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EMIRATES FA CUP MATCH PREVIEW: WEST BROMWICH ALBION V WIGAN ATHLETIC

4 January 2019

Latics begin their 2018-19 Emirates FA Cup campaign with a Third Round tie at The Hawthorns on Saturday (kick-off 12.30pm).

  • Match Preview: Wigan Athletic v West Bromwich Albion in the Third Round of the Emirates FA Cup
  • Latics make second trip to The Hawthorns in less than a fortnight
  • Tickets available in advance and on the day

WEST BROMWICH ALBION v WIGAN ATHLETIC
EMIRATES FA CUP THIRD ROUND
SATURDAY 5 JANUARY 2019
THE HAWTHORNS
KICK-OFF 12.30PM

Latics will look to reignite their campaign when they start their Emirates FA Cup journey for 2018-19 with a testing trip to fellow Championship side West Bromwich Albion.

The Baggies, who have won six of their last ten games, were FA Cup winners in 1954 and 1968 having also won the cup in 1888, 1892 and 1931. They have, however, exited at the Third Round stage in four of their last eight seasons, though they were semi-finalists as a Championship side in 2008 and quarter-finalists in 2015 too.

Latics’ recent FA Cup history paints a successful story; winners in 2013, Uwe Rosler also took his side to the semi-finals a year later and of course Paul Cook’s League One Latics made the quarter-finals last year, beating Bournemouth, West Ham United and Manchester City along the way.

MATCH DAY INFORMATION

OFFICIALS

Referee – Keith Stroud
Assistant Referee 1 – Steven Meredith
Assistant Referee 2 – Mark Pottage
Fourth Official – Josh Smith

HEAD-TO-HEAD

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EARLY TEAM NEWS

LATICS

Speaking to iFollow Latics at the Wigan Athletic Training Centre ahead of his side's Emirates FA Cup third round trip to West Bromwich Albion, assistant manager Leam Richardson gave updates on Gavin Massey, Nick Powell and Michael Jacobs, as well as hints towards the squad travelling to the Hawthorns.

"It's been great to see Nick and Crackers back out there again this week," Richardson began.

"They're making good progress and naturally we've missed them both because they were key players last season and earlier this season.

"We're missing Gavin (Massey) again now after he pulled up on Tuesday, but we're talking weeks rather than months like last time."

On Saturday's team against the Baggies, Richardson continued.

"We'll field the strongest possible team that we believe will get the result. It's (the FA Cup) not too much of a distraction for us, especially as we're playing a team from our division.

"We've been monitoring a few players daily because of the tough period over Christmas with travelling and the games, but it's been a good working week and we've allowed certain players to rest."

When asked if any of Latics' younger players will be involved on Saturday, Richardson added:

"It's unlikely because our young players have had a tough period themselves in terms of fixture build-up."

Returning loan player Jamie Walker is cup tied, having already played in the competition on loan at Peterborough United.

WEST BROMWICH ALBION

As reported by the Express and Star, Darren Moore is weighing up his options ahead of the third round tie, saying:

“Because of the demands and schedule for this Christmas period, we’ll look at the squad,”

“We’ll make decisions accordingly. It’s a very important game to us and we’ll be preparing in detail to try and get a result and respond to defeat.”

Moore's options were extended this week with the addition of defender Mason Holgate on loan from Everton, as well as 21-year-old central defender Jack Fitzwater who has returned from his loan spell with Walsall and is expected to feature before returning to the Saddlers for the second half of the season.

Midfielder Jake Livermore will be absent for the next four matches through suspension, whilst Dwight Gayle and Ahmed Hegazi won't be rushed into returns from injury.

LATICS LISTEN – THERE IS A NEW NAME ON THE OLD TROPHY

 

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Match Reports

EMIRATES FA CUP REPORT: WEST BROMWICH ALBION 1 – 0 LATICS

5 January 2019

Bakary Sako scores the only goal of the game as Latics exit the Emirates FA Cup at The Hawthorns.

  • Emirates FA Cup Match Report: West Bromwich Albion 1 – 0 Wigan Athletic
  • Bakary Sako scores the only goal of the game
  • Latics head out of the Emirates FA Cup following defeat at The Hawthorns

WEST BROMWICH ALBION 1
Sako 31

WIGAN ATHLETIC 0

Attendance: 15,465

Wigan Athletic exited the Emirates FA Cup at the Third Round stage as Bakary Sako scored the game’s only goal in a 1-0 defeat on Saturday afternoon.

