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Wigan 1-1 Liverpool: Rodallega cuts out Torres opener

Wigan Athletic have halted Liverpool's winning streak of three by holding them to a 1-1 draw at DW Stadium.

Things looked good for the Reds when Fernando Torres, who scored both goals in Sunday's win over Chelsea, received a long, pinpoint pass from Steven Gerrard before firing across the path of Latics keeper Ali Al-Habsi to make it 1-0 in the seventh minute.

Fortunately for Wigan, Hugo Rodallega was on hand to lash home after Pepe Reina could only parry Ronnie Stam's shot into his path. The Colombian accepted gratefully to make it 1-1 but it extended Wigan's winless run to five matches, keeping them in the drop zone whilst Liverpool remained 9th.

Wigan Athletic: 1 (Hugo Rodallega 52') Liverpool: 1 (Fernando Torres 7')

Venue: DW Stadium, Wigan Crowd: 16,754 Referee: Peter Walton Yellow cards:WA - nil LIV - Lucas 14', Jamie Carragher 58'

Starting Line-Ups

Wigan Ali Al-Habsi (gk), Antolin Alcaraz, Gary Caldwell, Maynor Figueroa, Ronnie Stam, Mohamed Diame, Jordi Gomez (Moses 69'), Hendry Thomas, Tom Cleverley, Charles N'Zogbia, Hugo Rodallega (Di Santo 87')

Subs - Chris Kirkland (gk), Victor Moses (69'), Franco Di Santo (87')

Liverpool Pepe Reina (gk), Martin Skrtel, Jamie Carragher, Paul Konchesky, Martin Kelly, Lucas, Steve Gerrard, Maxi Rodriguez (Ecclestone 81'), Raul Meireles (Shelvey 46'), Fernando Torres, Dirk Kuyt (Poulsen 73')

Subs - Brad Jones (gk), Jonjo Shelvey (46'), Christian Poulsen (73'), Nathan Eccleston (81')

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