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Massadio Haidara could return against Fulham after Callum McManaman"s horror tackle

Haidara could be back NEXT WEEK after speedy recovery from McManaman's lunge

By
Graeme Yorke

PUBLISHED:

15:30 GMT, 28 March 2013

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UPDATED:

16:04 GMT, 28 March 2013

Massadio Haidara could return to action next week after the Newcastle defender was on the receiving end of a horror tackle from Wigan's Callum McManaman

Fortunately for the 21-year-old and Newcastle, the French defender could feature against Fulham next weekend, but will miss Saturday's Barclays Premier League clash at Manchester City.

Pardew, while surprised at comments made
by Wigan chairman Dave Whelan and manager Roberto Martinez after the
game, was simply relieved not to have lost his January signing for
several months.

Ouch: Massadio Haidara was carried off after a lunge from Callum McManaman

Ouch: Massadio Haidara was carried off after a lunge from Callum McManaman

Got away with it: Callum McManaman was not punished by referee Mark Halsey or the FA for this tackle

Got away with it: Callum McManaman was not punished by referee Mark Halsey or the FA for this tackle

Asked if either the club or the defender had received an apology from the Latics, he said: 'No, I don't think so.

'I was a little bit surprised at the manager's and the chairman's
comments that it was a fair challenge – I think everybody else could see
that it wasn't. But that's opinion and I can understand them wanting to
defend their player.

'It would be interesting to know what their opinion would have been if
it was Cheick Tiote on [James] McCarthy, their outstanding young
midfield player.

'But it is what it is, it's done and we move on to another game.'

Haidara lies in agony on the ground

Agony: Massadio Haidara left the field on a stretcher but thankfully has not suffered serious damage

Agony: Massadio Haidara left the field on a stretcher but thankfully has not suffered serious damage
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Head down: Wigan manager Roberto Martinez is concerned McManaman has taken too much flak

Head down: Wigan manager Roberto Martinez is concerned McManaman has taken too much flak

Pardew also
renewed his calls for the Premier League to employ professional
assistant referees in the wake of McManaman’s controversial challenge.

Pardew’s belief that referees should
team up with full-time assistants was only strengthened in the wake of
the incident at the DW Stadium during which the French
full back was carried off with what looked at the time like a serious
knee injury.

Unsighted referee Mark Halsey took no
action over the tackle, and McManaman escaped retrospective action
because one of the officials did have a clear view and deemed it fair.

Haidara's fellow full backs Mathieu Debuchy and Davide Santon are also on Newcastle's casualty list for the trip to the Etihad.

Back in action: Toon captain Fabricio Coloccini trains in the Newcastle gym

Back in action: Toon captain Fabricio Coloccini trains in the Newcastle gym

Back in action: Toon captain Fabricio Coloccini trains in the Newcastle gym

Dowie emerges as leading contender for vacant Oldham job after Scholes link is dismissed

Dowie emerges as leading contender for vacant Oldham job after Scholes link is dismissed

By
Aidan Mccartney

PUBLISHED:

01:15 GMT, 5 February 2013

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UPDATED:

02:02 GMT, 5 February 2013

Iain Dowie is leading the race to become the next Oldham Athletic manager, despite bookmakers installing Oldham fan Paul Scholes as shock favourite.

Latics chairman Simon Corney is eager to install a new boss before the club’s FA Cup fifth-round clash against Everton next Saturday.

Surprisingly the 38-year-old midfielder was labelled as a front-runner but Corney has denied any suggestions that the Old Trafford legend would be taking the post.

Out of work: Dowie's last managerial job was in 2010 he unsuccessfully tried to keep Hull City in the Premier League

Out of work: Dowie's last managerial job was in 2010 when he unsuccessfully tried to keep Hull City in the Premier League

‘If Paul Scholes was to so much as express a desire to come here, it would refresh the whole club and of course I would be interested,’ Corney said.

‘But is it going to happen No, it isn't and there has been no contact between ourselves and Paul Scholes.

‘For one thing, I cannot see him wanting to go from earning 60,000-a-week at Manchester United to 600-a-week at Oldham!

Despite engineering their famous victory over Liverpool, Paul Dickov resigned on Sunday after a run of poor form in League One which left the Boundary Park side just outside the relegation zone.

Relaxed: Scholes at United's Doha training camp

Favourite: Scholes, seen here relaxing at United's Doha training camp, has emerged as the bookies choice for the Oldham job

Dowie has previous experience of managing Oldham after taking the club to the League One play-offs in 2002-03 and

Corney confirmed that he has been in contact with the former QPR manager.

