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Wigan Athletic 3-0 Bournemouth

Uwe Rosler

Wigan stretched their unbeaten run to seven games with a convincing 3-0 win over Bournemouth at the DW Stadium.

Marc-Antoine Fortune opened the scoring after five minutes, shooting into the top corner past Lee Camp.

Elliott Ward deflected Fortune's 58th-minute effort into his own net before Jordi Gomez added the third with a left-foot strike in the final minute.

Wigan climb to 10th with the win and within three points off the Championship play-off places.

Uwe Rosler is yet to lose a game since taking over as Wigan manager last month.

And after Fortune's early strike, the home side should have gone into the second half more than a goal ahead.

James McArthur shot wide before Callum McManaman and Nick Powell both spurned two chances each before the break.

Bournemouth held on until Ward's unfortunate own goal with Tokelo Rantie, Lewis Grabban and Marc Pugh creating their best chances.

Wigan keeper Ali Al Habsi was on hand to answer what the Cherries offered in attack, ensuring a fourth-straight clean sheet for the Latics in the league.

Gomez then rounded off the win with a superb shot from 30 yards.

Wigan assistant manager Graham Barrow:

"We started the game very well - the scoreline at the end could have been the score after 20 minutes.

"We've set some standards now and we've got to keep that going.

"I personally think there is more to come from us, which is a very positive sign.

"We're not getting carried away, especially not under the gaffer - because he won't allow us to do that.

"He's very similar to Roberto Martinez in terms of work ethic, and I think everyone at the club appreciates that."

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe:

"We weren't at our best today, I think that was pretty clear.

"We didn't start the game very well - the real Bournemouth didn't turn up to play.

"We were under pressure, we gave the ball away in dangerous areas which is unlike us, and it was only in the last half hour when we came alive."

Line-ups

Wigan

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 26Al-Habsi
  • 24PerchSubstituted forBrowningat 45'minutes
  • 22Beausejour
  • 7McCannBooked at 40mins
  • 17Boyce
  • 25Barnett
  • 15McManamanSubstituted forGómez García-Pencheat 63'minutes
  • 16McArthur
  • 32Fortuné
  • 8WatsonSubstituted forEspinozaat 78'minutes
  • 19Powell

Substitutes

  • 3Crainey
  • 9Holt
  • 11McClean
  • 13Nicholls
  • 14Gómez García-Penche
  • 18Espinoza
  • 31Browning

Bournemouth

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 42Camp
  • 2Francis
  • 11Daniels
  • 8ArterSubstituted forRantieat 64'minutes
  • 5Elphick
  • 22Ward
  • 30RitchieSubstituted forPitmanat 73'minutes
  • 32O'Kane
  • 9Grabban
  • 4Surman
  • 20FraserSubstituted forPughat 58'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Allsop
  • 3S Cook
  • 7Pugh
  • 10Pitman
  • 14Harte
  • 26Hughes
  • 28Rantie
Referee:
Geoff Eltringham
Attendance:
12,709

Match Stats

Home TeamWiganAway TeamBournemouth
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home22
Away14
Shots on Target
Home10
Away5
Corners
Home4
Away8
Fouls
Home10
Away7

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Wigan Athletic 3, Bournemouth 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Wigan Athletic 3, Bournemouth 0.

  3. Post update

    Tommy Elphick (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Nick Powell (Wigan Athletic).

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Lewis Grabban (Bournemouth) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high following a corner.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Ali Al-Habsi.

  7. Post update

    Attempt saved. Tokelo Rantie (Bournemouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Marc Pugh.

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Lewis Grabban (Bournemouth) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Tokelo Rantie.

  9. Goal!

    Goal! Wigan Athletic 3, Bournemouth 0. Jordi Gómez (Wigan Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Marc-Antoine Fortuné.

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Nick Powell (Wigan Athletic) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Elliott Ward (Bournemouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Brett Pitman following a set piece situation.

  12. Post update

    Marc Pugh (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Jordi Gómez (Wigan Athletic).

  14. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Nick Powell.

  15. Post update

    Attempt saved. Tokelo Rantie (Bournemouth) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Marc Pugh.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Tommy Elphick (Bournemouth).

  17. Post update

    Leon Barnett (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Roger Espinoza replaces Ben Watson.

  19. Post update

    Charlie Daniels (Bournemouth) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Jordi Gómez (Wigan Athletic).