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Wigan Athletic 2-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers

Will Grigg
Will Grigg has scored five goals in the Championship this season

Wigan moved off the bottom of the Championship table as Will Grigg's late goal gave them victory over Wolves.

The striker latched on to a long ball with two minutes remaining and rounded Wolves goalkeeper Carl Ikeme.

Ex-Wolves striker Adam le Fondre had put Wigan ahead early on, turning in Max Power's cross from close range.

Prince Oniangue equalised for the visitors before the break with a low finish from 18 yards, before substitute Grigg's cool finish won it for Wigan.

The victory for Gary Caldwell's side was their first in nine league matches, their last win coming against Blackburn on 13 August, and sends them up to 21st.

Wolves went into the match following back-to-back wins against Newcastle and Brentford, but failed to produce the same attacking threat at the DW Stadium.

Le Fondre, who spent last season on loan at Molineux, became the third ex-Wolves player to score against his old side in Championship this campaign when he converted the simplest of chances from six yards.

After Congo captain Oniangue slotted into the bottom corner, Danny Batth almost added another for the visitors early in the second half, but his header was cleared off the line.

With the game heading towards a draw, Northern Ireland forward Grigg held off a weak challenge from Batth to give the Latics their second league win of the season.

Line-ups

Wigan

  • 1Bogdan
  • 4Perkins
  • 3Buxton
  • 33Burn
  • 23WarnockBooked at 56mins
  • 16MacDonald
  • 10ByrneSubstituted forJacobsat 79'minutes
  • 6PowerBooked at 44mins
  • 14Jordi GómezBooked at 34minsSubstituted forPowellat 66'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 31Wildschut
  • 11Le FondreSubstituted forGriggat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Grigg
  • 17Jacobs
  • 18Woolery
  • 19Garbutt
  • 21Davies
  • 22Jääskeläinen
  • 25Powell

Wolves

  • 1Ikeme
  • 2Doherty
  • 18Iorfa
  • 6Batth
  • 3SilvioBooked at 41mins
  • 4Edwards
  • 27SaissBooked at 53mins
  • 20OnianguéBooked at 71minsSubstituted forJohnat 77'minutes
  • 17Costa
  • 50CavaleiroSubstituted forGladonat 65'minutes
  • 24Brito TeixeiraSubstituted forSavilleat 65'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Stearman
  • 8Saville
  • 15John
  • 16Coady
  • 21Lonergan
  • 25Gladon
  • 29Borthwick-Jackson
Referee:
Tony Harrington
Attendance:
10,723

Match Stats

Home TeamWiganAway TeamWolves
Possession
Home66%
Away34%
Shots
Home6
Away10
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home1
Away3
Fouls
Home13
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Wigan Athletic 2, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Wigan Athletic 2, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1.

Booking

Nick Powell (Wigan Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Wigan Athletic 2, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1. William Grigg (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jake Buxton.

Attempt saved. Nick Powell (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by David Perkins.

Foul by David Perkins (Wigan Athletic).

David Edwards (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

David Perkins (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by George Saville (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Michael Jacobs replaces Nathan Byrne.

Attempt saved. Hélder Costa (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ola John.

Foul by William Grigg (Wigan Athletic).

Silvio (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Ola John replaces Prince Oniangué.

Yanic Wildschut (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Matt Doherty (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Offside, Wigan Athletic. Jake Buxton tries a through ball, but Yanic Wildschut is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. Hélder Costa (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Paul Gladon.

Booking

Prince Oniangué (Wolverhampton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Stephen Warnock (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Prince Oniangué (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Foul by Dan Burn (Wigan Athletic).

Paul Gladon (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Shaun MacDonald (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Paul Gladon (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Nick Powell replaces Jordi Gómez.

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. William Grigg replaces Adam Le Fondre.

Substitution

Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. George Saville replaces João Teixeira.

Substitution

Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Paul Gladon replaces Ivan Cavaleiro.

Attempt missed. Nathan Byrne (Wigan Athletic) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Stephen Warnock with a cross.

Foul by Dan Burn (Wigan Athletic).

Hélder Costa (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Max Power (Wigan Athletic).

Romain Saiss (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Stephen Warnock (Wigan Athletic).

Hélder Costa (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Danny Batth (Wolverhampton Wanderers) header from the right side of the six yard box misses to the left. Assisted by João Teixeira with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by David Perkins.

Booking

Romain Saiss (Wolverhampton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card.

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Huddersfield10712138522
2Norwich96211610620
3Brighton10532126618
4Brentford10523189917
5Bristol City105231711617
6Birmingham10451139417
7Sheff Wed105231212017
8Reading105231114-317
9Newcastle95131771016
10Barnsley105142014616
11Wolves104331412215
12Fulham10352911-214
13Ipswich1034388013
14Leeds104151012-213
15Nottm Forest103341820-212
16QPR103341216-412
17Aston Villa101721010010
18Burton102441416-210
19Preston103161014-410
20Derby1023559-49
21Wigan102261214-28
22Blackburn102261219-78
23Cardiff10226817-98
24Rotherham101361124-136
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