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Wigan Athletic 3-1 Chesterfield

Michael Jacobs
Michael Jacobs is Wigan's leading scorer with nine goals this term

First-half goals from Max Power, Reece James and Michael Jacobs gave Wigan an easy League One win over Chesterfield.

Power powered a superb 25-yard free-kick into the top corner before two goals in as many minutes.

James' shot found the roof of the net, and seconds after the restart Jacobs raced through to score.

Ollie Banks scored a late consolation for the visitors but the Latics avoided a repeat of the midweek comeback by Sheffield United to stay fifth.

Wigan manager Gary Caldwell told BBC Radio Manchester:

"We showed real hunger from the first minute.

"Everyone was hurting on Tuesday night but the players hurt the most.

"You could could see from the first minute, Tuesday night, it hurt our players and disappointed our players and they responded in the right way with a real positive performance today."

Line-ups

Wigan

  • 32JääskeläinenBooked at 90mins
  • 28Pearce
  • 20Morgan
  • 34Wabara
  • 5Daniels
  • 6Power
  • 4PerkinsBooked at 77mins
  • 29VuckicSubstituted forDaviesat 70'minutes
  • 2JamesSubstituted forChowat 85'minutes
  • 30Hiwula-MayifuilaSubstituted forWildschutat 80'minutes
  • 17Jacobs

Substitutes

  • 10Davies
  • 13Nicholls
  • 18Chow
  • 25Barnett
  • 31Wildschut
  • 33Hendry
  • 42Holt

Chesterfield

  • 1Lee
  • 19Donohue
  • 16Raglan
  • 4Hird
  • 2HerdBooked at 45minsSubstituted forTalbotat 45'minutes
  • 7GardnerSubstituted forBanksat 45'minutes
  • 5Morsy
  • 12O'NeilBooked at 35mins
  • 10O'Shea
  • 9Ebanks-BlakeSubstituted forSimonsat 65'minutes
  • 11Novak

Substitutes

  • 17Gnanduillet
  • 18Harrison
  • 20Chapman
  • 22Simons
  • 24Banks
  • 25Talbot
  • 27Maguire
Referee:
Ross Joyce
Attendance:
9,091

Match Stats

Home TeamWiganAway TeamChesterfield
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home8
Away11
Shots on Target
Home7
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away4
Fouls
Home7
Away7

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Wigan Athletic 3, Chesterfield 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Wigan Athletic 3, Chesterfield 1.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Craig Morgan.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Craig Morgan.

  5. Booking

    Jussi Jääskeläinen (Wigan Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

  6. Post update

    Jason Pearce (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Liam O'Neil (Chesterfield).

  8. Post update

    Foul by Max Power (Wigan Athletic).

  9. Post update

    Sam Morsy (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Foul by Jay O'Shea (Chesterfield).

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Tim Chow replaces Reece James.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Michael Jacobs (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Charlie Raglan.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Drew Talbot (Chesterfield) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Craig Davies (Wigan Athletic).

  17. Post update

    Oliver Banks (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jay O'Shea (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Yanic Wildschut replaces Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila.

  20. Goal!

    Goal! Wigan Athletic 3, Chesterfield 1. Oliver Banks (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Lee Novak.