League One
FleetwoodFleetwood Town1WiganWigan Athletic3

Two late goals saw Wigan sink struggling Fleetwood and move up to fifth in League One.

The Latics took the lead when Andy Kellett's dragged effort bobbled under Fleetwood keeper Chris Maxwell.

Wigan struck the bar twice before Antoni Sarcevic levelled for Fleetwood from the penalty spot.

Jordy Hiwula converted a parried shot by fellow substitute Yanic Wildschut, before Michael Jacobs slotted home to secure victory for Wigan.

Wigan manager Gary Caldwell told BBC Radio Manchester:

"I thought we played well. It was very difficult conditions in the first-half and I thought without creating too many chances we were very much in control.

"Second-half, against a really strong wind, we managed to create two great opportunities.

"The players never know when they're down and they keep fighting and came back to win convincingly in the end."

Line-ups

Fleetwood

  • 1Maxwell
  • 2McLaughlin
  • 6PondBooked at 58mins
  • 47DavisBooked at 71mins
  • 7BellBooked at 54mins
  • 18Sarcevic
  • 5JónssonSubstituted forGrantat 86'minutes
  • 8RyanBooked at 60mins
  • 27HaughtonSubstituted forHunterat 62'minutes
  • 23BallSubstituted forProctorat 74'minutes
  • 39Fosu-Henry

Substitutes

  • 9Proctor
  • 12Hornby-Forbes
  • 14Grant
  • 22Hunter
  • 28Sowerby
  • 40Gogic
  • 46Teixeira

Wigan

  • 32Jääskeläinen
  • 5Daniels
  • 20MorganBooked at 57mins
  • 28Pearce
  • 26LoveBooked at 56minsSubstituted forMcCannat 67'minutes
  • 4Perkins
  • 6PowerBooked at 18mins
  • 3KellettSubstituted forWildschutat 79'minutes
  • 2JamesSubstituted forHiwula-Mayifuilaat 80'minutesBooked at 84mins
  • 9GriggBooked at 89mins
  • 17Jacobs

Substitutes

  • 7McCann
  • 10Davies
  • 13Nicholls
  • 25Barnett
  • 29Vuckic
  • 30Hiwula-Mayifuila
  • 31Wildschut
Referee:
Carl Boyeson
Attendance:
4,232

Match Stats

Home TeamFleetwoodAway TeamWigan
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home8
Away11
Shots on Target
Home5
Away6
Corners
Home9
Away7
Fouls
Home15
Away18

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Fleetwood Town 1, Wigan Athletic 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Fleetwood Town 1, Wigan Athletic 3.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Foul by David Perkins (Wigan Athletic).

  5. Post update

    Tarique Fosu-Henry (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ashley Hunter (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

  7. Goal!

    Goal! Fleetwood Town 1, Wigan Athletic 3. Michael Jacobs (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by William Grigg.

  8. Post update

    William Grigg (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Nathan Pond (Fleetwood Town).

  10. Post update

    Hand ball by Jamie Proctor (Fleetwood Town).

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Michael Jacobs (Wigan Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

  12. Booking

    William Grigg (Wigan Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

  13. Post update

    William Grigg (Wigan Athletic) has gone down, but that's a dive.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Conor McLaughlin (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right following a corner.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Bobby Grant replaces Eggert Jónsson.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Chris McCann.

  17. Post update

    Max Power (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Amari'i Bell (Fleetwood Town).

  19. Booking

    Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila (Wigan Athletic) is shown the yellow card for excessive celebration.

  20. Goal!

    Goal! Fleetwood Town 1, Wigan Athletic 2. Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner.