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Wigan Athletic 1-0 Shrewsbury Town

Alex Revell's first goal for Wigan Athletic earned a narrow third win in a row at home to Shrewsbury Town.

Revell brought a poor game to life on 36 minutes when he headed in Yanic Wildschut's cross from close range.

The Latics might have then doubled their advantage moments later, but Tim Chow could only volley past the post.

Shrewsbury went closest through on-loan Sulley Kaikai, but his effort was well saved by Jussi Jaaskelainen as the Latics went 11 league games unbeaten.

Micky Mellon's Shrewsbury are now just one point clear of trouble in 20th, going into Tuesday night's trip to Sheffield United.

Wigan Athletic boss Gary Caldwell told BBC Radio Manchester:

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Caldwell on Wigan v Shrewsbury

"It's another big win for us. We expect that every week now. We know the competition in this league is fierce.

"We know we'll get teams that come and ask us a lot of questions and put us under a lot of pressure.

Shrewsbury Town manager Micky Mellon told BBC Radio Shropshire:

"In terms of fight, honesty and all the brilliant qualities you want from your players, we were faultless. We come away very disappointed that we haven't got anything.

"We lacked the cutting edge in the final third but, given the level of players Wigan are bringing on, it's different quality.

"As a group of fans, they were fantastic - they really helped drive the boys on. More than 800 have travelled and we're very sorry that we couldn't send them home with a victory."

Line-ups

Wigan

  • 32Jääskeläinen
  • 5Daniels
  • 20Morgan
  • 7McCannBooked at 29mins
  • 18ChowSubstituted forPearceat 83'minutes
  • 4PerkinsBooked at 58mins
  • 6Power
  • 17JacobsSubstituted forGriggat 14'minutes
  • 2James
  • 12RevellSubstituted forDaviesat 77'minutes
  • 31Wildschut

Substitutes

  • 1O'Donnell
  • 8Cowie
  • 9Grigg
  • 10Davies
  • 22Francisco Júnior
  • 25Barnett
  • 28Pearce

Shrewsbury

  • 1Leutwiler
  • 5GrandisonBooked at 34mins
  • 13Gerrard
  • 4Whitbread
  • 3SadlerBooked at 76mins
  • 17Ogogo
  • 11Kaikai
  • 6BlackSubstituted forLawrenceat 58'minutes
  • 29Cole
  • 12BrownSubstituted forVernonat 51'minutesBooked at 75mins
  • 9CollinsSubstituted forBarnettat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Lawrence
  • 10Whalley
  • 16Vernon
  • 19McAlinden
  • 23Barnett
  • 25Burton
  • 31Smith
Referee:
Darren Deadman
Attendance:
8,803

Match Stats

Home TeamWiganAway TeamShrewsbury
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home10
Away5
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home12
Away4
Fouls
Home9
Away5

Live Text

Match ends, Wigan Athletic 1, Shrewsbury Town 0.

Full Time

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

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Mat Sadler.

Foul by Craig Davies (Wigan Athletic).

Larnell Cole (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Max Power (Wigan Athletic).

Zak Whitbread (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Sullay Kaikai (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Jayson Leutwiler.

Attempt saved. Max Power (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Attempt saved. Chris McCann (Wigan Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

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

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Anthony Gerrard.

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Anthony Gerrard.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Craig Morgan.

Foul by Reece James (Wigan Athletic).

Liam Lawrence (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Jason Pearce replaces Tim Chow.

Foul by Tim Chow (Wigan Athletic).

Sullay Kaikai (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Tyrone Barnett replaces James Collins.

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Craig Davies replaces Alex Revell.

Booking

Mat Sadler (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Tim Chow (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Mat Sadler (Shrewsbury Town).

Booking

Scott Vernon (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Yanic Wildschut (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Scott Vernon (Shrewsbury Town).

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Reece James.

Attempt saved. Sullay Kaikai (Shrewsbury Town) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Donervon Daniels (Wigan Athletic) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Zak Whitbread.

Attempt missed. Yanic Wildschut (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt missed. Max Power (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Liam Lawrence.

Foul by Alex Revell (Wigan Athletic).

Zak Whitbread (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Jermaine Grandison.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Liam Lawrence replaces Ian Black because of an injury.

Booking

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Coventry18114336191737
2Gillingham18104435231234
3Walsall1796229151433
4Wigan1896329181133
5Burton1710251614232
6Bury188643027330
7Bradford188642118330
8Millwall178452824428
9Peterborough1883739291027
10Southend187652020027
11Sheff Utd187562925426
12Port Vale187562321226
13Rochdale186662220224
14Scunthorpe187292222023
15Chesterfield187292528-323
16Doncaster185581524-920
17Colchester185582741-1420
18Oldham1831052026-619
19Fleetwood1853102527-218
20Shrewsbury1752101924-517
21Barnsley1852112230-817
22Swindon1844102333-1016
23Blackpool1844101526-1116
24Crewe1834111531-1613
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