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Sheffield Wednesday 0-3 Wigan Athletic

Nicky Maynard scores

Nicky Maynard scored twice as Wigan beat Sheffield Wednesday for their first away win since New Year's Day.

The Latics had gone three away games without scoring - losing two - but Maynard ended that run with a 31st-minute with a low drive.

And seven minutes later he turned in a corner on the line to make it 2-0.

In injury-time, Maynard was denied a hat-trick by former Wigan keeper Chris Kirkland but substitute Marc-Antoine Fortune turned in the rebound.

It was a first defeat in 11 games for the Owls, who dominated the game for long periods.

The match had been re-arranged after being abandoned in December, when a waterlogged pitch forced a halt to the game in the 59th minute with the Latics leading 1-0.

Wednesday have improved since then and Miguel Llera had a free-kick from the halfway line go narrowly wide. They should have led when Atdhe Nuhiu's weak shot was saved by Ali Al-Habsi.

He was made to pay four minutes later when Maynard picked the ball up on the edge of the area and fired a shot across Kirkland into the bottom corner.

Maynard had his second when he got the final touch to a Martyn Waghorn corner.

Substitute Jeremy Helan had a fierce drive from 25 yards tipped over brilliantly by Al-Habsi and the Owls' evening got worse when Jose Semedo was taken off on a stretcher.

Jose Semedo
Jose Semedo left the pitch on a stretcher after 64 minutes

Nuhiu and Chris Maguire went close as they pushed desperately for a way back into the game.

But in the third of eight minutes of stoppage time, Fortune scored a tap-in.

Sheffield Wednesday manager Stuart Gray:

"We didn't get it right in both boxes. Between the boxes we did OK. You have to put the chances away when you get them.

"It was a good chance, Atdhe Nuhui will be disappointed, as we all are. We needed that first goal because they are a top side.

"The run had to come to an end, we are disappointed to lose at home. We put that away now and we focus on the next game."

Wigan boss Uwe Rosler:

"Stuart Gray was my former manager at Southampton and has done a tremendous job.

"It was a different team to the one we faced in December. It was a big challenge for us, they are a team in form.

"The first goal changed the game. Last week we played better but lost but this time we got the goals at the right time.

"The second half was a professional job, we saw it out. Overall I am delighted to beat such a strong team in Sheffield Wednesday."

Line-ups

Sheff Wed

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Kirkland
  • 22Palmer
  • 19Mattock
  • 6SemedoBooked at 36minsSubstituted forLaveryat 64'minutes
  • 32LleraBooked at 45mins
  • 35Oshilaja
  • 18Maguire
  • 20Lee
  • 34Nuhiu
  • 28AfobeSubstituted forHelanat 55'minutes
  • 10MaghomaSubstituted forAntonioat 55'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Antonio
  • 16McCabe
  • 17Helan
  • 21Corry
  • 25Lavery
  • 26Martinez
  • 27McPhail

Wigan

Formation 4-5-1

  • 26Al-Habsi
  • 24PerchBooked at 88mins
  • 22Beausejour
  • 7McCann
  • 17Boyce
  • 25Barnett
  • 11McCleanSubstituted forFortunéat 51'minutes
  • 8Watson
  • 29Maynard
  • 16McArthurSubstituted forKiernanat 88'minutes
  • 33WaghornBooked at 74minsSubstituted forCraineyat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Crainey
  • 13Nicholls
  • 14Gomez Garcia-Penche
  • 15McManaman
  • 18Espinoza
  • 30Kiernan
  • 32Fortuné
Referee:
David Webb
Attendance:
25,279

Match Stats

Home TeamSheff WedAway TeamWigan
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home18
Away11
Shots on Target
Home7
Away5
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home9
Away12

Live Text

  1. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Sheffield Wednesday 0, Wigan Athletic 3.

  2. Post update

    Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Ali Al-Habsi.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Michail Antonio (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Caolan Lavery.

  4. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jeremy Helan (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jeremy Helan (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from more than 35 yards is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Kieran Lee.

  6. Goal!

    Goal! Sheffield Wednesday 0, Wigan Athletic 3. Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

  7. Post update

    Attempt saved. Nicky Maynard (Wigan Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by James Perch.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Robert Kiernan replaces James McArthur.

  9. Booking

    James Perch (Wigan Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Chris Maguire (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Chris Maguire (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Jeremy Helan.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Leon Barnett.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Stephen Crainey replaces Martyn Waghorn.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Emmerson Boyce.

  16. Post update

    Attempt saved. Chris Maguire (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Kieran Lee.

  17. Post update

    Offside, Wigan Athletic. James McArthur tries a through ball, but Nicky Maynard is caught offside.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by James Perch.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. James McArthur (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Nicky Maynard.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Nicky Maynard (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by James McArthur.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leicester30214554302467
2Burnley301611346242259
3QPR29168536211556
4Derby30167758401855
5Nottm Forest301412450302054
6Reading30138947351247
7Brighton30121083225746
8Ipswich30111184334944
9Wigan29127103328543
10Blackburn30111093735243
11Leeds30126124339442
12Middlesbrough3091294135639
13Watford2991194337638
14Huddersfield30107133841-337
15Bournemouth2998123649-1335
16Blackpool30810122842-1434
17Sheff Wed29712103637-133
18Birmingham3089133638-233
19Bolton30611133448-1429
20Doncaster3078152645-1929
21Millwall3069153058-2827
22Charlton2859142338-1524
23Barnsley28410142747-2022
24Yeovil2956182647-2121
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