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No separating high-fliers Wigan and Rubin

Published: Thursday 24 October 2013, 22.56CET
Wigan Athletic FC 1-1 FC Rubin Kazan
Nick Powell cancelled out Aleksandr Prudnikov's early opener as Wigan remained on Rubin's coat tails in Group D.
by Patrick Hart
from Wigan Athletic Stadium
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Published: Thursday 24 October 2013, 22.56CET

No separating high-fliers Wigan and Rubin

Wigan Athletic FC 1-1 FC Rubin Kazan
Nick Powell cancelled out Aleksandr Prudnikov's early opener as Wigan remained on Rubin's coat tails in Group D.

Wigan Athletic FC and FC Rubin Kazan remain well appointed to progress from Group D after having to share the spoils in a 1-1 draw tonight.

Pacesetters Rubin appeared ready to register their first win on English soil when Aleksandr Prudnikov flashed in a 15th-minute goal. Yet Wigan restored parity before half-time through Nick Powell's accurate shot, and the point accrued by each club keeps them first and second in the table.

Prudnikov had finished emphatically at Scott Carson's near post after Chris Mavinga's pass from the left sliced open the home defence. At that stage the team from Tatarstan could scent a tenth straight UEFA competition victory since last season's quarter-final second leg against Chelsea FC – Kurban Berdyev's men having entered the 2013/14 UEFA Europa League in the second qualifying round.

In football's Lancashire heartland a traditional English centre-forward was found at the source of Wigan's best work, No9 Grant Holt. However, the equaliser came from Holt's young assistant Powell, two-goal hero of the home success against NK Maribor, who capped off a neat passing exchange with a clean low strike from outside the box.

The club occupying the 33rd rung of England's professional ladder – second-division Wigan – were proving no pushovers for a Russian Premier League outfit beaten on two previous visits to these shores. While Aleksandr Ryazantsev might have doubled the visitors' tally, Jordi Gómez powered the hosts' best opportunity over the crossbar in a first half which ended with the FA Cup holders in the ascendancy.

With Berdyev a renowned tactician, Latics boss Owen Coyle increasingly found himself engaged in a tactical stalemate punctuated only by free-kicks and substitutions. The deadlock was almost broken around the 70-minute mark with chances at either end, first for the sliding Roman Eremenko, then for Wigan's Marc-Antoine Fortuné and Nick Powell. Later, Callum McManaman and Fortuné went closer still, but despite Maribor winning at SV Zulte Waregem, the ensuing draw was no handicap to either side's prospects.

Last updated: 07/10/14 3.14CET

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Lineups

wigan

Wigan

rubin

Rubin

1
CarsonScott Carson (GK)
1
RyzhikovSergei Ryzhikov (GK)
3
CraineyStephen Crainey
2
KuzminOleg Kuzmin
4
ShottonRyan Shotton
Yellow Card49
8
RyazantsevAleksandr Ryazantsev
7
McCannChris McCann
9
PrudnikovAleksandr Prudnikov
Goal15
Substitution74
8
WatsonBen Watson
10
TorbinskiDmitri Torbinski
Yellow Card54
Substitution59
9
HoltGrant Holt
Substitution63
15
KislyakSergei Kislyak
14
Jordi GómezJordi Gómez
Substitution76
22
MavingaChris Mavinga
Yellow Card82
17
BoyceEmmerson Boyce (C)
23
R. EremenkoRoman Eremenko
19
PowellNick Powell
Goal40
25
MarcanoIván Marcano
22
BeausejourJean Beausejour
Substitution68
76
SharonovRoman Sharonov (C)
Substitution67
25
BarnettLeon Barnett
Yellow Card42
90
M'VilaYann M'Vila

Substitutes

13
NichollsLee Nicholls (GK)
31
BerezinAleksei Berezin (GK)
11
McCleanJames McClean
Substitution68
Yellow Card90
7
KulikVladislav Kulik
15
McManamanCallum McManaman
Substitution76
21
WakasoMubarak Wakaso
Substitution59
Yellow Card66
16
McArthurJames McArthur
44
César NavasCésar Navas
Substitution67
18
EspinozaRoger Espinoza
61
Gökdeniz KaradenizGökdeniz Karadeniz
Substitution74
24
PerchJames Perch
66
NatchoBebras Natcho
32
FortunéMarc-Antoine Fortuné
Substitution63
81
MukhametshinRuslan Mukhametshin

Coach

Owen Coyle (SCO) Kurban Berdyev (RUS)

Referee

Florian Meyer (GER)

Assistant referees

Holger Henschel (GER), Christoph Bornhorst (GER)

Fourth official

Marco Achmüller (GER)

Additional assistant referees

Bastian Dankert (GER), Robert Hartmann (GER)

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