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Scunthorpe United 1-1 Wigan Athletic

Wigan came from behind to earn a point at Scunthorpe and remain in the League One play-off places.

The home side had taken the lead after 20 minutes when Luke Williams steered in a low cross from Scott Laird.

But Michael Jacobs equalised before half-time with an excellent finish from the edge of the area.

Scunthorpe's David Mirfin cleared off the line to deny Jason Pearce, while Wigan goalkeeper Jussi Jaaskelainen saved from Stephen Dawson late on.

Scunthorpe manager Mark Robins told BBC Radio Humberside:

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Robins on Scunthorpe v Wigan

"I thought we played well. I thought we were a worthy team to go in front. I think we dealt with their threats really, really well. I think there was some good performances today because they've got lightening pace on the left-hand side.

"Our use of the ball was decent at times. I thought we were a threat and played some decent football against a side that has probably the best squad in the division. It's a decent point and I accept a point, but I'm a bit disappointed in fairness because we could have nicked something at the end.

"A draw is possibly a fair result so I can take it but I would have liked all three points."

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Caldwell on Scunthorpe v Wigan

Wigan manager Gary Caldwell told BBC Radio Manchester:

"I thought it was a good game with two teams really working hard to win it.

"I thought we had control - we lost a goal at a bad time in the game when we were just starting to get control.

"When we got our goal back I felt from then on we had real control of the game."

Line-ups

Scunthorpe

  • 1Daniels
  • 3Laird
  • 6Canavan
  • 5Mirfin
  • 33ClarkeBooked at 65mins
  • 12Bishop
  • 15Dawson
  • 9Madden
  • 26Ness
  • 7Williams
  • 10van VeenSubstituted forWoottonat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Wiseman
  • 11Henderson
  • 13Anyon
  • 16Adelakun
  • 18King
  • 20Goode
  • 29Wootton

Wigan

  • 32Jääskeläinen
  • 5Daniels
  • 20Morgan
  • 28Pearce
  • 3KellettSubstituted forHiwula-Mayifuilaat 73'minutes
  • 6PowerBooked at 79mins
  • 4Perkins
  • 7McCann
  • 17Jacobs
  • 9Grigg
  • 31Wildschut

Substitutes

  • 2James
  • 8Cowie
  • 10Davies
  • 13Nicholls
  • 25Barnett
  • 26Love
  • 30Hiwula-Mayifuila
Referee:
Chris Sarginson
Attendance:
4,102

Match Stats

Home TeamScunthorpeAway TeamWigan
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home10
Away7
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home7
Away1
Fouls
Home10
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Scunthorpe United 1, Wigan Athletic 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Scunthorpe United 1, Wigan Athletic 1.

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

Attempt missed. Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Craig Morgan.

Luke Williams (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Chris McCann (Wigan Athletic).

Attempt saved. Stephen Dawson (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Max Power (Wigan Athletic).

Kyle Wootton (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Yanic Wildschut (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Niall Canavan (Scunthorpe United).

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

Foul by Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila (Wigan Athletic).

Jamie Ness (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Booking

Max Power (Wigan Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Max Power (Wigan Athletic).

Scott Laird (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by David Mirfin.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Kyle Wootton replaces Kevin van Veen.

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila replaces Andy Kellett.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Donervon Daniels.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Jason Pearce.

Foul by David Perkins (Wigan Athletic).

Stephen Dawson (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Chris McCann (Wigan Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Jason Pearce (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Stephen Dawson (Scunthorpe United).

Booking

Jordan Clarke (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jordan Clarke (Scunthorpe United).

David Perkins (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Attempt saved. David Mirfin (Scunthorpe United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Craig Morgan.

Attempt missed. William Grigg (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Second Half

Second Half begins Scunthorpe United 1, Wigan Athletic 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Scunthorpe United 1, Wigan Athletic 1.

Stephen Dawson (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by David Perkins (Wigan Athletic).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton24163532191351
2Gillingham25155549292050
3Walsall24146440221848
4Coventry25138446242247
5Wigan24118535221341
6Peterborough25124952381440
7Southend2410773130137
8Sheff Utd2410683934536
9Rochdale249783227534
10Millwall24104103634234
11Doncaster259793133-234
12Bradford239772426-234
13Port Vale249692827133
14Bury249693337-433
15Scunthorpe2595112831-332
16Swindon2484123339-628
17Barnsley2483133441-727
18Chesterfield2583143341-827
19Fleetwood2475123234-226
20Shrewsbury2575133142-1126
21Blackpool2474132133-1225
22Oldham2331282536-1121
23Colchester2556143459-2521
24Crewe2455142344-2120
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