Wigan recorded their second win of the season with a hard-fought victory over previously-unbeaten Nottingham Forest.

Forest took the lead inside the first 10 minutes when Andy Reid curled in a free-kick past the reach of goalkeeper Scott Carson.

The Latics equalised when Shaun Maloney converted from the spot after Jack Hobbs had fouled Marc-Antoine Fortune.

Wigan's second came on the half-hour mark when Fortune's ball came off the bar and Jordi Gomez tucked in.

Despite great pressure from the visitors after the break, Owen Coyle's side held on for their first league win over Forest.

Reid's early strike came against the run of play, although Wigan reasserted their authority soon after and were rewarded when former-Celtic winger Maloney scored with a penalty after Fortune had been brought down by Hobbs.

Maloney came close to adding a second when Jean Beausejour's intended shot flew inches past the Scot who was waiting to pounce.

They did finally breach the final line of defence again when Gomez was on hand to sweep in after Fortune's cross had bounced off the woodwork and into his path.

Centre-back Thomas Rogne almost scored a third for the home side when he got his head to the ball from a corner but directed his effort narrowly wide.

Forest piled on the pressure after the break with Reid heading over from Eric Lichaj's cross before Jamie Mackie had a better chance with a header that cleared the Latics bar by an inch.

Wigan boss Owen Coyle:

"We had to show everything today - all four seasons in one game - and we did that.

"We gave away another poor goal but the pleasing thing was the way we responded. As much as they had pressure in the second half, Scott Carson never had a save to make in the second half.

"This group is in its infancy, but I was delighted with everything we offered in terms of quality and desire.

"There are going to be games like this all season in the Championship, and it was pleasing to come through it."

Forest manager Billy Davies:

"We weren't ourselves in the first half and we deserved to be behind.

"We did better in the second half and I thought we deserved something in the end.

"We were much more like ourselves in the second half, but we needed a break and we never got it.

"I'm delighted with where we are so far and the position we find ourselves in going into the international break.

"We'll look forward to a bit of a break now, because it's a long season ahead."

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Saturday, 31 August 2013

Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Wigan 2-1 Nott'm Forest FT
(HT 2-1)
  • Maloney (pen) 14
  • Gomez 35
  • Reid 8

Wigan

  • 01 Carson
  • 06 Rogne
  • 17 Boyce
  • 22 Beausejour yellow card
  • 25 Barnett
  • 04 McCarthy
  • 08 Watson (McCann 77)
  • 10 Maloney
  • 14 Gomez
  • 18 Espinoza (McArthur 65)
  • 32 Fortune (McClean 86)

Substitutes

  • 13 Nicholls,
  • 03 Crainey,
  • 24 Perch,
  • 07 McCann,
  • 11 McClean,
  • 16 McArthur,
  • 29 Dicko

Nott'm Forest

  • 01 Darlow
  • 02 Lichaj yellow card
  • 08 Cohen
  • 22 Wilson
  • 25 Hobbs
  • 07 Guedioura (Harding 46)
  • 10 Lansbury yellow card
  • 11 Reid
  • 15 Halford (Miller 77)
  • 28 Majewski (Paterson 73)
  • 12 Mackie

Substitutes

  • 29 De Vries,
  • 03 Harding,
  • 05 Collins,
  • 17 Miller,
  • 21 Paterson,
  • 27 Derbyshire,
  • 31 Cox
Ref: PawsonAtt: 16,270
WIGAN
NOTT'M FOREST

