Wigan sealed a place in the fourth round of the FA Cup with Mauro Boselli's first-half strike ending Bournemouth's 18-match unbeaten run.

Boselli found the top corner of the net after Harry Arter lost the ball.

The League One club went close to an equaliser, with Eunan O'Kane and later Marc Pugh hitting the crossbar.

Cherries keeper Shwan Jalal then superbly kept out Boselli's close range effort but ultimately one goal proved enough for the Premier League outfit.

Wigan will now face Blue Square Bet Premier club Macclesfield in the fourth round.

Wigan's forgotten man

  • Striker Mauro Boselli was signed from Argentine side Estudiantes for a reported £6.5m in 2010
  • Despite finishing top scorer in South America's elite club competition the Copa Libertadores in 2009, he has struggled for the Latics and has been sent on loan to Genoa and Estudiantes
  • Since returning to Wigan, he has scored four goals in cup competitions, but has yet to find the back of the net in six Premier League appearances this season

Bournemouth headed into Tuesday's replay full of confidence following a club-record-equalling 18-match unbeaten run that coincided with Eddie Howe's return to the club as manager.

Cherries made the brighter start without creating any clear chances but it was a mistake from the hosts that led to Boselli's opener.

It came when Arter gave the ball away to Boselli in midfield who himself unleashed a fierce shot from 20 yards into the top corner of the net to silence the home fans.

It was Wigan who again went close, this time Callum McManaman with a neat turn and low shot that Jalal did well to get down to.

The Cherries were then forced into an early change with Pugh replacing the injured Lewis Grabban and the winger immediately created an opportunity for Wes Thomas who under pressure headed wide from an in-swinging cross.

O'Kane then rattled the angle from the edge of the area after being played in by Thomas when Wigan were caught in possession deep in their own half.

After the break Thomas continued to be Bournemouth's most dangerous outlet and the Cherries striker headed straight at substitute keeper Ali Al Habsi from close range.

Josh McQuoid then came desperately close to turning in a long throw from Steve Cook with the Bournemouth man a foot short from prodding home the equaliser.

At the other end Jalal denied Pablo Henriquez as the game finally started to open up.

Arter was next to warm the palms of Al Habsi with his tipping 20 yards shot unconvincingly tipped over the bar.

As Bournemouth pressed, Wigan looked dangerous on the break and Jalal was forced into a fine low save from Boselli with Henriquez's follow-up superbly blocked by Tommy Elphick.

The Cherries pushed hard for an equaliser, roared on by vociferous home support, and the south-coast side went desperately close through Pugh who saw his shot from the edge of the area rebound off the crossbar.

Late on Nouha Dicko fired wide at the back post for the Latics when unmarked, while Matt Tubbs forced a fine sprawling save from Al Habsi.

But Tubbs' free kick in injury time was the last action of the tie as Wigan held on to seal a trip to the Moss Rose in the next round.

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe: "I thought it was a really good game and Wigan showed us a lot of respect with the team they picked. It was a strong team and we were slightly disappointed with our first-half performance.

"I think in the second half that all changed and we had a right go at Wigan and threw everything at them and, apart from their goalkeeper making some good saves and the woodwork, I think we would have deservedly forced extra-time. I think it was a really good effort from the players, we did not necessarily lose it and I think Wigan won it - if a team was going to beat us they were going to have to earn it.

"On another day we would have got away with that mistake [Arter's pass in the build-up to Boselli's goal] but we didn't and we got punished. Fair play to the lads though because we stayed in the game when it would have been easy to go chasing the game too early."

Wigan manager Roberto Martinez: "It was a very difficult game as we expected. We know that Bournemouth have been unbeaten and it doesn't matter at what level you do that at because you have got a very strong unit.

"I must admit Bournemouth deserve huge, huge credit over the two games in the manner they play football and I think it is going to bring real success to this football club. We knew that we had nothing to win today and had to be very professional; really, really strong and I couldn't be more proud of my players.

