Last Updated: 23/10/12 8:20am
A point each is perhaps a fair result following a pulsating match at the DW. Wigan will be disappointed not to have hung on for the win, but the Toffees virtually dominated the second period, their hard work finally paying off with two minutes left.
Anichebe is booked for dissent after reacting angrily to the referee after he gave a foul against him.
Great chance for Wigan!!! Maloney finds himself free in the area, his shot takes a deflection and loops agonisingly just over the bar!!
We are in for a frantic finish here as Everton push for a winner. The Toffees fans behind the goal are roaring them on. Don't discount Wigan though, they still look dangerous!
Everton do get the penalty at the third time of asking after Mirallas was tripped by Figueroa. Baines steps up and slams the ball into the top corner!!
Ironic cheers from the Everton fans as the referee awards them a free-kick near the edge of the Wigan penalty area, McCarthy penalised for tugging back Pienaar.
Everton are screaming for a penalty as Jelavic goes down as shapes to shoot, but the referee says no! There is contact as Figueroa stretches to get to the ball. Everton look to be very unlucky there.
Injury concern for Wigan. Ali Al-Habsi slipped while clearing the ball and landed awkwardly on his shoulder. Play is stopped while he gets treatment.
Mirallas tries a shot from the left edge of the area but the ball is blocked. Coleman then crosses towards Jelavic, but the ball to too high and it goes out for a goal kick.
Chance for Wigan! Di Santo, Maloney and Kone combine again, but Jagielka just intercepts in time before a shot can come in.
Jelavic is booked for backing into Ramis, things getting heated now. Replays suggest Ramis made the most of that.
Leighton Baines is booked for a foul on McArthur. Looked a bit harsh that, not really a dirty challenge by the England man.
Beausejour puts in a hanging cross from the left towards the far post, Di Santo rises, but the header goes a few yards wide.
Another save Al-Habsi! Kevin Mirallas gets free again, but his low shot is pushed away by the Wigan 'keeper for a corner.
Close!! Lovely move again by Everton down the left, Baines then tees it up for Mirallas in the area, but he sidefoots the ball over just over!
Everton win a corner at the other end, but Baines' delivery is headed away, Pienaar then puts it back in the box, but Al-Habsi claims.
Wigan start brightly down the left, Beausejour's cross is blocked by Coleman for a corner. Nothing comes of it however.
Jim Colley says: I Still think Everton can win this one. They have so many attacking players in their team it will be tough for Wigan to hold on in the second half.
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Real entertainment at the DW between two skillful and committed teams. Wigan certainly seem up for it today and it will be up to Everton to try and match them in the second half.
Fellaini is booked for using his elbow in an aerial challenge with Figueroa. The Wigan players and fans are furious, they wanted him to be sent off.
Off the post!! Another patient Everton move, Baines collects Pienaar's pass down the left, gets to the byline and stabs in a shot that hits the foot of the post and rebounds just out of Fellaini's reach in the six yard box.
Kevin Mirallas drives forward and fires in a shot that takes a deflection but Al-Habsi pushes it out for a corner, which Wigan clear.
Wigan break forward quickly again, spreading it from right to left, in the end Jagielka is forced to head Beausejour's cross away for the corner.
What a save!! A lovely Everton move finds Osman in the area, his shot takes a wicked deflection but Al-Habsi still tips it over!
Kone and Di Santo are leading the charge for Wigan this afternoon; they look to be developing a fruitful partnership.
Good save!! Di Santo drives the ball in from the edge of the area and Howard palms away at full stretch.
Caldwell launches a long ball to Kone, who does really well to get to the byline before crossing low to Di Santo, who blasts into the roof of the net.
The referee is forced to have a word with Fellaini and Caldwell as they clash at an Everton corner. Bit of pushing and shoving going on. Wigan clear the corner as far as Kevin Mirallas, who scuffs a shot wide.
Baines goes for the one-two with Pienaar but is blocked off by Shaun Maloney. The referee shows him the yellow card for the foul. Looked a bit harsh that.
Good play by Seamus Coleman, who dispossesses Beausejour inside the area before laying it off to Jagielka to clear.
Jean Beausejour curls in a free-kick from the left but it goes over everyone's head and out for a throw-in.
This has been a really enjoyable game so far, Wigan perhaps having the better of things, they look determined to get a result today.
Replays suggested that Kone may have been just offside when he headed home the opener, though Jelavic's instant response means it hardly matters now.
Wigan's lead lasted barely a minute, Pienaar standing up a cross to the far post for Nikica Jelavic to head home!
Shaun Maloney shows lovely skill to get to the byline on the left and fire a cross towards Arouna Kone who nods home from close range!
Franco Di Santo plays a nice ball towards Arouna Kone but Baines and Phil Jagielka combine to snuff out the danger.
Nice build-up play by Marouane Fellaini and Steven Pienaar down the left, but Fellaini's cross towards Nikica Jelavic is over-hit and drfits out of play.
Few tasty challenges flying in already, nothing too dangerous, just 100% commitment from both sides.
Leon Osman is penalised for handball on the edge of the Wigan penalty area, free-kick to the Latics.
Gary Caldwell tries a cross-field pass towards Jean Beausejour, but he over-hits it and the ball sails out of play.
Everton have brought a sizeable contingent of supporters this afternoon so it should be a good atmosphere. Kick-off seconds away now.....
@AndyHalsey tweeted: Hope to see an Everton win today and see them top of the Premier League before the international break. COYB!!!
It is a memorable day for Wigan full-back Maynor Figueroa, he is making his 150th start for the Latics.
Everton could even go top of the league today should they win and other results go their way. Just how high could they finish this season? At the other end of the table Wigan could drop into the bottom three - do they have enough to stay up this year? Let me know your thoughts Tom.Mallows@bskyb.com or @Tom_Mallows
Stewart MacLaren thinks Everton will win 3-1 with goals from Marouane Fellaini, Kevin Mirallas & Nikica Jelavic.
This is Everton's best start to a Premier League season - 13 points with a +6 goal difference. The only other season they have had 13 points after six games was 2004-05 when they qualified for the Champions League.
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Everton name an unchanged side from the one that beat Southampton 3-1 at Goodison Park last week, meaning Tony Hibbert and Darron Gibson remain on the sidelines.
Franco Di Santo is fit again and returns to the starting line-up in place of Jordi Gomez, who is available to take his place on the bench after having his red card at Sunderland rescinded in midweek.
Everton: Howard, Coleman, Baines, Jagielka, Heitinga, Mirallas, Pienaar, Neville, Osman, Fellaini, Jelavic
Wigan: Al Habsi, Kone, McCarthy, Caldwell, Di Santo, Maloney, McArthur, Boyce, Ramis, Beausejour, Figueroa.