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Wigan Athletic 2-0 Fleetwood Town

Goals from Nick Powell and Dan Burn ensured Wigan Athletic comfortably overcame the challenge of Fleetwood Town at the DW Stadium and cemented their position on top of League One.

It was a thoroughly miserable afternoon for Town boss Uwe Rosler, who was making his first return to the DW Stadium since being relieved of his duties as Wigan boss in November 2014.

The home side took only seven minutes to get into their stride, with Powell on hand to nod home a delightful cross from Lee Evans from the left.

Evans also played a key role in goal number two after 38 minutes, curling in a free-kick for Burn to head home into the top corner.

The closest Town came to a response was when Ashley Eastham headed against the bar from a George Glendon corner, with Christian Walton - on his return to the Wigan side - beaten.

But the visitors were unable to force the on-loan Brighton custodian into much work, and were indebted to their own goalkeeper, Alex Cairns, for keeping out a low shot from Latics substitute Ivan Toney in stoppage-time.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Wigan

  • 1Walton
  • 2Byrne
  • 22Dunkley
  • 33Burn
  • 26James
  • 8Evans
  • 5Morsy
  • 27ColcloughSubstituted forPowerat 66'minutes
  • 25PowellSubstituted forToneyat 78'minutes
  • 17Jacobs
  • 9GriggSubstituted forMasseyat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Elder
  • 6Power
  • 10Toney
  • 11Massey
  • 14Bruce
  • 18Roberts
  • 31Sarkic

Fleetwood

  • 21Cairns
  • 2Coyle
  • 6Pond
  • 5Eastham
  • 3Bell
  • 8DempseyBooked at 37minsSubstituted forBigginsat 56'minutesBooked at 84mins
  • 23SchwablBooked at 31minsSubstituted forHiwula-Mayifuilaat 45'minutes
  • 12Bolger
  • 28SowerbySubstituted forHunterat 73'minutes
  • 18Glendon
  • 44Cole

Substitutes

  • 1Neal
  • 7Hiwula-Mayifuila
  • 9Burns
  • 13Maguire
  • 22Hunter
  • 27Biggins
  • 38Cargill
Referee:
Andy Haines
Attendance:
8,879

Match Stats

Home TeamWiganAway TeamFleetwood
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home12
Away4
Shots on Target
Home5
Away0
Corners
Home4
Away5
Fouls
Home8
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Wigan Athletic 2, Fleetwood Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Wigan Athletic 2, Fleetwood Town 0.

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

Foul by Nathan Pond (Fleetwood Town).

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Reece James.

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Harrison Biggins.

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Alex Cairns.

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

Attempt missed. Ivan Toney (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from the left side of the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Christian Walton.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Lee Evans.

Attempt missed. Gavin Massey (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Booking

Harrison Biggins (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Lee Evans (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Harrison Biggins (Fleetwood Town).

Foul by Ivan Toney (Wigan Athletic).

Cian Bolger (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Ivan Toney replaces Nick Powell because of an injury.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Ashley Hunter replaces Jack Sowerby.

Foul by Gavin Massey (Wigan Athletic).

Cian Bolger (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Lewie Coyle.

Foul by Dan Burn (Wigan Athletic).

Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Max Power replaces Ryan Colclough.

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Gavin Massey replaces William Grigg.

Harrison Biggins (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sam Morsy (Wigan Athletic).

Foul by Jack Sowerby (Fleetwood Town).

Ryan Colclough (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Lewie Coyle (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Michael Jacobs (Wigan Athletic).

Attempt blocked. Nick Powell (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Harrison Biggins replaces Kyle Dempsey.

Foul by Sam Morsy (Wigan Athletic).

Kyle Dempsey (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Nick Powell (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Devante Cole (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Second Half

Second Half begins Wigan Athletic 2, Fleetwood Town 0.

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As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wigan20143338122645
2Shrewsbury20125327141341
3Blackburn20124437191840
4Bradford2112363325839
5Scunthorpe21115526151138
6Charlton2010552924535
7Portsmouth2110292624232
8Oxford Utd218673527830
9Rotherham2192103531429
10Peterborough218583332129
11Walsall207762828028
12Southend217772432-828
13Blackpool217682729-227
14Fleetwood217682932-327
15Bristol Rovers2190123236-427
16Oldham217593539-426
17MK Dons216782330-725
18Doncaster2165102126-523
19Rochdale204882328-520
20Wimbledon2055101522-720
21Gillingham214891624-820
22Plymouth2155111730-1320
23Northampton2154121637-2119
24Bury2045111928-917
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