"I'm very proud with the coaching staff and everyone involved because to make nine changes and to be able to be a team and perform in the manner we did today in a professional way should make everyone extremely proud."

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Tuesday, 15 January 2013

FA Cup

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Bournemouth 0-1 Wigan FT
(HT 0-1)
    • Boselli 18

    Bournemouth

    • 01 Jalal
    • 02 Francis
    • 03 Cook
    • 13 Elphick
    • 08 Arter yellow card
    • 11 Daniels
    • 17 McQuoid (Fogden 66)
    • 26 Hughes (Tubbs 80)
    • 32 O'Kane
    • 09 Thomas
    • 22 Grabban (Pugh 34)

    Substitutes

    • 34 James,
    • 06 Partington,
    • 07 Pugh,
    • 12 Fogden,
    • 23 McDermott,
    • 18 Tubbs,
    • 40 Pitman

    Wigan

    Substitutes

    Ref: MossAtt: 8,890
    BOURNEMOUTH
    WIGAN

    Possession

    • Bournemouth 51%
    • Wigan 49%

    Attempts on target

    • Bournemouth 6
    • Wigan 7

    Attempts off target

    • Bournemouth 6
    • Wigan 2

    Corners

    • Bournemouth 7
    • Wigan 3

    Fouls

    • Bournemouth 13
    • Wigan 7
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+5:07 The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.
    • 90:00+4:28 Booking Angelo Henriquez receives a caution.
    • 90:00+4:11 The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Shwan Jalal.
    • 90:00+3:49 Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Marc Pugh.
    • 90:00+2:46 Matt Tubbs fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick, Ali Al Habsi makes a save.
    • 90:00+2:46 Booking The referee cautions Roger Espinoza for unsporting behaviour.
    • 90:00+2:42 Wes Fogden fouled by Roger Espinoza, the ref awards a free kick.
    • 90:00+2:36 Marc Pugh sends in a cross, clearance by Emmerson Boyce.
    • 90:00+2:06 Unfair challenge on Matt Tubbs by Roman Golobart results in a free kick. Eunan O'Kane crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance by Emmerson Boyce.
    • 90:00+1:33 Centre by Roger Espinoza, Effort from inside the six-yard box by Nouha Dicko goes wide right of the target.
    • 90:00+1:20 Jordi Gomez takes a shot. Blocked by Eunan O'Kane.
    • 90:00+0:31 Substitution (Wigan) makes a substitution, with Jordan Mustoe coming on for Mauro Boselli.
    • 90:00+0:05 Centre by Marc Pugh, clearance made by Maynor Figueroa.
    • 89:31 Jordi Gomez takes a shot. Save by Shwan Jalal.
    • 88:33 The official flags Nouha Dicko offside. Shwan Jalal takes the free kick.
    • 87:34 Free kick awarded for a foul by Marc Pugh on Mauro Boselli. Direct free kick taken by Maynor Figueroa.
    • 86:35 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Marc Pugh from the left by-line, Ali Al Habsi fouled by Tommy Elphick, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Ali Al Habsi.
    • 86:01 Centre by Simon Francis, Matt Tubbs takes a shot. Blocked by Maynor Figueroa.
    • 85:23 Marc Pugh takes a shot.
    • 85:14 The ball is swung over by Charlie Daniels, clearance made by Roman Golobart.
    • 84:16 Fraser Fyvie crosses the ball, Simon Francis manages to make a clearance.
    • 84:09 Centre by Angelo Henriquez, Simon Francis makes a clearance.
    • 83:27 Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Roger Espinoza, Tommy Elphick makes a clearance.
    • 82:52 Foul by Eunan O'Kane on Roger Espinoza, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Jordi Gomez.
    • 82:23 Charlie Daniels produces a cross, clearance made by Roman Golobart.
    • 82:01 The ball is delivered by Wes Thomas, Nouha Dicko makes a clearance.
    • 81:06 Roman Golobart takes a shot. Blocked by Tommy Elphick.
