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Chesterfield 2-3 Wigan Athletic

Leon Barnett
Leon Barnett scored for both sides in the second half

Substitute Jordy Hiwula grabbed a 90th-minute winner as Wigan Athletic scored three goals in the final nine minutes to fight back from 2-0 down and beat Chesterfield in a compelling match.

Dan Gardner's fabulous 30-yard strike put the Spireites ahead and Leon Barnett's own goal put them in control.

But Barnett's fine low shot and a Craig Davies penalty levelled things.

And, as the Wigan pressure grew, Hiwula stole the points when he scored with a coolly-taken right-foot strike.

The victory, which puts Wigan level with their hosts on 10 points, looked a near impossibility as the hosts seized control after a goalless first half.

The Latics were on top before the interval but trailed when Gardner cut in from the left flank and crashed a superb shot high into the net.

Barnett's bizarre headed own goal looked like deciding the match, but he made amends when he netted at the right end on 81 minutes.

And, after Davies scored from the spot following Sam Hird's foul on Chris McCann, Hiwula's strike ensured a first away league win of the season for Wigan.

Wigan manager Gary Caldwell told BBC Radio Manchester:

"Crazy game. I thought we deserved to be in front before they scored but in the second half we just had a crazy 10 minutes.

"Character and desire is something you need in any successful football team. The way they played in the last 15 to 20 minutes was phenomenal and we deserved to win at the end.

"I'd look like Graham Barrow, with grey hair, if we keep doing that so that's not how we want to win games.

"But at times you need to have the desire to keep going. We're going to need that throughout the season."

Line-ups

Chesterfield

  • 1Lee
  • 12O'NeilSubstituted forRaglanat 43'minutes
  • 4Hird
  • 6Evatt
  • 3Jones
  • 24BanksBooked at 36mins
  • 5Morsy
  • 28AriyibiSubstituted forHumphreysat 82'minutes
  • 10O'Shea
  • 7Gardner
  • 11NovakSubstituted forGnanduilletat 58'minutes

Substitutes

  • 15Humphreys
  • 16Raglan
  • 17Gnanduillet
  • 18Harrison
  • 19Donohue
  • 26Dieseruvwe
  • 32Cairns

Wigan

  • 1O'Donnell
  • 5DanielsSubstituted forMcCannat 59'minutes
  • 28Pearce
  • 25Barnett
  • 6Power
  • 4Perkins
  • 24MurraySubstituted forKellettat 79'minutes
  • 2James
  • 17Jacobs
  • 29VuckicSubstituted forHiwula-Mayifuilaat 60'minutes
  • 10Davies

Substitutes

  • 3Kellett
  • 7McCann
  • 11Odelusi
  • 15Flores
  • 18Chow
  • 30Hiwula-Mayifuila
  • 32Jääskeläinen
Referee:
Mark Brown
Attendance:
7,145

Match Stats

Home TeamChesterfieldAway TeamWigan
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home11
Away16
Shots on Target
Home3
Away8
Corners
Home5
Away3
Fouls
Home9
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Chesterfield 2, Wigan Athletic 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Chesterfield 2, Wigan Athletic 3.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Richard O'Donnell (Wigan Athletic) because of an injury.

Attempt saved. Jay O'Shea (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Jason Pearce.

Goal!

Goal! Chesterfield 2, Wigan Athletic 3. Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Armand Gnanduillet (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Goal!

Goal! Chesterfield 2, Wigan Athletic 2. Craig Davies (Wigan Athletic) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Penalty conceded by Sam Hird (Chesterfield) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Wigan Athletic. Chris McCann draws a foul in the penalty area.

Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila (Wigan Athletic) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

Attempt saved. Michael Jacobs (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Ritchie Humphreys (Chesterfield).

Andy Kellett (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Sam Hird (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Craig Davies (Wigan Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Ritchie Humphreys replaces Gboly Ariyibi.

Goal!

Goal! Chesterfield 2, Wigan Athletic 1. Leon Barnett (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner.

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Sam Hird.

Attempt saved. Craig Davies (Wigan Athletic) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Andy Kellett replaces Sean Murray.

Attempt saved. Craig Davies (Wigan Athletic) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Sam Hird (Chesterfield) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Reece James (Wigan Athletic).

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Max Power.

Goal!

Own Goal by Leon Barnett, Wigan Athletic. Chesterfield 2, Wigan Athletic 0.

Gboly Ariyibi (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by David Perkins (Wigan Athletic).

Attempt missed. Dan Gardner (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Goal!

Goal! Chesterfield 1, Wigan Athletic 0. Dan Gardner (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Armand Gnanduillet following a set piece situation.

Armand Gnanduillet (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Michael Jacobs (Wigan Athletic).

Attempt missed. Craig Davies (Wigan Athletic) left footed shot from very close range is just a bit too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila replaces Haris Vuckic.

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Chris McCann replaces Donervon Daniels.

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Armand Gnanduillet replaces Lee Novak.

Attempt missed. Craig Davies (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Sam Morsy (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt blocked. Dan Gardner (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Gillingham6420113814
2Walsall6411114713
3Sheff Utd540195412
4Burton540174312
5Rochdale632193611
6Swindon6321128411
7Coventry5311126610
8Chesterfield631297210
9Wigan631276110
10Fleetwood622210828
11Bradford622268-28
12Bury6141111107
13Oldham61415507
14Barnsley6213610-47
15Port Vale51316426
16Southend613257-26
17Doncaster613235-26
18Shrewsbury612368-25
19Scunthorpe612358-35
20Peterborough6114611-54
21Millwall5113410-64
22Blackpool6114412-84
23Colchester5032510-53
24Crewe6024612-62
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