FT: Wigan 2 Stoke 2

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Roberto Martinez's side went ahead after just five minutes when Shaun Maloney found the target from the penalty spot, only for Jonathan Walters to restore parity the same way in the 40th minute. Franco Di Santo restored Wigan's lead just four minutes into the restart, but Peter Crouch headed home Stoke's equaliser on 77 minutes.

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And there the referee blows the final whistle and brings an end to this fantastic game of Premier League football. It has finished 2-2 between Wigan Athletic and Stoke City at the DW Stadium.

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Wigan pressing high in these final stages of the game, as they try to create confusion inside the Stoke area.

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Brilliant challenge on Miyaichi from Shawcross inside the Stoke area, one of the best of the game.

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Two minutes of normal time remain at the DW Stadium. Will we see a winner here?

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Jerome goes for a spectacular effort from inside the Wigan penalty area, as a cross is floated in from the left, but cannot keep his attempt on target.

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Less than five minutes left on the clock, and the two teams are going at each other. It is still 2-2 between Wigan and Stoke at the DW Stadium.

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Al Habsi makes a wonder save! Charlie Adam's free-kick gets a massive deflection and despite going the wrong way, the Wigan goalkeeper saves it with his right hand. Brilliant save!

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Wigan survive another scare as Stoke come out in droves. Jerome's initial effort is saved by Al Habsi, and then Caldwell takes the rebound off Crouch.

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Kone once again battling with the ball inside the Stoke area, but he is outnumbered and easily dispossessed.

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Di Santos goes off and on comes Miyaichi.

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Kone goes for goal himself after cutting inside from the left, but his shot from inside the Stoke area is off target.

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Martinez makes a change for Stoke. On comes Watson for McArthur.

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GOAL! Crouch makes it 2-2 with a header from close range from Walters' pass. as Wigan fail to clear away a Stoke throw-in.

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Kightly goes off and on comes Jerome.

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Walters tries to turn home Cameron's cross from the right but he cannot keep his first-time effort on target from close range.

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Kightly shoots the ball inside the Wigan goal, but he is correctly flagged offside.

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Good chance for Stoke that they fail to materialise on. A well-measured cross is floated in from the right that Crouch nods towards Kightly, but he cannot get his shot into the Wigan goal.

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20 minutes remain in this pulsating game, Wigan lead Stoke 2-1, but I can sense a goal coming.

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A cross is floated in from the left inside the Wigan penalty box, but it is claimed with relative ease by Al Habsi.

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Di Santo is injured at the moment, but it does not appear to be serious as he walks off the pitch to get some quick treatment.

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What a brilliant, brilliant game we have on our hands now. Wigan are leading 2-1, but they seem to be in a hurry to score their third and earn themselves a two-goal cushion.

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BOYCE! Maloney is the architect of this move as he refuses to let go of the ball inside the Stoke penalty area. It eventually falls for Boyce, whose shot from inside the 18-yard box goes wide.

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It is all Wigan at the moment, as Stoke are being forced to push back and defend.

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Kone once again in the thick of things, as he tees up Jones on the left, but the latter shot is blocked and the danger is cleared.

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It is really a tense affair here - an end-to-end affair of a very good quality.

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Half an hour left in this match, as Wigan lead Stoke 2-1. But the contest is very much in the balance, with both sides looking to find the target.

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Di Santo works in tandem with Kone once more, but fails to click at the right moment.

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Kone once again leading the Wigan attack, as he creates confusion inside the Stoke penalty area. This time, though, he fails to find the final ball.

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That goal from Wigan has set everything into a frenzy, as Stoke come again and again at the Latics defence with Cameron floating in a cross from the left wing now.

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Adam floats in a free-kick and Crouch is there to head... However, the assistant referee waves the offside flag as Crouch's poor header from close range goes way off target.

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McArthur is shown a yellow card now for Wigan. Free-kick to Stoke outside the Wigan penalty area from a good position.

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Al Habsi claims a fiercely taken shot from from Walters.

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Yellow card for Whitehead now.

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Roberto Martinez's side scored five minutes into the first half and has found the target again four minutes into the second period. Will Stoke be able to equalise once again?

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GOAL! Wigan Athletic score just four minutes into the second half and make it 2-1! Kone gallops with the ball down the right and into the middle, then tees up Di Santo, who hits it into the Stoke net from inside the penalty area.

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Wigan earn the first corner of the second half. Jones takes it and his delivery is headed back towards goal, but Begovic claims it with ease.

