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The DW Stadium | 30th April 2011 15:00

Wigan Athletic v Everton

Leighton Baines' penalty secured a point for Everton at the DW Stadium.

He scored late in the second half after Charles N'Zogbia had put the home side ahead and Mikel Arteta had seen his first half spot-kick saved.

David Moyes started with Tim Cahill and Arteta in midfieldas they stepped up returns from injury, while Victor Anichebe was in for Jermaine Beckford up front.

But Wigan started brighter and their first real chance provided the opening goal, albeit after 20 minutes of play.

James McCarthy's delightfully chipped pass found N'Zogbia who gathered possession before composing himself and firing past Tim Howard.

Leon Osman moves away from Mohammed Diame.Leon Osman moves away from Mohamed Diame

Everton were stung into life and Leon Osman bought a yard of space only to see his effort tipped over.

The travelling side were handed a chance to equalise from the spot 35 minutes in after Osman had been felled by Wigan's goalscorer

But Arteta's spot kick was well saved by the sprawling Ali Al Habsi.

Wigan ended the half the stronger as N'Zogbia drew a solid save from Howard.

The first action of the second period saw Al Habsi grab Cahill's flicked header before Howard twice saved well from sub Victor Moses as the hour mark passed.

Mikel Arteta has his penalty saved by Ali Al Habsi.Mikel Arteta has his penalty saved by Ali Al Habsi

Tactical tweaks by David Moyes meant Osman was now playing more centrally and it was his shot that caused Al Habsi a nervous moment when he spilt the ball with Cahill bearing down.

Moses and James McCarthur had shots blocked then Victor Anichebe's header was blocked wide from point blank range.

Next Phil Jagielka's stab was repelled by Al Habsi as Everton pressure mounted.

And with 77 miunutes gone Hugo Rodallega handled Baines' corner and - with Arteta now off the field - the ex-Wigan man made no mistake with a venemous spot kick.

Sub Seamus Coleman's deflected drive was fielded by the Latics' Oman custodian and with both sides going for the win Rodallega fired wastefully over in added time when Howard was stranded.



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