Barclays Premier League highlights
Everton 3-1 Wigan highlights
Sat 17 Sep 2011
FULL-TIME Everton 3-1 Wigan
Everton v Wigan line-ups
Everton: Howard, Hibbert, Jagielka, Distin, Baines, Coleman, Fellaini, Rodwell, Bilyaletdinov, Osman, Cahill. Subs: Mucha, Heitinga, Drenthe, Stracqualursi, Neville, Barkley, Vellios.
Wigan: Al Habsi, Van Aanholt, Caldwell, Lopez, Figueroa, Gomez, Watson, McCarthy, Moses, Di Santo, Rodallega. Subs: Pollitt, Thomas, Crusat, Maloney, McArthur, Sammon, Jones.
Referee: Peter Walton (Northamptonshire)
Everton boss David Moyes on his side’s hard-fought win over Wigan:
“I thought we played well in the first half but ran out of ideas. We made some changes and for periods it didn’t look like it would work but today it did. “The last goal is an old fashioned kick up the pitch but you take any goal as they are hard to come by, and Wigan were pressing.”
GOAL Everton 0-1 Wigan (Franco di Santo)
Wigan goal: It’s against the run of play but Wigan won’t care. Franco Di Santo was heading towards the corner flag but turned back towards goal and his shot from near the corner of the box was deflected off Tony Hibbert and past Tim Howard.
GOAL Everton 1-1 Wigan (Phil Jagielka)
Everton goal: But Wigan’s lead does not last long. Just 97 seconds later Tim Cahill’s header hits the post and leaves Ali Al-Habsi falling to the ground and thereford unable to keep out Phil Jagielka’s headed follow up from six yards out.
GOAL Everton 2-1 Wigan (Vellios)
Everton goal: Know the name Apostolos Vellios? You do now. The teenage Greek striker puts Everton ahead with a well directed header from 14 yards out, after meetingTony Hibbert’s inch-perfect cross. Everton lead, with four minutes of the 90 left.
GOAL Everton 3-1 Wigan (Royston Drenthe
EVERTON GOAL: A sucker-punch for Wigan, who had gone forward in search of an equaliser. Everton lump the ball forward and it is flicked into the patch of Royston Drenthe who finds a convincing finish from the edge of the box. That’s his first goal in English football.