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Oldham Athletic 1-1 Wigan Athletic

Dominic Poleon scored his first goal of the season to earn Oldham a point at home to 10-man Wigan.

After home debutant Michael Higdon hit the post, Wigan took the lead thanks to Max Power's 30-yard strike - his first goal for the club.

Wigan were reduced to 10 men when Jordan Flores kicked out at Jay Fulton after the Oldham midfielder's tackle.

Oldham, under the interim management of David Dunn, levelled when Higdon knocked down for Poleon to score.

The draw leaves Dunn's side one point and one place above the League One relegation places, while Wigan are two points off the play-off places in ninth.

Oldham manager David Dunn told BBC Radio Manchester:

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Dunn on Oldham v Wigan

"I thought we deserved the point, a little bit disappointed that we didn't come away with all three points.

"Wigan are a good side and they'll be right up there at the end of the season.

"After the two games I've had, I'm disappointed today a little bit, especially with going against 10 men late on, I thought we could have maybe capitalised a little bit but it wasn't to be."

Wigan manager Gary Caldwell told BBC Radio Manchester:

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Caldwell on Oldham v Wigan

"We had to defend. I'd have liked to be have been better on the ball with 10 men.

"I thought we could have still caused them problems with 10 men.

"We got a bit anxious and started clearing it rather than passing it."

Line-ups

Oldham

  • 13Cornell
  • 4Dieng
  • 5Wilson
  • 16Burn
  • 2BrownBooked at 90mins
  • 6KellyBooked at 11minsSubstituted forPoleonat 59'minutes
  • 32Fulton
  • 7Croft
  • 8JonesBooked at 45mins
  • 10PhilliskirkSubstituted forYeatesat 68'minutes
  • 34Higdon

Substitutes

  • 1Coleman
  • 9Poleon
  • 15Winchester
  • 20Wilson
  • 22Yeates
  • 23Stankevicius
  • 24Eckersley

Wigan

  • 1O'Donnell
  • 28PearceSubstituted forKellettat 86'minutes
  • 25Barnett
  • 4Perkins
  • 5DanielsBooked at 43mins
  • 2James
  • 6PowerSubstituted forChowat 81'minutes
  • 7McCann
  • 17Jacobs
  • 15FloresBooked at 70mins
  • 30Hiwula-MayifuilaSubstituted forOdelusiat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Kellett
  • 9Grigg
  • 11Odelusi
  • 18Chow
  • 24Murray
  • 32Jääskeläinen
  • 33Hendry
Referee:
Darren Handley
Attendance:
5,482

Match Stats

Home TeamOldhamAway TeamWigan
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home10
Away6
Shots on Target
Home3
Away5
Corners
Home5
Away5
Fouls
Home19
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Oldham Athletic 1, Wigan Athletic 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Oldham Athletic 1, Wigan Athletic 1.

Attempt missed. Dominic Poleon (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

Foul by Michael Higdon (Oldham Athletic).

Chris McCann (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Booking

Connor Brown (Oldham Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Connor Brown (Oldham Athletic).

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

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Leon Barnett.

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Andy Kellett replaces Jason Pearce.

Foul by James Wilson (Oldham Athletic).

Sanmi Odelusi (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Tim Chow replaces Max Power.

Attempt blocked. Mark Yeates (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Michael Higdon (Oldham Athletic).

Leon Barnett (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by James Wilson (Oldham Athletic).

Leon Barnett (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Max Power.

Attempt missed. Dominic Poleon (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Goal!

Goal! Oldham Athletic 1, Wigan Athletic 1. Dominic Poleon (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the top left corner. Assisted by Jay Fulton.

Attempt blocked. Michael Jones (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

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

Dismissal

Jordan Flores (Wigan Athletic) is shown the red card.

Jay Fulton (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jordan Flores (Wigan Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Mark Yeates replaces Danny Philliskirk.

Attempt missed. Dominic Poleon (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Reece James.

Chris McCann (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jay Fulton (Oldham Athletic).

Attempt missed. Michael Jones (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

Michael Higdon (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jason Pearce (Wigan Athletic).

Foul by Chris McCann (Wigan Athletic).

Jay Fulton (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Dominic Poleon replaces Liam Kelly.

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by James Wilson.

Donervon Daniels (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Michael Higdon (Oldham Athletic).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton9702127521
2Walsall9531156918
3Gillingham9522148617
4Coventry95131610616
5Bury94411713416
6Sheff Utd95131714316
7Rochdale9423128414
8Barnsley94231312114
9Wigan94231211114
10Colchester93421517-213
11Millwall94141214-213
12Port Vale93331110112
13Southend933399012
14Peterborough93241413111
15Chesterfield93241313011
16Shrewsbury932499011
17Swindon93241415-111
18Bradford9243913-410
19Fleetwood9234131309
20Oldham9162812-49
21Scunthorpe9225812-48
22Doncaster9144511-67
23Crewe9135916-76
24Blackpool9126617-115
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