Live: Stoke 2 Wigan 2

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Stoke 2 Wigan 2. After an uneventful first-half, an excellent second-half performance from the Latics saw them fightback from two goals down to salvage a point at the Britannia.

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Was that the chance to win it! Shaun Maloney corsses into the box, but Di Santo cannot quite reach at the far post.

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Three added minutes here.

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Ronnie Stam whips a great ball in, but nobody there! Asking to be headed in.

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Kenwyne Jones comes on for Crouch, who aside from his goal, has been very quiet.

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Five minutes to go. Only looks like one winner here...

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Lots of you saying 3-2 Wigan here. Could it be on the cards?

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Jean Beausejour's number is up, with young Callum McManaman on for Wigan

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Jerome again a threat, but his cross evades everyone after getting to the byline.

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Beausejour again wasteful. Had Gary Caldwell busting a gut to get onto the cross, but final ball lacking.

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Wigan on the attack again. Stoke look content with the draw.

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Joe Curtis on the email: 'What's the point in Tony Pulis having Michael Owen in his squad and not playing him. He is bound to get you a goal. And when Stoke have been drawing so many games, who else would you want on the pitch than Owen to grab you that winning goal?'

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Wigan dominating at the moment. Whistles from the Stoke faithful.

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Cameron Jerome fires wide after working the space well.

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Wigan fan Jonathon Winstanley fancies a Wigan win via Twitter: 'Mighty latics to win 3-2 with free flowing football getting the better of HOOF ball.'

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Potters cannot keep hold of the ball. Giving it away everytime they go forward.

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The Stoke keeper is called upon again, to cut out a low Di Santo cross.

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Maloney stings the fingers of Begovic after cutting inside. All Wigan at the moment.

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Cameron Jerome wastes a great chance to put the ball into the box, slicing over from a good position.

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Another system change for Stoke, with Wilkinson brought on to tighten things up at the back.

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A very unpopular change by Tony Pulis. Steven N'Zonzi comes off, to be replaced by Andy Wilkinson. Chorus of boos around the ground.

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Wigan again on the attack, with Figueroa firing over from range.

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Charlie Adam is replaced by Cameron Jerome. Attacking move by Tony Pulis.

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Stoke with another dangerous Freekick. Wasted though.

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McArthur again comes close. Allowed too much time from 18-yards, with Begovic forced into a smart save.

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Thoroughly deserved equaliser. Playing some great stuff second-half, and the change of system has baffled Stoke.

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Another excellent goal from the Latics. Espinoza whips the ball to the backpost for McArthur to knock down, and Franco Di Santo brilliantly lashes the ball home. Wigan are level!

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GOAL!!! Stoke 2 Wigan 2 (Di Santo).

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Easilly cleared by Peter Crouch.

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Wigan look like a different side. Freekick in dangerous position...

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Much better game in the second half. Both teams playing their football, with a great deal of quality.

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Charlie Adam once again in the thick of the action. Curls a freekick just wide. Al Habsi beaten.

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Excellent throughball from Espinoza for the goal. Now looks full of confidence. One minute 53 seconds between goals.

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Almost straight away, a lovely Wigan move is delightfully finished off by James McArthur with the outside of his foot.

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GOAL!!! Stoke 2 Wigan 1 (McArthur).

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On the counter, Charlie Adam is allowed to run from the half-way line, and fire a shot, that Al Habsi can only parry into the path of Peter Crouch, who tucks it away.

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GOAL!!! Stoke 2 (Crouch) Wigan 0.

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Second-half is underway.

Jame has been in touch via email from New Zealand! He says: 'I had a feeling Shawcross would score today. Didn't realise he hadn't scored in over a year! Now wish I'd stuck a tenner on him!'

@CWalker87 has been in touch via Twitter: 'Shawcross is an absolute class centre half and loves to defend #warrior'.

Keep your thoughs coming in at half time. Can the Latics get back into this? Will the Stam change mean a different system in the second period? Tweet me @Pistolpeteh86 .

Stoke 1 Wigan 0. Ryan Shawcross' scrappy goal tells the tale of the first half. Lots of long balls into the box, but not much quality from either side.

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Strange time to make a change. Emmerson Boyce comes off for Ronnie Stam. Why not wait until half-time?

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Roger Espinoza goes into the book for a foul on Matthew Etherington.

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Four added minutes due to injuries...

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Long balls again from The Potters. Wigan dealing with them well though.

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Beausejour goes looking for the freekick. Nothing given. Looked very theatrical. No card though.

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Beausejour drives the ball across and McArtur, arriving late, pokes the ball just wide. Better from Wigan.

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McArthur fails to beat the first man, as final ball lets Latics down again.

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Very scrappy at the moment, with freekicks breaking up the flow of the game.

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Di Santo strays offside as WIgan press.

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Charlie Adam cuts inside, shapes for the cross, but instead almost catches Al Al Habsi out in the Wigan goal.

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Franco Di Santo getting treatment for earlier injury. More patching-up going on.

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Whitehead attempts to salvage Adam freekick, but is fouled near corner flag.

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Crouch is fouled on the edge of the box. Another chance to put the ball into the dangerzone.