‘Iain and I are good friends and we speak on a regular basis, but the club has time to make the right appointment,’ added Corney.

‘I would certainly expect a manager to be in place in time for the FA Cup tie against Everton next week and hopefully the issue may be resolved before the game against MK Dons this weekend.’

Wigan defender Ivan Ramis ruled out for season with cruciate ligament damage

Huge blow for Martinez as Wigan defender Ramis is sidelined for season with cruciate injury

By
Simon Stone, Press Association

PUBLISHED:

16:27 GMT, 15 January 2013

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UPDATED:

17:17 GMT, 15 January 2013

Wigan defender Ivan Ramis will miss the rest of the season after rupturing his cruciate ligament in Saturday's 1-1 draw at Fulham.

Latics boss Roberto Martinez feared the worst immediately after the game and scans have now revealed the Spaniard will be out until the start of next season.

'Nothing can disguise the fact this is a massive blow because Ivan is a key member of the group but we are relieved that the injury is not a severe as we feared it could have been,' Martinez said.

Down and out: Ivan Ramis will miss the rest of the campaign

Down and out: Ivan Ramis will miss the rest of the campaign

The news is a massive blow to Martinez as another senior defender, Antolin Alcaraz, is still to return after suffering a groin injury in August.

Wigan do have another alternative in Roman Golobart but the 20-year-old's relative lack of experience means Martinez may be forced to use Emmerson Boyce as an orthodox defender, rather than in the wing-back role where he has excelled over the past 12 months.

A summer arrival from Real Mallorca, 28-year-old Ramis endured a difficult debut against Chelsea but has since come into his own, making 19 appearances. He had only just returned from a hamstring problem when he suffered the latest setback at the weekend.

'The most important thing now is to think of Ivan's welfare, get the operation completed, and for him to begin his rehabilitation,' said Martinez.

'Ivan is a very strong and positive character and he is determined to return to fitness as soon as he can.

'He will receive the best possible medical rehabilitation as the club ensures to have him return as an even stronger footballer.'

Wigan to add Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Joel to the side on loan

EXCLUSIVE: Martinez pulls off another coup with loan deal for Atletico Madrid keeper Joel

By
Alex Kay

PUBLISHED:

16:33 GMT, 2 January 2013

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UPDATED:

17:17 GMT, 2 January 2013

Wigan will complete the loan signing of Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Joel in the coming days.

The stopper is currently third choice with the Spanish club and spent time away last season, at La Liga rivals Rayo Vallecano.

The Latics have already added Manchester United forward Angelo Henriquez to their ranks since the transfer window opened on Tuesday, and Joel's arrival will be considered a major coup.

Jumping for joy: Joel is on his way to Wigan on loan from Atletico Madrid

Jumping for joy: Joel is on his way to Wigan on loan from Atletico Madrid

Despite his position in Madrid, the stopper is highly thought of and is expected to step into the No 1 spot when the current incumbent Thibaut Courtois returns to Chelsea.

The Belgian has been in the Spanish capital since the start of the season, impressing to such a level that he is already his country's No 1 aged just 20.

Atletico want to keep hold Courtois but understand that may not be possible as his stock continues to rise.

Angelo Henriquez joins Wigan on loan from Manchester United

United striker Henriquez raring to go after completing loan move to Wigan

By
David Kent

PUBLISHED:

08:40 GMT, 2 January 2013

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UPDATED:

11:19 GMT, 2 January 2013

Angelo Henriquez is determined to use his time at Wigan to prove himself in the Premier League after joining the Latics on loan until the end of the season.

The Manchester United striker has been unable to force his way into the first team at Old Trafford, due to work permit issues, but has played for the Under 21 side.

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Chance to shine: Striker Angelo Henriquez has joined Wigan on loan

Chance to shine: Striker Angelo Henriquez has joined Wigan on loan

Angelo Henriquez fact file

Born: April 13, 1994, Chile

Appearances (Goals):

Universidad de Chile 17 (11)

Manchester United U21 6 (2)

Chile 1 (1)

Henriquez is expected to make his debut against Bournemouth in the FA Cup on Saturday.

'This is a fantastic opportunity for me and I am really excited after the manager has given this chance for me to prove myself,' he told the club's official website.

'Now I need to work to try and earn my place in the team.'

Wigan boss Roberto Martinez is confident the 18-year-old can make an instant impression at the DW Stadium.

