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Wigan Athletic 1-0 Bradford City

Haris Vuckic
Haris Vuckic's goal was his second for Wigan since joining them on loan from Newcastle

Wigan extended their unbeaten run to 16 games as Haris Vuckic's goal gave them victory over Bradford City.

Yanic Wildschut went close early on for the Latics when he cut inside and drove a shot against the upright.

Billy Clarke failed to make contact with Jamie Proctor's dangerous cross for the visitors after the interval.

And Vuckic ensured Wigan would remain second in the table with a composed finish before Wildschut drove wide as he attempted to add a second.

Defeat cost play-off hopefuls Bradford their place in the top six, with Yorkshire rivals Barnsley winning at Fleetwood.

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Caldwell on Wigan v Bradford

Wigan manager Gary Caldwell told BBC Radio Manchester: "I think we were always the team on the front foot. They made it difficult for us.

"I thought we kept going and showed great character, great belief in what we were doing, kept passing the ball and got our reward in the end."

Line-ups

Wigan

  • 32Jääskeläinen
  • 5DanielsSubstituted forBarnettat 76'minutes
  • 20MorganBooked at 21mins
  • 22Warnock
  • 34Wabara
  • 6Power
  • 8MorsySubstituted forVuckicat 59'minutes
  • 4Perkins
  • 27ColcloughSubstituted forDaviesat 80'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 9Grigg
  • 31Wildschut

Substitutes

  • 3Kellett
  • 10Davies
  • 13Nicholls
  • 18Chow
  • 25Barnett
  • 29Vuckic
  • 33Hendry

Bradford

  • 1Williams
  • 2Darby
  • 5Clarke
  • 16Burke
  • 3Meredith
  • 29McMahon
  • 4EvansBooked at 63mins
  • 12CullenSubstituted forMarshallat 84'minutes
  • 17Reid
  • 10ClarkeSubstituted forThomasat 84'minutes
  • 19ProctorSubstituted forHansonat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Marshall
  • 9Hanson
  • 11Knott
  • 14Morris
  • 18Routis
  • 30Cracknell
  • 39Thomas
Referee:
Darren Deadman
Attendance:
10,890

Match Stats

Home TeamWiganAway TeamBradford
Possession
Home61%
Away39%
Shots
Home9
Away8
Shots on Target
Home3
Away2
Corners
Home11
Away3
Fouls
Home14
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Wigan Athletic 1, Bradford City 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Wigan Athletic 1, Bradford City 0.

Foul by Haris Vuckic (Wigan Athletic).

Stephen Darby (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

William Grigg (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Mark Marshall (Bradford City).

Stephen Warnock (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Wes Thomas (Bradford City).

Booking

Craig Davies (Wigan Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Max Power (Wigan Athletic).

Lee Evans (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Stephen Warnock (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Wes Thomas (Bradford City).

Foul by Craig Davies (Wigan Athletic).

Nathan Clarke (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Yanic Wildschut (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Wes Thomas (Bradford City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. James Hanson replaces Jamie Proctor.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Mark Marshall replaces Josh Cullen.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Wes Thomas replaces Billy Clarke.

Foul by Stephen Warnock (Wigan Athletic).

Tony McMahon (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Wigan Athletic 1, Bradford City 0. Haris Vuckic (Wigan Athletic) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Yanic Wildschut.

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Craig Davies replaces Ryan Colclough.

Attempt blocked. Billy Clarke (Bradford City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

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

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

Foul by Josh Cullen (Bradford City).

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Leon Barnett replaces Donervon Daniels.

Donervon Daniels (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tony McMahon (Bradford City).

Attempt saved. Tony McMahon (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. Josh Cullen (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Foul by Haris Vuckic (Wigan Athletic).

Tony McMahon (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Lee Evans (Bradford City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Ryan Colclough (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Kyel Reid (Bradford City).

Ryan Colclough (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Kyel Reid (Bradford City).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton37235950311974
2Wigan371814560342668
3Walsall371911757381968
4Gillingham371891064442063
5Millwall371881158431562
6Barnsley371841559481158
7Bradford371610114338558
8Coventry3715111158401856
9Southend371510124945455
10Port Vale381510134445-155
11Rochdale37159135148354
12Sheff Utd371410135248452
13Scunthorpe371410134343052
14Swindon36148145553250
15Bury371310144760-1349
16Peterborough37146176260248
17Shrewsbury37129164656-1045
18Chesterfield37126194859-1142
19Fleetwood371010174348-540
20Blackpool38108203549-1438
21Doncaster37910183851-1337
22Oldham36716133650-1437
23Crewe37612193865-2730
24Colchester37610214686-4028
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