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Doncaster Rovers 3-0 Wigan Athletic

Chris Brown
Chris Brown

Chris Brown scored twice as Doncaster ended Wigan's eight-match unbeaten run with a comprehensive win at the Keepmoat Stadium.

Paul Keegan picked out Brown for the forward to open the scoring for the home side after six minutes.

James Coppinger added a second after a goalmouth scramble involving Richie Wellens just after half-time.

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Post-match: Wigan manager Rosler

After James Husband was fouled by Tyias Browning, Brown scored Doncaster's third from the spot.

Paul Dickov's team are now only in the relegation zone on goal difference, while Wigan are five points off the play-offs following their first loss since the 2-1 defeat in Maribor on 12 December.

Coppinger clipped a shot wide after an impressive dribble before Brown finished from Keegan's cross.

Wigan newboy Nicky Maynard had a shot tipped over by Ross Turnbull and Nick Powell then put too much power on a lob.

Latics goalkeeper Ali Al Habsi denied Wellens but Coppinger turned in the rebound before Brown converted from the spot for his fifth goal of the season.

Doncaster manager Paul Dickov:

"We've shown exactly what we are capable of. There are 20 games left and we have to perform like that in every one.

"If we do, we won't have any problem at all staying out of the bottom three.

"Chris Brown was magnificent and deservedly scored a couple of goals, but he flogs himself to death every game and we need to bring someone in to help him out."

Wigan manager Uwe Rosler:

"We weren't at our best and I think the run of games we've had recently caught up with us.

"We never really got the ball down or had enough penetration to hurt them. All credit to Doncaster, they deserved to win.

"It's how we bounce back now that's important and I'm looking forward to seeing a reaction from my players because collectively we were not at the races."

Line-ups

Doncaster

  • 1Turnbull
  • 17TamasBooked at 43mins
  • 14Khumalo
  • 20Meite
  • 3Husband
  • 19WellensSubstituted forDe Valat 90+1'minutes
  • 18KeeganBooked at 78minsSubstituted forFurmanat 78'minutes
  • 7Duffy
  • 25ForresterSubstituted forCotterillat 82'minutes
  • 26Coppinger
  • 9Brown

Substitutes

  • 2Quinn
  • 4Furman
  • 11Cotterill
  • 13Maxted
  • 21De Val
  • 30Peterson
  • 31Stevens

Wigan

  • 26Al Habsi
  • 31Browning
  • 17Boyce
  • 25Barnett
  • 22Beausejour
  • 16McArthur
  • 8WatsonSubstituted forFortunéat 65'minutes
  • 7McCann
  • 29MaynardSubstituted forEspinozaat 80'minutes
  • 19Powell
  • 14Jordi GómezSubstituted forMcManamanat 61'minutesBooked at 73mins

Substitutes

  • 3Crainey
  • 13Nicholls
  • 15McManaman
  • 18Espinoza
  • 24Perch
  • 30Kiernan
  • 32Fortuné
Referee:
Keith Hill
Attendance:
8,331

Match Stats

Home TeamDoncasterAway TeamWigan
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home10
Away9
Shots on Target
Home5
Away1
Corners
Home7
Away7
Fouls
Home13
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Doncaster Rovers 3, Wigan Athletic 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Doncaster Rovers 3, Wigan Athletic 0.

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by James Husband.

Roger Espinoza (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dean Furman (Doncaster Rovers).

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Marc replaces Richard Wellens.

Foul by Chris McCann (Wigan Athletic).

Richard Wellens (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by James Coppinger.

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Dean Furman.

Offside, Doncaster Rovers. Ross Turnbull tries a through ball, but Mark Duffy is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Chris McCann following a set piece situation.

Jean Beausejour (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by James Coppinger (Doncaster Rovers).

Offside, Doncaster Rovers. Ross Turnbull tries a through ball, but Chris Brown is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. David Cotterill replaces Harry Forrester.

Offside, Doncaster Rovers. Chris Brown tries a through ball, but Mark Duffy is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Roger Espinoza replaces Nicky Maynard.

Chris Brown (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Emmerson Boyce (Wigan Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Dean Furman replaces Paul Keegan.

Booking

Paul Keegan (Doncaster Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Jean Beausejour (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Paul Keegan (Doncaster Rovers).

Attempt blocked. James McArthur (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jean Beausejour.

Foul by Abdoulaye Méité (Doncaster Rovers).

Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Chris Brown (Doncaster Rovers).

Emmerson Boyce (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Callum McManaman (Wigan Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

James Husband (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Callum McManaman (Wigan Athletic).

Attempt blocked. Nick Powell (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by James McArthur.

Goal!

Goal! Doncaster Rovers 3, Wigan Athletic 0. Chris Brown (Doncaster Rovers) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Penalty Doncaster Rovers. James Husband draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Tyias Browning (Wigan Athletic) after a foul in the penalty area.

Foul by Richard Wellens (Doncaster Rovers).

Chris McCann (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Chris McCann (Wigan Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Marc-Antoine Fortuné.

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Marc-Antoine Fortuné replaces Ben Watson.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Leicester2618352057
2QPR2615741552
3Burnley2614931951
4Derby2614571647
5Nottm Forest26111141344
6Reading261187941
7Brighton261097739
8Blackburn261079037
9Middlesbrough26998836
10Ipswich26998636
11Wigan251069236
12Leeds2610511035
13Huddersfield269710434
14Blackpool268810-832
15Watford257108531
16Bournemouth268711-1331
17Birmingham267811-229
18Bolton2661010-1128
19Sheff Wed255119-126
20Millwall266713-2325
21Charlton255911-924
22Doncaster266614-2124
23Yeovil255515-1720
24Barnsley254813-1920
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