League One
WiganWigan Athletic5ColchesterColchester United0

Wigan Athletic 5-0 Colchester United

Will Grigg
Northern Ireland international Grigg has scored five goals this season

Wigan Athletic scored four goals in the opening 33 minutes on their way to a thumping win over Colchester United.

Donervon Daniels opened the scoring, slotting in from close range after good work by Yanic Wildschut and Max Power's deflected 25-yard shot made it 2-0.

Daniels struck a third and a Will Grigg double sealed the victory.

Grigg smashed home his first and lobbed his second late on as the Latics rounded off an impressive display to move up to eighth place in League One.

Wigan boss Gary Caldwell told BBC Radio Manchester:

"We were excellent from the first minute. We had a real threat, a real attacking intent to our play and scored 3 goals in fourteen minutes.

"To win 5-0 at home and still have room for improvement can only be a good thing.

"I couldn't be happier in terms of how we played, the energy levels, the commitment - we were devastating for spells in the game."

Line-ups

Wigan

Formation 3-5-2

  • 32Jääskeläinen
  • 25Barnett
  • 20Morgan
  • 7McCann
  • 5DanielsSubstituted forLoveat 78'minutes
  • 4Perkins
  • 6Power
  • 17JacobsSubstituted forFrancisco Júniorat 61'minutes
  • 2James
  • 31WildschutSubstituted forHoltat 67'minutes
  • 9Grigg

Substitutes

  • 1O'Donnell
  • 10Davies
  • 18Chow
  • 22Francisco Júnior
  • 26Love
  • 30Hiwula-Mayifuila
  • 42Holt

Colchester

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 12Jones
  • 14Olufemi
  • 15Kent
  • 18Eastman
  • 3Briggs
  • 21Sembie-FerrisSubstituted forAmbroseat 65'minutes
  • 4EdwardsSubstituted forLapslieat 75'minutes
  • 8Gilbey
  • 31Harriott
  • 45Sordell
  • 9PorterSubstituted forMoncurat 65'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Elokobi
  • 10Moncur
  • 17Szmodics
  • 19Bonne
  • 20Lapslie
  • 28Ambrose
  • 33Parish
Referee:
Steve Martin
Attendance:
8,048

Match Stats

Home TeamWiganAway TeamColchester
Possession
Home60%
Away40%
Shots
Home14
Away8
Shots on Target
Home8
Away2
Corners
Home8
Away4
Fouls
Home15
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Wigan Athletic 5, Colchester United 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Wigan Athletic 5, Colchester United 0.

  3. Post update

    Donald Love (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Callum Harriott (Colchester United).

  5. Post update

    Attempt blocked. George Moncur (Colchester United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  6. Goal!

    Goal! Wigan Athletic 5, Colchester United 0. William Grigg (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Donald Love.

  7. Post update

    Reece James (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Alex Gilbey (Colchester United).

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Grant Holt (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Grant Holt (Wigan Athletic).

  11. Post update

    Tosin Olufemi (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Donald Love replaces Donervon Daniels.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Tom Eastman.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Colchester United. Tom Lapslie replaces Joe Edwards.

  15. Post update

    Attempt saved. Marvin Sordell (Colchester United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Leon Barnett.

  17. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Callum Harriott (Colchester United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

  18. Post update

    Attempt saved. Grant Holt (Wigan Athletic) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  19. Post update

    Francisco Júnior (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Alex Gilbey (Colchester United).