'We’re really excited about Angelo because he is a very young man with a huge potential; he’s a goalscorer with clever movement inside the box and has had a very successful time with his former club Universidad,' he said.

'We hope to have a good partnership in terms of allowing Angelo to develop as a footballer and learn of the demands of the English game, because I feel he can bring us something different in the forward line.

'I’m sure the fans will give him a great welcome on Saturday and it will provide him with the perfect opportunity to begin his experiences on the pitch in English football which is very exciting.'

Henriquez becomes the second mid-season recruit by Wigan, who confirmed the signing of Honduran midfielder Roger Espinoza from Sporting Kansas City last month and are waiting for the Honduras international to obtain a visa.

League One round-up: Sheffield United go top

League One round-up: Blades top as Crawley are cut down by McMahon

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18:17 GMT, 22 December 2012

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UPDATED:

18:17 GMT, 22 December 2012

Sheffield United moved top of npower League One with a 2-0 win at Crawley.

The fixture was one of just four played in the third tier due to the awful weather, and two sweetly-struck free-kicks from Tony McMahon ensured the Blades made the most of their rivals having their games postponed.

Blades of glory: McMahon bends a free kick round the Crawley wall

Blades of glory: McMahon bends a free kick round the Crawley wall

Walsall picked up their first win in
17 games as they saw off Colchester 1-0, Febian Brandy scoring the only
goal just after the hour mark.

Yeovil chalked up a big win as they eased past Oldham with a 4-1 victory at Huish Park. Jose
Baxter had given the visitors an early lead, but a Gavin Williams'
double, the first from the spot, and a James Hayter strike put the
Glovers 3-1 to the good.

Latics striker Robbie Simpson was then dismissed for his challenge on Marek Stech, and Paddy Madden completed the scoring.

The day's other game saw Preston draw
1-1 at Coventry. James Bailey put the Sky Blues ahead but Lee Holmes
earned North End a share of the spoils.

Newcastle v Wigan live

PREMIER LEAGUE LIVE: Newcastle v Wigan – as it happens from St James' Park

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UPDATED:

20:02 GMT, 3 December 2012

Follow Sportsmail's coverage of the Barclays Premier League as Newcastle host Wigan at St James' Park to conclude the weekend's fixtures. Alan Pardew will hope to arrest a slide which has seen his team slip to four successive defeats, while the Latics will aim for three points to move above the Toon in the table.

Newcastle 0 Wigan 0

Newcastle: Krul; Simpson, Williamson, Coloccini, Santon; Gutierrez, Tiote, Anita, Marveaux; Ba, Cisse.

Subs: Harper, Tavernier, Ferguson, Bigirimana, Ranger, Shola Ameobi, Sammy Ameobi.

Wigan: Al Habsi; Boyce, Caldwell, Figueroa; Stam, McCarthy, Gomez, Jones, Beausejour; Di Santo, Kone.

Subs: Pollitt, McManaman, McArthur, Boselli, Fyvie, Lopez, Golobart.

1 min: Close! Tiote unleashes a drive from 25 yards and the ball flies just wide of Al-Habsi's right-hand post with only 20 seconds on the clock.

1 min: We're under way…

7.58pm: The players are out and Wigan are wearing red for the first-time since their promotion season way back in 2004-05…

7.55pm: Not long now until kick-off and I'm looking forward to seeing how these two sides will line up. We'll see a back four from Newcastle and a back three from Wigan but in front of that both managers have room to manouevre… Pardew could opt to play a traditional 4-4-2 or he could operate with Cisse on one flank and Marveaux alongside Anita and Tiote in the middle to try and match up with Wigan's engine room. The Latics will probably have Gomez playing slightly ahead of Jones and McCarthy but Jones can also operate a left wing back, which would free up Beausejour to operate in a more attacking role in support of the big man Di Santo. We shall see…

WEEKEND PREVIEW SPLIT: Newcastle v Wigan

7.45pm: We should be guaranteed a game full of attacking intent tonight. Wigan are never a team to sit back and Newcastle's fans demand will demand they attack at home.

7.35pm: This has to be one of the worst runs Newcastle have been on since Alan Pardew took over. Last season's manager of the year sees his side sitting 12 points off the fifth place that they finished in last season, but they surely couldn't ask for a much kinder fixture to get their season back on track. Wigan have never won at St James' in seven attempts and have lost three of their last four games.

7.25pm: Wigan have injury problems of their own, especially at the back where both Ivan Ramis and Antolin Alcaraz are missing. Midfielders Albert Crusat and Ben Watson are both out too but we can still expect the usual 3-5-2 from Roberto Martinez's side with Stam and Beausejour as the wing backs.

