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MATCH REPORT

PUBLISHED
21:52 22nd September 2010

REPORT: LATICS 2 PRESTON 1

Injury-time goal ensures Carling Cup progression for Latics

WIGAN ATHLETIC 2
Gomez 86
N'Zogbia 90+1

PRESTON NORTH END 1
Treacy 23

Match Report by Ella Cummins

Two late goals at the DW Stadium mean that Wigan Athletic have progressed to the fourth round of the Carling Cup, beating Preston North End 2-1.

Preston opened the scoring from a free-kick from around 25-yards out, Keith Treacy striking the ball left-footed to Al Habsi's left, the 'keeper unsighted by a wall which should maybe have done better.

Latics came out stronger after the break, with Ben Watson forcing a great reaction save from Preston keeper Lonergan a few minutes into the second-half, and Di Santo's looping header going just over the bar ten minutes later.

Jordi Gomez drew Latics level four minutes from time, after Treacy had made it 1-0 to the visitors half-way through the first 45 minutes.

After the equaliser, the game looked destined for extra-time, but a minute into injury-time, Charles N'Zogbia embarked on a fantastic counter attack from a Preston corner. The Frenchman burst into the opposition half, played a one-two with James McCarthy before slotting home the winner.

A brilliant late win for Martinez's men and Latics will find out who awaits them in the next round of the Carling Cup at midday on Saturday.

Latics: Al Habsi; Alcaraz, Figueroa, S. Caldwell, Stam; Thomas (McCarthy 71), McArthur (N'Zogbia 45), Watson, Gomez; Boselli, Di Santo
Subs: Kirkland; Gohouri, Moses, Diame, De Ridder

Preston
: Lonergan; St. Ledger, W. Brown, Gray, B. Jones; Treacy (Parry 53), Mayor, Coutts, Barton, Russell; C. Brown (Parkin 53)
Subs: Arestidou; Morgan, Hayes, McLaughlin, Wright

    Data provided by Press Association