League One
Sheff UtdSheffield United0WiganWigan Athletic2
Will Grigg
Will Grigg has won seven caps for Northern Ireland

Wigan moved up to third in League One after victory at Sheffield United.

Will Grigg gave the Latics a second-half lead from the penalty spot after Yanic Wildschut went down under a challenge from Chris Basham in the box.

Debutant Conor McAleney got the second, five days after his loan move from Premier League side Everton.

He fired a low drive past George Long, before Grigg missed a second penalty with 16 minutes, left after Chris McCann was tripped by Paul Coutts.

Wigan manager Gary Caldwell told BBC Radio Manchester:

"Coming to a big stadium like this in front of a big home crowd, we showed that we are a good football team.

"We can play possession, we can cause you problems with that and once we get in front we're a real threat in the counter-attack.

"Everything about the game, I was happy with.

"There's obviously some areas that we can and will improve on but in terms of all-round performance, both attacking and defensively, I thought it was the best of the season."

Line-ups

Sheff Utd

  • 25Long
  • 5Brayford
  • 34Edgar
  • 15Collins
  • 19McEveley
  • 8Coutts
  • 35HammondBooked at 71mins
  • 6BashamSubstituted forDoneat 70'minutes
  • 11BaxterSubstituted forCampbell-Ryceat 77'minutes
  • 18SammonSubstituted forAdamsat 45'minutes
  • 10SharpBooked at 79mins

Substitutes

  • 1Howard
  • 7Flynn
  • 14Done
  • 17Woolford
  • 20Campbell-Ryce
  • 22Reed
  • 29Adams

Wigan

  • 32Jääskeläinen
  • 5Daniels
  • 20Morgan
  • 28Pearce
  • 7McCann
  • 6Power
  • 4Perkins
  • 8Morsy
  • 31Wildschut
  • 9GriggSubstituted forDaviesat 77'minutes
  • 24McAlenySubstituted forWabaraat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Kellett
  • 10Davies
  • 13Nicholls
  • 18Chow
  • 27Colclough
  • 29Vuckic
  • 34Wabara
Referee:
Steve Martin
Attendance:
20,304

Match Stats

Home TeamSheff UtdAway TeamWigan
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home12
Away11
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away4
Fouls
Home15
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Sheffield United 0, Wigan Athletic 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Sheffield United 0, Wigan Athletic 2.

  3. Post update

    Foul by John Brayford (Sheffield United).

  4. Post update

    Yanic Wildschut (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  5. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Matt Done (Sheffield United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  6. Post update

    Paul Coutts (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Max Power (Wigan Athletic).

  8. Post update

    Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Jay McEveley.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Dean Hammond (Sheffield United).

  10. Post update

    Max Power (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Che Adams (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Chris McCann.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Chris McCann.

  14. Booking

    Billy Sharp (Sheffield United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

    Foul by Billy Sharp (Sheffield United).

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Craig Davies replaces William Grigg.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Sheffield United. Jamal Campbell-Ryce replaces Jose Baxter.

  19. Post update

    Penalty saved! William Grigg (Wigan Athletic) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the top left corner.

  20. Post update

    Penalty conceded by Paul Coutts (Sheffield United) after a foul in the penalty area.

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