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Doncaster Rovers 3-0 Wigan Athletic

Chris Brown
Chris Brown

Chris Brown scored twice as Doncaster ended Wigan's eight-match unbeaten run with a comprehensive win at the Keepmoat Stadium.

Paul Keegan picked out Brown for the forward to open the scoring for the home side after six minutes.

James Coppinger added a second after a goalmouth scramble involving Richie Wellens just after half-time.

After James Husband was fouled by Tyias Browning, Brown scored Doncaster's third from the spot.

Paul Dickov's team are now only in the relegation zone on goal difference, while Wigan are five points off the play-offs following their first loss since the 2-1 defeat in Maribor on 12 December.

Coppinger clipped a shot wide after an impressive dribble before Brown finished from Keegan's cross.

Wigan newboy Nicky Maynard had a shot tipped over by Ross Turnbull and Nick Powell then put too much power on a lob.

Latics goalkeeper Ali Al Habsi denied Wellens but Coppinger turned in the rebound before Brown converted from the spot for his fifth goal of the season.

Doncaster manager Paul Dickov:

"We've shown exactly what we are capable of. There are 20 games left and we have to perform like that in every one.

"If we do, we won't have any problem at all staying out of the bottom three.

"Chris Brown was magnificent and deservedly scored a couple of goals, but he flogs himself to death every game and we need to bring someone in to help him out."

Wigan manager Uwe Rosler:

"We weren't at our best and I think the run of games we've had recently caught up with us.

"We never really got the ball down or had enough penetration to hurt them. All credit to Doncaster, they deserved to win.

"It's how we bounce back now that's important and I'm looking forward to seeing a reaction from my players because collectively we were not at the races."

Line-ups

Doncaster

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Turnbull
  • 17TamasBooked at 43mins
  • 14Khumalo
  • 20Meite
  • 3Husband
  • 19WellensSubstituted forDe Val Fernandezat 90+1'minutes
  • 18KeeganBooked at 78minsSubstituted forFurmanat 78'minutes
  • 7Duffy
  • 25ForresterSubstituted forCotterillat 82'minutes
  • 26Coppinger
  • 9Brown

Substitutes

  • 2Quinn
  • 4Furman
  • 11Cotterill
  • 13Maxted
  • 21De Val Fernandez
  • 30Peterson
  • 31Stevens

Wigan

Formation 4-3-3

  • 26Al Habsi
  • 31Browning
  • 17Boyce
  • 25Barnett
  • 22Beausejour
  • 16McArthur
  • 8WatsonSubstituted forFortunéat 65'minutes
  • 7McCann
  • 29MaynardSubstituted forEspinozaat 80'minutes
  • 19Powell
  • 14Gomez Garcia-PencheSubstituted forMcManamanat 61'minutesBooked at 73mins

Substitutes

  • 3Crainey
  • 13Nicholls
  • 15McManaman
  • 18Espinoza
  • 24Perch
  • 30Kiernan
  • 32Fortuné
Referee:
Keith Hill
Attendance:
8,331

Match Stats

Home TeamDoncasterAway TeamWigan
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home10
Away9
Shots on Target
Home5
Away1
Corners
Home7
Away7
Fouls
Home13
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Doncaster Rovers 3, Wigan Athletic 0.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by James Husband.

  4. Post update

    Roger Espinoza (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Dean Furman (Doncaster Rovers).

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Marc replaces Richard Wellens.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Chris McCann (Wigan Athletic).

  8. Post update

    Richard Wellens (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by James Coppinger.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Dean Furman.

  11. Post update

    Offside, Doncaster Rovers. Ross Turnbull tries a through ball, but Mark Duffy is caught offside.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Chris McCann following a set piece situation.

  13. Post update

    Jean Beausejour (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by James Coppinger (Doncaster Rovers).

  15. Post update

    Offside, Doncaster Rovers. Ross Turnbull tries a through ball, but Chris Brown is caught offside.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. David Cotterill replaces Harry Forrester.

  17. Post update

    Offside, Doncaster Rovers. Chris Brown tries a through ball, but Mark Duffy is caught offside.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Roger Espinoza replaces Nicky Maynard.

  19. Post update

    Chris Brown (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Emmerson Boyce (Wigan Athletic).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leicester26183547272057
2QPR26157431161552
3Burnley26149339201951
4Derby26145750341647
5Nottm Forest261111439261344
6Reading2611873930941
7Brighton2610973023739
8Blackburn2610793232037
9Middlesbrough269984133836
10Ipswich269983731636
11Wigan2510692826236
12Leeds26105113535035
13Huddersfield2697103531434
14Blackpool2688102533-832
15Watford2571083631531
16Bournemouth2687113245-1331
17Birmingham2678113032-229
18Bolton26610103142-1128
19Sheff Wed2551193233-126
20Millwall2667132750-2325
21Charlton2559112231-924
22Doncaster2666142243-2124
23Yeovil2555152138-1720
24Barnsley2548132342-1920
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