    • 79:57 Substitution Matt Tubbs on for Richard Hughes.
    • 79:07 A cross is delivered by Mauro Boselli, Steve Cook makes a clearance.
    • 77:05 Wes Fogden gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Roger Espinoza. Maynor Figueroa takes the direct free kick.
    • 76:33 Direct free kick taken by Emmerson Boyce.
    • 76:33 Booking The referee shows Harry Arter a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
    • 76:24 Ronnie Stam fouled by Harry Arter, the ref awards a free kick.
    • 75:32 Unfair challenge on Jordi Gomez by Harry Arter results in a free kick. Maynor Figueroa takes the direct free kick.
    • 75:16 The ball is sent over by Charlie Daniels, save by Ali Al Habsi.
    • 75:00 Simon Francis crosses the ball, Emmerson Boyce makes a clearance.
    • 73:25 The ball is crossed by Simon Francis, Emmerson Boyce makes a clearance.
    • 72:48 Steve Cook takes a shot.
    • 72:12 Centre by Harry Arter, Roman Golobart makes a clearance.
    • 70:11 The ball is sent over by Nouha Dicko, save by Shwan Jalal.
    • 69:49 Fraser Fyvie crosses the ball, Mauro Boselli takes a shot. Shwan Jalal makes a save.
    • 69:35 Wes Fogden takes a shot. Roman Golobart gets a block in.
    • 67:47 Eunan O'Kane takes a outswinging corner to the near post, clearance by Mauro Boselli.
    • 67:36 Harry Arter takes a shot. Ali Al Habsi gets a block in.
    • 66:38 Marc Pugh produces a cross, clearance made by Emmerson Boyce.
    • 65:42 Substitution Wes Fogden joins the action as a substitute, replacing Josh McQuoid.
    • 64:47 The ball is delivered by Charlie Daniels, clearance made by Roman Golobart.
    • 63:37 The ball is delivered by Marc Pugh, Roman Golobart manages to make a clearance.
    • 62:30 Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Roger Espinoza, free kick awarded for a foul by Roman Golobart on Steve Cook. Direct free kick taken by Shwan Jalal.
    • 62:10 Angelo Henriquez takes a shot. Save made by Shwan Jalal.
    • 61:46 The ball is delivered by Harry Arter, Nouha Dicko manages to make a clearance.
    • 59:22 Substitution (Wigan) makes a substitution, with Nouha Dicko coming on for Callum McManaman.
    • 58:50 The referee blows for offside against Angelo Henriquez. Free kick taken by Shwan Jalal.
    • 57:32 Richard Hughes challenges Roger Espinoza unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jordi Gomez takes the free kick.
    • 56:56 Simon Francis produces a cross, Wes Thomas takes a shot. Save by Ali Al Habsi.
    • 55:19 Mauro Boselli fouled by Richard Hughes, the ref awards a free kick. Fraser Fyvie takes the free kick.
    • 50:36 The referee blows for offside against Wes Thomas. Free kick taken by Roman Golobart.
    • 49:10 Direct free kick taken by Charlie Daniels.
    • 49:10 Booking Caution for Callum McManaman.
    • 49:00 Callum McManaman concedes a free kick for a foul on Richard Hughes.
    • 48:47 The ball is delivered by Simon Francis, clearance by Roman Golobart.
    • 47:04 Angelo Henriquez challenges Harry Arter unfairly and gives away a free kick. Harry Arter takes the free kick. Centre by Marc Pugh, clearance made by Roman Golobart.
    • 46:35 The ball is swung over by Angelo Henriquez, Shwan Jalal makes a save.
    • 45:01 The match restarts for the second half.
    • 45:01 Substitution Michael Pollitt goes off and Ali Al Habsi comes on.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+4:16 The referee blows for half time.
    • 45:00+3:41 The ball is sent over by Charlie Daniels, Emmerson Boyce makes a clearance.
    • 45:00+3:09 Simon Francis crosses the ball, blocked by Roger Espinoza.
    • 45:00+2:39 Corner taken right-footed by Josh McQuoid, Michael Pollitt makes a save.