Possession

  • Wigan 52%
  • Nott'm Forest 48%

Attempts on target

  • Wigan 2
  • Nott'm Forest 2

Attempts off target

  • Wigan 3
  • Nott'm Forest 7

Corners

  • Wigan 6
  • Nott'm Forest 5

Fouls

  • Wigan 10
  • Nott'm Forest 15
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+4:23 The referee blows for the end of the match.
  • 90:00+0:43 Scott Carson takes the free kick.
  • 90:00+0:29 The referee gives a free kick against Jamie Paterson for handball.
  • 88:16 Andy Reid takes the free kick.
  • 88:11 Shaun Maloney is ruled offside.
  • 87:53 Clearance made by Thomas Rogne.
  • 87:47 Corner from the right by-line taken by Andy Reid.
  • 87:24 Jean Beausejour goes into the referee's book for dissent.
  • 87:24 Booking
  • 87:17 Clearance made by Jean Beausejour.
  • 85:18 Substitution James McClean comes on in place of Marc-Antoine Fortune.
  • 84:01 Clearance made by Leon Barnett.
  • 83:55 Free kick taken by Karl Darlow.
  • 83:30 The official flags Marc-Antoine Fortune offside.
  • 82:38 Clearance by Thomas Rogne.
  • 82:35 Chris Cohen produces a cross.
  • 82:12 Leon Barnett manages to make a clearance.
  • 82:03 Corner taken by Andy Reid.
  • 81:51 Clearance by Emmerson Boyce.
  • 79:27 Dan Harding sends in a cross.
  • 76:54 Substitution Ben Watson goes off and Chris McCann comes on.
  • 76:44 Substitution Ishmael Miller on for Greg Halford.
  • 76:23 Andy Reid restarts play with the free kick.
  • 76:15 Foul by Marc-Antoine Fortune on Henri Lansbury, free kick awarded.
  • 76:04 Clearance by James McCarthy.
  • 75:54 Andy Reid crosses the ball in from the free kick.
  • 75:16 James McArthur gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jamie Paterson.
  • 73:41 Ben Watson takes a shot. Karl Darlow safely holds on.
  • 72:22 Substitution Jamie Paterson comes on in place of Radoslaw Majewski.
  • 71:31 Clearance made by Thomas Rogne.
  • 71:27 Centre by Dan Harding.
  • 71:04 Karl Darlow takes the free kick.
  • 70:49 Foul by Jordi Gomez on Henri Lansbury, free kick awarded.
  • 69:32 Karl Darlow restarts play with the free kick.
  • 69:26 Marc-Antoine Fortune is caught offside.
  • 69:21 Scott Carson takes the free kick.
  • 68:57 Greg Halford is flagged offside by the assistant referee.
  • 68:48 The ball is sent over by Eric Lichaj.
  • 66:13 Kelvin Wilson manages to make a clearance.
  • 66:07 The ball is crossed by Marc-Antoine Fortune.
  • 65:47 Clearance made by Emmerson Boyce.
  • 65:43 The ball is crossed by Eric Lichaj.
  • 64:16 Substitution Roger Espinoza goes off and James McArthur comes on.
  • 62:24 Header by Jamie Mackie misses right.
  • 62:18 The ball is sent over by Chris Cohen.
  • 59:27 Jean Beausejour manages to make a clearance.
  • 59:22 Henri Lansbury takes the free kick.
  • 58:49 Free kick awarded for a foul by Emmerson Boyce on Henri Lansbury.
  • 58:05 Eric Lichaj has a headed effort at goal. Scott Carson catches the ball.
  • 57:59 The ball is delivered by Eric Lichaj.
  • 57:14 Centre by Andy Reid.
  • 56:38 Header by Andy Reid goes over the bar.
  • 56:25 Eric Lichaj crosses the ball.
  • 55:44 Free kick taken by Emmerson Boyce.
  • 55:12 Unfair challenge on James McCarthy by Andy Reid results in a free kick.
  • 54:30 Clearance made by Karl Darlow.
  • 54:27 Corner taken by Ben Watson from the right by-line.
  • 52:57 Ben Watson makes a clearance.
  • 52:52 Corner taken by Andy Reid from the left by-line.
  • 52:40 Clearance made by Thomas Rogne.
  • 50:56 Corner taken by Jordi Gomez.
  • 50:25 Marc-Antoine Fortune takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Andy Reid gets a block in.
  • 49:59 Ben Watson crosses the ball in from the free kick.
  • 49:35 The referee gives a free kick against Dan Harding for handball.
  • 49:18 Free kick taken by Leon Barnett.
  • 48:55 Greg Halford gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Leon Barnett.
  • 48:08 Roger Espinoza restarts play with the free kick.
  • 47:55 Jordi Gomez fouled by Radoslaw Majewski, the ref awards a free kick.
  • 47:14 The ball is sent over by Andy Reid.
  • 45:47 Header by Chris Cohen misses right.
  • 45:33 A cross is delivered by Andy Reid.
  • 45:01 The match restarts for the second half.
  • 45:01 Substitution Adlene Guedioura leaves the field to be replaced by Dan Harding.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+3:35 The ref blows to end the first period.
  • 45:00+2:57 Andy Reid takes the free kick.
  • 45:00+2:46 Jordi Gomez challenges Adlene Guedioura unfairly and gives away a free kick.
  • 45:00+1:49 Karl Darlow takes the free kick.
  • 45:00+1:42 The assistant referee signals for offside against Shaun Maloney.
  • 44:39 Greg Halford takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Emmerson Boyce.
  • 44:26 Clearance by Scott Carson.