7.20pm: The teams are in and it looks like 4-4-2 for Newcastle, who have Yohan Cabaye, Steven Taylor and Hatem Ben Arfa all missing through injury.

7.15pm: The home side are languishing in the bottom half of the table after a run of five games without a win and will be desperate for a victory to kickstart a stuttering season.

7.10pm: Good evening everyone and welcome to Sportsmail's live coverage of Newcastle v Wigan from St James' Park.

Ecstasy before agony: Newcastle lost at Stoke last Wednesday despite Papiss Cisse handing them the lead

Ecstasy before agony: Newcastle lost at Stoke last Wednesday despite Papiss Cisse handing them the lead

Wigan 1 West Brom 2: Match report

Wigan 1 West Brom 2: Morrison's happy return as Baggies trouser first away win

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UPDATED:

17:09 GMT, 10 November 2012

James Morrison came back from injury to set up West Brom's first away win of the Barclays Premier League season as his powerful header helped the visitors sink Wigan at the DW Stadium.

Scotland midfielder Morrison was forced to miss the Baggies' win over Southampton on Monday night, due to a hamstring problem, but he returned to help inspire Steve Clarke's men to three points which keeps them firmly rooted in the league's top six.

Cheers: West Brom's James Morrison celebrates the opener

Cheers: West Brom's James Morrison celebrates the opener

MATCH FACTS

WIGAN: Al Habsi, Ramis, Caldwell (Stam 63), Figueroa, Boyce, McCarthy, Watson (Gomez 84), Beausejour, Kone, Di Santo (Boselli 84), Maloney. Subs not used: Pollitt, Jones McManman, Fyvie.

Goals: Kone 44

Booked: McCarthy

WEST BROM: Myhill, Jones, McAuley, Olsson, Ridgewell, Mulumbu, Yacob, Lukaku (Rosenberg 85), Morrison (Gera 67), Brunt, Long (Odemwingie 67). Subs not used: Daniels, Popov, Dorrans, Tamas

Goals: Morrison, Caldwell (og, 43)

Booked: Yacob, Lukaku, Jones, Gera

Referee: N Swarbrick

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Morrison met a cross from Chris Brunt
to head an unstoppable opener past Ali Al Habsi, before a Gary Caldwell
own goal put the Baggies in command.

Arouna Kone reduced the deficit and the Latics piled on the pressure but could not claim a point.

The visitors started with Peter
Odemwingie on the bench despite his two-goal haul against Southampton,
but his replacement Romelu Lukaku quickly made his presence felt with a
surging forward run.

Maynor Figueroa drilled a low
long-range shot just wide for the home side in the fifth minute and
James McCarthy's persistence also fashioned an early chance after he
robbed Claudio Yacob and pressed forward.

And it took Baggies goalkeeper Boaz
Myhill – in for his first senior Baggies game in 21 months due to injury
to Ben Foster – nine minutes to prove worthy of his call-up as he
pulled off a superb save to deny Ben Watson.

The visitors slowly began to find
their rhythm, with the alert Al Habsi racing from his goal to deny
Lukaku, as the home side, who continued to shade possession in an open
game, were too often let down by a stray final ball.

Heading home: Morrison (centre) climbs to nod West Brom in front

Heading home: Morrison (centre) climbs to nod West Brom in front

More scrappy play from the hosts
almost cost them dear after 26 minutes when indecision in defence forced
Al Habsi to once again come out and save from Morrison then dive on the
loose ball as Lukaku waited to pounce.

But there was nothing scrappy about
the opener on the half-hour as Brunt flung in a precise cross from wide
on the left and Morrison aimed his magnificent header past Al Habsi from
the edge of the six-yard box.

Heads we win: Morrison leaves Ali Al Habsi with no chance

Heads we win: Morrison leaves Ali Al Habsi with no chance

And the visitors almost increased
their lead seven minutes later when Billy Jones cut in from the right
and unleashed a fierce left-footed drive which flashed just wide of the
busy Al Habsi's left-hand post.

That seemingly inevitable second
goal duly arrived after 43 minutes when Jones' effort from a tight angle
was deflected into his own net by Wigan captain Caldwell – but less
than a minute later Kone pulled one back when he poked home Beausejour's
cross.

Catch me if you can: Wigan's James McCarhty closes on Romelu Lukaku (left)

Catch me if you can: Wigan's James McCarhty closes on Romelu Lukaku (left)

Beausejour had the first chance of
the second half when he hit a shot from the left side of the box high
over Myhill's bar after the goalkeeper had parried from Watson, then
Caldwell headed just wide as the home side enjoyed a significant spell
of pressure.

