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Port Vale 3-2 Wigan Athletic

Uche Ikpeazu
Summer signing Uche Ikpeazu has three goals in six League One games for Port Vale

Uche Ikpeazu's injury-time strike earned Port Vale victory in a pulsating game against Wigan.

Anthony Grant's blistering shot put Vale ahead and they led 2-0 after the break when Louis Dodds smashed the ball home from eight yards.

A powerful Chris McCann strike and Leon Barnett's header drew the Latics level.

But after Barnett was sent off for a professional foul with two minutes left, Ikpeazu's fourth goal of the season won the points for Vale.

Wigan manager Gary Caldwell told BBC Radio Manchester:

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Caldwell on Port Vale v Wigan

"You can't expect to come back from 2-0 down away from home and do miraculous things like we did last week - it's just not going to happen, football's not like that.

"We have to be braver from the start, we have to be better from the start and we have to improve.

"I think at times we defended very well - but you can't keep defending free-kicks and corners and putting yourselves under pressure against teams like this or you'll be punished."

Line-ups

Port Vale

  • 21Alnwick
  • 2Purkiss
  • 6Duffy
  • 4Streete
  • 3Dickinson
  • 19MooreBooked at 12mins
  • 42GrantBooked at 68mins
  • 11FoleySubstituted forMcCourtat 86'minutesBooked at 87mins
  • 27Andoh
  • 9IkpeazuSubstituted forDanielat 90+2'minutes
  • 10Dodds

Substitutes

  • 7Birchall
  • 12Johnson
  • 14Daniel
  • 20Leitch-Smith
  • 22Lloyd
  • 25McCourt
  • 26Inniss

Wigan

  • 1O'Donnell
  • 5DanielsSubstituted forKellettat 42'minutes
  • 28Pearce
  • 25BarnettBooked at 88mins
  • 4PerkinsBooked at 85mins
  • 26KennyBooked at 60mins
  • 17Jacobs
  • 7McCann
  • 2JamesSubstituted forGriggat 66'minutes
  • 10Davies
  • 29VuckicSubstituted forHiwula-Mayifuilaat 41'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Kellett
  • 6Power
  • 9Grigg
  • 11Odelusi
  • 30Hiwula-Mayifuila
  • 32Jääskeläinen
  • 33Hendry
Referee:
Mark Haywood
Attendance:
5,953

Match Stats

Home TeamPort ValeAway TeamWigan
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home11
Away8
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home7
Away5
Fouls
Home12
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Port Vale 3, Wigan Athletic 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Port Vale 3, Wigan Athletic 2.

Jason Pearce (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Colin Daniel (Port Vale).

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Colin Daniel replaces Uche Ikpeazu.

Goal!

Goal! Port Vale 3, Wigan Athletic 2. Uche Ikpeazu (Port Vale) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

Attempt blocked. Jak McCourt (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Dismissal

Leon Barnett (Wigan Athletic) is shown the red card.

Booking

Jak McCourt (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Jak McCourt replaces Sam Foley.

Booking

David Perkins (Wigan Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Carl Dickinson (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by David Perkins (Wigan Athletic).

Goal!

Goal! Port Vale 2, Wigan Athletic 2. Leon Barnett (Wigan Athletic) header from the centre of the box to the top left corner following a corner.

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Carl Dickinson.

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Carl Dickinson.

Attempt blocked. Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is blocked.

Attempt missed. Ben Purkiss (Port Vale) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Richard O'Donnell.

Attempt saved. Louis Dodds (Port Vale) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt saved. Chris McCann (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Louis Dodds (Port Vale) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

Foul by Sam Foley (Port Vale).

Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Anthony Grant (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Anthony Grant (Port Vale).

Goal!

Goal! Port Vale 2, Wigan Athletic 1. Chris McCann (Wigan Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Craig Davies.

Attempt saved. Ebo Andoh (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. William Grigg replaces Reece James.

Goal!

Goal! Port Vale 2, Wigan Athletic 0. Louis Dodds (Port Vale) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Leon Barnett.

Ben Purkiss (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Chris McCann (Wigan Athletic).

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Jonjoe Kenny.

Booking

Jonjoe Kenny (Wigan Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jonjoe Kenny (Wigan Athletic).

Carl Dickinson (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Leon Barnett.

Foul by Leon Barnett (Wigan Athletic).

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As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Gillingham7520134917
2Walsall7511134916
3Burton750296315
4Coventry7412148613
5Sheff Utd6402108212
6Rochdale732294511
7Chesterfield73221210211
8Swindon73221312111
9Bury72411412210
10Wigan731399010
11Barnsley73131011-110
12Port Vale62319639
13Fleetwood723211929
14Bradford723279-29
15Shrewsbury722378-18
16Scunthorpe722368-28
17Peterborough72141112-17
18Millwall6213711-47
19Oldham7142610-47
20Southend713358-36
21Doncaster713337-46
22Colchester6042813-54
23Blackpool7115514-94
24Crewe7025715-82
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