FT: Wigan 2 West Ham 1

Full Time. That's it. Despite late pressure Wigan hold on for a deserved three points. They outplayed West Ham throughout.

90+4
Kone has a chance at the other end but Jaaskelainen saves.

90+3
Goal! James Tomkins heads in McCartney's cross from the left.

90+3
Nolan crosses from the left but Al Habsi claims. West Ham pumping balls into the box with Wigan so deep.

90+1
O'Neil booked as he tries to prevent a break.

90
There will be four minutes added time.

90
Tomkins effort is somehow headed off the line by Figueroa and diverted onto the crossbar!

88
McCarthy booked. Referee Moss had played on for an attempted hack on Maiga.

88
Maiga dances across the area beating several men but he's waiting for a run from Cole that never comes and is dispossessed.

87
Nolan trips Ramis with the defender in trouble. No way back for West Ham here.

84
Kone sees his shot blocked from the resulting corner. And then McCarthy's curled effort on his right foot from the left channel is saved.

83
Kone skins Reid on the right and Tomkins has to do well to clear for a corner.

82
Delay as Ramis is down injured.

80
Now Kone crosses from the right and Maloney looks to be about to head in at the far post only for Tomkins to get a touch.

80
Collins does well to block a cross aimed at Kone.

78
Substitution for Wigan. Watson on for Di Santo.

78
O'Neil crosses but Cole heads over.

77
A Collins clearance somehow finds Maiga and he wins a corner.

76
Better period from West Ham but you sense Wigan are happy to take their chances on the break.

75
Carroll with a neat lay off and Nolan sees his shot blocked.

74
Carroll with a flick-on from a deep free-kick but it comes to nothing.

73
O'Neil is on for Diame.

71
McCartney (twice) and Jarvis attempt crosses but they are cleared. Wigan far more of a threat even when West Ham have the ball - Kone breaks to win a corner.

69
Cole tries to cross right-footed from the left but gets too much on it.

68
Excellent build-up play as Wigan toy with the visitors and then Di Santo attempts an acrobatic scissor kick that Jaaskelainen stoops to collect comfortably.

67
Maloney gets to the byline but Tomkins clears. Only as far as Di Santo but his shot is blocked.

64
Cole on for Noble.

62
Huge chance for Carroll. McCartney pumps a ball in from deep but Figueroa loses the big man. All he has to do is control the ball but it runs away from him. Poor.

61
Maiga booked for a dramatic dive.

60
Figueroa crosses to the far post but Di Santo cannot get the ball back across goal and it's a goal kick.

59
Diame crosses right-footed from the left and it drifts out of play.

58
More good football from the home side engineers space for Di Santo but he dallies and his deflected effort is easy for Jaaskelainen.

57
Now Wigan do knock it long and Reid is deemed to have shoved Kone in the back.

55
Jarvis nearly on the end of a flick on but Caldwell hooks clear.

55
Noble booked. Seemingly for an accumulation of fouls.

53
Wigan really hurting West Ham on the break now. Kone holds the ball up for the advancing McCarthy who spreads the play well to Di Santo on the left. He cuts in and shoots wildly.

51
Nice turn from Carroll on the edge wins a free-kick off Figueroa.

50
Still Wigan pour forward. Kone and Di Santo attempt a one-two but McCartney comes across to clear.

Slack from West Ham. Di Santo crosses from the left and it appears to hit Tomkins' hand but falls nicely to Beausejour who helps the ball to the edge of the six-yard box where Maloney, perhaps accidentally, gets a touch back into the path of McArthur who fires in. Hammers defence nowhere.

47
Goal! James McArthur drives the ball home from inside the area!

46
Wigan kick-off and we are underway in the second half.

46
Maiga on for Benayoun.

Half Time. That's the whistle to end the first half. Wigan deservedly hold the lead and it was a lovely strike by Ramis. West Ham could be further behind but are still well in it.

45+1
Nolan floats in a cross for Carroll from the right but the striker heads just wide.

45
Two minutes added time.

45
Again Kone and Beausejour break but don't quite get it right and Collins tackles. At the other end McCartney has the chance to cross but gets it badly wrong. West Ham have been poor.

44
WIgan all over the visitors now. Kone wasteful when he has four men up in support, scuffing a shot wide with Beausejour on the overlap.

43
Crowd urge Ramis to shoot. And he does. Well wide.

41
Now Di Santo is away in the left channel again but this time his side-footed shot is parried away by the keeper.

40
Chance for Wigan on the break. Kone beats Collins as if he isn't there and threads the ball through to Di Santo but the forward's shot is deflected for Jaaskelainen to save with ease.

39
Di Santo booked for a foul on Reid although it's the Wigan man complaining about a Nolan elbow.

38
Clever pass by McCarthy allows Maloney to run at the defence. But the Scot ignores the run of Beausejour and instead runs into trouble and is crowded out.

37
Ramis down with a knock but the free-kick is to West Ham. Noble floats it in and Collins has time to chest and shoot - but the connection is poor and easily saved by the keeper.

35
Jarvis running down the wing again but McCartney appears to get in his way and when the full-back crosses it is easy for Al Habsi.

33
Confusion follows from the resultant corner but Al Habsi eventually saves from the head of Carroll.

32
Jarvis gets the ball from McCartney and crosses right-footed. It eludes Benayoun and nearly sneaks in at the far post but Al Habsi saves.

31
Corner comes to the edge and McArthur cleverly backheels to the unmarked Beasejour but his effort is parried by Jaaskelainen.

30
Boyce continuing to get forward down the right. Here he holds off Jarvis and does well to find Maloney on the edge whose shot is blocked for a corner.

