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Wigan Athletic 0-1 Huddersfield Town

Conor Coady
All three of Conor Coady's goals this season have come away from home

Huddersfield narrowly won at Wigan to condemn the Latics to their fourth defeat in five games, leaving the home side five points from safety.

Conor Coady's late strike into the top corner lit up an otherwise uneventful Championship game at the DW Stadium.

Malky Mackay's Wigan side hardly troubled Alex Smithies in the visitors' goal throughout the game.

The Terriers could have scored more, having had two chances cleared off the line in the first half.

The result meant Huddersfield moved above Bolton and Charlton into 15th place in the table, 11 points clear of the relegation zone.

Wigan's woes
Wigan have won just one game, a 2-0 victory at Leeds on Boxing Day, since October.
The 2013 FA Cup winners have taken just six points from a possible 39 in the Championship.
Malky Mackay has seen his side lose seven of the 10 Championship games they have played since he was appointed as manager in November.

A scrappy opening to the game saw Callum McManaman shoot straight into Smithies' arms early on, while at the other end Nahki Wells had an effort saved by Wigan keeper Scott Carson.

Huddersfield had two great chances to take the lead towards the end of the first half.

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Mackay on Wigan v Huddersfield

First, Wells saw his effort cleared off the line by Liam Ridgewell on 33 minutes before Mark Hudson's header from Jacob Butterfield's corner was cleared off the line, this time by Martyn Waghorn.

Wigan's best chance came just before the hour mark when James McClean, unmarked in the box, headed McManaman's cross over the bar.

Wells hit the side-netting from a narrow angle soon after while Butterfield warmed up Carson's hands with a rasping effort from 25 yards out with 15 minutes to go.

But it was former Liverpool youth player Coady who settled matters as he controlled a ball from Wells in a wide position and bent his shot into the top corner, leaving Carson with no chance.

Line-ups

Wigan

  • 1Carson
  • 24Perch
  • 25Barnett
  • 27RidgewellBooked at 53mins
  • 3A Taylor
  • 7McCannSubstituted forCowieat 56'minutes
  • 36KvistBooked at 23mins
  • 14Huws
  • 15McManamanSubstituted forDelortat 66'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 33WaghornSubstituted forFortunéat 56'minutes
  • 11McClean

Substitutes

  • 17Boyce
  • 19Cowie
  • 26Al Habsi
  • 29Forshaw
  • 32Fortuné
  • 43Cosgrove
  • 49Delort

Huddersfield

  • 1Smithies
  • 27Smith
  • 4Hudson
  • 33Lynch
  • 17Robinson
  • 10Coady
  • 2EdgarSubstituted forWallaceat 86'minutes
  • 8Butterfield
  • 7Scannell
  • 9Vaughan
  • 21WellsSubstituted forBunnat 90+3'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Dixon
  • 15Wallace
  • 18Lolley
  • 28Gobern
  • 30Bunn
  • 31Allinson
  • 45Majewski
Referee:
Steve Martin
Attendance:
12,064

Match Stats

Home TeamWiganAway TeamHuddersfield
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home20
Away13
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home9
Away4
Fouls
Home11
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Wigan Athletic 0, Huddersfield Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Wigan Athletic 0, Huddersfield Town 1.

Attempt saved. Liam Ridgewell (Wigan Athletic) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Andy Delort with a cross.

James Perch (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Harry Bunn (Huddersfield Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Harry Bunn replaces Nahki Wells.

Andrew Taylor (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Sean Scannell (Huddersfield Town).

Booking

Andy Delort (Wigan Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt missed. Leon Barnett (Wigan Athletic) header from the right side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by William Kvist.

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Jack Robinson.

Attempt missed. Leon Barnett (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Murray Wallace replaces David Edgar because of an injury.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match David Edgar (Huddersfield Town) because of an injury.

Attempt saved. Andy Delort (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Goal!

Goal! Wigan Athletic 0, Huddersfield Town 1. Conor Coady (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left to the top right corner. Assisted by Nahki Wells.

Attempt blocked. Nahki Wells (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Conor Coady.

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

Foul by Nahki Wells (Huddersfield Town).

Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Mark Hudson (Huddersfield Town).

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Tommy Smith.

Attempt blocked. Andy Delort (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Andy Delort (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Emyr Huws.

Attempt saved. Jacob Butterfield (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by James Vaughan.

Attempt saved. Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by James McClean.

Attempt blocked. Emyr Huws (Wigan Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by James Perch.

Attempt missed. William Kvist (Wigan Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by James McClean with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Jack Robinson.

Foul by Andy Delort (Wigan Athletic).

Jacob Butterfield (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Mark Hudson.

Attempt blocked. Andy Delort (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by James McClean.

Attempt missed. James Vaughan (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Sean Scannell with a headed pass.

Hand ball by Andy Delort (Wigan Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Andy Delort replaces Callum McManaman because of an injury.

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Andrew Taylor.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Callum McManaman (Wigan Athletic) because of an injury.

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As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bournemouth27156657282951
2Middlesbrough27148542182450
3Ipswich27148546271950
4Brentford2715484436849
5Derby26146648252348
6Watford27145856312547
7Wolves2712873133-244
8Norwich27127850341643
9Sheff Wed2691072123-237
10Blackburn269983635136
11Birmingham269893139-835
12Nottm Forest2781093739-234
13Cardiff2797113640-434
14Fulham27104134047-734
15Huddersfield2797113545-1034
16Bolton2696112933-433
17Charlton2761472434-1032
18Reading2686123142-1130
19Brighton27611103035-529
20Leeds2778122838-1029
21Rotherham26511102133-1226
22Millwall2658132544-1923
23Wigan2749142636-1021
24Blackpool2738162150-2917
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