Latics had early chances but were dealt the killer blow on the half hour mark as Sako headed in a Chris Brunt cross.

Paul Cook made a number of changes to his team, with Jamie Jones, Nathan Byrne, Callum Connolly, Leo Da Silva Lopes, Callum McManaman, Josh Windass and Will Grigg all coming in to the starting XI. Cook was also faced into a late change to his starting XI as Darron Gibson picked up an injury in the warm-up and was replaced by Lee Evans.

Latics were the side in the early stages with a number of opportunities created in the early minutes of the match. First, McManaman cut in field and saw a shot deflected wide before he turned provider for Will Grigg, who went through one-on-one but saw his effort tipped wide by Jonathan Bond. From the resulting corner, Chey Dunkley headed Windass’ delivery narrowly over.

Cook’s side remained in relative control but fell behind after Sako headed in a Brunt cross following a set-piece from which Jones had excellently denied Brunt’s well-hit free-kick.

Mason Holgate was denied a second just before the break by a good Jones save and shortly after half-time Sako also found Jones in defiant mood, the stopper making a brave save before Dunkley bravely cleared the second attempt off the line.

Jonathan Leko then placed a one-on-one effort just wide before Windass drove off target from 25 yards on the hour mark.

Latics’ best chance to level in the second-half fell to McManaman, who tried to divert a header on target at the back post but couldn’t quite keep his effort down.

Cook’s side bow out of the Emirates FA Cup and host Aston Villa at the DW Stadium in the Sky Bet Championship next weekend.

West Bromwich Albion: Myhill, Bartley, Sako, Brunt (Capt), Townsend, Adarabioyo, Field, Harper (Morrison 86), Holgate, Hoolahan (Edwards 71), Leko (Robson-Kanu 77)
Subs: 
Bond, Mears, Fitzwater, Howkins.

Latics: 
Jones, Byrne, Dunkley, Kipre, Evans, Naismith, Connolly (Roberts 65), Da Silva Lopes (James 56), McManaman (MacDonald 76), Windass, Grigg
Subs: 
Walton, Vaughan, Garner

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Ticket News

WIGAN ATHLETIC SUPPORTERS CAN PAY ON THE DAY FOR EMIRATES FA CUP CLASH AT WEST BROMWICH ALBION

2 January 2019

Latics supporters can pay on the day at West Bromwich Albion in the Emirates FA Cup on Saturday 5 January 2019 (kick-off 12.30pm).

  • Emirates FA Cup Ticket News: West Bromwich Albion v Wigan Athletic
  • Wigan Athletic supporters can pay on the day at the Hawthorns (kick-off 12.30pm)
  • Buy tickets in advance online by [clicking here], calling 01942 311111 or visiting the DW Stadium Ticket Office in person.

WEST BROMWICH ALBION v WIGAN ATHLETIC
EMIRATES FA CUP THIRD ROUND
SATURDAY 5 JANUARY 2019
THE HAWTHORNS
KICK-OFF 12.30PM

Wigan Athletic supporters can pay on the day for our Emirates FA Cup Third Round clash with West Bromwich Albion at the Hawthorns on Saturday 5 January 2019 (kick-off 12.30pm).

We have received an initial allocation of 1,283 tickets for the clash at the Hawthorns, with tickets priced as follows:

Adults - £10.00
Over-60s - £5.00
Under-23s - £5.00
Students - £5.00
Under-18s - £1.00

Ambulant disabled tickets are priced at £5 each, with a carer ticket issued Free of Charge.

OFF SALE DATES
Online – 4pm on Wednesday 2nd January
Phone/In person – 3pm on Friday 4th January

HOW TO BUY
Online – 
Click Here
Phone – 
01942 311111
In Person – 
DW Stadium Ticket Office opening hours

WIGAN ATHLETIC SUPPORTERS ARE REMINDED THAT IT IS A CRIMINAL OFFENCE TO ENCROACH ON THE PITCH AND/OR TO USE PYROTECHNIC DEVICES AT MATCHES.

CRIMINAL PROSECUTIONS AND BANNING ORDERS COULD RESULT IF ANYONE BREAKS THE LAW IN THIS WAY.

PLEASE RESPECT THE LAW AND THE GOOD NAME OF WIGAN ATHLETIC.

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