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Wigan Athletic 2-1 Fleetwood Town

Wigan continued their recent resurgent form with goals in each half to overcome Fleetwood Town.

On his full debut, Jordan Flores fired home inside the area after Fleetwood failed to clear Michael Jacobs' cross.

Flores then set up Jacobs to turn home from close range, before Tyler Hornby-Forbes' strike gave the Cod Army hope.

Fleetwood striker David Ball hit the post late on after Sanmi Odelusi wasted a one-on-one chance to secure the points for the Latics.

Wigan manager Gary Caldwell told BBC Radio Manchester:

"I don't think we can take away from the first 55 minutes to an hour - I thought we were excellent.

"We passed the ball very well, gave them lots of problems in midfield with our shape and controlled the game.

"At 2-0 the game is never over and we can't allow teams back into the game like we did."

Line-ups

Wigan

  • 1O'Donnell
  • 26KennyBooked at 72mins
  • 28Pearce
  • 5Daniels
  • 4Perkins
  • 2James
  • 6PowerSubstituted forChowat 79'minutes
  • 7McCannBooked at 85mins
  • 17Jacobs
  • 15FloresSubstituted forKellettat 68'minutes
  • 30Hiwula-MayifuilaSubstituted forOdelusiat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Kellett
  • 11Odelusi
  • 16Jennings
  • 18Chow
  • 24Murray
  • 32Jääskeläinen
  • 33Hendry

Fleetwood

  • 1Maxwell
  • 4Jordan
  • 5JónssonSubstituted forHaughtonat 55'minutes
  • 15Nirennold
  • 8RyanBooked at 33mins
  • 12Hornby-Forbes
  • 14Grant
  • 18Sarcevic
  • 7BellBooked at 90mins
  • 10MattSubstituted forBallat 55'minutes
  • 9ProctorSubstituted forMcManusat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Della Verde
  • 17McManus
  • 23Ball
  • 25Cartwright
  • 27Haughton
  • 28Sowerby
  • 41Arestidou
Referee:
Fred Graham
Attendance:
8,603

Match Stats

Home TeamWiganAway TeamFleetwood
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home10
Away10
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home9
Away4
Fouls
Home12
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Wigan Athletic 2, Fleetwood Town 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Wigan Athletic 2, Fleetwood Town 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. David Ball (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Jonjoe Kenny.

  5. Booking

    Amari'i Bell (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  6. Post update

    Michael Jacobs (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Amari'i Bell (Fleetwood Town).

  8. Post update

    Foul by Michael Jacobs (Wigan Athletic).

  9. Post update

    Amari'i Bell (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Bobby Grant (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Michael Jacobs (Wigan Athletic).

  12. Post update

    Amari'i Bell (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  13. Booking

    Chris McCann (Wigan Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Chris McCann (Wigan Athletic).

  15. Post update

    David Ball (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Sanmi Odelusi (Wigan Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Declan McManus replaces Jamie Proctor.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Sanmi Odelusi replaces Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila.

  19. Post update

    Hand ball by Antoni Sarcevic (Fleetwood Town).

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Tim Chow replaces Max Power.