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Wigan Athletic 1-0 Crewe Alexandra

Michael Jacobs
Johnson was part of the Wolves team which won the League One title in 2014

Wigan edged the League One derby against Crewe Alexandra at the DW Stadium thanks to Michael Jacobs' goal.

Jacobs put Athletic ahead early on, rising to head home Max Power's corner from close range.

Crewe were almost level when Bradden Inman's long-range strike hit the inside of the post and bounced out.

Jacobs twice went close, and Will Grigg headed against the post, but it took a fine Donervon Daniels block to deny Bradden Inman an equaliser for Alex.

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Caldwell on Wigan v Crewe

Wigan manager Gary Caldwell told BBC Radio Manchester:

"Michael Jacobs is an exciting player, I think every game he's played he's shown glimpses of the talent he's got.

"We've asked him to get more goals - I didn't think it would come from his head, it's not the way I could see him scoring goals. He is such a graceful player, he can go off both feet, he carries the ball really well and has been excellent for us.

"We have said that home form is important and it has been great since the start. Now we have to learn how to win away and to put a run of results together."

Line-ups

Wigan

  • 1O'Donnell
  • 2JamesBooked at 39minsSubstituted forFloresat 71'minutes
  • 5Daniels
  • 20MorganBooked at 81mins
  • 26KennyBooked at 87mins
  • 28Pearce
  • 4Perkins
  • 6Power
  • 17Jacobs
  • 9GriggSubstituted forHiwula-Mayifuilaat 88'minutes
  • 10DaviesSubstituted forMurrayat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7McCann
  • 11Odelusi
  • 15Flores
  • 24Murray
  • 25Barnett
  • 30Hiwula-Mayifuila
  • 32Jääskeläinen

Crewe

  • 1Garratt
  • 2Turton
  • 5RayBooked at 9mins
  • 6Nugent
  • 27Colclough
  • 15Fox
  • 16King
  • 18BinghamSubstituted forAtkinsonat 23'minutes
  • 17KingsleySubstituted forCooperat 80'minutes
  • 10Inman
  • 9HaberSubstituted forDalla Valleat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Guthrie
  • 8Atkinson
  • 11Cooper
  • 12Dalla Valle
  • 13Richards
  • 19Baillie
  • 24Wilson
Referee:
David Coote
Attendance:
8,647

Match Stats

Home TeamWiganAway TeamCrewe
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home15
Away9
Shots on Target
Home9
Away2
Corners
Home8
Away3
Fouls
Home16
Away5

Live Text

Match ends, Wigan Athletic 1, Crewe Alexandra 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Wigan Athletic 1, Crewe Alexandra 0.

Foul by Michael Jacobs (Wigan Athletic).

Ryan Colclough (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila replaces William Grigg.

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Ryan Colclough.

Booking

Jonjoe Kenny (Wigan Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by David Perkins (Wigan Athletic).

David Fox (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Ryan Colclough (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Booking

Craig Morgan (Wigan Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Craig Morgan (Wigan Athletic).

Lauri Dalla Valle (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Craig Morgan (Wigan Athletic).

Ryan Colclough (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. George Cooper replaces Stephen Kingsley.

Attempt missed. Sean Murray (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by David Fox.

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Sean Murray replaces Craig Davies.

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Jordan Flores replaces Reece James.

Attempt missed. Lauri Dalla Valle (Crewe Alexandra) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Foul by Max Power (Wigan Athletic).

Stephen Kingsley (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Lauri Dalla Valle replaces Marcus Haber.

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Ryan Colclough.

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Ben Nugent.

Attempt blocked. Bradden Inman (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Max Power.

Attempt missed. Craig Davies (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Attempt saved. William Grigg (Wigan Athletic) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Jonjoe Kenny.

Attempt blocked. Michael Jacobs (Wigan Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Michael Jacobs (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Second Half

Second Half begins Wigan Athletic 1, Crewe Alexandra 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Wigan Athletic 1, Crewe Alexandra 0.

Attempt blocked. David Fox (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Ben Nugent (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Foul by Jason Pearce (Wigan Athletic).

Ryan Colclough (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Max Power (Wigan Athletic).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Walsall5410113813
2Sheff Utd540195412
3Burton540174312
4Gillingham5320103711
5Rochdale531182610
6Chesterfield531174310
7Coventry430110469
8Swindon52219728
9Fleetwood52129727
10Oldham51404317
11Wigan52124407
12Barnsley521258-37
13Port Vale51316426
14Doncaster513134-16
15Scunthorpe512257-25
16Bradford512247-35
17Bury50411011-14
18Peterborough511359-44
19Millwall5113410-64
20Colchester5032510-53
21Shrewsbury502347-32
22Southend402214-32
23Crewe502359-42
24Blackpool5014312-91
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