Three memorable matches against Stoke City.
- A closer look at previous meetings between Wigan Athletic and Stoke City.
- Latics prepare to face the Potters at the bet365 Stadium.
- Survival Sunday, a 6-1 thrashing and our first ever home meeting.
Wigan Athletic 4 Stoke City 0 - Saturday 23 February 1991
Latics ripped Stoke City apart in the two clubs' first ever Springfield Park meeting, with Phil Daley netting twice alongside Darren Patterson and leading goal scorer Don Page who grabbed his 12th of the season.
Daley opened the scoring with his seventh of the campaign when he headed home Bryan Griffiths' cross from the left, before the pair combined again for Daley's second on the edge of the area, with the forward doubling Latics' lead in the second half.
Latics' second header and third of the game was expertly converted by Darren Patterson who nodded home Everton loanee Phil Jones' corner, before Jones' delightful delivery for Page to head home made it 4-0.
Latics: Hughes, Patterson, Tankard, Atherton, Johnson, Langley, Jones, Rimmer, Daley, Page, Griffiths
Subs: Carberry, Pilling
Stoke City: Fox, Butler, Carr, Beeston, Blake, Fowler, Kennedy, Ellis, Ware, Biggins, Rice
Subs: Devlin, Evans
Wigan Athletic 6 Stoke City 1 - Tuesday 13 November 2001
Tony Dinning, Andy Liddell, Arjan De Zeeuw, Paul Dalglish, Lee Ashcroft and Jeff Kenna all hit the target in what remains to this day our highest scoring victory at the current stadium... Latics' six to Stoke City's one, scored by Jurgen Vandeurzen.
Dinning opened the scoring inside the fourth minute ahead of the Potters' only goal of the game. Liddell and De Zeeuw pushed Latics 3-1 ahead before the break, with Dalglish, Ashcroft (pen) and Kenna rounded up the scoring and hit Stoke for six.
Latics: Stillie, Green, Kenna, Jackson, McCulloch (Roberts 85), De Zeeuw, Brannan, Dinning, Ashcroft, Dalglish (Mitchell 86), Liddell
Subs: Tynan, Nolan, McGibbon
Stoke City: Cutler, Thomas, Shtanuk, Clarke, Handyside, Vandeurzen, Gudjonsson, Rowson (Smart 45), Hoekstra, O'Connor, Iwelumo
Subs: Ward, Owen, Neal, Cooke
Stoke City 0 Wigan Athletic 1 - Sunday 22 May 2011
After the comeback of all comebacks against West Ham United at the DW Stadium the weekend before, Latics arrived at the Britannia Stadium knowing a victory would 100% seal a spot in the Premier League for 2011-12, although, if results were favourable elsewhere, a draw would also have been enough.
Determined to claim their place themselves, Latics battled hard against a Stoke City side who pushed Roberto Martinez's men to their limit, with shots cleared off the line and the woodwork struck multiple times.
With 12 minutes remaining and the crucial point hanging in the balance, Hugo Rodallega rose to meet Maynor Figueroa's clipped cross, bulging the back of Asmir Begovic's net to provide Martinez and co with that all important goal and Premier League survival.
Stoke City: Begovic, Collins, Wilson, Shawcross, Wilkinson, Whelan, Pennant, Delap, Etherington (Whitehead 72), Jones (Carew 78), Walters
Subs: Nash, Shotton, Pugh, Diao, Tonge
Latics: Al Habsi, Alcaraz, Caldwell, Boyce, Figueroa, McCarthy, Watson, N'Zogbia (Moses 89), Diame, Sammon (Cleverley 67), Rodallega (Di Santo 86)
Subs: Kirkland, Lopez, Gomez, McArthur