Result: Wigan Athletic 1-1 Everton

Victor Anichebe
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Wigan remain bottom of the Premier League table despite drawing 1-1 with Everton on Saturday afternoon.

Wigan Athletic remain bottom of the Premier League table despite holding Everton to a 1-1 draw on Saturday afternoon.

The away side came closest to opening the scoring after nine minutes when Tim Cahill fired an effort from distance, but it drifted just wide.

Everton again went close moments later when Denis Stracqualursi found a powerful strike inside the area, but Ali Al-Habsi was more than equal to the effort.

Wigan struggled in the opening stages but so nearly took the lead after 20 minutes when Franco di Santo went one-on-one with Tim Howard, but the American goalkeeper produced a fine stop.

The returning Steven Pienaar went close for Everton after 30 minutes with a strike from distance, before Darron Gibson, fresh from his strike against Manchester City, fired wide moments before the break.

Everton introduced Nikica Jelavic early in the second period in an attempt to inject some ideas into their forward line, but it was Wigan who found the opener after 77 minutes.

The Latics were given a helping hand after a horror show from Howard, who allowed the ball to slip through his grasp after it had struck Phil Neville.

The away side found themselves on level terms, however, after 83 minutes when Victor Anichebe headed a Leighton Baines cross into the back of the net.

Wigan will look to return to winning ways when they travel to Bolton next weekend, while Everton host Chelsea.

Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Walsall5410113813
2Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd540195412
3Burton Albion540174312
4Gillingham5320103711
5Rochdale531182610
6Chesterfield531174310
7Coventry CityCoventry430110469
8Swindon TownSwindon52219728
9Fleetwood Town52129727
10Oldham AthleticOldham51404317
11Wigan AthleticWigan52124407
12Barnsley521258-37
13Port Vale51316426
14Doncaster RoversDoncaster513134-16
15Scunthorpe UnitedScunthorpe512257-25
16Bradford CityBradford512247-35
17Bury50411011-14
18Peterborough UnitedPeterborough511359-44
19Millwall5113410-64
20Colchester UnitedColchester5032510-53
21Shrewsbury TownShrewsbury502347-32
22Southend UnitedSouthend402214-32
23Crewe Alexandra502359-42
24Blackpool5014312-91