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Port Vale 3-2 Wigan Athletic

Uche Ikpeazu
Summer signing Uche Ikpeazu has three goals in six League One games for Port Vale

Uche Ikpeazu's injury-time strike earned Port Vale victory in a pulsating game against Wigan.

Anthony Grant's blistering shot put Vale ahead and they led 2-0 after the break when Louis Dodds smashed the ball home from eight yards.

A powerful Chris McCann strike and Leon Barnett's header drew the Latics level.

But after Barnett was sent off for a professional foul with two minutes left, Ikpeazu's fourth goal of the season won the points for Vale.

Wigan manager Gary Caldwell told BBC Radio Manchester:

"You can't expect to come back from 2-0 down away from home and do miraculous things like we did last week - it's just not going to happen, football's not like that.

"We have to be braver from the start, we have to be better from the start and we have to improve.

"I think at times we defended very well - but you can't keep defending free-kicks and corners and putting yourselves under pressure against teams like this or you'll be punished."

Line-ups

Port Vale

  • 21Alnwick
  • 2Purkiss
  • 6Duffy
  • 4Streete
  • 3Dickinson
  • 19MooreBooked at 12mins
  • 42GrantBooked at 68mins
  • 11FoleySubstituted forMcCourtat 86'minutesBooked at 87mins
  • 27Andoh
  • 9IkpeazuSubstituted forDanielat 90+2'minutes
  • 10Dodds

Substitutes

  • 7Birchall
  • 12Johnson
  • 14Daniel
  • 20Leitch-Smith
  • 22Lloyd
  • 25McCourt
  • 26Inniss

Wigan

  • 1O'Donnell
  • 5DanielsSubstituted forKellettat 42'minutes
  • 28Pearce
  • 25BarnettBooked at 88mins
  • 4PerkinsBooked at 85mins
  • 26KennyBooked at 60mins
  • 17Jacobs
  • 7McCann
  • 2JamesSubstituted forGriggat 66'minutes
  • 10Davies
  • 29VuckicSubstituted forHiwula-Mayifuilaat 41'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Kellett
  • 6Power
  • 9Grigg
  • 11Odelusi
  • 30Hiwula-Mayifuila
  • 32Jääskeläinen
  • 33Hendry
Referee:
Mark Haywood
Attendance:
5,953

Match Stats

Home TeamPort ValeAway TeamWigan
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home11
Away8
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home7
Away5
Fouls
Home12
Away7

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Port Vale 3, Wigan Athletic 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Port Vale 3, Wigan Athletic 2.

  3. Post update

    Jason Pearce (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Colin Daniel (Port Vale).

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Port Vale. Colin Daniel replaces Uche Ikpeazu.

  6. Goal!

    Goal! Port Vale 3, Wigan Athletic 2. Uche Ikpeazu (Port Vale) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

  7. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jak McCourt (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  8. Dismissal

    Leon Barnett (Wigan Athletic) is shown the red card.

  9. Booking

    Jak McCourt (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Port Vale. Jak McCourt replaces Sam Foley.

  11. Booking

    David Perkins (Wigan Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  12. Post update

    Carl Dickinson (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  13. Post update

    Foul by David Perkins (Wigan Athletic).

  14. Goal!

    Goal! Port Vale 2, Wigan Athletic 2. Leon Barnett (Wigan Athletic) header from the centre of the box to the top left corner following a corner.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Carl Dickinson.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Carl Dickinson.

  17. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is blocked.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ben Purkiss (Port Vale) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Richard O'Donnell.

  20. Post update

    Attempt saved. Louis Dodds (Port Vale) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.