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Lively start from Wigan, as they look to launch an attack right from the beginning of the second 45 minutes.

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And here we start with the second-half action at the DW Stadium, as Stoke City kick off proceedings...

That was an exciting and entertaining first 45 minutes. What did you make of the first half? What do you think will happen in the second period? Send me your thoughts and opinion at Subhankar.Mondal@bskyb.com or tweet me @subhankarjourno, and I will post the best ones here.

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And there the referee blows the half-time whistle... It is 1-1 between Wigan Athletic and Stoke City at the DW Stadium in this exciting Premier League encounter. Shaun Maloney gave the Latics the lead after just five minutes from the penalty spot, and Jonathan Walters equalised for the visitors in the same way in the 40th minute.

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We are into the first minute of stoppage time now. One more minute to go before the half-time interval...

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Wilson is shown the yellow card for his challenge on Maloney.

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The Potters go close yet again, as a header from Wilson goes just off the mark. Wigan hanging on here.

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Stoke back on the attack, as Walters floats in a cross from the right that is cleared only as far as Wilson, whose deflected effort goes out for a corner.

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Less than five minutes left on the clock for the half-time interval, and it is set brilliantly for a tense finale to the first half.

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GOAL! Walters scores from the spot and makes it Wigan 1-1 Stoke.

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PENALTY TO STOKE! Figueroa is adjudged to have handled the ball while trying to get the better of Crouch inside the Wigan penalty area.

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Charlie Adam takes the free-kick and it creates confusion inside the Wigan penalty box, but the Latics defender eventually clear the danger away.

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Stoke earn a free-kick on the edge of the Wigan penalty area. Can they restore parity from this set-piece?

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Stoke now appear to be lining up in a very attacking formation in order to equalise. They trail 1-0 at the moment to Wigan.

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Adam comes on for Wilkinson for Stoke City. This appears to be a tactical change from manager Tony Pulis.

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Yes, Adam is certainly coming on for the visitors in what would be his first appearance for Stoke.

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Charlie Adam seems to be getting ready to come on for Stoke. The midfielder was signed by the Potters from Liverpool on Friday.

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The Latics keep on pressing the Potters, as Di Santo, Kone and Boyce combine inside the Stoke penalty area but are eventually foiled by the visiting side's defence.

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Half an hour gone in this match at the DW Stadium, and Wigan Athletic lead Stoke City 1-0, thanks to a fifth minute penalty from Shaun Maloney. It has been an entertaining and keenly contested game of football thus far.

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Stoke have the ball inside the Wigan goal, but it is ruled out because of Walters' foul on Al Habsi. No complaint from the Potters players on this one.

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Jones now comes on for Beausejour as Wigan are forced to make their first substitution of the afternoon. This is Jones' first appearance of the Premier League this season.

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Wigan's Beausejour is going out of the pitch with an injury and he will be replaced by Jones as soon as the ball goes out of play.

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The home side launch yet another attack down the right flank, but the final ball does not trouble Begovic, who claims it with ease.

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A Wigan clearance hits Kightly and lands on the roof of the Wigan net! Al Habsi was caught off-guard for a moment there.

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Wigan come close to scoring the second goal of the afternoon! Di Santo's cross from the left is played back into the Stoke six-yard box and it eventually hits Kone's chest and is cleared away.

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Wilkinson tries his luck from distance for Stoke, but fails to trouble Al Habsi at all with his shot. Still 1-0 to Wigan.

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The Potters conceive a breakaway move, as Walters release Kightly down the left, but the latter is easily dispossessed.

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Stoke earn another free-kick inside the Wigan half but the delivery is poor, and Wigan clear the ball away with ease.

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Stoke are now grooving into their rhythm, as they are pressing Wigan high up.

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Caldwell makes a good and timely clearance inside the Wigan penalty area to keep Stoke at bay and still searching for the equaliser.

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Di Santo falls down in a heap as Boyce floats in a cross from the right and he tries to get in-between two Stoke defenders, but the referee does not award a penalty to the Latics.

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Beausejour crafts a low cross from the left aimed at Kone near the Stoke penalty area that Huth clears away just in the nick of time.

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Wigan continue to test the Stoke defence, as Beausejour and Kone combine to set up Maloney, whose shot from outside the Stoke penalty area is too timid to trouble Potters goalkeeper Begovic.

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Ten minutes gone in the first half here at the DW Stadium, and Wigan have the upperhand as they lead Stoke 1-0.