The Baggies should have extended
their lead in the 56th minute when Lukaku lashed a shot on the turn
which was brilliantly tipped over the bar by Al Habsi at point-blank
range.

Remembering the fallen: Roberto Martinez (right) and West Brom's Steve Clarke sport their poppies

Remembering the fallen: Roberto Martinez (right) and West Brom's Steve Clarke sport their poppies

Shaun Maloney should have done better
for Wigan when he was teed up by a pass from Franco Di Santo in the
middle of the box in the 72nd minute, but blazed his shot well over the
bar.

Not this time: Romelu Lukaku (left) is thwarted by Wigan keeper Ali Al Habsi

Not this time: Romelu Lukaku (left) is thwarted by Wigan keeper Ali Al Habsi

Then a chance for Di Santo came to
nothing in the 80th minute when he got his head on a Beausejour cross
from the left but could only direct the ball against team-mate Kone,
from whom it deflected onto the roof of the net.

Jones brings groans: Billy Jones celebrates after his cross was turned in for the winner

Jones brings groans: Billy Jones celebrates after his cross was turned in for the winner

Last laugh: Lukaku celebrates after Gary Caldwell turned a cross into his own net

Last laugh: Lukaku celebrates after Gary Caldwell turned a cross into his own net

Tottenham 0 Wigan 1 – match report

Tottenham 0 Wigan 1: Boos at White Hart Lane as Spurs slump at home again

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UPDATED:

19:11 GMT, 3 November 2012

Tottenham fans vented their anger at Andre Villas-Boas as their side slumped to a shock defeat against strugglers Wigan at White Hart Lane.

Spurs had come in to today's game having won five of their last six Barclays Premier League matches, but they were desperately poor.

Not so hot Spurs: Ben Watson helped Wigan to a famous and well-earned win over Tottenham

Not so hot Spurs: Ben Watson helped Wigan to a famous and well-earned win over Tottenham

Not so hot Spurs: Ben Watson helped Wigan to a famous and well-earned win over Tottenham
MATCH FACTS

TOTTENHAM: Friedel, Vertonghen, Gallas, Walker (Carroll 79), Caulker, Dempsey, Huddlestone, Lennon, Bale, Sandro (Sigurdsson 23), Defoe (Adebayor 57) Subs not used: Lloris, Naughton, Dawson, Falque

Booked: Dempsey

WIGAN: Al Habsi, Caldwell, Boyce, Ramis, Figueroa, McCarthy, Watson, Maloney, Beausejour, Kone, Di Santo (Gomez 69) Subs not used: Pollitt, Stam, Lopez, Jones, Gomez, McManaman, Boselli

Booked: Figueroa

Goals: Watson 56

Referee: Atkinson

Attendance: 35,534

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The Londoners were lucky that Ben
Watson's strike was the only one they conceded after they put in a dire
display that caused an outcry of fury among the home support.

The home fans knew that with games
against Manchester City and Arsenal coming up, this was a perfect
opportunity to register three more valuable points after last weekend's
morale-boosting win over Southampton.

It was not surprising, therefore,
that they vented their anger at their team by booing them off at
half-time and at the final whistle.

The home support also turned against
Villas-Boas 10 minutes into the second half when he substituted Jermain
Defoe for Emmanuel Adebayor.

Loud boos rang out at White Hart Lane
and the home fans chanted the name of the England striker, who
sauntered off the pitch before going down the tunnel.

The Latics had gone six Barclays
Premier League games without a victory before their 2-1 win against the
Hammers last weekend, but they performed superbly.

While Tottenham struggled with the
basics, Roberto Martinez's men passed with finesse and purpose while
Arouna Kone was a constant menace for the away side.

It could have all been so different had Clint Dempsey taken an early chance after a mistake by Watson.

The former Crystal Palace midfielder
misplaced a simple pass, and Dempsey sneaked in behind the Wigan defence
only to shoot into the side netting.

The American then hit a crisp shot just wide of Ali Al-Habsi's goal, but Wigan soon began to take a grip on the game.

Shame no-one saw it: Wigan, who once lost 9-1 at White Hart Lane, bought a handful of fans

Shame no-one saw it: Wigan, who once lost 9-1 at White Hart Lane, bought a handful of fans

Al-Habsi was only called into action
once in the first half when Jan Vertonghen acrobatically volleyed
towards goal, but the Oman goalkeeper dived to his left to save.