    • 45:00+2:16 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Charlie Daniels, clearance made by Emmerson Boyce.
    • 45:00+1:59 Simon Francis takes a shot. Callum McManaman gets a block in.
    • 45:00+1:53 The ball is sent over by Marc Pugh.
    • 45:00+0:48 Corner taken left-footed by Charlie Daniels from the left by-line to the near post, Mauro Boselli makes a clearance.
    • 45:00+0:48 Booking Ronnie Stam booked for unsporting behaviour.
    • 45:00+0:33 A cross is delivered by Charlie Daniels, blocked by Ronnie Stam.
    • 44:05 Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Roger Espinoza from the left by-line to the near post.
    • 43:53 Jordi Gomez takes a shot. Blocked by Richard Hughes.
    • 42:26 Eunan O'Kane takes a shot.
    • 41:07 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Roger Espinoza by Wes Thomas. Free kick taken by Emmerson Boyce.
    • 39:55 Richard Hughes gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jordi Gomez. Ronnie Stam restarts play with the free kick.
    • 38:29 Foul by Simon Francis on Angelo Henriquez, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed left-footed by Jordi Gomez, clearance by Simon Francis.
    • 35:55 Marc Pugh produces a cross, Wes Thomas has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
    • 34:12 The ball is delivered by Wes Thomas, Emmerson Boyce manages to make a clearance.
    • 33:07 Substitution (Bournemouth) makes a substitution, with Marc Pugh coming on for Lewis Grabban.
    • 32:37 Callum McManaman takes a shot. Save by Shwan Jalal.
    • 30:59 Steve Cook sends in a cross, save by Michael Pollitt.
    • 30:12 Centre by Simon Francis, clearance made by Roman Golobart.
    • 29:31 Pass corner from right by-line taken by Charlie Daniels to short, Roger Espinoza manages to make a clearance.
    • 28:38 Unfair challenge on Charlie Daniels by Jordi Gomez results in a free kick. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Charlie Daniels from left channel, Roman Golobart makes a clearance.
    • 27:43 Charlie Daniels crosses the ball, clearance made by Roman Golobart.
    • 26:48 Jordi Gomez challenges Harry Arter unfairly and gives away a free kick. Richard Hughes restarts play with the free kick.
    • 23:03 The ball is swung over by Callum McManaman, clearance made by Tommy Elphick.
    • 21:42 The ball is crossed by Josh McQuoid, clearance made by Roman Golobart.
    • 20:12 A cross is delivered by Roger Espinoza.
    • 17:03 GOAL - Mauro BoselliBournemouth 0 - 1 Wigan Mauro Boselli scores a goal from just outside the penalty box to the top right corner of the goal. Bournemouth 0-1 Wigan.
    • 15:39 The ball is sent over by Simon Francis, Callum McManaman gets a block in.
    • 14:48 Angelo Henriquez is caught offside. Shwan Jalal takes the free kick.
    • 14:05 The assistant referee signals for offside against Charlie Daniels. Michael Pollitt restarts play with the free kick.
    • 13:53 The ball is sent over by Charlie Daniels.
    • 11:49 The ball is swung over by Lewis Grabban.
    • 11:39 Josh McQuoid produces a cross, Emmerson Boyce manages to make a clearance.
    • 9:53 Richard Hughes concedes a free kick for a foul on Angelo Henriquez. Roger Espinoza takes the direct free kick.
    • 8:28 Eunan O'Kane concedes a free kick for a foul on Maynor Figueroa. Maynor Figueroa takes the free kick.
    • 5:36 Simon Francis takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the crossbar.
    • 3:59 Effort on goal by Wes Thomas from just inside the penalty area goes over the target.
    • 3:21 Wes Thomas produces a cross, Callum McManaman gets a block in.
    • 0:00 The match begins.

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