League One
Wigan3Bristol Rovers0

Wigan Athletic 3-0 Bristol Rovers

Wigan Athletic eased to victory over 10-man Bristol Rovers at the DW Stadium in a one-sided League One encounter.

The result was never really in doubt from the moment Rovers centre-back Ryan Sweeney was sent off on the half-hour mark for pulling down Michael Jacobs, and Nick Powell rifled home the resulting free-kick from 20 yards.

Will Grigg made it 2-0 four minutes into the second period - his first goal of the season - which was a far more accurate reflection of the game as a whole.

Wigan gave themselves a scare with 10 minutes to go when Lee Evans was adjudged to have handled a Tom Lockyer free-kick inside the home box but goalkeeper Jamie Jones dived to his right and kept out Ellis Harrison's penalty.

Gavin Massey added goal number three in the fifth added minute to underline Wigan's superiority.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Wigan

  • 23Jones
  • 2Byrne
  • 14Bruce
  • 33Burn
  • 26James
  • 8Evans
  • 17JacobsBooked at 72mins
  • 5MorsyBooked at 67minsSubstituted forPowerat 82'minutes
  • 11Massey
  • 25PowellSubstituted forToneyat 37'minutes
  • 9GriggSubstituted forRobertsat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Elder
  • 6Power
  • 10Toney
  • 18Roberts
  • 21Thomas
  • 24Hunt
  • 31Sarkic

Bristol Rovers

  • 1Slocombe
  • 2Leadbitter
  • 4Lockyer
  • 6SweeneyBooked at 30mins
  • 20Bola
  • 7Sercombe
  • 8O Clarke
  • 14Lines
  • 10BodinSubstituted forNicholsat 56'minutes
  • 30GaffneySubstituted forBroadbentat 33'minutes
  • 9Harrison

Substitutes

  • 3Brown
  • 11Nichols
  • 16Broadbent
  • 18Telford
  • 19Moore
  • 21Smith
  • 22Partington
Referee:
Carl Boyeson
Attendance:
8,732

Match Stats

Home TeamWiganAway TeamBristol Rovers
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home16
Away11
Shots on Target
Home10
Away3
Corners
Home9
Away4
Fouls
Home12
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Wigan Athletic 3, Bristol Rovers 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Wigan Athletic 3, Bristol Rovers 0.

Goal!

Goal! Wigan Athletic 3, Bristol Rovers 0. Gavin Massey (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Gary Roberts.

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

Foul by Liam Sercombe (Bristol Rovers).

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Tom Broadbent.

Foul by Lee Evans (Wigan Athletic).

Tom Broadbent (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Gavin Massey (Wigan Athletic).

Tom Broadbent (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Alex Bruce.

Attempt blocked. Tom Nichols (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Liam Sercombe (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Max Power replaces Sam Morsy.

Penalty saved! Ellis Harrison (Bristol Rovers) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom right corner.

Penalty conceded by Lee Evans (Wigan Athletic) with a hand ball in the penalty area.

Foul by Ivan Toney (Wigan Athletic).

Marc Bola (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Nathan Byrne.

Attempt blocked. Tom Nichols (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Sam Morsy (Wigan Athletic).

Chris Lines (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ivan Toney (Wigan Athletic).

Tom Lockyer (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Michael Jacobs (Wigan Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Gary Roberts replaces William Grigg.

Attempt blocked. Tom Nichols (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Sam Morsy (Wigan Athletic) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.

Hand ball by Sam Morsy (Wigan Athletic).

Attempt missed. Tom Lockyer (Bristol Rovers) header from the centre of the box is too high following a corner.

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Jamie Jones.

Attempt saved. Chris Lines (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt blocked. Michael Jacobs (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. William Grigg (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Foul by Gavin Massey (Wigan Athletic).

Liam Sercombe (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Gavin Massey (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Lee Evans (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

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

Foul by Ollie Clarke (Bristol Rovers).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Shrewsbury8710125722
2Peterborough8521168817
3Bradford8521159617
4Blackpool8521148617
5Wigan75111431116
6Charlton85031311215
7Fleetwood74121211113
8Rotherham84041510512
9Oxford Utd8332138512
10Scunthorpe733183512
11Blackburn7403117412
12Portsmouth83231110111
13MK Dons8314711-410
14Walsall82331115-49
15Bristol Rovers83051218-69
16Wimbledon822458-38
17Northampton7214813-57
18Southend8143915-67
19Doncaster713379-26
20Gillingham8134611-56
21Rochdale8134713-66
22Bury8125814-65
23Plymouth8125613-75
24Oldham81161118-74
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