Everton 0-3 Wigan: As It Happened
Premier League—Everton vs. Wigan
Everton 0-3 Wigan
Everton: Mucha; Coleman, Heitinga, Distain, Baines; Mirallas (Barkley 79'), Neville (Anichebe 46'), Osman, Pienaar; Fellaini (Gibson 67'), Jelavic
Subs: Springthorpe, Gibson, Naismith, Hitzelsperger, Barkley, Anichebe, Duffy
Wigan: Robles; Scharner, Alcaraz (Globart 90+1'), Figueroa; McCarthy, Gomes, Boyce, Beausejour; Maloney, McManaman (Miyaichi 40' [McArthur 73']), Kone
Subs: Al Habsi, Di Santo, Henriquez, McArthur, Stam, Globart, Miyaichi
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Absolute elation for Wigan, who advance to the FA Cup semifinal for the first time in their history on the back of an insane four minute period that saw three goals fly past Jan Mucha.
Everton will have a long way to go to come back from this disappointment, but they now have to focus on qualifying for the Europa League.
90+4'â€”Nearly over now, just a few more seconds.
Wigan, a strange old team, have been outstanding & thoroughly deserve to go to Wembley. But how significent will defeat be for David Moyes?â€” Phil McNulty (@philmcnulty) March 9, 2013
90+3'â€”Wow, Everton had two golden chances to get a goal, and they wasted both. Leon Osman's snapshot was well saved by Robles, and Seamus Coleman somehow put a free header wide of the mark.
Antolin Alcaraz is replaced by Roman Golobart.
90+1'â€”Four more minutes for Everton to endure before the game is mercifully ended.
87'â€”As this game inches toward its conclusion, the only question is whether Everton will pull one back.
Anything to reduce the woe of exiting the FA Cup to an inferior side would help the fans, but the reality is that this has been a horrendous, calamitous day for Everton.
81'â€”Penalty shouts for Everton as Barkley is pushed down in the box, but the referee is having none of it, and I must say that I agree. Just great defending from Wigan, a side not known for their stability at the back.
Ross Barkley replaces Kevin Mirallas.
77'â€”Everton attacking ferociously, but Wigan's defending is excellent, and the Toffees cannot seem to score even their first goal.
James McArthur replaces Ryo Miyaichi, who is so unlucky to have his return from injury end like this.
72'â€”Really tough challenge by Mirallas on Ryo Miyaichi has left the Japanese in a heap on the sideline. He's receiving treatment off the pitch, but he looks to be in a lot of pain. He had just come back from a long-term injury, too.
Darron Gibson replaces Marouane Fellaini. Perhaps a slightly odd one, but Gibson can score from practically anywhere on the pitch.
66'â€”Given away by Marouane Fellaini in the box, and Figueroa nearly had Wigan's fourth with a low drive that Mucha had to get down to save.
The Everton fans are venting their frustrations at the moment, as it becomes clearer by the second that the Toffees are going out of the FA Cup.
60'â€”An Everton corner yields another corner. Which comes to nothing after a foul on the edge of the box. With every second, the unlikely is becoming more and more impossible for the home side.
57'â€”Lazy tackle from Marouane Fellaini earns him a yellow card. He just stuck out a leg to trip up Maloney as he attempted to start a break.
Wigan playing some good possession football, which is torture for the Everton fans.
54'â€”Corner for Wigan after a spell of positive play. Exactly what Everton do not want.
51'â€”Took a bit of a deflection on its way through, but Robles holds on. Fellaini then slices a threatening shot that flies wide.
Definitely a lot more bite about Everton now.
50'â€”Frustrations mount for Everton with every free-kick conceded and ball lost. This time Kevin Mirallas and Steven Pienaar combine to haul down a Wigan attacker.
And at the other end, Shaun Maloney gets a yellow card for hacking Mirallas down. Dangeroud free-kick for Everton and Leighton Baines.
46'â€”Everton start the second half, as they try desperately to keep their FA Cup dream alive. And they are immediately on the front foot.
Victor Anichebe replaces Phil Neville.
Second half starts in just a moment.
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