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Wigan Athletic 1-0 Sheffield Wednesday

Ali Al-Habsi

Jordi Gomez's late penalty boosted Wigan's play-off hopes as they recorded a seventh straight win in all competitions with victory against Sheffield Wednesday.

Blackburn Rovers loanee Leon Best earlier had a spot-kick saved for the visitors by goalkeeper Ali Al Habsi.

FA Cup semi-finalists Wigan were awarded their penalty on 87 minutes when Caolan Lavery tripped James Perch.

Gomez calmly converted to lift Wigan into seventh, with two games in hand.

The Latics, who beat Manchester City in the FA Cup quarter-final on Sunday, are level on points with sixth-placed Reading and have lost just once in their last 11 matches.

Wednesday gave as good as they got for long periods against their lacklustre hosts and were awarded a penalty before half-time when Jacques Maghoma raced through and was taken out by Al Habsi.

The Oman goalkeeper, who the visitors believe should have been sent off, made up for his error though when he dived to his right to save Best's penalty.

Wigan improved after the break with James McClean and Callum McManaman going close as the hosts pushed for the winner.

And, after Perch was fouled by Lavery, Gomez scored a crucial winner.

Wigan manager Uwe Rosler:

"Sheffield Wednesday's was a clear penalty for me. Was it a red card? I have to say the ball had travelled away from goal, and James Perch was in a position to intercept.

"I would say no, it wasn't a red card. But I can understand Stuart being very disappointed.

"In his position, I would probably be the same."

Sheffield Wednesday manager Stuart Gray:

"It was definitely a red card, definitely.

"I was thinking we had a penalty, against a substitute goalkeeper, and I couldn't believe it when the yellow card came out.

"Jacques Maghoma has got the ball, he's gone around the goalkeeper and he's wiped him out.

"I was amazed when he only got a yellow, and then he pulls off a save that stops us from taking the lead."

Line-ups

Wigan

Formation 4-3-3

  • 26Al-HabsiBooked at 35mins
  • 24Perch
  • 22Beausejour
  • 14Gómez García-PencheBooked at 41mins
  • 17Boyce
  • 25Barnett
  • 16McArthurSubstituted forPowellat 54'minutes
  • 31Tunnicliffe
  • 29Maynard
  • 33WaghornSubstituted forMcManamanat 54'minutes
  • 11McCleanSubstituted forFortunéat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Carson
  • 3Crainey
  • 4McEachran
  • 15McManaman
  • 19Powell
  • 21Ramis
  • 32Fortuné

Sheff Wed

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 26Martinez
  • 2Buxton
  • 17HelanBooked at 71mins
  • 35OshilajaSubstituted forPruttonat 62'minutes
  • 8Onyewu
  • 36Loovens
  • 22Palmer
  • 14Coke
  • 42BestSubstituted forNuhiuat 75'minutes
  • 25Lavery
  • 10MaghomaSubstituted forMaguireat 62'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Johnson
  • 12Prutton
  • 13Davies
  • 18Maguire
  • 28Afobe
  • 32Llera
  • 34Nuhiu
Referee:
Andy Haines
Attendance:
15,039

Match Stats

Home TeamWiganAway TeamSheff Wed
Possession
Home60%
Away40%
Shots
Home14
Away7
Shots on Target
Home4
Away1
Corners
Home11
Away4
Fouls
Home14
Away15

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Wigan Athletic 1, Sheffield Wednesday 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Wigan Athletic 1, Sheffield Wednesday 0.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Wigan Athletic).

  4. Post update

    Chris Maguire (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Chris Maguire (Sheffield Wednesday).

  7. Post update

    Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Lewis Buxton.

  8. Post update

    Jordi Gómez (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday).

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Wigan Athletic) left footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is close, but misses to the left.

  11. Post update

    Nicky Maynard (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Oguchi Onyewu (Sheffield Wednesday).

  13. Post update

    Nick Powell (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Liam Palmer (Sheffield Wednesday).

  15. Goal!

    Goal! Wigan Athletic 1, Sheffield Wednesday 0. Jordi Gómez (Wigan Athletic) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the top left corner.

  16. Post update

    Penalty Wigan Athletic. James Perch draws a foul in the penalty area.

  17. Post update

    Penalty conceded by Caolan Lavery (Sheffield Wednesday) after a foul in the penalty area.

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Callum McManaman (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Caolan Lavery (Sheffield Wednesday).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leicester34245565323377
2Burnley351913357302770
3Derby35188960431762
4QPR34179840281260
5Nottm Forest351414755411456
6Reading3515101056411555
7Wigan331671042301255
8Brighton34141193728953
9Ipswich351312104539651
10Blackburn341210123942-346
11Watford341112114941845
12Bournemouth34129134451-745
13Middlesbrough351014114438644
14Huddersfield35128154546-144
15Leeds34128144749-244
16Bolton35913134650-440
17Sheff Wed34912133941-239
18Blackpool35911153049-1938
19Birmingham35910164247-537
20Doncaster3599173254-2236
21Millwall35710183262-3031
22Yeovil3478193049-1929
23Barnsley34611173159-2829
24Charlton31610152441-1728
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