League One
WiganWigan Athletic1SwindonSwindon Town0

Wigan Athletic 1-0 Swindon Town

Francisco Junior
Francisco Junior made his only Everton appearance in the League Cup in 2012

Francisco Junior's injury-time winner gave high-flying Wigan a scrappy League One win over struggling Swindon.

Town twice went close early on as Anton Rodgers fired wide when well-placed and Ben Gladwin's shot hit the post.

But Athletic had the better of the game, Will Grigg having a shot cleared off the line, and Swindon keeper Lawrence Vigouroux denying Reece James.

And when Vigouroux failed to clear, Everton loanee Junior prodded home from close range to keep Wigan fifth.

Wigan manager Gary Caldwell told BBC Radio Manchester:

"You don't think the goal's going to come but it is not the first time we have done it.

"It is no coincidence as this group of players keep going right until the very end and ask questions of teams. They keep pushing.

"We got what we deserved in the end as we threw everything at them in the second half."

Line-ups

Wigan

Formation 3-5-2

  • 32Jääskeläinen
  • 5Daniels
  • 20Morgan
  • 7McCannBooked at 78mins
  • 26Love
  • 4Perkins
  • 6PowerSubstituted forFrancisco Júniorat 54'minutesBooked at 66mins
  • 17JacobsSubstituted forCowieat 69'minutes
  • 2James
  • 9Grigg
  • 31WildschutSubstituted forDaviesat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1O'Donnell
  • 8Cowie
  • 10Davies
  • 18Chow
  • 22Francisco Júnior
  • 25Barnett
  • 29Vuckic

Swindon

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1VigourouxBooked at 90mins
  • 27Barry
  • 29Rossi Branco
  • 34El-Abd
  • 6Turnbull
  • 8Kasim
  • 26RodgersSubstituted forThompsonat 60'minutes
  • 32Ojamaa
  • 10AjoseSubstituted forObikaat 60'minutes
  • 17GladwinBooked at 88mins
  • 15BrophySubstituted forRobertat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Ormonde-Ottewill
  • 4Robert
  • 18Thompson
  • 19Balmy
  • 20Obika
  • 24Hylton
  • 25Belford
Referee:
Nigel Miller
Attendance:
8,466

Match Stats

Home TeamWiganAway TeamSwindon
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home19
Away6
Shots on Target
Home7
Away0
Corners
Home8
Away2
Fouls
Home8
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Wigan Athletic 1, Swindon Town 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Wigan Athletic 1, Swindon Town 0.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! Wigan Athletic 1, Swindon Town 0. Francisco Júnior (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

  4. Booking

    Lawrence Vigouroux (Swindon Town) is shown the yellow card.

  5. Post update

    Don Cowie (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Ben Gladwin (Swindon Town).

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Henrik Ojamaa (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Louis Thompson.

  10. Booking

    Ben Gladwin (Swindon Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Foul by Ben Gladwin (Swindon Town).

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ben Gladwin (Swindon Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the left following a set piece situation.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Craig Davies (Wigan Athletic).

  15. Post update

    Raphael Rossi Branco (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by David Perkins (Wigan Athletic).

  17. Post update

    Yaser Kasim (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Chris McCann (Wigan Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

    Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Bradley Barry.