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A throw-in from the right for Stoke sees Kightly attempt to shoot the ball into the Wigan net, but he cannot get a clean touch on the ball.

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Roberto Martinez's side are calling the shots at the DW Stadium at the moment. They are moving the ball around with good purpose and are looking very enthusiastic indeed.

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What a terrific start for Wigan! Last weekend Arsenal failed to score against Stoke City, but the Latics have already netted once against the Potters. After just five minutes.

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GOAL FOR WIGAN! Maloney slots home the spot-kick with ease past Begovic. Wigan lead Stoke 1-0 at home after just five minutes.

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PENALTY FOR WIGAN! McCarthy's attempt from close range is handled in the penalty area by Huth and Wigan have the chance to take the lead.

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Stoke are trying to move the ball quickly, as a right-wing cross is floated in, but the hosts stave off the danger with ease.

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Wigan on the attack right from the start, as Maloney tries to carve in a cross from the left. Stoke eventually clean the danger and attempt to conceive an attacking move of their own.

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And here we start, as Wigan kick off proceedings at the DW Stadium.

Fred has just emailed me this: "I am a big Potters. We may not play the most attractive football but at least we are not in a relegation battle every season. I think Stoke will win 2-1."

Just 10 minutes left before Wigan kick off their Premier League clash with Stoke at the DW Stadium. Send me your pre-match predictions and thoughts and I will post the best ones here. Email me at Subhankar.Mondal@bskyb.com or tweet me @subhankarjourno.

The two sets of players are warming up on the pitch at the moment, as we are just 20 minutes away from kick-off at the DW Stadium.

Stu Harvey is first to send his thoughts to me. He writes me in an email: "I see Wigan's attractive style of football being too much for panic-buying, long-ball Stoke. Stoke are one of the worst teams to watch in the Premier League and I see a comfortable 2-0 victory for Wigan."

However, Tony Pulis' side slumped to a 4-3 extra-time defeat to Swindon at home in the second round of the League Cup in midweek, and will aspire to bounce back this afternoon.

Stoke have yet to win a competitive game this season and are currently placed 11th in the Premier League table with two points from as many matches. The Potters drew 1-1 at Reading in their opening encounter of the 2012/13 campaign, and then held Arsenal to a goalless draw at home.

Roberto Martinez's side continued to pick up momentum in midweek when they defeated Nottingham Forest 4-1 away from home in the second round of the League Cup.

Heading into the match, Wigan find themselves eighth in the Premier League with three points from two matches. The Latics lost their opening game of the season 2-0 to Chelsea at home, but bounced back with a 2-0 victory at Southampton.

I am Subhankar Mondal and I will be taking you through the action from the DW Stadium. Feel free to send me your pre-match predictions and thoughts and I will post the best ones here. You can contact me by emailing me at Subhankar.Mondal@bskyb.com or send me a tweet @subhankarjourno.

Hello and welcome to Skysports.com's live coverage of the Premier League game between Wigan Athletic and Stoke City at the DW Stadium. This is the third round of matches in the English top flight and you can follow all the action live here.

Premier League Fixtures

Saturday, 19 April 2014
12:45
Tottenham v Fulham
15:00
A Villa v Southampton
Cardiff v Stoke City
Newcastle v Swansea
West Ham v C Palace
17:30
Chelsea v Sunderland
Sunday, 20 April 2014
12:00
Norwich v Liverpool
14:05
Hull City v Arsenal
16:10
Everton v Man Utd
Monday, 21 April 2014
20:00
Man City v West Brom
Saturday, 26 April 2014
12:45
Southampton v Everton  
15:00
Fulham v Hull City  

Barclays Premier League

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Liverpool 34 51 77
2 Chelsea 34 42 75
3 Man City 33 54 71
4 Arsenal 34 18 67
5 Everton 34 21 66
6 Tottenham 34 0 60
7 Man Utd 33 18 57
8 Southampton 34 5 48
9 Newcastle 34 -14 46
10 Stoke City 34 -10 43
11 C Palace 34 -14 40
12 West Ham 34 -9 37
13 Hull City 33 -6 36
14 A Villa 33 -14 34
15 Swansea 34 -5 33
16 West Brom 33 -11 33
17 Norwich 34 -27 32
18 Fulham 34 -40 30
19 Cardiff 34 -34 29
20 Sunderland 33 -25 26

Updated Thu, 17 Apr 2014

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