had no need then to get up and have a nibble at the back of the Wigan player.
Maloney tricks his way into the box, chips in a great cross, and McCarthy is a fraction away from getting a telling touch on it as he arrived late from midfield
Wigan once again content to pass it around the back, then they panic and punt it forward towards Di Santo who is the only man even near the halfway line in a blue shirt
Crouch battles with Caldwell and wins a throw high up the pitch. Wilkinson tries a long throw. Gets plenty of height but no real distance, Walterse flicks it on and Wigan scramble it clear
Maloney swings it in, Shawcross gets his head to it.
25 Wilson booked
Wigan taking a few risks at the back with some of their passing, but eventually they get forward. Moses turns Wilson, who drags him down.
Glenn via Twitter: 2-1 to stoke 2day and come from behind! Walters & Huth 2nd half goals!
Stoke now looking to build and get their passing game going again. Walters, Pennant and Wilkinson try to link up on the right. But eventually Wigan win a free-kick
Game has lost its shape a bit in the last few minutes. Long punts the order of the day at the moment
Great chance for Wigan. Maloney drops deep. Some nice passing work. Beausejour crosses from the left, Boyce comes in at the back post in acres of space, but instead of just htting it, he tried to bring the ball down and ended up knocking it to Begovic. What a waste
Jordan via Twitter: I believe that Wigan will Win 1 - 0. Boyce the scorer. Keep On Wigan
Stein in Borway: Great start to the game - my prediction is a 2-0 win to The Mighty Potters - Crouch and Pennant scoring.
Pennant does though win a free kick after being fouled. His delivery though is easily cleared
Stoke now come forward. Pennant drives the ball in, it hits McArthur on the hand, the winger wants a penalty, but he was only about a yard away when it hit him.
Good save from Begovic, good cross to Maloney at the back post who wins a corner. But Begovic takes the ball out of the air.
Beausejour, is finding lots of space on the left. Plenty of nice build up play but no end product though
And as the goalkeeper looked to start the play again quickly, Caldwell tripped him
Maloney takes it short, gets the ball back and shoots, and wins another corner. This time he whips it in and Begovic gathers easy
Here come Wigan again. Moses crosses from the right, and Wilkinson puts it behind for a corner
Glen via Twitter: I Think stoke will win 2-1 with moses and crouch x2 as his confidence will be sky high after last weeks goal.
Stoke work the ball well down the right. Pennant crosses. And Alcaraz gets an important flick on the ball to take it away from Crouch
Frantic start. End to end stuff
Easily cleared though by Stoke, but Wigan come again. The Latics switch the play, Ball is cut inside for Caldwell but Moses cuts it out and the chance is gone.
Whiipped into the near post, blocked on the line. Wigan clear. Wilkinson is charged down by Di Santo, he breaks forward, one on one with Begovic and wastes it. Corner to Wigan.
Wigan struggling to get out of their third of the pitch. Whitehead wins a corner for Stoke.
Al Habsi already time-wasting over the kick. Eventually takes it short to Caldwell and they nearly played themselves into trouble there.
Long punt forwards from Stoke. Wilkinson wins the first header, Pennant wants a corner, but the ref has awarded a goal kick.
Di Santo breaks forward for Wigan, feeds it to Beausejour who is in acres of space on the left. but that is a shocking cross. Wasted chance
And Stoke get us underway.
Peter Crouch will be looking for another super strike this weekend. It was a fantastic goal against Man City. If you haven't seen it.... Where have you been???
And here come the players out onto the pitch. Welcomed onto the pitch by a sparse crowd. Always a shame to see so many empty seats at a Premier League game
Paul Quigley a Stokie from Dublin ireland has emailed in: Stoke will be confident of winning after an excellent performance against man c last week. With pennant back in and an attacking line out picked, im going for a 2-1 to stoke with walters and pennant scoring.
As for today's first scorer. Hugo Rodallega is 6/1 and Peter Crouch is 5/1 with SkyBet
What are Sky Bet making of this afternoon's game then.... Wigan are 6/4. A draw is 9/4. Stoke are 15/8
But what do you think today? Email: email@example.com or Tweet: @WillEslerSport
Wigan have been somewhat of a bogey team for Stoke. You have to go back to 2009 for their last win against the Latics, and to the Championship in 2005 for a win at the DW Stadium.
Good afternoon from an overcast DW Stadium where the teams are out warming up on the pitch