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Wigan Athletic 4-1 Southend United

Will Grigg
Grigg (right) has scored 23 league goals for Wigan Athletic this season.

League One leaders Wigan Athletic thumped Southend United to all-but seal their promotion to the Championship.

The Latics opened the scoring through Chris McCann before Will Grigg added a second after Yanic Wildschut hit the post and Grigg scored the rebound.

Grigg then slotted home for his second and Michael Jacobs fired into the top right-hand corner for Wigan's fourth.

The Seasiders got a goal back when Wigan captain Craig Morgan turned the ball into his own net.

Wigan sit on 84 points at the top of League One, nine points clear of Walsall who have three games left and three points ahead of second-placed Burton who have two games remaining.

However, the Latics have a far superior goal difference compared to their rivals.

Line-ups

Wigan

Formation 4-3-3

  • 32Jääskeläinen
  • 22Warnock
  • 28Pearce
  • 20Morgan
  • 5Daniels
  • 7McCann
  • 4Perkins
  • 6PowerSubstituted forMorsyat 76'minutes
  • 31Wildschut
  • 9GriggSubstituted forVuckicat 76'minutes
  • 17JacobsSubstituted forMcAlenyat 65'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Morsy
  • 11Odelusi
  • 13Nicholls
  • 24McAleny
  • 25Barnett
  • 29Vuckic
  • 34Wabara

Southend

Formation 4-4-2

  • 13Smith
  • 3Coker
  • 5Thompson
  • 26Barrett
  • 2White
  • 7WorrallBooked at 54mins
  • 22DeeganBooked at 57minsSubstituted forMcLaughlinat 59'minutes
  • 18Leonard
  • 12Atkinson
  • 20McQueenSubstituted forPayneat 41'minutes
  • 19BarnettSubstituted forMooneyat 41'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Bentley
  • 9Mooney
  • 10Payne
  • 14Hurst
  • 17McLaughlin
  • 25Kamara
  • 43Malarczyk
Referee:
Darren England
Attendance:
10,021

Match Stats

Home TeamWiganAway TeamSouthend
Possession
Home62%
Away38%
Shots
Home18
Away2
Shots on Target
Home8
Away0
Corners
Home4
Away5
Fouls
Home8
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Wigan Athletic 4, Southend United 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Wigan Athletic 4, Southend United 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Sam Morsy (Wigan Athletic).

  4. Post update

    Jack Payne (Southend United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Jussi Jääskeläinen.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Ben Coker.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Conor McAleny (Wigan Athletic) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Jason Pearce.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Craig Morgan (Wigan Athletic).

  10. Post update

    Will Atkinson (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Foul by Will Atkinson (Southend United).

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Haris Vuckic replaces William Grigg.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Sam Morsy replaces Max Power.

  15. Goal!

    Own Goal by Craig Morgan, Wigan Athletic. Wigan Athletic 4, Southend United 1.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. William Grigg (Wigan Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Foul by Stephen McLaughlin (Southend United).

  19. Post update

    Foul by Yanic Wildschut (Wigan Athletic).

  20. Post update

    John White (Southend United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wigan442315677413684
2Burton442491155361981
3Millwall442291368482075
4Walsall4321121061471475
5Bradford4421111252401274
6Barnsley442171664511370
7Gillingham4419121369521769
8Scunthorpe4419111457471068
9Sheff Utd441812146354966
10Rochdale441811156458665
11Port Vale441811155652465
12Coventry4417121562481463
13Southend441611175660-459
14Peterborough44176217369457
15Bury441512175368-1557
16Swindon441510195969-1055
17Oldham441218144453-954
18Chesterfield44148225568-1350
19Shrewsbury431311195470-1650
20Fleetwood441115184953-448
21Blackpool441210223954-1546
22Doncaster441112214761-1445
23Colchester44912235495-4139
24Crewe44613254380-3731
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