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Figueroa sends an effort way over the bar. A early sign of frustration from the defender.

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Stoke firing plenty of long balls into the box now, and looking much more dangerous.

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Ryan Shawcross with his first goal for almost a year. How will Wigan respond?

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Beausejour manages to head a Charlie Adam freekick onto the back of his own defenders head, and Ryan Shawcross hooks the loose ball into the net to give Stoke the lead.

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GOAL! Stoke 1 (Shawcross) Wigan 0.

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Di Santo finally gets a Wigan shot on target, but Begovic won't be beaten with a effort like that!

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Much better from the Latics as they are enjoying a prolonged spell of position.

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Wigan getting sloppy as Maloney needlessly puts the ball out of play.

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Charlie Adam fires just wide after a patient Stoke move. Far too much space for him to get the shot off though.

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N'Zonzi with the blocked shot as Stoke start to get a hold of the game.

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Wigan still in the ascendancy, but both sides looking nervous.

@L3WKJ has been in touch via Twitter: 'Crouchy given a starting berth, probably to fend off any approach from Harry!'

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Wigan missing the final ball, but seeing plenty of possession early on.

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Jonathan Walters makes room for the shot, but fires well wide.

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Free-kick Wigan, when advantage looked better option

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Rain could be an issue tonight...

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Throw-in in dangerous position! Shame no Delap or Shotton on the pitch!

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Game has re-started after the delay

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Robert Huth still down. Getting some heavy strapping...

Stoke fans James Hill has been in touch via email: 'Stoke really need a win tonight but Wigan are a bit of a bogey team for us so I would take a draw. Also very disappointed the Pulis's team selection tonight. Makes one think jones might be on his way out. Stoke 1 Wigan 1.'

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Robert Huth remains on the deck after clashing heads with Franco Di Santo. Surprised he came off worse!

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Stoke with a back three tonight. Be interesting to see how they cope with Wigan's open formation.

The Britannia has been a kind ground to Wigan (5/2) of late, with the Latics unbeaten in their last three visits to Stoke (11/10). Thus, the draw at 5/2 is the second most-backed match result behind a home win, while Jon Walters has plenty of money riding on him to open the scoring at 6/1. On paper, this is not expected to be a classic, with 0-0 available to back at 7/1, while under 1.5 goals could prove a shrewd bet at 7/4.

We are underway! Keep your views coming in, and will do my best to publish as much as I can!

Darren Fairhurst, emailing from Spain, thinks Peter Crouch could win it for Stoke: 'Think Stokes Line Up Is Strong Tonight, Im Going For A 3-1 Win For Stoke, With Big Crouchie On The Score Sheet !! Come On You Potters.'

Martin Lally has also been in touch via Twitter, seeing ROman Golobart's debut as a key factor in tonight's result: 'Big night to give Golobart a full league debut got to be positive and hope for points come on Wigan!!!!'

Matthew Nichols has also been in touch on via Twitter predicting a Stoke 2-0 win.

Stoke fan Edd Irwin has emailed all the way from South Africa. He says: Tonight we must be strong and go for the kill and take all three points. Pulis has put out a strong side tonight and I'm going for a 2 nil win for Stoke.

Wigan make eight changes from their cup win at Macclesfield.

Interesting to see Peter Crouch named in the starting XI, having been likned with a move to QPR this week.

Wigan: Al Habsi, Boyce, Figueroa, Golobart, Caldwell, McArthur, McCarthy, Espinoza, Maloney, Beausejour, Di Santo

Stoke: Begovic, Cameron, Shawcross, Huth, Whelan, Whitehead, Adam, Nzonzi, Etherington, Walters, Crouch

The teams are in...

You have to go back to 2009 for the last defeat. That was under the stewardship of Steve Bruce!

However, the omens look good for the Latics. They are unbeaten in their previous three visits to the Britannia, and have not lost in their last seven meetings with Stoke.

Roberto Martinez's Wigan side are on an awful run of form, with only two wins in their last 11 league games, dating back to the end of November.

Tony Pulis will be looking to take advantage of home home advantage as his side look for their first win in five Premier League outings.

Welcome to our live coverage of Stoke v Wigan at the Britannia Stadium. I'm Pete Hall, and will be taking you through all the action, as it unfolds. Any predictions or thoughts on the teams as we get them please don't hesitate to tweet me -@Pistolpeteh86 - or email me - pete.hall@bskyb.com

Kick-off is 1945 GMT.

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Position Team P GD PTS
1 Chelsea 6 12 16
2 Southampton 6 7 13
3 Man City 6 5 11
4 Arsenal 6 4 10
5 Swansea 6 2 10
6 A Villa 6 -3 10
7 Man Utd 6 2 8
8 Tottenham 6 1 8
9 C Palace 6 0 8
10 West Brom 6 0 8
11 Stoke 6 0 8
12 Leicester 6 -1 8
13 West Ham 6 0 7
14 Liverpool 6 -1 7
15 Everton 6 -2 6
16 Hull City 6 -2 6
17 Sunderland 6 -1 5
18 QPR 6 -9 4
19 Newcastle 6 -7 3
20 Burnley 6 -7 3

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