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Wigan Athletic 3-1 Chesterfield

Michael Jacobs
Michael Jacobs is Wigan's leading scorer with nine goals this term

First-half goals from Max Power, Reece James and Michael Jacobs gave Wigan an easy League One win over Chesterfield.

Power powered a superb 25-yard free-kick into the top corner before two goals in as many minutes.

James' shot found the roof of the net, and seconds after the restart Jacobs raced through to score.

Ollie Banks scored a late consolation for the visitors but the Latics avoided a repeat of the midweek comeback by Sheffield United to stay fifth.

Wigan manager Gary Caldwell told BBC Radio Manchester:

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Caldwell on Wigan v Chesterfield

"We showed real hunger from the first minute.

"Everyone was hurting on Tuesday night but the players hurt the most.

"You could could see from the first minute, Tuesday night, it hurt our players and disappointed our players and they responded in the right way with a real positive performance today."

Line-ups

Wigan

  • 32JääskeläinenBooked at 90mins
  • 28Pearce
  • 20Morgan
  • 34Wabara
  • 5Daniels
  • 6Power
  • 4PerkinsBooked at 77mins
  • 29VuckicSubstituted forDaviesat 70'minutes
  • 2JamesSubstituted forChowat 85'minutes
  • 30Hiwula-MayifuilaSubstituted forWildschutat 80'minutes
  • 17Jacobs

Substitutes

  • 10Davies
  • 13Nicholls
  • 18Chow
  • 25Barnett
  • 31Wildschut
  • 33Hendry
  • 42Holt

Chesterfield

  • 1Lee
  • 19Donohue
  • 16Raglan
  • 4Hird
  • 2HerdBooked at 45minsSubstituted forTalbotat 45'minutes
  • 7GardnerSubstituted forBanksat 45'minutes
  • 5Morsy
  • 12O'NeilBooked at 35mins
  • 10O'Shea
  • 9Ebanks-BlakeSubstituted forSimonsat 65'minutes
  • 11Novak

Substitutes

  • 17Gnanduillet
  • 18Harrison
  • 20Chapman
  • 22Simons
  • 24Banks
  • 25Talbot
  • 27Maguire
Referee:
Ross Joyce
Attendance:
9,091

Match Stats

Home TeamWiganAway TeamChesterfield
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home8
Away11
Shots on Target
Home7
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away4
Fouls
Home7
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Wigan Athletic 3, Chesterfield 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Wigan Athletic 3, Chesterfield 1.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Craig Morgan.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Craig Morgan.

Booking

Jussi Jääskeläinen (Wigan Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Liam O'Neil (Chesterfield).

Foul by Max Power (Wigan Athletic).

Sam Morsy (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by Jay O'Shea (Chesterfield).

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Tim Chow replaces Reece James.

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

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Charlie Raglan.

Attempt missed. Drew Talbot (Chesterfield) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Foul by Craig Davies (Wigan Athletic).

Oliver Banks (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Jay O'Shea (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Yanic Wildschut replaces Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila.

Goal!

Goal! Wigan Athletic 3, Chesterfield 1. Oliver Banks (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Lee Novak.

Attempt missed. Sam Hird (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Booking

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

Foul by David Perkins (Wigan Athletic).

Sam Morsy (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Jay O'Shea (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Craig Davies replaces Haris Vuckic.

Attempt saved. Rai Simons (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt missed. Dion Donohue (Chesterfield) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Rai Simons replaces Sylvan Ebanks-Blake.

Attempt saved. Michael Jacobs (Wigan Athletic) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Lee Novak (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Craig Morgan.

Attempt saved. Max Power (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Foul by Michael Jacobs (Wigan Athletic).

Dion Donohue (Chesterfield) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Charlie Raglan.

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Liam O'Neil.

Attempt saved. Michael Jacobs (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Haris Vuckic (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sam Morsy (Chesterfield).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton25173534191554
2Walsall26157444251952
3Gillingham27156653341951
4Coventry27139547272048
5Wigan27139544281648
6Peterborough26125952381441
7Sheff Utd2611784438640
8Southend2610883334-138
9Millwall25114103835337
10Bradford2410772526-137
11Port Vale2510692927236
12Doncaster269893335-235
13Rochdale259793430434
14Swindon26104124144-334
15Bury2596103540-533
16Scunthorpe2695122836-832
17Barnsley2593133741-430
18Chesterfield2793153746-930
19Blackpool2684142634-828
20Fleetwood2475123234-226
21Shrewsbury2675143145-1426
22Oldham25312102639-1321
23Colchester2656153561-2621
24Crewe2555152648-2220
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