League One
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Sheffield United 0-2 Wigan Athletic

Will Grigg
Will Grigg has won seven caps for Northern Ireland

Wigan moved up to third in League One after victory at Sheffield United.

Will Grigg gave the Latics a second-half lead from the penalty spot after Yanic Wildschut went down under a challenge from Chris Basham in the box.

Debutant Conor McAleney got the second, five days after his loan move from Premier League side Everton.

He fired a low drive past George Long, before Grigg missed a second penalty with 16 minutes, left after Chris McCann was tripped by Paul Coutts.

Wigan manager Gary Caldwell told BBC Radio Manchester:

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Caldwell on Sheffield United v Wigan

"Coming to a big stadium like this in front of a big home crowd, we showed that we are a good football team.

"We can play possession, we can cause you problems with that and once we get in front we're a real threat in the counter-attack.

"Everything about the game, I was happy with.

"There's obviously some areas that we can and will improve on but in terms of all-round performance, both attacking and defensively, I thought it was the best of the season."

Line-ups

Sheff Utd

  • 25Long
  • 5Brayford
  • 34Edgar
  • 15Collins
  • 19McEveley
  • 8Coutts
  • 35HammondBooked at 71mins
  • 6BashamSubstituted forDoneat 70'minutes
  • 11BaxterSubstituted forCampbell-Ryceat 77'minutes
  • 18SammonSubstituted forAdamsat 45'minutes
  • 10SharpBooked at 79mins

Substitutes

  • 1Howard
  • 7Flynn
  • 14Done
  • 17Woolford
  • 20Campbell-Ryce
  • 22Reed
  • 29Adams

Wigan

  • 32Jääskeläinen
  • 5Daniels
  • 20Morgan
  • 28Pearce
  • 7McCann
  • 6Power
  • 4Perkins
  • 8Morsy
  • 31Wildschut
  • 9GriggSubstituted forDaviesat 77'minutes
  • 24McAlenySubstituted forWabaraat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Kellett
  • 10Davies
  • 13Nicholls
  • 18Chow
  • 27Colclough
  • 29Vuckic
  • 34Wabara
Referee:
Steve Martin
Attendance:
20,304

Match Stats

Home TeamSheff UtdAway TeamWigan
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home12
Away11
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away4
Fouls
Home15
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Sheffield United 0, Wigan Athletic 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Sheffield United 0, Wigan Athletic 2.

Foul by John Brayford (Sheffield United).

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

Attempt blocked. Matt Done (Sheffield United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Paul Coutts (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Max Power (Wigan Athletic).

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Jay McEveley.

Foul by Dean Hammond (Sheffield United).

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

Attempt missed. Che Adams (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Chris McCann.

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Chris McCann.

Booking

Billy Sharp (Sheffield United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Billy Sharp (Sheffield United).

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Craig Davies replaces William Grigg.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Jamal Campbell-Ryce replaces Jose Baxter.

Penalty saved! William Grigg (Wigan Athletic) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the top left corner.

Penalty conceded by Paul Coutts (Sheffield United) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Wigan Athletic. Chris McCann draws a foul in the penalty area.

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Jay McEveley.

Attempt blocked. Reece Wabara (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Reece Wabara replaces Conor McAleny.

Booking

Dean Hammond (Sheffield United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Dean Hammond (Sheffield United).

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

Foul by Dean Hammond (Sheffield United).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Matt Done replaces Chris Basham.

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Donervon Daniels.

Attempt blocked. Billy Sharp (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Chris McCann.

Attempt missed. Jose Baxter (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt missed. Jay McEveley (Sheffield United) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is close, but misses to the right.

Foul by Dean Hammond (Sheffield United).

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

Billy Sharp (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Chris McCann (Wigan Athletic).

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Chris McCann.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton29193740241660
2Walsall29168547301756
3Wigan301510550292155
4Gillingham30167755361955
5Coventry29139748321648
6Millwall29145104738947
7Southend2913884135647
8Peterborough291351154411344
9Port Vale30127113435-143
10Sheff Utd2911994541442
11Bradford2811892932-341
12Barnsley28123134542339
13Scunthorpe28115123337-438
14Rochdale28107113739-237
15Bury27107103640-437
16Doncaster2999113539-436
17Swindon30106144247-536
18Blackpool2996142835-733
19Chesterfield2993173849-1130
20Shrewsbury2985163449-1529
21Fleetwood2777133437-328
22Crewe2968153050-2026
23Oldham27412112740-1324
24Colchester2957173668-3222
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