The home supporters bellowed at their side, urging them forward, but it had little effect.

Shaun Maloney and Kone combined well
on the edge of the box, giving the Ivory Coast man some space on the
edge of the box but Friedel saved well to deny Wigan an opener.

Villas-Boas was then forced into an
early change when Sandro hobbled off with a muscle injury. Gylfi
Sigurdsson came on in his place.

Wigan continued to dominate against a Spurs side now devoid of their combative midfielder.

Kone slipped Maloney into the box to leave the Scot through on goal, but he fired straight at Friedel.

Yard short: The scoreline wasn't flattering to Wigan, who more than matched Spurs everywhere

Yard short: The scoreline wasn't flattering to Wigan, who more than matched Spurs everywhere

Yard short: The scoreline wasn't flattering to Wigan, who more than matched Spurs everywhere

The home fans' angst grew as their
team failed to produce any chances. Indeed their only reason to cheer
came just before the end of the first period when news of Arsenal's 2-1
defeat at Manchester United flickered across the big screen at White
Hart Lane.

Boos rang out at the half-time whistle, but Villas-Boas did not make any changes at the break.

Dempsey was booked for childishly blocking a Wigan free-kick from one yard.

The home side's afternoon went from
bad to worse in the 56th minute when Friedel could only parry Maloney's
corner at the feet of Watson, who drove at goal from close range.

Friedel blocked the shot, but the ball had already crossed the line and the referee's assistant rightly awarded the goal.

Chances: Jan Vertongen and Gareth Bale worked well on the left, but failed to make a breakthrough

Chances: Jan Vertongen and Gareth Bale worked well on the left, but failed to make a breakthrough

Chances: Jan Vertongen and Gareth Bale worked well on the left, but failed to make a breakthrough

The atmosphere then turned hostile a minute later when Villas-Boas withdrew Defoe and brought on Adebayor.

The home fans booed loudly when the
fourth official held his board aloft and chanted Defoe's name as he
sauntered off the pitch before disappearing down the tunnel, clearly
unhappy at being taken off.

The goal briefly brought Spurs to life, but they still lacked the cutting edge to test Al-Habsi.

Bale whipped a curling shot at the
Wigan stopper which he held well, and the Welshman then shouted for a
penalty but it was not given.

Villas-Boas brought on Tom Carroll
and shifted to a back three, which gave Tottenham more impetus going
forward but also left them open at the back.

Wing men: On the opposite flank, Aaron Lennon and Kyle Walker got little change from Wigan

Wing men: On the opposite flank, Aaron Lennon and Kyle Walker got little change from Wigan

Wing men: On the opposite flank, Aaron Lennon and Kyle Walker got little change from Wigan

James McCarthy blocked Dempsey's flick on the line as Spurs started to kick into gear, but Wigan held strong and hit back on dangerous counter-attacks.

Kone broke through the Spurs back line and squared the ball but no one was there to tap in.

A crucial block from William Gallas only prevented Jordi Gomez from making it 2-0 after some good work by Kone as Wigan threatened to kill the game off.

Maynor Figueroa then blasted a free-kick inches wide with six minutes to go as Tottenham watched the game slip away before their eyes.

Five minutes of injury time came and went without incident and Wigan held on comfortably to claim a shock win that was met with a cacophony of boos from the angry home support.

Andreas Granqvist flattered by Liverpool interest

Granqvist flattered by Liverpool interest as Rodgers scouts Genoa defender

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UPDATED:

07:41 GMT, 15 October 2012

Andreas Granqvist has welcomed interest from Liverpool and revealed he would be keen on a move to Anfield.

The Sweden international will be known to Wigan fans as he spent 18 months with the Latics and made 14 appearances in the 2007-2008 season.

He struggled to secure a permanent
position with the Barclays Premier League outfit but has now established
himself as one of the best defenders in Serie A.

International class: Granqvist appeared for Sweden at this summer's Euros

International class: Granqvist appeared for Sweden at this summer's Euros

And Brendan Rodgers has asked Liverpool scouts to monitor his progress this season with a bid for the 27-year-old a possibility in January.

Granqvist told Sportbladet: 'Honestly, I don't know much about this interest. I am focused on Sweden's World Cup qualifiers and then we'll see what happens,' Granqvist

'I am happy in Genoa, but obviously I am flattered by the interest from the Reds. They are an historic and successful club.'

Familiar face: Granqvist spent a season with Wigan

Familiar face: Granqvist spent a season with Wigan