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Millwall 2-0 Wigan Athletic

Martyn Waghorn is sent off for Wigan
Martyn Waghorn made 14 appearances on loan for Millwall in 2013

Millwall moved above nine-man Wigan in the relegation zone thanks to goals from Jimmy Abdou and Magaye Gueye.

Latics striker Martyn Waghorn was sent off and the hosts took advantage when Abdou headed in Dan Harding's cross.

Wigan's Jason Pearce was dismissed after sliding in on Aiden O'Brien and Millwall's Ed Upson was show red for confronting defender Pearce.

Millwall made the points safe when substitute Gueye scored his fifth goal of the season with a firm low drive.

The result means Wigan could be relegated on Saturday and moves Millwall to within four points of fourth-bottom Rotherham, who visit fellow strugglers Fulham on Wednesday.

Rotherham could be deducted three points after being charged with fielding an ineligible player.

Aiden O"Brien of Millwall FC and Emmerson Boyce of Wigan
Wigan have not won any of their last six games, losing four

Opposing players had already clashed in an ill-tempered match and Millwall's Shaun Williams went off injured in the first half after sliding into a concrete wall.

Waghorn was sent off for kicking out at Harding in the 61st minute - eight minutes after coming on as a substitute.

Millwall took advantage when Harding swung in a cross and Abdou headed home from 12 yards.

REMAINING GAMES
MillwallWigan
18 April: Cardiff (away)18 April: Brighton (home)
21 April: Blackburn (away)25 April: Wolves (home)
25 April: Derby (home)2 May: Brentford (away)
2 May: Wolves (away)

Wigan captain Pearcewas shown red after his challenge on O'Brien and he was followed almost immediately by Lions midfielder Upson for his aggressive reaction.

Millwall wrapped up the victory in stoppage time when substitute Gueye ran on to to a long ball over the top and fired past Scott Carson.

Interim Millwall manager Neil Harris:

"That was a Millwall performance. I don't condone melees but if you need a spark down at The Den you have to look after your own.

"I can see an argument for all three red cards. But it's a man's game. I can't ask for commitment, passion, tackles, and then criticise one of my players for it."

Wigan manager Gary Caldwell on the fact they could be could be nine points adrift on Wednesday:

"That's totally out of our control. We never throw in the towel at this club.

"In the first half there was one team trying to play football and one team out to rough us up.

"We let that affect us and the referee didn't control it at that time, and the game got out of hand in the second half."

Line-ups

Millwall

  • 1Forde
  • 4Cummings
  • 35Nelson
  • 16BeeversBooked at 68mins
  • 21Harding
  • 15UpsonBooked at 79mins
  • 26Abdou
  • 6WilliamsSubstituted forBaileyat 42'minutesBooked at 64mins
  • 7MartinBooked at 54minsSubstituted forGueyeat 69'minutes
  • 22O'BrienSubstituted forWoolfordat 85'minutes
  • 9GregoryBooked at 30mins

Substitutes

  • 10Bailey
  • 11Woolford
  • 12Cowan-Hall
  • 18Gueye
  • 19Fuller
  • 27Archer
  • 29Taylor-Fletcher

Wigan

  • 1Carson
  • 17Boyce
  • 4Maguire
  • 28PearceBooked at 79mins
  • 20BongBooked at 30mins
  • 36KvistSubstituted forOjoat 90+2'minutes
  • 24Perch
  • 15PennantSubstituted forChowat 81'minutes
  • 11McClean
  • 16KimBooked at 64mins
  • 32FortunéSubstituted forWaghornat 53'minutesBooked at 61mins

Substitutes

  • 7McCann
  • 18Ojo
  • 25Barnett
  • 26Al Habsi
  • 27Murphy
  • 33Waghorn
  • 39Chow
Referee:
Steve Martin
Attendance:
8,494

Match Stats

Home TeamMillwallAway TeamWigan
Possession
Home34%
Away66%
Shots
Home11
Away5
Shots on Target
Home6
Away2
Corners
Home2
Away5
Fouls
Home16
Away7

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Millwall 2, Wigan Athletic 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Millwall 2, Wigan Athletic 0.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! Millwall 2, Wigan Athletic 0. Magaye Gueye (Millwall) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Mark Beevers.

  4. Post update

    Offside, Millwall. David Forde tries a through ball, but Lee Gregory is caught offside.

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Sheyi Ojo replaces William Kvist.

  6. Post update

    Offside, Wigan Athletic. William Kvist tries a through ball, but Tim Chow is caught offside.

  7. Post update

    Gaëtan Bong (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Lee Gregory (Millwall).

  9. Post update

    Foul by Harry Maguire (Wigan Athletic).

  10. Post update

    Lee Gregory (Millwall) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Millwall. Martyn Woolford replaces Aiden O'Brien.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Mark Beevers.

  13. Post update

    Attempt blocked. James McClean (Wigan Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by William Kvist.

  14. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  15. Post update

    Delay in match Lee Gregory (Millwall) because of an injury.

  16. Post update

    Kim Bo-Kyung (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Lee Gregory (Millwall).

  18. Post update

    Attempt saved. Mark Beevers (Millwall) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Aiden O'Brien with a headed pass.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Tim Chow replaces Jermaine Pennant.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Gaëtan Bong (Wigan Athletic).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bournemouth432411890434783
2Norwich432410983443982
3Middlesbrough432491064333181
4Watford422471184483679
5Derby4321121078463275
6Ipswich4321111167491874
7Brentford432181471571471
8Wolves4320111264531171
9Blackburn421514135652459
10Nottm Forest421513146559658
11Sheff Wed431416133944-558
12Charlton431318125255-357
13Cardiff431413165258-655
14Birmingham421315145163-1254
15Leeds431410194758-1152
16Huddersfield431313175269-1752
17Bolton431311195261-950
18Reading421211194464-2047
19Brighton431016174350-746
20Fulham42129215475-2145
21Rotherham421013194264-2243
22Millwall42912213767-3039
23Wigan43812233759-2236
24Blackpool43413263487-5325
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