29
Scrappy passage of play with fouls by both sides.

27
But Noble cannot beat the first man. McCartney then crosses only for Al Habsi to claim.

26
Wigan fans taken to yelling hoof with every Jaaskelainen punt. Ramis fouls Carroll this time and they take the free-kick short with Jarvis winning a corner.

23
Superb football from Wigan as they pass the ball around the back before breaking down the left through Beausejour. Jaaskelainen claims the cross well.

22
Excellent chest down by Carroll - although the Wigan defence are not even contesting those high balls now. He slips the ball to Nolan but his curled effort is tame.

21
Neat play by Wigan. Maloney tees up McCarthy and his drilled shot is well saved by Jaaskelainen to his right.

20
Noble's shot is blocked and then Jarvis sees his cross cleared for a throw.

18
Nice lay off from Carroll finds Diame and he knocks the ball past Ramis but is blocked. Ramis booked.

16
This time Beausejour's cross is blocked and when he gets the ball in at the second attempt Boyce heads well wide.

15
Corner to West Ham is taken short but Carroll cannot control Benayoun's pass and his misplaced pass allows Wigan to break. Kone is cynically fouled on the halfway line to prevent the counter attack. Moments later Wigan have another corner anyway.

14
Carroll and Caldwell are having a bit of row. The Wigan fans are letting the forward know they believe he is a poor imitation of Emile Heskey...

13
Wigan wing-backs are pinning the visitors back here. Boyce has Jarvis running back to his own goal and gets in a cross from the byline that Tomkins struggles to clear at the far post.

11
Now Beausejour puts a ball through to Di Santo but he fouls McCartney as the left-back clears and that's a free-kick.

Ramis pulled away to the penalty spot and connected beautifully to fire home Beausejour's outswinging corner.

8
Goal! Ivan Ramis with a stunning left-foot volley direct from the corner! Jaaskelainen no chance.

8
Aother corner for the home side after a good run down the left by Beausejour.

7
Maloney takes but twice hits the first man.

6
Wigan get the ball down and play through West Ham for the first time. Kone wins a corner.

5
Carroll takes the free-kick himself and it's dreadful. Miskicked into the feet of those in the wall.

3
This time McCarthy is robbed and the ball is pumped up to Carroll. He wins the free-kick at the second attempt. Chance for the Hammers.

2
Nolan carelessly gives the ball away and the Latics enjoy their first spell of possession. A driving run from McCarthy sees the ball ricochet through to Di Santo but he is offside.

1
West Ham kick-off and we are underway here. Nervy start from the home side as Kone is crowded out and then there is hesitation on the edge of the Wigan area. Eventually they clear with Carroll scenting a chance.

Thanks for your feedback. The players are on the pitch and we'll be underway shortly.

Special welcome onto the pitch for Wigan fan Tom Gill who is celebrating his 100th birthday. He's supported the club since its formation in 1932 when he was 20-years-old. That's a decent effort! Warm applause from both sets of fans.

Daniel: "Easy 3-1 win for the Hammers. We're in good form and have overall a better team then Wigan COYI!!!!"

Here's another stat for you: 44% of West Ham's attempts at goal have come from set pieces, the highest proportion in the top flight. Andy Carroll is such a threat in those situations.

West Ham have contested more aerial duels than any other team in the Premier League (358) while Wigan have contested the fewest (175).

Expecting a clash of style here between two sides managed by Martinez and Allardyce - and before you accuse me of falling for the stereotypes I'm just reading the Opta stats on this one...

It's a cold day in Wigan. That's not just my fingers talking - they've got the yellow balls out on the pitch. Always a clue winter is here.

Wigan's last win was a thrashing of West Ham in the Capital One Cup last month. That one finished 4-1 to Roberto Martinez's side and they'll also have fond memories of the last league meeting between these sides when Wigan overturned a two-goal deficit to win 3-2 and relegate the Hammers at the DW Stadium.

No changes for either team here despite Wigan losing at Swansea last week. Sam Allardyce picks the XI that beat Southampton convincingly last time out.

Wigan: Al Habsi; Ramis, Caldwell, Figueroa; Boyce, McArthur, McCarthy, Beausejour; Kone, Di Santo, Maloney. Subs: Pollitt, Jones, Watson, Gomez, McManaman, Boselli, Stam.

West Ham: Jaaskelainen, Tomkins, Reid, Collins, McCartney; Noble, Diame; Benayoun, Nolan, Jarvis; Carroll. Subs: Spiegel, Cole, Maiga, O'Brien, O'Neil, Chambers, Hall.

Gabriel: "Wigan certainly need this win more than West Ham do, and I think they will edge the Hammers out, who could take their foot off the pedal a bit because of their lofty position. Kone and di Santo look a good pairing up front for the Latics, I think they'll get a goal each, and that'll be just enough to beat West Ham 2-1."

Tom says: "Fingers crossed for 3 points today! Wigan deserve a bit of luck after last week's performance. I'd be happy with a 1-0 win but I can definitely see West Ham scoring so I think it'll be 2-1! Kone and Caldwell! Come on Wigan!!!!"

If you have any thoughts or predictions for this game let us know by email at adam.bate@bskyb.com or on Twitter @GhostGoal

Our friends at Sky Bet have the odds for this one and they make Wigan favourites to win here at 5/4. West Ham are 2/1 underdogs and the draw is available at 5/2.

The home side have also conceded two goals in each of their last five Premier League games at the DW Stadium.

While the Hammers have lost just one of their last six Premier League games, the Latics have won none of them.

Welcome to live commentary from the DW Stadium as Wigan host West Ham in the Premier League.

  • Kick-off is at 1500 BST.

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