  • 44:22 Centre by Henri Lansbury.
  • 44:07 Short corner worked by Andy Reid.
  • 43:07 Karl Darlow restarts play with the free kick.
  • 42:42 Shaun Maloney challenges Karl Darlow unfairly and gives away a free kick.
  • 39:58 Clearance made by Jamie Mackie.
  • 39:54 Corner from the right by-line taken by Ben Watson.
  • 39:29 Kelvin Wilson makes a clearance.
  • 39:08 Kelvin Wilson makes a clearance.
  • 38:58 Free kick crossed by Ben Watson.
  • 38:42 Ben Watson fouled by Chris Cohen, the ref awards a free kick.
  • 37:22 Scott Carson takes the free kick.
  • 37:05 Free kick awarded for a foul by Henri Lansbury on Roger Espinoza.
  • 36:15 Scott Carson restarts play with the free kick.
  • Correction - 36:00 Eric Lichaj concedes a free kick for a foul on Jean Beausejour.
  • 36:00 Unfair challenge on Jean Beausejour by Eric Lichaj results in a free kick.
  • Correction - 34:14 The assist for the goal came from Marc-Antoine Fortune.
  • Correction - 34:14 GOAL - Jordi GomezWigan 2 - 1 Nott'm Forest Jordi Gomez scores with their right foot. Wigan 2-1 Nottm Forest.
  • 34:14 Assist on the goal came from Marc-Antoine Fortune.
  • 34:14 GOAL - Jordi GomezWigan 2 - 1 Nott'm Forest Jordi Gomez scores with their right foot. Wigan 2-1 Nottm Forest.
  • 34:14 GOAL - Jordi GomezWigan 2 - 1 Nott'm Forest Jordi Gomez scores a right footed goal. Wigan 2-1 Nottm Forest.
  • Correction - 34:12 Karl Darlow fumbles the ball.
  • 33:39 Free kick taken by Scott Carson.
  • 33:04 Foul by Greg Halford on Leon Barnett, free kick awarded.
  • 31:48 Shot by Radoslaw Majewski went wide of the left-hand upright.
  • 30:10 Ben Watson takes a shot. Blocked by Jamie Mackie.
  • 30:06 Shaun Maloney takes the free kick.
  • 29:38 Eric Lichaj goes into the referee's book.
  • 29:38 Booking
  • 29:30 Unfair challenge on Shaun Maloney by Eric Lichaj results in a free kick.
  • 28:47 Scott Carson takes the free kick.
  • 28:33 Greg Halford is adjudged to have handled the ball.
  • 28:04 Thomas Rogne makes a clearance.
  • 27:58 A cross is delivered by Chris Cohen.
  • 24:42 Karl Darlow takes the free kick.
  • 24:21 Unfair challenge on Kelvin Wilson by Marc-Antoine Fortune results in a free kick.
  • 23:47 Jean Beausejour crosses the ball in from the free kick.
  • 23:10 Henri Lansbury receives a caution.
  • 23:10 Booking
  • 23:07 Henri Lansbury challenges Roger Espinoza unfairly and gives away a free kick.
  • 21:29 Karl Darlow restarts play with the free kick.
  • 21:25 The referee blows for offside.
  • 21:08 Scott Carson takes the free kick.
  • 20:47 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Thomas Rogne by Jack Hobbs.
  • 20:36 Andy Reid crosses the ball in from the free kick.
  • 19:43 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Henri Lansbury by Roger Espinoza.
  • 19:11 Roger Espinoza crosses the ball in from the free kick.
  • 18:54 Roger Espinoza fouled by Henri Lansbury, the ref awards a free kick.
  • 17:53 Header by Chris Cohen goes over the bar.
  • 17:45 Corner from the right by-line taken by Andy Reid.
  • 16:49 Henri Lansbury has an effort at goal.
  • 16:43 Emmerson Boyce manages to make a clearance.
  • 16:39 Free kick crossed by Andy Reid.
  • 16:17 Free kick awarded for a foul by Leon Barnett on Greg Halford.
  • 15:26 The ball is delivered by Jordi Gomez.
  • 13:38 GOAL - Shaun MaloneyWigan 1 - 1 Nott'm Forest Penalty scored by Shaun Maloney. Wigan 1-1 Nottm Forest.
  • 13:02 Jack Hobbs concedes a Penalty for a foul on Marc-Antoine Fortune.
  • 12:30 Free kick taken by Scott Carson.
  • 12:08 The assistant referee signals for offside against Greg Halford.
  • 11:38 Corner taken by Ben Watson.
  • 11:07 Kelvin Wilson manages to make a clearance.
  • 11:02 Corner taken by Ben Watson from the right by-line.
  • 10:37 Jean Beausejour takes a shot. Eric Lichaj gets a block in.
  • 7:37 GOAL - Andy ReidWigan 0 - 1 Nott'm Forest Andy Reid scores direct from the free kick. Wigan 0-1 Nottm Forest.
  • 6:38 Unfair challenge on Henri Lansbury by Leon Barnett results in a free kick.
  • 4:40 Free kick crossed by Ben Watson.
  • 4:06 Free kick awarded for a foul by Adlene Guedioura on Jordi Gomez.
  • 2:53 Chris Cohen manages to make a clearance.
  • 2:45 Shaun Maloney crosses the ball.
  • 2:39 Ben Watson takes the free kick.
  • 2:23 Jack Hobbs gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Marc-Antoine Fortune.
  • 2:08 Clearance made by Kelvin Wilson.
  • 1:55 Corner from the left by-line taken by Ben Watson.
  • 1:41 Henri Lansbury makes a clearance.
  • 1:27 Ben Watson crosses the ball in from the free kick.
  • 1:04 Eric Lichaj gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jordi Gomez.
  • 0:00 The referee gets the game started.

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