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Wigan Athletic 2-1 Fleetwood Town

Wigan continued their recent resurgent form with goals in each half to overcome Fleetwood Town.

On his full debut, Jordan Flores fired home inside the area after Fleetwood failed to clear Michael Jacobs' cross.

Flores then set up Jacobs to turn home from close range, before Tyler Hornby-Forbes' strike gave the Cod Army hope.

Fleetwood striker David Ball hit the post late on after Sanmi Odelusi wasted a one-on-one chance to secure the points for the Latics.

Wigan manager Gary Caldwell told BBC Radio Manchester:

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Caldwell on Wigan v Fleetwood

"I don't think we can take away from the first 55 minutes to an hour - I thought we were excellent.

"We passed the ball very well, gave them lots of problems in midfield with our shape and controlled the game.

"At 2-0 the game is never over and we can't allow teams back into the game like we did."

Line-ups

Wigan

  • 1O'Donnell
  • 26KennyBooked at 72mins
  • 28Pearce
  • 5Daniels
  • 4Perkins
  • 2James
  • 6PowerSubstituted forChowat 79'minutes
  • 7McCannBooked at 85mins
  • 17Jacobs
  • 15FloresSubstituted forKellettat 68'minutes
  • 30Hiwula-MayifuilaSubstituted forOdelusiat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Kellett
  • 11Odelusi
  • 16Jennings
  • 18Chow
  • 24Murray
  • 32Jääskeläinen
  • 33Hendry

Fleetwood

  • 1Maxwell
  • 4Jordan
  • 5JónssonSubstituted forHaughtonat 55'minutes
  • 15Nirennold
  • 8RyanBooked at 33mins
  • 12Hornby-Forbes
  • 14Grant
  • 18Sarcevic
  • 7BellBooked at 90mins
  • 10MattSubstituted forBallat 55'minutes
  • 9ProctorSubstituted forMcManusat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Della Verde
  • 17McManus
  • 23Ball
  • 25Cartwright
  • 27Haughton
  • 28Sowerby
  • 41Arestidou
Referee:
Fred Graham
Attendance:
8,603

Match Stats

Home TeamWiganAway TeamFleetwood
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home10
Away10
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home9
Away4
Fouls
Home12
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Wigan Athletic 2, Fleetwood Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Wigan Athletic 2, Fleetwood Town 1.

Attempt missed. David Ball (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Jonjoe Kenny.

Booking

Amari'i Bell (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Michael Jacobs (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Amari'i Bell (Fleetwood Town).

Foul by Michael Jacobs (Wigan Athletic).

Amari'i Bell (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Bobby Grant (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Foul by Michael Jacobs (Wigan Athletic).

Amari'i Bell (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Booking

Chris McCann (Wigan Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Chris McCann (Wigan Athletic).

David Ball (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Declan McManus replaces Jamie Proctor.

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Sanmi Odelusi replaces Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila.

Hand ball by Antoni Sarcevic (Fleetwood Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Tim Chow replaces Max Power.

Attempt saved. Michael Jacobs (Wigan Athletic) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Chris Maxwell.

Max Power (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jamie Proctor (Fleetwood Town).

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

Foul by Stephen Jordan (Fleetwood Town).

Attempt blocked. David Ball (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Booking

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

David Ball (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jonjoe Kenny (Wigan Athletic).

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Tyler Hornby-Forbes.

Michael Jacobs (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Amari'i Bell (Fleetwood Town).

Attempt missed. Jamie Proctor (Fleetwood Town) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Andy Kellett replaces Jordan Flores because of an injury.

Foul by Michael Jacobs (Wigan Athletic).

Antoni Sarcevic (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Tyler Hornby-Forbes (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jordan Flores (Wigan Athletic).

Attempt missed. Bobby Grant (Fleetwood Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton8602106418
2Walsall8521145917
3Gillingham8521146817
4Coventry8512158716
5Rochdale8422115614
6Bury83411512313
7Wigan84131110113
8Sheff Utd74031211112
9Chesterfield83231211111
10Swindon83231313011
11Barnsley83231112-111
12Colchester82421316-310
13Millwall8314913-410
14Fleetwood8233121119
15Port Vale82339909
16Southend823378-19
17Bradford723279-29
18Peterborough82241213-18
19Shrewsbury822479-28
20Scunthorpe8224710-38
21Oldham8152711-48
22Doncaster814348-47
23Crewe8125815-75
24Blackpool8125615-95
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